<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:25:56 -0400 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:25:56 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gas Leak in Vernon, Evacuations Underway]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:22:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+gas+leak+1200.jpg
Buildings near 200 West Main Street in Vernon are being evacuated after a gas leak, according to Vernon police.

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<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes I-84 Exit, Lanes in West Hartford]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:25:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10114+I84+Crash+3+Edited.jpg
An exit ramp and some lanes on Interstate 84 east is closed after a tractor trailer crash in West Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Sandy Hook Elementary School Evacuated Over Bomb Threat]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:52:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bomb+threat+at+Sandy+Hook+in+Monroe+1200.jpg
Bail was denied for a Philadelphia man after he was arrested and charged for his alleged role in the death of a 3-year-old girl, who was killed after a gunman opened fire on a neighborhood street.

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<![CDATA[West Hartford Daycare Evacuated for Small Oven Fire]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:30:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Elmwood+Center+Daycare+1200.jpg
A daycare inside the Elmwood Community Center has been evacuated because of an oven fire.

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<![CDATA[Man Electrocuted While Trying to Steal Copper Wires: Cops]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:41:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cut+Copper+wire+theft+112213.jpg
A copper thief was electrocuted while he attempted to steal copper wires former public housing apartments in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury more than a week ago, police said.

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<![CDATA[Suspects Defraud UI Using Children's Names: Cops]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:15:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Travarus+Jones+Autum+Frimpter+Edited.jpg
Police arrested two people who fraudulently obtained electrical services from United Illuminating Company by falsely signing up for accounts under children's names.

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<![CDATA[State Police Investigate Shooting in Stafford]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:08:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/88961749.jpg
State Police are on scene at a shooting on Diamond Ledge Road in Stafford.

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<![CDATA[Homeowner Interrupts Car Burglary in Ledyard]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:01:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_328107375.jpg
A K-9 unit apprehended a serial car burglary suspect at a vacant home in Ledyard after he ran from a homeowner who caught him in the act, police said.

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<![CDATA[Woman's Body Washes Ashore in Westbrook]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:15:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Grove+beach+body+Westbrook.jpg
The state police major crimes unit is investigating after the body of a woman washed ashore at Grove Beach in Westbrook this morning.

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<![CDATA[Brandi Chastain Visits Connecticut With Olympic Gold Medal]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:27:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10114BrandiChastainEdited.jpg
Donning red, white and blue at the opening ceremonies in Atlanta for the U.S. women's national soccer team's first Olympic Games bout in 1996 was "awe-inspiring" to soccer legend Brandi Chastain.

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<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Fire in Middletown]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:36:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10114+Middletown+Tractor+Trailer+Fire.jpg
A tractor-trailer was on fire on Interstate 91 North near exit 20 in Middletown, which is the Country Club Road exit and traffic was backed up.

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<![CDATA[Several Crashes Caused Problems for Morning Commute]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:07:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Charter+Oak+bridge+crash+2.jpg
Rain made roads slick this morning, which caused several problems during the morning commute.

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<![CDATA[Crash on Charter Oak Bridge in Hartford Clears]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:09:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Charter+Oak+crash+1200.jpg
Several vehicles were involved in a crash on the Charter Oak Bridge in Hartford, heading to Interstate 91 South.]]>
<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Rollover in Middlefield]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:33:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tractor+trailer+rollover+in+Middlefield.jpg
A tractor-trailer has rolled over on Jackson Hill Road near Route 66 in Middlefield.

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<![CDATA[1 Injured in Crash on Founders Bridge]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:37:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Founders+Bridge+Hartford+crash+1200.jpg
One person was injured in a crash on Route 2 West in Hartford at the Founders Bridge.]]>
<![CDATA[New Laws on E-Cigarettes, Reckless Driving and 'Robo' Calls]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:40:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gavel12111.jpg
Several new laws will go into effect Wednesday, including heightened penalties against reckless drivers and e-cigarette bans for minors.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Killed in Southington Crash]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:57:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Southington+fatal+crash+1200.jpg
Two people were killed in a crash on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike Tuesday night in Southington involving a motorcycle and car.

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<![CDATA[New London Man Shoots Victim With Airsoft Gun: Police]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:04:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+london+flanders.jpg
A 20-year-old New London resident is facing charges after shooting another man with an airsoft rifle from his apartment window, then trying to run from police when investigators arrived to question...

