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  • Report: Yale professor sexually assaulted students at island research facility

    NEW HAVEN — A former Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students in St. Kitts while he was a Yale professor at a research facility he ran in the Caribbean according to a report released by investigators hired by the school. In January, Yale President Peter Salovey hired former U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly to interview students, alumni and others who may have information about the conduct of Dr. Eugene Redmond, who retired in July 2018 after the school started […]

  • Woman critically injured in Vernon stabbing

    VERNON —  Police have been trying to figure out what led to a woman being stabbed in the leg Tuesday morning on Bellevue Avenue. She is in the hospital fighting for her life. It happened around 10 a.m. Witnesses told FOX61 they said they were shocked because nothing ever happens in the quiet neighborhood. “Nothing ever seems to be going on at all around here,” said Will Baker of Vernon. Baker worked at Swiss Cleaners and Uniform Services. It was a […]

  • Stafford Springs meat supplier pleads guilty to fabricating E. coli test results

    HARTFORD — A Stafford Springs meat supplier has pled guilty to fabricating E. coli test results in federal court. Officials said Memet Beqiri, also known as Matt Beqiri, 32, of Tolland, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hartford federal court to a charge related to his meat processing business’s falsification of numerous E. coli test results. Beqiri pleaded guilty to one count of making and using a false document and aiding and abetting, a charge that […]

  • Watertown Police: Man went to business threatening to shoot nephew

    WATERTOWN — Police said a man entered a local business Monday and threatened to shoot his nephew. Police said around 2:30 p.m. they were called to Stonybrook Construction, to investigate a man who had come to the business. Employees told police the man  entered the lobby with a gun strapped to his hip and asked if a particular employee, his nephew, was working. Employees said the man showed them what appeared to be a police badge, and proceeded to explain […]

  • Hartford police seize 27 handicapped parking placards at Xfinity theater

    HARTFORD — Police seized over two dozen disabled parking placards from people who misused them in order to park free of charge close to the entrance. Police tweeted, “27 improperly used disabled parking placards seized at last 2 @XFINITYTheatre concerts. HPD checks placard numbers and IDs at gate. Misuse WILL result in seizure and/or fine(s). Spaces are for legit tag holders, not so you can park close to the entrance & take up a needed spot! Out of courtesy, @XFINITYTheatre […]

  • Bridgeport police: Firefighter embezzled funds from Firebird Society

    BRIDGEPORT — Police arrested a Bridgeport firefighter and charged him with larceny in connection with unauthorized use of Bridgeport Firebird Society funds. On Monday, police arrested Darrien L. Penix, 43, a captain with the Bridgeport Fire Department and charged him with Larceny 2nd Degree. Fire Chief Richard Thode released a statement on Penix and the charges against him: “We are disappointed to hear of these allegations and will take any further appropriate actions if these charges are found to be […]

  • Fate of legalized marijuana in Connecticut remains hazy

    HARTFORD  — After coming close this year, Connecticut lawmakers have yet to decide when to make another attempt at legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana. Legislators acknowledge it’s doubtful there will be a vote this summer or fall. And despite a desire by proponents to revisit the issue when the General Assembly reconvenes in February, it’s unclear whether that will happen. It’s a shortened legislative session and an election year for lawmakers. “It has been and still is an issue for […]

  • Woman confronted over topless sunbathing removes bathing suit bottom as well: Westport police

    WESTPORT — A confrontation over topless sunbathing lead to charges for a Norwalk woman according to police. Westport police said on July 15 around 1:30 p.m., officers were called to Compo Beach for a report of an indecent exposure.  The caller said she saw a woman on the beach remove the top portion of her bathing suit to tan.  She thought this was inappropriate for a public beach, and attempted to confront the woman about what she was doing.  During […]

  • Shelton Man arrested for juvenile sex assault

    SHELTON — Police arrested a suspect in connection with sexual assaults on a teenage girl. Police said on Friday, they arrested Pawel Dabrowski, 37,  of Shelton. Police said Dabrowski is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl who was known to him. The sex assaults began when the girl was 10-years-old, according to police. Dabrowski was charged with three counts of sex assault in the first degree and three counts of risk of injury to a minor. Dabrowski was arraigned […]

  • 37 foot yacht damaged in Milford fire

    MILFORD — A noontime fire damaged a luxury yacht Monday. Emergency crews responded to 911 calls around 11:30 AM for smoke coming from an unoccupied vessel docked at the Oyster Landing Marina on Dock Rd. Officials said firefighting units including Milford’s Marine 1 fire boat quickly arrived on scene and found active fire and black smoke coming from the 37′ Maxum cabin cruiser. “Firefighters aboard Marine 1 attacked the blaze from Milford Harbor while ground based units assisted with hose lines. […]

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