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Attorney pleads not guilty to failing to report stolen guns

Oct. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut attorney accused of failing to report six stolen handguns — including one used to shoot at police — has pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless endangerment. The Stamford Advocate reports that 72-year-old Ridgely Brown was arrested after police...

Connecticut officers sue city over sergeant promotions

Oct. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut police officers are suing Stamford alleging that city officials ignored precise scores on the sergeants' exam and overlooked them for promotions. The Stamford Advocate reports that officers are promoted to sergeant if they obtain the top three scores or score within...

Fire crews free man's hand from chimney flue

Oct. 14, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters and emergency medical responders in Connecticut rescued a man whose hand was crushed after it got caught in a chimney flue over the weekend. Stamford fire officials tell the Advocate the man was cleaning up a construction area when a 5-foot piece of unsupported chimney...

Missing mother's husband seeks dismissal of charges

Oct. 4, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five has appeared in court to seek the dismissal of charges against him in his wife's disappearance. The judge at Friday's hearing said he would review arguments by prosecutors and the defendant, Fotis Dulos, and revisit the...

Lawyer charged with bribing, tampering with a witness

Oct. 1, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A prominent Connecticut attorney has been charged with bribing and tampering with a witness. Stamford-based lawyer Darnell Crosland turned himself in Tuesday at the state police barracks in Bridgeport and also was charged with conspiracy. He posted $35,000 bail. State police said...

Police end standoff with man who threatened hospital workers

Sep. 27, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who had numerous guns seized from his house by police earlier this month was taken into custody Friday for allegedly threatening his wife with a knife, police said. Joseph Sander, 52, engaged police in an hourlong standoff from inside his home. He was taken into...

Police investigating 93-year-old woman's death as a homicide

Sep. 27, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say they're treating the death of a 93-year-old woman found at the bottom of her basement stairs as a homicide. Stamford police identified the woman as Isabella Mehner. Police responded Wednesday to a single-family home after relatives found Mehner dead at the...

Police investigating 93-year-old woman's death as a homicide

Sep. 26, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say they're treating the death of a 93-year-old woman found at the bottom of her basement stairs as a homicide. Stamford Police said Thursday they've determined, with help from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, that the woman's injuries were not consistent...

Police investigate deadly shooting in Stamford

Sep. 26, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stamford police are investigating a fatal shooting in the city. Police say 39-year-old Torrick Johnson was found at the rear of an apartment complex at about 11 p.m. Wednesday on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Stamford Hospital where he died of his...

Missing mom's husband scolded over lax GPS battery charging

Sep. 23, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has warned the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five to keep his monitoring device battery properly charged or he may be jailed on higher bail. Fotis Dulos appeared Monday in Stamford Superior Court after officials reported the battery level on the...