<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 11:49:56 -0400Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:49:56 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[East Windsor Gas Station Closed Due to Fuel Spill]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:14:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/EAST-WINDSOR-FUEL-SPILL.jpg
The Sunoco Gas Station on Route 5 in East Windsor is closed while crews work to clean up a fuel spill.

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<![CDATA[Suspect Tried to Break Into Shop by Backing Into Door: PD]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:02:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
Connecticut State police said a suspect driving pickup tried to break into a motorcycle shop in Andover by backing into the garage door.

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<![CDATA[Manchester Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspects]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:37:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Manchester-sunoco-suspects.jpg
Manchester police are looking for two suspects that robbed a gas station at gunpoint Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[22-Year-Old Killed in Old Saybrook Accident Friday Night]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:21:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police-GettyImages-187062332.jpg
A 22-year-old woman was killed in a car accident in Old Saybrook Friday night.

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<![CDATA[New State Laws Taking Effect October 1]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:57:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/scales-of-justice-stock.jpg
Dozens of bills passed during this year’s legislative session take effect Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Firefighters Rescue Woman From Burning Home]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:27:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+department+generic.jpg
Hartford firefighters pulled a woman from a burning home on Sherbrooke Avenue early Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Groton Woman Accused of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dawn-Kerr.jpg
A Groton woman is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old, police said.

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<![CDATA[Gloomy With Showers This Weekend]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:41:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT+%283%291.png
An upper-level low will bring showers to Connecticut Friday through the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Charged With DUI After Driving to Wallingford Police Dept.]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:44:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/203*120/Marisa-Lemme.jpg
A drunk Wallingford woman drove to the police station with her four year old child in the car to report that she was being followed, police said.

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<![CDATA[Man Driving SUV Approaching Children at Middletown Bus Stop]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:35:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_158502308-%281%29.jpg
A man driving an SUV is approaching children children waiting for the bus in Middletown, police said.

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<![CDATA[New London Woman Attacks Group With Spray in New London: Police ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:16:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Destinie+Seales+mugshot.jpg
A New London woman is accused of attacking several people in New London, including child, which a spray that caused a burning sensation in their eyes, caused them to cough and made their skin red.

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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[Yard Goats File Motion to Fight Delay on Hartford Ballpark Construction ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:51:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/onlin_yard_goats_1200x675_730693699898.jpg
The day after the developer that was fired from building the new Hartford baseball team filed a court motion asking a judge to stop all construction at the ballpark, the owner of the baseball team the park...]]>
<![CDATA[Community Honors Police Through ‘Southington Blue’]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:55:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Southington+Police+thank+you.jpg
Community members in Southington came together on Friday to show support for the Southington Police Department.

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<![CDATA[‘Paintball Gun War’ Has to Stop Before Serious Injuries: Police ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:19:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/paintball+gun+wars.jpg
New Haven police have received a dozen reports of gun violence in the last week alone and have determined that people embroiled in turf or gang conflicts are using fake weapons that appear to be real, and...

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<![CDATA[Police Responded to Stafford Middle School After Knife Was Found]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:44:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/school+student+working+classroom+generic.jpg
Police responded to Stafford Middle School on Friday morning after a staff member found a knife at the school, according to state police.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Cell Phones Stolen from West Hartford in Large Theft Ring: Police ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Hartford+cell+phone+theft+ring.jpg
Two Connecticut men as well as a Florida man were arrested in a multi-state theft ring and one of the suspects is a UPS driver.

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<![CDATA[Mayor’s Pick for New Haven Fire Chief Responded to Train Crash in New Jersey]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:55:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/John+Alston.JPG
John Alston, a deputy fire chief in New Jersey, hopes to become the next fire chief for the city of New Haven and was getting ready to head to Connecticut on Thursday to meet with a committee about his...

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<![CDATA[Crews Work to Fix Water Main Break in Hartford]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/water+main+break+on+Townley+Street+in+Hartford+1200.jpg
Crews are working on fixing a broken 6-inch water main on Townley Street, near the intersection of Atwood Street, according to MDC.

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<![CDATA[14 Rescued When Ride at Big E Gets Stuck]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:34:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Big+E+rescue+1200.jpg
More than a dozen people were stuck on a ride at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts for around an hour and a half last night and had to be rescued.

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<![CDATA[11 CT Farms Might Have Received E.coli Tainted Meat]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Truelove+farm.jpg
Eleven Connecticut farms received beef from a Massachusetts slaughter house at the center of a multistate E.coli outbreak.

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<![CDATA[Gunmen Hold Up Clerk of Stratford Convenience Store ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:34:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stratford+247+store+robbery.jpg
Police are searching for three men who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint in Stratford last week and investigators are reaching out to the public for help to identify the robbers.

Photo Credit: Stratford Police]]>
<![CDATA[Dad Was Drunk With His Young Children in Car: Police]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:32:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/daniel+obrien+mug+shot.jpg
Clinton police have arrested a dad who is accused of driving drunk with his two young children in the car and causing a head-on crash. Officers who responded to the scene also found what appeared to be an...

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<![CDATA[New Haven Commuters Shaken Up After Hoboken Crash]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:09:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NJT+Crash+Overhead+View.jpg
Union Station in New Haven, much like the terminal in Hoboken, has commuter trains that run to and from New York and after this morning's crash, some Connecticut commuters are a little shaken up.

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<![CDATA[Centerplan Files Motion Delaying Construction at Ballpark]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:15:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dunkin%27-donuts-park1.jpg
Centerplan Construction, the original general contractor and developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, is looking to put the brakes on future construction at the stadium, according to documents obtained...

