<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:47:13 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:47:13 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police Make 3rd Arrest in Strip Club Shooting ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:12:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rayshan+Smith+1.jpg
Police arrest a third suspect involved in a shootout outside a strip club in Waterbury last month.

Photo Credit: Waterbury Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[New Britain Man Charged with Murder]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:55:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Luis+Velez.jpg
A New Britain man was arrested Saturday after police said he strangled a woman in their second floor apartment.

Photo Credit: New Britain Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[Electronics Recycling Drive Held in Bristol]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:14:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Electronics+Recycling+Event+1.jpg
Cars lined up outside of the United Bank Branch to drop off old electronics.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Cast Lines on Opening Day of Fishing Season]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:37:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/opening+day+fishing+season.jpg
Fisherman and families alike celebrated Opening Day for fishing in Connecticut on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck and Killed in East Hartford ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:08:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+hartford+roberts+accident.jpg
A busy street in East Hartford was closed to traffic Saturday morning while police investigated an accident.

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<![CDATA[Family Escapes Fire in Rocky Hill Home]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:14:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rocky+hill+fire+saturday.jpg
Firefighters responded to the home at 3189 Main Street just after 1 a.m. after family members smelled smoke and saw flames coming from the kitchen area.

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<![CDATA[Police Address Dangerous Swatting Trend ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/Hart_Dispatch_Racial_Slur_PKG_072413.jpg
It's called swatting and police in Connecticut say it's becoming all too common.]]>
<![CDATA[Fishing Season Opens]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:39:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/38dd29583e4e4261897c79c4bdb56b3b.jpg
Images from opening day of the 2014 fishing season in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Vandals Strike Camp for Kids in Lyme]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/camp+claire+vandalism.jpg
State police are looking for the person or people who caused thousands of dollars of damage to Camp Claire in Lyme.

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Part of Route 83 in Ellington]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:50:21 -0400
At least one person was injured in a crash on Route 83 in Ellington and part of the road is closed.]]>
<![CDATA[Part of Route 1 in Darien Closed ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:42:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+1+in+Darien+1200.jpg
Route 1 in Darien is closed at exit 11 to Interstate 95 South because of a three-car crash.

Photo Credit: Darien Police]]>
<![CDATA[Route 2A Closed at Route 12 in Preston]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+2A+in+Preston+closed.JPG
Route 2A is closed at Route 12 in Preston due to emergency pole replacement after an earlier crash.]]>
<![CDATA[Good Friday Walk Helps Fight Poverty and Homelessness]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:32:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/goodfridaywalk041814.jpg
More than 100 people spent their Good Friday morning walking in an effort to fight poverty and homelessness.]]>
<![CDATA[Silver Alert Issued for Missing Elderly Hartford Man ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:47:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mateo+collazo+silver+alert.jpg
Mateo Collazo was last seen at 403 Capitol Avenue around 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Collazo was wearing a blue jacket, black or tan pants, a brown hat and he was carrying a white shopping bag, according to police.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police]]>
<![CDATA[NoRA Cupcakes Make List of Best in the U.S. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:37:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NoRa+50+Shades+of+Chocolate.jpg
NoRA cupcakes make list of the 101 best cupcakes in America.

Photo Credit: NoRa Cupcake Company]]>
<![CDATA[Stafford Springs Couple Killed in Massachusetts Crash]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:05:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_12161325.jpg
Two Stafford Springs, Conn. residents were killed in a crash on the Mass Turnpike in Framingham early Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Trying to Steal Purse, Knocking Victim to Ground]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:38:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Richard+Labouliere1200.JPG
Bristol police have arrested a local man who is accused of trying to steal a 57-year-old woman’s purse and knocking her to the ground in the process.

Photo Credit: Bristol Police]]>
<![CDATA[Car Rolls Over on Prospect Street on the Hamden-New Haven Line]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Prospect+Street+rollover.jpg
Hamden police are asking drivers to avoid using Prospect Street on the Hamden-New Haven line because a car flipped over.

