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Show up drunk: Indictments spotlight prison rehab scams

Mar. 11, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

It's a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem, and you could qualify for a treatment program that knocks up to a year off your sentence. Federal prosecutors have long suspected abuses in the program, which has enrolled a deep list of...

Man sues over job rejection due to medical marijuana

Feb. 12, 2019 12:17 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man whose bid to become a firefighter in the state's largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana has sued. The Connecticut Post reports that James Bulerin III says in his lawsuit that he passed all eligibility requirements to become a Bridgeport...

Judge dismisses ex-UConn coach Ollie's complaint over firing

Feb. 5, 2019 1:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn. Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on Monday...

Alex Jones seeks venue change in Sandy Hook defamation cases

Jan. 30, 2019 11:58 AM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for Infowars host Alex Jones have asked a Connecticut judge to move defamation cases against him to another part of the state as he defends discussions on his web show about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre being a hoax. The requests filed Wednesday ask that the...

Ex-UConn coach Ollie takes dispute to state, federal court

Jan. 25, 2019 2:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court. A federal judge in Bridgeport on Friday heard arguments by lawyers for Ollie and the university over a motion that would allow Ollie to move...

The Latest: Judge hears arguments in Ollie-UConn dispute

Jan. 25, 2019 2:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on former UConn basketball coast Kevin Ollie's $10 million dispute with the school over his firing (all times local): 1 p.m. A federal judge in Connecticut has heard arguments in former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie's $10 million dispute with the school over his...

College fires professor accused of giving Nazi salute

Jan. 24, 2019 5:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A community college fired a business professor Thursday accused of comparing education officials to Nazis by shouting in German and giving a Nazi salute for more than 10 minutes at a faculty and administrators' meeting. Paul Broadie II, president of Housatonic Community College in...

The Latest: Prof fired after Nazi pose willing to apologize

Jan. 24, 2019 5:17 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a professor fired after giving a Nazi salute (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A professor accused of making a Nazi salute at a meeting told investigators his actions were "miscalculations." Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Thursday announced the...

Police: Woman wakes up to find naked stranger on top of her

Jan. 19, 2019 3:57 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he broke into the home of a woman who woke up to find a naked stranger on top of her. The Connecticut Post reports 35-year-old Hiram Heredia was detained on $300,000 bail after being charged Friday with home invasion and sexual...