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Police: Metal in roadway punctures tires on 34 cars

Apr. 8, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The week started on a flat note for nearly three dozen Connecticut motorists. State police say a large piece of metal on a highway was responsible for flattening tires on at least 34 vehicles Monday morning on the ramp from Interstate 84 to Route 8 in Waterbury. No injuries were...

Couple charged with taking 3 children held on high bond

Apr. 1, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mother and her boyfriend charged with taking the woman's three children to Mexico without authorization have been held on six-figure bond. The Republican-American reports that Crystal McGrath was held on $580,000 bond and Lester Joy was held on $500,000 bond during an...

Couple accused of taking 3 kids returned to Connecticut

Mar. 30, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and her boyfriend accused of taking the woman's three children during a supervised visit are back in Connecticut. Waterbury Police Lt. David Silverio says Crystal McGrath and Lester Joy were extradited on Friday from Texas. They were taken into custody...

State Supreme Court to hear case over recess assault

Mar. 26, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the appeal of a mother whose daughter was assaulted by another student during an elementary school recess. The Republican-American reports that the case centers on whether a lower court should have required an expert to testify on...

29 people charged in major drug selling ring

Mar. 21, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Federal and local authorities in Connecticut say 29 people have been charged in a major drug-selling ring that distributed heroin and cocaine in the Waterbury area. Officials arrested 23 people Wednesday and one Thursday. Another suspect already was in state custody and four more...

Children taken from Connecticut found in Mexico

Mar. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Three children from Connecticut authorities say were taken by their noncustodial mother during a supervised visit have been found safe in Mexico. Waterbury police Lt. David Silverio said Monday the children ages 7, 5 and 2, were returned to Connecticut over the weekend. Authorities...

Additional fraud charges filed against financial adviser

Mar. 6, 2019 2:20 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed more charges against a former financial adviser in Connecticut who allegedly defrauded clients out of more than $1 million through a Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors say a federal grand jury in New Haven on Tuesday approved nine additional counts...

Students take to trade careers

Mar. 4, 2019 2:38 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — When Trevor Gursky, 20, was a high school student, he didn't know a bright future awaited him as an electrician. Teachers and counselors ingrained in him that a college degree is necessary for a financially stable life, so he enrolled at Naugatuck Valley Community College. "It was...

Man who lured friend to robbery scene gets 18 years

Mar. 2, 2019 2:42 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man authorities say lured a friend to a robbery that ended in his death, but later cooperated with investigators, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. The Republican-American reports that 25-year-old Tysean Snow was sentenced Friday in connection with the fatal...

Company fined $6,100 for Naugatuck River oil spill

Feb. 27, 2019 11:39 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has fined a Connecticut company $6,100 for an oil spill that left the Naugatuck River covered in a sheen for days last year. The Republican-American reports that Global Brass and Copper agreed to pay the fine and take measures to prevent another...