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Officials say Connecticut parole officer shoots self in leg

Jun. 11, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state parole officer accidentally shot herself in the leg during a training exercise, authorities said. The officer shot herself just before noon Thursday at a police gun range in Waterbury, the Republican-American reported. ...

Police say 1 man fatally shot, another wounded in Waterbury

May. 02, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in Waterbury, police said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting near East Main and Wall streets shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Waterbury police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Davis...

Mystery of car in lake deepens after no one found inside

Apr. 24, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Waterbury were investigating after a car went into a lake and rescuers found no one inside. Police said Saturday that firefighters responded to the area near Belleview Lake after reports of a car in the water at about 8:40 p.m. Friday....

Ex-nursing home owner gets 2 1/2 years for stealing benefits

Apr. 21, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut nursing home operator has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for stealing millions of dollars of employees’ benefits. Chaim Stern, 72, who owned nursing homes in Bridgeport and Waterbury, was sentenced Tuesday...

Judicial Branch prepares to begin reopening some courthouses

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Judicial Branch is conducting safety inspections and making modifications at five courthouses, where operations have been suspended because of the pandemic, in hopes of reopening the locations by May 17. In a statement released...

Activist arrested after son accused of showing gun as threat

Apr. 14, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — An activist and member of Waterbury's Human Rights Commission was arrested after his middle-school-aged son allegedly showed a gun on social media and threatened to beat up another student. Fahd Syed, 41, was charged last week with risk of...

19-year-old arrested in Waterbury shootings that injured 4

Apr. 13, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the shootings of four men in Waterbury, police said. Jesus Carillo Fernandez was arrested Monday in the shootings near Gasparri Lane, a Waterbury police spokesperson said. Police said...

Waterbury police investigate shooting that left 4 injured

Apr. 12, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police were investigating a shooting in Waterbury over the weekend that left four men injured. Officers responding to a weapons complaint near Gasparri Lane early Saturday found blood trails and evidence of gunfire, a Waterbury police...

Suspect in August shooting in Waterbury arrested in Florida

Mar. 18, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 32-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in a fatal shooting in Waterbury last August, authorities said. Jonathan Poventud was arrested in Florida and returned to Connecticut on Friday to face charges in the death of 46-year-old Marcus...

Feds: Owners of Waterbury juice bar scammed senior citizens

Mar. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The owners of a now-closed Waterbury juice bar are facing federal charges for allegedly being involved in a sweepstakes scam that preyed on senior citizens. A federal criminal complaint unsealed last month in Arizona charged Zonia Wright and her...