<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usThu, 30 Mar 2017 20:36:43 -0400Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:36:43 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Firefighter Injured Battling House Fire in Oxford]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:07:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Christian+Street+in+Oxford.JPG
A firefighter was injured while battling a house fire Tuesday night in Oxford.

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<![CDATA[Disabled Woman Struck in Hamden Hit-and-Run]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:47:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamdenwoman.jpg
Hamden Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene after striking a disabled woman on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Egyptian Forces Clear Cairo Mosque of Protesters]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:29:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/egypt+protests1.JPG
Egyptian security forces cleared a Cairo mosque Saturday where protesters had taken refuge and organized an open-air morgue and makeshift field hospital for injured supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi....

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<![CDATA[Jared Kupiec Driving City Car After Leaving Post]]> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:10:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/kupiecweb.jpg
Hartford Police Internal Affairs Division is investigating why Jared Kupiec was driving a city registered SUV more than two weeks after leaving his post.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Toddler Falls From Second Story Apartment]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 23:28:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/babypicweb00000001.jpg
A two year old is in critical condition after falling two-stories out of her home on Capitol Ave in Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Women Die in Limousine Fire on Calif. Bridge]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 06:34:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/limofirenew.jpg
A limousine driving on a major bridge in the San Francisco area caught on fire, killing five women and sending four others to hospitals, according to NBC Bay Area. The fire occurred on the San Mateo-Hayward...

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<![CDATA[Mayor Rushes Into Waterbury Fire, Four Sent To Hospital]]> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:20:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/waterfirepic00000001.jpg
Mayor Neil O'Leary ran into a burning home to try and save residents on corenr of Sudbury and Tremont Streets in Waterbury. Two homes are destroyed, one resident in serious condition.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Dies in Dirt Bike Accident]]> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:46:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jusino+edit.jpg
A 20-year-old man died in a dirt bike accident in Plainfield Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[White House Press Secretary Discusses Conn. School Shooting]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:55:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/whitehouse4.jpg
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney discusses Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

<![CDATA[Nelson Mandela Leaves Hospital]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:34:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP071006064407.jpg
He stayed overnight for minor diagnostic surgery.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Teen Shooting Death in Custody]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:13:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/154+Porter+Street+New+Haven+Science+Burress_edited-1.jpg
Police are searching for the shooter.]]>
<![CDATA[Rebuffed Romance Sparked Amber Alert: Cops]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:48:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/JOAC2_picnik1.jpg
Police have located father and son involved in Amber Alert in New Jersey.

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<![CDATA[SAT Reading Scores Fall to Lowest Level on Record]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:00:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-teacher-school-education-15.jpg
Educators note more test-takers had a first language other than English.

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<![CDATA[Newington Residents On Alert After Bobcat Sightings]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:16:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bobcat_722x406_2121267622.jpg
The DEEP has posted an alert for residents of Newington after sightings of Bobcats in the Northwest corner of Newington.]]>
<![CDATA[School Districts Adopt 4-Day School Week]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:15:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/classroom+desk+%5Bgenericsla%5D.jpg

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<![CDATA[Live: Casey Anthony Murder Trial Closing Arguments]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 10:35:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CaseyAnthony.C.jpg
The trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, continues.

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<![CDATA[Japan to Nationalize Nuke Plants: Report]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 17:46:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fukushima+Daiichi+plant.jpg
Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku has hatched a plan that would slash Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s holdings from 7 trillion to 1.6 trillion yen.

<![CDATA["500-Year" Flood Overwhelms N.D. City]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 17:38:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/minotflooding.jpg
12,000 people in Minot, N.D., have been left homeless as the Souris River has risen to record levels.

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<![CDATA[Syrians Flee to Lebanon as Army Approaches]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 18:45:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060811+syria+refugees.jpg
Hundreds fled into Lebanon Saturday as the Syrian regime's military overtook a town near that border and another near the Turkish border.

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<![CDATA[Car Bomb Kills at Least 35 at Afghan Medical Center]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:48:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/062511+Afghanistan+car+explosion.jpg
Din Mohammad Darwaish, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that many more could have died, too, as people were buried in the rubble.

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<![CDATA[American Pilot Jailed Over Pirate Ransoms]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:10:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/somalihandcuffs_06192011.jpg
$3.6 million are said to be at play.

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<![CDATA[Yelena Bonner, Rights Activist and Sakharov's Widow, Dies]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 06:33:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bonner_06192011.jpg
Bonner rose to prominence through work with her husband in the Russian dissident and human rights movement.

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<![CDATA[8 NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:10:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Afghanistan_06192011.jpg
The nationalities of the dead not yet released.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced In Sudan]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 02:47:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sudan_06192011.jpg
Entire ethnic group at risk of disappearance.]]>
<![CDATA[Libya: More Civilians Killed by NATO]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:27:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP11061901893.jpg
Libya said the dead civilians included three children, the BBC reported.

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<![CDATA[More Flooding Expected In Plains Areas]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:12:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/missouri-flooding.jpg
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard worried levees won't hold.

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<![CDATA[Syrian Troops Storm Border Town: Witnesses]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:10:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+Syrian+refugees.jpg
"I saw shabbiha [pro-Assad gunmen] setting fire to two houses," a lawyer in the Jisr-al-Shughour region told Reuters.

