Police identify woman killed near Bridgeport boat ramp
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police have identified a woman found dead of a gunshot wound near a boat launch ramp in Connecticut.
Authorities say 25-year-old Emily Todd, of Bethel, was shot in the back of the head in Bridgeport and died at the scene.
Her body was discovered ...
Ex-building manager gets prison for allowing drug activity
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former manager of a Connecticut apartment building who knowingly allowed the building to be used as a drug trafficking hub has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old Franklyn Nieves was sentenced Monday in U.S. ...
Woman found shot to death near Bridgeport boat ramp
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman found dead of a gunshot wound near a boat launch ramp.
The woman was found Sunday in Bridgeport.
Police described the victim as a white, heavy-set woman with short hair. She has ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The last man sentenced to death in Connecticut has been resentenced to life in prison for the killings of a woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Good Samaritan.
The Connecticut Post
A fuller picture of a cemetery in ghastly disarray emerged Thursday as the longtime caretaker of a graveyard in Connecticut’s largest city was arrested and officials described in new detail shocking discoveries that included human bones and casket pieces scattered about.
About 130 graves ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the mass desecrations of graves at a Connecticut cemetery (all times local):
Officials say about 130 graves were disturbed at a Connecticut cemetery that includes the remains of Civil War veterans to make way for new graves over the ...
Man convicted in gruesome crash death that killed man
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 64-year-old Connecticut man has been convicted of manslaughter for causing a horrific car crash that killed a 31-year-old father of three.
The Connecticut Post
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has vacated a former state senator’s campaign fraud convictions under orders from the state Supreme Court as prosecutors prepare for a second trial.
The Hartford Courant
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police are investigating after a student found two bullets in a Connecticut school’s gymnasium.
Bridgeport police tell the Connecticut Post the student ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, injuring her best friend and then fleeing the state with his 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.
The Connecticut Post
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for his role in a deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Post reports the judge told ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of Bridgeport says he wants to tear down a public housing project known for recurring violence and damaged elevators that keep disabled residents from leaving their homes.
Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development ...
Judge orders manager to stay away from rundown cemetery
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The manager of a rundown Connecticut cemetery who allegedly allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains has been told to stay away from the site.
The Connecticut Post
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut-based People’s United Bank has reached an agreement to acquire a Boston-area bank in a transaction valued at $327 million.
People’s United’s holding company, People’s United Financial, Inc., said Tuesday it had agreed to buy the parent company of ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Bridgeport are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year.
Capt. Brian Fitzgerald says a 30-year-old man was shot in the neck and torso at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim was found unresponsive at the scene and was transported to St. ...
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut special education teacher charged with sexually assaulting two students has pleaded no contest.
The Connecticut Post reports that 32-year-old ...
Ex-bookkeeper to be sentenced for stealing over $326,000
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Virginia woman who embezzled more than $326,000 from a small family business in Connecticut is seeking home confinement instead of a prison sentence.
Miriam Dubay, of Purcellville, Virginia, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport. She ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man who died when his car crashed into a Connecticut sports arena on Thanksgiving Day.
Police on Saturday said 31-year-old Stamford resident Wagner Mendez died at the hospital after crashing into the Webster Bank Arena in ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man who crashed his car into a Connecticut sports arena on Thanksgiving Day has died.
The driver crashed into the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport at about 2 p.m. Thursday.
Police say the car appeared to be speeding and after striking the arena, ...
New York killer charged with Connecticut homicides
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man serving life in prison for murder in New York has been charged with two 1993 killings in Connecticut.
Howard Brown was charged Monday with murder in connection with the Bridgeport killings. The Connecticut Post
Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen girl
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl he met on social media.
The Connecticut Post reports that 21-year-old Hasan ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An Amur Tiger at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport is leaving this weekend for a new permanent home.
The 12-year-old tiger named Petya has been in Connecticut for three years since it came from the Indianapolis Zoo. The animals live primarily in southeast Russia and ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have released surveillance footage of a vehicle they say was involved in a double fatal shooting on Halloween.
Authorities say a suspect or multiple suspects fired shots from a green Mazda minivan in Bridgeport, killing 41-year-old Myoshi ...
