<![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-usSun, 20 Aug 2017 00:15:40 -0400Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:15:40 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Full List of CT #ClearTheShelters Locations for Today]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:01:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/170803_CTS_LocationMapPost.jpg
Full list of Clear the Shelter locations in Connecticut for August 19.
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<![CDATA[Man Seriously Injured in Forklift Accident in Ansonia]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:46:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ansonia+police+cruiser+generic1.jpg
A worker was critically injured in a forklift accident in Ansonia Saturday.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Man Seriously Injured in Hamden Shooting]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:26:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+badge+generic.jpg
A 27-year-old New Haven man was seriously injured in a shooting in Hamden Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Man Found Dead in Shetucket River in Norwich]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:35:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/man+found+dead+in+Shetucket+River+in+Norwich.jpg
Police have identified a man whose body was found in the Shetucket River in Norwich last month after asking for help from the public to determine who he is.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Untimely Death in South Windsor]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:25:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_tape_lights_generic23.jpg
South Windsor police are investigating the untimely death of a man found in his home on Palmer Drive Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[58 Underage Drinking Referrals at Florida Georgia Line Show]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:02:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FGL-CONCERT-RESPONSE.jpg
Hartford police made 58 underage drinking referrals Friday night in the parking lots of a Florida Georgia Line Concert at the Xfinity Theatre.

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<![CDATA[Bodies of 2 Missing Fishermen Recovered Off Fairfield Coast]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:09:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FAIRFIELD-FISHERMEN-SEARCH.jpg
The bodies of two fishermen who were swept out into the water while fishing at Penfield Reef Saturday have been recovered, officials said.

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<![CDATA[3-Year-Old Hurt After Getting Ahold of Parent's Gun: Police]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:49:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford00000000.jpg
A 3-year-old is recovering from a gunshot wound after getting ahold of his father’s gun, according to Hartford police.
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<![CDATA[Police ID Pedestrian Killed in Stamford Crash]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:51:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stamford+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
A pedestrian was struck and killed in Stamford Thursday night and police have identified the man after reaching out to the public for help in figuring out who he was.

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<![CDATA[Sights From Clear The Shelters 2017]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:57:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/happiness+adoption.jpeg


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<![CDATA[Pets Adopted at Clear The Shelters 2017]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:43:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*213/austin+and+mikka.jpeg


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<![CDATA[Four State Swimming Areas Closed Through the Weekend]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:29:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DEEP-BEACH-CLOSED.jpg
Four Connecticut state beaches are closed to swimmers this weekend after they tested high for bacteria and algae.

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut on Amazon Devices: 'Alexa, Tell Me The News']]> Thu, 04 May 2017 14:03:04 -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 and Dot owners can now listen to top stories from NBC Connecticut through Alexa's Flash Briefing.

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<![CDATA[Lanes Closed on I-84 in Middlebury After Crash]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:38:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MIDDLEBURY-CRASH.jpg
Interstate 84 eastbound is closed in Middlebury after a tractor-trailer carrying juice crashed Saturday morning, according to Connecticut State Police.

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<![CDATA[3 Transported to Hospital Following Serious Dayville Crash]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:07:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dayville-Serious-Crash.jpg
Three people were transported to the hospital after a crash in Dayville on Friday night.Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications tweeted photos of the crash on Putnam Pike at 7:29 p.m.The photos show...

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<![CDATA[Rescue Pet Becomes Therapy Dog in Mystic]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:48:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bella-CTS-Mystic.jpg
From tough beginnings to better lives, rescue pets often inspire people with their perseverance. In fact, one Connecticut dog is changing lives with her story.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Open Draw Held Friday]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:45:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut-Open-2017.jpg
It is the 20th year of women’s tennis in New Haven and the singles draw for the 2017 Connecticut Open is set. Rain delayed some of Friday’s qualifying matches and the draw ceremony also had to be...

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<![CDATA[Groton Hit Hard By School Funding Cuts]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:36:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Groton-Public-Schools-BOE.jpg
Governor Dannel Malloy announcement about changes in state education funding means Groton Public Schools are facing about $17.5 million worth of cuts in state aid.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Killing Niece in Stratford Double Shooting]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:51:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael-Catchings.JPG
A 21-year-old man is accused of killing his niece after police said he was involved in a double shooting in Stratford over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Girl, 11, Raises Money For Connecticut Humane Society]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:23:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rachelfundraiserpets.jpg
The Connecticut Humane Society in Newington is gearing up for Clear The Shelters on Saturday, however, on Friday one little girl thought the organization could use just a special surprise.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Man Witnessed Barcelona Attack and Jumped to Safety]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:16:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Arnaldo+Falcon+Barcelona.jpg
A ticket to Barcelona, Spain was the graduation gift of a lifetime for Arnaldo Falcon, of New Haven. His father gave it to him to celebrate all Falcon’s accomplishments at Southern Connecticut State University.

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<![CDATA[Man Steals from Grieving Family While Paying Condolences: PD]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:51:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Miguel+Estrada+mug+shot.jpg
A Vernon man is accused of stealing from a grieving family when he went to their home with someone who went to provide comfort after the loss of a family member.

