HAN News, March 17

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Rob Adams joins us with a Nutmeg Sports Update. Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

John Kovach joins Kate for a preview of the front pages of the newspapers this week.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Thursday, March 17:

The estate of Maren Sanchez, the 16-year-old high school student who was murdered in the halls of Jonathan Law High School last April by a fellow student, has brought a lawsuit against the city of Milford Board of Education and the city of Milford as well as against Christopher Plaskon and his parents, David and Kathleen Plaskon.

The video of a Darien teen brandishing a firearm and shouting taunts, posted on the social media group Snapchat, has been obtained by The Darien Times.

On Wednesday afternoon, a smoke detector at a Jennings Road apartment in Fairfield saved the life of an unconscious man, according to the Fire Department.

Shelton Police arrested a Bridgeport man today for stealing 12 firearms from a home.

Victoria McGrath of Weston and her college roommate Priscilla Perez Torres will be awarded posthu­mous degrees from Northeastern University.

A Wilton home at 42 Scribner Hill Road was heavily damaged by fire on Wednesday, March 16. The residents were not home at the time.

Hibernation season is ending, and the bears are awake.

New Canaan resident and 2015 petitioning candidate for first selectman Michael J. Nowacki has filed a lawsuit in federal court that, among other things, seeks punitive and compensatory damages from First Selectman Rob Mallozzi III and his Executive Assistant Pam Flynn for allegedly violating his constitutional rights.

Fred Garrity, the current chairman of Trumbull’s Planning and Zoning Commission, filed candidate paperwork this week with the State Elections Commission to run for state representative for the 134th District that represents Trumbull and Fairfield.

The Wayne’s Walk Foundation and Uber are hoping to make sure St. Patrick’s Day revelers get around Stratford safely.