<![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 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:02:01 -0400 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:02:01 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Route 156 Closed in Old Lyme After Car Strikes Pedestrian]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:09:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/coventry+lifestar.jpg
Route 156 is closed in Old Lyme at the Pilgrim Landing Road intersection after a pedestrian was struck by a car and LifeStar responded.]]>
<![CDATA[Bus Carrying Students Catches Fire]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:26:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sturbridge+Toll+Fire.jpg
One of four chartered buses taking UConn students to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on Saturday in an incident passengers described as "terrifying." There...

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<![CDATA[Police Seek Suspected iPhone Thieves]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:06:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Waterford+iPhone+Thief+Suspects+2+1200.jpg
Waterford police are looking for two suspected of stealing six iPhone 6 cellphones and multiple cases from a Simply Mac store in the Crystal Mall in Waterford.

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<![CDATA[New Hartford Brush Fire Spans 10-15 Acres]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:20:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Hartford+Brush+Fire+1200.jpg
A brush fire broke out in New Hartford Saturday afternoon in Nepaug State Forest.

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<![CDATA[State Police Investigate CTFastrak Bus Crash in New Britain]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:28:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Britain+fastrak+crash+1200.jpg
A CTfastrak bus and vehicle crashed near Smalley Street in New Britain by the high-speed bus route Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Food Truck Festival Comes to Meriden This Weekend]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:26:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/food-truck-generic-1.jpg
Thousands of people are expected to spend the day outside at Meriden's Hubbard Park where dozens of vendors took part in a food truck festival.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Arrested, 15 Hospitalized During Rap Concert at UConn]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:39:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+campus+generic.jpg
Fifteen people were transported to area hospitals from Gampel Pavillion at the University of Connecticut during a ScHoolboy Q concert Friday night because of mostly alcohol-related issues and two people...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Stabbed Outside of Music Lady Café]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:08:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plainfield+police+department.jpg
A 43-year-old Versailles, Connecticut man was stabbed in Plainfield early Saturday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Forest Fire Danger "Very High" in Connecticut]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:05:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire-extinguisher.jpg
Open burning is forbidden, even with permits, on Saturday because the forest fire danger is very high in Connecticut and the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning because of wind and humidity...

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<![CDATA[West Haven Exit Ramp to Close for Construction]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:00:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
If you’re getting off of the southbound side of I-95 in West Haven at exit 44, you’ve probably experienced the quick change over of lanes. Drivers trying to get on the highway are shifting lanes while drivers...

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<![CDATA[Multiple Car Burglaries in Unlocked Cars in Vernon]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:08:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+Police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Vernon police are warning residents to lock their cars and to avoid leaving valuables in vehicles after multiple car burglaries.

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<![CDATA[70 Displaced After Hartford Fire]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:02:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Main+Street+Hartford.JPG
Around 70 people were evacuated from an apartment building at 2604 Main Street in Hartford and an adjacent building on Thursday night as a three-alarm fire raged and a firefighter was hospitalized.

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<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Norwich Crash]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:56:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwich+Police.jpg
A motorcyclist was hospitalized after a collision with a car on Washington Street near Route 2 in Norwich Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist, 24, Killed in Plainfield Crash]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:49:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plainfield+police+department.jpg
A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Plainfield that happened overnight into Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Robbed Banks to Bail Girlfriend Out of Jail: Cops]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:17:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
A South Windsor man is suspected of robbing banks in Middletown and East Hartford to get money to bail his girlfriend out of jail, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Groton Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:19:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/groton+peoples+bank+suspect.jpg
Groton Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing the People's United Bank at a Groton supermarket on Wednesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Waterbury Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Sunoco]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:05:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Waterbury+armed+robbery+1200.jpg
Waterbury police are investigating an armed robbery at a Sunoco Gas in Waterbury on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Police Arrest 2 in North Haven Car Break-Ins, Seek Third Burglar]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:54:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/North+Haven+police+generic.JPG
Police have arrested two suspects connected to car break-ins in the Rock Road area in North Haven and are looking for a third person who may be involved.

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<![CDATA[High School Student Hit By Car in Southington]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:04:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southington+student+hit+by+car+1200.jpg
A Southington High School student was hit by a car on Pleasant Street in town Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Bristol Water Department to Flush Hydrants]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:48:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire-Hydrant-Red-generic.jpg
The Bristol Water Department is alerting residents that it will be flushing fire hydrants in some areas of town.

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<![CDATA[Boy, 8, Killed After Being Hit By Car]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:19:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carlos+Hernandez+1200.jpg
A car struck a juvenile on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Man With Machete Accused of Choking Girlfriend in Hartford]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:19:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Machete+in+Hartford+attack+1200.jpg
Hartford police have arrested a man accused of attacking and choking his girlfriend and throwing her daughter to the ground early Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Woman Called in Bomb Threat to Medical Lab: Police]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:08:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Generic+Police+Lights+bar.jpg
A woman is facing charges after calling in a bomb threat to a lab in the hospital at the Bradley Memorial Medical Arts building in Southington last Friday, police said.

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<![CDATA[Crash With Injuries Reported on Route 9 in Middletown]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:38:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Middletown+Route+9+crash+1200.jpg
One lane of Route 9 South is closed in Middletown after a multi-vehicle crash and injuries are reported.