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<![CDATA[Men Attack Man on Dance Floor of West Hartford Bar]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:05:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Los+Imperios.JPG
Three men assaulted another man on the dance floor at Los Imperios in West Hartford and police are asking anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

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<![CDATA[Impaired Woman Drove Wrong Way on Route 9: Police ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:44:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jennifer+West+of+Tolland+mug+shot.jpg
A 47-year-old Tolland woman is accused of driving under the influence and going the wrong way on Route 9 in Middletown early Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Children in Deplorable Conditions Ate Dog Food Off Floor: PD]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:17:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chloe+Edwards.jpg
A Middletown mother has been arrested after police officers found her children living in deplorable conditions and eating dog food off the floor, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Dog Attacks Animal Control Officer at Mansfield Animal Shelter]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:28:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mansfield+animal+control+dog+attack.jpg
A dog attacked an animal control officer at the Mansfield animal shelter on Friday morning and the officer has serious injuries.

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<![CDATA[Mother, 9-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Waterbury]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:31:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Anthony-Rutherford.jpg
Police say a 29-year-old mother and her 9-year-old daughter were killed in a Waterbury apartment on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[State Plans Funding Cuts for Dozens of School Districts]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20160928+Classroom+Generic.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced changes in state funding for education in the absence of a state budget, which will result in less funding for 54 school districts and no Education Cost Sharing Funding for...

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<![CDATA[Four Connecticut Swimming Areas Closed]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:52:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Danger+sign+at+Silver+Sands+in+Milford+original.jpg
Four Connecticut swimming areas are closed after water tests revealed high bacteria levels or blue-green algae, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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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[Shellfish Farming Meets Strong Opposition in Waterford]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:30:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Niantic+River+shellfish+farm+proposal.jpg
A plan to farm scallops and oysters on the Niantic River met strong opposition from residents at a community meeting for the Waterford East Lyme Shellfish Commission.

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<![CDATA[Dog Abandoned in East Windsor Needs a Home ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:39:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Reagan+East+Windsor+photo.jpg
A dog was abandoned in East Windsor and police are trying to find him a forever home.

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<![CDATA[East Haven Animal Shelter Giving Dogs Special Training]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:35:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/training+dogs+east+haven.jpg
The East Haven Animal Shelter is gearing up for Clear the Shelters and getting their dogs ready with some special training.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Burglary at East Granby Citgo Station]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:36:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Burglary+at+Citgo+in+East+Granby.JPG
State Police are investigating a burglary at a Citgo gas station at 2 School Street in East Granby.

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<![CDATA[Condos Raised to Fix Crumbling Foundation]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:52:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/crumbling-foundations-condo.jpg
Eight attached condos lifted right off their foundation on Thursday as crews worked on the failing concrete basements underneath.

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<![CDATA[Packaging Guidelines Leave Union Teen With Denied Insurance Claim]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:59:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*213/COPY+MACHINE+RETURN+51.JPG
A Union teen who has successfully shipped thousands of dollars in goods said he was puzzled when UPS denied a recent insurance claim due to insufficient packaging.

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<![CDATA[Travel Options for Monday’s Solar Eclipse]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:02:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Safe_Ways_to_View_Solar_Eclipse.jpg
Since Connecticut doesn’t fall in Monday’s solar eclipse’s path of totality, eager viewers will have to drive several hours south to get the full experience and experts suggest doing so sooner rather than...]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Registrars of Voters Office Fined 2014 Elections]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:15:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford-registrar-of-voters2.jpg
The Office of the Hartford Registrars of Voters has received a fine of nearly $10,000 for the debacle that unfolded at polling locations across the city on election day in November 2014.

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<![CDATA[Red Sox Want to Change Name of Yawkey Way]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:47:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/C8gDp5gUQAEehTa.jpg
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he wants to see the name of Yawkey Way changed.

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<![CDATA[Old Saybrook Man To Ride in Survivor Jersey At Closer to Free]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:49:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mike-Wasyl.jpg
Elle Wasyl lost her father to pancreatic cancer 12 years ago and her husband Mike’s mother was a breast cancer survivor.

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<![CDATA[New Britain Fire Chief on Leave Pending Investigation]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:29:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New-Britain-Fire-Chief-Ronalter.jpg
The New Britain fire chief will be on paid administrative leave starting today pending an investigation into racial bias.

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<![CDATA[Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:27:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cover+photo1.png
Our team of meteorologists has issued a First Alert for strong to potentially severe thunderstorms today.
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<![CDATA[Man, Wife, Daughters Charged After Dispute That Led to Death]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:41:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Waldo+Gonzalez+mug+shot.jpg
A man, his wife and their two teenage daughters have been arrested in connection with a dispute between families that police said led to a homicide.

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<![CDATA[Your Local Solar Eclipses Parties and Events]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:41:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/total+solar+eclipse.jpg
Don’t get left in the dark this solar eclipse. Check out your local solar eclipse viewing party and remember to be safe as you view this exciting natural phenomena.

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<![CDATA[72-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Car in Bridgeport]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:53:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+police+cruiser+2.jpg
A 72-year-old man was struck by a car in Bridgeport Thursday morning and has died.

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<![CDATA[Second Teen Charged in Murder of Danbury Teen]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:30:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Danbury+Police+generic.jpg
Police have charged a second teen with murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Danbury.

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<![CDATA[Mixed Reviews About Tax-Free Week Amid State Deficit]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:27:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Back+to+school+shopping.jpg
Connecticut’s annual sales tax-free week will go on as planned and there are mixed reviews as it happens during a time the state faces a massive deficit.

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