In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: April 13

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.

Assange Arrested

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and taken into custody at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Thursday, setting up a potential court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges related to the publication of tens of thousands of secret government documents. The move came after Ecuador decided to revoke the political asylum that had given Assange sanctuary for almost seven years. See more on his arrest and the battle to extradite him here.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and carried out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on April 11, 2019.

Teens Charged in Shakespeare Theatre Fire

Police arrested three teens this week and charged them in connection with the January arson that destroyed the Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. Two of the suspects face arson charges while the third faces a conspiracy to commit arson charge. All three also face burglary and criminal mischief charges. For more on the arrests, click here.

Police have arrested two juveniles and charged them with arson in connection with the fire that destroyed the historic Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in January. Police said the teens have also been charged in burglaries in town.

Commute Costs

For the first time, lawmakers and the governor have released what they say drivers would be paying on average for their commutes under a proposal to add tolls to Connecticut's highways. Republican legislators say the numbers aren't real and are most likely too low. To see some sample toll costs, click here.

For the first time, Gov. Lamont has released numbers on just what a drive on Connecticut highways may cost commuters.

College Admissions Indictments

Federal prosecutors added money laundering to the list of accusations against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other prominent parents Tuesday in the college admissions bribery case, increasing the pressure on them to plead guilty as other parents have agreed to do. Earlier in the week, actress Felicity Huffman and 13 other parents agreed to plead guilty to charges in the scheme. Click here to see more on the trouble for Loughlin.

Black Hole Sun

Scientists unveiled humanity's first-ever photo of a black hole on Wednesday. "It feels like looking at the gates of hell, the end of space and time," said EHT scientist Heino Falcke. The black hole is 53.5 million light-years away from the Earth and is 6.5 billion times the size of the Sun. See more incredible details about the historic photo here.

A man who the Secret Service says scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught inside carrying a folding knife is expected to take a plea deal.
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