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    A young man is dead after a shooting in Bridgeport Tuesday night and the homicide unit is investigating.

    Police said the shooting happened near Read and Beatrice streets around 11:30 p.m. and the vehicle the victim was in towed from the scene.

    Julie Perez was home with her children when the shooting happened. She said she didn't witness it, but her first instinct was to help, even through her neighbors didn't, she said.

    Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call police.



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    The SUV prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez was in when he allegedly shot and killed two men in 2012 has been taken off of the auction block.

    The Boston Globe reports that bidding on the Toyota 4Runner had reached over $100,000 before the listing was taken down Tuesday night. The auction also included a framed jersey autographed by the ex-New England Patriots star.

    The seller, Buddy Clair, owner of Westford Auto Sales, told The Boston Globe that eBay pulled the listing and doesn't know why. Clair said has reached out to the e-commerce marketplace asking for an explanation. It was not immeditately clear if eBay responded to Clair.

    Hernandez was accused of killing two men after an encounter at a Boston nightclub in 2012. Prosecutors allege Hernandez was riding in the SUV's front passenger seat when he shot at the men's car, killing Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu. He was acquitted of the murder charges in April. Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell days after the acquittal.

    The SUV's owner is a Rhode Island car dealer, who leased it to Hernandez as part of a promotional agreement. Claire is managing the sale on behalf of the dealer, Jack Fox.





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    The McDonald’s of Norwich at 78 Town Street reopened on Wednesday with digital self-order kiosks and dine-in table service.

    It is the first McDonald’s restaurant in Connecticut to offer customers the new advances in service, according to a release from the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Owner/Operator Association. 

    The restaurant's operator hopes the new digital kiosk technology makes ordering and paying for a meal easier. Customers may browse the menu and tailor their order to their liking. Their meals will then be delivered straight to their table by McDonald’s crew members.

    The Norwich restaurant made other upgrades to the facility.

    “With self-ordering kiosks, table service, as well as comfortable seating, beautiful lighting and décor, flat panel TVs, free WiFi, and a pleasing interior design, this McDonald’s is truly something new and exciting for the town of Norwich,” said the restaurant’s representative Charlene Durham.

    More than 2,600 McDonald’s restaurants internationally have already incorporated these changes, with more than 500 in the U.S. alone.



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    WARNING: Some of the video contains graphic content.

    Three people are dead and two others have life-threatening injuries when a vehicle plowed into a crowd and crashed through a wall at an auto auction site in Billerica, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning.

    "The information we have right now suggests that this was a tragic accident," Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said. State police said there is no indication that it was an intentional or terrorist act.

    The victims are a man and two women, Ryan said. She said nine others suffered injuries, one of them life-threatening; however, a Lahey Hospital doctor said two people are in critical condition. Although the names of the deceased victims have not been released by authorities, the brother of Leezandra Aponte of Lowell said his sister was killed in the car auction crash.

    "From what we know at this point, some people have head injuries and there are a number of back, leg and torso injuries," she said.

    A spokesman for Lahey Hospital in Burlington said six patients from the car auction crash are there.

    Lowell General Hospital said eight people arrived to their facility for treatment after the crash. All but one have been treated and released. That person's condition is still unclear.

    A Lahey doctor said the ages of the injured range from the 30-60s. One person was undergoing surgery before 2 p.m.

    "We had three separate emergency physicians on staff," Dr. Casper Reske-Nielsen said. "Each of us took the more seriously injured patients, wore together to provide the level of trauma care they needed."

    Billerica police's top cop called Wednesday's accident "a very tragic incident."

    "I just want to extend our sympathies to the community, to the Lynnway employees and especially to the victims and the victims' families," Billerica Police Chief Daniel Rosa said.

    The accident occurred at 10:13 a.m. at the Lynnway Auto Auction on Charter Way. According to its website, Lynnway Auto Auction has been a dealer consignment auction since 1997.

