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East Coast Earthquake, Missing Teen Found Safe, Bank Robbers At Large

A roundup of the major headlines around the area for Tuesday, August 23.

Fairfield County shaken, not stirred by Va. earthquake

A with an epicenter in north-central Virginia sent tremors north to Fairfield County and beyond just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Although several buildings in Washington, D.C., and New York City were evacuated and others such as the Washington National Cathedral sustained damage, no injuries were reported along the east coast and the damage was not considered extensive.

In Fairfield County, local police stations of a mostly inquisitive nature after the quake traveled north.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

“The movement people in Connecticut felt was associated with the earthquake which originated in Virginia. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection staff is at the Emergency Operations Center as a precaution, but at this point, there have been no reports of injury or damage.”

 

Fairfield bandits at large

Police are , two of whom robbed a Chase Bank in Fairfield with a gun around noon – the third drove the getaway car.

The men are considered extremely dangerous, according to police, and were last seen heading north toward Trumbull in a green four-door sedan.

 

Darien teen found safe

Zachary Gallo, a 16-year-old from his home in Darien Monday, late Monday night in Stamford.

Although the case is still under investigation, police determined that foul play was not a factor in Gallo’s disappearance.

 

CTDOT invites public comment on possible Metro-North fare hike

Fairfield County residents to speak their minds regarding a possible hike in Metro-North fares – the plan set forth by the Connecticut Department of Transportation calls for raising the price of a ticket by 16.4 percent, plus one percent a year for the next seven years.

The first public hearing at UConn’s Stamford campus took place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the second is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., both Tuesday evening.

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