FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County from last week:
- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared a limited state of emergency Thursday to help accelerate power restoration after a powerful rainstorm took down trees and power lines, causing massive outages throughout the state, closing schools and blocking roads. More than 24 hours after the storm, thousands of residents were still without power Friday morning.
- Kathleen Andrews, whose husband, Christopher, was shot and killed by a Fairfield police officer outside their home last week after a violent domestic attack, issued a statement asking for patience and privacy as she and her children recover.
- Officials at Fairfield University were investigating an off-campus party after reports of a possible racist theme. The university held a student forum Wednesday in response to the events.
- The Bridgeport Police Department is stepping up its traffic and motor vehicle presence after three pedestrian fatalities since Jan. 1.
- Ron Campbell, famed a nimator of Beatles' cartoons , made a rare appearance at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich.
- The company that made the rifle used in the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012 intends to ask a state Superior Court judge to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit filed by nine of the families. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, and U.S. Rep . Elizabeth Esty oppose the move to have the lawsuit dismissed.
- Wing It On!, a new Main Street eatery, opened for business in Bridgeport.
- A 20-year-old Fairfield University student faces charges of sexual assault after a classmate accused him of touching her breasts, police said.
- Royle Elementary School in Darien kicked off its annual Jump Rope for Heart program with special after-school activities, including jump rope and hopscotch.
- A Fairfield woman was arrested and given an emergency hospital committal Tuesday after she mistook her mother-in-law for an intruder, slapping her and coming after her with a chef’s knife, police said.
- Setting high standards, making everything from scratch and never compromising are what has made The Goodie Shoppe in New Fairfield a success for so many years.
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