    Ryan said an auction was going on at the time of accident, just like every Wednesday. She said vehicles, which are only driven by employees in order to prevent accidents, are moved through the building during the day so people can bid on them. She said a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee was inside the auction site and someone was moving it when they lost control and hit a wall. She said the driver was an older male, in his seventies, and that he was an employee at the auction site.

    Although the cars generally don't travel more than five miles per hour, witnesses tell us the Jeep may have been going as fast as 20 miles per hour before it fatally struck three people standing near the safe lane.

    "It's pretty bad," witness Andre Fedorov said. "There was a loud noise, everyone started running. Just a car was through the wall, there were people on the ground.

    "It was definitely an accident," he added. "It wasn't purposeful."

    Investigators said they don't know yet exactly what caused the driver to accelerate. The driver was not hospitalized.

    Officials said there were several hundred customers and a few hundred others in the building at the time of the incident.

    "Obviously, it could have been a lot worse with the number of people in there. It's a very busy place." Billerica fire Chief Thomas Conway said.

    Aerial footage from NBC Boston's Sky Ranger helicopter showed dozens of firefighters and first responders treating injured people outside the building. Video from inside the scene showed people milling around the building as the injured were being attended to.

    Family members of people who were at the auto auction also arrived at the scene Wednesday morning looking for news on their loved ones.

    Lynnway Auto Auction President Jim Lamb expressed his company's shock and sadness through a statement:

    "We are stunned at the loss of life and serious injuries that occurred to our patrons. We are heartbroken that this accident occurred at our premises with a vehicle driven by one of our drivers," Lamb said.

    Lamb said that the driver was very distraught and would not be driving cars at the auction until the investigation was complete.

    "We are terribly sorry for what has occurred at our facility today. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families at this terrible time," said Lamb.

    Ryan said the investigation is ongoing.

    "This is a very active scene," she said. "This will be a long investigation."

    A similar incident occurred two years ago at an auction house in Framingham, Massachusetts.

    Multiple people were injured on Oct. 9, 2015, when a 78-year-old man who was driving a vehicle at the auction accidentally accelerated, striking numerous people and vehicles. Most of the people injured in that incident were not seriously hurt.


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    A new report from the US Geological Survey shows that water from some private wells in Connecticut have registered high levels of naturally occurring arsenic and uranium.

    According to the study, of the 674 wells tested, seven percent showed levels of arsenic and uranium higher than what are considered Maximum Containment Levels, which are regulated in public water supplies and new private wells under state law.

    The Connecticut Department of Health reports that 23 percent of the state's population have private wells. The state does not require regular testing on private wells, which are only tested when they are newly built or when the owner chooses.

    Arsenic and uranium are naturally found in bedrock and can leak into well water.

    Arsenic exposure can increase the risk of lung, bladder, and skin cancers and cause a variety of health issues. It can also affect developing fetuses and be detrimental to child intellectual development and function.

    Naturally occurring uranium can have negative effects on kidney function, but is not highly radioactive and is not considered a cancer risk.

    Routine water testing for private wells does not usually test for arsenic or uranium. DPH recommends private well owners test specifically for these contaminants at least once.

    To view the full study, click here. 


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    North Haven police said they nabbed two teens who had almost 140 marijuana cookies and planned to sell them at teen parties.

    An officer was checking on two suspicious vehicles parked in the Grover-Wyman Park after dark and found two North Haven teenagers, police said. The officer then smelled marijuana and seized nearly 140 marijuana cookies, as well as $421 in cash, police said. 

    The teens were charged as juveniles and released to their parents. 

    Police said they are seeing an increase in teens using marijuana edibles and it can be dangerous. 

    Authorities warn the homemade drug-laced treats have high doses of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and the teens might eat more when there is no immediate effect. 

    Because it takes longer to feel the effects, teens are at risk of serious anxiety attacks and psychotic-like symptoms and might need to be hospitalized.

