<![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, 20 Aug 2014 22:28:00 -0400 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:28:00 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police Invesitgate "Swatting" Incident in Norwalk]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norwalk+police+generic.jpg
“Swatters” struck in Norwalk overnight, calling police to a home on Kendall Court, where they claimed a suicidal person had a gun.

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<![CDATA[Vernon Police Search for Missing 62-Year-Old Man]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:19:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/john+roman.jpg
Vernon police are asking for the public's help in finding 62-year-old John Roman, who has a mental disability and walked away from his group home in Rockville yesterday morning, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Cumberland Farms Donating to ALS Assocation]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:30:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cumberland+Farms.jpg
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the latest Connecticut politician to get doused with ice water to increase awareness about a debilitating disease.

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<![CDATA[Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus Found in Stamford]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:35:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/westnilevirus.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[New Haven Artists to Transform I-91 Underpass]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:17:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/under91project08202014.jpg
Walking along the underpass on Humphrey Street in New Haven is not impressive, but the "Under 91 Project" hopes to make the area bright and friendly.]]>
<![CDATA[Middletown Takes Steps to Fight Overcrowding in Schools]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:57:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/530pmiddletownstill081914doug00000000.jpg
The Middletown Board of Education has asked the city for more than $200,000 to hire additional teachers and help fight overcrowding in the classroom.]]>
<![CDATA[Madison Police Seek Restaurant Burglar]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/madison+pizza+burglar.jpg
Police are searching for the man who robbed a Madison pizza place Tuesday and tried to break into two other restaurants in town.

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<![CDATA[Police Search for Man Who Tried to Steal Luxury Cars]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:25:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carmax+Suspect+edit.jpg
Police are searching for the young man who tried to steal two luxury cars from a Hartford dealership earlier this month.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Teen Charged After Being Shot With Taser]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:04:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+taser+teen.jpg
A Hartford teen taken to the hospital after police shot him with a Taser Tuesday afternoon has been charged with interfering with police and second-degree breach of peace.

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<![CDATA[Rock Cats Pay Off $164K in Stadium Taxes Owed]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:14:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rock+cats+generic.jpg
The New Britain Rock Cats plan to leave New Britain and move to Hartford in 2016 and now the city of New Britain says it will no longer be helping with the team's tax problems in neighboring Berlin.

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<![CDATA[NESS Promotes Hands-On Learning Through Sailing]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:55:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NESS.JPG
Taking kids out of the inner city, and putting them out on the open water, is one of the key goals of NESS – the New England Science and Sailing organization in Stonington.

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<![CDATA[Woman Grabs, Punches MDC Worker in Hartford: Police]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:18:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MDC+Vehicle+1200.jpg
Police have arrested a 21-year-old Hartford woman accused of grabbing and punching an water company worker after a minor car accident Tuesday and are searching for two men who dragged him out of the truck...]]>
<![CDATA[Volunteer Firefighter Set Dumpster on Fire: Cops]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:58:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christopher+Newman+Southington.jpg
Southington police have arrested a 24-year-old volunteer firefighter who is accused of setting a dumpster on fire.

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<![CDATA["I Will Kill You": Man Charged in Craigslist Robbery]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:31:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ferrell.jpg
Police are searching for the Hartford man who used counterfeit cash to pay for an iPhone listed on Craigslist, then pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the seller when confronted about the fake bills.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Fatal Shooting of 19-Year-Old in New Britain]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:11:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/81914+New+Britain+Investigation.jpg
New Britain Police have identified the 19-year old man who was shot and killed on Roberts Street on Monday night and conrtinue to investigate his death.

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<![CDATA[Bridgeport Man Charged With Arson]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:58:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Santiraj+Chounlamountry1200.jpg
Police have arrested a Bridgeport man accused of setting a fire in a local home.

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<![CDATA[Woman Left Child Unattended Twice: Police]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Milford+Police+cruiser1200.jpg
Milford police arrested a Trumbull woman who is accused of leaving children alone in the car at two separate shopping centers on Monday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Marijuana Dispensary Opens in South Windsor]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:43:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marijuana+dispensary_south+windsor.jpg
A medical marijuana dispensary facility in South Windsor has opened.

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<![CDATA[Police Arrest 6 After Shoplifting Incident at Clinton Outlet Mall]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:44:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1021139922.jpg
Police arrested six people after finding stolen merchandise from at least five stores at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets in the car two of the suspects were trying to drive away in.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Motorcyclist Injured in Manchester Crash]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:51:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/life+star.jpg
A motorcyclist injured in a crash in Manchester on Friday night remains in the hospital, but police said his condition is improving.]]>
<![CDATA[Minor Injuries Reported in Hartford Van Rollover]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Two+vans+collide+in+Hartford+1200.jpg
Two people suffered minor injuries when two vans collided at Pleasant and Windsor streets around 9 a.m.

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<![CDATA[ Priest Accused of Sexual Assault Due in Court]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:07:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Paul+Gotta+1200.jpg
A Connecticut priest who was suspended last year and arrested in March on several sexual assault charges is due in court on Wednesday for pre-trial proceedings.]]>
<![CDATA[Hotel Clerk Thwarts Robbery Attempt]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:15:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael+Ewing.jpg
The would-be robber asked for a pen and paper to write his demands, police said.

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<![CDATA[Looking for a Job? The XL Center Is Hiring.]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:13:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/XL+Center.JPG
Hartford's XL Center is hosting a part-time job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The entertainment venue has job openings in the guest services, event security, custodial, facility workers and ticket...

