<![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-usSat, 25 Feb 2017 11:26:13 -0500Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:26:13 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Putnam Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Alicia-Marando.jpg
Connecticut state police arrested a Putnam woman on drug charges after a traffic stop Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Brookfield Man Charged in Bethel Robbery]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:01:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bethel-suspect.JPG
Bethel police have arrested a man accused of robbing the Wheels convenience store on Stony Hill Road Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[One Dead, One in Custody After Hartford Crash]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:19:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/htfddeadlycrash.jpg
One person is dead and another in custody after a crash in Hartford early Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[UConn 100 Wins And Counting]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:27:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*284/20170213_UConn_SouthCarolina.jpg


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<![CDATA[53 People Displaced After Fire at Wallingford Apartment Building]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/fire-generic6.jpg
Dozens of people were displaced after a fire at a Wallingford apartment building on Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Charged in Fatal Litchfield Crash ]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Elizabeth-Waterbury.jpg
A Litchfield woman involved in the crash that killed one person and injured five other last year has been arrested.

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut on Echo: 'Alexa, Tell Me The News']]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:14:39 -0500 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 owners can now listen to top stories from NBC Connecticut through Alexa's Flash Briefing. Just opt in to NBC Connecticut...

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<![CDATA[Still No Answers For QU Students’ Withheld Security Deposits]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:48:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/QU-Students-Withheld-Security-Deposits.jpg
A local landlord from property management group Uhouz has yet to provide answers to students who claim he kept their security deposits for reasons he hasn’t justified.

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<![CDATA[Norwich Murder Victim's Mom Wants to See Immigration Crackdown]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:03:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wendy-Hartling-on-Immigration.jpg
A Connecticut mom is asking Gov. Dannel Malloy to enforce the immigration laws after the state released guidance to law enforcement and school superintendents this week.

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<![CDATA[FBI Dunkin' Donuts Park Investigation Underway ]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:20:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dunkin-Donuts-Park-Hartford.jpg
The FBI has launched an investigation into the troubled Dunkin' Donuts Park project in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Yard Goats Hold National Anthem Auditions Saturday]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:09:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Yard+Goats+logo_1200.jpg
The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club will hold auditions for the National Anthem over the weekend. Singers will try out at the Spotlight Theatres on 39 Front Street in Hartford at 9 a.m.

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<![CDATA[6 Arrests in UConn Fatal Fire Vehicle Accident ]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:56:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UConn+Fire+Truck+Arrests.jpg
Six people linked to the death of a UConn student, who was struck by a university fire department vehicle in October, were arrested.

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<![CDATA[Malloy's Proposed Budget to Shut Down 7 Rest Stops]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:50:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dannel-Malloy1.jpg
The proposed state budget is looking to shut down seven rest areas in Connecticut.For people like Robert Cohen, a truck driver from Meriden, the cuts can hurt.Cohen has been a truck driver for 25...

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<![CDATA[New App Release Features Apple Watch, Push Alert Customization]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:20:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/appwatcch3a.jpg
Check out the new features in our latest app release.
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<![CDATA[Man Shot at Waterbury City Employees: Police]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:48:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Joshua+Thompson+Waterbury+mug+shot.jpg
Waterbury police have arrested a man who is accused of shooting at city employees and damaging the lawn at the Fulton Park Pool House, as well as city vehicle.

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<![CDATA[Don't Get Used to the Record Warmth]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:40:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Custom+List+6+%282%291.png
Today was the second warmest February day on record for inland Connecticut. Absolutely remarkable warmth today! The question so many are asking is whether or not we're done with winter.
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<![CDATA[Record Breaking Warmth Today]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:33:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Current+Temp+CT.png
Temperatures have surged into the upper 60s and low 70s through areas of inland Connecticut.
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<![CDATA[New Haven Man Shot Estranged Wife as Baby Slept: Police]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:58:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shooting+on+Dixwell+Avenue+New+Haven.JPG
A New Haven man is accused of shooting his estranged wife and police took him into custody two and a half hours later.

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<![CDATA[Rory McIlroy Commits to 2017 Travelers Championship]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:48:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GOLF_AP_16174321480375.jpg
Reigning FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy will be playing in the 2017 Travelers Championship.

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<![CDATA[Father Who Sparked Amber Alert Was Deported in 2013: ICE]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:04:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+Amber+Alert+Ends+in+Pennsylvania.jpg
A 6-year-old Bridgeport, Connecticut, girl was found safe in Pennsylvania with her father after a multi-state Amber Alert and the father is suspected of stabbing and killing the girl’s 26-year-old mother...

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<![CDATA[2 Officers Wounded, 1 Suspect Killed in NE DC Shooting]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:31:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Northeast+DC+Shooting.jpg
Two police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in Northeast Washington Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Couple Wanted in Georgia Found Living Lavishly in Connecticut]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:46:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Eeliahu-Shetrit-and-Ayelet-Ellituv.jpg
A husband and wife accused of dozens of identity thefts and an elaborate Ponzi scheme involving gold and diamonds have turned themselves in to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Enfield Board of Education Chairman Controversial Facebook Posts]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:13:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom-Sirard.jpg
A photo posted on Facebook by Republican and Enfield Board of Education Chairman Tom Sirard shows Abraham Lincoln with text that reads:"Haven't seen the democrats this mad since we took away their slaves."

