<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usFri, 24 Mar 2017 22:08:53 -0400Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:08:53 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Photos from Niantic House Fire on Mar. 24. 2017]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:33:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Niantic-Fire-3.jpg


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<![CDATA[UConn Coach’s Speech Getting Attention Year Later ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_684250709082.jpg
Coach Geno Auriemma, for the UConn Women’s Basketball team, spoke at a press conference during the 2016 Final Four about the importance of values on the court.

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<![CDATA[Crews Battling Fire at Contemporary Niantic Home ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:56:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Niantic-Fire-31.jpg
Fire crews are on the scene of a home ablaze in Niantic.

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<![CDATA[Torrington Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:44:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Jonathan-Ryan.jpg
A Torrington man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Priest Guilty of Giving Ammo, More to Teen Sentenced]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:13:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Paul+Gotta+1200.jpg
A former Connecticut priest who plead guilty to providing a teenager with ammunition and explosives powder in 2012 has been sentenced, the U.S. attorney's office said.]]>
<![CDATA[FedEx Truck Fire Closes Lanes on Bradley Connector]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:08:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Bradley+Connector+from+Brad+Hastings+1200.jpg
Two lanes are closed on Route 20 West in Windsor Locks because of a tractor-trailer fire.

Photo Credit: Brad Hastings]]>
<![CDATA[Connecting You to March of Dimes Events]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:16:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/March+of+Dimes.png
NBC Connecticut is once again a proud partner in the March of Dimes Run For Babies, March For Babies and Superhero Sprint.Join us on April 30 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. When you participate

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut on Echo: 'Alexa, Tell Me The News']]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:14:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amazon-echo.jpg
There's a new way to find out what's going on in Connecticut: Ask Alexa. Amazon Echo owners can now listen to top stories from NBC Connecticut through Alexa's Flash Briefing. Just opt in to NBC Connecticut...

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<![CDATA[Hamden Police Investigate Robbery of Pizza Delivery Driver, Similar Incident]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:49:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+badge+generic.jpg
Hamden Police are investigating whether a robbery of a Pizza delivery driver on Wednesday is related to a similar incident on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[State Warns Residents About Work-from-Home Job Offers]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:59:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stuffing+envelopes+from+home+scam.JPG
The state Department of Consumer Protection is warning residents about what they are calling a work from home "scam" that promises $1,000 per week for stuffing envelopes at home.

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<![CDATA[Meriden Restaurant Gives Up Liquor Permit After Shooting]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:04:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Meriden+Police+Department+January+2017.jpg
A Meriden restaurant voluntarily canceled its liquor permit with the state after a weekend shooting there.

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<![CDATA[Massachusetts Man Accused of Stealing Jewelry from Glastonbury Home]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:18:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/George+Anderson+Glastonbury+mug+shot+.jpg
A Massachusetts man is accused of stealing more than $23,000 worth of jewelry and other items from a Glastonbury home in May 2015.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Educators Concerned About Teaching Standards]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:15:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20160928+Classroom+Generic.jpg
A group of educators in Connecticut says the state is lowering the bar to meet the demand for new teachers.

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<![CDATA[2 Teens Arrested After Chase That Sent Trooper to Hospital]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:20:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chad+Barrett+and+Nathan+Cordell.jpg
Two teenagers accused of leading police on a chase that ended with a state trooper in the hospital have been arrested.

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<![CDATA[New App Release Features Apple Watch, Push Alert Customization]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:20:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/appwatcch3a.jpg
Check out the new features in our latest app release.
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<![CDATA[Where to Eat for New Haven Restaurant Week ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Barcelona+Wine+Bar.jpg
Appreciate the cuisine of New Haven during the week of April 2-7.

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<![CDATA[Tuition Increases Recommended for 17 CT Colleges ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:18:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ccsu+generic.jpg
The president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, which includes 17 state colleges and universities other than UConn, said in a statement to students and families that he is recommending a tuition...]]>
<![CDATA[2 Trains Sideswipe at NYC Station, No Injuries Reported]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:19:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/NJT+Train+Damage+2.png
An Amtrak train bound for Washington, D.C., had a minor derailment as it was leaving New York's Penn Station at the height of Friday's morning rush, bumping an NJ Transit train and shattering windows but causing...

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<![CDATA[Country Club Road in Avon Remains Closed During Investigation Into Fatal Bus Crash]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:02:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AVON-BUS-CRASH.jpg
Country Club Road in Avon will remain closed until 2 p.m. Friday as police investigate the accident that killed a school bus driver Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[New Britain Officer Gets Into Crash Responding to Scene]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:19:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Officer+Involved+Crash+in+New+Britain.JPG
A New Britain police officer was involved in a crash while responding to the scene of another crash early Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Bridgeport Woman Suspected in Uncle’s Murder: Police]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:12:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tynisha+Hall+Bridgeport+mug+shot.jpg
A Bridgeport woman is accused of killing her disabled uncle and has been charged with murder.

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<![CDATA[Tolland Truck Fire Closes I-84]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Tolland+Alert+truck+fire+7.jpg
These photos show the damage caused when a Goya truck caught fire on I-84 in Tolland this morning.

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<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Fire Caused Delays on I-84 in Tolland]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:17:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/184*120/tttolland.jpg
Two lanes are now getting by after a tractor-trailer fire that closed part of Interstate 84 in Tolland early Friday morning.

Photo Credit: @TollandAlert]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford School District Lays Out New Plan for Student Safety]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:28:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+Public+High+School+sign++.jpg
Hartford Public schools held the first of several public forums Thursday night on ensuring student safety.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect Showed Note Demanding Money From Milford Bank]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:06:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford-bank-robbery.jpg
A man demanded money through a note at a Milford bank on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Crumbling Foundations Revealed in Several Commercial Buildings]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:28:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crumbling-Foundations-Generic.jpg
Since the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters broke the crumbling foundations story in July of 2015, the focus has been on the financial burden plaguing hundreds of homeowners in Hartford, Tolland and Windham...

