In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: Sunday Feb. 10 - NBC Connecticut

In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: Sunday Feb. 10

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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.

    Former New Britain Mayor Resigns From Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce After Controversial Facebook Comment

    Former New Britain mayor and Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce President Tim Stewart has resigned after what some are calling a misogynistic Facebook comment during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. Stewart commented under a photo of female Democratic members of Congress at the address as "**tches in heat." Stewart is the father of current New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart. Mayor Stewart said she was "embarrassed and mortified" by her father's comment. She asked for her father's resignation from two other city positions, which he agreed to do. Read more on Tim Stewart's resignation here.

    Tim Stewart Resigns From New Britain Chamber of CommerceTim Stewart Resigns From New Britain Chamber of Commerce

    Former New Britain mayor and Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce President Tim Stewart has resigned after what some are calling a misogynistic Facebook comment during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019)

    More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    The Department of Public Health said there are eight new flu-related deaths reported in Connecticut. That brings the total number of deaths related to the flu in Connecticut to 22. The majority of cases have been in Hartford and New Haven counties. For more on the flu-related deaths, click here.

    More Flu Related Deaths Reported in ConnecticutMore Flu Related Deaths Reported in Connecticut

    The Department of Public Health said Thursday that eight more flu-related deaths have been reported in Connecticut.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019)

    UConn Names Next President

    On Tuesday, the UConn Board of Trustees unanimously approved Thomas Katsouleas as the university's 16th president. Katsouleas is currently the provost and executive vice president of the University of Virginia. He will succeed Susan Herbst, who will leave the position in July to become a political science professor at the school. Click here to read more about Katsouleas.

    UConn Names New PresidentUConn Names New President

    UConn announced its 16th president on Tuesday.
    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019)

    David Ortiz's 'All-Star' Home Hits Market for $6.3 Million

    The home of Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz's home has hit the market for $6.3 million. The Weston, Massachusetts, residence features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a custom-built bar and theater space in the basement that features actual materials from Fenway Park. Click here to see photos of Ortiz's house.

    David Ortiz's 'All-Star' Home Hits Market for $6.3MDavid Ortiz's 'All-Star' Home Hits Market for $6.3M

    Hartford Police Brutality Victim Still Waiting for Justice

    A man beaten by police during an arrest in 2004 is joining forces with the officer who used a baton against him to go after the City of Hartford's handling of the case. Tylon Edwards was awarded more than $450,000 by a federal jury for what the jury called a violation of Edwards' civil rights. Hartford said it will not pay the money, claiming the jury verdict shows the actions of the officer, Michael Allen, were "willful and Wanton" and therefore he should be responsible for the judgment. Read more about the story here.

    Hartford Police Brutality Victim Still Waiting For JusticeHartford Police Brutality Victim Still Waiting For Justice

    A high school football coach who was beaten by Hartford police is joining forces with the officer who wielded a baton at him in an effort to hold the city of Hartford accountable. His case reveals how state law can leave victims of the most severe forms of police brutality empty-handed.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2019)