In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: November 9

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.

A Mother's Worst Nightmare

Two small children were found safe after the SUV they were in was stolen in New Haven on Wednesday night. The children's mother went inside the Roberto Clemente school to pick up another child when someone jumped into her SUV and took off with her 5-year-old and 10-month-old inside. The children were dropped off nearby and found by a good Samaritan. For more on the search for the suspect, click here.

Police said the 5-year-old and 10-month-old were unharmed and will be reunited with their mother.

Mexico Massacre

Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women — all U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday. Eight other children were found alive after escaping from the vehicles and hiding in the brush. The victims lived in a small town in Mexico founded decades ago by an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See more on the attack here.

Activists reported the killing of at least 78 civilians in Syria’s central province of Hama Wednesday, as leaders from 55 nations discussed tightening sanctions in response to the country’s unrelenting violence

Toll Roads?

Gov. Ned Lamont revealed his new transportation initiative on Thursday, which included plans to upgrade bottlenecks, improvements to rail service in Connecticut, and a pared down version of his proposal to put tolls on state highways. For details of the plan, click here.

Gov. Ned Lamont released his new transportation plan, which includes a pared-down version of his tolls proposal.

The Voters Choose

Voters in dozens of cities and towns across Connecticut went to the polls on Tuesday to elect local leaders. New Haven and Middletown both elected new mayors, while Hartford reelected current mayor Luke Bronin. See the full election results here.

Many first-time voters headed to the polls on Election Day Tuesday.

Christmas Delivery

A Wallingford family's Christmas tradition is now on Walmart shelves available nationwide. It’s called Santa’s Enchanted Mailbox, and it’s a device that magically delivers letters to Santa. For more on the Christmas magic, click here.

Santa’s Enchanted Mailbox has gone from a Wallingford inventor’s idea to the store shelves of one of the nation’s biggest retailers.
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