In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: November 16

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To help keep you informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates.

Training Tragedy

A Southern Connecticut State University gymnast died Sunday, two days after suffering a spinal cord injury during a training session in Hamden. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, slipped off the bars, according to the owner of the gym where the SCSU team trains one day per week. See more on the tragic accident here.

Murder Investigation

A woman came home to find her adult son dead in their Bethel home on Monday. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds and the death was ruled a homicide. Police have charged a 40-year-old man with the killing. For more on the investigation, click here.

Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

The House Intelligence Committee held its first two public, televised hearings this week in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. State Department officials William Taylor and George Kent testified Wednesday about their concerns with President Donald Trump’s requests that Ukraine investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid to the country. former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday. See more on what she had to say here.

Up In Flames

A popular Torrington restaurant was heavily damaged by a fire on Thursday morning. Flames broke through the roof of Marino's Restaurant around 9 a.m., before it opened for the day. The building, built in 1937, has extensive fire and water damage. For more on the loss for the community, click here.

Plastic Revenue

Estimates released Tuesday by the governor's budget office project the new 10-cent fee for disposable plastic bags will generate $7 million in the current fiscal year, not the $27.7 million included in the state budget. Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw says the lower number is a sign that consumers and businesses have adapted to the goal of reducing the number of these non-recyclable bags in the environment. See more on the revenue numbers here.

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