<![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 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:11:53 -0400 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:11:53 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sunny, Dry Weather Ahead]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:56:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Capture86.JPG
High pressure is building into the region and that means the weather will continue to improve going forward.
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<![CDATA[Pilot Dies on Flight Headed to Boston]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:06:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/image1162.JPG
An American Airlines pilot died aboard one of its planes Monday morning, a spokesperson for the airline has confirmed. The Boston-bound plane had to make an emergency landing in Syracuse.
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<![CDATA[Group Attacks Man After Conspiring to Rob Him: Cops]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:11:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Joseph+Cahill+Shawn+Craig+and+Robert+Torelli+.jpg
Police have arrested a teenage girl accused of luring a Shelton man home and getting him drunk, as well a man and two teens accused of beating the victim up during a home invasion.

Photo Credit: Shelton Police]]>
<![CDATA[Drunken Dad Left Baby Alone for Hour: Police]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:40:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford+police+cruiser.jpg
Milford police have arrested a father who is accused of leaving his 15-month old child alone for more than an hour after neighbors reported the man was drunk and roaming around his neighborhood, police said.

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<![CDATA[Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation in Torrington]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:29:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/firefighter-generic-san-die.jpg
Emergency crews have responded to a gas leak in the area of 23 Franklin Street in Torrington and the building has been evacuated.

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<![CDATA[Crews Respond to Fire in West Hartford]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:42:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Hartford+Fire+Truck+Edited.jpg
Firefighters have responded to the scene of a fire on Fern Street in West Hartford and the road is closed.

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<![CDATA[Crews Responded to Gas Leak in Hartford]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:48:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Zion+Street+gas+leak+Hartford.png
Emergency officials responded to a gas leak at Zion and Hamilton streets in Hartford on Monday morning and the scene is clearing as of 8:42 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Assaulting 2 People in Willington]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:35:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Daniel+Lee+Bitcon+1200.jpg
State police have arrested a man who’s accused of attacking a woman in Willington, then using a tree limb to hit the man who tried to come to her rescue.

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Stabbing in Enfield]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:31:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enfield+police+department.JPG
Police are investigating a stabbing in Enfield.]]>
<![CDATA[Conn. Food Truck Has Crickets on the Menu]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:26:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Candice-Tacos-13.jpeg
A food truck at the University of Connecticut is now serving up roasted crickets.

Photo Credit: Candice Nguyen]]>
<![CDATA[Route 2 West Ramp Closed in East Hartford]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:54:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rollover+on+Route+E+West+East+Hartford.jpg
The Route 2 West ramp to Governor Street in East Hartford was closed after a vehicle rolled over, but the scene is now clear.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Killed in Crash on Route 4 in Torrington]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:08:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TORINGTON+FATAL+ACCIDENT200000000.jpg
One person was killed in a crash on Route 4 in Torrington early Monday morning after hitting a telephone pole, a stone wall and a tree, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Community Reacts After Police Officer Denied Service]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:19:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Hartford+Dunkin+Donuts+1200.jpg
A day after news broke that a West Hartford police officer was denied service at a local Dunkin’ Donuts, people are still angry about the coffee shop controversy.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular Quassy Amusement Park Ride Closing]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:05:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/quassy_overdoses.jpg
For the last 50 years, people frequenting Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury have been riding The Trabant.

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<![CDATA[Over 1,000 People Participate in Yale Bowl Walk for Diabetes]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:57:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/diabetes+walk+1200.jpg
About 400,000 new cases of Type One Diabetes are diagnosed each year, increasing the effort to find a cure. Sunday, more than 1,000 people participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk...]]>
<![CDATA[Waterford Police Seek Perfume Shoplifting Suspect]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:58:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterford+perfume+thief+suspects+1200.jpg
Waterford police are looking for two women suspected of shoplifting nearly $2,000 in perfume from a beauty store in Waterford toward the end of last month.

Photo Credit: Waterford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Mystic Seaport to Remain Open Year-Round in 2016]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:44:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amistad+1200.jpg
Mystic Seaport will be open year-round come 2016.

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<![CDATA[Parents of Sandy Hook Victims Address Oregon Shooting]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:14:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/159498517.jpg
The parents of two young children killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy speaking out about doing more nationwide to prevent future school shootings after another deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college...

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<![CDATA[LifeStar Airlifts Person to Hospital After Colebrook Crash]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:04:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lifestar+flying_fixed.jpg
LifeStar airlifted a patient to Hartford Hospital after a crash in Colebrook late Saturday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Airlifted to Hospital in Old Lyme Crash]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:18:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Policelightsgeneric.jpg
LifeStar airlifted a person to the hospital after a crash involving two motorcycles and a car in Old Lyme Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[2 CT Fallen Firefighters Honored at National Memorial]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:48:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bell+fiori+1200.jpg
Two Connecticut firefighters are among 87 being honored at a national memorial for fallen firefighters in Maryland on Sunday.

