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Corrections officers working unpaid call situation 'dire'

Jan. 14, 2019 12:54 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Pat Wynne, a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury was visiting family as part of his Christmas vacation when the government shutdown began on Dec. 22. Soon after, a call from the federal Bureau of Prisons informed him that paid leave had been...

Union says hospital worker contract talks have hit stalemate

Jan. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EST

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....

Ex-New York state Senate leader starts prison term

Jan. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos began serving his four-year and three-month prison term Tuesday after he was convicted on corruption charges by a jury for a second time. Skelos, 70, reported to the federal prison at Otisville, New York, which has a medium security facility...

IDs of officers involved in fatal Danbury shooting released

Jan. 8, 2019 2:37 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of the two police officers involved in a confrontation last month that resulted in the shooting death of one man and injuries to his mother. State police on Tuesday said Danbury officers Regina Guss and Alex Relyea responded to reports of a...

Former school board chair gets 8 years in child abuse case

Jan. 8, 2019 11:16 AM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The former chairwoman of a Connecticut town's school board has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of a child. The News-Times reports that Sara Sobel was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in August under the Alford doctrine to risk of injury...

Woman whose son died in police shooting to sue city

Jan. 4, 2019 3:12 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for the Connecticut woman injured when police shot and killed her son has filed notice of intent to sue the city of Danbury. The News-Times reported Friday that a lawyer for Linda Mae Arbitelle says his client is seeking damages for assault, battery, civil rights violations,...

Firefighters, civilians rescue puppies from pet store fire

Jan. 4, 2019 10:55 AM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters were joined by passers-by to rescue nearly 100 puppies from Connecticut pet store threatened by a fire. The fire in a building at the rear of Puppy Love in Danbury was reported at about 9 p.m. Thursday. Responders were on the scene within minutes and firefighters...

Police release name of man shot and killed by police

Jan. 3, 2019 12:30 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man shot and killed by police outside a senior housing complex in Connecticut last week. State police on Thursday say 45-year-old Paul Arbitelle was wielding a knife when he was shot last Saturday at the Glen senior apartments in Danbury....

Firefighters aid woman with ring stuck on finger

Jan. 2, 2019 12:16 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a woman whose finger got stuck in a ring on New Year's Eve. The News-Times reports that the woman, visiting the city from Colombia, went to a Danbury Fire Department station for help Monday because the ring was too tight and she...

Officer fatally shoots person armed with knife in Danbury

Dec. 30, 2018 2:08 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say police fatally shot a person wielding a knife in Danbury. Officials say the shooting happened Saturday night at The Glen Senior Apartments. Connecticut State Police say officers responded to the complex for a report about a suspicious male and saw a male armed with a...