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Police: Bridgeport man accused of mistakenly killing best friend

BRIDGEPORT — A city man is accused of mistakenly killing his best friend who he mistook for a man who had shot him last year, according to police. Eric Ayala, 22, of William Place, was brought back from New York where police said he had fled after being questioned by detectives, and was arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.
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New Italian restaurant opens at Norwalk hotel

NORWALK — Pasquale Conte wants to welcome guests into his restaurants like he’s welcoming them into his home. “It’s all about hospitality. You have to feel comfortable,” said Conte, owner of the new Siena Ristorante with his partner Pietro Polini at Hotel Zero Degrees at 353 Main Ave. in Norwalk. It’s the restaurant’s second location, the first being in Stamford and open since 1997.
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Gabby Petito Funeral Arrangements Announced As Search Continues For Brian Laundrie

BLUE POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Funeral arrangements have been announced for Gabby Petito. The funeral will be held Sunday at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook, N.Y., and will be open to the public from noon until 5 p.m. Services for our sweet Gabby will be held at Moloney Funeral Home in Holbrook on Sunday September 26th from 12pm-5pm. Thank to all for your suppprt and love. — joseph petito (@josephpetito) September 24, 2021 Petito’s family asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Future Gabby Petito Foundation through the Johnny Mac Foundation. For more information, CLICK HERE, or to donate,...
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Police: One shot after fight in Waterbury parking lot

WATERBURY — One person was wounded when a fight led to gunfire in a local parking lot early Thursday, according to police. Lt. Robert Davis said police officers responded to St. Mary’s Hospital around 12:30 a.m. after a call about a man that walked into the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the left hand.
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Three Waterbury residents arrested, accused of selling heroin

WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – Three Waterbury residents are facing charges, accused of selling heroin throughout the city. Amid an ongoing effort to combat the heroin and fentanyl crisis, Waterbury Police Department’s Vice and Intelligence Division, Street Crimes Unit (SCU), Gang Task Force (GTF) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) executed search warrants on three homes Wednesday morning.

Javier Da Silva Sentenced To 30 Years For Kidnapping Valerie Reyes, Leaving Her To Die In A Suitcase By The Side Of The Road

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 30-year prison sentence was given Thursday to the man who killed Valerie Reyes, the New Rochelle woman who disappeared from her home more than two and a half years ago. The judge called Javier da Silva “evil” and his crime “sickening,” CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. Norma Sanchez left U.S. District Court in White Plains after an emotional courtroom confrontation. She was crying as she described her beautiful daughter as someone who brought joy to those who knew her. Valerie Reyes (credit: Greenwich Police) And she directly addressed the man who killed her, telling Da Silva he was “a...
New Haven Register

Police: Norwalk man shot in New Haven early Thursday

NEW HAVEN — A 22-year-old Norwalk man was shot after midnight Thursday on Sargent Drive, according to the New Haven Police Department. Around 12:22 a.m., a New Haven police officer heard gunshots on Sargent Drive between Food Terminal Plaza and Church Street Extension, the police department said. Officers then saw...

I-Team: Rented Rolls Royce went airborne ‘sending sparks flying’ in crash that killed police officer; no occupants wearing seat belts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Investigators believe a rented Rolls Royce went airborne before crashing, killing a Connecticut police officer who was visiting Las Vegas with several other officers, documents obtained by the I-Team said. Robert Ferraro, 34, of East Haven, Connecticut, is facing a charge of DUI resulting in death...

Police seize cocaine, guns from Naugatuck home

NAUGATUCK — State police say they seized firearms, cocaine and narcotics packaging from a home on Carroll Street Thursday morning during the execution of a search warrant that resulted in the arrest of two people and the temporary lockdown of a nearby school. State police said authorities executed a narcotics...
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Assisted Living Facility Employees Overdosed on the Job: Police

East Haven, Conn. police are investigating after two assisted living facility employees overdosed on fentanyl while on the job Wednesday. According to police, a visiting nurse who stopped by to check on one of her patients at the Caroline Manor Assisted Living facility on Clark Avenue found the two employees overdosing on what investigators later determined was fentanyl. Emergency responders administered Narcan to both employees and they were then rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately clear.