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Doctor Accused of Fraud Has Bigger Problems Now

FBI says Anatoly Braylovsky tried to hire a hitman to take out a witness

(Newser) - Connecticut doctor Anatoly Braylovsky got burned in a sting operation last year and was charged with making bogus opioid prescriptions. This year, the FBI says he got burned in yet another sting and is charged with trying to hire a hitman to help him beat the first charges. As the...

Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear
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Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear

We doubt the black bear could use the TP it swiped off a Conn. resident's porch, but A for effort

(Newser) - Last month, the Hearst Connecticut Media editorial board asked a pointed question: "Can we talk about all these bears in CT?" But while the board expressed concern about the 5,500-plus bear sightings in the state this year—more than double the number from 10 years ago—it didn'...

Introducing Your New Bus Driver: Mom and Dad

Meanwhile, one school district will force many kids to walk

(Newser) - Schools in many states are having a hard time finding school bus drivers—to the extent that one school is offering to pay parents who drive their kids. The EastSide Charter School in Wilmington, Del., is offering $700 per year for each child that is dropped off and picked up....

Grad Charged After Hitler Quote Turns Up in Yearbook

Connecticut high school students will get a replacement book

(Newser) - A recent high school graduate has been charged with two counts of third-degree computer crime after some offensive quotes turned up in the yearbook. Two students at Glastonbury High School in Connecticut found very different quotes on their pages than the ones they’d chosen. One, with references to drugs,...

Sandy Hook Families: Gunmaker Sent Us 18K Cartoons

Motion tied to suit alleges Remington handed over tens of thousands of 'random' files to stall

(Newser) - A gunmaker sued in 2014 by nine Sandy Hook families has spent seven years pulling together tens of thousands of documents for discovery proceedings, claiming it was using "extensive resources" to do so. Now, in a complaint filed last week in Connecticut Superior Court, lawyers for those families allege...

Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal in 19th State

Connecticut plans to address harm done by war on drugs

(Newser) - Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law. People age 21 and older will be allowed to possess and consume marijuana beginning on July 1 under the new law, which also...

State Makes Prison Phone Calls on the House

Connecticut is the first state to remove the barrier to families keeping in contact

(Newser) - Connecticut has gone from charging some of the highest rates in the nation for prison phone calls to providing them free of charge. A vendor with the state contract has been charging as much as $5 for a 15-minute call, WTNH reports. Inmates, including juveniles, will now be entitled to...

Outrage After 8th Noose Found at Amazon Site

'There's no way this should be happening in Connecticut in 2021'

(Newser) - After a seventh noose was found at a warehouse construction site in Connecticut last week, Amazon closed the Windsor site for the weekend to install extra security measures as police and the FBI investigated the incident as a possible hate crime. Community leaders expressed outrage after an eighth noose was...

Weeks Long Search For Mother Ends in Tragedy and Arrest

The body of Jessica Edwards was found and her husband was charged

(Newser) - The body of a Connecticut woman who'd been the subject of a search for nearly two weeks has been found, a development that led police directly to her young husband. Per ABC News , the South Windsor Police Department announced the discovery of 30-year-old Jessica Edwards' body in an East...

Amazon Halts Warehouse Build After 7th Noose Is Found

Local police are working with FBI and state authorities on 'potential' hate crimes

(Newser) - Amazon has temporarily shut down a new warehouse construction site in Connecticut after a seventh noose was found hanging over a beam, a series of incidents local police called potential hate crimes. Another rope tied like a noose was discovered Wednesday at the site in Windsor, about 10 miles north...

Killer's Appeal Rejected in Triple Homicide

Joshua Komisarjevsky and another man murdered a woman, daughters in Connecticut

(Newser) - The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder, sexual assault, and other crimes in the killings of a woman and her two daughters , ages 11 and 17, in a 2007 home invasion. Justices issued a 7-0 decision Monday upholding the convictions against Joshua Komisarjevsky, per...

Ancient Coins Suggest Notorious Pirate Hid in America

Arabic coins linked to Capt. Henry Every found across New England

(Newser) - A handful of Arabic coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet's oldest cold cases. The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the world's most-wanted criminal after plundering...

Friends of Almost a Decade Find Out They&#39;re Sisters
BFFs Make Startling Discovery
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BFFs Make Startling Discovery After Taking DNA Tests

Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti of Connecticut find out they're actually sisters

(Newser) - There are scatterings of stories about long-lost siblings meeting after completing DNA testing kits. But one such story is especially amazing because, as the Washington Post reports, the two women who discovered they were sisters were already great friends. Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti developed a close relationship while working...

Police Obtain Arrest Warrant in Death of Yale Student

Qinxuan Pan is believed to be in Georgia

(Newser) - Previously a person of interest in the death of Yale grad student Kevin Jiang, Qinxuan Pan now faces murder charges, NBC reports. In a Saturday Facebook post , the New Haven Police Department said that it had obtained an arrest warrant for Pan, a MIT researcher, in connection with the shooting...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America

Massachusetts comes out on top

(Newser) - Schooling has been upended during the coronavirus pandemic, but education remains paramount for future opportunities, so WalletHub took a look to see which states offer the best chance at becoming an egghead. The site examined all 50 states across 18 metrics in two main categories: educational attainment, which includes the...

Vigil for Murdered UPS Driver: 'The Worst Thing Happened'

Colleagues gather in Conn. to remember Nathan Burke, 28, who cops say was killed by co-worker

(Newser) - UPS workers gathered Wednesday evening in Watertown, Conn., to pay tribute to a colleague who police say was assaulted and killed by another co-worker. After receiving a call about an accident involving a UPS truck late Tuesday night, police found 28-year-old driver Nathan Burk in that truck, assaulted with a...

Cops Say UPS Employee Killed Co-Worker, Fled

Connecticut man arrested after manhunt

(Newser) - A 19-year-old UPS worker accused of killing a co-worker in Connecticut was taken into custody after a manhunt Wednesday, police say. Connecticut State Police say they responded to reports of an accident involving a UPS truck in Watertown around 10:30pm Tuesday and found that the driver had been assaulted,...

Billionaire's Son Killed in Freak Crash in Connecticut

Devon Dalio, son of Ray Dalio, crashed into a Verizon store and largely destroyed it

(Newser) - Devon Dalio, the 42-year-old son of hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, died in a car crash that made headlines in Connecticut this week, per the AP . On Thursday afternoon, an Audi crashed into a Verizon store at a shopping center in Greenwich and burst into flames, said Greenwich police and...

Cop Suspended for Starting 'Major Crimes Dead Pool'

He asked colleagues to bet where Hartford's first murder of 2021 would happen

(Newser) - Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody says he was "disgusted, angry, and disappointed" to discover that a detective had tried to organize a betting pool on where the Connecticut city's first murder of 2021 would happen. Thody says Detective Jeffrey Placzek, a 16-year veteran of the force, will face...

Chief Slams Detective for 'Appalling Lack of Judgment'

It all revolves around a 'dead pool'

(Newser) - A Connecticut police detective ran into trouble when he tried to establish a "Major Crimes Dead Pool" by inviting colleagues to place bets on where the city's first murder of 2021 would take place. The detective, who has not been named, was charged with violating the Hartford Police...

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