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.
The state Department of Public Health has released the 2018-2019 school-reported kindergarten student immunization data for all Connecticut schools that have more than 30 kindergarten students. There are now 134 schools where the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination rate for kindergarten students falls below the federally recommended guideline of 95 percent. Learn more about the numbers here.
Hamden Officer Charged in Police Shooting
State police have arrested Devin Eaton, a Hamden police officer, in connection with a police-involved shooting that injured a woman in New Haven in April. The shooting set off days of rallies as the public questioned the police response and demanded transparency in the investigation. Get the details here.
Medical Marijuana Update
Several new conditions have been approved by the Regulations Review Committee for medical marijuana in Connecticut on Tuesday. The new regulations include five new conditions for adults and two new conditions for patients under 18, officials said. See the story here.
Woman Killed by Car Fleeing Shooutout
A 71-year-old grandmother was killed when she was hit by a car fleeing the scene of a shootout, according to police. A 16-year-old suspect has been charged with manslaughter in the case. The victim, Yvonne Smith, was on her way to the corner store when she was hit. More details here.
Woman Spends Thousands to Get To Dying Mother
Donna Witkins was caught off guard when she got the call that her mother was dying. She ended up spending more than $6,000 to get to her, and now she is sharing her story in the hope that others will learn from her experience. Read more here.