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  • Crime & Punishment: Pep Rally Gone Wrong

    John Skok seemed poised to take a plea deal, accepting a year in jail for his part in a scheme that bilked a Montville woman out of her life savings, when the prosecutor brought the proceedings to a halt to accuse the defendant of being drunk in court. "It's been brought to my attention that you're under the influence," Assistant State's Attorney Lawrence Tytla said to Skok, 59, before the New London Superior Court. No word on how Tytla deduced this, but Skok (whose wife was already sentenced for the scheme) was given a breathalyzer test and it showed a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit to drive. Tytla was worried the plea would be null if Skok entered it while intoxicated, but the judge reasoned that Skok, an alcoholic, "was able to function well while legally drunk" and thus could soundly weigh his legal options while sloshed, reports the Norwich Bulletin. He was taken into custody and allowed to take the plea at the next hearing.
  • The Stan Simpson Show: UConn Women, UConn UConn And MLB Spring Training

    Courant sportswriters John Altavilla and Dom Amore join Stan to talk about the UConn women and men's basketball teams. WTIC AM sportscaster Scott Gray gives a rundown of where the Yankees, Red Sox and Mets stand heading into spring training. For...

    Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training

    Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training
    Follow live updates from MLB's Spring Training with the Hartford Courant's baseball writer Dome Amore:

    Clayton Kershaw finishes a sharp spring for the Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw finishes a sharp spring for the Dodgers
    Clayton Kershaw won't say it, but his longtime catcher suspects he dislikes spring training. "There's really no reward at the end for him, as far as win or a loss," A.J. Ellis said. The next time Kershaw takes the mound, there will be a reward. He...

    Jeff Samardzija shrugs off spring results, says he's ready for opener

    Jeff Samardzija shrugs off spring results, says he's ready for opener
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox will pack their bags to leave Camelback Ranch on Thursday, and with them, right-hander Jeff Samardzija will pack away his less-than-pristine Cactus League results. Samardzija obviously wasn't pleased that he gave up...