In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: March 10

To help make sure you stay 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.

West Haven Man With Cystic Fibrosis Gets Call From President Trump

Jay Barrett, of West Haven, has cystic fibrosis and his lungs are failing. As a big supporter of President Trump, he put meeting the president on his bucket list. Barrett's sister, a staunch Democrat, took to social media to try and make her brother's wish come true. Within days, Barrett's phone was ringing and it was President Trump on the other end of the call. Trump told Barrett he would set up a meeting the next time he is in the area for a rally. Barrett promised to be around to vote for the president in the 2020 election. See video of the call between the two here.

Toll Talk Continues at State Capitol

Hundreds of people came to the State Capitol on Wednesday to give lawmakers their take on a proposal to add tolls to Connecticut highways. Most who testified were opposed to the idea of tolls, but some, including business leaders, said tolls will generate revenue to help upgrade Connecticut's infrastructure and transportation systems, which will create a better business environment. Click here for more on the hearing.

The Connecticut General Assembly held the first public hearing on tolls on Wednesday.

Tornado Tears Deadly Path Through Alabama

A massive EF-4 tornado plowed through eastern Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 and injuring dozens. Three children were among the dead. The tornado packed winds of 170 mph and it tore a path 1 mile wide and 24 miles long. It was the deadliest tornado in the U.S. since May 2013. For more on the destruction the tornado left behind, click here.

R. Kelly Gives Explosive Interview About Sex Allegations

In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, R. Kelly says he "didn't do this stuff" and that he's being "assassinated." The singer told 'CBS This Morning' anchor Gayle King that he never sexually abused women or controlled their lives. See more of the R. Kelly interview here.

NBC CT was the only station in court for Pasquale Criscio’s arraignment in New Haven Friday.

Report Released on Trooper Tragedy

State police released a report on Wednesday detailing the March 2018 accident that killed Trooper First Class Kevin Miller. Miller was on duty and driving along I-84 in Tolland when he crashed into the back of a slow-moving tractor-trailer. The report determined the crash was accidental but showed Miller was speeding and that he was not wearing a seatbelt. See more details on the report here.

State police on Wednesday released a 603-page report on the accident involving Trooper First Class Kevin Miller on Interstate 84 eastbound in Tolland.
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