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In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: March 24

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    In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: March 24
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    To help make sure you stay 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.

    Fire at the Beach

    Flames broke out in a group of newly-constructed buildings at Silver Sands State Park late Tuesday night. A concession stand, public restroom, and an office building were destroyed in the fire. The state park was closed for most of the week, but reopened on Friday. See more on the fire here. Multiple construction trailer fires were reported at the park on Sunday. The trailers were part of the construction site for the concession stand and restroom that burned down earlier in the week. More on the construction trailer fires here.

    Fire Destroys Buildings at Silver SandsFire Destroys Buildings at Silver Sands

    A fire destroyed newly-constructed buildings at Silver Sands State Park late Tuesday night.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Hoops in Hartford

    Thousands of basketball fans packed downtown Hartford this week as the XL Center hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Fans from around the country came to see Villanova, Florida State, Murray State, Purdue, and other schools try and advance to the Sweet Sixteen. For more on the tournament in Hartford, click here.

    Downtown Hartford Packed for NCAA TournamentDowntown Hartford Packed for NCAA Tournament

    The city is expecting about 45,000 people in town for the tournament.
    (Published Thursday, March 21, 2019)

    Casino Given Green Light

    The Department of the Interior on Thursday gave its approval for the tribal casino in East Windsor. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan tribe have proposed a $300 million casino just off I-91. The Mashantucket Pequot chairman said the decision means they will move forward with construction. See more on the casino decision here.

    Tribes Still Hope to Build East Windsor CasinoTribes Still Hope to Build East Windsor Casino

    The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are still hoping to open a jointly-run casino in East Windsor as MGM pushes lawmakers to allow an open bid project for a casino in Bridgeport.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019)

    Pilot Rape Allegations

    Two female JetBlue crew members allege that they were drugged and raped by a pilot during a layover in Puerto Rico last May. In a lawsuit, the women claim the were given a beer laced with a drug by a pair of JetBlue pilots. One woman claims she woke up later in a bed with one of the pilots raping her. Read more about what they say happened here.

    JetBlue Pilot Gave 2 Crew Members Drug-Laced Beer, Raped Them in Hotel, Lawsuit AllegesJetBlue Pilot Gave 2 Crew Members Drug-Laced Beer, Raped Them in Hotel, Lawsuit Alleges

    Two female JetBlue crew members were allegedly drugged and raped by a pilot during a layover in Puerto Rico, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn.

    (Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019)

    Harvard Lawsuit

    Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, filed a lawsuit against Harvard University Wednesday, claiming the school profited from photos of two 19th-century slaves who are her ancestors. The images are believed to be the earliest known photos of American slaves. The lawsuit demands that Harvard immediately turn over the photos, acknowledge Lanier's ancestry, and pay her an unspecified sum of money. Click here to see more on what the lawsuit accuses Harvard of doing.

    Lawsuit Claims Harvard Profits From Slave PhotoLawsuit Claims Harvard Profits From Slave Photo

    A Connecticut woman is suing Harvard over a photo from her ancestor, a slave.

    (Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019)