    Police are encouraging parents to educate children about the reality of the seeming innocent appearing cookies.





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    Naugatuck police have issued a warning about a post circulating social media that references a rumor about Naugatuck and links to a computer virus.

    On Wednesday, Naugatuck police said they’d been informed of a story with the headline “MOTHER KILLED THREE CHILDREN IN NAUGATUCK,” published on a website called usanews1.club. Naugatuck police stressed that the rumor was untrue and that no such incident occurred in town.

    Police also cautioned that the link, when clicked, states that your device has a virus and offers services to fix it. Police said this offer is a scam and warned residents not to fall for it.

    For more information on how to protect your computer from viruses and malware, and for the latest scam alerts, visit the Federal Trade Commission website.



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    Want to know Steve Bannon's priorities as chief strategist for President Donald Trump? You can now check that off the list.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, author and contributor to Breitbart News, tweeted a photo Tuesday alongside Bannon at the White House.

    Behind the two men was a whiteboard that showed what appeared to be a hand-written to-do list of goals for the Trump administration, NBC News reported.

    A handful of items had check marks besides them even though some have been blocked by federal courts or otherwise haven't been accomplished.

    Those included a suspension of the Syrian refugee program, the cutting all federal funding for sanctuary cities and having Mexico "eventually" pay for the border wall.

    The top item on the white board, "repeal and replace Obamacare," did not get a check mark.



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    In this file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon looks on as President Donald Trump meets with Senate and House legislators, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, February 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C.In this file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon looks on as President Donald Trump meets with Senate and House legislators, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, February 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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    Hamden police are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery Tuesday night.

    Police said that around 10:45 p.m. a victim was walking on Woodin Street near West Side Drive when he was attacked by two people. The victim reported he was hit in the back of the head and knocked to the ground. While the victim was down, one of the suspects flashed a gun.

    The suspects stole the victim’s cell phone and money then fled on foot into New Haven.

    The suspects are described as males in their mid-20s, wearing dark clothing. The one who showed the gun is believed to be around 5-foot-8, with a medium build, and had what the victim described as a deep voice.

    Anyone with information on this crime should contact Hamden Police Detective Jomo Crawford at (203) 230-4040.




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    Renderings released Wednesday offer the first look at design plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

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    A man took his own life Wednesday after shooting a woman multiple times in a hallway at North Lake Community College in Irving, sending the North Texas school into a lock down for more than an hour while police searched the campus for an active shooter.

    The active shooter alert, with confirmed shots fired, was reported on North Lake College's Irving campus at about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Just over an hour later, police confirmed the bodies of two people had been found in what investigators suspect is a murder-suicide.

    On Wednesday night, Irving police identified the woman as 20-year-old Janeera Nickol Gonzalez. The suspected gunman has also been identified as 21-year-old Adrian Victor Torres.

    Irving police have also confirmed that Gonzalez was found inside the Performance Hall Building at a common study area. Investigators say Torres was found inside a locker room shower stall in Building F.

    North Lake College confirmed Wednesday night that Gonzalez was a current student at the College. School leaders also confirm that Torres is a former student.

    Just before 1 p.m., Irving police said they were no longer looking for a suspect at the college and that there appears to be no continuing threat to students or faculty.

    "North Lake students and employees followed lockdown procedures, and we are relieved that no one else was injured. We also offer our thanks to officers from the Irving Police Department, who partnered with North Lake College Police, to protect students and staff on campus," said Dr. Christa Slejko, president of North Lake College.

    Irving police said they will continue a secondary search of the campus as the investigation unfolds. North Lake students are exiting the campus as each building is cleared.


    "This is an emotional time for the North Lake family. We're heartbroken that such a tragedy has occurred on campus. We will address any needs for counseling on campus as soon as we re-open," said Slejko.

    Slejko said there could have been between 4,000 and 5,000 people on campus at the time of the shooting.

