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Stag Snagged In Soccer Net, Sikorsky Staying Put Top News In Bridgeport

A large deer was stuck in a soccer goal Monday morning at Fairfield University. Animal Control and DEEP officers helped cut it loose.
A large deer was stuck in a soccer goal Monday morning at Fairfield University. Animal Control and DEEP officers helped cut it loose. Video Credit: Meredith Guinness

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

Officers from Fairfield Animal Control and the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection were called into action when a large buck got his antlers stuck in a soccer goal at Fairfield University, which is, coincidentally, the home of the Stags.

Lockheed Martin has agreed to keep its Sikorsky Aircraft headquarters in Stratford at least until 2032 in exchange for financial incentives of up to $220 million from the state. The aerospace giant will also build nearly 200 CH-53K King Stallion Helicopters for the U.S. Navy in Connecticut.

Customers can pay it forward at Cibus Latin Fusion, a new Latin restaurant in Stratford , by leaving a free meal for a diner in need.

Police in Easton and Redding are investigating the discovery of swastikas painted on stop signs in the two rural towns.

Stamford Hospital will throw open the doors to its new 650,000-square-foot building, which offers stunning state-of-the-art patient care.

Newtown Middle School teacher Jason Adams, who was arrested after bringing a gun to school in April, received a special form of probation after recounting the threatening phone calls he received from conspiracy theorists after the Sandy Hook massacre.

Phillips Fuel Systems has built fuel transfer solutions for the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower and many U.S. embassies — all from its modest manufacturing space in Bridgeport.

A Shelton lawyer charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy has now been arrested on federal charges of taking pornographic photos of his victim that he used later in a blackmail scheme, prosecutors said.

Garelick & Herbs — described as Disney World for foodies — has opened the doors on its new 10,000-square-foot location in Southport . It features a juice and smoothie bar, a salad bar, freshly baked pastries and bread, and an extra-long display case filled with everything from stuffed salmon and ginger flank steak to kale slaw and eggplant rollatini.

A 70-year-old Wilton man was charged with trying to drown an elderly woman in a swimming pool, police said.

A long-haul trucker from Florida who hit and killed a Weston man who was repairing the tire on another tractor-trailer along I-95 in Greenwich in 2013 will serve no prison time after pleading guilty to negligent homicide.

A new STEM preschool in Norwalk is embracing an aquatic theme as part of its partnership with the Maritime Aquarium.

The Darien Butcher Shop offers meat aficionados a new place to pick out their favorite cuts, with its locker filled with carefully sourced prime and dry-aged meats.

An elderly woman died of her injuries after firefighters pulled her from her burning home in Greenwich.

Olympic marathoner Deena Kastor brought her message of optimism to a talk at the Ridgefield Library.

A 22-year-old Danbury man was charged with exposing himself to a 9-year-old girl at a party in spring, police said.

The Regional YMCA in Brookfield is planning for a $2.6 million project to build a retractable bubble over its outdoor pool to allow for year-round use.

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