<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:34:03 -0400 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:34:03 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stamford First Responders Save Young Man Who Overdosed]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:10:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Stamford Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians used an opioid-blocking drug to revive a young male adult who overdosed recently, according to fire officials.]]>
<![CDATA[New Haven Remembers First Independence Day]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:09:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+First+Independence+Day+1200.jpg
Saturday, the city of New Haven stepped back in time to celebrate the first Independence Day and the founding fathers from Connecticut who helped give the United States its liberty.

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<![CDATA[George Washington Plaque Rededicated in New Haven]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:03:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/George+Washington+Plaque+1200.jpg
A piece of New Haven's past that went missing is now back in its rightful spot.

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<![CDATA[Route 32 Reopened After Car Strikes Pole in Mansfield]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:37:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Policelightsgeneric.jpg
A car struck a pole on Route 32 southbound in Mansfield Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigation Underway in Hamden]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:33:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
State and Hamden police are investigating an incident in the area of 1020 Winter Green Avenue in Hamden.

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<![CDATA[Search Ends for Fleeing Driver Suspected of Assaulting Trooper]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:30:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372567.jpg
State police took a man into custody who is suspected of attacking a trooper during a motor vehicle stop, leading state police on a chase and fleeing on foot after crashing in the Danbury area.

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<![CDATA[Man, 22, Critically Injured in Hartford Shooting]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:03:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic+new.jpg
Hartford police are investigating after a 22-year-old man was shot early Saturday morning and critically injured.

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<![CDATA[Driver in Hartford Crash Arrested on Gun Charges]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:58:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/7415Hartford+gun+seized+1200.jpg
Hartford police arrested a convicted felon after finding a stolen gun in a car while investigating a motor vehicle crash in the capital city Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Police Seize $5,000 in Illegal Fireworks]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:25:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+fireworks+bust+1200.jpg
Hartford police expect to make an arrest after discovering about $5,000-worth of fireworks in a van Friday night while investigating reports of someone selling illegal fireworks.

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<![CDATA[State Police Identify Man Shot Near Andover Home]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:13:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
A man was shot dead after an altercation near a lake in Andover late Friday and state police are looking for his killer.

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<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out at Home in Oakville Section of Watertown]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:12:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norway+street+oakville+watertown+fire.jpg
Crews were called to the scene of a house fire in the Oakville section of Watertown Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Middletown Fireworks Go Off Without a Hitch]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:51:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+fireworks+july+3+2015.JPG
Fireworks lit up the sky Friday, but that may not be the case on the actual Fourth of July.]]>
<![CDATA['Zero Tolerance' for Drunken Driving Over Holiday Weekend]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:45:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fourth+of+july+dui+stop.JPG
State and local police are already doing brisk business nabbing drivers who have been drinking this holiday weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Hurt in Fall at Enders State Forest in Granby]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:32:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enders+state+forest+rescue.jpg
Emergency responders rescued a woman who slipped down a waterfall Friday evening at Enders State Forest, which spans Granby and Barkhamsted.

Photo Credit: East Hartland Volunteer Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Milford's Anchor Beach Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford+beach+closed.jpg
Shoreline residents won’t be spending the holiday weekend on Milford’s Anchor Beach. High bacteria levels have prompted officials to block off the sand and surf in the Woodmont section of Milford.

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<![CDATA[Can You Help This Boy Genius Accomplish His Dream?]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:10:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/russell+boy+genius.jpg
A Danielson boy needs your help to make his dream come true: to visit the Fermilab in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Urge Safety on Lakes, Rivers Over Holiday]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:08:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/4th_of_July_Boating_Story_1200x675_476234307954.jpg
Authorities are reminding residents to stay safe on the water this holiday weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Heightened Holiday Security Amid Terror Threat]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:43:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/73154thsecuritylocal00000000.jpg
As crowds gather across the country for Fourth of July celebrations, there is heightened concern about the potential threat of terrorist attacks.]]>
<![CDATA[Meghan Trainor Scraps 4th of July Performance at Mohegan Sun]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:44:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455834846.jpg
Pop sensation Meghan Trainor has postponed her Fourth of July concert at Mohegan Sun due to a vocal cord hemorrhage.

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<![CDATA[Quilts of Valor Helps Veteran Honor Wife's Memory]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:53:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0526115+american+flag+generic+usa.jpg
The nonprofit Quilts of Valor is a worldwide network of volunteers on a mission to honor veterans and active duty military personnel by presenting them with handmade patriotic quilts.

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<![CDATA[Hazardous Materials Burn in Taftville Dumpster Fire]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:45:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/taftville+dumpster+fire.jpg
Firefighters in the Taftville section of Norwich doused a dumpster with 2,000 gallons of water Friday afternoon when it went up in flames, igniting hazardous and construction materials outside a condo complex.

