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This Woman's Alleged Crimes: Keying Cars, Bad Spelling

Shannon Csapilla keyed 'wore' into friend's car in jealous rage: cops

(Newser) - There's no time to consult a dictionary in the midst of a jealous rage, apparently. Police in Connecticut say they charged a 20-year-old woman with criminal mischief on Thursday after she allegedly keyed the cars of her ex and a former friend but misspelled a key word in the... More »

OB-GYN Takes Uterus Out of Pregnant Woman

Conn. doctor fined $5K for his mistake, but he's still in good standing at hospital

(Newser) - A Connecticut gynecologist was fined $5,000 yesterday by the state Medical Examining Board for mistakenly performing a hysterectomy on a patient he didn't know was pregnant. Dr. Jonathan Foster performed a laparoscopic hysterectomy, a procedure that removes the uterus, on the woman at Saint Mary's Hospital in... More »

In Conn. Nail Salon Raid, Only 2 Were Legal

Sweep finds 23 salons violating wage and hour laws

(Newser) - Nearly two dozen nail salons were shut down in Connecticut—at least temporarily—after a random sweep by the Department of Labor earlier this month. Inspired by New York state's response to a New York Times investigation into nail salons , and after complaints, officials randomly investigated 25 salons from... More »

Discovery of Torso May End Grisly Mystery in Connecticut

It's a likely match for arms, legs found earlier

(Newser) - Police in Connecticut say they've found a human torso in an abandoned building two weeks after discovering a pair of severed arms and legs elsewhere in New Haven. State and local police, using cadaver dogs, began searching two buildings that share a parking lot after receiving a tip yesterday.... More »

Teen's Dying Act Completes Her Bucket List

She had already kissed in the rain and been to Spain

(Newser) - After Rebecca Townsend was struck and killed by a car on her way home from a fireworks display on July 2, heartbroken friends and relatives discovered that the 17-year-old had written a "bucket list" years earlier—and completed it in her final moments. The list, which was part of... More »

Dad Who Leapt Off Bridge With Baby Sent Mom Chilling Texts

'He's dead ... And soon I will be too'

(Newser) - The body of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno was found Tuesday night in the Connecticut River, and 21-year-old Tony Moreno, his father, has been charged in his murder after confessing to tossing him off a bridge , the AP reports. Before jumping into the water himself, Moreno made what he thought was a... More »

Mom of Missing Baby Told Court of Dad's Threats

Infant still missing after suicidal father jumps off Conn. bridge

(Newser) - Authorities resumed searching the Connecticut River today for a 7-month-old baby who they think went off a bridge with his suicidal father. The father—22-year-old Tony Moreno—survived the 120-foot plunge and was pulled from the water by firefighters Sunday night, reports NBC Connecticut . But there's still no sign... More »

Guy's Forgotten Glasses Accidentally Earn Him $30K

Bob Sabo hit the wrong button on the lottery machine—and the jackpot

(Newser) - A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier. Bob Sabo of Easton says he didn't want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, so he decided to buy a ticket from... More »

Gun Law Saved 296 Lives in One State

Connecticut law reduced gun violence by 40%, study says

(Newser) - For the past 20 years, people in Connecticut have needed a permit to buy a handgun—and that's reduced gun violence in the state by up to 40%, according to a new study. Published in the American Journal of Health , the study looks at 1995 state legislation that requires... More »

Burger King Customer Arrested After Citing Movie

Gary Kuhn was denied breakfast, which allegedly brought Michael Douglas to mind

(Newser) - Many of us have experienced the pain of arriving at a fast-food restaurant hungry for breakfast at 10:55am, only to be told the meal stopped being served at 10:30am. Most of us, however, weren't arrested after the experience. Not so for Gary Kuhn, a Connecticut man who... More »

Racist Graffiti Shuts Connecticut College Down

President calls for one-day hiatus to address 'ignorance and hatred'

(Newser) - There are no classes today at New London's Connecticut College, but it's not for a holiday or snow day. Instead, events to eliminate what President Katherine Bergeron calls "this ignorance and hatred" have been planned after racist graffiti was found scrawled in bathroom stalls yesterday at the... More »

Cops: Youths Murdered Man for Spilling Coffee

Passers-by ignored Stamford murder, police say

(Newser) - A man who moved to the US from Guatemala for a better life 20 years ago was murdered in Stamford, Conn., last week in a shocking, unprovoked attack. Police say warehouse manager Antonio Muralles, 52, was killed after he walked out of a McDonald's last Wednesday evening and bumped... More »

Cops: Wesleyan Students Took Bad Batch of MDMA

2 Wesleyan students in critical condition

(Newser) - A bad batch of MDMA is believed to have caused overdoses that sent 11 students to the hospital, according to police in Middletown, Conn. Police say at least two of the Wesleyan University students are in critical condition after taking the drug—also known as Molly—on Saturday night, reports... More »

Guy Gets 2 Years for Killing Cats of Fiancee's Family

Timothy Olschafskie pleads guilty to killing 5 cats

(Newser) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to two years in prison for killing five cats belonging to his fiancee's family—a crime that animal rights advocates protested outside of court. Timothy Olschafskie (ol-SHAF'-skee) pleaded guilty Friday in Enfield Superior Court to multiple counts of maliciously killing animals. He... More »

Conn., NYC Shut Down Roads Starting Tonight

De Blasio wants all non-emergency vehicles off NYC streets by 11pm

(Newser) - The roads in Connecticut and New York City will be empty tonight: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy instituted a travel ban for the entire state beginning at 9pm tonight at a morning news conference on the looming blizzard, saying, "It's imperative that you have a plan in place to... More »

Connecticut Jolted by 12th Earthquake in Week

Rare quake swarm may be linked to ancient fault

(Newser) - There's no fracking or tectonic plate boundaries in Connecticut, so experts haven't got a ready explanation for a swarm of earthquakes that has hit the eastern part of the state over the last week. There have been 12 quakes since last Thursday, the strongest of them a 3.... More »

Contractor Pays $5M Over Xmas Fire That Killed 5

He settles lawsuit with father of 3 girls

(Newser) - A contractor who accidentally caused a fire at a Connecticut home that killed three girls and two of their grandparents on Christmas Day 2011 has agreed to settle part of a wrongful-death lawsuit by paying the children's father $5 million. Court records show that contractor Michael Borcina and his... More »

3.3 Quake Reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island

Region experienced two other tiny temblors last week before today's quake

(Newser) - It's been a shaky week for some Connecticut and Rhode Island residents who've experienced a series of small earthquakes, the latest one early this morning, the AP reports. The US Geological Survey has confirmed a 3.3-magnitude temblor took place around 6:30am near the Connecticut-Rhode Island border.... More »

Court Rules Teen Must Undergo Chemo

Connecticut 17-year-old thinks it will do more harm than good

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl in Connecticut lost a court battle today to stop her chemotherapy treatments. The state Supreme Court ruled that child-welfare authorities were within their rights to take temporary custody of the teen because she and her mom think the chemo will do more harm than good, reports the... More »

Murderer Sues Connecticut Over Prison Porn Ban

Conn. man says ban being used to deny him art book

(Newser) - Dwight Pink Jr. has a few decades left to serve of his 56-year murder sentence, and he doesn't want to spend all that time without nude pictures. The Connecticut inmate is suing the state in federal court over its 2011 ban on "pictorial depictions of sexual activity or... More »

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