<![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 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:38:15 -0400 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:38:15 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Couple Gets Engaged at Plainville Balloon Festival]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BALLOONFEST+PROPOSAL.jpg
Brett Bordonaro of Waterbury wanted to do something different when he proposed to his fiancé Alex Styles and decided the 2015 Plainville Balloon Fest was the place to do it.

Photo Credit: Brett Bordonaro]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Air Balloons Fill Plainville Sky at Festival]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:41:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Plainville+hot+air+balloons+1200.jpg
The Plainville sky was filled with colors this weekend for the Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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<![CDATA[Rock Cats Win Last Home Game in New Britain]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:18:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rocky+the+rock+cat+1200.jpg
The city of New Britain is saying goodbye to the Rock Cats as the team had its last home game in the city Sunday afternoon.

Photo Credit: New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart]]>
<![CDATA[West Haven Fire Department Mourns Firefighter's Death]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:42:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
The West Haven Fire Department is mourning the death of one of its firefighters.]]>
<![CDATA[Last Rock Cats Home Game Features Former American League MVP]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:52:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+britain+stadium+rock+cats.jpg
Sunday is your last chance to see the New Britain Rock Cats play ball at their home stadium in New Britain.]]>
<![CDATA[Resident Escapes Bedroom Fire]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:52:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/042009-LEDYARD-FIRE.jpeg
A fire broke out in a bedroom at a Ledyard home overnight and a smoke alarm may have saved the resident home at the time.]]>
<![CDATA[LifeStar Responding to Chester After Cyclist Is Struck]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:49:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lifestar+flying_fixed.jpg
LifeStar is responding to Chester after a cyclist was struck in an accident.]]>
<![CDATA[Home Invaders Impersonate Cops, Break Into Wrong Home: PD]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:48:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic+new.jpg
Five men burst into a female's home impersonating Hartford police officers and robbed her cellphone at gunpoint Saturday night, police said.

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<![CDATA[Squantz Pond Closed]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:43:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/squantz+pond+algae.jpg
Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield has closed after reaching full capacity Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Avery's Soda Reports Flavor Shortages ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:31:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Barack+oberry+cream+de+mitt+Averys+soda.jpg
A New Britain soda company has announced some shortages in some of its flavors due to a problem with its bottling machine that have prevented the company from making soda for a week.]]>
<![CDATA[Church Hosts Party Thanking Neighbors Who Helped After Crash]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:10:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CHURCH-cross-generic.jpg
A Glastonbury church that a suspected drunk driver crashed into is holding a celebration Sunday in honor of its neighbors who helped out after the accident.

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<![CDATA[Cops Seize Pistol Connected to Shot Fired: PD]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:46:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Shot+Spotter+1200.jpg
A man is facing charges after officers found drugs and a pistol in his car during a motor vehicle stop and he admitted to firing the gun earlier in an area where police were investigating shots fired, police...

Photo Credit: Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Route 1 Reopens After Greenwich Water Main Break]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:07:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Greenwich+water+main+break+1200.jpg
Route 1 (Post Road) in Greenwich has reopened after being partially closed most of Sunday after a water main break Saturday night.

Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged With Stabbing Brother-in-Law]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:47:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willimantic+police+car+crop.jpg
Two Willimantic men have been arrested after a stabbing that stemmed from a domestic dispute.]]>
<![CDATA[LifeStar Airlifts Person Injured in New Hartford Crash]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:35:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/coventry+lifestar.jpg
Reservoir Road (Route 219) in New Hartford has reopened after LifeStar responded to airlift a person in a serious crash early Saturday evening.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Hospitalized in Merritt Parkway Rollover Crash]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:06:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Two people were hospitalized in a double rollover crash in Fairfield on the Merritt Parkway on Saturday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Fleeing Driver, Estranged Wife Found Safe: PD]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:27:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/seymour+suspect+vehicle+1200.jpg
Police have found a driver suspected of fleeing police and his estranged wife said to be taken against her will earlier in Seymour after a reported domestic dispute, police said.

Photo Credit: Seymour Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Drunken Driver Injures 2 Construction Workers in Crash: PD]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:30:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+police+car+1200.jpg
Norwalk police arrested a drunken driver who led police on a pursuit onto Interstate 95 south and then crashed near a construction site, injuring four including two construction workers, police said.

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<![CDATA[Older Students Welcome University of Hartford Freshmen]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:33:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/University+of+Hartford+move+in+1200.jpg
Older students went the extra mile to make sure the freshmen felt welcome as they move into the dorms at the University of Hartford this weekend.

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<![CDATA[ Mayor Proposes Naming New High School After Obama]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:33:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_586127782641.jpg
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has suggested that the city name a new high school it is building after President Barack Obama.

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<![CDATA[New CT Professional Soccer Team Holds Open Tryouts]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Soccer+Header+Generic+Soccer.jpg
A new year-round professional soccer team coming to Hartford held open tryouts in Farmington on Saturday until noon.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Cops Seek Armed Home Invader, Robber Who Bound Couple: PD]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:45:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Manchester+home+invasion+1200.jpg
Police are investigating an overnight armed home invasion and robbery in Manchester that happened while a husband, wife and their two children were home.

