<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:15:10 -0400 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:15:10 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lightning Strike Causes House Fire]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:33:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Enfield+fire+house.jpg
Severe weather in Enfield tonight has left six people displaced after lightning set their home on fire.

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<![CDATA[Severe Storms Move Through Connecticut]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:57:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bradley+thunderstorm+clouds.jpg
Severe weather moved through eastern Connecticut on Sunday evening.

Photo Credit: Heather Hayden]]>
<![CDATA[Bristol Police Thwart Burglar]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:28:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+citgo+post.jpg
Bristol police have arrested a man accused of trying to burglarize a convenience store early Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Stabbing Suspect Turns Herself into Police]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:25:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Arielle+McFarlane+Mugshot+Edited.jpg
A suspect wanted in a June stabbing on Columbus Circle in East Hartford turned herself into police on Saturday.

Photo Credit: East Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[ Police Issue Silver Alert for 12-Year-Old Girl]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:00:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Imani+Reid+Edited.jpg
Hamden police have issued a Silver Alert for a 12-year-old girl who has been missing since Saturday night.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Hamden Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[National Weather Service Confirms Wolcott Tornado]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:24:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wolcott+Tornado+Edited.jpg
The skies have quieted down Sunday, but storms could affect the Monday morning commute.

Photo Credit: @StormTrooperJay]]>
<![CDATA[Neighbors Help Woman, 90, Escape Apartment Blaze]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:07:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hamden+Fire+Residents+Displaced+Edited.jpg
At least two were injured in a fire that broke out at a Hamden apartment complex.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Police Arrest Man for June 9 Assault]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:04:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ReyesRubenpost.jpg
Hartford Police have arrested a man on charges from a July 9 shooting at Villa Brava Grocery on Capitol Avenue.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Police Make Arrest in July 12 Shooting]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:28:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Duncan+Jerry+post.jpg
Hartford police have arrested a man on charges stemming from a July 12 shooting at 831 Maple Ave.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Hartford Stabbing]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:25:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/72614+Hartford+Shooting.jpg
Police are investigating a stabbing that happened at the intersection of York and Zion streets in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Life Star Airlifts Injured Motorcyclist After Crash]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:18:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/life+star.jpg
Life Star airlifted a motorcyclist to Hartford Hospital after crash in Tolland on Saturday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Get a Taste of Salt-N-Pepa at Free Concert Saturday Night]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:20:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/salt-n-pepa+dc+legends.jpg
Salt-N-Pepa is performing on the New Haven Green on Saturday night.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Bridgeport Shooting]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:35:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+police+generic.jpg
Police are investigating an overnight shooting that happened Friday evening in the Marina Village housing complex in Bridgeport.

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<![CDATA[Lake Waramaug Remains Closed]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:53:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lake+Waramaug.jpg
Lake Waramaug in Kent has been closed since Thursday because of water quality, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate CT State Parks Centennial with Free Visits]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:07:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hammonasset+4.JPG
Connecticut's state parks are open for free this weekend in celebration of the state parks system's centennial.

Photo Credit: Amanda Raus, NBC Connecticut]]>
<![CDATA[Statewide Road Work Schedule]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:55:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chicago+road+construction.jpg
As you drive across the state to enjoy your weekend plans, here are some areas where traffic might build up due to road work, according to the Department of Transportation.]]>
<![CDATA[Joyriding Car Thief Crashes Stolen Car: Police]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:27:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kenneth+Hofler+Mug+Shot+Edited.jpg
A teenager crashed a stolen car in Middletown on Friday after joyriding and nearly hitting pedestrians as he led an officer in a pursuit, police said.

Photo Credit: Middletown Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Coyotes Attack Family Pets in Waterford]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:40:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/coyote-warning.jpg
Coyotes may be responsible for dozens of missing pets, and Waterford residents are on alert.

Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com]]>
<![CDATA[New Details of Hit-and-Run That Killed Teen in 2012]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:22:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+hit+and+run+ax.jpg
New details are emerging about a hit-and-run that killed a teenage girl nearly two years ago in Middletown.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out on Orange Street in New Haven]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:43:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+orange+street+fire.jpg
Emergency crews are responding to a building fire on Orange Street in downtown New Haven, according to witnesses at the scene.

Photo Credit: Casey Marie and JP]]>
<![CDATA[Free State Parks Weekend in Connecticut]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gillette+Castle.jpg
Connecticut residents can take advantage of all the state park system has to offer this weekend.

Photo Credit: Friends of Gillette Castle]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Dies in Norwich Crash]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hospital_Emergency_Room.jpg
A 27-year-old Norwich resident has died of injuries he suffered in a crash on West Thames Street just after midnight Friday, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Cross-Country Walker Breaks Silence, Heads Home]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:11:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/greg+hindy+with+camera.jpg
Greg Hindy, a 23-year-old Yale graduate, has just completed a year-long trek from New Hampshire to California. As part of a performance art project, he took photos along the way and didn’t speak a word.

Photo Credit: Carl Hindy]]>
<![CDATA[2 Arrested in Norwich Drug Bust]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:14:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norwich+drug+arrests.jpg
Tips from the public led officers to a home on Oakwood Knoll in Norwich Friday, where they found more than 70 grams of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, according to police.

Photo Credit: Norwich Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Suffield Mourns Loss of 7th Grader Struck and Killed]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:59:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/suffield+anthony+alamo.jpg
A seventh-grade boy has died after he was struck by a box truck while riding his bicycle near Suffield Midlde School on Thursday afternoon, according to Suffield Supt. Karen Baldwin.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com/Family Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Rabbit Among Other Things Stolen During Break-In]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:28:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/217*120/bunny-rabbit-generic.jpg
A rabbit, jewelry, power tools, art supplies and a Wii were stolen from a North Attleboro, Massachusetts, home this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Lieutenant Governor Debate]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:53:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+lt+gov+debate.jpg
On this week’s show, NBC Connecticut’s Gerry Brooks moderates a debate among the three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor.

