• coronavirus outbreak May 7

    Connecticut Man Arrested After Fraudulently Receiving Millions in COVID Relief Funds

    A Stamford man was arrested on federal bank fraud and wire fraud offenses after receiving nearly $2.9 million in COVID-19 relief funds. The U.S. Department of Justice said 45-year-old Moustapha Disakhate was arrested Friday on a federal criminal complaint with offenses related to his receipt of the millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds guaranteed by the U.S. Small...

  • Bobby Valentine May 7

    Bobby Valentine Running for Mayor of Conn. Hometown

    Former Major League player and manager Bobby Valentine announced Friday he is running for mayor of Stamford. “It’s official! I’m seeking your support to be the next Mayor of Stamford, CT!” he tweeted Friday. Valentine, 70, who currently serves as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University, posted a video on social media and said he’ll run as an...

  • reporter Apr 13, 2020

    Actor Gene Wilder, Star of ‘Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks Movies, Dies at 83

    Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers” and the deranged animator of “Young Frankenstein,” has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Attorney Sep 11, 2019

    Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

    A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it. The agreement with about half the states and attorneys representing roughly 2,000 local governments...

  • Connecticut Sep 3, 2019

    Purdue University: School Has No Connection to Purdue Pharma

    Purdue University in Indiana wants the public to know that it has no connection to a Connecticut-based company blamed for helping drive the nation’s opioid crisis.

  • NBC Mar 5, 2019

    OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Exploring Bankruptcy: Source

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is exploring filing for bankruptcy as one of its options to address potentially significant liabilities from thousands of lawsuits alleging the drug maker contributed to the deadly opioid crisis sweeping the U.S., NBC News confirmed through a source familiar with the matter. The deliberations show how Purdue and its wealthy owners, the Sackler family, are under...

  • Florida Jul 6, 2018

    Unsealed Lawsuit Claims Opioid-Maker Placed Profits Over People

    A newly unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee’s attorney general says the maker of the world’s top-selling painkiller directed its salesforce to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background or training....
    The lawsuit says Purdue violated a 2007 settlement with the state, placing profits over people with a deceptive narrative that claimed its opioids were safer than they...

  • artist Jun 8, 2018

    Marilyn Monroe Statue Near Conn. Church Draws Some Ire

    Marilyn Monroe’s rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the iconic actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous scene from the 1955 movie “The Seven Year Itch” where Monroe holds down her dress as air blows...

  • Europe Mar 19, 2018

    ‘Beetle Bailey' Cartoonist Mort Walker Dies at 94

    Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private “Beetle Bailey,” died Saturday. He was 94. Walker died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, said Greg Walker, his eldest son and a collaborator. His father’s advanced age was the cause of death,...

  • Connecticut Jan 25, 2018

    Cyndi Lauper's Stamford Estate Is Sold

    Cyndi Lauper’s home in Stamford, Connecticut, has sold. It was originally listed at $1.25 million, but sold for $804,625. The French Country Colonial-style estate sits on the 1.58-acre property. The 3885-square-foot home’s interior was designed by Howard Kaplan, and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and three fireplaces.

  • Connecticut Sep 17, 2017

    Cyndi Lauper Drops Asking Price for Stunning Connecticut Home

    Cyndi Lauper appears to have dropped the asking price for her gorgeous home in Stamford, Connecticut, from $1.25 million to $935,000, according to the updated listing. The French Country Colonial-style estate sits on the 1.58-acre property. The 3885-square-foot home’s interior was designed by Howard Kaplan, and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and three fireplaces. Designer Vince Camuto, founder of Nine…

  • NBC Aug 2, 2017

    NBC Moving Studio Show to England for Premier League Openers

    NBC is moving its Premier League studio show to England for the season openers for the first time. The network said Wednesday that Rebecca Lowe will host broadcasts on site from Aug. 11-13 with a rotating group of the network’s analysts and commentators. The Premier League season opens on a Friday night for the first time on Aug. 11 when...

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  • Attorney Jul 21, 2016

    Ex-Wrestlers, Including Snuka, Sue WWE Over Head Injuries

    More than 50 ex-wrestlers say in a Connecticut lawsuit that World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is responsible for their long-term neurological damage and failed to care for their injuries.

  • Attorney Feb 2, 2016

    Alcohol Education Program for Supermodel Stephanie Seymour

    Supermodel Stephanie Seymour appeared in court in Stamford, Connecticut, on a drunken driving charge stemming from a crash last month and the charges will be dropped if she completes an alcohol education program.

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