Photo Credit: National Fallen Firefighter Foundation
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<![CDATA[Joaquin Bears Down on Bermuda]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:44:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WxW+Tropics+Satellite.png
Joaquin won't hit the United States but will make a close pass to Bermuda Sunday evening.
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<![CDATA[Water Main Break in West Hartford]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:13:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/water-main-break-generic.jpg
Crews responded to a water main break on South Wood Drive in West Hartford early Sunday morning.

Photo Credit: Peggy Cassidy]]>
<![CDATA[Road Reopens After Motorcycle Crash in Simsbury]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:08:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/simsbury+police_722_406.jpg
Farms Village Road has reopened in Simsbury after a late night motorcycle crash.

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<![CDATA[9 Displaced After East Hartford Fire]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:34:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+hartford+fire+1200.jpg
Faulty wiring sparked a house fire in East Hartford on Tolland Street early Sunday morning, displacing nine people in two families.

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<![CDATA[Crews Respond to New London Fire]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 21:12:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
New London firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire Saturday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Community Mourns Hartford Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run ]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:56:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/garden+st+memorial+web.jpg
Family and friends are remembering a Hartford woman who died after a hit-and-run.

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<![CDATA[ 'We Don't Serve Cops Here,' Dunkin' Donuts Employee Tells Officer]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:26:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Hartford+Dunkin+Donuts+1200.jpg
A Dunkin' Donuts employee is apologizing after telling a police officer waiting to buy coffee that the West Hartford location doesn't serve cops, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Dry Chemical Released at Ellington Gas Station]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:40:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Apparent white fog surrounded a Cumberland Farms in Ellington Saturday after a dry chemical was released during a fire alarm call.]]>
<![CDATA[Registered Sex Offender Exposed Himself on Trail: PD]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:49:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/richard+hammond+1200.jpg
A registered sex offender is facing breach of peace and public indecency charges after a jogger told police he saw him on a trail without pants and with his genitals exposed, police said.

Photo Credit: Shelton Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[NY Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 23:25:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pots-n-watts1.jpg
A woman was killed and three passersby were hurt Saturday afternoon in a gas explosion that devastated a three-story building in Brooklyn, New York. The explosion might have been sparked while a high-end...]]>
<![CDATA[Person Hospitalized in Hartford Stabbing]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:58:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic+new.jpg
A person was hospitalized in a stabbing early Saturday morning in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Students Sing With Josh Groban]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:21:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/josh+groban+with+eastern+chamber+singers+1200.jpg
Singer/songwriter Josh Groban wasn't walking alone when he took to the stage at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford last week. He had a choir of Connecticut college students performing a couple songs from his new...

Photo Credit: Eastern Connecticut State University ]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds Brave the Rain for Hartford Heart Walk]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:49:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*137/heart_walk2014.png
Hundreds of walkers raised tens of thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association, Saturday. Despite the rain, people flooded into Rentschler Field for the annual Hartford Heart Walk.]]>
<![CDATA[Temperatures Below Average on Drizzly Saturday]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:13:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/First+Alert+Weather+Red.jpg
Temperatures are below average for this time of year on this drizzly Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Berlin Residents Brave Rain for Friday Night Events]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:25:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rainy+Berlin+fair+web.jpg
A cool and rainy Friday night did not stop people from enjoying the end of the work week.

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<![CDATA[Robbery on Shoreline Trail has Cyclists, Joggers on Edge]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:18:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+trail+web.jpg
Joggers and cyclists in New Haven are on alert after a robbery on a popular shoreline trail. It happened on the Farmington River Canal Trail Thursday night, and police are still searching for the suspects.

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<![CDATA[Proposed Bill Could Bring Connecticut Tobacco to Cuba]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:42:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tobacco-Cigarettes-generic.jpg
For half-a-century, a trade embargo has banned the sale of US goods to Cuba.]]>
<![CDATA[Dentist Charged in Death of Patient Granted Probation]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:30:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RASHMI+PATEL+1200.jpg
An Enfield dentist who was charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of a patient in 2014 has been placed on probation for two years and was granted accelerated rehabilitation.

Photo Credit: Enfield Police]]>
<![CDATA[Donations to Bank’s Coin Machine Benefit Food Pantry]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:52:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bank-generic.jpg
TD Bank is using its popular coin counter machine to do good for local charitable organizations throughout the East Coast, including here in Connecticut for the benefit of a local food pantry.]]>
<![CDATA[Water Restored After Main Break Causes Geyser in Hartford]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:28:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+geyser+water+main.jpg
A water main break shot water into the air on New Britain Avenue in Hartford on Thursday afternoon, which affected traffic for around 18 hours.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Search for Teen Missing for Almost a Month]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:07:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Natasha+Rivera+1200.jpg
Police are asking for help to find an East Hartford teen who ran away from home nearly a month ago.

Photo Credit: East Hartford Police]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Charged in Child's Death Left Baby in Tub: Docs]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tamara+Santana+and+baby+dies+after+drowning+on+Elmer+Street+in+Hartford.jpg
A 27-year-old Hartford mother who was charged in connection with the death of her 1-year-old son is in prison and has been placed on mental health watch.]]>