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.
Bagging Plastic Bags
Connecticut's new surcharge on single-use plastic bags went into effect on Thursday. Stores using the bags are now required to charge customers 10-cents per bag. Some grocery stores, such as Stop & Shop and Big Y, did away with the plastic bags altogether and will now offer paper bags. See more on the new law here.
Shooting Video Released
The state's attorney released video this week of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Hartford. Body cam footage from three officers was made public, showing an attempted traffic stop that ended with an officer shooting and killing 41-year-old Alphonso Zaporta on July 26. Zaporta's family said they believe his live was taken in vain. For more on the circumstances surrounding the shooting, click here.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced Thursday that he is launching an investigation into e-cigarette maker Juul. He said he wants to determine if Juul is illegally marketing its products as smoking-cessation devices and whether it has properly limited its marketing to adults. See more on the investigation here.
Summer of the Shark
In recent years, great white shark sightings in the summer have become almost routine off Cape Cod. Already this year, more than 150 of the sharks have been spotted off of Massachusetts. Most of the sightings are on the outer Cape, from Chatham to Provincetown. But there have also been many sightings in Cape Cod Bay, where research scientists have been focusing much of their efforts this year. For more on the shark sightings, click here.
'Pee' is for Potato
A woman is under arrest after allegedly being caught on camera urinating on potatoes at a Walmart in Pennsylvania. Police were called to the Walmart in West Mifflin to review surveillance video depicting a woman relieving herself in the potato bins. The woman turned herself in after police posted photos of her on Twitter. Walmart says it immediately disposed of the potatoes and sanitized the area. See more on the incident here.