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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The state medical examiner has ruled the death of an 18-year-old college student who fell from the roof of a building that housed a Hartford bar an accident.

State Medical Examiner James Gill says that Taylor Lavoie, of East Granby, died from blunt force trauma after falling from the four-story building on March 3.

The Angry Bull Saloon is on the ground floor of the building. The Hartford Courant reports that police say Lavoie and three friends had taken a bus from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain to the bar. They say the friends left without her to catch one of the last buses back to campus.

Officials said last week that the bar decided to surrender its liquor license and close.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.



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HARWINTON, Conn. (AP) Connecticut State Police say a woman whose infant son was found dead in a bag in a reservoir is cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

State police said Thursday that the mother had come forward and spoken to detectives, and the child had been identified as a 1- to 2-week-old boy. Troopers said they were withholding the woman's name, and no charges have been filed.

Authorities said the woman received medical care at a hospital, but did not elaborate. Police also said she is a Connecticut resident.

The baby's remains were found Tuesday morning in a bag in a reservoir in Harwinton maintained by the Bristol Water Department. Water department employees discovered the body.

The medical examiner's office is trying to determine the cause of the infant's death.



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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A Hartford man has pleaded guilty to selling the heroin that led to a fatal overdose.

Aaron Gyambibi pleaded guilty Thursday in New Haven federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin. Gyambibi faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced on July 6.

Authorities say an investigation found that 26-year-old Gyambibi sold heroin to a 31-year-old man who overdosed in an Enfield home on May 7. Police found two bags of heroin in the victim's fist.

Gyambibi has been detained since his arrest in November.



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AVON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut police say a man was killed when a tree limb fell on a school bus he was driving in Avon.

There were no students on board at the time.

The accident occurred Wednesday morning as strong winds swept through the area.

Police say the driver lost control of the bus after the limb fell and it struck a utility pole.

The accident caused a power outage affecting hundreds of local customers.

The crash is under investigation. The driver's name was not made public.

 



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GROTON, Conn. (AP) Connecticut State Police say a body found in a river near a submarine base is that of a missing Montville man.

Naval Submarine Base New London spokesman Chris Zendan said sailors found the body in the Thames River along the base waterfront on Tuesday afternoon. State police on Wednesday identified the body as 31-year-old Lyle Dagenais.

Dagenais went missing Feb. 19 after heading to the river to fish and kayak. Crews located his kayak in the village of Gales Ferry the afternoon of Feb. 20. The Coast Guard later called off the search.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.



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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Milford psychiatrist who authorities say prescribed Adderall, Xanax and other drugs to people who didn't medically require them is headed to prison.

Fifty-two-year-old Ljudmil Kljusev, of Fairfield, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 26 months behind bars. He pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled narcotics and one count of health care fraud.

Kljusev forfeited his Milford offices and the nearly $300,000 found in his offices and business account upon his arrest.

Federal authorities say Kljusev prescribed drugs to patients who paid for office visits and prescriptions in cash. An investigation found that he prescribed the medications without giving full medical examinations and provided prescriptions without confirming conditions.



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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) - A former meteorologist at a Connecticut television station is headed to prison for possessing child pornography.

Justin Goldstein was sentenced Tuesday in Meriden to three years behind bars. He pleaded guilty in January to second-degree possession of child pornography.

Under a deal with prosecutors, Goldstein had agreed to serve three years of a 10-year sentence, followed by 10 years of probation.

The 33-year-old Goldstein worked for WTNH-TV in New Haven. He was suspended after his arrest in July. He no longer worked there in January.

Police started investigating after video files of suspected child porn were downloaded from Goldstein's internet account. Authorities say they found child porn on computers and other devices at Goldstein's Hamden home.



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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Federal authorities say 21 members of a Connecticut street gang have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a drug trafficking ring and several killings and robberies.

U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly on Tuesday announced the dismantling of the Red Side Guerilla Brims- the New Haven-based affiliate of the infamous street gang.

Daly says 20 defendants pleaded guilty and one was convicted of various drug, racketeering and weapons charges. Daly says several defendants admitted to their roles in killing people. Seven cold case murders have been resolved.

The 21st defendant, Robert Short, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bridgeport in connection with a 2011 homicide in Hamden.

Court records show eight defendants have been sentenced so far. At least two face sentences of 30 years to life.



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HARWINTON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say an infant's body has been found inside a bag in a reservoir.

Police say troopers were notified the remains had been found in Harwinton on Tuesday morning.

State police major-crimes detectives are investigating. The medical examiner's office is planning an autopsy.

The reservoir is maintained by the City of Bristol Water Department. The department says the public water supply is safe.

The reservoir has not been used in recent days and will remain offline.



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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting in Hartford two months ago.

Police say 32-year-old Antron Gore faces a murder charge in connection with the Jan. 20 death of Jason Reddick. He is scheduled in court on Monday.

The 37-year-old Reddick was found at about 1 p.m. on Albany Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Gore was identified as the suspect and an arrest warrant was issued Feb. 23. He was arrested Saturday and charged him with murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm.

He is being held on $1 million bond. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.



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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut court has rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

Three judges on the state Appellate Court ruled Monday against Beth Carpenter. She argued her trial lawyer made several mistakes.

