In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: March 24

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.

Fire at the Beach

Flames broke out in a group of newly-constructed buildings at Silver Sands State Park late Tuesday night. A concession stand, public restroom, and an office building were destroyed in the fire. The state park was closed for most of the week, but reopened on Friday. See more on the fire here. Multiple construction trailer fires were reported at the park on Sunday. The trailers were part of the construction site for the concession stand and restroom that burned down earlier in the week. More on the construction trailer fires here.

A fire destroyed newly-constructed buildings at Silver Sands State Park late Tuesday night.

Hoops in Hartford

Thousands of basketball fans packed downtown Hartford this week as the XL Center hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Fans from around the country came to see Villanova, Florida State, Murray State, Purdue, and other schools try and advance to the Sweet Sixteen. For more on the tournament in Hartford, click here.

The city is expecting about 45,000 people in town for the tournament.

Casino Given Green Light

The Department of the Interior on Thursday gave its approval for the tribal casino in East Windsor. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan tribe have proposed a $300 million casino just off I-91. The Mashantucket Pequot chairman said the decision means they will move forward with construction. See more on the casino decision here.

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are still hoping to open a jointly-run casino in East Windsor as MGM pushes lawmakers to allow an open bid project for a casino in Bridgeport.

Pilot Rape Allegations

Two female JetBlue crew members allege that they were drugged and raped by a pilot during a layover in Puerto Rico last May. In a lawsuit, the women claim the were given a beer laced with a drug by a pair of JetBlue pilots. One woman claims she woke up later in a bed with one of the pilots raping her. Read more about what they say happened here.

Harvard Lawsuit

Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, filed a lawsuit against Harvard University Wednesday, claiming the school profited from photos of two 19th-century slaves who are her ancestors. The images are believed to be the earliest known photos of American slaves. The lawsuit demands that Harvard immediately turn over the photos, acknowledge Lanier's ancestry, and pay her an unspecified sum of money. Click here to see more on what the lawsuit accuses Harvard of doing.

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