NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut doctor who bilked Medicaid out of nearly $5 million and stashed some of the stolen money in a Swiss bank account has been sentenced to more than seven years...
Former doctor faces sentencing for $5M Medicaid fraud
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut doctor who prosecutors say bilked Medicaid out of nearly $5 million and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on women and luxury goods is facing...
Xerox reorganizing under holding company
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Xerox is reorganizing under a new holding company, saying that it will have more strategic, operational and financial flexibility.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to pretending to be her dead mother so she could steal more than $71,000 worth of her mother's federal benefits.
Emcor Group: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Emcor Group Inc. (EME) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $78 million.
On a per-share basis, the Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of...
Body found on island nearly 23 years ago has been identified
A man whose naked body was found on an island off Connecticut nearly 23 years ago was finally identified this week through a new search of an updated national fingerprint database.
But the man, Landberto Quintero, remains a mystery to authorities.
Norwalk police on Friday released Quintero's name and hoped the move would prompt relatives to come forward. Authorities haven't been able to identify any of his family members.
Woman shares message of forgiveness after husband killed
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — For four years, Elona Prroj's husband, Tani, spent his days hiding in their northern Albanian home. In 2010, Tani's uncle killed another man during an argument and the slaying sparked a "blood feud" between the families, an ancient conflict that involves retaliatory killings.
Elona and Tani, both pastors, found themselves leading church from their home. After four years in hiding, Tani felt the need to break free. The family decided to move to England.
City recovers about half of money lost in hacking scheme
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city says it has recovered more than half the nearly $1 million stolen from city accounts during a 2016 hacking scheme.
An attorney for the city of Norwalk said Wednesday that by filing claims, complaints and a lawsuit against insurance companies, the city has been able to recoup $515,000 and is still pursuing the remaining $335,000 that was stolen.
Heroin dealer to spend more than a decade in prison
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Haitian national who pleaded guilty to dealing heroin in the greater Norwalk area for most of the past decade has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Charles Thelusma was sentenced Monday in federal court and has been detained without bond since his arrest in 2017.
The 44-year-old Thelusma pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 2.2 pounds of heroin last summer.
Union says hospital worker contract talks have hit stalemate
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Maria Vazquez loves her job as a patient care technician at Norwalk Hospital, but her working conditions have gotten progressively more difficult to deal with.
"I've been working 10 years and I love my patients. I love to work," Vazquez said. "But it's getting worse and worse. Sometimes I even think to look into another job."
Connecticut’s affordable housing shortage hits hard
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Daisy Franklin was living in a comfortable home in Norwalk with her two children and the man she thought she'd marry.
But when the couple split amicably, it became clear she'd need to look for other living arrangements for her family.
FactSet: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $84.3 million.
The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $2.17 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.35 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.28 per share.
Debate over building crosswalks continues in Norwalk
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — In November 2004, 79-year-old Bernard Wood was struck and killed by a car while trying to cross the road near the intersection of Silvermine and New Canaan avenues.
For years, the Broad River Neighborhood Association had pushed to have crosswalks painted at what neighbors described as one of the most "dangerous and unsafe" intersections in Norwalk. The tragedy finally brought the effort to fruition.
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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — It was a trip that was at first euphoric, and then disastrous.
Jose Vasquez knew the risks. He understood that a trip to the U.S.-Mexican border area for someone in his situation could have serious consequences. He spoke to friends and family about not making the trek in August at all.
But whatever fear he felt was outweighed by a desire to see his older son, also named Jose, play with his Norwalk baseball team in the Babe Ruth World Series in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Nonprofit ensures students don’t go hungry during weekend
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A small nonprofit is filling a big gap in the needs of area families having trouble feeding their kids.
Filling in the Blanks distributes food to children in need in Fairfield County and beyond. The group provides meals to students who receive free or reduced lunch or have parents that are a part of the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) population.
Booking Holdings: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $1.77 billion.
The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had net income of $37.02 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $37.78 per share.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $38.37 per share.
Emcor Group: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Emcor Group Inc. (EME) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $79.4 million.
The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $1.35 per share. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations, were $1.36 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.22 per share.
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Substitute teacher charged amid probe into misconduct
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut substitute teacher was allowed to teach after he was reported for making students and staff uncomfortable.
The Advocate reports 60-year-old Joseph Lombardo, of Norwalk, was charged this week with destroying evidence.
Man gets 7 years for violent Thanksgiving drug burglary
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man involved in a violent drug burglary last Thanksgiving that left a victim with multiple slash wounds faces seven years in prison.
The Advocate reports that 23-year-old Luke Sweeney, of Norwalk, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and first-degree assault. As part of a plea agreement, a home invasion charge was dismissed.
NWS: 2 tornados confirmed in Connecticut
NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service says two tornados touched down in Connecticut earlier this week as a series of severe thunderstorms made their way across the state.
The EF1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 100 mph touched down in New Canaan at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday and lasted about 12 minutes, cutting a nearly four-mile path to Norwalk. It was about 100 yards wide.
The weather service says no fatalities or injuries were reported but there was damage to trees and cars.
Ex-chairman of gubernatorial campaign faces larceny charge
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The former chairman of independent Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel's campaign has appeared in court on a larceny charge.
The Hartford Courant reports that 31-year-old Kyle Lyddy, of Danbury, did not enter a plea Monday. Lyddy was charged with misappropriating $500,000 from the Norwalk marketing company where he worked.
FactSet: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $68.8 million.
The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $1.77 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and amortization costs, were $2.20 per share.
The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.22 per share.
Connecticut plans new surveillance systems at train stations
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to install surveillance cameras on the platforms at seven more train stations.
Some railroad stations already have security cameras, including the Stamford station, the busiest on the New Haven Line. Union Station in New Haven also has cameras.
