Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2021. There are 45 days left in the year.
BRIDGEPORT — David Henshaw went out for cigarettes and ended up killing a young father of three in one of the most horrific crashes first responders later said they had ever seen.
On Tuesday, the 64-year-old retired electrician, his left hand resting on a cane, stood doddering in the courtroom as he was sentenced to three years in prison.
William Howard Holden, 90, born May 12, 1928. Died Oct. 31, 2018 at his home in Briggsville.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Briggsville American Legion. Burial will be private.
BRIDGEPORT - Six years after leaving prison Lonnie Mebane had developed a taste for heroin and the money that came with it.
That hunger, police said, led the 53-year-old Mebane to fatally shoot 20-year-old Eric Diaz earlier this year at an East End intersection.
BRIDGEPORT - A retired city police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting an employee in the Trumbull mall.
Garfield Burns, 62, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace.
BRIDGEPORT - A Bronx, N.Y., man, charged with stealing the cremated remains of 18 people from a Stratford cemetery, was ordered Monday to stay away from the cemetery.
Aneudy Davila, appeared out of sorts as he stood before Superior Court Judge William Holden, exposing his bright-red underwear to the people seated on the benches behind him.
BRIDGEPORT - A Stratford man, charged in the drive-by killing of a man who had just gotten out of prison, was not the shooter, his lawyer argued Tuesday.
“It is a big leap to say the evidence against my client is strong,” John R.
BRIDGEPORT - A 15-year-old Trumbull youth charged with kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Quincy Andrews, of Ash Circle in Trumbull, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree aggravated sexual assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, fourth-degree sexual assault, illegal sexual contact and threatening.
BRIDGEPORT - She was trained to help people but police said Ayanna Woodward didn’t even pause to see if the 80-year-old man she struck with her car was all right before leading police on a chase.
The 29-year-old Woodward, a certified nursing assistant, was arraigned Monday for allegedly killing David Hadden with her car while driving drunk.