    School officials said all North Lake College campuses will be closed until Monday May 8. The Irving Police Department, which is leading the investigation, asked people to stay away from the campus while the investigation continues. However if you need to retrieve any personal belongings, school leaders say you can visit the Central Campus Library and get a police escort on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

    Shots Fired Inside Building C

    North Lake College police confirmed shots were fired at North Lake's Irving campus, at 5001 North MacArthur Boulevard, at about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

    Nasrin Nanbakhsh, a tutor at North Lake College in the math learning center, said she walked out of her room in Building C and into the hallway she saw a man shoot a woman multiple times.

    "I saw a guy standing and there was a girl sitting on the chair. It happened too quickly. I saw him shooting her three times," said Nanbakhsh. "We've been trained how to handle these types of situations. I immediately ran back to the room I'm working in, locked the doors and asked all the students to go back to the back room and to turn off the lights and be quiet."

    Nanbakhsh said she didn't know if the woman was a student or faculty, or if the man and woman had been talking before the shooting.

    Dani, a student at the school, told NBC 5 over the telephone that she had just arrived at the school and was walking down the stairs near the art gallery when she heard three loud pops.

    "It sounded just like gunshots," Dani said. "We heard the first one and thought somebody dropped something ... but then it just kept going and everybody just started running."

    "The only thing that went through my mind was just to run," Dani said.

    Ro Olvera was barricaded in a classroom not far from the shooting and said her instructor said if anyone came through the door they would have to fight.

    "My instructor, the whole time, was like, 'If he comes in, he’ll have to get through me first. But if it comes to that, grab a chair, throw at him, do anything you can – fight.' So I did feel safe with our instructor," Olvera recalled.

    Dennis Holmes, who is part of the faculty at the college and a freelance photographer with NBC 5, was on campus when the active shooter was reported. Holmes told NBC 5 by telephone he was locked down in a professor's office and was told by school officials to barricade the doors.

    Despite the lockdown, a large number of students were seen frantically running from multiple buildings toward parking lots.

    DART stopped Orange Line service at the North Lake College Station during the incident and in the first hour or so after. At 2 p.m., DART resumed service to the North Lake College Station. Two nearby Irving ISD schools, MacArthur High School and Singley Academy, were placed on lockout during the incident. That restriction has since been lifted.

    Texas Concealed Carry Law

    Gun owners with a valid LTC, licensed to carry, permit were permitted to carry weapons on the campuses of four-year colleges and universities in Texas effective Aug. 1, 2016. The law goes into effect for all community colleges, of which the Dallas County Community College District and North Lake College are a part, on Aug. 1, 2017.

    The law does not allow open carry, where the weapon is visible, or allow for the carrying of rifles and shotguns on campus.

    Check back and refresh this page for the latest update. As this story is developing, elements may change. NBC 5's Meredith Yeomans, Don Peritz, Ashley Barry, Kris Gutierrez, Tim Ciesco and Eva Parks contributed to this report.



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    Students run for cover at North Lake College in Irving, Texas, following reports of an active shooter on campus, May 3, 2017.Students run for cover at North Lake College in Irving, Texas, following reports of an active shooter on campus, May 3, 2017.

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    Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and Connecticut is making sure to celebrate it right. Here are some places hosting festivities and special discounts:

    East Hartford:

    Margarita’s in East Hartford is celebrating the holiday with many special deals leading up to the big day. Tuesday, May 2 will bring $5 all-you-can-eat Tacos Americanos (chicken and beef), on Wednesday May 3, Margaritas will have $5 fajitas with the purchase of any full-sized fajita, and all appetizers are $5 on May 4.

    Cinco de Mayo at Margaritas will include an all-day party with $5 all-you-can-eat nachos and regular house margaritas before 4 p.m. If you mention “Cinco Days of Goodwill,” 20 percent of your bill will be donated toward the local Goodwill.

    Fairfield:

    Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill will host a party with an outdoor pig roast, giveaways starting at 11:30 a.m., and an outdoor taco cart at 5 p.m.

