<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:27:34 -0500 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:27:34 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Some Connecticut Public Housing Families Make Over $100k]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:27:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Capture26.PNG
Connecticut has 144 families living in federally-funded public housing with salaries higher than the income limit for public housing.

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<![CDATA[CT Jackpot Towns Dig Out From Heavy Snow ]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:58:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ctjackpottowns.jpg
From 13 inches in Vernon to nearly a foot of snow in Manchester and Glastonbury, there was plenty of cleaning up to do long after the snow stopped in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Fire Department Responding to Avon Fire]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:26:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/avonfire.jpg
The fire department is on the scene of a fire in Avon, police confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Route 6 Open in Killingly After Trees, Wires Down]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:59:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_24392.jpg
Route 6 is reopened in Killingly after being closed because of wires and trees down.

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<![CDATA[911 Service Was Out in Killingly on Friday]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:48:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_24331.jpg
Tolland County Mutal Aid was taking over all 911 calls in Killingly on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Warren Man Convicted in 2012 Drug-Related Murder Trial]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:38:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs+hand+cuffs.jpg
A Warren man has been convicted of all nine counts, including felony murder, related to a home invasion turn murder in 2012.]]>
<![CDATA[Tractor Trailers Stuck on I-84 East in Union]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:55:50 -0500
Travel has become treacherous around much of the state as of late Friday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Power Still Out Throughout Connecticut ]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:02:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Feb+5+snow+in+Bristol.jpg
Power is out for more than 38,300 households and businesses across Connecticut on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Merritt Parkway Reopens in Fairfield]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:03:03 -0500
Both sides of the Merritt Parkway were closed in Fairfield because of several crashes, but they have since reopened.]]>
<![CDATA[UPDATE: DMV Cancels All Road Tests for Friday Due to Weather]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:57:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-502299521.jpg
The Department of Motor Vehicles has cancelled all road tests for Friday.

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<![CDATA[Snow Totals for Feb. 5]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:41:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Milford+snow.jpg
The snow is still coming down, so these preliminary snow totals are going to grow.

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<![CDATA[Newington Supt. Defends Decision to Keep Schools Open]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:42:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Newington_Superintendent_Says_There_Were_No_Issues_1200x675_616846915938.jpg
While many schools across Connecticut are closed because of snow, Newington schools are open today and several parents and students are not happy about it.

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<![CDATA[Wilbur Cross Parkway Southbound Reopens in North Haven]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:03:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tree+comes+down+on+Wilbur+Cross+in+North+Haven+1200.jpg
A tree came down across part of the Wilbur Cross Parkway in North Haven and the southbound side of the road was closed for awhile near the rest area at exit 63.

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<![CDATA[All UConn Campuses Closed Today]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:19:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Senator_Wants_College_SPending_Oversight_1200x675_446416963961.jpg
All UConn campuses are closed for the day because of the snow.

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<![CDATA[Residents Evacuated After Southbury Fire]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:14:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/firefighter-generic-san-die.jpg
Residents have been evacuated from a housing complex in Southbury after fire broke out.

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<![CDATA[Student With Down Syndrome Wins Basketball Game for Team]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:54:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_01372.jpg
It was Kennedy Middle School's last basketball game of the season in Southington. The school was up against its rival: Joseph A. Depaolo Middle School.

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<![CDATA[2 Cops Shot, Will Survive: Sources]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:40:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/officers+shot+2_WNBC_000000010308963.jpg
Two NYPD officers were shot while on routine patrol inside a public housing complex in the Bronx Tuesday night, but both are expected to be survive, law enforcement sources say.
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<![CDATA[Wallingford Residents: 'We're Ready']]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:21:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/walliingfordstill020416.jpg
From plow drivers to commuters, people in Wallingford said they are ready for the storm and the half a foot of snow it could bring.]]>
<![CDATA[Roads Can't be Treated Prior to Snow Storm: DOT]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:27:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-163164091.jpg
The roads "probably" can't be treated before the storm heading to Connecticut on Friday, the Department of Transportation told NBC Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Teacher Investigated for Being Inappropriate with Student]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:25:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Classroom-School-GettyImages-470622795.jpg
A New Haven Public School teacher is under investigation for alleged inappropriate conduct with an Engineering and Science University Magnet School student, the mayor's office told NBC Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Power Outage in Multiple UConn Buildings]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+campus+new+sign+generic.jpg
Multiple buildings at UConn in Storrs was experiencing power outages, a spokesperson confirmed with NBC Connecticut on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[New Killingly Principal on Leave for 'Very Private' Allegations]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:18:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Classroom-School-GettyImages-470622795.jpg
The new Killingly principal was placed on administrative leave today for a "very private, personnel matter based allegations that were made by staff," the school's superintendent told NBC Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Proposed Laws: No Guns Under Restraining Orders or While Drinking]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:20:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/guns1.PNG
Gov. Malloy has proposed two bills that would prohibit anyone subjected to a temporary restraining order from possessing a firearm and anyone drinking from carrying one.

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<![CDATA[Snow Closes Schools, Knocks Out Power]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:31:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Britain+snow+Feb+5+2016+.jpg
Power is out for more than 54,000 homes and businesses and hundreds of schools are closed on Friday as Connecticut deals the first snowstorm of February.