Carpenter was convicted of murder and conspiracy in 2002 for plotting with her lover and boss, Haiman Clein, to kill her brother-in-law, Anson "Buzz" Clinton, over Clinton's alleged abuse of his daughter.

Clinton was fatally shot in 1994 in East Lyme.

Carpenter fled to Ireland after the killing and was extradited only after U.S. officials agreed not to seek the death penalty.

Clein is serving 35 years in prison, and hit man Mark Despres is serving 45 years.



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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Two Yale University students say they have created a supplement that prevents hangovers.

The Register reports that Yale seniors Liam McClintock and Margaret Morse were driven to find a hangover blocker after struggling to complete work the morning after nights out. The pair began research by testing supplements to determine what worked. They then developed a formula of their own and tested it on themselves as well as friends.

McClintock and Morse say their elixir, called SunUp, contains 15 ingredients including vitamins and green tea extract. They say it's better than other products because it address the four root causes of hangovers.

The collegiate chemists say a pharmaceutical company is producing their supplement with help from Yale alumni. They hope to sell their product both online and in stores.



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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) - Police in Meriden are investigating a shooting at a bar over the weekend.

Officers were alerted to the shooting around 1:45 a.m. Saturday. The 29-year-old victim was shot in the neck and had already been hospitalized when police arrived. The man was airlifted to an area trauma center. Police say he's expected to survive.

Police say it doesn't appear that there were any other injuries. The investigation is ongoing.



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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Gun enthusiasts in Connecticut believe concerns over changes to federal and state gun laws fueled a 73 percent increase in the number of pistol permits issued in the state last year.

The Bulletin of Norwich reported Saturday that state police issued nearly 30,000 new pistol permits in 2016, up from just over 17,000 in 2015.

Gun owners told the newspaper they believe reasons for the spike included worries that Democrat Hilary Clinton would be elected president and press for more gun control, and that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would seek more gun restrictions.

Pistol permits also increased in 2013, after Democrat Barack Obama was re-elected as president. Permits jumped to nearly 26,700 in 2013, up from about 17,500 in 2012. About 18,000 new permits were issued in 2014.



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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man accused of beating his 76-year-old mother to death nearly two years ago is preparing to go on trial.

Three judges are scheduled to begin hearing evidence Tuesday in the case of Timothy Anderson, of Stamford. The defense says Anderson was legally insane when he punched his mother, Maryann Anderson, several times. She went into a coma and died three days after the attack in March 2015.

Police said Anderson went into a rage after his mother and brother confronted him about his failure to take medication for psychological problems.

Anderson was initially found incompetent to stand trial, but was later ruled competent after receiving mental health treatment.

If he is found not guilty by reason of insanity, he could be sent to a maximum-security state psychiatric hospital.



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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police have identified a Connecticut woman who was dead for days while her 3-year-old daughter was alone and survived on cereal inside their home.

Authorities said Thursday that the woman was 37-year-old Twanna Toler. Her body was discovered Monday in a bedroom of her East Hartford apartment when a social worker went to check on the child because she missed day care.

Police say the girl was dehydrated but healthy. She was taken to a hospital. It's not clear who has custody of her now.

Police say the toddler was alone for several days, but it's not clear exactly how long.

Authorities are awaiting autopsy results. Investigators found no evidence of a crime or break-in.

Court records show Toler had a criminal record including narcotics possession, assault and larceny.



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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Hartford man is facing 28 years behind bars for the fatal shooting of a man during an attempted robbery more than a year ago.

The Hartford Courant reports 27-year-old Nolan Evans pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree manslaughter with a firearm in the April 2015 death of Charles Rogers. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 4.

Authorities say Rogers had been asleep in his vehicle when Evans and another man approached the car. They say Evans woke Roger's up and told him to give him his stuff. Police say Rogers laughed at Evans, who then fired a shotgun through the window.

Investigators had said they were led to Evans by two informants who said Evans talked about the killing.



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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Police are investigating after a woman delivering food in New Britain was found lying in a road with broken bones in her face.

Emergency responders found the 45-year-old woman around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of an apartment building with a cut on her forehead and swollen eyes.

Police say doctors at a hospital found numerous broken bones on her face that were not consistent with a fall.

Police say the woman was missing money and personal items. They believe she was robbed. The victim wasn't immediately identified.



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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut legislative committee has moved along two dueling bills that would expand casino gambling in the state.

Despite Wednesday's vote, members of the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee made it clear the issue is far from settled. Several lawmakers said a broader conversation about the implications of expanding casino gambling is needed.

Colchester Rep. Linda Orange says ``it's a much bigger issue'' than one committee's vote.

One bill authorizes the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a jointly run casino in East Windsor. The tribes say they need the facility to blunt competition from the MGM Resorts International casino being built in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The second bill requires two state agencies to create a process for requesting proposals from developers to build a commercial casino anywhere in Connecticut.



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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut bar will not reopen after an 18-year-old college student fell from the roof of the building that housed it and died.

The Angry Bull Saloon in Hartford had voluntarily turned in the liquor license while the state Liquor Control Commission and police investigated the March 3 death of Taylor Lavoie, of East Granby. State officials said Wednesday the bar decided to surrender its license and close.

The bar is on the ground floor of a four-story building, and police have said it is believed Lavoie was at the bar before her fall.

Police say the death of Lavoie, who was a student at Central Connecticut State University, has been ruled an accident.