    Hartford:

    The Infinity Music Hall in Hartford will host a Sacred Fire Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 5 at 8 p.m. This event will pay tribute to the musician Santana, while offering tacos, tequilas, and the chance to dance.

    Wood ’n Tap will bring out their special seasonal menu for Cinco de Mayo. You can get guacamole, avocado toast, Santa Fe egg rolls, street tacos a la carte, tres leches cake, among other specialties.

    Mashantucket:

    Foxwoods Resort Casino is hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl this Friday. For $10, there will be drink and food specials for participants and a prize drawing at the end of the night for the chance to win an overnight stay, $150 food and beverage voucher, concert tickets, and a $50 Foxwoods Casino Gift Card.

    The festivities begin at 6 p.m., with plenty of drink discounts at restaurants such as Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen & Bar, Hard Rock Café, and Scorpion Bar.

    New Haven:

    The New Haven location of Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill will also host a pig roast party starting at 11:30 a.m., and a street party starting at 5 p.m., with a taco cart and mariachi band.

    South Norwalk:

    El Segundo will throw a Cinco de Mayo party on May 5, 6, and 7. The restaurant will offer traditional Mexican inspired food & drink specials, giveaways & much more.

    Stamford:

    The Stamford Bartaco will host a celebration with live music by DJ Nicke Pepe from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and special food and drink deals.

    Bridgeport:

    Taco Loco Mexican Restaurant & Catering is celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2017 with live music, a party tent, a special dine-in menu, a street taco truck, drink specials, and giveaways.

    Wallingford:

    Plaza Azteca will present Cinco de Mayo the Festival, an all-day indoors and outdoors event. This fiesta starts at 12 p.m. and will include live music, drink and food specials, giveaways, a kid’s area, and much more.

    West Hartford:

    Besito will host a Cinco de Mayo complimentary tequila tasting featuring Patron from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the tasting, there will be amazing specials and a chance to win a $100, $200, and $500 gift card to Besito.

    Bartaco in all three Connecticut locations will host a special party for Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 5. At the West Hartford location, Bartaco will have facepainting from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., a Rockbox Band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and DJ Gabe Gandres from 9:30 p.m. until close.

    Westport:

    The Westport Bartaco will host a celebration with kids’ face painting from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Acoustic Mafia from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the Mike Cusato Band from 8:30 p.m. to close.





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    State Police are responding to Boston Post Road in North Windham to investigate a possible shooting.

    Police said there are minor injuries.

    State police from Troop K and detectives from Eastern District Major Crimes are responding.

    Check back for updates.




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    A teen couple is gaining praise on social media for their response to a fat-shaming tweet about their prom photos.

    Madison Haulter and Tre Booker, both of Indiana, had posted photos of their prom night over the weekend, with Haulter captured in a pink sequined dress, and Booker in a suit with a matching bow-tie.

    “Prom with the loml [love of my life],” Haulter wrote.

    Soon after, at least one user fat-shamed Haulter, writing on Twitter “Wow he loves you even tho you’re fat :( mbn [must be nice].”

    But Haulter and Booker’s response to the tweet quickly caught the attention of the twitterverse.

    “Don’t see how people can be rude to people they don’t even know,” Haulter wrote.

    Her tweet has been retweeted more than 6,500 times and liked more than 14,700 times.

    Booker’s response gained even more retweets and more than 60,500 likes.

    “Your not fat baby. God made you just for me. Your perfect,” he wrote.

    He went on to write, “Every one is beautiful. God made us in his image he makes no mistakes !!”

    Haulter told a local news station she was shocked by the attention their responses have received.

    “I just thought my friends would reply and that’s it,” she said, noting that she has received messages from other women and girls saying she inspired them to have more confidence.

    She added that she hopes her message will make people “realize the power behind their words.”

    Haulter’s father, Tom, told WIXN that he is proud of his daughter for spreading love and not hate.

