<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:41 -0400 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:41 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Car Strikes Pedestrian in Norwalk]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:27:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pedestrian+Struck+Norwalk+edited.jpg
A car struck a pedestrian in Norwalk Wednesday morning, closing the West Avenue ramp to I-95 South and Route 7 North.

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<![CDATA[Fire That Displaced Over 20 Deemed Suspicious]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:04:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bellevue+street+fire+2.jpg
Several people are in custody as firefighters investigate a late night Bellevue Street apartment building fire in Hartford deemed suspicious.

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<![CDATA[Police Probe Untimely Death in Southington]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:43:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SOUTHINGTON+untimely.jpg
Authorities are investigating an untimely death at the intersection of Woodruff Street and Berlin Avenue in Southington, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Pair Accused of Stealing Car in Bridgeport]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:53:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+generic+1.JPG
Police in Hamden have arrested a man and woman accused of stealing a car over the weekend in Bridgeport.]]>
<![CDATA[Bristol Plans to Redesign Busy Intersection]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:58:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+intersection+redesign.jpg
Plans are underway to redesign a Bristol intersection that's been deemed unsafe, but it would mean knocking down buildings and forcing out homeowners.]]>
<![CDATA[Traffic Getting by on Route 8 South in Naugatuck]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:56:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/route+8+naugatuck.jpg
Route 8 southbound is closed in Naugatuck while emergency crews respond to a crash on the highway, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Doctors Warn Parents About Giving Melatonin to Kids]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:32:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/melatoninpic00000000.jpg
As parents struggle to get kids to sleep, some turn to melatonin, but doctors warn that there is not enough research on the product.

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<![CDATA[Project to Widen I-84 in Waterbury Kicks Off Wednesday]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:04:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/I84+Widening+edited.jpg
Crews will break ground Wednesday on a project to widen Interstate 84 in Waterbury, where traffic is often congested.

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<![CDATA[Kevin Ollie to Boycott Final Four in Light of Indiana Travel Ban]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:30:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ollie+uconn+against+bryant.jpg
UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not travel to Indianapolis for the Final Four as planned in light of the governor’s executive order that bans all state official travel to Indiana.

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<![CDATA[Experts Push for Body Cameras Among Yale Police]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:33:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+body+camera+generic.jpg
A panel of criminal justice experts is encouraging Yale University to require all police officers to wear body cameras.

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<![CDATA[Woodbury Dad Accused of Assaulting 11-Week-Old Girl]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:23:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Home00000000.jpg
The long-term brain function of a baby girl who police say was assaulted by her father is "still uncertain," according to court paperwork.

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<![CDATA[Danbury High School Science Teacher Charged With Sex Assault]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:38:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kayla+mooney+2.jpg
A 24-year-old science teacher at Danbury High School has been charged with sexual assault and providing alcohol to a minor, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Southern Pine Beetle Threatens Connecticut Trees]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:38:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southern+pine+beetle+long+island.jpg
State officials are concerned about the future of Connecticut's pine trees as a destructive beetle from the south makes its first appearance in the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Ready for Adoption After Surgery to Remove Tumor]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:28:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mooky+the+dog.jpg
After animal control raised money to remove a tumor from the face of a roaming dog, the pup is out of surgery and ready for adoption.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Wants to Extend CTfastrak Into East Hartford]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:09:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTFASTRAK03272015.jpg
East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc is calling on state officials to extend the new CTfastrak busway east of the river.

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<![CDATA[Traffic Getting by on I-95 North in Milford]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:53:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/95+milford+closed.jpg
Interstate 95 northbound is shut down in the area of exit 34 in Milford, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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<![CDATA[3 Charged in Norwalk Construction Thefts]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:04:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norwalk+construction+burglary.jpg
Three people are facing charges in connection with a rash of burglaries during which police say they stole construction materials and tools from homes and cars in Norwalk.

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<![CDATA[Cyclists Finish 400-Mile Annual Sandy Hook Ride]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:05:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Team+26+Sandy+Hook+Riders+Esty.jpg
A team of cyclists will set out on a 400-mile trip from Newtown to Washington, DC this weekend to honor the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 and hold a rolling rally to curb...

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<![CDATA[Gun Found at Car Dealership Where Tires Were Stolen]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:14:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+windsor+gun+found.jpg
Police are investigating after someone stripped four tires from a car parked at a high-end car dealership in East Winsdor the same day a loaded gun was found on the property.

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<![CDATA[13 Arrested in Prostitution Sting]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:18:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Thirteen women are facing prostitution charges and another was charged with possession of narcotics after a city-wide undercover sting operation.

