BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay $3.5 million to five men who alleged in lawsuits that they were sexually abused as children by priests.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pinned twin 8-year-old boys and a woman who tried to help them against a wall with his car last year has been sentenced to two years in...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who sued after his application to become a firefighter in the state's largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana will have his day in...
Woman found inside burning home dies
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A woman rescued from a bathroom during a house fire in Connecticut has died.
Police say 67-year-old Barbara Curley died at Bridgeport Hospital on Monday, a day after...
Connecticut mourns sudden death of state lawmaker
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state flags are flying at half-staff to honor a state lawmaker who died suddenly.
Gov. Ned Lamont says Democratic state Rep. Ezequiel Santiago "was a man...
1 dead, 2 hurt when car struck by barrage of bullets
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police say one person died and two others were injured when the parked car they were in was struck by a barrage of bullets.
Police identify man killed in daytime shooting
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the man killed in a daytime shooting in Bridgeport earlier this week.
Authorities say 34-year-old Jerrell Gatewood, of Bridgeport,...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An internal affairs investigation has concluded that 17 Connecticut police officers and two civilian detention officers used excessive force and committed other wrongdoing...
Bridgeport police investigate fatal daytime shooting
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal daytime shooting in Bridgeport.
Authorities say the shooting happened around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who fatally shot one woman and injured two others has been sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison.
2nd suspect arrested in killing at Connecticut hotel
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a fatal shooting at a Connecticut hotel last year.
The Connecticut Post reports that 28-year-old Donnell...
Man charged with stealing Christmas toys collected by church
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man police say stole hundreds of Christmas toys collected by a Connecticut church for underprivileged children, then tried to sell them out of his minivan to passers-by...
Man responsible for horrific car crash gets 3 years
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man blamed for causing a horrific car crash that killed a father of three on Father's Day in 2016 has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of a minor
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who brought a 16-year-old girl from Massachusetts to Connecticut to work as a prostitute has pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking charge.
Alexander Pedraza entered his plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport.
The 28-year-old East Hartford man faces up to life in prison at sentencing at a date to be determined.
Woman who thought explosive device was a candle files suit
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who lost part of her hand when she lit an explosive device she thought was a candle is suing the previous owner of her home.
Man sues over job rejection due to medical marijuana
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man whose bid to become a firefighter in the state's largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana has sued.
The Connecticut Post reports that James Bulerin III says in his lawsuit that he passed all eligibility requirements to become a Bridgeport firefighter, but he was denied after he tested positive for marijuana.
Officials: Newly installed light fixtures filling with water
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — City officials in Connecticut say newly installed light fixtures which cost hundreds of thousands to install are filling up with rainwater.
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Connecticut woman apparently fatally shot through window
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut's largest city say it appears a 37-year-old woman who died after being found with a gunshot wound on the second floor of a home was shot through the window.
Bridgeport Chief Armando Perez tells the Connecticut Post his "heart's broken" over the death of the woman, who was found at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday with at least one gunshot wound to the torso. She was taken to the hospital, where she died.
Police: Man shot in head outside school dies from injuries
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man has died from his injuries sustained in a shooting outside a tractor trailer training school last month.
Police confirmed 28-year-old Eric Salters died Monday at Bridgeport Hospital, marking the third homicide in Bridgeport this year. The Connecticut Post reports Salters was a student at the school where he was shot on Jan. 26.
Alex Jones seeks venue change in Sandy Hook defamation cases
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for Infowars host Alex Jones have asked a Connecticut judge to move defamation cases against him to another part of the state as he defends discussions on his web show about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre being a hoax.
Bridgeport man convicted of a string of crimes
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury has found a Bridgeport man guilty of multiple felonies, including armed robbery and attempted murder.
Officials say 20-year-old Onaje Smith could face up to 206 years in prison after his conviction Friday on more than a dozen felony counts.
The Hour reports he will return to the Stamford courthouse on April 5 for sentencing.
Police make arrest in Bridgeport homicide
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal weekend shooting in Bridgeport.
The Connecticut Post reports that a 50-year-old man was struck by gunfire in front of a Reservoir Avenue gas station just after 9 a.m. Sunday.
Police quickly developed information about a suspect and arrested 39-year-old Jayvell Washington a few hours after the shooting.
Man shot multiple times outside trucking school, police say
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man was shot multiple times outside a trucking school in Connecticut, where he's a student.
The Connecticut Post reports that the student was critically injured in Saturday morning's shooting on the campus of the New England Tractor Trailer Training School in Bridgeport but is expected to survive.
Ex-UConn coach Ollie takes dispute to state, federal court
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court.
A federal judge in Bridgeport on Friday heard arguments by lawyers for Ollie and the university over a motion that would allow Ollie to move forward with a racial discrimination complaint against the school without jeopardizing his right to an arbitration hearing with UConn over his firing last year.
The Latest: Judge hears arguments in Ollie-UConn dispute
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on former UConn basketball coast Kevin Ollie's $10 million dispute with the school over his firing (all times local):
A federal judge in Connecticut has heard arguments in former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie's $10 million dispute with the school over his firing.
College fires professor accused of giving Nazi salute
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A community college fired a business professor Thursday accused of comparing education officials to Nazis by shouting in German and giving a Nazi salute for more than 10 minutes at a faculty and administrators' meeting.
Paul Broadie II, president of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, announced the firing of Charles Meyrick, saying a school investigation determined the assistant professor committed "serious misconduct."
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The Latest: Prof fired after Nazi pose willing to apologize
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a professor fired after giving a Nazi salute (all times local):
A professor accused of making a Nazi salute at a meeting told investigators his actions were "miscalculations."
Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Thursday announced the firing of Charles Meyrick. The school's president says the Nov. 2 disruptions at Manchester Community College happened days after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and unnerved many people.
Police: Woman wakes up to find naked stranger on top of her
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he broke into the home of a woman who woke up to find a naked stranger on top of her.
The Connecticut Post reports 35-year-old Hiram Heredia was detained on $300,000 bail after being charged Friday with home invasion and sexual assault.
People’s United: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ People's United Financial Inc. (PBCT) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $132.9 million.
On a per-share basis, the Bridgeport, Connecticut-based company said it had net income of 35 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 36 cents per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share.
Police: Man fatally stabbed girlfriend’s new boyfriend
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing another man during a fight over a woman both dated has been held on $1 million bond.
Police say 41-year-old Kenyon Gay, of West Haven, is charged with murder and assault in the death of 39-year-old Razzie Hancock in Bridgeport.
Shelton man held on $250,000 bond in fatal hit and run
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with striking and killing a 67-year-old pedestrian with his car then fleeing the scene has been held on $250,000 bond.
Police: Swastika painted on Bridgeport cathedral
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say someone painted a swastika on the door of the Cathedral of St. Augustine, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.
Bridgeport police say they discovered the vandalism Friday, and no suspects have been identified.
Nonprofits to receive $31M in state grants
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly $31 million in state grants is being distributed to 92 nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut.
The funding is part of the Nonprofit Grant Program , which helps groups pay for one-time infrastructure improvements designed to improve an agency's efficiency and effectiveness. It was created by outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2013.
Prison reform legislation would expunge records
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Prison reform advocates are asking lawmakers to pass legislation that would expunge the records of many convicts.
The "Clean Slate" legislation would eliminate the criminal records of people once they are released from prison and have stayed crime-free for a significant period of time.
Advocates suggest three years for misdemeanors and five years for non-violent felonies.
Teens arraigned in killing of 12-year old during gang ‘hunt’
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut teenagers charged in the killing of a 12-year-old boy were driving around hunting for a member of a rival street gang, according to newly released court documents.
Tajay Chambers, 18, was presented in Superior Court on murder and other charges Thursday and 16-year-old Alexander Bolanos was arraigned Wednesday on charges including conspiracy to commit murder. Both are charged in the Dec. 18 drive-by shooting of 12-year-old Clinton Howell.
First of 4 teens arraigned in 12-year-old’s killing
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The first of four suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old Bridgeport boy has been arraigned in court.
Police: Juvenile arrested in Christmas Day triple shooting
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport police have arrested a juvenile in connection with a Christmas Day shooting that injured three, and say the suspect is the brother of another juvenile arrested in connection with a shooting this month that left a 12-year-old boy dead.
Capt. Brian Fitzgerald tells the Connecticut Post the two shootings do not appear to be connected.
Appeals court sets aside Connecticut man’s death penalty
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has set aside the death sentence given to a Connecticut man convicted of using a baseball bat to fatally beat two people who had been wrapped in duct tape.
Bridgeport Police arrest teen in 12-year-old boy’s killing
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A teen is facing murder charges stemming from the fatal drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old Connecticut boy killed outside his home.
Bridgeport police: Probe into shooting of boy moving quickly
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police say the investigation into a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old boy in Bridgeport is moving quickly.
Clinton Howell was shot outside his home on Tuesday night.
Police have said there is a person of interest in the investigation. Police Chief Armando Perez said Thursday that detectives are looking into the possibility that more than one person was involved in the shooting.
Community mourns 12-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut community is mourning the loss of a 12-year-old boy who was killed outside of his home in a drive-by shooting.
Police responding to reports of a shooting Tuesday night found Clinton Howell suffering from two gunshots outside his Bridgeport home. Howell was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital where he died.
State gives $3.6M to municipalities to redevelop brownfields
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state is awarding a combined $3.6 million to eight cities and towns to assess, remediate and revitalize blighted properties.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday the redevelopment of brownfields presents a huge economic potential, with once contaminated former industrial land and buildings being repurposed to meet the needs of today's businesses and communities. These new projects encompass 59 acres of redevelopment.
Ex-caretaker of bone-strewn cemetery appears in court
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former cemetery caretaker has appeared in court to face charges that she allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains.
Dale LaPrade was the caretaker at Park Cemetery in Bridgeport. The 64-year-old appeared briefly in Bridgeport Superior Court on Tuesday, where her request for representation by a public defender was granted.
New England Ballet donates tickets to foster families
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The New England Ballet has donated 300 tickets to its weekend performances of the Nutcracker so foster families from the Bridgeport region can enjoy the holiday classic.
The tickets have been given to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families to distribute for performances on Saturday and Sunday at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport.
Sports arena ordered to pay $200,000 over boy’s injury
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The owners of a Connecticut sports arena have been ordered by a jury to pay $200,000 to the family of an 8-year-old boy who fell out of the stands while trying to high-five hockey players.
The Connecticut Post reported Thursday that a jury ruled in favor of David and Laure Friedman in their negligence lawsuit against the owners of Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
Singer who fleeced thousands from older man gets 9 years
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut gospel singer convicted of conspiring with a former minister to fleece hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly man's estate has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
The Connecticut Post reports that 60-year-old Doraine Reed was sentenced last week by a judge who said the case "shocks the conscience."
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.
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. District Court in Bridgeport to two years and four months behind bars and two years of probation. He pleaded guilty in May to maintaining a drug-involved premises.