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In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: October 26

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.

Windsor Locks Man Charged With Murder

A suspect accused of shooting a man who was dating his ex-girlfriend in the hallway of a Windsor Locks apartment building has been charged with murder, police said. Antwon Barnes, 38, of Windsor Locks, is suspected of shooting and killing 35-year-old Leroy Jefferson, of Hartford. Barnes turned himself in at the Hartford Police Public Safety complex on Tuesday afternoon. Read more about the case here.

Antwon Barnes, 38, of Windsor Locks, is suspected of shooting 35-year-old Leroy Jefferson, of Hartford. Investigators said the suspect fired more than 40 timess.

Lawmakers Seek to Have Disguised Vaping Devices Banned

Lawmakers are calling for the FDA to ban disguised vaping devices. The devices can be disgused as smart watches, sweatshirts, phone cases, backpacks and other products. His office said these devices are marketed at teenagers to allow them to use e-cigarettes without their parents or teachers knowing. Hear more about what lawmakers are saying about the devices here.

Sen. Richard Bluenthal is calling on the FDA to ban vaping devices disguised to look like something else.

Boy Upset After Mom Forgets to Kiss Him Goodbye

A video of a Florida child giving his mom a piece of his mind has gone viral. Diana Simos said she forgot to kiss her son goodbye after dropping him home from soccer practice. Simos, who was in a hurry to get back to work, left before giving the child a proper goodbye. See the adorable video here.

The Rock Cats organization said Minor League and Major League Baseball are expected to approval the change before the 2012 season begins.

2 UConn Students Arrested in Connection to Racial Slur Incident

UConn police have identified the two students who were arrested in connection to a racial slur incident that happened on campus earlier this month. A video posted online captured a racial slur repeated several times as three young men walked in a parking lot near the Charter Oak Apartments on the Storrs campus on Friday, October 11. Police said Jarred Mitchell Karal and Ryan Gilman Mucaj were arrested. See the charges the two students are facing here.

UConn police have identified the two students who were arrested in connection to an incident involving racial slurs being shouted on campus earlier this month.

Ammo, Other Items Stolen From State of Conn. Vehicle

A cruiser used by a police officer from the Department of Consumer Protection’s Gaming Division was one of more than a dozen vehicles broken into in August, according to Avon Police. NBC Connecticut Investigates first learned about the theft in a “Monthly Loss Report” issued by state auditors in October. Auditors said a bulletproof vest, two loaded Glock magazines, 100 additional rounds of ammo and more were all taken from the state vehicle. Details on the case can be found here.

Investigators have been on the hunt for a bulletproof vest, loaded magazines and dozens of rounds of ammo stolen from a police officer’s vehicle at his home in Avon.
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