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Bus driver says he didn't know his gummy snacks included THC

Jun. 15, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A commercial bus driver has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn’t know were infused with THC. Jinhuan Chen appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior...

Police find 6-year-old's burns not intentionally inflicted

Jun. 10, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut boy who suffered serious burns while with other neighborhood children was not the target of a deliberate attack, police said Friday. An investigation, which included a review of video that captured the April 24 incident, determined that four...

8th person gets prison time for shooting outside courthouse

Jun. 08, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison Wednesday for his role in violent gang activity in Bridgeport, including a brazen midday shooting in front of a state courthouse that wounded four people in 2020, federal prosecutors said. ...

Lawmaker's trial delayed, jury dismissed amid video dispute

Jun. 03, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The trial of a Connecticut state senator and his 2018 campaign treasurer on federal fraud charges has been delayed indefinitely amid a legal fight over whether a 28-minute video that surfaced recently can be used as evidence. Jury selection began Tuesday...

Jury selection starts in trial of lawmaker accused of fraud

May. 31, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of a Connecticut state senator and his 2018 campaign treasurer on federal fraud charges alleging they lied in efforts to obtain nearly $180,000 in public funds for his election bid. Bridgeport Democratic Sen....

Suspension of Bridgeport cop in Black woman's case reversed

May. 19, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An independent arbitrator says a police detective in Connecticut’s largest city should have his administrative leave reversed, after he and another officer were taken off the job earlier this year amid allegations of insensitivity in their handling of separate cases in...

Court OKs suit related to Bridgeport police hiring scandal

May. 14, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Bridgeport assistant police chief’s lawsuit claiming he was defrauded out of the police chief’s job can go forward, a state appeals court has ruled. James Nardozzi’s lawsuit stemmed from the hiring scandal that landed the city’s police...

Family: Injured boy screamed 'Mommy, they lit me on fire'

Apr. 27, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Connecticut boy suffered serious burns to his face and legs after being hit with a burning ball thrown by another young child, according to his family. The boy was being treated for second- and third-degree burns at Bridgeport Hospital and is...

Alex Jones to recoup $75,000 in fines in Sandy Hook lawsuit

Apr. 15, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will be getting back the $75,000 in fines he paid to a Connecticut court for failing to appear at a deposition last month in a lawsuit over his assertions that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, a judge...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 15, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Bangor Daily News. April 14, 2022. Editorial: Rick Lawrence makes welcome history as 1st Black justice confirmed to Maine high court Supremely qualified people keep making history. This week, the Maine Senate confirmed Judge Rick Lawrence to the Maine Supreme Judicial...