<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 25 Jun 2016 16:01:35 -0400Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:01:35 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[State Steps Up Efforts to Curb Boating Under the Influence]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:56:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/198*120/boat_generic.jpg
Connecticut law enforcement will be participating in a nationwide crackdown this weekend on people who operate boats under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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<![CDATA[Six Families Displaced After Fire in New Haven]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:07:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+fire+web.jpg
Six families have been displaced after fire damaged multiple buildings in New Haven Friday.

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<![CDATA[Bear Found Shot in Canton]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DEEP+BEAR+FILE.jpg
State Environmental Conservation police are investigating after a bear was found shot dead in Canton Friday.

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<![CDATA[Dogs Found Abandoned in Woods in Hamden]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:11:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HAMDENABANDONEDDOGS+web.jpg
Hamden police are investigating after two dogs were found abandoned in crates Thursday, according to the Meriden Humane Society.

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<![CDATA[Canton Homeowner Bruised by Bear: Police]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:31:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bear-Generic.jpg
Canton police are reminding residents to be on the lookout for bears after an Atwater Road resident had a run-in Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Stray Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Hartford]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:53:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+generic+2.JPG
Hartford officials are reminding residents to be cautious around unfamiliar animals after a stray cat in the Blue Hills neighborhood tested positive for rabies.]]>
<![CDATA[Cromwell Police Arrest Man in Shooting Incident]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:40:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cromwell+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
A Cromwell man has been arrested on assault charges after a shooting early Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Dozens Turn out for Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:29:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wounded+Warrior+5k+web.jpg
In Groton on Saturday, people laced up their running shoes to raise money for wounded warriors.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Shooting in Hartford]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:27:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brook+St+shooting+web.jpg
Hartford, Connecticut, police are investigating a shooting that injured multiple people in the city’s North End Friday.

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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[Dirt Bikes Stolen from Thomaston Business]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:43:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thomaston+web.jpg
Police in Thomaston are investigating after someone stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of dirt bikes from a local business.]]>
<![CDATA[Conn. Democrats Continue Push for Gun Control Legislation]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:47:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dems+web.jpg
Connecticut senators and US representatives held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce they will not end their fight on gun control legislation.

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<![CDATA[Police Respond to Harassment Complaints at Local Mosque]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:40:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+mosque+web.jpg
Waterbury police have arrested a man in connection with taunts and harassment of members of the Masjid al Mustafa, a mosque on Schraffts Drive.

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<![CDATA[Groton Cancels Annual Fireworks Pre-Show]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:37:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/fireworks-generic-10.jpg
The approaching Independence Day holiday has some families preparing to head to Groton for their annual celebration. But this year, budget cuts mean part of the party will be missing.

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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Closes Bath Houses At Rocky Neck]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:39:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bathhouse+web.jpg
The bath houses at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme are closed because of a water main break at the park.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Beach Forecast]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:46:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Special+Touchscreen+Cap2.png
A top-10 beach weekend has arrived.]]>
<![CDATA[Yard Goats Lay Off 4 Front Office Employees]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:43:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dunkin%27-donuts-park1.jpg
The Hartford Yard Goats have laid off four front-office employees, according to NBC Connecticut sources.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut to Close Some Campgrounds Early, Alter Lifeguard Schedules]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:22:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hammonasset+4.JPG
Connecticut will close campsites at three state parks soon after July 4 and reduce lifeguard coverage at other parks in an effort to reduce operating costs.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Opioid Sparks Public Health Emergency in New Haven]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:20:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/opioid+warning_new+haven.jpg
A day after issuing a public health emergency in New Haven, authorities came out to warn drug users of a deadly mixture of drugs that killed two and hospitalized more than a dozen more.

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<![CDATA[Remains Stolen From Stratford Cemetery]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:21:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/urns+stolen_Stratford+cemetery.jpg
Police are investigating the theft of remains of nearly 20 people from a cemetery in Stratford.

