FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County this past week:
- Connecticut State Police troopers busted a 50-year-old Chicago man with 28 pounds of heroin on the Merritt Parkway in Stratford.
- A massive fire and explosions in Harlem forced Metro-North to cancel train service to Connecticut on Tuesday evening. Because of damage to the Park Avenue Viaduct, Metro-North reduced service, leaving commuters to scramble to get to work Wednesday and Thursday. They endured delays and crowded trains while repairs were made. By Friday, Metro-North service was back on track with a full schedule of train service.
- A Westport couple was arrested after they barricaded themselves in their home with their child.
- A wrong-way driver killed a U.S. Army medic from Stratford in a night-time head-on crash on Route 8 in Shelton.
- An ongoing dispute between two neighbors escalated to the point where both were arrested following a dispute over the cutting down of a tree in Wilton.
- CeeLo Green, Hanson and Third Eye Blind will headline At Stamford's Alive@Five outdoor summer concert series.
- A 24-year-old Ridgefield man was identified as driver killed when his car went off Route 53 in Bethel, slammed into a tree and erupted in flames.
- A 60-unit apartment building called JLofts Greenwich is nearing completion.
- Former Danbury Mayor Gene Eriquez was arrested in connection with a domestic-violence incident at his home.
- In preparation for moving out of Connecticut and to Boston, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt put his estate in New Canaan on the market for $5.5 million.
- The driver who accidentally hit and killed a 5-year-old Norwalk boy in his driveway will not be charged.
- Easton police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down two suspects in recent car break-ins.
- Two Farmers Markets have opened for the season -- in Westport and in Trumbull.
- A Fairfield man who tried to eat marijuana that he had in his car after police stopped him for driving erratically faces drug and interference charges.
- The new owner of a warehouse in Bridgeport found what appeared to be human remains in graffiti-tagged concrete pipes behind his building.
- Gary and Francesca Scarpa, the artistic directors of Center Stage T heatre in Shelton, are about to celebrate 40 years as a directing team -- and as a married couple.
- Pedestrians and bikers are reminded to be attentive after a number of fatal accidents.
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