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In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: October 13

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.

Trooper Under Investigation

A state trooper is under investigation for his involvement in a serious crash that injured a Middlebury mother and her daughter last month. Police said Sgt. John McDonald crashed his unmarked detective car into another vehicle after failing to stop at a stop sign in Southbury on September 25. For more on the investigation, click here.

State police said they are trying to determine if an off-duty state trooper was drinking at a brewery prior to a crash in Southbury that injured a mother and daughter.

Jim Calhoun Named in Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday and alleges that she was fired after complaining about the conduct of men in the athletic department, including Calhoun. Details on the lawsuit can be found here.

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun is named in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of St. Joseph.

Chicken Recall Expanded

Chicken products sold at several large supermarket and restaurant chains across the country are being recalled due to a possible contamination with listeria. The recall of poultry products includes cooked shredded and diced chicken, as well as frozen items. The products, sold under various brand names, were available at Trader Joe's, Target, Kroger, Aldi, Food Lion, Giant Supermarket, Piggly Wiggly and Jersey Mike's. To see specifics on the recall, click here.

Turkey Begins Ground Offensive in Syria

Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area. At least seven civilians and one member of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the offensive is aimed at eliminating what he called a “terror corridor” along Turkey’s southern border. Information about the ground offensive can be found here.

Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria . A spokesman for the U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria said Turkish warplanes have started attacking. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the offensive is aimed at eliminating what he called a “terror corridor” along Turkey’s southern border.

Subaru Forester Recall

Subaru is recalling more than 350,000 Forester vehicles with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen and deactivate the airbag even though the seat is occupied. To see if your vehicle may be affected, click here.

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