<![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 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:27:03 -0400 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:27:03 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Stole Power at Vacant Building Where Torso Was Found: Cops]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:25:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/david+andaz.jpg
A 46-year-old man has been arrested for stealing electricity at the vacant Salvation Army building in New Haven where police found a human torso while investigating the dismemberment of a homeless man earlier...

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<![CDATA[Refreshing Weather to Last Through Weekend]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:26:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/July+31+weather.jpg
Far more comfortable air has moved into Connecticut and it’s here to stay through the weekend!

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<![CDATA[Woman Killed, Home Damaged in Middlefield Crash]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:51:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
A 23-year-old Waterbury woman died after her car went off the road and struck a tree in Middlefield late Thursday night, sending car parts into a nearby home, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Students Pretended to Be Teacher on Twitter: Cops ]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:43:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mikayla+Ramos+and+Nickolas+Brito.jpg
Two 18-year-old former Danbury High Schools students are accused of impersonating their teacher on Twitter and harassing her.

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<![CDATA[2 Vernon Cruisers Hit in 90-Minutes ]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:51:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+Police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Two Vernon police cruisers were struck in two separate incidents on Vernon Avenue in a span of an hour and a half on Thursday night, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Accessed UConn School of Engineering Servers]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:52:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Senator_Wants_College_SPending_Oversight_1200x675_446416963961.jpg
Hackers gained access to servers at UConn’s School of Engineering and the University of Connecticut is investigating the “criminal cyberintrusion,” according to a statement from UConn.

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<![CDATA[Woman Stabbed Boyfriend in Willimantic: Police]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:38:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jaqueline+Costa-Barbosa1200.jpg
Willimantic police have arrested a 24-year-old woman who is accused of stabbing her boyfriend early Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Naugatuck Girls Reported Missing Are Found]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:10:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Annabella+Misteroni+and+Alyssa+Viveiros+.jpg
Two Naugatuck girls who were reported missing have been found.

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<![CDATA[Truck Carrying Avocados Flips in South Windsor]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:12:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Avocado+truck+rollover+in+South+Windsor.jpg
A truck carrying avocados flipped over in South Windsor on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Worker Presumed Dead After Sewer Trench Accident]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Londmeadow+Mass+construction+accident.jpg
A construction worker stuck in a sewer trench in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, just over the Connecticut border, is presumed dead, according to town officials.

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<![CDATA[ Crash Closed I-84 East in Middlebury for Hours]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Middlebury+truck+crash.jpg
Interstate 84 East was closed in Middlebury for hours early Friday morning after a crash.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigating After Finding Torso in New Haven Building]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:34:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/George+Street+New+Haven+1200.jpg
The day after police have found a torso in a vacant building in New Haven, police remain at the scene.

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<![CDATA[Beautiful Weather to End the Work Week]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:43:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/beach+and+boating+forecast+july+31.JPG
Friday is a splendid end to the work week. Not only will the humidity be gone, but lots of sunshine is also expected and it will still be very warm, with temperatures well into the 80s.]]>
<![CDATA[Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HeatAtTheVibes073015.jpg
Tens of thousands people are descending on Seaside Park in Bridgeport for the annual Gathering of the Vibes musical festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Cat Dies in West Haven Fire, Firefighter Suffers Heat Exhaustion]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:48:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+kitchen+fire.jpg
One cat was killed, another was rescued a firefighter suffered heat exhaustion after flames broke out at a West Haven home Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Interstate 95 South Reopens in East Lyme]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/95+old+lyme.JPG
Interstate 95 southbound has reopened in East Lyme following a crash Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Replica of Spanish Galleon Moored in New London]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:02:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TallShipPic00000000.jpg
With six miles of lines it takes three hours to set sail aboard El Galeon, so the imperial Spanish galleon replica will be in New London for a while.]]>
<![CDATA[Cop With Cancer Named Honorary Captain of Connecticut Tigers]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:39:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CancerCopBaseballPic00000000.jpg
A detective sergeant from Norwich forced to retire because of his cancer diagnosis has been named honorary captain of the Connecticut Tigers.]]>
<![CDATA[Southbury Officials Concerned Over Rope Swing Injuries]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:16:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southbury+rope+swing.jpg
Swimming holes and rope swings might be quintessential icons of summer, but they're the stuff of frustration for Southbury officials after two people were injured jumping from them in recent weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[Southbury's Spruce Brook Bridge Closed for Repairs]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:05:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southbury+spruce+brook+bridge.jpg
A portion of Spruce Brook Road in Southbury will be closed until sometime in August to allow the bridge spanning Transylvania Brook to be replaced.

Photo Credit: Town of Southbury]]>
<![CDATA[Killer Sentenced in Slayings of Men on Cold Case Cards]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cold+case+playing+card+comrie+benitez.jpg
A Hartford man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison in connection with the slayings of two men featured on the state's Cold Case Playing Cards.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice]]>
<![CDATA[California Couple Secretly Marries at Disneyland]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:55:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/190*120/lexemilydisneyland.jpg
Oakland residents Lex Emmanuel and Emily Rose successfully held a secret wedding in Disneyland.