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<![CDATA[Karzai: U.S. Talking with Taliban]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:46:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/karzai-6402.jpg
The Afghan president told reporters today that "peace talks have started with [the Taliban] already and it is going well."]]>
<![CDATA[S. Korea Accidentally Fires at Passenger Jet]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:04:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+Asiana+Airlines.jpg
Two soldiers fired at the plane, which carried 119 passengers, with their K-2 rifles for about 10 minutes around 4 a.m. Friday.

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<![CDATA[N.Y. Target Workers Vote Down Unionization]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:07:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+Target+Valley+Stream.jpg
Efforts to make a Target store in Valley Stream, N.Y., the chain's first union shop have hit a snag: employees voted against joining the union, the company said Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Computer Glitch Strands United Fliers]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:37:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+United+Airlines+computer+glitch.jpg
A glitch in United Air Lines' computer system left thousands of passengers stranded for hours Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Tainted Water Cleanup at Fukushima Halted]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:17:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fukushima-nuclear-plant-reactor-4.jpg
About 110,000 metric tons of contaminated water—about the equivalent of 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools—have accumulated since the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

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<![CDATA[Chile Volcano Grounds Flights in Australia, New Zealand]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:59:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/puyehue.jpg
Southern Chile's erupting Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano chain has disrupted flights and grounded planes throughout South America, too.

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<![CDATA[Syrian Troops Enter Northern Town]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:58:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/syrianrefugees.jpg
The latest action by the government has forced more people to flee towards the Turkish border, which 4,000 have already crossed, BBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[First New Photos of Giffords Released]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:47:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061211+Gabrielle+Giffords.jpg
The congresswoman could be released from the Houston hospital where she has undergone rehabilitation as early as this month.

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<![CDATA[Japanese Hold Anti-Nuke Protests on Quake Anniversary]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:29:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061111+Japan+protest+nukes.jpg
Some of the marchers urged the immediate shutdown of all nuclear plants and demanded stringent government radiation tests.

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<![CDATA[String of Attacks Leaves 21 Dead in Afghanistan]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:31:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061111+Afghanistan+bomb+explosion.jpg
The news of the violence came on the heels of a United Nations report that found May the deadliest month for Afghan civilians since 2007.

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<![CDATA[Three Joplin Victims Had Rare Fungal Infection]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 06:29:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/052811+joplin+american+flag.jpg
A coronor said it is uncertain whether the fungus was the cause of the deaths.

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<![CDATA[Sprouts Linked to Deadly German E. Coli Outbreak]]> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 06:30:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061111+Contiminated+Vegetables+Europe.jpg
Burger also said that the tainted sprouts may have either been eaten or discarded already, but he cautioned that the crisis is not over yet,

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<![CDATA[2 Troops Killed in Afghanistan Chopper Crash]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 10:27:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060511+Military+helicopter+generic.jpg
A representative for the Taliban said one of its fighters used a shoulder-fired rocket to bring down the helicopter.

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<![CDATA[Syria Blocks New Protest At Israeli Border]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 14:40:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060511+Israel+border+clash.jpg
A day after twenty people died in clashes with Israeli troops, Syrian police blocked pro-Palestinian marchers from breaching the border with the Israeli-held Golan Heights on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Gates Backs Patience in Afghanistan]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 23:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060511+Robert+Gates+and+Hamid+Karzai.jpg
"If it were up to me, I would leave the shooters for last," he said, referring to combat troops.

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<![CDATA[Six Dead in NW Pakistan Bombing: Police]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 02:27:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060511+Pakistan+bombing.jpg
The bombing, which occurred in Matani, is the latest to hit the country since the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden last month.

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<![CDATA[Police Break Up Indian Guru’s Hunger-Strike Camp]]> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 09:56:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060511+Baba+Ramdev.jpg
Baba Ramdev, a yoga guru who launched a hunger strike to protest government corruption in India, was removed along with thousands of supporters by police officers from a yoga function today.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Drone Kills Top Al-Qaida Operative]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2011 20:04:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060411+karachi.jpg
The operative was linked to several major attacks in Pakistan and was rumored to have succeeded Osama bin Laden in al-Qaida leadership.

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<![CDATA[4 NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2011 07:09:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060411+NATO+ISAF.jpg
The attack marks the latest spike of the number of foreign troop casualties killed in Afghanistan this year, which has been so far 220.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Flee Yemen’s Capital After Attack on Saleh]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2011 16:12:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/042311+saleh+yemen.jpg
In retaliation, Yemeni forces shelled the homes of the leaders of a tribal federation opposed to Saleh.

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<![CDATA[9-Year-Old Completes Solo Balloon Flight]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2011 16:16:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060411+Bobby+Bradley.jpg
In central New Mexico Saturday morning, Bobby Bradley became the youngest trained pilot to fly solo in a hot air balloon.

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<![CDATA[S.Dakota Residents Fault Corps Over Flood Danger]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2011 04:54:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060411+Missouri+River+flooding.jpg
“It’s human error,” 82-year-old resident Helmet Reuer told The Associated Press.

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