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Aggressive Cat Standoff, Buttock-Kisser Arrest Top Week's News In Stamford

Elizabeth Zimels, a veterinarian at Broad River Animal Hospital in Norwalk, says it is rare but cats can become aggressive after giving birth.
Elizabeth Zimels, a veterinarian at Broad River Animal Hospital in Norwalk, says it is rare but cats can become aggressive after giving birth. Photo Credit: Contributed

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

A Stamford man called 911 during a three-hour standoff with his cat, complaining that his ferocious 7.5-pound feline attacked and bit him as he tried to enter his residence. During the call, he asked police for help dealing with the cat, who had given birth to a kitten the day before. Dr. Elizabeth Zimels, a veterinarian at Broad River Animal Hospital in Norwalk, said such aggressive behavior is rare but can happen when a cat is protecting kittens and it can be dangerous.

The man who was hit and killed by a Metro-North Railroad train May 27 after lying down on the tracks near the Fairfield Metro station has been identified as Bridgeport resident Modeba Keita, 32. 

The fire that killed Sandra Reyes, 78, in her Ridgefield condo on April 23 was an accident sparked by a halogen light near an upholstered sofa. 

All on-duty Fairfield firefighters were called in to battle a blaze in multiple warehouses at the former site of Fairfield Lumber.

The reviews were all positive as Colin Hanks made his directorial debut with "All Things Must Pass," which premiered at this weekend's Greenwich International Film Festival.

Sunrise Rotary in Westport honored Staples High School junior Arun Soni for his work in tutoring fourth-graders in math and science.

Police are investigating a shooting in Norwalk’s Roodner Court housing complex that left a man with injuries to his arm. 

A Stamford man who said he went shopping for cookies opted for buns instead as he kissed a woman's buttocks as she reached for a box of cereal, police said after they arrested him.

Thomas Jeffress, a jazz musician who had performed with the likes of Ray Charles and Joe Tex, made his mark as the first patient at the new Regional Hospice and Home Care’s Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury. 

Wilton police used pawn shop information to charge a Stratford man with stealing six pieces of jewelry worth about $7,500 from a Wilton home, police said.

A crew of employees from Cartus went to work doing spring cleaning at New Pond Farm in Redding as part of the annual Day of Action for the United Way of Western Connecticut.

A New Canaan woman was arrested on charges of biting a 15-year-old girl and exposing herself to others in an incident downtown, police said. 

Town House Finds + Designs, offering furniture, jewelry and accessories, opened on Tokeneke Road in Darien.

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