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<![CDATA[Sunny, Warm and Dry This Weekend]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:51:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Weekend+2+Day3.png
A sprawling area of high pressure will make for a spectacular summer weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Crash Causes Big Delays on I-91 South in Hartford]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:15:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/picofhartfordcrash_1200.jpg
A multi-vehicle crash was causing major delays on I-91 South in Hartford Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Undocumented Mother Worries After Supreme Court's Immigration Decision]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:57:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/undocumented+castillo+family.jpg
The Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie vote Thursday stops President Obama’s immigration reform in its tracks. However, some families living in Connecticut had been hoping for a different outcome.

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Derby]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:29:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_121613221.jpg
A pedestrian was struck and killed late Thursday night in Derby, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[New Haven Issues Heroin Public Health Emergency]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:52:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Generic+Heroin+Needles.jpg
Officials in New Haven have issued an Emergency Public Health warning after a rash of heroin overdoses in the city Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Dead, 2 Others Injured in Hampton Crash]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:53:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_696221174.jpg
State police are investigating fatal crash that occurred in Hampton Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Woman Gets Reimbursed For 14 Years of Street Lamp Payments]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bill+web.jpg
NBC Connecticut Responds helped a Brooklyn, Conn. woman get a $1,699.26 reimbursement from Eversource after she realized she paid to power a public street lamp for 14 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Attack Victim Loses Limbs: City Official]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:55:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dog+attack+new+haven_1200.jpg
A New Haven woman attacked by two dogs Monday has lost limbs and her eyesight, and may not survive her injuries, according to a city official.

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<![CDATA[#PrayforOrlando Sign Outside Hartford Cathedral Vandalized]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:53:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cathedral+Vandalism_1200.jpg
Hartford's Cathedral of Saint Joseph was the scene of some vandalism on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Sandy Hook Mom Supports Dem. Sit-In]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:36:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP586610945654.jpg
A Newtown mother who lost her daughter in the Sandy Hook massacre lent some help, in the form of food, to the Democratic House members who staged a 25-hour sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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<![CDATA[Man Drowns in Killingly Pond]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:05:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/killingly+pond+water+search.jpg
Dive teams pulled the body of a 28-year-old man from Killingly Pond on Thursday, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn of Burglaries in Branford]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-525397795+%281%29.jpg
Branford police issued a warning Thursday after a string of home burglaries in town.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Sexual Assault in East Rock Park]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:24:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+rock+park+assault_1200.jpg
New Haven police closed East Rock Park to traffic as they investigated a reported sexual assault Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Willimantic Robbery Suspect Found Hiding in Trash Can]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:19:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kiara+wilson_daniel+henderson.jpg
An employee at Dunkin' Donuts on Main Street called 911 around 3 a.m. to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Woman Rescued From Water in New London]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:13:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/woman+in+water_new+london.jpg
A woman had to be rescued after falling in the water at a marina in New London early Thursday morning.

Photo Credit: New London Fire Dept.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Swung Machete Wildly During Argument: Police]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:19:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/maria+medina+machete+arrest.jpg
Bethel police arrested a woman they said was wildly swinging a machete during an argument.

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<![CDATA[State Looking to Fill Manufacturing Jobs]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:08:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jobs+fair+web.jpg
Connecticut's Labor Department is trying to put people back to work as it looks to fill thousands of manufacturing jobs.

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<![CDATA[West Haven Officer Seriously Injured in NY Motorcycle Crash]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:08:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ny+crash+web.jpg
New York State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash in the Hudson River Valley that seriously injured a West Haven Police officer.]]>
<![CDATA[Community Gifts Tolland Family Wheelchair Accessible Van]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:58:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sophia2+web.jpg
For Sophia Roettger, some days are better than others. Tuesday, was not a good day.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Community Leaders Visit Site of Deadly Shooting]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:48:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+candles+web.jpg
Several community group leaders visited the scene of a deadly shooting at the invitation of police Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Griswold Residents Against Proposed State Police Gun Range]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:40:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/griswold+web.jpg
Residents in the town of Griswold have rejected a proposal to build a state police firearms training facility in town.]]>
<![CDATA[Dry, Sunny and Warm Weekend Ahead]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:28:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Forecast+Weekend+3+Day+FSS.png
The dry, warm and comfortable weather continues.]]>