In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: August 11

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

Left To Die

Hartford police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a woman and then sped away. Sharlene Mansfield, 55, died after being run down on Hillside Avenue on Monday. Police have located the car that was involved. It had been stolen from Ellington. See more on what happened here.

Police said the suspect vehicle was found on Farmington Avenue in Hartford Tuesday.

Puppy Abandoned

A young puppy is recovering after being abandoned in a paper bag on a road in Southington on Thursday. The beagle mix was injured and showed signs of severe neglect, police said. Police released a video and an image of a car that they say was involved in the incident. For more on the puppy, click here.

Southington police released images of a car that they say is connected to the case of a puppy that was abandoned in a paper bag on Thursday.

On Edge

People walking in Times Square were sent into a widespread panic Tuesday night after what sounded like multiple gunshots rang out in the crowded tourist destination — only later to be ruled as a motorcycle backfiring, police said. The incident came in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. As many as 20 people were hurt in the frenzy. See more about the incident here.

Full Speed Ahead?

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin says a court has cleared the city of Hartford to move forward and develop parcels around the minor league baseball stadium, Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Development had been stalled while Hartford battled with the company originally hired to develop the ballpark, Centerplan. Bronin said he expects that Centerplan will appeal the court ruling. Click here for more.

A court ruled Thursday that Hartford can go ahead with plans to develop the Downtown North area around Dunkin’ Donuts Park.

If You Build It...

Major League Baseball announce on Thursday that the New York Yankees will play the Chicago White Sox in Iowa next year at the site where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed. The game will be the first major league game ever played in the state of Iowa. The MLB said it plans to begin constructing a temporary 8,000-seat stadium at the Dyersville site later this month. See what the teams said about the game here.

Spain's governing center-left Socialists won the country's election Sunday but must seek backing from smaller parties to maintain power, while a far-right party rode an unprecedented surge of support to enter the lower house of parliament for the first time in four decades. With 99% of ballots counted, the Socialists led by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won 29% of the vote, capturing 123 seats in the 350-seat Congress of Deputies. The new far-right Vox party made its national breakthrough by capturing 10% of the vote, which would give it 24 seats. Sánchez announced that he would soon open talks with other political parties, telling crowds gathered at the gates of his party headquarters in central Madrid that "the future has won and the past has lost."
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