HAN News Update, Feb. 18

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Rob Adams brings us the latest in local sports and weather. Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

John Kovach joins Kate to look at the front pages of the HAN Network papers today.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Thursday, Feb. 18:

The Fairfield Police officer who fired the shot that killed Christopher Andrews in what they are calling a “violent domestic assault” at a Mountain Laurel Road residence Tuesday, Feb. 16, is a decorated officer with more than 25 years on the force.

The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that Two people died of suspected heroin overdoses in Derby Wednesday, prompting an alert from the Derby police department.

A Shelton man was sentenced yesterday to three years of probation for his role in a steroid manufacturing and distribution ring.

Connecticut’s U.S. senators are urging the German government to replace its old helicopters with new models from Sikorsky Aircraft.

A proposed home-based firearms business will have to be approved by neighbors before going forward.

In New Canaan, Aquarion Water Company announced that it intends to sell 18 acres of vacant land off of Indian Waters Lane, and that has raised concern among some neighbors about the prospect of development there.

Winning a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album might not be the most important thing on Paul Avgerino’s mind this week. His wife, Jennifer Carter Avgerinos, is expecting a child any day now.

Connecticut State Police’s K9 Arek and K-9 Union have received their bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.