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<![CDATA[Man in 'Chicken Coop' Gang Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Sale]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:22:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/crackcocainegeneric.jpg
A member of the "Chicken Coop" gang in Hartford has been sentenced to six years for distributing crack cocaine, the federal prosecutor's office said.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Malloy Proposes More Access to Overdose Reversal Drugs]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:27:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloypic02172015.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed legislation to increase the access to overdose reversal drugs amid the high number of heroin deaths in the state.

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<![CDATA[Roads Affected After Crew Hit Gas Main in West Hartford]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:24:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Flastbush+and+New+Park+West+Hartford+closed+new.jpg
Part of Flatbush Avenue in a busy area of West Hartford is closed on Thursday afternoon after a construction crew hit a gas line.

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<![CDATA[Bond Lowered for Man Accused of Faking Cancer]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:02:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TYLER+TOMER+1200.jpg
A Wallingford, Connecticut man is accused of pretending to have terminal brain cancer, then accepting more than $20,000 donated at benefits held in his honor.

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<![CDATA[Marinello Schools of Beauty Shutting Down]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:25:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Marinello+school+of+beauty.jpg
The Marinello Schools of Beauty locations in Connecticut, as well as all other locations in the country, are closing this week, according to a statement from the public relations firm representing the schools.

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<![CDATA[Police Seize 1,800 Bags of Heroin in Hartford]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:19:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+Ward+Street+Heroin+bust+1200.jpg
Police investigating heroin sales in Hartford seized 1,800 bags of heroin as well as several guns, found a stash house at a hotel in Windsor and arrested two people.

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<![CDATA[Route 1 in Waterford Reopens]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:54:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/206*120/Generic+Police+Generic+Lights+Generic+Police+Lights.JPG
Part of Route 1 was shut down in Waterford this morning after a crash.

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<![CDATA[Lunchbox Prompted Evacuation of Derby Court]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:05:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+barracks.jpg
The courthouse in Derby was evacuated on Thursday morning after a lunchbox or a container was mistaken for a suspicious package.]]>
<![CDATA[Power Restored at Lebanon Schools]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:05:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-0806151.jpg
Power was out at Lebanon schools after a vehicle hit a pole on Waterman Road on Thursday morning, but is has since been restored.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect in Crash That Killed College Student Due in Court]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:13:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/james-sposito.jpg
A New London man suspected in a hit-and-run that killed a Connecticut College student in December will be in court on Thursday for an arraignment.

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<![CDATA[Mom of 2-Year-Old Girl Found Wandering in Bristol Charged]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:20:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bristol+police+and+Rachelle+Marie+Collin.jpg
A 2-year-old girl was found wandering the streets in Bristol on Thursday night and police have charged the little girl's mother with risk of injury to a child.

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<![CDATA[Kent Considers Plan to Arm Teachers With Guns]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:11:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KentCenterSchool.jpg
Kent could be the first town in Connecticut to go beyond school resource officers and active shooter drills when it comes to school security. The Board of Selectmen is going to present a plan that would...

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<![CDATA[Map Shows People Without Power in Connecticut]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:51:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/011016+rain+weather+generic.jpg
A number of people are without power on Wednesday night as the weather persists, Eversource said.

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<![CDATA[Street Light Down in Newington]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:10:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/FullSizeRender85.jpg
A street light came down in Newington on Wednesday night, police confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Bristol Water Main Break May Affect Customers]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:59:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/water-faucet-generic.jpg
A water main broke on Old Farms Road in Bristol on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[1 Injured After Car Hits Tree in Hamden]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:02:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_18891.jpg
Police are responding to a serious accident in Hamden.

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<![CDATA[How to Read a Price Tag]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:24:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-a0022-000070.jpg
Decoding a price tag just got easier, but you're going to need your reading glasses for this one. The real deal is in the top right or bottom left corner.

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<![CDATA[Silver Alert: South Windsor Woman, 83, Found]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:37:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/theresapelkey.jpg
An 83-year-old woman from South Windsor went missing on Tuesday, police said.

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<![CDATA[SCSU's Forum on Islam Draws Hundreds]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:38:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_28952.jpg
Southern Connecticut State's Forum on Islam this afternoon drew some 200 people, some more familiar with Islamic customs than others, but all aware it's not always easy to be Muslim.

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<![CDATA[School Employee Accused of Attempting to Molest Officer: PD]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:52:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DAVID-DESROSIERS.jpg
A Windsor school employee is being accused of attempting to molest an officer, police confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Rain Continues Into Tonight]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:56:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Clouds+CT%281%29.png
The first storm to impact Connecticut this February will be 100 percent rain and it will be heavy at times, so NBC Connecticut has declared today a First Alert Weather Day.
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<![CDATA[Warm Weather Poses Challenge for Ice Fishing]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:55:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/No+ice+1200.jpg
Kicking off February with temperatures in the 50s and 60s has been less than ideal for people itching for winter weather, especially for those who count on freezing conditions during the winter season.

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<![CDATA[East Hartford Man Speeding on Highway Arrested for DUI: Police]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:42:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eliasguzman.jpg
A driver weaving and speeding on I-84 was arrested early Wednesday for driving under the influence, State Police said.

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<![CDATA[Woman's Body Found in West Haven Surf: Police]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:53:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/westhaven.jpg
A woman's body has been found in the surf off Leonard Street in West Haven, police said.

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