Stamford dog pound officer takes another continuance

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The attorney for former Stamford Animal Control Manager Laurie Hollywood, who is accused of falsifying paperwork in order to allow the adoptions of formerly violent dogs go through, asked a Stamford judge for a month’s continuance at court. Stamford Attorney Mark Sherman appeared briefly with Hollywood, 43, before Judge Richard Comerford and asked for more time […] [Read More]
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Stamford judge raises bond for suspect in autism theft

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A Stamford man arrested for stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man on his way to the Stamford Town Center mall one week ago, made a not guilty plea to a charge of second-degree larceny even though police say he confessed to the crime two days ago. Steven St Jacques, 20 of 49 […] [Read More]
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Accused Stamford taxi murderer turns down chance to cross-examine state witnesses

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At his third appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford since being arrested for the murder of taxi driver Mohamed Kamal, Shota Mekoshvili decided to waive a court hearing where he could cross examine state witnesses against him. Mekoshvili, who was arrested on August 27 and is being held in lieu of a $1 million […] [Read More]
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Downtown set to get self-storage facility

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The city’s Zoning Board on Monday approved a plan to create a self-storage facility in the downtown, suggesting an emerging demand by apartment dwellers. The owners of 1351 Washington Blvd., an office building, have asked to allocate a 3,224 square feet basement space for storage lockers. According to the city’s land use bureau, the lockers […] [Read More]
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Police continue to catch drivers on phone and texting

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Stamford police on Monday continued their offensive on drivers texting and using cell phones behind the wheel. Operating in two locations in different parts of the city, police issued 34 tickets for using cell phones, 16 for failure to wear a seat belt in addition to several other miscellaneous charges such as failure to stop […] [Read More]
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, file photo, Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday, speaks to a group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists and Delta High School students at Battelle Auditorium in Richland, Wash. By Paul T. Erickson AP

Stamford resident and Science Friday host settles NSF grant flap

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The United States Attorney for Connecticut announced Tuesday that Stamford resident Ira Flatow and Science Friday settled allegations they filed false reports and misused funds related to a National Science Foundation grant. Flatow and his Science Friday company agreed to pay $145,531 to resolve the allegations related to a nearly $1 million NSF grant secured […] [Read More]
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Stamford man calls cops after crack dealer rips him off

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Stamford police were called to investigate a robbery early Monday morning, but instead of a robbery police discovered that it was a drug deal that ended in a rip-off. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said a male called 911 at 3:52 a.m. Monday to report he was robbed by another male, who was still on scene. After […] [Read More]
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Police: Springdale mom whipped 3 children

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STAMFORD — A Springdale mother was charged Monday with abusing her three young children, police said. Silvia Serrano, 30, of Hope Street was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, three counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree strangulation. She was held overnight by […] [Read More]