<![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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:50:21 -0400 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:50:21 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[CL&P, UI Score in the Bottom of Nationwide Customer Service Survey]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:36:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/power_lines_generic.jpg
The power companies took a lot of flak for them and now years later those companies have gotten another bad review

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<![CDATA[Waterbury Residents Fight Cell Tower Proposal]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:45:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+cell+tower.jpg
Those living in the Town Plot neighborhood of Waterbury are standing their ground and demanding that the city tell Verizon Wireless to take a hike.

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<![CDATA[Accused Drug Dealer Facing Charges in Vernon]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sylvester+Gillespie+mug.jpg
Law enforcement officers have arrested a 42-year-old man accused of selling drugs near a school in the Rockville section of Vernon.

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<![CDATA[LifeStar Responds to Crash on Route 66 in Portland]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:16:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lifestar+flying_fixed.jpg
One person was airlifted to the hospital following a crash on Route 66 in Portland, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:21:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+lamont+freeman.jpg
Police said 44-year-old Lamont Freeman showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment at 160 Barbour Street while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Man Sent to Prison for Fatally Shooting Wife]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:29:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/062509Chyng001.jpg
The Norwich man who shot and killed his wife in 2009 has been convicted of murder or sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to New London Superior Court.]]>
<![CDATA[Norwalk Murder Suspect Fatally Shot During Arrest]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vamond+Elmore+1200mugshot.jpg
A convicted felon wanted for murder in Norwalk was shot and killed Tuesday morning while authorities arrived to arrest him at a South Carolina hotel, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

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<![CDATA[Superintendent Controversy Brewing in New London]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:18:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/72214nlsuperj00000000.jpg
The New London Board of Education planned to sign off on a contract for its new superintendent Monday night, but the meeting was cancelled to give board members more time to review the qualifications of Terrence...]]>
<![CDATA[Broken Equipment Delays Trash Collection in West Haven]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+trash.jpg
Last week, people in West Haven were complaining about a smelly problem: bulk trash sitting on their lawns more than a week after the scheduled pick-up. West Haven Mayor Ed O'Brien says the problem was twofold.

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<![CDATA[West Nile Virus Found in East Haven]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:35:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mosquitoes-dfw-generic-01.jpg
Mosquitoes in East Haven have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Department of Public Health. It’s the first time infected mosquitoes have been discovered this year.

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<![CDATA[Town of Cheshire to Demolish “Hoarder’s” Home]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:33:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheshire+hoarder.JPG
The town of Cheshire will demolish the clutter-filled home where a 66-year-old woman died in June.]]>
<![CDATA[Bloomfield Opens Cooling Centers]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:26:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/swimming-pool-generic.jpg
The Town of Bloomfield will open cooling centers on Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23.]]>
<![CDATA[State Senator in Serious, But Stable Condition After Fall: Family]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:11:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/197*120/Senator+Andrew+Maynard+Fall+1200+2.jpg
State Sen. Andrew Maynard, 52, is at Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for severe injuries suffered in a fall from an outside staircase at his home on Grandview Park in Stonington early Monday...

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<![CDATA[Decomposed Body Found Behind Waterbury Home]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:39:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Denver+Place+Waterbury1200.jpg
The decomposed body of a man was found behind a house in Waterbury on Tuesday and police are investigating.

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<![CDATA[Evacuations Over After After Gas Main Break at ECSU]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:25:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ECSU+gas+main+break1200.jpg
Part of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic and some nearby homes were evacuated after a contractor working for the school hit a line around 11:30 a.m. as they were putting in light poles.

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<![CDATA[Case Continued for 86-Year-Old Driver in Triple Fatal Crash]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:59:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Robert+Caroll+Court+Photo.jpg
An 86-year-old man appeared briefly in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday, facing manslaughter charges nearly a year since a fatal crash he was involved in last October on Route 6 in Farmington that killed...

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<![CDATA[Swatting Case Could Be Connected to Minecraft]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:07:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Thomas+Drive+Hamden+Connecticut1200.jpg
Police believe a reported shooting in Hamden on Tuesday is another case of swatting and the homeowner thinks it might be retribution from someone who did not get access to his son’s Minecraft-online...]]>
<![CDATA[Hundred Affected by Water Main Break in Bozrah]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:24:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bozrah+water+main+break1200.jpg
Construction crews in Bozrah broke a water main line that feeds into the City of Norwich and a 5-mile stretch of the main could be out of operation until Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Watch Historic I-84 Bridge Replacements in Time-Lapse ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:57:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/I+84+Bridge+Time+Lapse.JPG
The state released time-lapse video footage of the replacement of two I-84 bridges over Marion Avenue in Southington within one weekend.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Respond to Watertown Fire]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:28:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+at+862+Park+Road+Watertown+1200+2.jpg
Firefighters put out a fire at 862 Park Road in Watertown on Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Arrest Hotel Robbery Suspects]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:44:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SantiagoSupersadEdit.jpg
Police arrested two men Monday who are connected to an armed robbery at a Residence Inn in Shelton at the end of June.

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<![CDATA[State Trooper Struck on I-91 South in Rocky Hill]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:08:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rocky+Hill+Crash+DOT+Cams1200.jpg
A state trooper was taken to the hospital after his cruiser was hit on Interstate 91 southbound in Rocky Hill on Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Man Writes Robbery Note on Store's Paper: Cops]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:49:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JeffreySilanoEDIT.jpg
A man wrote a note on paper he got from a West Haven Walgreens clerk and scrawled a message on it stating that he was armed and that he planned on rob the store late Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Emergency Crews Respond to Glastonbury Truck Crash]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:38:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/glastonbury+route+2+ax.jpg
A tractor-trailer carrying a load of wood was involved in a crash on Route 2 in Glastonbury Tuesday morning and a bridge will need to be inspected, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[20 Teens Busted at Vacant West Haven Home]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:49:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Candece+Howard+and+Artay+Buster.jpg
Police arrested 20 teens when they busted a party at a vacant house in West Haven on Monday night and noticed the smell of marijuana.

