<![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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:19:34 -0500 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:19:34 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Conn. Red Cross Heading to Massachusetts for Blizzard Help]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:02:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/American+Red+Cross+disaster+services+relief.jpg
Four volunteers from the American Red Cross in Connecticut are heading to Massachusetts to help residents recover from the Blizzard of 2015, which breached seawalls, left thousands without power and destroyed...

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<![CDATA[2 Hospitalized, House Destroyed After Brooklyn Fire]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:52:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SD-Fire-Engine-Generic.jpg
A house fire on Gunnar Drive in Brooklyn, Connecticut, sent two people to the hospital Wednesday evening.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot and Killed on Garden Street in Hartford]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+generic+3.JPG
A man was shot and killed Wednesday night in the area of 692 Garden Street in Hartford, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Contractors Cash in on Snow Removal]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:56:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/northhaven01282015.jpg
A day after the Blizzard of 2015 dropped double-digit snow totals across much of the state, contractors were still working to clear their own driveways – because they'd spend the past 24 hours plowing everyone...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Probe 2 Bristol Scenes Half a Mile Apart]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:23:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+shrub+road.jpg
Police are investigating two scenes in Bristol – one outside Seymour Park on Shrub Road and another at a home on Round Hill Road about half a mile away.

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<![CDATA[Metro-North Back Up and Running After Blizzard]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:43:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metro_north_still_011315.jpg
Metro-North service resumed its regular weekday schedule Wednesday after the Blizzard of 2015 dumped double-digit snow totals across most of Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[9-Year-Old Runs Over 12-Year-Old Brother With Bobcat]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:59:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Pepperell+MA+police.jpg
A 12-year-old boy was struck a Bobcat being driven by his 9-year-old brother in Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

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<![CDATA[First Responders Face New Challenges in Winter Weather]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:34:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/colchester+fire+generic.jpg
During the Blizzard of 2015, Colchester Fire Chief Walter Cox says his station was eerily quiet throughout the night while a statewide travel ban was in effect.]]>
<![CDATA[Derailment Jams Up Metro-North During Rush Hour]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:07:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metro+north+wednesday+night.jpg
The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating minor train derailment at New York City's Grand Central Terminal caused cancellations and major delays along the Metro-North New Haven Line during peak travel...

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<![CDATA[Bridgeport Plows Lend a Hand in New London]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:08:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southeastern+snow.jpg
Bridgeport plow drivers headed home Wednesday afternoon after lending a hand more than 60 miles across the shoreline in New London, one of the Connecticut communities hit hardest by the Blizzard of 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Bridgeport Mayor Threatened After MSNBC Appearance]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+mayor+bill+finch.jpg
After addressing the Blizzard of 2015 during a guest spot on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" with Al Sharpton, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch began to receive threatening messages, prompting a police investigation...

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<![CDATA[Woman Accosted During Strong-Arm Robbery Near Yale]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:06:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yale+university+security.jpg
Police are investigating after a robber accosted the wife of a Yale University affiliate who was walking near the edge of campus Tuesday afternoon and stole her backpack, according to a message from the...

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<![CDATA[Milford Man Accused of Forgery in Pennsylvania]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:53:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Milford+Police+cruiser1200.jpg
A Milford man wanted on forgery charges in Pennsylvania has been arrested, with help from the Milford police department.]]>
<![CDATA[Enfield Implements $75 Sidewalk Shoveling Fine]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:03:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enfield+dpw+snow+2.jpg
As the state continues to dig out after the Blizzard of 2015, the town of Enfield is implementing a "24 hour sidewalk clock," requiring residents to clear snow from their sidewalks by 5 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Glastonbury Home Burglars Caught in West Hartford: Cops]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:39:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Anthony+Pantano+III+and+Gordon+Clark.jpg
Police in West Hartford nabbed two people accused of breaking into a Glastonbury home and stealing passports and jewelry, among other items.

