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Coronavirus kills Kevin Duffy, judge in 1993 World Trade Center bombing case

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Kevin Thomas Duffy, a prominent Manhattan federal judge who presided over the trial for the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, reportedly died of the coronavirus on Wednesday. He was 87.

A friend of Duffy’s, P. Kevin Castel, told The New York Times that he died at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut.

Duffy, who lived in Greenwich, was known for his straight talk.

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He called one of the six terrorists in the WTC blast an “out-and-out” liar when the man continued to profess his innocence after he was convicted, according to The Times. “The others were low, you’re even lower,” Duffy said.

Sometimes, though, he was more controversial than colorful. An appeals court once tossed a verdict against a man whose lawyer Duffy had belittled in front of the jury.

Duffy also presided over the high-profile 1983 Brinks armored-car robbery and murder trial, which led to several convictions.

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That case originated with the 1981 armed robbery of a Brinks truck in Rockland County and a shootout between Black Liberation Army members and police.

Two Nyack police officers and the truck driver were killed.

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Coronavirus scare as doctor arrested, charged with coughing on nurses

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Nurses dealing with the coronavirus at a Connecticut hospital told police they were deliberately coughed on by a doctor who was arrested on a breach of peace charge, according to reports.

Dr. Cory Edgar, an orthopedic surgeon at UConn Health in Farmington, was arrested Thursday on the misdemeanor charge, Fox 61 Hartford reported.

Police charged Edgar, 48, after responding to an outpatient surgery clinic for a report of a doctor “deliberately coughing on and hugging nurses, causing them a substantial amount of alarm,” the Hartford Courant reported.

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Othoepdic surgeon Dr. Cory Edgar (UConn Health)

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“The witnesses and medical workers believed he was purposely disregarding space and safety concerns involving the coronavirus pandemic,” University of Connecticut spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz told the paper.

The misdemeanor charge is punishable by a fine or six months in jail. He was due to appear in court in June.

The hospital believes Edgar wasn’t infected with the coronavirus at the time of the incident, according to the Courant.

The paper obtained a statement from a spokeswoman for the hospital who said Edgar confirmed that he was in excellent health and “does not to his knowledge have COVID-19.”

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“We can also state that any UConn Health employee with an indication of illness is asked to stay home, and during this pandemic all employees are screened for symptoms prior to entering the premises,” the spokeswoman Jennifer Walker said.

Police in other parts of the country have announced arrests in similar coughing cases since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. None of those cases invovled the arrest of a doctor.

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Nearly 1,300 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Connecticut as of Friday afternoon but officials believe the number is much higher.

Connecticut officials said the virus has been blamed for 27 deaths.

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Connecticut courts postpone jury trials as coronavirus spreads

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Connecticut courts are suspending jury trials for both criminal and civil cases in the state for 30 days in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus.

Courts will make an exception for jury trials that are currently in progress and will also allow criminal jury trials that have been granted a speedy trial motion to proceed.

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Gov. Ned Lamont declared a public health emergency throughout the state on Tuesday after six cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. In total, the state’s laboratories have tested 95 people for the virus, with the majority of the cases testing negative.

Chief U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill for the District of Connecticut said in the court mandate made under “exigent circumstances” Thursday that “trial jurors often have to work in close quarters to hear the evidence and deliberate following presentation of the evidence,” which he fears could further spread the virus through community contact.

“The judges of the District Court are deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our employees and visitors to our courthouses, and we are taking precautions to ensure courthouses remain open, people feel safe, and services remain available,” Underhill said in a statement.

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The decision regarding the courts comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently advised people to minimize the spread of the COVID- 19 virus through social distancing.

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Connecticut woman started fatal apartment fire with flaming hand sanitizer, police say

A Connecticut woman started a fatal apartment fire on Sunday that killed one person and injured another by lighting a bottle of hand sanitizer and throwing at her girlfriend, according to Hartford police.

