In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: September 8

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.

Tragedy at Sea

The Coast Guard along with several other agencies are trying to determine what caused a fire that killed 34 people on a dive boat off the California coast on Monday. All of those who died were sleeping in a bunkroom below the main deck when the fire broke out around 3 a.m. Five crew members who were above deck jumped from the boat and survived. See details on the investigation here.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the firing of a top aide but did not resolve the mystery behind why the George Washington Bridge lanes were closed, according to NBC News.

Violent Police Confrontation

East Hartford shot and killed a man on Thursday night after they responded to a domestic incident at a home Skyline Drive. A female victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The man has been identified as John Carras. The school superintendent in Berlin confirmed Carras was the school psychologist at Berlin High School. For more on the investigation, click here.

The man shot and killed by East Hartford police Thursday night during a domestic violence incident was a longtime school psychologist at Berlin High School.

Texas Rampage

Two Texas communities are mourning the victims of a mass shooting that spanned miles on August 30. Seven people were killed and nearly two dozen wounded as a man hijacked a mail truck and sped from town to town randomly shooting people. The gunman was eventually shot and killed by police. For more on the gunman and what might have been behind the shooting, click here.

A South Texas police officer is under investigation after authorities say a stun gun was used on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop.

Vaping Concerns

The state Department of Public Health said it is investigating three additional cases of residents who were hospitalized with severe lung disease that could be connected to vaping or electronic cigarettes, according to the agency. That brings the total number of cases being investigated to five in Connecticut. See what the Health Department is saying about the illnesses here.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is investigating a total of five cases of patients hospitalized with lung diseases the could be connected to vaping.

End of an Era

The last remaining Kmart in Connecticut is closing its doors. The company says it will close the Kmart on Straits Turnpike by the end of the year. Liquidation sales are expected to begin later this month. For details on what the company is saying about the closure, click here.

The store in Watertown, Connecticut is expected to close by mid-December.
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