Photo Credit: Erik Steckis @DXFlounder]]>
<![CDATA[Greenwich Hostage Situation Call Was a Hoax: Cops]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:06:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Greenwich+hostage+call+1200.jpg
Greenwich police received an alarming call just before 8 p.m. on Thursday from someone who called 911, claiming to be armed and holding several people hostage at a home on Round Hill Road.]]>
<![CDATA[Large Fire Damages Tobacco Barn, 5 Houses]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:11:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Windsor+fire+tobacco+barn+destroyed.jpg
The East Windsor Fire Department and firefighters from several nearby communities has been battling a large fire that has damaged a tobacco shed and nearby mobile homes and displaced five families.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Who Drowned in Lake Wepawaug Walked Away from Crash: Cops]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:17:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/orange+body+scene.jpg
Police identified the man who drowned in Lake Wepawaug in Orange Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspects Sought in Multiple Burglaries Across Naugatuck Valley]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/VALLEY+ROBBERIES.jpg
Police are looking for a couple of burglars after they were caught on camera breaking into a local business.

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<![CDATA[Memorial Built to Honor Soliders Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:35:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6ppmemorialstill041727.jpg
Work is now underway on a memorial honoring the Connecticut men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Pulled From Burning Home in West Hartford]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:57:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Firefighters responded to 15 Brainard Road around noon. They found the man unconscious in the house and pulled him to safety, according to fire officials.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Injured, 2 Cats Missing in Colchester Fire]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:05:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Colchester+fire+1200.jpg
One firefighter was injured while battling a fire at a home on O'Connell Road in Colchester on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck in Moosup Hit-and-Run]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:57:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Plainfield Police are investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian.]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest Made in New Haven Teen Murder]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:54:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nh+shooting+scene.jpg
New Haven police have arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with the murder of another teen.]]>
<![CDATA[Missing 3-Year-Old Coventry Boy Found]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:46:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Coventry+missing+boy+1200.jpg
A 3-year-old Coventry boy who was missing for an hour has been found. He is fine and was in the woods.

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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Washes Out Part of Road in Thomaston]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+water+main+thomaston.jpg
Part of Waterbury Road in Thomaston has been washed out because of a large water main break this morning and drivers are asked to avoid using Waterbury Road and Thomaston Avenue near the Thomaston-Waterbury town...

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<![CDATA[Congress Members Tackle State’s Heroin Problem]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:47:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tainted+heroin1.jpg
Heroin use is on the rise in Connecticut and elected officials are coming together to address the problem.]]>
<![CDATA[New London Police Searching for Galaxy Convenience Store Robbers]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:38:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+London+police.jpg
Police responded to Galaxy Convenience Store, at 121 Montauk Avenue in New London, at 9:18 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a report of an armed robbery.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigating Home Invasion In Bristol ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Bristol Police are searching for a man who forced his way into the apartment of a young women on Wednesday night and threatened her.]]>
<![CDATA[Cromwell Man Accused of Selling $5 Million in Fake Diplomas]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:10:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/diploma1.jpg
A Cromwell man is facing federal charges, accused of selling $5 million worth of fake diplomas around the world.

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<![CDATA[Teen Runs Across Shoreline for Cancer]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/TeenRunsAcrossShorelineForCancer041614.jpg
A senior at Suffield High School is challenging himself to run the entire Connecticut shoreline in just five days.]]>
<![CDATA[Thomaston to Receive New Emergency Radio System]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:02:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/THOMCOPRADIOPIC4162014.jpg
Work is underway at the Thomaston Police Department to install a new state-of-the-art radio communications system.]]>
<![CDATA[Cities and Towns Receive $4 Million to Clean Up Blight]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:26:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/MALLOYBLIGHT.jpg
Nearly $4 million in state grant money will be distributed among two dozen Connecticut communities to fix up blighted properties.]]>
<![CDATA[Bridgeport Police Undergo Active Shooter Training]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/530PBRIDGEPORTSTILL041614DOUG.jpg
Bridgeport police and school resource officers gathered at Cesar Batalla School for active shooter training Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[New Plan Allows Police to Weigh In on Liquor Permits]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:59:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/nhnightclubs04162014.jpg
A new plan, just approved by the Public Safety Committee, would give New Haven's police chief the opportunity to continue to weigh in when an establishment tries to renew its liquor license with the...]]>
<![CDATA[East Haven Police Seek to Begin Using Body Cameras]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/easthavenpd04162014.jpg
East Haven police officers may soon have another piece of equipment to wear while they're on the job: body cameras.

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<![CDATA[Music Teacher Inappropriately Touched Young Students: Police]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:51:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/monroe+sex+assault+mug.jpg
A 68-year-old music teacher from Monroe is facing charges after reportedly touching young students inappropriately, police said.

Photo Credit: Monroe Police Department]]>