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In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: July 7

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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.

Plastic Bags Will Cost You Soon

The days of free plastic bags at stores across Connecticut are almost over. On Aug. 1 a new state law goes into effect that will require customers to pay for single-use plastic bags. Some stores are also trying to decide whether plastic bags should even be an option for their customers. See what the law means for you.

Single-use plastic bags will cost 10 cents each when the new state law goes into effect August 1.

9 Face Charges in Death of Waterbury Woman

Waterbury police have identified nine suspected gang members facing charges in connection with the shooting death of 30-year-old Fransua Guzman, a mother they say was the innocent victim of a gang rivalry. Get the full story here. 

Police have identified nine suspects in the death of Fransua Guzman, who died after she was shot in the head on October 11, 2018.

Man Convicted of Murder Released from Prison

Ralph "Ricky" Birch, a man who was convicted more than three decades ago in the stabbing and beating death of a 65-year-old man in 1985, was released from prison Tuesday after the state Supreme Court overturned the decision last month. Get the details here.

Ralph “Ricky” Birch, a man who was convicted more than three decades ago in the stabbing and beating death of a 65-year-old man in 1985, was released from prison Tuesday after the state Supreme Court overturned the decision last month.

Back-to-Back Earthquakes Rattles Southern California

A 6.4 earthquake rattled Southern California Thursday morning, with residents reporting feeling it from the high desert to Orange County. It was followed by a more powerful 7.1 earthquake on Friday. Learn more here.

Man Charged in North Haven Hit-and-Run

A Meriden man accused of hitting and killing Maureen Munzner, a mother walking with her two sons in North Haven back in March, was arrested Friday. He faces various charges. Details here.

A mother walking with her sons was hit and killed by a car on Ridge Road in North Haven on Monday night.
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