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<![CDATA[Police Seek Driver Who Struck Officer After Naugatuck Fireworks]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:19:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/7.2.15+Suspect+Vehicle+1200.jpg
Naugatuck police are asking for the public's help in identifying a male driver who they say hit a police officer with a car after the town's fireworks show on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Sneak Through Unlocked Windows in Hamden]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:48:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+generic+1.JPG
Hamden police are warning residents of overnight burglaries happening in the southern region of town and urging them to lock windows and doors.]]>
<![CDATA[Robbers Lead Cops on Wild Chase Through Neighboring Towns]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:19:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+hartford+armed+robbery+arrest.JPG
Four people, including a 14-year-old, are facing charges after robbing a Hartford liquor store Thursday night and leading officers on a chase into Newington and West Hartford, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Repairs Continue on Stuck Metro-North Bridge]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:49:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metro+north+devon+bridge.jpg
The northern part of the Devon Bridge between Stratford and Milford is back in the closed position as crews work to repair it over the 4th of July weekend to restore train service to all tracks.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Hits Pole in Rocky Hill]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:52:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rocky+hill+car+hit+pole+1200.jpg
A car crashed into a pole in Rocky Hill early Friday morning near Orchard Street and Waters Avenue.

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<![CDATA[Crash on Route 2 West in East Hartford Stalls Traffic]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:47:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/route+2+east+hartford+crash.jpg
State police are responding to a crash on Route 2 westbound in East Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Police Identify Man Found Dead in Watertown Well]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:56:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Watertown+body+in+well+1200.jpg
Police have identified a middle-aged man whose brother found him dead in a well at his home in Watertown on Thursday who they say may have been there for days.

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<![CDATA[Canton Police Searching for Person in Distress on Farmington River]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:22:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372567.jpg
Canton police are in the preliminary stages of looking for an individual in distress on the Farmington River.

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<![CDATA[Waterbury Postpones 4th of July Fireworks Due to Rain]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:21:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+holy+land+usa.jpg
Waterbury has postponed its 4th of July fireworks due to impending rain.

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<![CDATA[Rocky Neck at Full Capacity]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:16:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rocky+neck+state+park+beach.JPG
Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme is at full capacity Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Lake Waramaug Closed Due to Water Quality Issue]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:06:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lake+Waramaug.jpg
Lake Waramaug swimming area in Kent is closed for 4th of July weekend due to the water quality.]]>
<![CDATA[East Rock Park Summit Closed to Public for New Haven Fireworks]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:56:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Rock+Park+Closed+for+Fireworks+1200.jpg
Spectators will not be able to watch New Haven's fireworks from East Rock Park this holiday weekend. The city has decided to shut down the summit of the park for Saturday night's show in an effort to keep people...

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian Killed in Preston]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:13:44 -0400
A pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 2 in Preston early Friday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Girl, 17, Fatally Struck By Car in Danbury]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:11:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Danbury+fatal+crash+scene+1200.jpg
A teenage girl is dead and another teen is in the hospital after a car struck them in Danbury Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Police On the Lookout for Illegal Fireworks in Connecticut]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
As the holiday weekend rolls around, police around the state are on the lookout for people buying and selling illegal fireworks.

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<![CDATA[Route 6 in Bristol Reopens After Crash]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:43:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+police+night.JPG
Route 6 reopened in Bristol early Friday morning after a Thursday night crash.

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<![CDATA[2 Arrested After Cops Find Meth Lab Outside Vernon McDonald's]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:41:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vernon+mcdonalds.jpg
State police have arrested two people in an investigation to determine whether a van stopped in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in Vernon may have been a mobile meth lab.

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<![CDATA[Emergency Responders Prepare for Holiday Weekend]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:10:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BEACHPIC07022015.jpg
Not all state agencies and departments bulk up staffing for the Fourth of July, but when it comes to safety, officials say vigilance is at a premium.]]>
<![CDATA[Hammonasset Tackles Parking Problems Ahead of July 4th]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:06:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hammonasset+1200.jpg
If you're among the thousands of people planning a trip to Hammonasset State Park this weekend, you may not find room in your favorite parking lot.

Photo Credit: LeAnne Gendreau]]>
<![CDATA[Amtrak's Changes to Shore Line East Under Fire]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:25:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amtrak+new+london.jpg
The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council directs most of its attention to Metro-North, but Thursday night it's focusing on Shore Line East, the state-subsidized commuter line between New Haven and New London.

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<![CDATA[Metro-North Bridge Could Pose Problems Through Holiday Weekend]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:41:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metro+north+devon+bridge.jpg
Metro-North has had its share of problems in recent times, the latest of which – Milford's Devon Bridge – could pose a problem for commuters traveling between Connecticut and New York this holiday weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Fairfield Home Where Fire Killed Disabled Teen, Mom to Be Auctioned Off]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:43:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/135+Crane+Street+Fairfield+CT.jpg
A Crane Street home in Fairfield that caught fire last spring, killing a disabled teenager and her mother, is being auctioned off by the trustees of the state.

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<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Killed in Putnam Crash]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_12161325.jpg
A motorcycle driver was killed in a crash on Killingly Avenue/Route 12 in Putnam Thursday evening, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats to Unveil New Mascot Next Week]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:52:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HARTFORD+YARD+GOATS+2.jpg
The soon-to-be Hartford Yard Goats will unveil their new logo on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Route 32 Closed in Windham Due to Crash]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:59:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willimantic+police+generic.jpg
Route 32 is closed at Plains Road in Windham while authorities respond to a crash, according to Willimantic dispatchers.

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<![CDATA[Computer-Generated Image Released After Child's Remains Found]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:51:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-02-15h02m00s248.png
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, along with state and local police, have released a computer-generated image of a child whose remains were found off the coast of Massachusetts.

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