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Daniel Tepfer

Judge fines civil rights lawyer

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BRIDGEPORT – A Danbury civil rights lawyer was fined by a federal judge for lying in in a lawsuit that claimed Bridgeport city officials have a policy against hiring African-American lawyers. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer threw out Josephine Smalls Miller’s discrimination lawsuit against the city and fined her $1,500. He also referred the case […] [Read More]
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Accused arsonist goes berserk in courtroom

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BRIDGEPORT – A Brookfield woman, accused of setting her mother’s Stratford home on fire, went berserk in the courtroom Wednesday threatening vengeance against one of the prosecutor’s witnesses and vowing she would be free after the judge ordered her held in lieu of $1 million bond. “I’m getting out and I’m going to get that […] [Read More]
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Police: Couple went on crime spree

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BRIDGEPORT – A Weston couple are suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of antiques, guns and household items from dozens of homes and storage units in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Westport, Redding, Wilton and Weston, police said. Kathleen Falcone, 33, and her boyfriend, Joshua Bamman, 38, were arrested by police here earlier this week […] [Read More]
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Jury orders Danbury Hospital to pay $12 mil

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DANBURY – A Superior Court jury Friday ordered Danbury Hospital to pay $12 million to a Redding woman who claimed surgeons botched her hernia operation. The six-member jury deliberated about four hours before finding the hospital negligent for the injuries caused to 65-year-old Vivian Gagliano. It is believed to be the largest malpractice verdict against […] [Read More]
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Police: Student brought cocaine to prom

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MONROE — A Masuk High School student was arrested after police said he brought cocaine and alcohol to the school’s prom. Christopher Frey, 18, of Silvermine Lane, was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of alcohol by a minor. He was released after posting $500 bond. According to police, on May 18, a school […] [Read More]
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Arrest made in Danbury-Bridgeport shooting case

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BRIDGEPORT – Police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of a local man in Danbury and the shooting up of a house here. Rashad Dancy, 25, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Boston Avenue. Under Dancy’s driver’s seat police said they found a spent rifle cartridge that appears to […] [Read More]
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Danbury housing authority sued

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DANBURY—A lawsuit was filed today in Danbury Superior Court on behalf of 85-year-old Ruth Ahearn, a woman who was severely beaten and mauled during a robbery at the West Wooster Street senior housing complex on September 7, 2013. The lawsuit states The Housing Authority of the City of Danbury, which owns and operates the senior […] [Read More]
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SNAP: Blair is poor choice

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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) today said Bishop Leonard Paul Blair is a poor choice to be appointed archbishop of Hartford giving Blair poor marks for the way he handled the sex abuse scandal in Toledo. [Read More]
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