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Man convicted of role in 2009 killing gets life sentence

Jan. 17, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — One of the four men charged in connection with the kidnapping, robbery and killing of a suspected drug dealer in Connecticut a decade ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison, the U.S. attorney's office said. Harold Cook, 42, of Bloomfield was sentenced in federal court in...

Ex-nursing home director pleads guilty to $4M embezzlement

Jan. 16, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former operator of Connecticut nursing homes pleaded guilty to embezzlement and tax offenses in federal court. Chaim Stern, 71, of Flushing, New York, waived his right to be indicted in Bridgeport federal court Wednesday, the Connecticut Post reported. The charges against him...

School board member pleads not guilty to kidnapping attempt

Jan. 14, 2020 4:16 PM EST

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of the school board in Connecticut's largest city pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of impersonating a police officer and trying to kidnap his 21-year-old son at gunpoint, and told a judge he would be representing himself in court. “The case involved a family...

Bridgeport police investigate city's 1st homicide of year

Jan. 10, 2020 1:51 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 38-year-old man was shot and killed early Friday morning in Bridgeport, police said. The gunfire at about 1:30 a.m. was first detected by the city's gunfire sound detection system, followed quickly several emergency calls, Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said. The victim was found down in...

Man’s life saved by technology he helped develop

Jan. 8, 2020 9:16 AM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s not lost on Louis Voros that he helped create something that saved his life. Voros, 77, of Fairfield, is a retired mechanical engineer. During his career, he said, he worked on a lot of medical products, including da Vinci Surgical Systems — robotic technology...

3rd arrest made in fatal shooting of Connecticut woman

Jan. 8, 2020 8:19 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the shooting death of a Connecticut woman in her apartment last month. Gonzalo Diaz, 44, of Bridgeport, was charged Tuesday with felony murder and other offenses in connection with the death of Denise Rogers-Rollins, Waterbury...

Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Bridgeport, Conn., after he was arrested at his home in Farmington. He faces charges he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

Husband of missing Connecticut mom charged with her murder

Jan. 7, 2020 5:33 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The story of Jennifer Dulos, a missing mother of five, gripped Connecticut and many around the country for months as police divulged a mountain of evidence against her estranged husband, but without filing a murder charge. After she disappeared May 24, Fotis Dulos gave interviews...

Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Bridgeport, Conn., after he was arrested at his home in Farmington. He faces charges he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

Husband of missing Connecticut mom charged with her murder

Jan. 7, 2020 4:45 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five was charged Tuesday with killing her, and his girlfriend and an attorney for him were arrested on conspiracy charges. State police arrested Fotis Dulos, 52, at his Farmington home. He was being held in lieu of a $6...

Connecticut man who threatened Trump, others, pleads guilty

Jan. 7, 2020 2:38 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who threatened to kill President Donald Trump, sent letters containing a white powder to several people and organizations, and threatened to set off a series of explosions has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said. Gary Joseph Gravelle, 52, of New Haven,...

This Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 booking photo, provided by the Milford, Conn., Police Department, shows Justin Griffin, 31, who died in the custody of Milford Police. Griffin had been observed at a hospital for five hours the night before he was found unresponsive in a police department cell, Connecticut State Police said Monday. Connecticut State Police are conducting an investigation into the death. Griffin was taken into custody Saturday, after he was pulled over for speeding, for failing to register with the state's deadly weapon offender registry. (Milford Police Department via AP)

Police: Man was observed at hospital before death in custody

Jan. 6, 2020 4:59 PM EST

A man who died in the custody of a Connecticut police department had been observed at a hospital for five hours the night before he was found unresponsive in a cell, state police said Monday. Authorities identified the man as Justin Griffin, 31, who was pulled over for speeding in Milford on Saturday afternoon...