<![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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:41:47 -0400 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:41:47 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Part of Route 1 in Waterford Closed ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:37:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Route 1 in Waterford is closed at the intersection of Niantic River Road and in the area of Cross Road.]]>
<![CDATA[NY Man Arrested on 302 Counts of Fraud]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:16:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Luc+Beaubrun1200.jpg
Wallingford Police have arrested a New York man on 302 counts of fraud.

Photo Credit: Wallingford Police]]>
<![CDATA[Bail Bond Agent Charged With Murder]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:55:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Angela+Grasso-Cunha+mug+Jose+Mendez+and+Prospect+Ave+crash+scene+copy.jpg
Police are investigating a fatal shooting and car accident on Prospect Avenue near the Hartford/West Hartford line. The road is closed.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Issue Warning After Break-Ins in Orange]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:38:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Police in Orange are warning residents to lock up their houses and cars after a spree of burglaries in recent days.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Goes Into Rage, Sets Fire to Abandoned Building: Cops]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:10:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Monserrate+Torres1200.jpg
Waterbury police arrested a man who is suspected of setting fire to an abandoned factory he had been staying in because he was angry over changes to it.

Photo Credit: Waterbury Police]]>
<![CDATA[High Winds, Elevated Fire Danger Today]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:24:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+warning+April+24+copy.jpg
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for fire danger today, with winds expected to gust up to 40 miles per hour through this evening, a very dry atmosphere and low humidity.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Spring Weekend Begins Today]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:07:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UConn+banner+1200.jpg
Burning couches and knocked over vehicles were once the scene at UConn’s annual spring celebration.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Firefighter Off the Job]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:56:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Firefighter-generic-111113.jpg
A Hartford firefighter is on paid leave after a confrontation inside a convenience store.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 News]]>
<![CDATA[ECSU Prof Apologizes After Blasting Republicans in Class]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:56:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ECSU+Professor+Brent+Terry.jpg
A professor at Eastern Connecticut State University has apologized after being caught on video blasting Republicans.

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<![CDATA[Route 7 Reopens in New Milford]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:13:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-line-generic722.jpg
Route 7 in New Milford was closed on Wednesday between Fort Hill Road and Bridge Street because of an old mortar shell.

Photo Credit: NBC ]]>
<![CDATA[Man Threatened Hamden TGI Fridays Employee: Police]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:49:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lenny+Perdomo1200.jpg
Hamden police are looking for the man who they said threatened to kill an employee of the TGI Fridays at 2335 Dixwell Avenue.

Photo Credit: Hamden Police]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Yale Hoax Shooting Report]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:21:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jeffrey+Jones+Yale+swat+team+copy.jpg
New Haven police have arrested a man in connection with the phoned-in threat that forced a lockdown at Yale University in November 2013.

Photo Credit: New Haven Police and NBCConnecticut.com ]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect in 1996 West Hartford Sex Assault in Custody]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:34:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Hartford+Police.JPG
Deputies from the Clinton County Sheriffs Office in New York and members of the United States Border Patrol arrested William Newton, 50, of Manchester, Conn. as a fugitive from justice around 8:30]]>
<![CDATA[CT Fastrak Open House Tonight]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+busway+design.jpg
The CT fastrak, a 9.4 mile bus way, known as the New Britain to Hartford busway, is scheduled to begin operating early next year and the first “open house” meeting will be held tonight to deliver a...]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Investigate Carbon Monoxide-Related Death]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:29:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/carbon-monoxide-detector1.jpg
The Milford Fire/Rescue Department is issuing a warning about carbon monoxide after a Milford man with elevated levels died at the hospital on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters, Police Lift Car Off Man]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:34:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEBPICFAIRFIELD42214.jpg
Video shows firefighters and police lifting a pickup that was crushing an elderly man in Fairfield. Now that man is out of the hospital and the first responders are talking about the rescue.]]>
<![CDATA[Southbury Prepares for When Next Big Storm Hits]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:38:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southbury42214.jpg
A small transfer switch at a gas station in Southbury could make all the difference when the next big storm hits and takes out all the lights.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Comes Face to Face With Moose in Cheshire]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:30:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheshire+moose_1200.jpg
Jake Harton, 19, of Southington said he was hiking and looking for deer antlers in the woods near Mountain Road in Cheshire when he spotted a moose on Sunday.

Photo Credit: Jake Harton]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Left Kids in Minivan While She Shopped: Cops]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:57:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rosalie+Rivera_arrest.jpg
A New Britain mother is under arrest, accused of leaving her four young children alone in a minivan while she shopped for cell phones.

Photo Credit: New Britain Police]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Truck Taken from Camp for Burn Survivors, Boy Scouts]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:01:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/union+stolen+fire+truck.jpg
State police are investigating after an old fire truck was stolen from a group of camps, including one for children and teen burn victims.

