Lisa Backus, Stamford Advocate

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Video shows New Haven police van's sudden stop when Randy Cox suffered paralyzing injury

A surveillance video shows the intersection of Mansfield and Division streets when a New Haven police van stopped short while transporting Richard "Randy" Cox. → Read More

CT probation officials lost track of Stamford felon before he killed his son, documents show

Probation official violated policy by not confirming the address of Stamford felon Edgar Ismalej-Gomez before he went off grid and killed his son, records show. → Read More

Naugatuck felon accused of killing daughter due in court today

Christopher Francisquini, the Naugatuck man accused of killing and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter, is scheduled to appear today in Waterbury court. → Read More

Attorney in Jennifer Dulos case: 'Inexcusable' mishandling of evidence should dismiss or transfer charges

The attorney for Michelle Troconis wants her charges in the death of Jennifer Dulos dismissed or the case moved to a different jurisdiction. → Read More

Stamford man killed in fiery Merritt Parkway crash, police say

Peter Matusiewicz, 29, was killed in a three-car crash in Stamford near Exit 34 on the Merritt Parkway Monday night, Connecticut State Police said. → Read More

Dulos defendant Kent Mawhinney summoned to court today

Kent Mawhinney, charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death and disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, is due in Stamford court today. → Read More

Dulos co-defendant Kent Mawhinney due in court Monday

Kent Mawhinney, charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the disappearance and death of Jennifer Dulos will appear in court Monday. → Read More

Plymouth educators in student sex abuse case may lose certifications, official says

Former Plymouth teacher James Eschert, charged with sexually abusing students, and four administrators accused of covering for him may get decertified. → Read More

Stamford fugitive who held woman hostage dies in police standoff in Canada, officials say

Stamford fugitive who held woman hostage and was wanted for sexual assault dies by suicide in standoff with police in Canada, officials said. → Read More

Fired CNN producer from CT sex trafficked girl, attorney claims in lawsuit

The attorney for a child suing fired CNN producer and former Connecticut resident John Griffin is now contending his client was the victim of sex trafficking. → Read More

9/11 charity Tunnel to Towers pays off mortgage for CT state trooper killed in Hurricane Ida

Tunnel to Towers, founded after 9/11, paid off the mortgage for the family of Connecticut... → Read More

CT Child Advocate: Plymouth teacher case shows that adult sexual abuse of kids in school often goes unreported

After the Plymouth educators’ arrests, Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate... → Read More

Identity of man found dead near Waveny Park in New Canaan remains unknown, officials say

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is still working to identify the man whose body was found last week near Waveny Park in New Canaan. → Read More

Jury selection to resume Thursday in Alex Jones defamation award trial in CT for Sandy Hook families

Jury selection resumes Thursday in the Waterbury courthouse for Alex Jones defamation trial to determine how much he'll pay Sandy Hook families and an FBI agent. → Read More

Stamford police: Shelton man charged in March pedestrian crash that killed local woman

The Stamford woman was hit by the Shelton man’s car while she was crossing an I-95 exit... → Read More

NTSB recommends changes to plane’s parking brake safety after fatal 2021 Farmington crash

The parking brake issue that likely caused a deadly 2021 Farmington plane crash had... → Read More

Federal prosecutors are seeking more time in the Nathan Carman case

A federal prosecutor has asked a judge to extend the “speedy trial” requirement due to the complexity of the case. → Read More

FBI agents in Connecticut using ‘extra caution’ after Ohio attack

FBI agents throughout Connecticut are “exercising extra caution” after an armed confrontation at a field office in Ohio on Thursday. → Read More

Heavy police presence at Waveny Park in New Canaan

Local and state police are at Waveny Park in New Canaan conducting an investigation... → Read More

CT renews contract with company fined for falsifying reports after worker’s death, records show

Connecticut issued a new contract to the Virginia company that was fined $137,000 by the... → Read More