In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: October 12

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.

Dog Mauling

A Plymouth woman is recovering after she was mauled by her own mastiffs. The dogs were loose after the attack and the neighborhood warned to shelter-in-place until police could contain the animals. Read the full story here.

A Plymouth woman is recovering from serious injuries after being mauled by her four large dogs on Monday.

Allegations Against Matt Lauer

An upcoming book from journalist Ronan Farrow includes allegations that former “Today” host Matt Lauer raped an NBC colleague while at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Lauer has denied the allegations and said their encounter was extramarital, but consensual. See more about the allegations and Lauer's response here.

Battle Over Impeachment Inquiry Continues

In vowing to halt all cooperation with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, the White House on Tuesday labeled the investigation "illegitimate" based on its own reading of the Constitution's vague language. The U.S. Constitution gives the House "the sole power of impeachment," but doesn't lay out specifics on what that means, and courts have been historically hesitant to step in as referee for congressional oversight and impeachment. Learn more here.

More Concerns About PFAS Chemicals in Our Water

State environmental officials are monitoring Rainbow Brook, Watts Pond and Farmington River for firefighting foam after the B-17 crash at Bradley Airport on Wednesday. That foam is known to contain PFAS - a grouping of chemicals that have been linked to health risks ranging from developmental issues in fetuses and infants to certain forms of cancer. Get more on that foam and the warning from public health officials here.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal expressed concerns Monday over the exemption given for the B-17 that crashed at Bradley to fly with passengers, and also concerns over the foam used to fight the ensuing fire.

Deadly Wrong Way Crash

Three people were killed when a 17-year-old driver went the wrong way down I-95 North in North Stonington Wednesday night. The crash closed the highway for hours. The full details are here.

We’re learning more about a wrong-way crash that took the lives of three Rhode Island residents just over the Connecticut border in North Stonington Wednesday night.
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