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Former school board member pleads guilty in sex assault

Aug. 16, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The former chairwoman of a Connecticut school board has pleaded guilty to her role in the sexual exploitation of a child. The News Times reports that Sara Sobel pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine Wednesday to risk of injury to a minor and promoting a minor in an obscene...

Player in Connecticut trafficking ring wants to plead guilty

Aug. 16, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with recruiting young intellectually disabled and mentally ill men into a human trafficking ring and providing them to wealthy clients for sex has said he's willing to plead guilty. Robert King, of Danbury, told a judge Wednesday that he would plead guilty in...

Police search for person of interest in car break-ins

Aug. 14, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are trying to identify a person of interest in connection with several car break-ins. WVIT-TV reports Danbury police released a surveillance image of a person who they say may be involved in the crimes. Police received calls about the break-ins last week....

GOP governor candidates doubt state will outlaw abortion

Aug. 8, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The five Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are talking about abortion, albeit reluctantly. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the endorsed candidate in Tuesday's primary, said at a WBSB-TV debate Wednesday that he personally opposes abortion but believes "government should...

Motorcyclist injured, deer killed in crash

Aug. 6, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash that killed a deer in Connecticut. Danbury police Lt. Christian Carroccio tells the News-Times the deer ran into the biker's path around 8:40 a.m. Sunday. Carroccio says the motorcyclist tried to swerve out of the way, but he hit and killed...

Large falling tree kills passenger in moving pickup truck

Jul. 25, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A large tree has fallen onto a pickup truck that was moving along a Connecticut roadway, killing a passenger. Police in Danbury on Wednesday identified the victim of Tuesday's accident as 45-year-old city resident Walter Cardenas Salinas. Salinas was a passenger in Edgar Nugra's truck...

GOP Connecticut governor candidates look to break out

Jul. 24, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Faced with a large field of competitors and just three weeks to go until the summertime primary, Republican candidates for Connecticut governor attempted on Tuesday to break away from the pack and get noticed by what could be a relatively small number of voters next month. They...

Food worker indicted in prison phone smuggling scheme

Jul. 20, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A food service worker at the federal prison in Danbury has been indicted on charges that he tried to smuggle phones into the prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Williams of Bridgeport pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of providing contraband in prison and making false statements....

Family sues companies over worker's electrocution

Jul. 19, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

WILTON, Conn. (AP) — The family of a utility contractor who was electrocuted on the job has filed a lawsuit claiming his employers failed to follow safety guidelines. The Hour reports that Marco Silva's family sued in Superior Court in Danbury last week. The family alleges his employer, KTI Utility...

GOP gubernatorial candidate gets public campaign financing

Jul. 18, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik (ob-SIT-nik) has finally received public campaign financing for the Aug. 14 primary. Connecticut's Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday approved a $1.35 million grant for the Westport tech entrepreneur. The funding has been...