Chairman of gubernatorial campaign charged with larceny
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Kyle Lyddy, the chairman of independent gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel's campaign, has been arrested on a larceny charge.
Norwalk police say Lyddy, 31, of Danbury, was charged after a monthlong investigation with misappropriating $500,000 from the company where he worked. Police did not name the company.
Chris Cooper, a spokesman for the Griebel campaign, said Lyddy resigned on Monday.
Police: School worker allegedly made threat, had gun in car
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut high school cafeteria worker was found with a rifle in his car and allegedly made a threatening comment to a co-worker.
Authorities increased their presence at the school.
Sixty-nine-year-old Leslie Delaney was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and second-degree threatening. Police say Delaney told a co-worker at Norwalk High School on Aug. 30 that if the co-worker saw him in Army fatigues on school grounds, they should leave.
Police rescue 2 dogs trapped in hot cars
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have rescued two dogs trapped in cars on one of the hottest days of the summer.
The Hour reports two people have been charged with cruelty to animals Wednesday for leaving their dogs in the hot cars in Norwalk.
Police found the first dog, a tan labradoodle, trapped inside a car with slightly opened windows around 2 p.m. Wednesday.
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Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans, archeologists said on Tuesday during a tour of the site.
The find on a small sliver of land next to railroad tracks that carry Amtrak and Metro-North commuter trains is considered one of the most important discoveries in the Northeast for Native American history.
Aquarium seeks to stop turtle deaths
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut aquarium is asking boaters to help avoid more turtle deaths.
The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is asking boaters on the Long Island Sound to slow down after the deaths of two sea turtles in the last month.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The remnants of a centuries-old Native American fort and several thousand artifacts have been found at a railroad bridge construction site in Connecticut.
Booking Holdings: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $977.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $20.13. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $20.67 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $17.44 per share.
Police remind public of $50,000 reward in 2011 slayings
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are reminding the public about a $50,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the unsolved killings in 2011 of two women.
Norwalk police on Monday marked the seventh anniversary of the slayings of 22-year-old Rickita Smalls and 27-year-old Iroquois Alston by bringing the case back onto the public eye.
The women were found shot in the head inside a car in the early morning hours.
Emcor Group: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Emcor Group Inc. (EME) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $70.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had net income of $1.21. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and to account for discontinued operations, were $1.23 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1 per share.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella.
The company on Monday took the action after one of its ingredient suppliers notified it that whey powder used in a seasoning may be contaminated. The products were distributed in the United States and no illnesses have been reported.
Drugstore employee faces larceny charge
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — A drugstore employee has been arrested in Connecticut for alleged theft of prescription medications.
Police say 39-year-old Samantha Jordan, of Norwalk, turned herself in Sunday in at police headquarters for an active arrest warrant in connection to prescription medications stolen at a Westport CVS pharmacy where she worked.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to strangling his longtime girlfriend even though he maintains he doesn't remember doing it has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut foundation is offering $1,000 grants to nonprofit agencies that want to improve voter information and increase voter registration among underrepresented voters in Fairfield County.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Video has been released from a daytime shootout in Connecticut that a lawyer says looked like a scene from a Quentin Tarantino movie.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut firefighters needed medical treatment after helping to put out an early-morning blaze.
Authorities say one firefighter was treated for a knee injury and the other suffered dehydration after fighting the fire at a store on Main Street in Norwalk early Thursday. Nearly 40 fire officials worked to put out the blaze.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was assaulted by three juveniles while at work has been sentenced to serve time in jail for stabbing an attacker.
The Connecticut Post reports 21-year-old Jeffrey Sumpter of Bridgeport was sentenced at a Stamford courthouse on Monday to 18 months in jail.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Most agree that, one way or another, a 122-year-old movable bridge on the nation's busiest passenger rail corridor needs to be fixed or replaced, given its tendency to get stuck and snarl traffic.
But Connecticut's plan to spend more than a billion dollars on a solution that includes a new, 240-foot vertical-lift bridge in Norwalk is stirring criticism from some taxpayers who say there is no need for such clearance — except for a handful of private sailboats with tall masts.
FactSet: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $74.7 million.
The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $1.91 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and non-recurring costs, were $2.18 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.14 per share.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The New England Auto Museum is close to finding a permanent home in Connecticut.
Museum President and CEO Michael Scheidel tells The Hour the museum is evaluating a historic office building in Norwalk.
The roughly 250,000-square-foot building was built in 1923 and originally served as a hat factory.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A propane explosion has forced a Norwalk couple to flee their new home.
The Connecticut Post reports that Simon and Mamata Bertrand were asleep on the second floor of the Deepwood Lane home they purchased a month ago when propane apparently leaked from a front yard underground storage tank and ignited just after 5 a.m.
Bar busted for underage drinking to give up permit
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state agency says a bar where more than 100 underage patrons were found one night in April has agreed to close its doors for good.
The Department of Consumer Protection said Monday that the permit will be canceled for Johnny Utah's in Norwalk.
Woman strikes tree in car, dies in crash
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been killed in a car crash that sent debris flying into other vehicles.
The Greenwich Time reports 46-year-old Hongying Tian was ejected from her Volkswagen on Tuesday night after it crossed a median, breached a metal guide rail and struck a tree.
Police: Speed a factor in fiery crash in Norwalk
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police say a woman has died in a fiery crash that involved three vehicles on a Connecticut highway.
State police say 46-year-old Hongying Tian, of Avon, was driving south on the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk at about 10 p.m. Tuesday
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school athletic trainer leapt into action and saved a parent suffering from a seizure at a game.
The Hour reports Brien McMahon High School trainer Ashley-Ann Labrador was working a junior varsity event last month at the Norwalk school when a parent suffered a seizure. The woman started foaming at the mouth and stopped breathing.