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<![CDATA[Bristol Police Warn Snow Plow Owners of Thefts]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:54:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2015-02-02-21h38m43s181.png
Bristol police are warning residents with snow plows to protect them because of several snow plows thefts in the region.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Mobster Arrested on Federal Charges]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:16:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/court-gavel-generic-law.jpg
Robert Gentile, a suspected mobster from Manchester, has been arrested on federal charges and appeared before a judge Friday, according to his attorney's office.

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<![CDATA[Driver Hospitalized After Hitting Church in Torrington ]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:36:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Car+Hit+St.+Maron+Maronite+Church+on+Main+Street+in+Torrington+1200.jpg
A woman has been taken to the hospital after crashing into a church in Torrington.

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<![CDATA[Animal Control Searches for Dog That Bit 81-Year-Old Man]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:47:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stratford+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Stratford Animal Control is looking for a dog that bit an 81-year-old man to ensure the animal had been vaccinated for rabies and the man does not need additional treatment.

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<![CDATA[Bus Breaks Down in Middle of I-95 in Norwalk]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:37:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bus+broken+down+in+Norwalk+1200.jpg
A bus carrying around 40 people broke down in the center lane of Interstate 95 South in Norwalk this morning, causing heavy traffic delays.

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<![CDATA[Loved Ones Mourn Stabbing Death of Girl, 19]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Holly+Torrington+stab+victim+composite+1200.jpg
A 19-year-old woman is dead after being stabbed several times in Torrington this morning and police have identified a suspect, but have not filed charges.

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<![CDATA[Feds Seek 17-Year Sentence in 2013 Robbery and Kidnapping]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:29:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FAIRFIELDJEWELER911CALL_722x406_25948739732.jpg
One of three men who pleaded guilty to being in involved in a 2013 violent kidnapping in Meriden and jewelry store robbery in Fairfield will be sentenced on Friday.
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<![CDATA[Silver Alert Canceled for Torrington 8-Year-Old and Mother]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:01:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/James+and+Heidi+Klussman.jpg
Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a 8-year-old Torrington boy reported missing.

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<![CDATA[And This Big Piggy Went Home: Bridgeport's 'Tail' of Lolita]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:34:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lolita+the+Pig+1200.jpg
And this little piggy came home. Or in Bridgeport's case, a big, 50-pound piggy named Lolita. A family on Forestview Road discovered the 5-month-old pot-bellied pig roaming in their yard on Saturday and...

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Thefts, Damage at Meriden Humane Society]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:26:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Meriden+Humane+Society+Damage+1200.jpg
Police are investigating thefts and property damage at the Meriden Humane Society.

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<![CDATA[I-84 West Closed on Hartford/West Hartford Line]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:01:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/41615+I84+Crash+1200.jpg
Interstate 84 west is closed between the on and off ramps at exit 44 on the Hartford/West Hartford line due to a crash.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Fire Task Force Meeting Turns Ugly]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:57:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+truck+generic.jpg
The dysfunction within the Hartford Fire Department was on full display Wednesday during and following a meeting of the Hartford Fire Task Force.

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<![CDATA[Crews Respond to Hartford Fire]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:26:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire_truck_generic_wavy.jpg
Firefighters are responding to a fire on Lawrence Street in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Crews Respond to Guilford Fire]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:43:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/41615+Guilford+Fire+1200.jpg
Guilford firefighters are responding to a fire at 3199 Durham Road.

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<![CDATA[Meriden Restaurant Reopens 10 Months After Fire]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:33:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ViolisHunterGolfClub.jpg
Violi's Restaurant at Hunter Golf Club in Meriden opened its doors again 10 months after flames from an apparent arson tore through the facility.

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<![CDATA[Sex Offender's Bond Set High After Police Find Him With Missing Teen]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:56:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jonathan+gonzalez+sex+offender.jpg
A registered sex offender was back in front of a judge Thursday on charges of violating his probation after he was found with a missing teen.

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<![CDATA[State Supreme Court Elaborates on Cassandra C. Decision ]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:11:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cassandra+c.jpg
The Connecticut State Supreme Court has released a 19-page document breaking down every detail leading up to the January 8 decision to allow forced chemotherapy on 17-year-old Cassandra C.]]>
<![CDATA[SUV Flips Over in Newington ]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:35:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Newington+SUV+Rollover+1200.jpg
An SUV flipped over near the intersection of Briarwood Road and Main Street in Newington, police said.

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<![CDATA[Man Steals Cash Box, Laptop From North Branford Church: Police]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:42:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Frances+Casner+Mugshot+1200.jpg
Police arrested an East Haven man accused of stealing from North Branford church a couple months ago after he appeared at the church again on Tuesday and a church employee recognized him.

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<![CDATA[Bond Set at $1 Million for Suspect in Bridgeport Store Owner Murder]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:10:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+clerk+murder+mugs.jpg
As Jose Salgado was laid to rest on Thursday, one of the men accused of killing him during a robbery in a Bridgeport grocery store on Saturday appeared in court for an arraignment.

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<![CDATA[Hannaford Issues Pine Nut Recall]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/228*120/pinenuts.jpg
Pine nuts in 4-ounce packages have been recalled by Hannaford and Superior Nut & Candy due to potential Salmonella contamination.

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<![CDATA[Boy Hospitalized After Fire Spread to Barn, Forest]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:55:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Plainfield+Wild+Fire+1200.jpg
A lawnmower erupted in flames and spread to the forest and a nearby barn Thursday afternoon on Spaulding Road in Plainfield.

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