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NEW YORK | Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

NEW YORK  — An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with kidnapping. It … Continue reading NEW YORK | Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

Man nicknamed ‘Willy Wonka’ pleads guilty to multiple crimes

SALEM, Mass.  — The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as “Willy Wonka” or the “Chocolate Man” has pleaded guilty to 60 charges. The Salem News reports that 47-year-old William “Willy Wonka” Rodriguez pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in crimes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut that netted … Continue reading Man nicknamed ‘Willy Wonka’ pleads guilty to multiple crimes

Massachusetts News: Connecticut Man, Jermane Merlyn Samuel Indicted on Federal Firearms Charge

BOSTON, Ms. – A Connecticut man was indicted yesterday in federal court in Springfield on a federal firearms charge. Jermane Merlyn Samuel, 35, of Enfield, Conn., was indicted on one count of possessing and receiving a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Samuel was charged by complaint and arrested in September 2018; he has been … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Connecticut Man, Jermane Merlyn Samuel Indicted on Federal Firearms Charge

ENFIELD, Conn | Airport fracas charge against singer Gretchen Wilson dropped

ENFIELD, Conn  — Country singer Gretchen Wilson has agreed to donate $500 to charity to settle a criminal charge related to a disturbance at a Connecticut airport last month. The Grammy-winning “Redneck Woman” singer appeared Thursday in court in Enfield. A misdemeanor breach of peace charge will be dismissed based on the donation to a … Continue reading ENFIELD, Conn | Airport fracas charge against singer Gretchen Wilson dropped

NEW YORKJackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery again

NEW YORK — Bill Laimbeer and the Las Vegas Aces are on a hot streak. The franchise will have the first pick in the WNBA draft for a third straight year after barely missing the playoffs this past season. No team had ever had the No. 1 pick in three consecutive years. “Well, you know, … Continue reading NEW YORKJackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery again

NORWALK, Conn. | Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut

NORWALK, Conn.— A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe’s first dealings with Europeans, archeologists said on Tuesday during a tour of the site. The find on a small sliver of land next to railroad tracks that carry Amtrak and Metro-North commuter … Continue reading NORWALK, Conn. | Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut

NEW YORK | Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery for third straight year

NEW YORK  — The Las Vegas Aces will pick first in the WNBA draft for a third straight year. Las Vegas won the draft lottery Tuesday night after barely missing the playoffs this past season. The Aces had the second-best chance (27.6 percent) to secure the top choice after finishing with the second-worst combined record … Continue reading NEW YORK | Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery for third straight year

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Romania recalls McCain’s anti-corruption letter

WASHINGTON— The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain and other related activities after his death on Saturday at his Arizona home (all times local): 7:25 a.m. U.S. Sen. John McCain is being remembered in Romania for a letter he sent to the government urging the East European nation not to backtrack on fighting corruption. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Romania recalls McCain’s anti-corruption letter