FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice — in case you missed it.
Metro-North service was blocked on the Danbury Branch on Monday afternoon when an orange moving van got stuck on a hump in the tracks at Long Ridge Road at the West Redding train service. It took a tow truck and props under the wheels to get the 18-wheeler off the tracks in time for rush-hour service.
Six teenagers were seriously injured in a fiery crash when their car slammed into a tree on Route 107 in Redding, police said. Four of the teens attend Joel Barlow High School (two from Easton and two from Redding), one attends Fairfield Warde and the sixth attends a private high school in Fairfield, police said. All are expected to recover but were hospitalized with serious injuries.
Max Antoine, a 33-year-old Stamford resident, was shot at least once in the torso and collapsed on McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport just after midnight Thursday, police said. He was pronounced dead at the downtown scene. Bridgeport police are investigating but have made no arrests.
A 9-year-old boy from Maine died from injuries he suffered in a three-car accident on I-95 in Westport on Thursday night, police said. Casey Savage was using a seatbelt and riding in the backseat of a car that was rear-ended and pushed into another car , police said. The accident took place near Exit 17 on I-95 northbound in Westport.
Two men were busted on charges of burglarizing a Stamford home Wednesday afternoon after they were spotted in their getaway SUV by an alert Stamford officer, police said. They were identified as Mateo Gallego-Gomez, 23, and Agustin Zoletto, 20.
Lennie Grimaldi — a reporter-turned-political insider-turned-inmate-turned-Bridgeport blogger — has turned his decades of work into a new book. “Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up the Nutmeg State” takes full advantage of the outrageous stories he has garnered over a 40-year writing career.
The members of the Bridgeport-based Alpaca Gnomes and its fans are mourning the death of the band's bass player , Martin V. Amidon IX, 37, a Newtown resident, in a motorcycle crash in Sandy Hook.
Heatherly Law, a preschool teacher in Trumbull, was just one of thousands of customers who headed to Starbucks to taste-test a special limited-edition drink — the Unicorn Frappuccino . She said the multi-colored sugary drink as sweet and sour — "like the Pixy Stix candy."
A New York woman was arrested on several drug charges after she was found "huffing" — or inhaling nitrous oxide from a whip cream charger — in her car in a parking lot at Dunkin' Donuts in Wilton, police said.