FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A police chase ended in a deadly crash in Norwalk, actress Mary Tyler Moore died in Greenwich, and protestors shouted down a Greenwich official as he walked into a Stamford courthouse to face charges of sexual assault as the Daily Voice look back at the top stories of the week.
The driver was killed and the passenger seriously injured after they crashed into rocks and a tree before spinning into a creek during a police pursuit Thursday in a residential neighborhood in West Norwalk , police said. The officer who attempted to stop the car was responding to an unrelated call about a police foot chase of a man wanted on numerous drug charges, Norwalk Police said. State Police are investigating the incident.
Chris Von Keyserling, a member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, had nothing to say as he walked past a crowd of chanting demonstrators on his way to his first court appearance on a sexual assault charge. That came two weeks after Greenwich Police charged him with fourth-degree sexual assault for allegedly pinching a town worker in the groin after a heated political discussion in December. Von Keyserling's lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
Greenwich police were searching for a man who robbed the Patriot National Bank on Mason Street at gunpoint on Wednesday and was last seen fleeing into Port Chester, N.Y.
Beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at the age of 80 in Greenwich, where she lived. The star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was to be buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield on Sunday.
Staples High graduate Justin Paul, who grew up in Westport, grabbed two Oscar nominations for his songs in the hit film "La La Land," which received a record-tying 14 nominations. Paul was nominated twice for Best Song for "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars."
Darien’s Catalina Samper-Horak took a career U-turn nearly three decades ago as she left the field of science and genetics. Now, more than five years after Samper-Horak and a group of community members established the nonprofit agency Building One Community in Stamford, she works to help immigrants to make it in America.Ridgefield architect Keith Olsen grew up playing with Legos. But little did he know he would reconnect with the toy and end up designing a "Grand" model that could soon be available for purchase. His 15-inch wide by 15-inch long by 5-inch high miniature model of Grand Central Terminal is made entirely of the miniature building blocks and is taking part in a contest to be produced and sold by Lego.
It's a go for New Canaan mom Juli Kurtzman, who has received the green light to go ahead with her plan to resettle a Syrian refugee family in town. Kurtzman got the idea to help a family three months ago when she read about the issue on her NPR newsfeed on her cellphone. “My heart is bleeding for the Syrians. ... It has become too painful to even read about their plight," she said.
The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association is poised for another century of service to a vast community in need of medical, rehabilitation and nutritional services. Last February, RVNA moved into a new 22,000-square-foot facility, the Center for Exceptional Care that allowed the 103-year-old nonprofit to expand its services as well as a new rehabilitation center.
Dante Stebbins, a 26-year-old from Danbury suspected of selling large amounts of marijuana in the city, was busted near the Danbury Fair Mall, and officers found a pound of pot and a gun in hi scar and home, according to police.
The Anti-Defamation League condemned the actions of two robbers who his a Newtown liquor store , then set fire to the business and wrote hateful graffiti and swastikas on the back door. Newtown police and the Connecticut State Police are investigating the crime at the Rooster Wine & Liquor Store.
A Bridgeport man was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for distributing deadly fentanyl-laced heroin that led to overdoses last April — including the death of one victim in Monroe.
Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill disputed claims by President Donald Trump that millions of people voted illegally, calling them "lies" and "frankly un-American." Merrill said of Trump: "To claim, without a shred of evidence, that millions of ‘illegal votes’ were cast does nothing but undermine people’s confidence in democracy."
Carmen Flores-Carrillo, a 64-year-old Stratford resident, was hit and killed by a car as she crossed Longbrook Avenue near Paterson Avenue behind the Burlington Coat Factory and across from a residential area.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau will appear on “PBS NewsHour Weekend” on Sunday to discuss the impact of GE’s decision to leave Fairfield for Boston and the impact of state aid cuts to the town.
Shelly Inthisone, a 24-year-old from New Haven, has been charged with stealing a gun from a car parked in downtown Shelton last fall, police said.
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