<![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 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:10:21 -0400 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:10:21 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[LifeStar Airlifts Motorcylist After Canaan Crash]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:54:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Coventry+Lifestar+1200-1.jpg
A LifeStar medical helicopter responded to the area of Routes 7 and 63 in the Falls Village section of Canaan on Friday evening to airlift a motorcycle driver involved a crash with several other calls, according...]]>
<![CDATA[Teal Pumpkins Take "Scare" Out of Halloween]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:04:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC-teal-pumpkins.jpg
Why are pumpkins going teal this year? It’s a new trend designed to take the "scare" out of Halloween for kids with food allergies.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Hospitals Prepare for Possibility of Ebola Patient]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:25:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ebolarountblpic.jpg
Hospitals in Connecticut are working to make sure they have the necessary resources to treat an Ebola case if one is diagnosed in our state.]]>
<![CDATA[Daniel Hand Football Game Canceled Over "Inappropriate Behavior"]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:29:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/football-generic-nbc7.jpg
A high school football game has been canceled after members of the Daniel Hand High School junior varsity team engaged in “inappropriate behavior” in the school locker room and on the bus, according to...]]>
<![CDATA[Blumenthal Demands Nationwide Airbag Recall]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:54:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blumenthal+airbags.JPG
Brandishing a picture of an exploded airbag, Sen. Richard Blumenthal repeated his demand for a nationwide recall of potentially defective airbags made by Takata.

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<![CDATA[Contract Extended for New London Interim Supterintendent]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:25:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/richard+foye+new+london.jpg
The New London Board of Education has extended the interim superintendent's contract through Nov. 21 while the search continues for a permanent replacement.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Target at Least a Dozen Cars in North Branford]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:47:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BranfordBreakInsPic00000000.jpg
Lock your car doors: That's the message North Branford police are sending residents after a string of car break-ins overnight Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Oil Truck Overturns in South Windsor]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:48:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oil+truck_south+windsor+crash.jpg
A truck carrying 1,700 gallons of oil overturned on Smith Street in South Windsor on Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Yard Worker Sexually Assaults 14-Year-Old Girl: Police]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:59:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/north+haven+police+generic+1200.jpg
Police have arrested New Haven man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl multiple times over several months.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sexually Abuses Woman's Pit Bull: Police]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:03:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Police have taken a suspect into custody after receiving the report that a man sexually abused a Waterbury resident's rescue dog.

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<![CDATA[Hamden Police Hunt Accused Murderer]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:53:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/coutermash+papatoniou.jpg
Police have charged a 33-year-old East Haven man in connection with a fatal shooting in a Hamden home last Sunday and are looking for a second suspect considered armed and dangerous.

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<![CDATA[Gas Company Repairing Gas Leak at Industrial Park]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:07:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/North+Branford+Gas+Leak+Edited.jpg
A North Branford industrial park has been evacuated due to a gas leak.

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<![CDATA[Crashes Cause Traffic Delays on Wet Roads]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:13:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/191*120/102414+Manchester+Crash+Edited.jpg
As rain caused slick roads Friday morning, there were some minor crashes on the wet roads for the morning commute.

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<![CDATA[Does A Recent Airbag Recall Apply to CT Cars?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_recall_airbag.jpg
A massive recall of cars with potentially deadly airbags likely does not apply to cars sold in Connecticut, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But a Connecticut lawmaker is pushing...

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<![CDATA[No Additional Sex Offenders at Manchester Group Home]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:59:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Manchester+house+resized.jpg
The Department of Correction has stopped placing sex offenders at a group home on Clinton Street in Manchester after residents began to fight back out of concern for the safety of their children and families.

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<![CDATA[Fire at Hartford Nursing Home Where 16 Died in 2003 Blaze]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:32:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+nursing+home+fire.JPG
Fire broke out Thursday night at a nursing home on Greenwood Street in Hartford, the same facility where more than a dozen people died in a blaze 11 years.

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<![CDATA[State Police Endorse Malloy for Governor]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:57:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/dan+malloy+4.jpg
The Connecticut State Police Union and National Troopers Coalition are throwing their support to Gov. Dan Malloy as election day draws near.

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<![CDATA[Biomedical Research Facility Opening Branford]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:36:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-03.jpg
A new biomedical research facility opening in Branford is expected to attract top scientists and promises breakthroughs in medical science.

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<![CDATA[No Halloween Parades at Newington Schools]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/newington+school.JPG
Newington's public schools have eliminated Halloween costume parades this year out of respect for religions that object to the idea, but some parents object to that decision.

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<![CDATA[Fund Set Up for Kids of Stamford Mom Killed in Crash]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:20:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stamford+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
A memorial fund has been set up to benefit the two children whose mother died in a Stamford crash Oct. 18.

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<![CDATA[Counselor Back to School After "Slasher" Film Controversy]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:35:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sage+park+middle+vnuk.jpg
A middle school guidance counselor in Windsor returned to work today after agreeing to stop making the erotic horror films that prompted school officials to place him on administrative leave earlier this month...