    “What’s exciting is the number of people responding to her and Tre with positive comments and people thanking them for inspiring them. Really proud of these two,” Tom said. “Tre is a young man full of integrity with a genuinely good heart and treats her like a queen. They both have good heads on their shoulders, and it’s fun watching them grow together. That’s all her mother and I could ask for concerning our daughter’s relationship.”



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    A Killingly girl has died after suffering a medical emergency during a local Little League game.

    The girl was a student at Killingly Intermediate School and a member of the Little League team, according to the superintendent, and the district is making guidance counselors and support staff available to help grieving students, faculty and staff members. 

    School officials said they learned of the girl's death around 10 p.m. Tuesday. 

    The principal of Woodstock Middle School sent a message to parents on Wednesday and said a player from the opposing team died and the school is offering counseling.

    Principal Wendy Durand said the tragedy happened at Roseland Park.

    "Students from the girls and boys Little League teams, along with their parents, were contacted and offered counseling services today. Your child may have heard the news today and be upset about the situation. We will continue to have counselors available to students in the coming days," Durand wrote, and encouraged families to reach out to the school counselor or school psychologist.




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    A mother and 5-year-old boy from Honduras who had been detained at a Berks County immigration detention facility were put on a flight Wednesday back to their native country, according to Sen. Bob Casey and an immigration attorney.

    The two were among 14 "longterm" families held at the controversial Berks County Residential Center outside Reading. They had been detained at the Pennsylvania facility since Dec. 18, 2015, attorney Bridget Cambria said Wednesday afternoon.

    The Berks County facility is one of only three detention centers in the country for undocumented immigrant families. The other two are in Texas. The facility, which is run by the county and paid for with federal funds, was scheduled to lose its license to operate with the state of Pennsylvania. But last week, a judge overruled the state’s decision.

    Cambria said she and other attorneys were arguing on behalf of the woman and her son before a federal judge on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania when they were notified that Immigration and Customs Enforcement put the two on a plane for Honduras.

    "We applied for the child this week who had qualified for a special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) and brought it to ICE and the courts and we were in court today," Cambria said. "We literally were arguing to include this child while immigration was watching the plane take off."

    Casey, the Pennsylvania Democrat, first tweeted about the mom and son about noon in a series of tweets in which he accused the Department of Homeland Security of sending a mother and her young child on "a plane ride that can very likely lead to their death."


    He said in another tweet that "the 5yr old's mother witnessed the murder of her cousin in Honduras and was being pursued by gangs."

    "They had a final order of removal but it doesn’t change the danger they are facing or that they were held for over a year and a half," Cambria said.

    On Tuesday, Casey sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly urging "the immediate release" of four other undocumented mothers and their children who are also being detained at the Berks County facility.

    During his Twitter streak about the Honduran mother and child, Casey also called out the Trump administration for how this deportation frames the president's immigration priorities.

    The senator then appeared on MSNBC, appearing at times enraged that a woman and young boy could be sent back to one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

    He said he'd talked with President Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, by phone, but that messages he left for Kelly at Homeland Security and Thomas Homan, the acting director of ICE were not returned by the late afternoon.

    "Still waiting for those two to call back," Casey said. "I shouldn’t have to make those calls. They shouldn’t be doing this."

    He added, "Why don’t they focus on people that present a threat to us? Instead, they are pretty much letting ICE do whatever they want."

    ICE, in a statement later in the evening, defended the deportation of the mother, who the agency identified as Fany Manzanares Hernandez.

    "It's unfortunate that politicians are repeating misleading information and in the process, demonizing the men and women whose job it is to enforce the laws Congress writes," assistant director Liz Johnson said in the statement. "Manzanares was removed May 3, 2017 after her claims were denied at multiple levels and she had exhausted all legal remedies available to her. Manzanares sought and was afforded judicial review of her claims challenging her removal order before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the nation’s highest courts, namely the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, which unanimously denied Manzanares’ Petition for Writ of Certiorari."



