DARIEN, Conn. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Darien this week:
- The staff of the Melting Pot of Darien gave up their pay for a special event to help one of their own, Norwalk’s Mycel Alegado, to support her family in a time of tragedy.
- A Connecticut Department of Education investigation found that Darien’s special education department violated state laws in some of its programming decisions.
- Rashad Mitchell, 19, a teen was accused of damaging a Darien Police car during his arrest on drug charges, according to police.
- A Darien woman was swindled out of nearly $8,000 via a phone scam, according to police.
- Darien Whole Foods Searched by Bomb Squad after Phone Threat from an unknown number. The Police investigation currently on.
- A Connecticut Department of Education investigation finds Darien’s special education department violated state laws in some of its programming decisions.
- The death of Ayden Baskay, a two-year-old Danbury child, was ruled a homicide, as reported by the Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office. Christian Williams, 25, who was babysitting the toddler, was arrested and charged with manslaughter.
- Fairfield police discovered 150 to 200 firearms, tens of thousands of rounds ammunition and a significant amount of explosive devices in the Bronson Road house, according to Police.
- Miriam Carey, 34, a Stamford dental hygienist was shot and killed by police in Washington, D.C. after a wild chase, which put the Capitol building briefly on lockdown.