Destiny Waite, 28 was arrested hours after the blaze and is facing a felony murder charge after police say her makeshift Molotov cocktail was thrown during an argument and resulted in the death of a 50-year-old tenant in the building. The Office of the Medical Examiner classified his death as a homicide due to smoke inhalation.

Waite was identified by her girlfriend as the one who started the blaze, police said.

“The burning bottle of sanitizer splashed against the wall and flames began to spread,” the arrest warrant reads, according to the Hartford Courant. “Some of the flaming sanitizer struck [the girlfriend’s] arms causing them to catch fire and burn.”

THREE-ALARM FIRE IN CONNECTICUT APARTMENT BUILDING LEAVES 1 DEAD, DOZENS HOSPITALIZED

At least 30 people were sent to the hospital because of the fire and four people — including two children — were transported in critical condition, but have since been stabilized, according to WSFB.

“When we looked out the door, you couldn’t see anything,” Yessenia Flores, a tenant, told the station. “The smoke just took all the hallways, you couldn’t see nothing when you walked out the door.”

Firefighters deployed ground and ariel ladders to rescue residents from the blaze that displaced 60 families. They arrived on the scene to find smoke billowing from the third floor of the building and the fire eventually spread to the upper floors.

“[Waite] has told police she hasn’t been in the house for a number of days prior to the fire started. It’s our position that it’s the victim who caused harm to herself,” said Joseph Elder, Waite’s attorney, according to WFSB-TV.

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Destiny Waite (Hartford Police)

She was charged with first-degree arson, four counts of first-degree assault and criminal attempted murder. More charges are expected, police said.

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She was held on a $1 million bond after appearing in court on Monday, according to NBC Connecticut.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report

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Connecticut governor announces state’s first coronavirus case

The first Connecticut resident has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is being treated at a Danbury hospital, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Sunday.

The Wilton resident, between 40 and 50 years old, is believed to have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on a recent trip to California, Lamont’s office said in a statement. “Extensive contact tracing” is being done and anyone who has had direct contact with the patient is being told to self-quarantine at home.

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, second from left, listening to Dr. Danyal Ibrahim of Trinity Health Of New England, second from right, after a news conference about the state’s response to the new coronavirus at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. (AP)

With the virus spreading inside the U.S., including the neighboring states of New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, officials had said it was a matter of time before it was detected in Connecticut.

“We have been expecting for some time that a Connecticut resident would become infected with COVID-19, so this should not come as a surprise to anybody,” Lamont said.

Officials said 29 people have had negative tests at the state lab and eight test results are pending.

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The case is not related to the COVID-19 case of a Danbury Hospital employee who is a New York state resident, nor that of a community physician from New York state who made rounds at Bridgeport Hospital, Lamont’s office said.

Connecticut’s largest hospitals have been taking steps to plan for what state health officials have predicted could be similar to a bad flu season.

The hospitals are developing plans to set up tents and offices away from emergency rooms where people with symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath could be evaluated and isolated from other people, officials said.

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The risk from the virus remain low in Connecticut, Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist, said Friday. Measures such as washing hands and social distancing were adequate, he said, and there was no need to avoid gathering in large numbers.

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Connecticut has the capacity to test 15 to 20 people a day for the virus, with a kit that can do a total of 500 tests, Connecticut Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell said Friday. Connecticut is expecting more test kits from the federal government, officials said

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Third-alarm fire in Connecticut apartment building leaves 1 dead, dozens hospitalized

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A third-alarm fire that broke out in a Hartford, Conn., apartment building before sunrise Sunday morning left one dead and dozens hospitalized.

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 1:19 a.m. to find smoke billowing from the third floor of the five-story, U-shaped building, Capt. Michael Patterson said, according to the Hartford Courant.

