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Week in Review: Crazy Arrests, Video Game Violence and NFL Playoffs

You get busy and we know that. Here’s a look back at five of the top stories this week in Southington, published here on Patch.

Things piled up, you were busy with work and family and you didn’t have an opportunity to check in with Patch during the week to see what was going on. No problem, we are here to help.

The following five stories grabbed headlines and sparked interest throughout the community, so be sure to take a look back and click on the links to read the full stories.

It was a short week this week, but there was no shortage of news stories and must-reads. Take a look back at this week's most read stories:

Southington Man Charged With Pulling Gun in Road Rage Incident: Road rage comes in all forms, and this week the example comes from a 57-year-old man that Southington police said pulled a gun on two men at a West Street traffic light. For details on what happened and how he was caught, make sure to look back at the complete story.

Video Game Return Aims to Create 'Self Reflection' on Violence: In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, members of SouthingtonSOS have put together a video game take-back, encouraging residents to exchange their violent games for gift certificates and getting rid of the games. The plan has been met with some disapproval from gamers, who believe it is a blame shift. For more, read the complete story.

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Police: Man Put Knife to Victim’s Throat Over $10 Loan: In a more bizarre story this week, and one of two that fit into the crazy crimes category, the Southington Police Department said a man is facing charges after allegedly holding a knife to a friend's throat because they would not lend him $10. See complete details by reading the full story.

NFL Playoffs: I do love me some NFL playoffs! The Texans, hailing from Houston, pulled out a close one, winning by 6 in a 19-13 thriller at home while the Green Bay Packers showed some of that magic that took the, to the Superbowl in years past, knocking off the Minnesota Vikings. With two games today, take a look back to see what to expect, where to watch, etc.

Fate of Olney House in Hands of the Courts After PZC Approval: The fate of the historic Jesse Olney House on North Main Street remains undecided after the Planning and Zoning Commission this week approved not one, but two separate plans for YMCA expansion. So what does it mean? You will have to read the complete story to find out.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see some our top stories, don’t forget to browse through our articles page to see more of what’s going on and what you need to know in Southington and all the details on what happened.

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