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<![CDATA[DPH Declares Public Water Supply Emergency for 4 Fairfield County Towns]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:01:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Water-Generic1.jpg
The Department of Public Health commissioner declared a public water supply emergency for four Fairfield towns as drought conditions persist.]]>
<![CDATA[Showers Return Friday and Last Into the Weekend]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:54:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT+%282%291.png
An upper-level low will bring showers to Connecticut Friday through the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Student Who Sold Drugs Linked to 2015 Overdoses Sentenced]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:48:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Eric+LONERGAN+new+1200.jpg
One of the five former Wesleyan University students arrested in connection with a slew of party drug overdoses last year has been sentenced to serve time in prison.

Photo Credit: Middletown Police]]>
<![CDATA[Man Who Led Police on Pursuit Writes 'I Won' on Social Media]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:37:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Morrissette.jpg
A 21-year-old man who led state police on a brief pursuit in Killingly on Tuesday apparently wrote "I won" on social media before being arrested the following day.

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Pair Stealing Mailbox Packages in Bethel Arrested]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:51:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Steven-Sautner-Dilsa-Collado.jpg
A pair who stole packages out of mailboxes in Bethel has been arrested, police said.Steven Sautner, 27, and Dilsa Collado, 43, are accused of stealing packages from homes on Nashville Road and...

Photo Credit: Bethel Police]]>
<![CDATA[Clough’s Hardware and Gifts in Stratford to Close After 83 Years]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:27:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cloughs+hardware+1200.jpg
These days there’s not much left on the shelves at Clough’s Hardware and Gifts in Stratford.

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<![CDATA[Teens Riding Bikes Stealing Phones From Peoples' Hands]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:38:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/218*120/downtown+hartford+photo.JPG
A group of teens riding BMX-style bikes are stealing phones in Hartford and it's a trend known as "apple picking," which tends to happen when a new iPhone comes out, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[DOT Reducing Rest Area Times]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:59:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rest+areas+in+Connecticut+1200.jpg
The state Department of Transportation is changing the hours at several rest areas across the state.

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<![CDATA[Heavy Delays on I-84 in Southington Following Fiery Crash]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:11:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southington-crash1.jpg
Drivers should expect heavy delays on I-84 in Southington going eastbound following a fiery crash.

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<![CDATA[Police Search Home of Mom Who Disappeared at Sea]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Linda+Carman+house+Middletown+daylight.jpg
Police searched the Middletown, Connecticut, home of a woman who is presumed dead after disappearing during a fishing trip with her son, a source close to the investigation said.

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<![CDATA[Construction Flaws Found After Trinity Deck Collapse]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:54:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/colapsa-balcon-trinity-college.jpg
An investigation into the deck collapse at off-campus Trinity College housing that injured 32 students has revealed that two decks on the house were structurally deficient and collapsed because of construction...

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<![CDATA[Family Sues West Haven Over Eminent Domain Case]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:58:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eminent+domain+west+haven.jpg
A West Haven family has filed a lawsuit against the city saying the planned use of eminent domain on two of their properties for The Haven is unconstitutional.

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<![CDATA[1 Suspect in Armed Robbery at Norwalk Pawn Shop in Custody in North Carolina]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:37:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/suspects15.jpg
U.S. marshals have detained a man in North Carolina who is suspected in an armed robbery at a Norwalk pawn shop earlier this month.

Photo Credit: Norwalk Police]]>
<![CDATA[Residents Raise Concerns to Willimantic Housing Authority After Homicide]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:46:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Willimantic_Housing_Authority_PKG_092816.jpg
On the surface, John J Ashton Tower in Willimantic seems secure. You need a key fob to enter the front door and there's a security camera in the lobby, but residents say it's all a deception and they are asking...]]>
<![CDATA[Registrars of Voters in Manchester Take Steps to Make Election Go Smoothly]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:33:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Voting-Sign-Generic-Ballot-1.jpg
With Democratic candidates and Republican candidates running full slates this presidential election year, the registrars of voters in Manchester resolved not to let lines back up voting for more than an...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Slashing Man’s Throat: Police]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:44:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Raynebow+Adams+mug+shot.jpg
A New Britain woman has been charged with attempted murder after she slit a man’s throat, according to New Britain police.

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<![CDATA[National Coffee Day: Where To Get Free Coffee]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:05:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Coffee+Generic.PNG
Waking up will be a little easier for caffeine fiends Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Manager Accused of Embezzling $400,000 from Non-Profit]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:42:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Man_Charged_With_Growing_Pot_Says_He_is_No_Criminal_1200x675_367932995889.jpg
A former manager for a Connecticut-based non-profit that helps the elderly, as well as people with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities, is accused of embezzling more than $400,000 from...

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<![CDATA[New Flooring Causes Headache for Dayville Couple]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/flooring1.jpg
When Pat and Bruce Till bought their home at the end of July, they knew it needed work. They decided to start from the bottom up and hired National Floors Direct to install hardwood floors in six rooms,...

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<![CDATA[Community Leaders, Police Chief Urge State To Not Renew Hamden Pizza Bar's Liquor Permit]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:51:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/slyce.jpg
Hamden Police Chief Thomas Wydra sent a letter Wednesday to the state’s Department of Consumer Protection urging the liquor commission not to extend the permit for the Slyce Pizza Bar on Arch Street.

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<![CDATA[New Contractor Chosen to Complete Hartford Ballpark]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:12:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dunkin-donuts-park.jpg
A new contractor has been chosen to complete Dunkin Donuts stadium in Hartford, city officials said.

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