FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories of the past week across Fairfield County:
- It was a redemption for Joe Ganim , who served seven years in federal prison for corruption, as he was officially sworn in as the new mayor of Bridgeport. "The past is done and the future, our future, has begun,” he told a cheering crowd at the Klein.
- When the Norwalk Police Department busted a local strip club, officers arrested the owner, two bartenders, a number of dancers and patrons on drug and prostitution charges. Individuals were arrested from Norwalk, Bridgeport and Stratford.
- Save the Sound and Soundkeeper Terry Backer of Stratford are suing Westchester County and 11 New York towns in federal court over an ongoing sewage overflows that "threaten public health and degrade Long Island Sound " by allowing raw sewage to overflow onto streets and into streams before reaching treatment plants.
- After 22-year-old Joseph Caputo pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in connection with jumping the White House fence on Thanksgiving Day, he was permitted to return to Stamford to live with his mother until his next court appearance. But Caputo is banned from the campus at the University of Bridgeport, where he is studying criminal justice.
- Hours after 14 people were killed in a shooting spree in San Bernardino, Calif., U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) scolded his colleagues who offered "thoughts and prayers" but failed to take steps for gun control.
- Stratford Police charged Christopher Walsh with raping a woman on the town boat. Walsh served six years in prison for holding up victims in hotels in Stratford and Trumbull while wearing a white sock on his right hand.
- Basement electrical wiring is reportedly being blamed for the fire that destroyed a historic house in Monroe .
- Anthony Teixeria, a 21-year-old Trumbull High School graduate, died of his injuries from a rollover crash on Thanksgiving.
- Joseph F. Engelberger, 90, the father of the modern robotics industry, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, at his home in Newtown.
- David Victoria of Shelton won the top prize In the 'Lucky Links' Lottery.
- Monica Weber, a Newtown native, is the owner as well as the chief creative force behind the Doll Clothes Factory in Brookfield .
- A former Wilton woman was the victim of a murder-suicide in her home in Killingworth, police said. Lauren Beebe, 48, was shot to death by her husband, Billy Newman, 57, who then committed suicide, police said.
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