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In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: May 25

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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.

    Taking a Toll

    Gov. Ned Lamont released a "working draft" of his transportation proposal, which includes details on his plan to add tolls to state highways. The tolls would be placed on I-95, I-91, I-84, and parts of Route 15. Any vote on a transportation package would likely come in a special session sometime this summer. Republican lawmakers have said they are opposed to any plan that includes tolls. See more on the toll plan here.

    Lamont Releases Details of Tolls ProposalLamont Releases Details of Tolls Proposal

    Gov. Ned Lamont has released a working draft of his transportation investment plan, which includes more details on the tolls proposal and highlights the priorities for improvements on Connecticut’s major highways.

    (Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019)

    Likes Wanted

    A man wanted by Torrington police reached out to them to make a bizarre deal to turn himself in. Police say Jose Simms told them he would surrender if his wanted poster got 15,000 likes on the department's Facebook page. The post reached that goal in less than 24 hours, but Simms has yet to turn himself in. For more details on the agreement, click here.

    Wanted Man Promises to Turn Self in For Facebook LikesWanted Man Promises to Turn Self in For Facebook Likes

    A man wanted by Torrington police told them he would turn himself in if his wanted poster gets 15,000 likes on the department's Facebook page.

    (Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019)

    Tornado Terror

    At least three people were killed as tornadoes swept across Missouri Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The storms were part of a system that brought severe weather to much of the Midwest. Missouri's capital, Jefferson City, took a direct hit from a tornado, leaving hundreds of structures destroyed or damaged. See more on the destruction here.

    Tornadoes, Severe Storms Sweep Missouri, Killing 3Tornadoes, Severe Storms Sweep Missouri, Killing 3

    Three people died and two dozen others were injured in Missouri overnight after severe storms and tornadoes touched down on the state, ripping apart cars, homes and businesses. Meanwhile, storms and floods have swelled rivers and endangered other states in the Midwest.

    (Published Thursday, May 23, 2019)

    Snakes in a House

    A Farmington family got quite a scare on Monday when they found a 7-foot rat snake hanging from their roof. The snake, which they captured on camera, then slithered back up onto the roof and out of sight. The family brought in an exterminator, who couldn't find the reptile. See the video of the snake here.

    Snake Climbs Into Roof of Farmington HomeSnake Climbs Into Roof of Farmington Home

    A Farmington family caught a 7-foot rat snake on camera as it climbed onto and then into their roof on Monday.

    (Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019)

    That's Amore

    Longtime Glastonbury eatery, Max Amore Ristorante, is closing its doors for good. The restaurant first opened in 1995. The Max Restaurant Group, which owns Max Amore, said they are looking for something new in the future. The final meals will be served on June 30. For more on the closing, click here.

    Max Amore Closing Its DoorsMax Amore Closing Its Doors

    The owners of Max Amore say the Glastonbury restaurant will close its doors for good on June 30.

    (Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019)