BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Transit authorities say commuter rail service in Connecticut is expected to resume in full by rush hour tomorrow morning, five days after a derailment and crash injured more than 70 passengers. Metro-North says track rebuilding has progressed quickly. About 100 workers have been on the job around the clock since Saturday night when federal officials completed their initial investigation.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut foster parent faces 100 days in jail after acknowledging she spanked a 4-year-old girl with a wooden spoon. Jami Littlefield pleaded guilty yesterday. The Day of New London reports Littlefield told authorities she paddled the girl on the buttocks because she was acting out. Littlefield was arrested in January after the girl's biological mother noticed bruises on her daughter's bottom.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport man has been arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges in the killing of an Eastern Connecticut State University student. Thirty-year-old Jermaine Richards is accused of killing his girlfriend, 20-year-old Alyssiah Wiley, who disappeared April 20th near the Willimantic campus and was found dead Friday in a wooded area of Trumbull. A judge set bail at $1 million and continued the case to June 25th. Richards didn't enter a plea yesterday, but his lawyer says he plans to plead not guilty.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - A 50-acre compound known as Copper Beach Farm has hit the market in Greenwich with an asking price of $190 million. The Greenwich Time reports the property includes a French Victorian mansion, two private islands, a carriage house with a clock tower, two swimming pools, a greenhouse, a wine cellar and a grass tennis court. Land records show the property is owned by John Rudey, a timber tycoon.
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