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<![CDATA[Shelton Police Seek Car Involved in Serious Hit-and-Run]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:41:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shelton+hit+and+run+car.jpg
Police are searching for the driver who struck a 49-year-old bicyclist in Shelton in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

Photo Credit: Shelton Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Haddam Rallies Around Young Cancer Patient]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:17:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/haddamstill082915.jpg
Lots of 10-year-olds started fourth grade this week, but as one girl from Haddam began the school year, she also began another week of chemotherapy.]]>
<![CDATA[Segarra Campaign Questions Motives of Bronin's Wife]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:01:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bronins00000000.jpg
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra supported Sara Bronin many times in the past, but now he's questioning her intentions as the race for mayor intensifies between Segarra and Bronin's husband.]]>
<![CDATA[Rock Cats to Play Final Weekend Series in New Britain]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:13:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Britain+Stadium+July+13.jpg
It's a bittersweet moment as the Rock Cats start their final weekend series at New Britain Stadium.

Photo Credit: New Britain Rock Cats]]>
<![CDATA[Rock Cats Game Delayed After Truck Sinks Into Field]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:49:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rock+cats+field+conditions.jpg
Friday night's game between the New Britain Rock Cats and the Portland Sea Dogs has been delayed over problems with the field, according to CPTV Sports, which is carrying the game.]]>
<![CDATA[Victoria Soto School Opens in Stratford]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/victoria+soto+school.jpg
A Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher who died trying to protect her students during the December 2012 shooting was honored Friday with the opening of an elementary school that bears her name.]]>
<![CDATA[Driver in Gas Station Crash Says Other Car Struck Hers]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:21:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EastHartfordPumpPic00000000.jpg
The driver who plowed into a set of gas pumps in East Hartford, causing an explosion, told investigators another vehicle struck her car and caused her to lose control, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Silver Alert Issued for Infant Missing From West Haven]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:12:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+police+cruiser.jpg
Police have issued a Silver Alet for a 2-month-old girl who has been missing from West Haven since Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Burlington Trails Closed After Bear Nearly Bites Hiker]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:46:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stephanie+rivkin+bear+encounter+crop.jpg
State officials have closed trails at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington after a hiker came dangerously close to a brazen black bear Friday afternoon.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Rivkin
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<![CDATA[Stamford Suspect Linked to Burglaries in Berlin: Cops]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stamford+cummings+burglary.jpg
The man suspected of breaking into a Stamford home Monday may have also been responsible for a burglary spree in Berlin, according to police.

Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Former Brookfield Superintendent Sues for Wrongful Termination]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tony+bivona+brookfield.jpg
A former superintendent held responsible for the Brookfield school district's $1.2 million overspending is suing the board of education for wrongful termination.]]>
<![CDATA[Crash Stalls Traffic on Route 5 North in Enfield]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:24:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enfield+police+department.JPG
Traffic was diverted around a crash on Route 5 northbound in Enfield on Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Pilot Dies Practicing Stunts]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:18:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/208*120/82815plane.jpg
State police say a pilot has died after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley. Trooper Steven Nevel said the plane crashed...

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[TSA Agent Accused of Bathroom Sex Abuse at NYC Airport]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:46:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tsa-generic-464375288.jpg
A Transportation Security Administration screener at LaGuardia Airport has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 22-year-old foreign exchange student when she arrived in Queens this week, Port Authority...

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bridgeport Police Investigating Carjacking]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:00:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+carjacking+1200.jpg
Bridgeport Police are investigating a carjacking and they are asking to identify a suspect.

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police]]>
<![CDATA[South Windsor Church Fire Was Set: Police]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Saint+Peter+Church+south+windsor+fire+1200.jpg
Someone set fire to a South Windsor church earlier this month and a reward is being offered for information as police search for the person who set it.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone ]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:17:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/wind+turbines0507.jpg
A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

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<![CDATA[Roaming Pig Reunited With Owner]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:10:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Moto+the+pig+and+Bri+Patton+1200.jpg
Moto, a pet pig, is back home after a wild morning in Wethersfield.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[School Bus Involved in Crash in Hartford ]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:57:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/whitehead+highway+hartford+school+bus+crash+1200.jpg
A school bus has been involved in a crash on Whitehead Highway inbound in Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[Police ID Driver Killed in Crash on Route 9 in Haddam]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:25:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/245*120/Truck+down+enbankment+in+Haddam.JPG
A 56-year-old East Hampton man was killed when the tractor-trailer he was driving went down an embankment on Route 9 North in Haddam on Friday morning and hit a tree, according to state police.]]>
<![CDATA[Person on Train Tracks in Darien Uninjured]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:09:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-tren-metro-north-st.jpg
A person who was on train tracks in Darien on Friday morning was not injured because a Metro-North train was able to stop in time, according to Metro-North officials.]]>
<![CDATA[New Haven Campaigns to End Hunger]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:57:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/grocery-store-cart.jpg
Three nonprofit organizations are working together to "STOP Hunger" as part of Hunger Action Month, which kicks off in September.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[30 Saint Francis Patients Moved After Transformer Explodes]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:44:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+saint+francis+fire+report.jpg
A transformer exploded near the Saint Francis Hospital emergency department Thursday night, prompting staff to transfer 30 people out of the emergency room and steer incoming patients to neighboring hospitals.]]>
<![CDATA[Residents Chase Burglar From Stamford House]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:19:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stamford+cummings+burglary.jpg
Police are searching for the man who broke into a Stamford home in broad daylight Thursday and came face to face with residents, who chased him out of the house.

Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ansonia Raises Thousands for Families of Young Crash Victims]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:45:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nyah+marcano+leah+rondon.jpg
Community members in Ansonia have raised thousands of dollars for the families of two 6-year-old girls who lost their lives in separate car accidents days apart.

Photo Credit: GoFundMe/Family Photo]]>