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Prosecutors: Heroin Demand Up

Prosecutors say demand for heroin is up since raids in April 2013 that led to the arrests and prosecutions of about 50 suspects in a southeast Connecticut drug dealing operation.



State Charges Newington Man Collected Unemployment Comp From Jail

State prosecutors say a Newington man collected more than $6,800 in unemployment benefits while he was in jail.


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Acting U.S. Attorney: Shutdown Is Delaying Cases

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor says the partial federal government shutdown has delayed criminal investigations and civil cases and has been “deeply demoralizing” for unpaid prosecutors. Acting U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly […]


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Prosecutors Ask Judge To Dismiss Skakel Appeal

Prosecutors urged a judge Thursday to dismiss Michael Skakel’s latest challenge of his 2002 murder conviction, saying the Kennedy cousin’s claim that his trial attorney did a poor job should have been raised in an earlier appeal and that many of the issues he cites were previously rejected.


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Trial To Start For Two Defendants In “Gifting Table” Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two Guilford women accused of participating in a “gifting tables” pyramid scheme are heading to trial. The federal trial starts Thursday in Hartford for Donna Bello and Jill Platt. They have […]


Criminal Justice

Audit: Half Of State Prosecutors Miss Training

A new audit says half of Connecticut’s prosecutors didn’t meet their annual training requirements for the 2009 and 2010 fiscal years despite previous reports noting the same problem dating back to when training was first mandated in 1998.