In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: July 6

To help keep you 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.

NBC Exclusive Interview With Estranged Husband of Missing Mom

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing mom, Jennifer Dulos, sat down for an exclusive interview with NBC 4 New York and gave his first interview since Jennifer disappeared in May. Read the story.

Probation for UConn Men's Basketball

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions released its report on the University of Connecticut men's basketball team this week and the team will face probation and other penalties for violations of NCAA rules in its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie. Read the story. 

Remembering the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire

On July 6, 1944, 168 people died when fire broke out at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus performance in Hartford. Seventy-five years later, five of the victims remain unidentified. Descendants of some who were there are still looking for answers, which is why there’s a push to exhume some of the bodies and use modern DNA testing to see if they can be identified at last. Learn more here.

On July 6, 1944, fire broke out at a performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford. It has gone down in history on one of the most tragic disasters in Hartford's history.

Great White Sharks Spotted Off Cape Cod

Several great white sharks were spotted off the waters of Cape Cod this week, including one seen about 40 yards off Marconi Beach in Wellfleet. Read more on the shark sightings. 

The tree that had been in the park for over 30 years had to be taken down during the construction project, so city leaders have decided that a fake tree will make more economic sense then planting a new one or bringing in an adult tree every year.

Rest Areas for Weary Travelers

Since 2016, the seven state-run rest stops on the interstates had been limited to daytime operation due to budget cuts. That changed this week when all state-run rest stops on Interstates 84, 91 and 95 reopened around the clock.

The buildings at rest areas across Connecticut opened on Monday.
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