In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: January 12

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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.

Sheff Settlement

A judge has approved a settlement in Sheff v. O'Neill, a landmark case about racial and ethnic isolation in Hartford public schools. The lawsuit was first filed in 1989. The agreement includes making sure all Hartford students have the opportunity to attend school in a more diverse educational setting, including more funding for magnet schools. For more on the agreement, click here.

Airliner Shot Down?

U.S. and Canadian officials say a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed minutes after taking off in Tehran, Iran on Tuesday was shot down with a missile strike. Video shows the moment the missile apparently struck the plane. The crash came around the same time Iran launched a missile attack on bases housing U.S. military personnel in Iraq. The crash killed all 176 people on board. Iran denies shooting down the airliner. See more of what Iran had to say here.

U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday that they believe the Ukrainian airplane that crashed during takeoff from a Tehran airport, killing all 176 people on board, had been hit with Iranian missiles. This comes amid escalating tensions after Iranian missiles struck a U.S. military base in Iraq shortly before the airplane crashed.

Wife Murdered

Bristol police say a man walked into the police department on Tuesday night and admitted to stabbing his wife. Officers found the 39-year victim at an apartment suffering from life-threatening injuries. She later died at the hospital. Eddie Torres, 37, was charged with murder. For more on the incident, click here.

Police say Eddie Torres admitted to stabbing his wife in Bristol Tuesday night.

Redmen Redux

The Killingly Board of Education voted Wednesday to reinstate the controversial Redmen mascot for the high school. Last year, the board voted to change the mascot to the Red Hawks, after discussions about the name Redmen being a derogatory term towards Native Americans. A new Board of Education was voted in last November and then made the decision to go back to the Redmen this week. For more on the controversy, click here.

The Killingly Board of Education has voted to reinstate the controversial Redmen mascot for the high school. Here is reaction to that decision.

Island on Edge

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring dozens, knocking out power and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. On Saturday, another 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island. More than 2,000 people remain in shelters, many fearful of returning to their homes, and others unable to because of extensive damage. See more on the aftermath of the earthquakes here.

Powerful earthquakes and aftershocks in southern Puerto Rico have left several buildings in ruins. NBC 6's Sheli Muniz reports from Guanica.
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