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The fire then spread to the fourth floor, where flames reached a set of oxygen tanks, causing several explosions. Rescue crews deployed both ground and aerial ladders to rescue residents. In total, 41 people were rescued from the building. One person, whose identity has yet to be released by officials, died in the fire. Thirty-one others, including children, were rushed to local hospitals, Patterson said.

Two children arrived at the hospital in critical condition but were both upgraded to stable condition later in the morning, Patterson said. Three firefighters also suffered minor injuries, including one with a twisted ankle, the Hartford Courant reported.

“These rescues were made under high heat, high smoke, zero visibility conditions,” Training Chief James Errickson of the Hartford Fire Department told Fox 61 Hartford reported.

“Our prayers are with all of the families affected by these fires, and we are deeply grateful to all of our first responders for their work today,” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Our firefighters and police officers heroically pulled many people from the building on Charter Oak Place, and there is no doubt they saved many lives.”

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The mayor said 60 families were displaced after the fire. The town’s Health and Human Services opened a temporary shelter. The Salvation Army and the Red Cross were also helping with relocation assistance. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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Doctor, staffer linked to Connecticut hospitals ID’d among NY coronavirus cases, governor confirms

A doctor and a staffer linked to Connecticut hospitals have been identified as testing positive for coronavirus, the state’s governor said Saturday.

The doctor is a New York state resident who visits patients in Connecticut’s Bridgeport Hospital but is not on the staff there, Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement.

“This most recent case of another New York resident who works in Connecticut testing positive for COVID-19 shows us what we already know — coronavirus is here, and viruses don’t stop at state borders,” Lamont’s statement added.

“Coronavirus is here, and viruses don’t stop at state borders.” 

— Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont

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On Friday, Lamont had confirmed that a worker at hospitals in Norwalk and Danbury, Conn., who also lives in New York state, was in self-quarantine after testing positive for the virus.

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks Jan. 9, 2019, in Hartford Conn. (Associated Press)

Both individuals live in Westchester County, N.Y., north of New York City and just west of the Connecticut border. Westchester has seen a majority of New York state’s  reported cases of coronavirus, the Hartford Courant reported.

As of Saturday night, New York state had about 90 confirmed cases of the virus, with 70 of the patients residing in Westchester, the Connecticut Post reported.

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As of midday Saturday, no Connecticut residents had yet tested positive for coronavirus, state Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell told FOX 61 of Hartford. She added that 21 patients tested at a state lab had shown negative results, while results for nine other patients were pending.

Bridgeport Hospital has placed “a small number” of its patients in isolation as a precaution despite being told by the federal Centers of Disease Control and Prevention that the step wasn’t necessary, hospital president Anne Diamond told reporters Saturday.

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None of the hospital’s other employee will be quarantined or be asked to stay home from work, Diamond said, adding that officials did not believe the doctor who tested positive was contagious at the time of his visit or that he had visited any other Connecticut hospitals.

Neither the doctor nor the hospital staffer were identified.

Meanwhile. Connecticut has launched a coronavirus information hotline. Residents with questions about the outbreak may call 2-1-1 or text CTCOVID to 898211, according to FOX 61.

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Female HS track star says lawsuit to overturn Conn. transgender athlete policy ‘absolutely necessary’

One of three Connecticut female high school track stars who have filed a lawsuit to overturn the state athletic conference’s transgender policy told Fox News Monday night that legal action as “absolutely necessary.”

Selina Soule, Alanna Smith, Chelsea Mitchell, and attorney Christiana Holcomb discussed the lawsuit on “The Ingraham Angle.”

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Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith speaks during a news conference announcing her lawsuit at the Connecticut state capitol in Hartford last week. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School, claimed to Ingraham that she had lost out four state championships and “countless other opportunities” due to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) police allowing transgender high school athletes to compete without restrictions.

“There are so many girls [who] have been displaced because of this [policy],” Mitchell told host Laura Ingraham. “And so, this lawsuit is absolutely necessary to me.”

