Stamford Man Faking Death To Avoid Wedding Tops Week's News

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See the stories that topped the news in Stamford last week.
See the stories that topped the news in Stamford last week.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Stamford last week:

  • A Stamford man Tucker Blandford, 23, faked his death to get out of a wedding to an English woman he met at the University of Connecticut.
  • Three suspects Dilcia M. Discua, 37, from Stamford, Conn.; Donna I. Doria, 57, from Stormville and Gustavo Gregori, 29, of Greenwich were charged with driving while intoxicated at a checkpoint in Port Chester.
  • A man Eduardo Castro-Carino, 26, of 131 West Broad St. was accused of burning his girlfriend's belongings in a driveway and then pulling a 10-inch knife on her threatening to kill her because she didn't want to tell her mother about their relationship.
  • Three teenagers, James Anthony Manganiello, 19, of Greenwich, Jack Conor Burke, 19, of Stamford and David Franklin Roberts, 19, of Greenwich are facing charges after they were accused of vandalizing sprinklers in the area of 100 Washington Blvd. in Stamford's South End.
  • Mosquitoes trapped in Stamford have tested positive for the West Nile virus, with the city joining Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, New Britain and Stratford with reports of the infected insects.
  • Rene Campos, Shannon Brown and Penelope Cote, all of Stamford, have been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Maine. 
  • According to AccuWeather, Stamford could see polar vortex in September.
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