UP CLOSE | A tough year for NHPD chief

Frank Limon could not have known what the Elm City had in store for him. It has been a tough year for New Haven’s police chief, ever since he arrived on April 5, 2010. Budgetary issues, union struggles, and a rise in violent crime have all marred the public and internal cohesion of the city’s […]

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Two slain Wednesday

Two city residents were murdered Wednesday, continuing a violent spring for New Haven. Two men were shot just after midnight in apparently unrelated incidents, New Haven Police Department Spokesman Joseph Avery said in a press release. Officers found Kevin Lee, 34, with three gunshot wounds on the front porch of 505 Valley St. in the […]

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Teenager killed in Dixwell

A 17-year-old New Haven resident was shot and killed four blocks from Ezra Stiles College on Saturday. After reports of gunshots in the area, New Haven Police Department officers found Vashun Lewis with a gunshot wound to the chest outside of 229 Goffe St. in Dixwell at approximately 12:15 p.m. After he was taken to […]

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Shop safety questioned after death

Safety standards in the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory machine shop where Michele Dufault ’11 died may not match industry protocol, according to machine shop supervisors at universities across the country. Dufault died of accidental asphyxiation before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning after her hair became caught in a metal lathe. Yale administrators would not answer questions […]

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YPD union spreads message to prefrosh

Prefrosh and parents were bombarded with campus crime woes as the Yale Police Union took its labor disagreement with the University to the streets. Members of the Yale Police Benevolent Association, the YPD rank-and-file union, passed out pamphlets that said, “Yale and its host city, New Haven, can at times be a dangerous place,” twice […]

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Yale to investigate accident

After Michele Dufault ’11, an astronomy and physics major, died sometime before 2:30 a.m.Wednesday morning in an accident in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory’s machine shop, officials from the University and federal government have announced separate investigations into the tragedy. Dufault’s death sent shockwaves through campus Wednesday, and University administrators sent out emails with emerging details and […]

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Michele Dufault ’11 dies in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory accident

UPDATED: 6:30 p.m. Michele Dufault ’11, an astronomy and physics major from Massachusetts, died last night in an accident in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, University President Richard Levin confirmed in a campuswide e-mail at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Vice President Lorimer, Dean Miller, and I have met with the family of Michele Dufault to extend our deepest […]

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Assistant chiefs nominated

The New Haven Police Department took a major step Tuesday night toward securing its “fragile” position in the city. In a Board of Police Commissioners meeting at police headquarters on Union Avenue, NHPD Chief Frank Limon nominated three internal candidates to fill the department’s vacant assistant chief positions. The commissioners voted unanimously in favor of […]

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YPD contract sparks fight

Contract negotiations between the University administration and the Yale Police Department union erupted into a contentious battle Tuesday night. The Executive Board of the Yale Police Benevolent Association, the YPD rank and file union, emailed the News a press release Tuesday that detailed the various disagreements with the administration — arguments that span the more […]

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NHPD cold case unit solves first crime

The newly minted New Haven Police Department Cold Case Homicide Unit has solved its first crime. New Haven Police Chief Frank Limon announced Friday that Craig “Mousey” Hines will be charged for the June 1, 2000 murders of Lamont Brockenberry and Lakeia Vaughn. This 11-year-old double homicide was solved by the newly formed partnership between […]

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Higgins explains that he does not endorse YCC candidates

Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins does not and will not endorse any Yale College Council candidates. This was his message in a series of emails and calls to the News Monday afternoon following a Cross Campus item about an ad for Katie Donley’s ’13 events director campaign featuring Higgins. In the ad, Higgins poses […]

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Shooting near Alpha Delta pizza

Shots were fired near the Yale campus this weekend for the fifth time since the beginning of March. An early Saturday morning shooting at the corner of Elm and Howe streets, next to Alpha Delta Pizza and two blocks from Davenport College, sent New Haven Police patrol cars rushing to the scene. Although the Yale […]

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