BABY BEATER FACES 10 YEARS
DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut man is heading to prison after fracturing the legs and ribs of his weeks-old baby in 2015. The Bulletin (http://bit.ly/2hbm1OP ) reports that 34-year-old Jarod Trudeau pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. He faces 10 years in prison, suspended after seven, and five years of probation at sentencing scheduled for Sept. 29. Trudeau entered his pleas under the Alford doctrine in which a defendant may not agree with all the prosecution’s evidence, but acknowledges there is enough to convict. The child was taken to the hospital in July 2015 when the infant’s mother and grandmother noticed the baby was unusually irritable and had swollen extremities. Trudeau attributed the injuries to “rough play” or improper handling.
SLOTS ARE UP
Mohegan Sun reported Friday that it kept, almost $54 million dollars in slot-machine revenue in August. 6.6 percent more than it kept in August 2016. It was the third straight month and the fifth in the last six in which the casino has posted a year-over-year gain in monthly slots revenue. Foxwoods Resort Casino reported an August slots win of $42.1 million, an increase of 0.5 percent.
TURN OFF THE MUSIC
After a summer of noise complaints from neighbors, the D&G Pizza and Pub in Canterbury will have to stop providing live outdoor music. The pub will have to reapply for a permit to host bands on its patio next spring. At a public hearing Thursday night, the Canterbury Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-3 to deny a request to continue a live outdoor summer series. Owners of the pub built a patio in 2013, and began promoting live music events on Monday evenings this past summer. Neighboring residents, however, said the music was too late and too loud. The town asked the restaurant to discontinue live outdoor music in August pending Thursday’s public hearing. According to state statutes, if a town does not have a noise ordinance, which Canterbury does not, all music must cease by 10 p.m.
CUMBERLAND FARMS EYEING NORWICH
Convenience store chain Cumberland Farms is looking at a piece of prime real estate on West Main Street in Norwich and has applied for a change to the city’s zoning ordinance that would allow it to open a store at the corner of 684 W. Main St. and New London Turnpike. The proposed change must go to a public hearing, scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the City Council meeting.