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<![CDATA[Snowfall Totals Across Connecticut ]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:45:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amston+snowfall.jpg
The Blizzard of 2015 dumped more than 30 inches of snow across some parts of the state. Here is a look at how much fell in many towns.

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<![CDATA[Woman Charged $3,000 to Stolen Card at Westfarms Mall]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:24:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/westfarms+stolen+card+suspect.jpg
Police are searching for the woman who used a stolen credit card to buy $3,000 worth of merchandise from the Westfarms Mall on Jan. 14.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead in Farmington Industrial Accident: Reports]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:15:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stanley+technologies+2.jpg
Emergency crews are responding to Stanley Acess Technologies at 65 Scott Swamp Road in Farmington after an accident was reported at the facility Wednesday afternoon.
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<![CDATA[Meriden Officer, Police Dog Hurt in Crash Outside Hospital]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:02:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/meriden+officer+ax+1.JPG
A K-9 officer in Meriden was hospitalized and his police dog taken to the vet Wednesday morning after another vehicle ran a red light and cut off his patrol car, causing a crash near MidState Medical Center...

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<![CDATA[New Britain Company Makes "Deflategate" Soda]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Deflated+ball+brew+dm+1200.jpg
Deflated footballs may be a controversy the New England Patriots are facing as they head to the Super Bowl, but the so-named "Deflategate" is a scandal with flavor that Connecticut soda company is drinking...

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<![CDATA[New Haven to Lift Parking Ban, Reopen Schools]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:29:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/snow+plows+in+new+haven+1200.jpg
New Haven is lifting the parking ban as of midnight and schools will be open on Thursday, according to the mayor’s office.

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<![CDATA[I-395 North Reopens in Waterford]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:17:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Waterford+crash+Interstate+395.jpg
Interstate 395 North was closed in the area of exit 77 in Waterford as police investigated a crash, but it is back open, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Mom Threatens Ex With Knife Near Son: Cops]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:11:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
An argument between two estranged parents over a tax refund escalated into a possible stabbing attempt in front of their child in Middletown, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shot While Running from Would-Be Robbers]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:54:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
A 31-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while he tried to run away from would-be robbers on Hamilton Street around 5:30 p.m., police said. It is one of two shootings within around half an hour in the city.

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<![CDATA[Delays Building After Crash in I-84 West in Plainville]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:53:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Delays+on+I84+West+in+Plainville+1200.jpg
Delays are building after a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 84 West in Plainville.

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<![CDATA[Evacuation After Gas Main Break in New Haven]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+gas+leak+james+Street.jpg
The building at 260 James Street in New Haven has been evacuated after a gas main break, according to officials from the New Haven Fire Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Victim of Lebanon House Fire Taken to Burn Unit]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:04:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+at+644+Beaumont+Highway+in+Lebanon+1200.jpg
A man in his 60s was taken to the Bridgeport Burn Unit to be treated for third-degree burns after being pulled from a burning house in Lebanon on Wednesday morning and another person is unaccounted for.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Residents to Move Cars From Schools]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:19:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/conn-snow-AP901764211704.jpg
Police are asking Hartford residents to remove their cars from school parking lots as school as possible so crews can clear them of snow and get them ready for students to return from school.

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<![CDATA[Shelters, Warming Centers Open]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/snow-generic.jpg
As blizzard conditions arrive in Connecticut, some cities and towns around the state have opening up shelters and warming centers to help keep residents safe.

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<![CDATA[Mail Delivery Resumes Today After Blizzard of 2015]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:47:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/521008019.jpg
There was no U.S. mail service in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island on Tuesday due to the blizzard, but it will resume on Wednesday, according to U.S. Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas.

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<![CDATA[Cancellations Linger at Bradley Airport After Blizzard]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:03:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bradley+post+blizzard.jpg
Air travel has resumed through Bradley International Airport in the wake of the Blizzard of 2015, but about 20 percent of flights were canceled Wednesday, most in the morning morning, according to airport...