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<![CDATA[First CT Dave & Buster's Is Hiring in Manchester]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:15:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dave+busters.jpg
The first Connecticut Dave & Buster's is schedule to open in a month. If you're looking for a job, the popular restaurant, bar and arcade business is hiring.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Sisters Reported Missing in New Haven]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:30:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Missing+Tappin+sisters+1200.jpg
Police have issued Silver Alerts for three New Haven sisters who have been missing since Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Rally to Stop Violence Held in Honor of Man Killed by Stray Bullet]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:27:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dare+to+stand+rally.jpg
A 58-year-old man died after being hit by a stray bullet inside his New Haven home, and police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[Crash Closes Lanes on I-91 North in Stratford]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:50:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/I95+Crash+Edited.jpg
A motor vehicle crash has closed some lanes on Interstate 95 northbound in Stratford, causing traffic delays during the morning commute.

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<![CDATA[East Haven Police Cracking Down on ATV Riders]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:13:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/boy+atv+bronx+river+parkway.jpg
Police in East Haven are cracking down on ATVs riding recklessly.]]>
<![CDATA[New State Grants for Art Education]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:53:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/190*120/paint+brush+generic.jpg
The Connecticut State Department of Education has announced a new grant program that aims to strengthen the arts in education.

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<![CDATA[Two Injured in Tractor Trailer Rollover Crash]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:52:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tractor+trailer+91+wethersfield.png
Police are urging drivers to avoid Interstate 91 southbound in Wethersfield, where several lanes are closed and traffic is delayed after a tractor trailer overturned on the highway.]]>
<![CDATA[New "Hope" For Abandoned Chihuahua]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:17:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/abandoned+chihuahua.jpg
She's become a bit of a mascot for Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control, but just a couple weeks ago, the future seemed grim for Hope the Chihuahua.

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<![CDATA[Air Conditioner Catches Fire at North Haven Hotel]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SD-Fire-Engine-Generic.jpg
Hotel guests were evacuated from a Best Western in North Haven when an air conditioning unit caught fire Tuesday evening, according to the fire department.

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<![CDATA[Water Company Worker Attacked After Crash: MDC]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:47:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MDC+Vehicle+1200.jpg
Police are searching for the people who attacked a Metropolitan District Commission worker following a minor crash with a water company truck in Hartford on Tuesday, according to the agency.]]>
<![CDATA[Police, Firefighters Respond to Bristol Crash]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:15:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+route+6+crash.jpg
Police are responding to a crash at Route 6 and Vincent Road in Bristol.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:14:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/keney+park+hartford.jpg
Hartford officials are urging city residents to take precautions when spending time outside after mosquitoes found at Keney Park tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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<![CDATA[Apple Store Opening at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:14:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
A new Apple Store at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor will hold its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Urge Childproofing of Liquid Nicotine]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:34:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Liquid+Nicotine.jpg
Connecticut lawmakers are calling for legislation that would require manufacturers to use child-proof bottles for liquid nicotine.

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<![CDATA[Man Steals From Plainfield Construction Site: Police]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:17:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs12.jpg
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man accused of stealing copper piping and tools from a Plainfield construction site.

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<![CDATA[Charges Dropped for Man Who Filed Police Brutality Complaint]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:52:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mark+maher.jpg
The Hartford state’s attorney has thrown out an arrest warrant for Officer Matthew Worden of the Enfield Police Department, who was accused of using force while arresting a man in April.

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<![CDATA[Shelton Man Arrested After Threatening Priest: Police]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pews+church+generic.jpg
A 48-year-old Shelton man is facing charges after threatening a priest outside a Bridgeport church Tuesday afternoon, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Easton Mom Leaves 4-Year-Old Alone in Motel Room: Police]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:16:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brittany+hacker.jpg
An Easton mom is facing charges after police say she left her 4-year-old daughter in a Fairfield motel room while going to confront her estranged husband.

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Roberts Street in East Hartford]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:17:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_131812412.jpg
Roberts Street is closed in East Hartford after a crash on the 100 block, according to police.

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<![CDATA[1 Hurt in 3-Car Collision on I-95 South]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:49:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/suburban+I-95+crash.jpg
One person was injured when a car carrier, box truck and SUV collided on Interstate 95 southbound between exits 17 and 18 in Westport Tuesday morning, according to the Westport Fire Department.

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<![CDATA[Bank Robbery Suspects Charged After Chase, Crash]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:44:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/westport+td+bank+mugs.jpg
Two New Haven men accused of robbing a Westport bank were arrested after leading officers on a car chase, colliding with at least two other cars after driving the wrong way on the Meritt Parkway and running into...

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<![CDATA[Man Seriously Injured After Jumping Out of Car: Police]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:07:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Britain+avenue+pedestrian+struck.jpg
A 24-year-old Farmington man has been seriously injured after jumping out of the backseat of a car on Route 71/Hartford Road in New Britain early Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Greenwich Teen Assaulted, Abducted By Boyfriend: Police]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:34:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1318124121.jpg
A 26-year-old New York man has been charged with kidnapping, rape and strangulation after abducting a 19-year-old Greenwich woman with whom he had been in a relationship, according to the Port Chester Patch.

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<![CDATA[Police Arrest 3 in Heroin Drug Deal Near Bike Trail: PD]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:48:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hamden+Heroin+Arrest.jpg
Police arrested three men after finding heroin in a car parked near the Farmington Canal Trail in Hamden during a suspected drug deal, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Man Threatens to Kill Wife, Children: Police]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:54:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1021139921.jpg
Police arrested a Glastonbury man accused of threatening to kill his wife and children on Monday.

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