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<![CDATA[Third Casino Location Announcement Imminent]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:54:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/image1289.JPG
Connecticut lawmakers heard from those in favor of and against opening a third casino in the state.

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<![CDATA[Rent-to-Own Contract Creates Confusion for Fairfield Man]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:12:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AcceptanceNOW-web.jpg
Rent-to-own is a common practice when it comes to cars and big ticket items for your home. But before you sign a contract, take a closer look.

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<![CDATA[Pfizer Scientists Attend Norwich Tech Science Fair]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:21:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwich-Tech-Science-Fair.jpg
Students at Norwich Technical High School had a chance to have their science fair projects critiqued by the pros Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Malloy, Spicer Trade Barbs Over President Trump's Immigration Orders]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:39:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/N11A_SOTVO_SPICER_SOUND_KNBCES2G_1200x675_882527299633.jpg
President Trump's press secretary had some strong words for Gov. Dannel Malloy and the governor's guidance to Connecticut law enforcement about the president's immigration executive order.]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Prospect Teen Found Safe at Waterbury Train Station]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:53:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brandon+filippone_missing.jpg
Police issued a Silver Alert for a missing 16-year-old from Prospect, who was found later on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Our New Home Page: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 23:45:10 -0500 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[Recommendations for HFD Following Bell's 2014 Death: NIOSH]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:28:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+bell.jpg
It’s been more than two years since Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell was killed while battling a massive blaze in the city's North End and a final report reveals what factors contributed to his death.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Said Student Pilot Killed in East Haven Crash Devoted Himself to Flying]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:36:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PABLO+Campos.jpg
The man who was killed in the plane crash in East Haven on Wednesday was a student pilot who loved being in the skies, according to those who knew him.

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<![CDATA[D'oh! Man Tries to Rob Closed Bank]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:38:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fairfield+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a Connecticut bank Wednesday afternoon, but ran off when he realized it was closed.

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<![CDATA[Warm for Some, Cool and Dreary for Others]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:22:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/CODNEXLAB-1km-LongIsland-vis-ani24-201702231845-100-100-raw.gif
If you love warm weather living along the shoreline can be frustrating in the end of winter and beginning of spring. The reason? Long Island Sound's cold water.
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<![CDATA[Tribes Say They Are Days Away from Announcing Site of New Casino]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:16:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Announcement+soon+on+new+Connecticut+casino+location.jpg
Officials from Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes say they're days away from announcing a location for their proposed jointly owned casino near the Massachusetts border.

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<![CDATA[16 Hartford Police Begin Training at Police Academy ]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:54:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+police+recruits+February+2017.jpg
After years of a dwindling police force, the Hartford Police Department is turning a corner. A new class of 16 recruits is beginning the rigorous six-month police academy training.

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<![CDATA[Crews Respond to Fire at Auto Care Center in Wolcott]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:38:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wolcott+Fire+1200.jpg
Firefighters have responded to a fire at Jerry's Auto Care Center in Wolcott.

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<![CDATA[Commissioner to Recommend Adding 4 Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:54:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+meeting+1200.jpg
The commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection is recommending that the state add four conditions to the list of debilitating conditions medical marijuana can legally be used to treat in the state of...

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<![CDATA[Police Search for Man After Attempted Break-in at Watertown Bar]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:23:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Attempted+break+in+at+Horatios+Cafe+in+Watertown+jpg.jpg
Watertown police are searching for the man who they said tried to rob a local bar.

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<![CDATA[State Considers Tax on Plastic and Paper Bags]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plastic+bags.png
The Connecticut Legislature is considering a proposed bill would put a 5-cent tax on every single-use carryout paper and plastic shopping bag and shoppers had mixed opinions on the idea.

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<![CDATA[No Powerball Jackpot Here, But 49,000 Smaller Prizes in CT]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:23:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+Powerbal+genericl.jpg
You might not have won the $435 million Powerball jackpot, unless you happened to buy your ticket in Indiana, but almost 50,000 tickets bought in Connecticut are winners, to some extent.

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<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out Vacant House in Hartford]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:26:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Bond+Street+Hartford+Feb+231200.jpg
Crews responded to fire at a vacant house in Hartford this morning and the fire captain said no one was home when the fire started.

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<![CDATA[Beware Accepting Venmo From Strangers]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:18:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Venmo+app.jpg
Venmo, the person-to-person payment smartphone app, is a big hit with millennials and scammers alike, due to the app’s potentially dangerous “reversal” option.

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<![CDATA[PD Investigating 2 Off-Duty Troopers After Report of Assault]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:58:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wethersfield+police+cruiser.jpg
Wethersfield Police are conducting a criminal investigation into two off-duty state troopers.

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<![CDATA['Move Over' Laws on Highways Could be Expanded]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:52:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fairfield+backup.jpg
After a series of crashes with disabled vehicles, including Connecticut State Police Cruisers on the side of the road, there’s a new effort in the Connecticut Capitol to expand and strengthen penalties...

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<![CDATA[Minimum Wage Battle Starts Again in Connecticut]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:32:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/120916+cash+money+generic.jpg
If Connecticut is going to raise the minimum wage for the second time in four years, then the effort would have to start in the House.

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