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<![CDATA[Mohegan Sun Breaks Ground on Exposition Center]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:52:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Mohegan-Sun-Expo-Center.jpg
As Mohegan Sun breaks ground on its new exposition and convention center, staff is also planning to build up Connecticut's job force.

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<![CDATA[Women From Peru Collect Donations for Country's Flood Victims ]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/peru-connecticut-donations.jpg
Voracious rains, flooded rivers and mudslides are filling the streets of Peru taking homes, belonging and lives.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' to Replace Coffee Coolatta With New Frozen Coffee]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:22:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-118817089.jpg
Say goodbye to the coffee Coolatta and hello to a new frozen coffee beverage.

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<![CDATA[Our New Home Page: What You Need to Know]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:45:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cthomepage1.jpg
Giving you the information you need as fast as possible — that’s the guiding principle for the new NBCConnecticut.com home page, which has been revamped to highlight live video and the news you need to...
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<![CDATA[North Branford Considering Changes to Town’s 911 Dispatch Center]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:05:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/North-Branford-Police-Department.jpg
A special meeding in North Branford on Thursday night will review how to improve the town's 911 dispatch center.

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<![CDATA[Tow Company Helps Pay for Damage to Parked Vehicle]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:04:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jeep5.JPG
A Marlborough man sought help from NBC Connecticut Responds after a tow truck backed into a vehicle parked in his driveway.

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<![CDATA[Man Who Left Car Submerged in Milford Pond Arrested]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:04:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford-car-in-pond.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a car was found submerged in an icy Milford pond in January.

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<![CDATA[SRO Suspended Amid Inappropriate Conduct Allegations]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jeremie+elliot+new+haven+sro_1200.jpg
A New Haven school resource officer has been suspended and reassigned after he was accused of making inappropriate comments to a student and inviting her to his house for a full-body massage, according...

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<![CDATA[Bomb Scare at Target on Berlin Turnpike in Newington Unfounded]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/target+generic.jpg
The Target at 3265 Berlin Turnpike in Newington was evacuated after a bomb threat Thursday afternoon, but police officers did not find anything suspicious.

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<![CDATA[Your 'National Puppy Day' Photos]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:54:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Phil+from+Christie.jpg
March 23 marks National Puppy Day. In honor of this amazing holiday, we wanted to showcase some of the adorable photos that you shared with us of your special dogs.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Wethersfield Ambulance Chief Accused of Stealing from Volunteer Ambulance Association]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:50:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Philip+Lombardo+mug+shot.jpg
The former chief of the Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance Association (WVAA) is accused of using the association’s credit and debit cards to make purchases for his own benefit and has been arrested.

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<![CDATA[Death of Student Who Fell from Bar Roof Ruled an Accident ]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/taylor+lavoie+ccsu+student+angry+bull.jpg
The death of an 18-year-old Central Connecticut State University student who fell from the roof of a Hartford bar has been ruled an accident, according to the office of the chief medical examiner.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Bank Robbery in Waterbury]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:35:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Thomaston+Savings+Bank+robbery+Waterbury.jpg
Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Waterbury bank on Wednesday and they are looking for the robber.

Photo Credit: Waterbury Police
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<![CDATA[5-Year-Old Stratford Boy Appears on Ellen Again]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:56:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nate+and+Brielle+on+Ellen.jpg
Nate Seltzer, a 5-year-old from Stratford, amazed us with his geography knowledge on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last week and made Connecticut proud.

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<![CDATA[Gypsy Moths Threaten Trees in Southern Connecticut]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:07:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gypsy+Moth+Eggs.JPG
The gypsy moth could be back with a vengeance. The population has been on the rise for the last three years, threatening trees in Southern Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Unsettled Weather Moving in Today and This Weekend]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:25:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM12+Precip+Cloud+Floater+%282%291.png
Unsettled weather is moving in for today and the weekend. While the weekend won't be a complete washout, we are forecasting several chances for showers and even a wintry mix from Friday right through Monday.
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<![CDATA[Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge: Feds]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:13:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_court_gavel_generic_law.jpg
A gang member pleaded guilty to a federal murder charged for the death of a man in September 2011, according to federal officials.]]>
<![CDATA[I-84 Connector from Founders Bridge to I-84 East Closed for 2 Weekends]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:53:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+2+West+shot.jpg
The Interstate 84 Connector from the Founders Bridge -- Route 2 East -- to I-84 East in East Hartford will be closed for several weekends during reconstruction of Bridge 02375, according to the state Department...

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<![CDATA[Mom of Dead Baby Found in Reservoir Comes Forward to Police]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:08:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dead+body+at+reservoir+in+Harwinton+1200.jpg
The mother of a baby found dead at a reservoir in Harwinton Tuesday has come forward, Connecticut State Police said.

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<![CDATA[Layoffs Under Consideration, Unions Open to Concessions]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:27:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
Rank and file union members who work for the state of Connecticut are open to listening to ideas when it comes to possible pension or benefit concessions.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Residents Concerned for Healthcare Reform ]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:30:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HealthcareLatest032217.jpg
More than 100,000 people are covered by plans in Connecticut that were purchased on Access Health Connecticut and another 200,000 are covered under Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.]]>
<![CDATA[Bitter Cold Makes Spring Feel Like Winter ]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:03:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/18+degrees+in+Connecticut.JPG
The bitter cold continues after a cold front moved in Tuesday and the temperature will only get to around 37 today, despite normal temperatures for this time of year being 50 or 51.

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