Photo Credit: Chief Roy Chandler]]>
<![CDATA[Penguin Chicks Take First Swim]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:25:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MysrticPenguinsSwim1.jpg
At Mystic Aquarium Tuesday, three African penguin chicks that hatched in January took their first swim.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shooting at Trees Leads to School Lockdown in Glastonbury: Cops]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:24:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/William+Lesci+1200.jpg
A Glastonbury Middle School was placed in lockdown on Tuesday morning as police investigated what turned out to be a man shooting at trees in woods.

Photo Credit: Glastonbury Police]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Death of Baby Girl in Naugatuck]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:31:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Infant+death+diamond+street+Naugatuck.JPG
Police in Naugatuck spent Tuesday at the scene of the death of a baby, but they do not yet know how the baby died.]]>
<![CDATA[2-Month-Old Baby Dies After Alleged Abuse by Father]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:22:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Marcus+Rooks.jpg
A 2-month-old baby girl allegedly thrown head-first into a bassinet by her father has died about a week after she was taken to the hospital , according to Hartford Police.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton to Speak at UConn Forum Tomorrow]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:23:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5D031813_hillary_4pm-E_NECN1500kMP4_640x360_2349611753.jpg
Hillary Rodham Clinton is visiting UConn tomorrow to speak at a forum designed to bring scholars and leaders to campus.]]>
<![CDATA[Sinkhole Forms After Water Main Break in Danielson]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:22:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Danielson+sink+hole+1200.jpg
A sinkhole formed on Katherine Avenue in Danielson on Tuesday morning.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Alert Canceled for Waterford Teen]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:01:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ashley+Tanguay1200.jpg
Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a 16-year-old Waterford girl who had been missing since Saturday.

Photo Credit: Silver Alert]]>
<![CDATA[Almost 200 Milford Students to Walk Instead of Taking Bus]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:49:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/school+bus+in+Milford+blur.jpg
Almost 200 Milford school children who have been taking the bus to school will be walking instead, the board of education decided last night.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Names New Superintendent]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dr.+Beth+Schiavino-Narvaez.JPG
After a national search that lasted nearly four months, the Board of Education in Hartford has named a new Superintendent of Schools.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[West Hartford Runners Complete First Boston Marathon]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:46:09 -0400
A group of runners from the Fleet Feet store in West Hartford decided this year would be their first Boston Marathon.]]>
<![CDATA[Accident shuts down Rt. 83 in Ellington]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:56:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/177*120/ellingtonaccident.png
An accident involving two cars shut down a portion of Route 83 in Ellington on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shot in the Head in Hartford]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:56:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/collinsst.jpg
A man was shot in the head during an exchange of gunfire in Hartford on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[West Haven Cracks Down on Blight]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:18:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blight_West+Haven.jpg
West Haven's mayor took his message to clean up blight in the city directly to business owners on Monday.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Hydroponic Gardening Growing in New Haven]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:31:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/urban+seed_hydroponics.jpg
Urban Seed is trying to bring hydroponic gardening to more areas in New Haven.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Police Capture Pit Bull That Attacked Dog, Owner in Waterbuy]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:58:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+dog+attack.jpg
Residents in a Waterbury neighborhood say they are frightened to go outside after a dog attacked another dog and its owner, out for a walk on Easter Sunday.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Two Teens Accused of Threats Against Danbury High School]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:26:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/smart_phone.jpg
Danbury police have arrested two juveniles who they said threatened a Danbury High School, as well as the whole school.]]>
<![CDATA[Ansonia Man Arrested After Shooting Neighbor in Dispute]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:43:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Steven+Sentementes+1200.jpg
An Ansonia man is accused of shooting his neighbor on Easter Sunday morning, according to police.

Photo Credit: Ansonia Police]]>
<![CDATA[12 Years in Prison for Driver in Fatal Meriden DUI Crash]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:56:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Israel+Gonzales+Meriden+Fatal+Crash+copy.jpg
The man who caused a drunken crash in Meriden that killed two young children has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com and Israel Gonzalez]]>
<![CDATA[New Britain Man Is Accused of Strangling Wife]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Luis+Velez.jpg
New Britain police have arrested a local man accused of killing his wife.

Photo Credit: New Britain Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[Scenes from the Boston Marathon]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:51:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/1670d8a1f17145a587b0499aa5887d20.jpg
The first Boston Marathon is underway since the bombings and many Connecticut residents are there to run or show their support.]]>
<![CDATA[70-Year-Old Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run in Stamford]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:11:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
A 70-year-old Stamford woman was killed in a hit-and-run on Sunday night and police arrested the suspected driver after a witness called 911 with the license plate number and a description of the car. ]]>