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  • Crime & Punishment: Pep Rally Gone Wrong

    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:

    Phillies fall to college team in 1st spring training game

    Phillies starter Paul Clemens pitched two perfect innings, but Philadelphia lost to the University of Tampa 6-2 Sunday in the first spring training game for a major league team this year. Detroit and Miami play college teams Monday, then the regular...

    Nats' Scherzer simulates everything, including anthem

    Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals. But first, the national anthem. "You've got to simulate it like it's a real game," Scherzer said...