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<![CDATA[Wesleyan Student's Anti-Sex Assault Video Goes Viral]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sally+rappaport.JPG
Wesleyan's administration and Board of Trustees will soon require residential fraternities to become co-educational and allow women to become members.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Stadium Project Could Face Lawsuit]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RockcatsPACpic00000000.jpg
Hartford's Planning and Zoning Commission opted not to move forward with an application for baseball park proposal at a meeting Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Masked Man Robs South Windsor Convenience Store]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:10:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_01generic_police_lights1.jpg
Police are searching for the masked man who robbed a South Windsor convenience store at knifepoint Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Collection Jar for 9/11 First Responders Stolen]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:01:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/911moneypic93014.jpg
A jar collecting coins for 9/11 first responders was swiped from a Dunkin Donuts location in North Windham and representatives from the charity say the thief got away with about $150 in donations.]]>
<![CDATA[New Haven Moves Forward With 2nd Phase of Downtown Crossing]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:32:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/530pnewhavenstill093014amanda00000000.jpg
The Exit 2 off Route 34 westbound in New Haven will be closed permanently as of Thursday because of the Downtown Crossing Project.]]>
<![CDATA[Security Breach May Affect 3 Shoreline Restaurants]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:02:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/abate+pizza.jpg
Credit and debit cards used at three shoreline restaurants between June and August may have been compromised, according to Signature Systems, the point-of-sale vendor for the group.

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<![CDATA[2 Teens Charged After 1 Brings BB Gun to School: Police]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:20:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Boy-Gun.jpg
A brazen burglar went to a North Hollywood exhibit and stole a solid bronze statue of iconic TV host Ed Sullivan worth an estimated $45,000, police said Monday. The 18-inch-long, 20-pound statue was...]]>
<![CDATA[Fairness of Hartford Police Exams Questioned]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:14:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+generic+2.JPG
The Hartford Police Department hired an outside firm to give promotional exams for open captain, lieutenant, and sergeant positions months ago, yet those promotions remain on hold since test results have...]]>
<![CDATA[Jasper Howard Memorial to be Unveiled Nov. 1]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:06:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/032511+jasper+howard.jpg
Five years after University of Connecticut cornerback Jasper Howard was stabbed to death in the center of campus, the university is raising money to build a memorial in his honor at Rentschler Field.

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<![CDATA[Milford Teen Charged With Sexual Assaulting Minor]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:16:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Milford+Police+cruiser1200.jpg
An 18-year-old from Milford is facing charges after sexually assaulting a minor at his home on Fairfield Street, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Shipments of Flu Vaccine Delayed Nationwide]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/flu-shot-120412.jpg
If you’re planning to receive a flu shot, you may need to be patient this year.

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<![CDATA[4 Local Schools Receive National Recognition]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/school_generic.jpg
Four Connecticut schools have been nationally recognized as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools for maintaining high student performance or closing achievement gaps.

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<![CDATA[Man Gambles Away Grieving Families' Gravestone Money]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:26:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gravestone+thief+valeriy+sirovsky.jpg
A Houston woman is being accused of choking her 6-year-old son after she caught him drinking chocolate milk without permission, The Associated Press reported. Ruth Vasquez Rodriguez-Martinez remained...

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<![CDATA[Police Seek Woodbridge Bank Robber]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Woodbridge+bank+robbery+suspect.jpg
Police are investigating after a TD Bank was robbed in Woodbridge on Tuesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Parents Fume Over Fight at Plainfield Football Game]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:38:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plainfield+football+field.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The measure, first proposed by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, would prohibit single-use plastic bags...

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<![CDATA[Stevenson Post Office to Close ]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:29:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/stevenson+post+office.JPG
The Stevenson Post Office at 281 Cottage Street in Monroe will be closing at the end of the day because the lease is expiring and the U.S. Postal Service is looking for a new location.

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<![CDATA[1 Month to Register to Vote in General Election]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:22:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Voting-Sign-Generic-Ballot-1.jpg
If you have not registered to vote, you have a month to register to vote in the November general elections.]]>
<![CDATA[Vernon Remains Not Connected to Missing New Haven Women]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:21:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+remains+reconstruction+crop.jpg
Investigators determined that skeleton remains of a woman found in Vernon are not connecting to two open missing persons cases in New Haven.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Charged with Sex Assault of Juvenile]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:36:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Milford+Police+cruiser1200.jpg
Milford police have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile.]]>
<![CDATA[State Police ID Person Killed in I-84 Crash]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:26:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/92814+I84+Crash+Edit.jpg
State Police have identified the driver killed in a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 84 west in East Hartford Sunday morning.

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<![CDATA[5 Arrested, 1 Injured After East Haven ATV Ride]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:30:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ATV2.jpg
One person was hospitalized and five people were arrested after droves of all-terrain vehicles rode through East Haven and area towns on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Police Looking for Woman Who Fled After Hitting Car in Waterford]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Walmart+hit+and+run+1200.jpg
Waterford police are looking for the woman who they said left the scene of a crash at Walmart on Saturday.

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