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<![CDATA[Australian Cruise Ship Stops in New London]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:43:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dawn+Princess+New+London1200.jpg
An Australian cruise ship traveling around the world will make a stop in New London, Connecticut on Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Apartment Fire Displaces 5 Families]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:12:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/356+Wethersfield+Avenue+Hartford+back+1200.jpg
Five families have been displaced after a fire broke out at a Hartford apartment building early Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[4-Year-Old Found Wandering Outside Home, Mom Arrested]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:17:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mommug.jpg
A Connecticut mother accused of leaving her 4-year-old daughter home alone overnight has been arrested after the girl was found crying outside. Police said the girl told them it was not the first time she...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Hit and Killed by SUV in Stamford]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:42:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Generic-Ambulance-Cropped.jpg
Janice Pielert, 58, was hit and killed by an SUV on Summer Street in Stamford on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Four New Haven Restaurants Offering Seating in Parking Spots]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:16:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DINIDPIC.jpg
Last year, New Haven only had one restaurant use the program. This year, it has four.]]>
<![CDATA[Paving Scam Suspect Appears in Court]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/72114paverscamj00000000.jpg
Brian Curylo, who is accused of running a paving scam targeting elderly homeowners in Bristol, appeared in court on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Equipment Moved In To New East Haven Dispatch Center]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:18:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/easthavenedit.png
At the East Haven Police Department, the computers are going in and the room is being set up for the new dispatch center.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Rescuing Turtle Attacked by Dog in Hamden]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:21:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_14588642.jpg
A man attempting to move a turtle from a roadway in Hamden was attacked and seriously injured by a dog last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Drank While Driving from Ohio to Connecticut: Cops]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:24:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sean+hickey1200.jpg
A Glastonbury man who was stopped very early Friday morning because his headlights were off admitted to police that he had been drinking along his trip from Cincinnati, Ohio to his home in Glastobury,...

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<![CDATA[Woman Dies in New London Motorcycle Accident]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:59:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police+Tape+Police+Generic+Trenton.jpg
A 51-year-old Shelton woman died after the motorcycle she was driving collided with a commercial box truck in New London.

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<![CDATA[Greenwich Town Employee Charged in Machete Incident]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:12:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/machete-generic.jpg
A 70-year-old employee for the town of Greenwich was arrested on Friday morning, accused of getting into a fight with a coworker and threatening the man with a machete, according to Greenwich Police.

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<![CDATA[Vandals Damage 17 Cars at Westbrook Honda]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:32:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/westbrook+honda.jpg
Seventeen cars at Westbrook Honda were damaged over the weekend and state police are investigating.

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<![CDATA[Blumenthal Says Putin Must Apologize After Ukraine Plane Crash]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:35:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Senator+Richard+Blumenthal.jpg
United States Congressional members want to ratchet up the pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin after a Malaysian Airlines jetliner was shot down in an area of Ukraine that pro-Russian...]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Senators Push Incentive for American Businesses to Keep Jobs Local]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:53:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/senators1.jpg
Both of Connecticut's senators are calling on Congress to end tax benefits for shipping jobs overseas.

<![CDATA[Man Drove Over Old Lyme High Sports Fields: Cops ]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:55:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Old+Lyme+High+School.jpg
An Old Lyme man is accused of driving on several athletic fields at Old Lyme High School and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage in the process.

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<![CDATA[Neighbors Object to Proposed East Hartford Church]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:10:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EHFTDCHURCH072114.jpg
Residents on Christopher Court in East Hartford are concerned about a new church proposing to move in at the end of the street.]]>
<![CDATA[Legislation Proposed to Save Pet Owners Money on Animal Meds]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:28:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dog-Days-Thumb-071814.jpg
Senators from Connecticut and New York are spearheading a bill that they say would save pet owners hundreds of dollars annually.]]>
<![CDATA[It’s National Junk Food Day]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:23:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pez+Candy+Getty+images.jpg
Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something salty, some snacking favorites are made right here in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Stabbing in Vernon]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:20:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+Police.JPG
A 24-year-old Vernon man was stabbed in the abdomen at the Vernon Pines apartments early Sunday morning and police are searching for the attacker.

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<![CDATA[Pose With Red Sox World Series Trophies Tonight]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:11:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Red+Sox+World+Series+trophiesa.jpg
2004, 2007 and 2014 were good years to be a Red Sox fan and you can continue to bask in that glory by posing for a photo with the team’s trophies.

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<![CDATA[Injuries Reported in Manchester Crash]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:44:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Manchester+crash+closeup.jpg
Injuries are reported after a two-vehicle crash at Main and Center streets in Manchester on Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Protest Planned Against Rock Cats Move]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:07:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rock+Cats+stadium+rendering.jpg
Protesters are planning to march from the proposed downtown Hartford baseball stadium site to city hall Monday night to rally against the planned Rock Cats move to the capital city.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Damages Building on West Main Street in Meriden]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:41:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MERIDEN+FIRE+post.jpg
Meriden firefighters responded to a fire at 250 West Main Street late Sunday afternoon.

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