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  1. Fairfield Man Pays Off Debts With $300K Instant Win Lotto Ticket

    Fairfield Man Pays Off Debts With $300K Instant Win Lotto Ticket

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Southport man who won $300,000 on an instant lottery ticket has paid off his debts and now plans to take a “much-needed vacation” before using the money to further his career.Christopher Gerasimopoulos was stunned after winning the prize on a “$3,000,000 Royale” Instant Ticket, according to a statement from the CT Lottery.“I have no words right now,” he said. “It’s ...

  2. Sopranos Star Pantoliano Of Wilton Hosts Student Film Screening

    Sopranos Star Pantoliano Of Wilton Hosts Student Film Screening

    DARIEN, Conn. – A popular actor widely known for his role on “The Sopranos” is set to be part of a special event at the Darien Arts Center where students from the Manhattan Film Institute will screen their short films.Joe Pantoliano of Wilton, who won an Emmy Award for his work as Ralph Cifaretto on the HBO organized crime drama, will be part of a Q&A session after the films are ...

  3. Bridgeport Sex Offender Returns To Prison After Having Contact With Kids

    Bridgeport Sex Offender Returns To Prison After Having Contact With Kids

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A sex offender who lived in Bridgeport was sentenced Monday to 11 months in prison for having unauthorized contact with children and a host of other behaviors that broke the conditions of his supervised federal release, according to authorities.Donald Luciano, 45, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and five years of probation after he was convicted on July 18, ...

  4. Uber Driver Stole Passenger's Debit Card, Trumbull Police Say

    Uber Driver Stole Passenger's Debit Card, Trumbull Police Say

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A convicted felon driving for Uber is facing criminal charges after stealing and using a passenger's debit card, according to the Connecticut Post.Trumbull police said Antwon McCray, 33, took the woman's card after she used it to pay for her ride, according to the Post.McCray, who served prison time in New York, was wearing a GPS monitoring unit on his ankle at the ...

  5. Police: Westport Man Kicked In Door, Grabbed Woman’s Phone During 911 Call

    Police: Westport Man Kicked In Door, Grabbed Woman’s Phone During 911 Call

    WESTPORT, Conn. – A Westport man is facing several criminal charges after kicking in a woman’s door and snatching her cellphone as she tried to call 911, police said.Joshua Bedol was arrested shortly after the 7 p.m. incident on Sunday, according to a statement from Westport police.Officers responded to a Heathwood Lane home after receiving a report of a disturbance, police said. Once ...

  6. Bridgeport Dealer Gets Prison For Selling Heroin That Killed Trumbull Woman

    Bridgeport Dealer Gets Prison For Selling Heroin That Killed Trumbull Woman

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 23-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Thursday to 46 months in federal prison for selling heroin that caused a fatal overdose in Trumbull, prosecutors said.Jevaughn Watson pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, according to U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.According to Daly’s office, Trumbull police ...

  7. Westport Police Bust Bridgeport Driver With Suspended Driver's License

    Westport Police Bust Bridgeport Driver With Suspended Driver's License

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A 27-year-old Bridgeport man is facing a host of charges after Westport police pulled him over in a Mercedes that had cancelled license plates that belonged to a Volvo, police said.George Wilson was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, after an officer saw him behind the wheel of the Mercedes while driving south on Myrtle Avenue, according to police.After the ...

  8. Norwalk Historical Society Talk Focuses On First Black Diplomat In U.S.

    Norwalk Historical Society Talk Focuses On First Black Diplomat In U.S.

    NORWALK, Conn. – To celebrate Black History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society is holding a talk on the life of Ebenezer D. Bassett, a pioneering black educator who served as the United States’ first black diplomat after the Civil War.Carolyn Ivanoff, an award-winning local historian and educator, is set to deliver the talk, which she has called “The Life and Times of a Quiet ...

  9. Bridgeport Hospital Doctor Reveals 'The Truth About Concussions'

    Bridgeport Hospital Doctor Reveals 'The Truth About Concussions'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A doctor viewed as a worldwide authority on concussions is scheduled to provide a free lecture on the topic at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.Dr. Michael Lee, a board-certified pediatric doctor credentialed as a Concussion ImPACT Test Consultant, has spoken about concussions across the world, according to the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the ...

  10. U.S. Attorney Daly To Address Y's Women Group In Westport

    U.S. Attorney Daly To Address Y's Women Group In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. – The Y’s Women has scheduled a guest speaker at its Feb. 13 meeting who will discuss her role as the U.S. attorney for the state of Connecticut.Deirdre Daly, who was the first woman to be nominated for and confirmed as U.S. attorney in Connecticut, is scheduled to speak at 10:45 a.m. at Temple Israel on Coleytown Road, according to organizers. Coffee and conversation ...

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