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Christmas Movie Premiere, Pedestrian Death Top Week's News In Bridgeport

"Broadcasting Christmas" stars Melissa Joan Hart of Westport along with Dean Cain of "Lois and Clark" fame and Jackée Harry.
"Broadcasting Christmas" stars Melissa Joan Hart of Westport along with Dean Cain of "Lois and Clark" fame and Jackée Harry. Video Credit: Hybrid LLC

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories from Fairfield County in the past week.

"Broadcasting Christmas," a holiday film that is partially set in Connecticut and was filmed on locations in Bridgeport and Fairfield, is premiering on the Hallmark Channel this weekend.

A 29-year-old worker from Stamford died in a fall from the third-story roof of a Westport home while doing repairs, police said.

Bridgeport police officers were searching for a silver SUV that struck and killed a 19-year-old pedestrian on Washington Avenue.

President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated Linda McMahon of Greenwich , a founder of the Stamford-based WWE, to be the head of the Small Business Administration.

A 24-year-old man is facing serious drug charges after he was busted by police at an Easton residence when he was found with $50,000 worth of crystal meth and $10,000 in Xanax pills, police said.

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of Joseph "Joey" Comunale, 26, of Stamford, who was stabbed repeatedly at a luxury New York City apartment and buried in a shallow grave in New Jersey. But none of the three suspects — who faces charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence — have yet been charged with murder in the case.

A man in a ghost mask from the "Scream" movies robbed a bank on Route 7 in Norwalk near the Wilton border.

Riley Fritz, a 29-year-old musician who also used the name Feral Pines and was a member of the Class of 2005 from Staples High School, was among the 36 people killed in a massive warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif.

New Canaan police warned residents that a number of packages were stolen from local homes after Federal Express made deliveries for the holidays.

The Noroton Fire Department came to the rescue of a dog named Bear , who was stranded on the rocks in Scott's Cove off the shore of Darien.

Fairfield police warned parents that officers will be cracking down on reports of misbehaving youth at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

A Sacred Heart University biology professor has secured more than $450,000 in grant funds to expand her innovative erosion reversal project in Stratford, working against the tide to protect the town’s shoreline.

A Waterbury woman was arrested after she was spotted swiping packages of holiday gifts left by a UPS delivery driver at Aspetuck Village homes, Shelton police said.

A neighborhood eyesore will soon be a gone as Ridgefield prepares to begin demolition of a deserted house at 28 Catoonah St. A pocket park is planned for the lot.

The family of Tiffany Fitzgerald of Danbury mourned her death in a car crash as the police department arrested the man who was driving the stolen car at the time of the accident.

State police identified the motorcycle driver killed in a crash on Route 39 earlier this month as 32-year-old Carlos Alberto Robles Flores of New Fairfield.

The large outdoor Christmas display set up by Rhonda and Chane Cullens in their Newtown yard includes a lit-up angel figurine alongside a series of 25 lights — a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

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