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Movie Crew At Work, Death Of Mom Of Four Top Week's News In Danbury

A movie crew goes to work with outdoor filming outside the old Community Theatre in downtown Fairfield. The holiday-themed movie, "Love In the Newsroom," has also filmed in Bridgeport.
A movie crew goes to work with outdoor filming outside the old Community Theatre in downtown Fairfield. The holiday-themed movie, "Love In the Newsroom," has also filmed in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories from Fairfield County in the past week.

Military, government and business officials joined the celebration as Sikorsky delivered its 1,000th H-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the U.S. Army. This came on the heels of a vote by Teamster members to approve a wage cut as part of a deal with the state to keep the Sikorsky headquarters in Stratford for years to come.

After filming in Bridgeport, a movie crew set up shop in downtown Fairfield at the old movie house as work continued on the holiday-themed movie "Love In the Newsroom" starring Westport's Melissa Joan Hart and Dean of "Lois & Clark" fame.

The Norwalk community mourned the unexpected death of Kara Kovlakas, a third grade teacher at Marvin Elementary School and the wife of Norwalk Police Officer Andy Kovlakas, and set up a GoFundMe to help her family, which includes two young children.

The FBI was called in to investigate at Bridgewater Associates after a bomb threat was called in to the Westport offices of the world's largest hedge fund . Hundreds of employees evacuated, but no explosives were found.

A Danbury mom of four young children was found shot to death in her apartment , and the community rallied around her family and contributed to a GoFundMe.

Three people suffered only minor injuries after their SUV rolled over on Route 8 in Shelton and ended up against a rock wall, police said.

The 2017 Barnum Festival is honoring Trumbull's Terry O’Connor, executive director of Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center in Bridgeport, by naming him the 69th ringmaster of the annual Bridgeport celebration .

An 18-year-old Wilton High student was arrested on charges of punching a Ridgefield High student in the head and sending him to the emergency room during an August scavenger hunt that ended in a melee on Wilton High's football field, police said.

The Gift Cottage, which received the Bethel Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award, has made the town a shopping destination with its diverse stock of merchandise, which includes Hauser Chocolates.

Family and friends mourned the death of Robby Schartner , a 2013 graduate of Brookfield High who was hit and killed by a suspected drunken driver as he was walking back to Manhattanville College, where he played on the lacrosse team.

New Canaan's Jeanette Chen, a married mother of four, has found in her calling in helping people with cancer by cooking healthy dishes, driving to doctor and chemotherapy appointments, and keeping them company in their homes.

Darien High School's varsity football coach Rob Trifone was suspended for two weeks after he struck the helmet of one of his players during a game.

Stamford's pedestrians and drivers will have to learn a new way to cross the street mid-block with the installation of HAWK cross signals along a few downtown roads.

Kate Papadatos, a Norwalk girl who attends Sacred Heart Greenwich, joined Save the Children Ambassador and actress Dakota Fanning in lighting the Empire State Building red to celebrate the International Day of the Girl.

For his sermon on Yom Kippur -- the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people — Rabbi David L. Reiner of Congregation Shir Shalom in Ridgefield took on the topic of the refugee crisis in the world and the importance of helping them.

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