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Deadly Fiery Crash On I-95, Home Invasion Top Week's News In Bridgeport

Emergency responders at the scene of a deadly crash on I-95 in Westport on Wednesday night. The driver of a truck was killed in a fiery rollover crash. A man driving a car that clipped the truck was charged with DUI.
Emergency responders at the scene of a deadly crash on I-95 in Westport on Wednesday night. The driver of a truck was killed in a fiery rollover crash. A man driving a car that clipped the truck was charged with DUI. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

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

A Stamford man was arrested on DUI charges after he was involved in an accident on I-95 southbound in Westport with a tanker truck that rolled over and caught fire near the Saugatuck River bridge, police said. The second driver was killed in the crash, which closed the highway for nearly 11 hours overnight.

A $220 million deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft at its current Stratford headquarters until at least 2032 flew to quick approval by the state Legislature — 35-1 in the Senate and 136-6 in the House. The pact also calls for Sikorsky to double its spending to in-state suppliers and for the local factory to build 200 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters for the U.S. Navy.

An 86-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car while crossing Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, police said.

Two Bridgeport men and a 16-year-old male were arrested on home invasion charges after a Weston homeowner found them in his residence, police said. All three were apprehended after a manhunt and chase through the woods.

With a severe drought plaguing the area, a public water supply emergency has been declared in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, which are all facing a significant depletion of their water supply.

The Ridgefield Half-Marathon is a labor of love for John Dugdale , an 81-year-old runner who is helping with preparations for Sunday’s 40th anniversary of the popular race.

Jasson Arias, a 28-year-old Danbury entrepreneur, kept his childhood meals in mind as he set up his own food trailer, which carries the simple name of Rice and Beans .

Republican Dan Carter, an Air Force veteran from Bethel, pledges to grow the economy as he takes on incumbent Richard Blumenthal in the race for the U.S. Senate.

A GoFundMe was set up to help a New Fairfield family who lost everything in a devastating house fire.

Ridgefield social worker Lauren Wolfe looks to give parents the tools they need to be effective through her workshop, which is dubbed Mindful Parenting.

Fairfield's Meghan Lucey, an Easton native and Wilton High grad, has carved out her niche in the world of dance . First as a member of the touring cast of "Riverdance" and now as the owner of The Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy.

A 36-year-old man was shot to death during an alcohol-fueled argument in a Mexican restaurant in Bridgeport, police said.

Television personality Nancy Grace told the story of her own perseverance when her fiance was murdered as she gave the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Bridgeport-based Center for Family Justice. More than 400 people attended in support of the center, which serves Easton, Bridgeport, Stratford, Monroe, Fairfield and Trumbull.

Stratford’s 18 reading teachers honored the memory of Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto and received bags of free books for their classrooms as Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Project made a $20,000 donation.

Three people who were denied alcohol at a restaurant in Stamford because he had no ID and looked young were arrested after chasing and attacking the staff, police said.

Collins Medical Equipment of Fairfield — a longtime family business that got its start in Bridgeport — celebrated its 85th birthday in business , inviting the extended family, friends, former employees and customers to attend a grand reopening and an evening of memories.

A 21-year-old Darien man faces charges in a serious car crash that sent two passengers to the hospital, police said.

A juvenile was arrested in Norwalk after he was found with a loaded gun and drugs in a public housing complex, police said.

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