DARIEN, Conn. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Darien this week:
- Darien High School’s football team was seeded No. 1 in the the Class L playoffs tournament. But the team was forced to play its opening game on the road because the school has no stadium lights.
- A Darien child found a metal nail inside a cookie purchased from the Panera Bread restaurant on the Post Road.
- Darien police reopened a 35-year-old murder investigation, hoping DNA evidence and help from public can solve the cold case.
- Fairfield resident William Dong was charged in West Haven after walking on the University of New Haven campus with guns, police said. Articles on mass shootings were found in a search of his home, police said.
- Four people were killed and 63 injured after a Metro-North passenger train derailed in the Bronx, N.Y., near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The engineer was reportedly suspended without pay.
- Alexander Scott Lee, 21, was arrested in connection with the car accident that killed Weston cyclist Thomas Steinert-Threlkeld in October, police said.
- New Canaan’s Kelsey Durkin, a senior at Washington and Lee University, was killed in a car accident in Virginia near campus.