Latest Stamford News

The Latest: Advocates: ICE not giving immigrant enough time

Jun. 14, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the planned deportation of a Connecticut man with renal failure (all times local): 5 p.m. Advocates for an immigrant who faces deportation to Honduras despite the need for a kidney transplant say a six-month reprieve won't be long enough. Supporters, including...

Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

Jun. 14, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal immigration officials granted a six-month reprieve on Thursday to a Connecticut immigrant facing deportation, a move his supporters say won't be long enough to allow him to undergo a scheduled kidney transplant. Dozens of people, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy,...

Man beats another with a hammer at rooming house

Jun. 13, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who says he was upset with his rooming house neighbor for talking about him has been arrested for attacking the man with a hammer. The Stamford Advocate reports 36-year-old Rocael Perez-Godoy allegedly attacked a 47-year-old man in the house's common kitchen. Police say that...

Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church venting

Jun. 8, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marilyn Monroe's rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous scene from 1955's "The Seven Year Itch" where Monroe holds...

Girl survives 5-story fall after landing in fresh mulch

May. 3, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old girl survived with just minor injuries after falling as far as five stories from a window and landing in freshly spread mulch. Stamford police tell The Advocate the girl fell from the apartment building window Tuesday afternoon. She was moving and crying when...

Dog hanged by leash after jumping out window of parked car

Apr. 30, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a dog left alone in a parked car died when it jumped out the window and was hanged by its leash. Police tell the Stamford Advocate that the dog's owners had left the dog leashed to a rear seat of the car while they ate at a Stamford restaurant on Saturday....

Police: Mom whipped son with vacuum cord for not cleaning

Apr. 30, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is accused of whipping her 11-year-old son with a vacuum cleaner power cord after the boy refused to stop playing video games and help her clean. Police say the woman took away the child's game system and then hit him after he called her disrespectful names on...

TV show host Wilkos could have drunken-driving charge erased

Apr. 23, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — TV talk show host and Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos will have a drunken-driving charge erased from his record if he completes Connecticut's alcohol education program. The Advocate reports Wilkos was granted admission into the diversionary program on Monday during a hearing in...