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<![CDATA[Schools Delayed or Closed as State Digs Out]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:53:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+London+public+schools+1200.jpg
Connecticut residents continue to dig out after the Blizzard of 2015 dumped up to 33 inches of snow on the state and hundreds of schools are either closed for the day or opening late.

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<![CDATA[I-91 Crash Cleared]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:30:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/12815HartfordCrash+Edited.jpg
An I-91 crash in Hartford has cleared.

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<![CDATA[2 Hospitalized in Hartford Shooting]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:34:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic+new.jpg
Two people were hospitalized after a shooting in Hartford Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Seawall Collapses, Roads Closed Due to Flooding]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:24:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/marshfield.jpg
High tide Tuesday morning and evening have caused flooding in some areas of New England.

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<![CDATA[Man Robs Bristol Dollar Store]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:29:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+police+crusier_1200.jpg
Police are searching for the masked man who held up a Family Dollar store in Bristol as the blizzard was moving out Tuesday evening.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Attacked Neighbor With Snowblower: Cops]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:06:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Barbara+Davis.jpg
A 61-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she attacked her 60-year-old neighbor with a snowblower during the blizzard Tuesday in Arlington, Massachusetts. The victim's foot was lacerated when...

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<![CDATA[Babies Arrive Early During Blizzard of 2015]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:02:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blizzard+baby+2+edit.jpg
Whether because of changing pressure or the stress associated with an impending storm, more pregnant mothers tend to give birth during severe weather events, and the Blizzard of 2015 was no exception.

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<![CDATA[Flights Begin to Land at Bradley Airport]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:41:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bradley+airport+ARRIVALS.jpg
Bradley International Airport closed to air traffic at 7 p.m. Monday due to rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, and airport officials said no outgoing flights will take off until at least Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Eldery Man Suffers Heart Attack While Shoveling Snow]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:33:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Snow+Shovel+Generic.jpg
An elderly Trumbull resident suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow Tuesday, according to city officials.

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<![CDATA[National Guard Continues Post-Blizzard Aid]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/National+Guard+Stonington+Edited.jpg
While it's back to business at usual in some parts of the state Wednesday, more Connecticut National Guardsmen have been deployed to Stonington, where it could take days to dig out after blizzard dropped...

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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Fixed in Newington]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/water+faucet+generic.jpg
Emergency crews braved the elements to repair to an 8-inch water main break on Garfield Street in Newington, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[1,591 Lose Power in Greenwich]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:16:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/12715outagemapedited.jpg
About currently 1,591 Connecticut Light & Power customers are without power in Greenwich on the second day of a blizzard hitting the state.

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<![CDATA[Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Relaxes Rules]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:59:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/health-generic-.jpg
As snow continues to fall in Connecticut, a medical insurance provider is changing some guidelines in an effort to help patients affected by this storm.

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<![CDATA[Watch Days of Our Lives on CT Cozi TV]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:42:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/days77.jpg
Days of Our Lives will be shown on CT Cozi TV Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Metro-North Trains to Resume ]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:59:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metro+north+new+haven.jpg
After shutting down its trains during the blizzard, Metro-North will resume service on the New Haven line Tuesday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Bridgeport Residents Asked to Move Cars By 11 a.m. ]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+police+generic.jpg
The travel ban has been lifted for local roads in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, but officials in Bridgeport said the parking ban remains in effect and Mayor Bill Finch is asking residents to move their...

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<![CDATA[Residents Urged to Stay Off Roads]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:52:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/snow+plows+in+new+haven+1200.jpg
Snow continues to fall and residents of several communities are urged to stay off the roads while crews continue to clear streets.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Brave Blizzard to Battle Blaze]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:01:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Windsor+Tobacco+Shed+Fire+Edited.jpg
The weather is proving a challenge as firefighters battle a blaze at a tobacco shed in East Windsor.

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