FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County this past week:
- A broken light fixture was blamed for sparking an incident at a Stratford carnival that led to the rescue of two kids on a Ferris wheel via a fire ladder.
- The woman whose body was found on the beach in Stratford was identified as 52-year-old Colleen Ann Kelly.
- A Fairfield caterer opens a new dining venue in Bridgeport called The Nook.
- A Stamford veteran is the new commander of Fairfield County' s Branch of Connecticut Veterans of Foreign Wars.
- A Staples High School graduate and child actor is the 10th season winner of "The Voice."
- Tickets to the premiere in Danbury of a film about a soldier from New Fairfield who died in action in Afghanistan in 2013 have sold out.
- Stratford Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour has been named to replace retiring Danbury Police Chief Alan Baker.
- A fire that destroyed a vacant mansion on Castle Hill Road in Newtown appears to be arson.
- Two Stamford entrepreneurs hope to parlay the success of the Melt Mobile food truck into a franchise operation.
- David Wood of Ridgefield was killed when his car went off the road on Route 53 in Bethel, slammed into a tree and burst into flames.
- The v ictim of a fatal motorcycle accident on Surf Avenue in Stratford has been identified as Bridgeport's William Bailey III, the son of a retired Bridgeport police lieutenant.
- A black bear was spotted on Half Mile Road in Norwalk.
- Two people were injured after they were thrown from t heir motorcycle when it crashed on Route 8 in Shelton.
- Two Miami residents have been charged with credit card fraud in Wilton.
- Danbury High School’s head wrestling coach Rick y Shook has been named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
- A Darien man was charged with selling heroin in town .
- A man who works in Wilton was arrested on drug charges after a three-m onth investigation in which he sold cocaine to undercover police officers from Fairfield and Stratford on six occasions.
- George and Georgia Stavros, ages 100 and 97, died within 1 ½ hours of each other while receiving hospice care at home in Fairfield.
- Former Greenwich resident Karen Newman remains faithful that she will win her second fight with cancer — and that she will compete at the world triathlon championships in Mexico.
- Owners of The Granola Bar in Westport are opening a second location in Greenwich.
- New Canaan Police are beefing up their presence in the center of town to deter crime and traffic accidents.
- The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld its decision to abolish the s tate's death penalty, including for inmates on Death Row.
The Nichols Fire Department in Trumbull moved three members from the probationary firefighter category to the interior structural firefighter category.
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