Head of white supremacist group arrested on highway
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they’ve arrested the leader of a white supremacist group for slowing down traffic on Interstate 95.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kenneth Zrallack and his companion, 35-year-old Lisa Holly, were charged with negligent use of a highway by a ...
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 28-year-old man shot six times on Halloween night in Bridgeport has died.
Police tell the Connecticut Post that David Belle died at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Tuesday night.
After he was shot, police and family members were hopeful that he ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut bank has announced it will close 15 branches following its $544 million acquisition of a competitor.
Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank, which announced its acquisition of the parent company of Farmington Bank in October, says it will close the ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The police department in Connecticut’s largest city has added a bomb-sniffing dog trained for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Connecticut Post reports ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The mother of a Connecticut college student who choked to death on pancakes during an eating contest on campus last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university.
Rosanne Nelson sued Sacred Heart University on Monday in Bridgeport state court over ...
2 plead guilty in scheme to manufacture illegal guns
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say two men have pleaded guilty to charges related to the illegal manufacture and sale of machine guns.
Authorities say 39-year-old Sean Day of Torrington made weapons including AK-47 style and AR-style guns and arranged with ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The University of Bridgeport is rolling out a mobile laboratory to help promote the study of science, technology and math at local schools.
The converted city bus, called STEM on Wheels, will work in its pilot year with four Bridgeport schools. The goal is then to ...
Police reach deal with man shown bloodied on ‘Live PD’
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police officers have agreed to settle an alleged brutality lawsuit by a man who was shown beaten and bloody on the TV show “Live PD.”
Ernesto Castro sued seven Bridgeport police officers in federal court last year alleging they used excessive force and ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A second priest has left a Roman Catholic church in Connecticut over an accusation that he violated church policies on conduct with children.
The Connecticut Post
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials say a Connecticut judicial marshal admitted he sold heroin and used his job as a shield to protect a drug supplier.
Officials say 37-year-old Adam Clarke waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty to drug charges in federal court in ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of more than 150 Medicaid recipients, many of which she then used to steal about $1.4 million from the federal program.
Prosecutors say 45-year-old Nikkita Chesney, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with sexually assaulting three children who attended his mother’s day care has been held on $300,000 bail.
The Connecticut Post
Stray bullet goes through window of Connecticut school
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Connecticut’s largest city say a bullet went through the window of an elementary school but no children were hurt.
The stray bullet went through a window at Bridgeport’s Dunbar Elementary School just after 8 a.m. Monday.
Children were arriving ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, injuring her best friend and then fleeing the state with his 6-year-old daughter.
The Connecticut Post
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport man is accused of shooting another man in the leg during an argument.
The Hartford Courant reports that 19-year-old Davonte Whitehurst was arrested ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Discovery Museum has received a $20,000 grant to help fund an after-school program focusing on science, technology, engineering and math for Bridgeport Public School students.
The grant comes from Sikorsky, the Stratford-based helicopter manufacturer.
Woman pleads guilty to $2.5 million Medicaid fraud
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut businesswoman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid of $2.5 million.
Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Juliet Jacob waived her right to be indicted Thursday and entered her plea to a charge of health care fraud.
Jacob and another ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $117 million.
On a per-share basis, the Bridgeport, Connecticut-based company said it had net income of 33 cents.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut gospel singer has been convicted of conspiring with a former minister to fleece hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Trumbull man’s estate.
The Bridgeport Superior Court jury of four women and two men deliberated for about four and a half hours ...
Connecticut man convicted of sex trafficking minors
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been convicted by a federal jury of sex trafficking minors.
Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Christopher Hamlett was convicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport of nine counts following a trial that started Oct. ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A woman who has taught music in Bridgeport schools since 1983 has been honored as Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year.
The governor and the state education commissioner visited Warren Harding High School to deliver the news Tuesday to Sheena Graham.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a second arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a Connecticut barber killed while protecting his customers from a gunman.
Police tell the ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Two red pandas at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport have some roomier new living quarters.
The red pandas, Rochan and Meri, have a new habitat that includes air conditioning and an outdoor yard with open viewing for visitors.
The zoo opened the new habitat to ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned the campaign fraud convictions of former Bridgeport state Sen. Ernest Newton II and ordered a new trial for the outspoken Democrat, who served prison time a decade ago in a bribery case that prompted him to give up his ...