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.
Milford police have arrested two parents after launching an investigation into a video posted online in which it sounded like an adult was screaming at and hitting a child, according to a news release from police. Police said they began the investigation after getting complaints about the video from several people. The children have been placed in DCF care. See more about the video and the arrests here.
Alabama lawmakers passed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Tuesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. The law would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison for the provider. The only exception would be when the woman's health is at serious risk. Alabama's governor signed the bill into law on Wednesday. For more on the reaction to the new law, click here.
Prison Call Costs
Connecticut is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the country to make telephone calls free for prisoners. One obstacle in Connecticut is the potential loss of the revenue generated by the calls. Currently, inmates or their families pay $4.87 for phone calls of up to 15 minutes. That's the second-highest rate in the nation. See more on the proposal here.
Wednesday marked one year since four tornadoes and a line of dangerous thunderstorms caused massive damage in towns through western and central Connecticut. The tornadoes, macrobursts and microbursts left a path of destruction from places like Winsted, Newtown, and Southbury, to Bethany, Beacon Falls and Hamden. For a comprehensive look back at the tornadoes and the damage they left behind, click here.
Tribute to Teen
A 15-year-old Indiana boy who passed away after a social media challenge that “went horribly wrong,” was given a touching tribute by hospital staff and his family as he was escorted to surgery to donate his organs. Mason Bogard, of Evansville, was critically injured earlier this month after attempting what is known as “the choking challenge,” his family said. See more on the tribute here.