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Witness Says Former Bloomfield Woman Paid $5k To Have Ex-Husband Killed

A felon with a long rap sheet testified Tuesday that a woman paid him $5,000 to kill her ex-husband in 2012 during a child custody court case that police said had millions of dollars at stake.


Courtesy Department of Agriculture

Abused Horses In Permanent State Possession

State agriculture officials will take permanent possession of a Redding woman’s two horses after she was charged with animal cruelty.


Richard Shenkman reacts to the judge's sentence, as his attorney Hugh Keefe takes notes. Pool Photo, The Day/Sean D. Elliot.

Appellate Court Turns Down Former Ad Exec’s Appeal

A former advertising executive serving 70 years in prison for kidnapping his ex-wife and burning down their house has lost his legal appeal.



Judge Revisits Ruling

By DAVE COLLINS  Associated Press  NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Attorneys for a Connecticut mother and her three children pleaded with a judge Monday not to rescind a rare order prohibiting a newspaper from publishing […]


Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft, 2002 (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Kraft, Belichick Among Possible Witnesses At Hernandez Trial

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.


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Hip Hop Artist Charged In Hamden Man’s Death

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – Police have made a second arrest in the shooting death of a resident after he answered his door. Police say Nicholas Papantoniou, who goes by his professional artist name “Nickel P,” […]



Branford Man Pleads No Contest To Vehicular Manslaughter In Wife’s Death

A Branford man whose wife died in a crash while police say he drove under the influence of alcohol has pleaded no-contest to second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle.


Steven Hayes (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Judge Rejects Hayes Claim Of Non-Kosher Food

A federal judge has rejected claims by a convicted murderer that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.


Aaron Hernandez (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Authorities Again Search Aaron Hernandez Home

Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he’s charged in.



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