In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: March 9

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 Destroys Popular Southington Grocery Store

A fire broke out inside the Tops Marketplace on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington on Sunday night. Customers and employees were inside the popular grocery store when the fire erupted. The building was evacuated as the flames spread throughout the store. The grocery store was a total loss. Fire officials said the fire appeared to start in the kitchen area in the back of the store. See more on the fire here.

A fire heavily damaged the Tops Marketplace IGA on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington on Sunday night.

Luke Perry Dies at Age 52

Luke Perry, the actor who became famous at Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills 90210," died on Monday, days after suffering a massive stroke. The 52-year-old actor was surrounded by his family and loved ones, according to a statement released by his publicist. Perry became known to a new generation of TV viewers through his role on the CW hit "Riverdale." Read more on Perry's life and death here.

Whipping Wind Injures Cruise Ship Passengers

Several passengers on board the Norwegian Escape cruise ship were injured Sunday by "a sudden, extreme gust of wind" as it made its way from New York to Florida. The gust, estimated to be 115 mph, struck while the ship was off the coast of New Jersey. It caused the vessel to list to one side and video showed tables and chairs sliding across restaurants and bars inside. See the video and read more details here.

Bear Takes a Break in a Tree For Hours in West Hartford

A napping bear caused quite a stir in a West Hartford neighborhood on Tuesday. Animal control officers responded to Lostbrook Road to monitor the bear. After a short while, the bear climbed a tree, where he stayed perched for more than eight hours. He finally came down and wandered off into the woods. For more on the bear's adventure, click here.

Animal control officers were monitoring a bear in a West Hartford neighborhood on Tuesday.

Uber Uh-Oh

Uber this week released its list of the Top 10 items left behind in its rideshare vehicles across Connecticut. It's a list Uber releases annually and also includes a list of some of the strangest items left behind. Click here to see the full list.

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