Bloomfield High School’s Terry Miller and Cromwell High School’s Andraya Yearwood would be stripped of the right to run track this spring if a judge rules against state policy. Soule, Mitchell and Smith have repeatedly competed against Miller and Yearwood, who have asked a federal judge to delay ruling on a motion that would expedite a temporary injunction. Their attorneys indicated to the court that they plan on filing a motion to intervene this week.

According to the female athletes’ complaint, the CIAC policy amounts to “discrimination against girls that directly violates the requirements of Title IX.”

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Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. earlier this month. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

“Because schools are permitting males to compete as girls and women, girls and women are losing competitive opportunities,” the complaint reads. “To American girls — those born with XX chromosomes — the message is, ‘Give up. You can’t win.'”

Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, said the “continued unfairness” spurred the decision to bring forward the lawsuit.

“I lost out on countless opportunities to get placements, get titles, and qualify for further meets to display my talents to college coaches,” she said.

“I’ve lost out on getting runner-up at meets like states and regionals so I took home a bronze medal when I should have been taking home a silver medal,” Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith added.

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Holcomb told Ingraham that “courage begets courage” and described the three athletes as incredibly courageous for taking a stand.

“They are high school girls. They should be able to focus on their love of running … and not have to be foisted into the center of this controversy,” she stated, adding: “I definitely think that there needs to be something done to restore fairness.”

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Connecticut nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded, police say

One person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Connecticut early Sunday,  authorities said.

The shooting was first reported on Twitter about 3 a.m. in Hartford’s South End, police said.

Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero said the shooting took place inside the Majestic Lounge on Franklin Avenue, and that a “long, complex investigation” was underway.

“We’re not going to have anything for quite a bit of time,” he told The Associated Press.

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Officials said that preliminary information indicated that two men and two women were wounded.

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Multiple people were shot at a Connecticut nightclub, leaving one person dead, police said early Sunday. (Ayah Galal, Channel 3 Eyewitness News (WFSB-TV) via AP)

Police identified the victim who was killed as a 28-year-old male.  Two of the wounded people were still in surgery. The others were listed in “stable” condition, police said.

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In this photo provide by Channel 3 Eyewitness News (WFSB-TV), a view of the scene of a shooting at the Majestic Lounge, in Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (Ayah Galal, Channel 3 Eyewitness News (WFSB-TV) via AP)

The names of the victims and the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately released.

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Officials told FOX61 there were two active scenes related to the shooting: one at the nightclub; and another involving a car crash on Maple Avenue near Hartford Hospital, involving one of the victims.

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Police tweeted that streets surrounding the club remained closed during the investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Father of missing Connecticut baby charged in killing of child’s mother

Connecticut police have charged a man with murder in the beating death of his girlfriend as he remains a suspect in the disappearance of their 1-year-old daughter.

Ansonia police said they hope the arrest Friday of 43-year-old Jose Morales in the killing of 43-year-old Christine Holloway will lead to information that helps them find the missing baby, Vanessa Morales.

“Our hope is that this will spur anyone who has information, now that an arrest has been made, to come forward and provide us with that information,” Lt. Patrick Lynch said.

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Mugshot for Jose Morales, 43. (Ansonia Police Department)

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Police believe Vanessa is alive and still in Connecticut, Fox 61 Hartford reported.

Police issued an Amber Alert for Vanessa when they found Holloway’s body Dec. 2, 2019.

Morales was locked up the next day and charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon after police found two stun guns in his home.

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Vanessa Morales, 1, and her mother, Christine Holloway, 43.

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In the murder arrest affidavit, police say Morales claimed not to remember much of what happened during the weekend of Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 because he was high most of that time on PCP, Fox 61 reported. He also claimed he could never do harm to Holloway or Vanessa.

Morales was arraigned on the murder charge and ordered held on $5 million bond.

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His attorney is Norm Pattis, who represented Fotis Dulos, the man charged with killing his wife Jennifer Dulos. Her body has not been found and Dulos killed himself last month.

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