In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: September 22

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.

Tax Turnaround

After backlash from Republican legislators and the public, Governor Ned Lamont and the Department of Revenue Services released a revamped plan to tax some prepared foods and beverages. The concern was that some of the items on the list to see the tax increase were not intended in the original budget bill passed earlier this year. GOP leaders still aren't happy with the new plan and believe a special session is needed to fix it. See what's in the new tax plan here.

The state released its latest plans for the controversial tax Thursday night.

Fatal Fall

A father and his adult son died after falling from a cliff in Farmington on Wednesday evening. Steven Price, 71, and his 30-year-old son, Mark, were riding ATVs near a quarry off Colt Highway before the accident. A witness told police that they stopped and were standing near the edge of the cliff when Steven Price lost his balance. Mark Price tried to grab his father and both fell to their deaths. For more on the police investigation, click here.

A father and his adult son died after falling from a cliff in Farmington on Wednesday night.

Southwest Soaking

At least two people are dead and thousands are displaced after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dumped massive amounts of rain near Houston and other parts of southeast Texas. Some areas have seen more than 40 inches of rain in the past few days. The region is still recovering from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. See more on the devastation in Texas here.

Vaping Rollback

Retail giant Walmart announced Friday it would stop selling e-cigarettes in the wake of several vaping-related deaths nationwide. The company said the move will affect all Walmart and Sam's Club stores in the U.S. For more on the decision, click here.

Farewell, Ric

Legendary rocker Ric Ocasek died in New York this week at the age of 75. The Cars front man was responsible for such hits as "Just What I Needed," "Shake It Up," "Let's Go," and many others. Ocasek's wife, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a statement on Instagram, saying he was "recuperating very well after surgery" but that she had found him dead on Sunday morning. See more on Ocasek's life and death here.

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