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Death Of Teen Trying To Save Friend, Sunken Boat Top Week's News In Danbury

A fishing boat that hit rocks and sank sits on a reef off Green's Ledge/Sheffield Island in the waters of Long Island Sound near Norwalk.
A fishing boat that hit rocks and sank sits on a reef off Green's Ledge/Sheffield Island in the waters of Long Island Sound near Norwalk. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories from last week across Fairfield County.

Two men from Long Island, N.Y., were rescued when their fishing boat hit rocks and sank last weekend off Green's Ledge/Sheffield Island in the waters of Long Island Sound near Norwalk, police said.

Norwalk tennis coach Maurice Thomas-Riley, 20, was charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile multiple times while he worked for Norwalk Grass Roots Tennis, police said.

Hiroko Kurihara, 46, of Stamford was charged with leaving a 4-month-old baby in a car with the windows rolled up Wednesday while she worked out at a local gym, according to Norwalk police.

Three Fairfield University graduates are putting their business acumen and viral Twitter feed to work as they successfully brand @soccergrlprobs into a company that specializes in merchandise for female soccer players.

Raymond J. Martin, a 48-year-old man who serves on the Easton Police Commission , was charged in connection with a federal steroid and prescription narcotic drug ring.

Timothy Shaw, 49, was sworn in as Easton's new police chief . He is a former longtime Stamford police officer who was known for his effective narcotics investigations.

NEAT on Wilton Road in Westport, a combination coffee shop, bar and restaurant, has reopened after undergoing renovations.

A 17-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a car after a fireworks show in Danbury died while trying to save a friend , and in doing so, fulfilled the last item on her bucket list. Her story has become a viral inspiration to others.

Dr. David Lester Johnston, a 46-year-old osteopathic physician from Ridgefield was sentenced to three months in federal prison for health care fraud . He was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and pay restitution of $172,950.

A Stamford teen who was seriously injured last October in a car crash has filed a civil lawsuit against the New Canaan woman charged with drunken driving in the accident.

A 51-year-old Darien woman was arrested after police said she caused a disturbance at a local bar by yelling profanities and derogatory names at the bartender after he cut her off.

Longfellow Elementary School in Bridgeport was originally slated for renovation, but the city decided instead to build an all-new building for students.

Barbara Pyne, 62, who works as special education supervisor, is charged with stealing more than $650,000 from her 84-year-old aunt in Stamford to fund vacations in France, gambling and other expenses, Stamford police said.

Wilton police are asking for help in finding a suspect who tried to pass fake $100 bills that were marked “For Motion Picture Use Only.”

Colby Kane, a Greenwich native, came up with the concept for his Aviator brand of clothes while jogging around Tod's Point. It is now a successful online business thanks in part to his Kickstarter campaign.

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