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  • Police: Westport man had 4,900 images of child porn
    WESTPORT — A 42-year-old Westport man has been arrested for allegedly possessing nearly 5,000 images of child pornography. Michael Spero was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree possession of child pornography. In February 2018, the Connecticut State Police Computer Crime Unit forwarded two “Cyber Tips” to the Westport Police Department involving images of child pornography that had been uploaded to the internet. Sgt. Sereniti Dobson of the Westport Police Youth Division initiated an investigation and was able to determine both images were uploaded from the same residence. Through her investigative efforts, Dobson identified the suspect who uploaded the images as Michael Spero, 42, of Westport.
  • Malloy: Tribes must be in on sports betting
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is talking with Connecticut’s Indian tribes about sharing sports betting and revenue in anticipation of a special legislative session to authorize the newly legal form of gambling. "The future is now and it’s happened," Malloy said of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week that opened up sports betting for the states. "We need to definitively state what our position is." Malloy on Tuesday expressed no interest in also taking on the thorny issue of a waterfront casino in Bridgeport or challenging the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indian’s exclusive right to offer gambling on their reservations.
  • Malloy signs pay equity bill to help women
    HARTFORD — Flanked by supporters including dozens of women, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday signed a bill designed to help close the gender pay gap. “Even as they work harder and harder, the pay gap between men and women who are doing the same job continues to grow — particularly among women of color, and that is completely unacceptable,” Malloy said before signing bipartisan legislation passed by the General Assembly. “Our work to make sure that women and people of color are paid equally for their work must continue every year in the legislature and every day as we work toward a culture of equality,” Malloy added.
  • 4 Stratford men held in Lordship burglary attempt
    STRATFORD - An alert Lordship resident who witnessed a recent attempted burglary, has led to the arrest of four Stratford men. Police said Dontrel Flathers, 22; Jacob Ricco, 21; Jalenthen Feliciano, 22; and Sergio Barrera, 21, were arrested after officers investigated the attempted burglary at Third Avenue house in Lordship. Lt. Frank Eannotti said in a release that the witness gave a description of the suspects and their vehicle to officers.
  • Eversource asked to drop 16 percent gas rate hike
    HARTFORD — Consumer advocates are demanding Eversource drop a requested 16 percent rate increase for natural gas, noting the electric company is already reaping profits from new federal tax breaks and doesn’t need a costly price hike. “Eversource is on notice: if they persist in this unconscionable, massive rate increase I will help consumers in opposing it,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, referring to a rate case before the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. “Consumers are watching and cannot afford this rate hike,” Blumenthal said. “Eversource has reaped millions in federal tax breaks and has no justifiable reason for yet another sweeping rate hike.” Eversource is requesting a 15.
  • Motorists catch driver after crash in West Rock tunnel
    A 22-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested after crashing his car in the West Rock tunnel Sunday evening and attempted to flee on foot. State Police say several passing motorists were able to stop Kevin Guerrero from leaving the scene as he ran northbound in the tunnel. When troopers arrived, they took Guerrero in custody. According to a state police report, the incident started at 7:25 p.m. with two vehicles traveling northbound on the Wilbur Cross Parkway, near Exit 59 in New Haven. Guerrero was driving a 20018 Nissan Versa, registered to Hertz. The other vehicle, a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek was driven by a 40-year-old Windsor Locks woman. Inside her vehicle were two boys, ages 6 and 7.
  • Milford cops: Man assaulted officers, defecated in jail cell
    MILFORD - A Bridgeport man has been arrested on several charges after police said he assaulted officers and later urinated and and defecated in a jail cell. Rafael Cruz, 27, of French Street, was charged with three counts of assault of a police officer, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, creating a public disturbance, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and second-degree breach of peace. The incident happened on Saturday when police saw two men having a verbal argument outside a Daniels Street restaurant. Officers then observed one male attempt to walk away from the other man. Cruz then punched the man walking away with a closed fist. Officers intervened and separated the parties.
  • Additional damage further delays power restoration for some
    Eversource crews have uncovered additional, extensive tornado damage to some of the hardest hit towns in the state, pushing back expected power restoration for some. Tuesday, a massive storm his Connecticut — which included three tornadoes and macroburst — and left devastation in its wake that many community had never before experienced. Eversource reported a total of 16,109 customers without power as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Around 6 p.m. Saturday, Eversource announced power restoration might not be completed until 11:59 p.m. Monday in Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown, New Fairfield, Oxford and Southbury.
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