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<![CDATA[Power Outage Closes UConn Avery Point Campus]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:42:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+avery+point.jpg
The University of Connecticut Avery Point campus in Groton closed at 3 p.m. Thursday due to a power outage that left much the area without electricity, according to university spokesperson Stephanie Reitz.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Newington Convenience Store Robbery]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:45:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Anthony+Marrero+1200.jpg
Newington police have arrested a man suspected in an armed robbery at a convenience store two years ago.

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<![CDATA[Merritt Parkway Reopens After Crash in Greenwich]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:04:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Greenwich+crash+injuries+1200.jpg
The southbound side of the Merritt Parkway has reopened in Greenwich after a car crash and fire closed the highway between exits 27 and 28 on Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Farmington Burglar Steals Jewelry and Apologizes]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:39:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Police+Line+Police+Tape+Police+Generic+Frankford.JPG
Police are searching for the woman broke into a Farmington home in broad daylight Thursday and apologized to the resident before leaving with stolen jewelry in her backpack.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Threat Against Jonathan Law High School]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Milford+Police+cruiser1200.jpg
Milford police have arrested a man accused of making a threat against Jonathan Law High School.]]>
<![CDATA[Student Charged in Bristol High School Bomb Threat]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:17:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bristol+Central+High+School+1200.jpg
Bristol police have arrested a 15-year-old student in connection with a bomb threat at Bristol Central High School on Oct. 9.

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<![CDATA[Masked Man Fired Gun During Hamden Home Invasion]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:13:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+department.JPG
A man wearing a Halloween mask and another masked man fired a gunshot during a home invasion in Hamden last night and hit a resident in the head before the home owner’s dog attacked and scared them off.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Hospitals Hold Ebola Drill]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:41:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ebola+drill+at+Midstate+1200.jpg
An Ebola drill is underway this morning as Connecticut hospitals prepare in the case that they had to treat an Ebola patient.

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<![CDATA[Police Make Arrests in Manchester Robbery]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:44:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/James+Crane+and+Keron+Parkman.jpg
Manchester police arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery at Sam’s Convenience Store early this morning.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Car in Water]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:21:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+police+generic.jpg
Police are responding to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, where there is a vehicle in the water near the boat launch.

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<![CDATA[2-Alarm Fire at New Haven Strip Mall]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+at+1460+Whalley+Ave+New+Haven+1200.jpg
Part of Whalley Avenue in New Haven was closed this morning after fire broke out at a strip mall at 1460 Whalley Ave., but has reopened.

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<![CDATA[Downed Wires Cause Hartford Road Closure]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:04:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/102214+Hartford+Wires+Down+Edited.jpg
Police have responded to the area of 595 Broad View Terrace due to downed wires and are closing the road there.

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<![CDATA[Gas Fire Shoots Up Into Night Sky]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:56:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wethersfield+Fire+Edited.jpg
Emergency crews worked through the night in Wethersfield after fallen wires came in contact with natural gas, sparking a fire that reached the heights of power lines and trees on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[State Launches Ebola Information Website]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:29:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_file_ebola_cdc.jpg
The state of Connecticut has launched a website to keep residents informed about the Ebola virus after a few reported cases and scares nationwide.]]>
<![CDATA[High Winds Knock Down Trees, Cause Power Outages ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Glastonbury+Three+Corners+Road+1200.jpg
Thousands of households across the state are waking up without power after high winds and heavy rain.

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<![CDATA[Physician Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:16:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Glenn+Giarratana+Edited.jpg
Police arrested a New London physician Wednesday who has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient, police said.

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<![CDATA[Oil Slick Causes Crashes on Route 8 in Beacon Falls]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:47:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Beacon+Falls+Route+8+Crash.jpg
The southbound side of Route 8 was closed in Beacon Falls after an oil slick caused a number of crashes on Wednesday, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[CT Residents Complain of Health Insurance Cancellation Notices]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:43 -0400
Many Connecticut residents are reporting receiving cancellation notices about their health insurance policies.]]>
<![CDATA[State Police ID Body Found as Missing Man]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:22:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/David+Godwin+1200.JPG
State police have identified a body found earlier this month near Interstate 95 in New London as a Middletown man who has been missing since October of last year.]]>
<![CDATA[First Niagara Bank to Consolidate New Haven Branch]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:38:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/First+Niagara+Bank+New+Haven+Edited.jpg
Customers at a First Niagara bank branch in New Haven will have to go to Woodbridge for bank business in the New Year due to consolidation plans.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Arrested in Drug Bust at Stratford Inn ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:40:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bischoff+Lowe+Mug+Shots.jpg
Police arrested two men on drug charges at a Stratford inn Tuesday following a narcotics and prostitution investigation.

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<![CDATA[West Haven Family Quarantined After Return from West Africa ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:40:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola13.jpg
A family of six from West Haven has been quarantined after returning from West Africa, according to Mayor Edward O’Brien. They do not have any symptoms, the mayor said.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Bank Employee Stole $100,000 from Customers: Officials]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:21:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/money_handcuffs_generic_nbc.jpg
A former employee of a Newington bank has been arrested on federal charges, accused of stealing more than $100,000 from bank customers and diverting bank statements.]]>
<![CDATA[ Police Arrest Man on Gun, Burglary Charges]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/102214+Kyle+Eckweiler+Edited.jpg
Shelton police arrested a 21-year-old man Wednesday on five warrants for gun, burglary and larceny charges.

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