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.
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.
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.
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.