Photo Credit: Carlos Fundora]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Touching Himself at Lake Compounce]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:51:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tyler+bhulai.jpg
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of touching himself at the Lake Compounce water park while thousands of guests, including children, were visiting the park.

Photo Credit: Southington Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Lightning Strike Sparks 3-Alarm Fire at Danbury Condos]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:47:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/danbury+lightning+strike+condo+fire.jpg
A three-alarm fire damaged nine condo units on Candelight Drive in Danbury after lightning struck the complex Thursday evening, according to fire officials at the scene.

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<![CDATA[Silver Alert Canceled for 81-Year-Old Man From East Lyme]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:29:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/robert+maurice.JPG
Police have canceled the Silver Alert for 81-year-old Robert Maurice. Authorities have not said where he was found or released any details.

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended Without Pay]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:45:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dan+nolan+hartford+fire.jpg
Hartford Fire Department Deputy Chief Dan Nolan has been suspended 30 days without pay in connection with his fiery testimony before a panel investigating issues within the department, including the death...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Respond to Crash on I-395 in Norwich]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:18:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
State police are responding to a crash on Interstate 395 south in Norwich, and the Department of Transportation reports the highway is closed.

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<![CDATA[2nd Arrest in Danbury Pet Store Animal Cruelty Case]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/richard+doyle+kathy+seton+danbury.jpg
Police have arrested a second person in connection with an animal cruelty case at a Danbury pet store after two animals were denied emergency care and euthanized.

Photo Credit: Danbury Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Route 44 Closed in Pomfret After Crash]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:49:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
Route 44 is closed between Murdock Road and Gary School Road in Pomfret following a crash, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Emergency Crews Respond to Vine Street in Hartford]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vine+Street+Hartford+investigation.jpg
First responders are at Vine Street in Hartford, but is it not clear what led to the response.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find Torso in New Haven Building Amid Body Part Probe]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:53:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Investigation+on+George+Street+New+Haven.jpg
Police have found a torso in a vacant building almost two weeks after finding two dismembered legs and two arms in New Haven, Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Fuel Spill Closed Part of Route 77 in Guilford]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:13:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/guilford+police+generic.JPG
Route 77 was partially closed in Guilford on Thursday morning after a tractor-trailer leaked.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Violent Weston Home Invasion]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:35:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Home-Invasion-Generic1.jpg
State police have arrested a man accused a man of a violent home invasion in Weston in June and said he forced a woman to the ground, restrained her and stole several pieces of jewelry.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate MDC Imposter Burglaries in Newington]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:41:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/newington+police+department.JPG
Newington police are issuing a warning after two elderly women became victims of burglars posing as water company workers.

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<![CDATA[Victim Shot While Standing on Sidewalk in Hartford]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:34:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic+new.jpg
A person was shot four times in Hartford on Wednesday night and police are searching for the shooter.

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<![CDATA[Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding, Lots of Lightning]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:21:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trout+brook+drive+weha+flooding+edit.jpg
A line of storms brought torriential rain, lots of lightning and thunder and even some flooding to parts of the state Thursday evening.

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<![CDATA[2 Hospitalized After Southbury Retirement Community Fire]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:23:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Southbury+fire_edited-1.jpg
Fire destroyed part of a 55-and-over community in Southbury on Thursday morning, sent two people to the hospital and displaced 10 people.

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<![CDATA[LifeStar Called to Crash in Colchester]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:42:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lifestar+flying_fixed.jpg
LifeStar is responding to a crash in Colchester, according to a dispatcher for the medical helicopter service.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Pinned by Tree, Impaled on Ladder Shares His Story]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:01:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trumbull+man+pinned+impaled.jpg
The man who was impaled by a ladder and stuck in a tree 15 feet off the ground in Trumbull last week is sharing his story exclusively with NBC Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Willimantic Police First in State to Use Less-Lethal Weapon]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:40:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willimantic+weapon+FN+303.jpg
For the first time, the FN 303 has arrived in the hands of Connecticut law enforcement. Willimantic police say they're the first in the state to obtain the less-lethal weapon.]]>
<![CDATA[Community Remembers Southington Teens Killed in Crash]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:40:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/annie+olender+olivia+fusco.jpg
Hundreds gathered Wednesday evening at Southington High School to remember two teenage girls who died when their car flipped over on Interstate 84.

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<![CDATA[Willimantic Man Loses 2 Fingers When Musket Explodes in Hands]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:46:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/civil+war+muskets.jpg
A Willimantic resident overloaded a musket with gunpowder Wednesday evening, causing it to explode in his hands when it discharged, two of his fingers, according to police.

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<![CDATA[New Haven's Anchor Restaurant to Reopen Under New Ownership]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:24:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/anchor+new+haven+2.jpg
A Yale graduate and owner of a New York City cocktail bar is breathing new life into New Haven's shuttered Anchor Restaurant.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigating After Woman Pushed From Car in South Windsor]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:16:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/south+windsor+police+crest.jpg
Police are investigating after a woman was allegedly pushed from a moving car on Clark Street in South Windsor late Wednesday morning.

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