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June 2014 Archives

University of Connecticut professor charged with drunk driving

A University of Connecticut associate professor has been charged with failure to signal turn and driving under the influence after a June 14 incident in Vernon. According to reports, the man was heading down Route 30 and was turning into this apartment complex when an officer stopped him around 8:30 p.m. for allegedly not signaling the turn. Bond for the DUI and failure to signal charges was set at $2,500.

Connecticut man says killing was accidental

A jury found that a Connecticut man, who police claimed shot and killed a 47-year-old man during a robbery at A Circle H Food Mart, did not do it on purpose. The 27-year-old Hartford man was convicted of felony murder, manslaughter and robbery on June 10. According to reports, the incident occurred on Aug. 25, 2012, when the man went into the Circle H Food Mart on Burnside Avenue. The man claimed that a drug dealer forced him to rob the store because he owed him $1,700.

Former football player faces drug charges

Charges of possession of a controlled substance can seriously affect a person's reputation and standing in the community, and for those who are well-known, the effect may be even greater. When the charges involve intent to sell or distribution of drugs, the public may be even quicker to pass judgment. Those in the public eye often have to endure more intense scrutiny from the media, which can turn a mistake into a major event.

Connecticut woman accused of larceny

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Connecticut woman accused of larceny over $250 and felony larceny of a motor vehicle. According to reports, the 35-year-old woman was staying at former coworker's house. She had apparently met the man while they were both working at the Mardi Gras Gentlemen's Club. The man apparently let the woman borrow his 2013 Hyundai Elantra to go to a court hearing on March 31.

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