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Dulos back in court over bond compliance issue

Sep. 22, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man charged in the disappearance of his estranged wife is headed back to court over questions about whether he has been complying with the terms of his bond. Fotis Dulos, who is charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in the May disappearance of Jennifer Dulos...

Man who robbed cab driver, left ID, sentenced to 6 years

Sep. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who robbed a cab driver at gunpoint but who made it easy for police to track him down because he left his wallet behind has been sentenced to six years in prison. The Stamford Advocate reports that 48-year-old Jihad Amir was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in May to...

Lighthouse offers a beacon to LGBTQ teens in Connecticut

Sep. 17, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — When Joe Belisle was growing up in the 1970s, there were no support groups or resources for teenagers questioning their sexuality. So, he and other teens made what they thought was the safest decision — they remained under the radar and hid their identities. For Belisle, a...

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Sep. 16, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated before and after the...

Names of California boat fire victims released

Sep. 12, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said it has identified all 34 people killed in a scuba diving boat fire off the Southern California coast. They are: — Carol Diana Adamic, 60, of Santa Cruz, California — Juha Pekka Ahopelto, 50, Sunnyvale, California...

Police: Man who hit head on ground after violent shove dies

Sep. 12, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are investigating the death of a homeless man they say hit his head on the ground after a violent shove during an argument. Stamford police say they responded to a "tumultuous scene" at about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 and found a man down on the sidewalk going in and...

The Latest: Attorneys general are split on opioid settlement

Sep. 11, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a tentative settlement between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. State attorneys general are offering mixed opinions on a tentative opioid-crisis settlement reached between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, owned...

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Sep. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the...

Church says 2 more priests accused of sexual abuse

Sep. 10, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic Diocese in Connecticut has disclosed the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse. Both priests named by Bridgeport Bishop Frank Caggiano are deceased. Caggiano says the Rev. Vincent P. Cleary was ordained in 1944 and served...

The Latest: Purdue Pharma says settlement negations continue

Sep. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Purdue Pharma's settlement negotiations (all times local): 8:25 p.m. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says it's continuing to negotiate a settlement over the toll of opioids, a day after some state attorneys general sent a letter to their colleagues saying talks with the...