DANBURY, Conn. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Danbury this week:
- Connecticut State Police arrested German Coraizaca, 37, on multiple charges after he demolished a house in Danbury without filing for the proper permits.
- A Danbury resident and teacher Michael Maida, 44, at the Convent of the Sacred Heart turned himself in to Greenwich police after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of having inappropriate sexual contact with a student.
- A gas explosion in Harlem killed at least eight people and shut down all Metro-North service for hours.
- Kusulyn, a new restaurant, opened on first floor of The Danbury Fair Mall.
- Danbury school officials announced Westside Middle School Academy name for the third middle school set to open in Danbury in the fall.
- Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, spoke to the New Yorker for his first interview since his son's deadly shooting spree in December 2012.
- After receiving complaints of a drug dealer selling out of his car in Danbury, police officers set up surveillance and arrested suspected cocaine dealer with two others.
A former employee Seven Wolff, 46, of the Bronx, N.Y., at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury was sentenced to five months in prison for sexually abusing an inmate.