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22
Mar
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Former WTNH Meteorologist Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Goldstein

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Justin Goldstein former WTNH News 8 meteorologist was sentenced on Tuesday on possession of child pornography, in a Meriden court.  He also got 10-year probation after he is released. 

The 33-year-old Hamden man made a plea deal with prosecutors where he pleaded guilty to second-degree possession of child pornography.  The investigation began in June of last year; the newsman was then arrested on 13 July by Connecticut State Police. 

The Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, collaborated with the FBI, Homeland Security Investigation and the Hamden Police in the investigation and arrest. 

Tue
21
Mar
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Quinnipiac's Cindarella run Unnoticed in the Shadow of UConn

Quinnipiac University Women's Basketball

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

After a victory over the University of Miami Hurricanes Women’s Basketball team the Quinnipiac Bobcats has moved into the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the university’s history. 

QU head coach Tricia Fabbri said,” …this was the year we were really determined to not only knock, but kick that door in and boy did we do that in quite a fashion.”  She made that statement shortly after the team’s victory over the reputed school. 

We can’t talk about Connecticut Women’s basketball without mentioning the UConn Huskie Women logging in their 109th straight victory, shutting down Syracuse by 30 points, their next contest in against the mighty UCLA. 

Mon
20
Mar
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Kidnapper arrested in Hamden

Hamden Police Department

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Police arrested Bridgeport resident Perry Deshazo, 26, on Saturday on kidnapping charges. 

Bridgeport Police reached out to Hamden Police department on Saturday night regarding an abduction from Bridgeport, the department said the man was armed and dangerous and driving a red Nissan Altima. 

Hamden responded to a local apartment complex while outside the building officers observed the dark red Nissan Altima passing by and quickly began pursuit.  The man then turned onto a dead end street where he stopped with no incident and was arrested.

Was is expected to be in the Meriden Superior court on Monday and is being held on a $2.5 million bond. 

Fri
17
Mar
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Hamden Assisted Living center Ablaze

Davenport-Dunbar Housing

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thehinkering.com

 

The Hamden Fire Department responded to an elderly housing complex after the report of fire on the third floor was reported. 

Forty people were evacuated for smoke inhalation, no one was seriously injured and the fire was quickly brought under control.   The incident happened at the Davenport-Dunbar Residence on Putnam Avenue.  Authorities say residents were well versed in evacuation procedure thanks to regular fire drills.

Officials say, out of an abundance of caution crews responded with extra ambulances and one woman was taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation and anxiety.  

Mon
13
Mar
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Walgreens Employee accused of Stealing Pain Killers

Burkhart

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Hamden Walgreens employee is being accused for allegedly stealing opioids by writing herself prescriptions for the powerful pain killer Percocet. 

Last week Deane Burkhart of Wallingford is being charged with receiving 174 pills during transactions where she had forged the name of a local physician according to reports.  Burkhart, worked at the Walgreens at 2505 Whitney Ave., she is being charged with seven counts of sixth-degree larceny, seven counts of illegally obtaining prescription drugs, and seven counts of second degree forgery. 

She is expected to be in Superior Court in Meriden on 22 March for an arraignment.  

Fri
10
Mar
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Hamden Fire Department Rescues 7-year-old after 3-story fall

Hamden Fire Department

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden firefighters rushed to the aid of a 7-year old fall victim on Tuesday.  The boy fell out of a third floor window just before 9pm.  The boy had just been put to bed around 8:30PM and fifteen minutes later his mother hear screaming coming from outside. 

Police responded to a multifamily building on State Street after a report was called in after the boy fell from the window.  The incident is being investigated.  

Wed
08
Mar
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Mayor Balzano Leng announces Spending Freeze

City of Hamden

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Curt Balzano Leng, Hamden mayor has imposed a spending freeze for the remainder of the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  The change is being made not because the budget has been blown, but to maintain a balance budget. 

Freezes are proving to be common place in the city, with both 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 having had freezes implemented.  The mayor’s office says there will be no changes in services or operations in the city.  The fiscal year ends on the last day of June.  

Tue
07
Mar
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Rosa Delauro Speaks to Trump Concerns

Rosa DeLauro

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

On Monday night Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro spoke in Hamden to about 200 people, pointing to Trumps decisions leading to executive orders.  DeLauro said, the orders go beyond the vetting process and leads to religious discrimination.  She said during her talk, “This goes well beyond what we’ve had in the past about the vetting process that deals with dangerous criminals and keeping them out of the country. We’re all there on that but this is religious discrimination as well.”

Many citizens chimed in on their concerns of the new presidents promises and actions.  The congresswoman also voiced concerns about Trumps proposed $54 billion in cuts to Health, Humanitarian Services, Education and labor.  

Mon
06
Mar
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Balzana Leng to hold talk to Residents and Businesses in Hamden

City of Hamden

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Mayor Curt Balzana Leng is offering an open invitation to the city’s residents and business owners for the state of the town talk scheduled for 8 March in the Legislative Council Chambers at Memorial Town Hall, on Whitney Avenue in Hamden.  The Mayor will cover concerns in the area of the city financials, the town’s upcoming plans and business issues. 

The address will start at 7pm on Wednesday.  

Thu
02
Feb
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Hamden man Shots through neighbors Apartment

Hamden Shooter

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden man Brian Rago, 25, has been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm.  Early Saturday afternoon police were called to a Mix Ave. apartment building after a woman reported someone had shot into her apartment. 

According to police the woman found the bullet in the ceiling of her bedroom and the bullet itself near her bed.  After an investigation authorities found the bullet was fired from Rago’s apartment through the ceiling and into her bedroom. 

He is expected to be in court on 9 February in Meriden.  He was released on her own recognizance.  

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