<![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-usFri, 29 Apr 2016 19:35:24 -0400Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:35:24 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[4 Students Banned Following University of Hartford Attempted Robbery]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:30:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/university-of-hartford.jpg
University of Hartford officials said they have banned four students from campus at least temporarily after Thursday's armed robbery attempt.

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<![CDATA[Showers This Evening, Rain Sunday]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:31:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM12+Precip+Clouds+Floater%281%292.png
Numerous chances for rain exists over the next few days.
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<![CDATA[Group Ride Motorcycles From CT to Delivery Water to Flint]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:06:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FLINT_AP_16103603277244.jpg
Bottle by bottle, MDC employee Kenny Hinson has collected water to help Flint Michigan in the midst of a crisis. Today, the group of volunteers will make the trip to deliver the donated water.

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<![CDATA[Kids Wear Fit Bit For Fun and Health]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:38:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fit-bit-generic.jpg
Tracking steps and creating fitness goals has become a part of kids daily routine.

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<![CDATA[3 Charged in 300K Postal Money Orders Scheme]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:05:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-HANDCUFFS.jpg
Three people have been charged for stealing blank postal money orders and cashed various amounts into their personal accounts, Connecticut's U.S. Attorney's office said.]]>
<![CDATA[Plainfield High Staffer Accused of Inappropriate Conduct]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:18:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plainfield+high+school_generic.jpg
A Plainfield High School faculty member has been placed on administrative leave as police investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Vet Charity Bookkeeper Sentenced for Stealing $800K]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:44:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tanner1.jpg
A former veterans services organization bookkeeper who plead guilty to embezzling close to $800,000 has been sentenced to two years in prison.

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<![CDATA[Acela Train Hits and Kills Person in Milford]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:23:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-tren-metro-north-st.jpg
A person who was hit by an Acela train in Milford on Friday afternoon is dead, according to Milford Fire Rescue.]]>
<![CDATA[Waterbury Honors National Teacher of the Year]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:12:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jahana+Hayes+ceremony+1200.jpg
The 2016 National Teacher of the Year is one of Connecticut’s own—Jahana Hayes of Waterbury’s Kennedy High School and the school celebrated the news of Hayes’ award on Friday with a pep rally.

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<![CDATA[Dept. of Agriculture Check on Remaining Chickens After Fire]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lebanon+chicken+farm+protest.jpg
Animal rights activists protested in front of Hillandale Egg Farm, formerly the Kofkoff Egg Farm, on Mack Road in Lebanon Friday morning and said they want for protections for the thousands of chickens...

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<![CDATA[1981 Ohio Homicide Victim Could Be From Connecticut]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:20:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jane+Doe+Ohio+1981.jpg
Mystery surrounds the homicide of a teen or young woman found in Ohio 35 years ago and new tests done on pollen from her clothing reveal that she could have been from Connecticut or had some connection to...

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<![CDATA[Monroe Man Had Loaded Gun at LaGuardia: TSA]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:16:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Monroe+man+LGA+Gun+4-28-16.JPG
A Monroe man was arrested at a LaGuardia Airport checkpoint on Thursday when TSA officers found a loaded gun in his laptop bag, according to Transportation Security Administration.

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<![CDATA[1-Year-Old Safely Removed from Burning Home in East Haddam]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+in+East+Haddam.JPG
Fire engulfed a house on Smith Road in East Haddam and state police said a 1-year-old child was in the home, but was safely removed from the burning building.

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<![CDATA[Neighbors Complain About Stench in Manchester]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Manchester+landfill.JPG
The Laurel Marsh Trail, which is part of the Hockanum River Linear Park in Manchester, smelled like spring on Wednesday, but some days, users say, it doesn't.

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<![CDATA[Person Struck and Killed By Acela Train]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:27:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Guilford+train+accident+1200.jpg
A person who was trespassing on train tracks was hit by an Acela train in Guilford on Friday morning and is dead, according to officials from Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Car Fire Closes Southbound Side of the Putnam Bridge]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:31:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/putnam+bridge+fire.jpg
The southbound side of the Putnam Bridge is closed in Glastonbury and Wethersfield after a car fire.

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<![CDATA[Police Look Into Possible Connections in Attempted Robberies at UHart]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:26:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/university-of-hartford.jpg
There have been two attempted armed robberies on the University of Hartford campus in the last month and police are looking into whether they are connected.

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<![CDATA[Minor School Bus Crash in Vernon]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:48:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+school+bus+1200.jpg
Police responded to a school bus crash in Vernon on Friday morning and students have been put on another bus.

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<![CDATA[Man Struck By Car in Norwalk Has Died: Police ]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:19:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+police+car+1200.jpg
A 79-year-old Norwalk man who was struck by a car on Thursday night has died and police are investigating.

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Two Lanes of I-91 North in Rocky Hill]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:30:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Delays+on+I91+in+Rocky+Hill+1200.jpg
Two lanes of Interstate 91 North are closed in Rocky Hill after a crash and there are heavy delays into Cromwell.

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<![CDATA[Heroes 4 Hire Event Held in East Hartford]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:17:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/heroes+hire_1200.jpg
The biggest career fair for veterans in New England was held Wednesday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Bear Spotted Along I-84 in Southbury]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:14:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bear+on+I+84+in+Southbury+1200.jpg
State police responded to Interstate 84 East in Southbury on Friday morning after receiving reports of a bear along the highway, but it was gone when troopers arrived.

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<![CDATA[Road Repairs Underway After Hartford Water Main Break]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:09:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/water+main+break+on+Victoria+Road+in+Hartford.JPG
A water main broke on Victoria Road in Hartford around 1 a.m. on Friday and officials from MDC said water is back on and road restoration should be complete by 9 a.m.

