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In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: November 24

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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.

Top Democrats Take Tolling Cars Off the Table

No tolls on cars - that's the word from House Democrats on Gov. Ned Lamont's CT2030 transportation plan. Instead, they want to look at truck-only tolling. Learn more here.

Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) are now asking Gov. Ned Lamont to consider truck-only tolls as part of his CT2030 transportation plan.

Impeachment Hearings

More extraordinary testimony during a week of impeachment hearings continues to pit Democrats and Republicans against each other as lawmakers heard from people in a range of roles, including national security advisers, ambassadors and other officials connected to the Ukraine investigation. See coverage here.

Former White House adviser Fiona Hill and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, testified during Thursday’s impeachment hearing. Watch the key moments from their testimony.

Driver Rescued From Fiery Explosion

A driver is being called a hero for pulling a driver from a car in Stafford after the car exploded and was engulfed in flames. He and the man he saved spoke about the terrifying incident. Hear their story here.

A driver is being called a hero for pulling a driver from a car in Stafford after the car exploded and was engulfed in flames.

State Trooper Charged With DUI After Crash in Southbury

A Connecticut state trooper who was involved in a crash in Southbury that injured a mother and daughter has been charged with DUI and other violations, Connecticut State Police said Tuesday. Police said Sgt. John McDonald was off-duty in his unmarked police car when he didn’t stop at a stop sign on September 25, crashing into a car traveling on Route 188. Learn more about the investigation that led to the charges here.

Sgt. John McDonald, 37, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, reckless driving and failure to obey a stop sign.

Popular Brewery Wants to Expand into Connecticut

Tree House Brewing Company has plans for a new facility on a 94-acre farm in Woodstock, but neighbors are concerned about what a busy brewery might do to their sleepy streets. Get more details about the plans here.

A popular Massachusetts brewery has set its sights on Connecticut for its next big projectt.
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