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<![CDATA[Silver Alert Canceled for 8-Year-Old From New Haven]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:57:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/missing+8+year+old.jpg
Police have issued a Silver Alert for 8-year-old Jeremiah Manick, who went missing from New Haven today.

Photo Credit: New Haven Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Kids Caught Riding ATVs Illegally in East Haven]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:07:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Dirt+Bike.jpg
Two juveniles were arrested and three more were issued juvenile summonses for illegally riding dirt bikes and ATVs Thursday night in East Haven, according to police.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Groton Firefighter Layoffs "Public Safety Crisis": Fire Captain]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:08:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/poquonnock+bridge+fire+district.jpg
Nine Groton firefighters were laid off this morning despite a fire captain's open letter to the mayor asking her to halt the cuts, which he says will pose a "public safety crisis."

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<![CDATA[Meriden Man Uses Stranger's SSN to Collect Unemployment: DCJ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:28:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Perez+Mauricio+mug.jpg
Meriden man is accused of using someone else’s Social Security number to collect unemployment benefits over more than 10 years.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice]]>
<![CDATA[Longer and Longer Wait Times at VA Facilities]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:47:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/494720125.jpg
As veteran patients wait longer and longer for health care in Connecticut, at least one senator’s patience is running out.

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<![CDATA[East Haven Motel Robbery Suspect Facing Charges]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:20:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/filipelli+mug.jpg
Police have arrested the man accused of robbing an East Haven motel last month.

Photo Credit: East Haven Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Suspicious Device at Salvation Army Was a Paperweight: Police]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:44:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/salvation+army+grenade.jpg
A suspicious device found at the Salvation Army in Hartford and first reported as a grenade turned out to be a paperweight, according to police.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Assaulted Officer During Arrest: Cops]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:13:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sharon+C.+Vignone+and+Phillip+Vespa.jpg
A Broad Brook woman is accused of assaulting a police officer who responded to a domestic violence incident in the parking garage of Plan B in Glastonbury on Thursday night, police said.

Photo Credit: Glastonbury Police]]>
<![CDATA[Torrington Amber Alert Dad Accused of Lying to Police]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:06:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/william+caicedo.jpg
The father of an infant who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Torrington last month has been arrested for interfering with police after allegedly lying to detectives about the child’s whereabouts...

Photo Credit: Torrington Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcycle Officer Struck While Responding to Emergency Call]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:30:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/branford+police+motorcycle.jpg
A Branford motorcycle officer was struck while responding to an emergency call Friday afternoon, according to police.

Photo Credit: Branford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Stole $57,000 in Heirloom Silver: Cops]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:07:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gregory+Riach+1200.jpg
Glastonbury police have arrested a local man accused of stealing and pawning more than $57,000 worth of his landlord’s family heirlooms.

Photo Credit: Glastonbury Police ]]>
<![CDATA[Man Pushed Girlfriend Onto Train Tracks: Police ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:07:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CHRISTOPHER+NORTON1200.jpg
Waterbury police have arrested a Naugatuck man who is accused of pushing his girlfriend onto train tracks in Waterbury on Thursday.

Photo Credit: Waterbury Police]]>
<![CDATA[Madonna Badger Marries College Friend]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:14:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/madonna+badger+wedding.jpg
Madonna Badger celebrated a moment of joy earlier this week when she and a college friend got married in New York. William Duke has been one of the many people to stand by Badger and help her over the two and a...

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Man Critically Injured After Crashing Into Wall ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:07:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/coventry+lifestar.jpg
A man was critically injured after his car crashed into a retaining wall in Norwich early Friday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[New Canaan Public Works Employee Dead After Being Hit By Car]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:17:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_14588642.jpg
A New Canaan Public Works employee who was struck by a car while spray painting the intersection of New Norwalk Road and East Avenue on Wednesday morning has died, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Crash Causes Congestion on I-84 East in Hartford]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:34:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+two+car+crash.jpg
A two-car crash is causing congestion on Interstate 84 East in Hartford as residents head out to start the work day.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Resident Injured During New Haven Home Invasion]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:16:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+haven+home+invasion.jpg
New Haven police are searching for three intruders who committed a home invasion on Friday morning and pistol-whipped a resident.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Man and Woman Charged in Assault on Child]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:48:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lazu+spring+melendez.jpg
A South Windsor woman and her “male friend” from Newington are facing charges stemming from the physical abuse of two children, according to police.

Photo Credit: South Windsor Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Newtown Man Missing for a Year]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:07:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/robert+hoagland+newtown.jpg
Police continue to search for a Newtown resident who disappeared almost a year ago without his cellphone, wallet, shoes or blood pressure medication.

Photo Credit: Newtown Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Avon Performance Honors Victims of Malaysia Flight 17]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP799795889401.jpg
Avon Summer Theater will be performing the broadway hit RENT this weekend at Avon High School, with a special focus on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Single-Engine Plane Crash Lands in Danbury]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/danbury+plane+crash.jpg
A single-engine plane had engine trouble and came down into a pond Thursday night about a quarter mile from Danbury Airport, according to police.

Photo Credit: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton]]>
<![CDATA[Who's Really Selling You Those Tickets?]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:15:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Concert-Ticket-generic.jpg
It will soon be easier to figure out who you're buying tickets from online. A new million-dollar settlement will require resale companies to make it clear that you're buying from them and not the actual venue.]]>