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<![CDATA[State Close to Deal Between Winchester and Gilbert School]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:24:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GilbertSchool00000000.jpg
Parents at the Gilbert School in Winchester have been looking for answers for months regarding where students slated to go there may end up in the fall or shortly thereafter.]]>
<![CDATA[Democrats Craft Budget to Set Up Meeting with Malloy]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:21:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford_capitol.jpg
The budget presented by House and Senate Democrats they said closes a $922 million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Homicide for Not Reporting Overdose Immediately]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:51:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bedard1.jpg
An Oakdale man is facing homicide charges after police said he didn't report the overdose of his neighborhood immediately.

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<![CDATA[Frontier Billing Error Overcharges Customers by Hundreds of Dollars]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:42:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/frontier.jpg
Some customers who found repeated errors on their Frontier Communications bills had little luck in getting each charge resolved until nearly four months of trying.

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<![CDATA[Severe Respiratory Infection Outbreak at Windsor Kennel: CVMA]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:43:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/image2136.jpg
There has been a severe respiratory infection outbreak at a large kennel in Windsor, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association announced

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<![CDATA[Univ. of Hartford Lockdown Lifted, Suspect Still at Large]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:49:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/uofha-suspect.jpg
The University of Hartford is asking students to stay indoors or seek immediate shelter and lock doors, according to a tweet put out by the school.

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<![CDATA[Parents Say Children Injured at Windsor Locks Preschool: Police]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:36:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_9411.jpg
Police are investigating a Windsor Locks preschool after parents reported that their children were injured, police said.

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<![CDATA[Principal on Leave After Brother Is Charged With Child Porn]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:46:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Farms+School.jpg
A Farmington principal is on leave pending a review after her brother, who lives in her Middletown home and has volunteered at her school, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

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<![CDATA[Westport First Responders Help Deliver Baby in Home]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:18:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PRESS-RELEASE-PHOTO-LARGE-SIZE.jpg
Westport first responders sprang into action when they arrived at the home of a mommy in labor on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[2 Injured in Plainfield Motorcycle Crash]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:12:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance+GettyImages-478895016.jpg
Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash in front of the Plainfield Memorial School in Plainfield on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Police Track Down Reckless Driving Suspect Through Instagram]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:00:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gabriel+Canestri+Jr+1200.jpg
State police were searching for a reckless driver and said the Instagram account -- “Reckless_203” -- led them straight to a suspect.

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<![CDATA[Shelton Man Accused of Giving Drugs and Booze to Teen]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:58:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Steven+Weitzman+1200.jpg
A Shelton man who is accused of plying an 18-year-old girl with drugs and alcohol to the point she passed out has been arrested.

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<![CDATA[Worker Taken to Hospital After Getting Shocked at Amtrak Facility]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:00:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hospital+generic+722.jpg
A worker at an Amtrak facility in Groton was rushed to the hospital after being shocked while working on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Mumps Outbreak Reported at Sacred Heart University]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:44:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mumps-GettyImages-462294288-1.jpg
There is an outbreak of mumps at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, according to the state Department of Public Health, and they are urging residents to check their vaccination records and to be aware of the...

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<![CDATA[Mostly Dry Tomorrow, A Shower Possible]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:06:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+Map+514.png
A long stretch of unsettled weather is about to set in.]]>
<![CDATA[Porch Fire Extends to House in Hartford]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:59:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Fairfield+Avenue+in+Hartford+1200.jpg
The fire marshal is investigating a fire that extended from a porch to a house in Hartford early Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Driver in Fatal Waterbury Crash Had Cocaine on Him: Police]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:24:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_27671.jpg
Police have responded to a crash at 2210 Thomaston Ave. in Waterbury, but no additional information was immediately available.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Police Seize 'Sizzurp' During Bust]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:06:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sizzurp+1200.jpg
Police arrested several people during a drug investigation in Hartford on Wednesday night and seized the drug concoction "Sizzurp". They also seized guns, crack cocaine, PCP and marijuana.&nbsp;

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<![CDATA[House Might Make Quick Budget Vote Today: Sources]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:47:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford_capitol.jpg
Multiple sources in the Connecticut House of Representatives told NBC Connecticut on Wednesday that early budget plans included cobbling a budget plan together by Wednesday night to have ready for members...

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<![CDATA[CT GOP Lawmakers Embrace Trump]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:30:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16118613979968.jpg
The top two Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly say Donald Trump's soaring popularity and landslide victory in the Connecticut Presidential Primary need to be embraced by voters across Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[CT Soldiers Welcomed Home, Honored for Service]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/soldiers5.jpg
Nearly 100 soldiers were formally welcomed home Wednesday after successfully completing their missions during months of deployment.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Community Leaders Seek Support for All-Boys School for Minority Students ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:42:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NHProposedAcademy042716.jpg
Community leaders in New Haven are trying to garner support for an all-boys school geared toward African American and Latino students.]]>
<![CDATA[Yale Officials, Business Leaders Speak Out Against State Bill to Tax More University Property]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:20:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/image1227.jpg
More taxation of Yale University property would harm the state’s economy, Yale officials said Wednesday at a press conference urging state lawmakers to not pass S.B. 414.

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<![CDATA[Students Want Gender Neutral Graduation Gowns]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:51:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CAP++GOWN+STORY.png
Some students at Nathan Hale-Ray School in East Haddam are asking school officials to have all students wear the same color instead to help students who do not identify with a gender feel more comfortable.

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