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Baby's Death At Daycare, Movie Filming Top Week's News In Bridgeport

State police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old Wednesday who was at a day care on Hunters Lane in Norwalk.
State police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old Wednesday who was at a day care on Hunters Lane in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

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

State Police are investigating after a 4-month-old baby rushed from a home daycare operated by Christine Limone, daughter of Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, died at Norwalk Hospital.  Her license has been suspended while the results of autopsy tests are pending.

Scary clown sightings across Fairfield County proved to be hoaxes, but they caused alarmed on campus at Fairfield University , at an elementary school in Stamford (where police blamed a child's imagination), and at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. State Police warned residents that clown pranks can be illegal if the intent is to cause panic. Police and other officials in Wilton and Westport said there was nothing to fear.

Westport can't wait for the premiere of the "American House," a new comedy on ABC that pokes fun at life in the suburbs.

Three people have been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 41-year-old Bridgeport man who was struck by a brick while he was a passenger in a Jeep in July. Police are seeking a fourth suspect.

Learn what fear is all about at Fright Haven, a 20,000-square-foot haunted house set up in an old movie theater , is the newest attraction at Stratford Scare ... or rather, Stratford Square.

A 60-year-old former financial adviser from Darien was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for stealing more than $1.2 million from an elderly client and using the money for his personal expenditures.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at McLevy Green in Bridgeport, where crews are filming a cable movie called "Love in the Newsroom." It stars Dean Cain of “Lois & Clark” and Westport's Melissa Joan Hart from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."

The people behind the old favorite SoNo Brewhouse in Norwalk are now dishing up small plates at the Hub and Spoke, a new eatery on the Fairfield Avenue strip in Bridgeport.

Ridgefield ranked as the safety town in the state , with Wilton, Weston, Easton and Redding rounding out the top five. New Canaan and Newtown finished eighth and ninth, respectively, with Greenwich at 15, Monroe at 17 and Bethel at 19.

Saks Fifth Avenue plans to open a new shop on East Elm in Greenwich devoted to just shoes.

A Shelton man was killed in a crash after his SUV crossed over the grassy median on Route 8 in Trumbull and slammed head-on into another car.

When it comes to merchandise, the owners of the Marketplace on Main in Monroe like to change it up for their customers.

The cross country team at Danbury High honored their late captain by naming a part of their home course at Tarrywile Park in his honor.

Jonathan Sturges Cottage, a Gothic Revival gem in Fairfield that boasts the first indoor “water closet" in the state, has been named one of Connecticut’s Treasures by the state chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

A judge revoked the bond on Ian Bick, the 21-year-old owner of a Danbury nightclub who was found guilty last year of defrauding investors out of nearly $500,000 in a Ponzi scheme. The 2013 graduate of Danbury High School was taken away in handcuffs after his appearance in federal court for violating his parole by continuing to defraud investors and gambling out of state.

A Waterbury man pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in connection with the death of a 30-year-old Newtown woman in March after a heroin overdose.

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