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    More than a dozen undocumented immigrant mothers, and their children, are longterm detainees seeking asylum at the Berks County Residential Center outside Reading, Pennsylvania, as of May 2017.More than a dozen undocumented immigrant mothers, and their children, are longterm detainees seeking asylum at the Berks County Residential Center outside Reading, Pennsylvania, as of May 2017.

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    An activist could go to jail for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, NBC News reported.

    Desiree Fairooz, 61, a member of activist group Code Pink, was arrested in January during the hearing’s opening statements. She's alleged to have laughed twice following a statement from Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby that Session’s record of "treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented," according to a government motion.

    Ariel Gold, campaign manager for Code Pink, described the noise as less than a cough.

    Fairooz was found guilty of disrupting Congress and parading/demonstrating, according to U.S. Attorney spokesman Bill Miller.

    Two other Code Pink activists, Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, who dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan as commentary on what the group believe is Sessions' racist past, were arrested and found guilty of parading/demonstrating and unlawful display.



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    In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Code Pink activists hold up signs in protest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing. Desiree Fairooz, right, a long-time activist, was arrested after laughing during the hearing and convicted of disrupting Congress and parading/demonstrating.In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Code Pink activists hold up signs in protest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing. Desiree Fairooz, right, a long-time activist, was arrested after laughing during the hearing and convicted of disrupting Congress and parading/demonstrating.

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    A mailman was bitten by a dog in Hartford on Wednesday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said. 

    The incident happened on Litchfield Street around 11:30 a.m.

    The mail carrier was attacked by a dog and transported to the hospital by an ambulance, the USPS said. 

    USPS reports that the carrier was bitten on both legs from behind but was not sure of the severity of these injuries. 

    The agency said there has been more than 6,000 letter carriers bitten by dogs nationwide this year. 



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    Police have charged a Torrington man with murder in connection with the death of his wife.

    Daniel Gervais, 70, was arrested on Wednesday.

    Police were called to the Gervais home at 63 Cider Mill Crossing on April 22 after Daniel Gervais called 911 reporting that his wife had fallen and was dead, according to authorities.

    Arriving officers found the body of 79-year-old Phyllis Gervais on the floor with significant head trauma.

    Detectives considered the death suspicious because evidence at the scene was not consistent with a person falling, according to police.

    The Chief Medical Examiner determined Gervais' death caused by blunt force trauma to the head and ruled the death a homicide.

    Torrington police charged Daniel Gervais with murder and tampering with evidence.

    Gervais was held on $1 million bond and it scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.



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    Daniel Gervais, 70, was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of his wife, Phyllis.Daniel Gervais, 70, was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of his wife, Phyllis.

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    The man Greenwich police believe committed three bank robberies in just two days has been arrested in San Diego. 

    The robberies at a Chase bank on East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich were about a mile away from a Citgo gas station in Cos Cob that was also robbed during a 48-hour crime spree.

    David E. Byers, of Solana Beach, California, was arrested in San Diego on Wednesday for allegedly robbing the bank and gas station, Greenwich Police said.

    Greenwich Police determined the 34-year-old suspect had fled to San Diego and informed authorities in California. He was arrested in the west coast city at 12 a.m. (PST) Wednesday. 

    Elysha Ramin was behind the register of the Citgo on Monday night when a man he described as calm came in with his face covered and showed what looked like a gun.

    “He said he would not hurt me, so I give him the money as quickly as possible and then he left,” Ramin said.

    Byers was charged with robbery, larceny and reckless endangerment. 

    “Clearly this person has some level of desperation to commit three crimes of this nature one after the other,” Greenwich Police Captain Kraig Gray said.

    Despite a search for the robber by a slew of Connecticut law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and New York State Police, the robber managed to slip away. 

    Byers bond was set at $200,000. 



    Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

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