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<![CDATA[Black Ice Possible Tonight]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:57:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/black+ice+sidewalk.jpg
Rain and snow showers that moved through the state Tuesday could lead to patches of black ice overnight as the temperature drops.]]>
<![CDATA[Drug Cartel Members Arrested at Motel: Cops]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:25:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Massachusetts+drug+cartel+in+Windsor+Locks.jpg
Three people suspected of being involved in a high-profile gang running a major drug cartel in the Springfield, Massachusetts area were apprehended at a Windsor Locks motel over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Police Probe Possible Embezzlement of Monroe PTO Funds]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:07:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/classroom5.jpg
Police have searched a Monroe home and seized computer equipment, as well as bank account statements, as they investigate the possible embezzlement of more than $10,000 from a parent teacher organization.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy Blasts Indiana Governor for Signing "Religious Freedom" Act]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:30:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gov+Dannel+P+Malloy+1200.jpg
Connecticut's governor is blasting the governor of Indiana for the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act and calling for its repeal.

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<![CDATA[Malloy: NCAA Should Leave Indiana if Discriminatory Law Remains]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:35:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloypic02172015.jpg
Amid March Madness and a day after banning state-funded and sponsored travel to Indiana, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for the NCAA to either move out of Indiana or for Indiana to change its new controversial...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Is Among the Worst Cities for Traffic]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:03:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/04-25-2014-generic-traffic-generic.jpg
If you think your commute is bad, there are statistics to back up what you already know.

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<![CDATA[Calling Hours Today for Construction Worker Killed in Bridgeport ]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jose+araujo+vigil.jpg
Family and friends will gather on Tuesday to honor and mourn Jose Araujo, who was killed at a construction site last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigating Swatting Incident in Greenwich]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:28:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/greenwich+police+generic.jpg
A “swatting” incident led to police closing a Greenwich street for more than an hour on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Girl Battling Cancer Becomes Honorary Police Officer]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Madeline+Guarraia+Waterford+police+1200.jpg
Eight-year-old Madeline Guarraia is fighting cancer and a local police department decided to give her a special day yesterday and show that they stand with her in her fight.

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<![CDATA[Rollover on I-84 East in Southington]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:10:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rollover+on+Interstate+84+East+Southington.jpg
Traffic is slow on Interstate 84 East in Southington after a car rollover.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Arson After Fire in His Apartment]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/22+Evergreen+Ave+Hartford+Fire+1200.jpg
Police have arrested a man accused of setting a fire in his Hartford apartment on Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Plainville Crash Causes I-84 Delays]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:14:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/33115+I+84+Plainville+Crash+edited.jpg
A crash on Interstate 84 east in Plainville is causing delays.

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<![CDATA[Crews Put Out Vehicle Fire in Oxford Commercial Garage]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:57:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Crews put out a vehicle fire in a garage at a construction company in Oxford early Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigation in Bristol]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:10:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+police+generic.jpg
There was police activity on Memorial Boulevard in Bristol early Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Hartford Crash]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:47:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mather+Street+crash+1200.jpg
One person is dead and three others are hospitalized after a fiery crash on Garden Street near the Mather Street intersection.

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<![CDATA[Community Mourns Slain Construction Worker]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:55:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jose+araujo+vigil.jpg
Community members are mourning the loss of a Bridgeport construction worker and Cape Verde native who was gunned down at a job site last week.]]>
<![CDATA[First Monday for CTfastrak in the Books]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:35:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ctfastrak+1.jpg
The first Monday for the nine-mile-long strip of concrete commonly known as the CTfastrak is in the books, and commuters say they enjoyed the ride.

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<![CDATA[Another Coyote Spotted in Ansonia Days After Attack on Dog]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:07:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ansonia+benz+street.jpg
Concern is mounting in Ansonia after residents reported more coyote sightings in the days after a dog was attacked outside his home.

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<![CDATA[Conn College Staff Threatened Amid Tolerance Discussion]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:32:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/conn+college+logo.jpg
The same day Connecticut College held a campus-wide discussion about racism and hate-related issues on campus, a staff member received a threatening phone call, prompting police to send students a safety alert.

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<![CDATA[Police Search for East Haven Bank Robber]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:26:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+haven+bank+robbery+suspect.jpg
Police are searching for the man who robbed a First Niagara Bank in East Haven on Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Bristol Hospital Warns Cuts Will Lead to Bankruptcy]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:42:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bristol+Hospital+emergency+room.JPG
Testing the political clout of the community and more than 1,700 employees, Bristol Hospital has launched a campaign to dismiss the governor's proposed cuts and tax increases that leave the hospital in danger of...]]>
<![CDATA[Students, Teachers Audition for "Manchester Voice"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:42:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/man_voice_comp_033015.jpg
From students to teachers, about two dozen people competed for a chance to sing in "The Manchester Voice" concert.]]>
<![CDATA[Body of Missing Man Washes Up on Stamford Beach]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:01:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stamford+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Police are investigating after the body of a 26-year-old man washed up on a private beach in Stamford on Monday.

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<![CDATA[2 Young Men Beaten, Robbed in Greenwich: Cops]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:04:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_222952348.jpg
Police are searching for the suspects who beat and robbed two young men walking home from work in Greenwich early Monday morning.

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