By Nick Keppler
4:38 PM EST, November 22, 2011
-Quinnipiac University, known for its public polling institute, apparently has a low approval rating among its neighbors. A majority who attended a meeting of the Hamden Planning and Zoning Commission, which is deliberating Q-pac's interest in building more housing, said they disapproved of the school's handing of students' noise, garbage dumping and public urination, reports the Hamden Patch website. One resident said a college kid threatened to kill his dog for barking.
-John S. DiNoto Jr.'s probation officer feared DiNoto might not do well outside the clink when he called his court-mandated psychiatrist “bodacious” and asked her on a date. The judge who sent 67-year-old DiNoto, who served 20 years for a string of sexual offenses, back to prison last week was told that DiNoto was caught driving around with a prostitute, and ran into one of his victims whom he gave a “big hug” and his phone number in the hopes they could catch up, according to the New London Day.
-A fight broke out at a middle-school football game. Between two moms. Whose sons are on the same team. After they defeated a Stratford team, players from Hamden bunched up for a team photo. The mother taking the snapshot asked another mom to move out of the way. She allegedly replied, “I'll move when I'm damn ready.” Soon, she and her 20-year-old daughter were pummeling the photographer mom, police told The Connecticut Post.
-Donnell Williams was arrested for running what police say was a drug factory. They allegedly confiscated three guns, nine bags of cocaine, a digital scale and cash from the Bridgeport man, reports The Bridgeport News. The operation might not have been uncovered had Williams, 22, not lost his cool and shot a dog that had barked at him.
-Lisa Livia's ex-husband reportedly handed police a month's worth of hidden camera footage of Livia, 44, screaming non-stop profanity at their four children and manhandling the youngest at the Norwalk home they once shared. A police spokesperson told The Hour the children, ages 3 to 13, seemed remarkably “unaffected” by the “everyday screaming and use of profane language.”
-Things got real in the Whole Foods parking lot in Fairfield, after employee Tyron Manns-Riddick got upset over a schedule change, knocked over a display of pickle jars, tossed a six-pack of organic beer and then a container of coconut water before running across I-95 and being Taser-ed by police, the Fairfield Patch website reports.
-Norwalk police pulled over Cynthia Aragon, 48, for allegedly running a red light. Aragon, who was transporting three children, reportedly had glassy eyes and alcohol-tainted breath. In her defense, she said she “only had seven or eight glasses of wine,” police told The Hour.
-Two 24-year-olds from East Hartford allegedly tried to buy marijuana via Craigslist. The Hartford Courant reports police set up the two near a Stop and Shop after they allegedly advertised their desire to buy pot on the website.
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