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Death Of Siblings In Crash After Arrest Tops The Week's News In Fairfield

Brandon Dupee's mugshot following his Tuesday night arrest by Norwalk Police on impaired driving charges. He died six hours later in an accident in Fairfield that also claimed his sister's life.
Brandon Dupee's mugshot following his Tuesday night arrest by Norwalk Police on impaired driving charges. He died six hours later in an accident in Fairfield that also claimed his sister's life. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

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

Brandon Dupee, a 33-year-old from Bridgeport, crashed a car off I-95 in Fairfield early Wednesday, killing himself and his sister, Lindsay, 31, of Stratford, police said. He had been arrested hours earlier on impaired driving charges in Norwalk. He had been spotted by a Maine police chief who was taking part in a Wreaths Across America convoy to deliver greens to place on veterans' graves. In 2011, Brandon Dupee had split a $1 million lottery jackpot win with a 90-year-old neighbor in Norwalk.


In his State of The City Address, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is proposing a merger of the city's homeless shelter with the Dorothy Day Hospitality House at a new and bigger location to provide housing, meals and services to the city's homeless.   

Darien police were urging residents to be on the lookout after a wild coyote attacked two dogs in town, killing one. 

Wally Schalk, the 83-year-old founder of a string dance studios, goes all out decorate his 4-acre property in Wilton for Christmas. The landscape, dubbed "Wally’s Wonderland" — is named after his 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Wally. 

New Canaan police warned residents to be on the lookout and lock their doors after a pair of home burglaries were reported in town.

Mary Reasoner, the 60-year-old Norwalk woman who jumped to her death from the garage at Norwalk Hospital, was the daughter of longtime television broadcaster Harry Reasoner, police said.

The father-and-son team of Robert and Eric Gaulin have opened up a shop involving their shared passion for motorcycles — Brookfield Indian Motorcycle at 20 Federal Road.

A 37-year-old Stamford man was arrested in connection with the death of a Stamford High senior last month, whom he struck and killed with his car as she crossed the street at the school on her way to take the SAT, police said.

At Bethel High School, the teachers came up as the losers in a contest against the students to raise money to fight cancer. As a result, they had their heads shaved in front of the school population. The contest was organized by cancer survivor Emma Fagan, 17, for her senior project.

A law student from Greenwich took on the competition on the beloved quiz show, "Jeopardy." 

Stamford police arrested two men suspected in a fraudulent cellphone purchase at gunpoint after they made a high-speed escape on the Merritt Parkway. 

A 33-year-old Bridgeport man was shot to death Thursday on Palisade Avenue, the ninth homicide in the city this year. 

Stratford police were investigating a spree of six burglaries at local businesses that occurred in a six-hour span overnight.

Ronald Richard, 48, of Shelton was struck and killed by a car at the entrance to a hiking trail in Shelton, police said. 

Michelle Gruner of Trumbull has started a GoFundMe to help Maria Nolan of Bridgeport, whose 21-year-old son is fighting to recover from the complications of a rare brain aneurysm. The two women work together at Save The Children in Fairfield, where they strive to help kids worldwide. 

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