In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: July 14 - NBC Connecticut

In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: July 14

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    To help keep you informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit 5 stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates.

    Sex Charges

    Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on federal sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking charges for allegedly abusing dozens of underage girls at his mansion in Manhattan, where an "extraordinary volume" of nude photos apparently showing minors were found during a weekend raid, and estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Epstein pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Monday. See more on the charges here.

    Jeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sex TraffickingJeffrey Epstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Trafficking

    The billionaire showed no emotion as he entered his not guilty plea while facing sex trafficking and conspiracy charges, as several alleged victims looked on from the packed courtroom. NBC 4 New York's Jonathan Dienst reports.

    (Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019)

    Death Investigation

    The father of Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters was found dead in a West Haven motel room on Thursday. West Haven police have labeled the death of 49-year-old Ed Waters as "untimely" and are investigating. Police said Waters was found dead at the Super 8 Motel just after noon on Thursday. For more on the investigation, click here.

    Father of Tremont Waters Found DeadFather of Tremont Waters Found Dead

    The father of Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters was found dead in a West Haven motel on Thursday.
    (Published Friday, July 12, 2019)

    War of Words

    The attorney for Fotis Dulos has a simple message for author Gillian Flynn: "Be gone, girl." Norman Pattis made the comments after the "Gone Girl" scribe said she was "absolutely sickened" by the suggestion that missing Connecticut missing mother Jennifer Dulos could have staged her own disappearance in a revenge scheme to frame her estranged husband. See more on the back and forth here.

    Attorney For Dulos Floats New Theory on DisappearanceAttorney For Dulos Floats New Theory on Disappearance

    Norm Pattis, the attorney for Fotis Dulos, said Wednesday he is contemplating a new theory about the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

    (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)

    Barry Bashes Gulf Coast

    Louisiana took the brunt of Barry as it came ashore. The massive storm made landfall on Saturday and soaked the region with as much as 20 inches of rain in some places. For the latest on Barry, click here.

    US Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues People From FloodwatersUS Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues People From Floodwaters

    Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopter aircrews rescued people near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, as Hurricane Barry approached.

    (Published Saturday, July 13, 2019)

    Sorry Charlie

    Charming Charlie announced it would close all of it's U.S. stores after filing for bankruptcy last week. The company has 261 stores, including four in Connecticut. Those stores are in West Hartford, Plainville, South Windsor, and Guilford. See more on the closures here.

    Charming Charlie Closing all US StoresCharming Charlie Closing all US Stores

    The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and signaled in paperwork filed in bankruptcy court that it'll close all 261 stores.

    (Published Thursday, July 11, 2019)