<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 29 Apr 2017 07:29:23 -0400Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:29:23 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[I-84 Westbound in Danbury Shut Down After Serious Crash]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:35:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+lights+rain5.jpg
Interstate 84 westbound is shut down in Danbury following a serious crash. Police said I-84 west is closed near exit 4 after two cars crashed, state police said. There have been...]]>
<![CDATA[11 Weddings Canceled After Waterford Venue Shuts Down]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:44:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/my-little-ladies-farm-and-design-Company.jpg
The owner of a wedding venue in Waterford said he had to cancel on 11 brides after the town shut down his venue.

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<![CDATA[14-Year-Old Girl Struck by Tractor Trailer in Cheshire]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:55:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+lights+rain5.jpg
A 14-year-old girl was struck by a tractor trailer in Cheshire on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Body of Missing 71-Year-Old Fisherman Found in Cheshire]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:42:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_45421.JPG
Cheshire police and firefighters are searching for a missing 71-year-old fisherman.

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<![CDATA[Verizon Customer Seeks Credit After Buying Wrong Gift Cards]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:33:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/verizon3.jpg
A Verizon customer thought she was out of luck and out $600 after she purchased gift cards she learned she could not use.

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<![CDATA[Many xfinity Customers Can Now Find NBC CT on Channel 1030]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:33:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*134/xfinity+front.jpg
Starting April 20, some xfinity customers will find NBC Connecticut on Channel 1030. The rollout to all xfinity customers will be complete by June 21.]]>
<![CDATA[Strong Thunderstorms Possible Tomorrow Morning]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:40:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Future+Radar1.png
Temperatures were quite warm today. Inland areas climbed into the low to middle 80s, the warm weather was even experienced along the shoreline where temperatures reached the middle 70s.
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<![CDATA[Boy Becomes Thomaston Police Chief For the Day]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:17:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/aidan+bigos+thomaston+police.jpg
Nine-year-old Aidan Bigos has always wanted to be a police officer, and he got his wish. He was sworn in as Police Chief for the day on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Martha Stewart Tells Visitors to Check Out Elizabeth Park]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:21:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AP110608038037.jpg
Martha Stewart says anyone in the Hartford area this summer should check out the roses at Elizabeth Park Conservancy.

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<![CDATA[Contents Seen Inside New Haven Home After Explosives Arrest]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:14:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pasquale+criscio+explosives+fireworks+arrest.jpg
After a New Haven man was arrested for having hundreds of pounds of explosives throughout his house, police released documents detailing what exactly was found in the home.

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<![CDATA[Stonington Man Struck By Lightning]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:04:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lightning-Generic-Chalfont.jpg
A Stonington man was struck by lightning during storms Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut on Echo: 'Alexa, Tell Me The News']]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:14:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amazon-echo.jpg
There's a new way to find out what's going on in Connecticut: Ask Alexa. Amazon Echo owners can now listen to top stories from NBC Connecticut through Alexa's Flash Briefing. Just opt in to NBC Connecticut...

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<![CDATA[Man Charged After Explosives Bust: ‘Not a Terrorist’]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:22:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pasquale+criscio+explosives+fireworks+arrest.jpg
Emergency crews are investigating after finding hundreds of pounds of commercial-grade explosives in a home in New Haven that included the same types of explosive material used during the Boston Marathon...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Drivers Rank Near Bottom]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:35:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/car-key.jpg
Do you think you are a good driver? You are a rarity in the northeast, and especially in Connecticut, according to a study that ranks this state near the bottom of the list for safe driving.

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<![CDATA[4 Shot in Hartford, 1 Critically Injured]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:11:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford-shooting3.jpg
Hartford police are investigating after four people were shot on Franklin Avenue Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Fire Closes Route 20 West Near Bradley]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:32:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Car+fire+on+Route+20+Windsor+Locks.jpg
Route 20 West is closed at Route 75 in Windsor Locks near Bradley Airport after a vehicle fire.

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<![CDATA[Maintenance Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:31:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Santos+Nunez+West+Hartford+mug+shot.jpg
A maintenance worker at an apartment complex in West Hartford is accused of sexually assaulting a resident in the complex, according to police, and they said a child was sleeping in the home when the attack...

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<![CDATA[Plan for Third Casino Moves Forward After East Windsor Vote]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:59:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East-Windsor-casino-renderings.jpg
Plans to build a third casino in Connecticut are moving forward after residents of East Windsor rejected an ordinance, submitted by petition, that town leaders said could have shut down casino plans.

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<![CDATA[Death of Woman in Torrington Ruled a Homicide]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:47:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_45161.JPG
The medical examiner has ruled the death of a 79-year-old woman in Torrington a homicide.

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<![CDATA[Truck Carrying Strawberries Overturns on I-95 North Ramp in Old Saybrook]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:57:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Strawberry+truck+Route+9+Old+Saybrook.JPG
A tractor-trailer carting strawberries crashed on Route 9 South in Old Saybrook.

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Bristol Girl Reported Missing After Going to Carnival Found]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:58:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Monica+Da+Silva+missing.jpg
Police have canceled the Silver Alert for a 14-year-old Bristol girl who had been reported missing after leaving home to go to a carnival. She has been located and she is safe.

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<![CDATA[Lembo Enters Already Heated Governor's Race]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:25:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lembo1.JPG
Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo entered the 2017 governor's race Thursday, becoming the third Democrat vying to replace Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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<![CDATA[GOP Provides Budget with No Tax Increases]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:19:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CT-GOP-Budget.jpg
Republicans in the General Assembly's House and Senate provided their vision on what spending should like for the next two years.

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<![CDATA[Death of Infant Found in Bridgeport Ruled Homicide]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:24:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AMBULANCE+NYC.jpg
The death of an infant found in a Bridgeport apartment building has been ruled a homicide, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Groton Man Accused of Threatening Woman With Shotgun: Police]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:02:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/alexander-pickett.JPG
A Groton man accused of making sexual advances toward a woman who came back to his home is also accused of threatening her with a shotgun, police said.

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<![CDATA[Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim Trying Hand at Governor Race]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:24:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+joseph+joe+ganim+1.jpg
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is taking a chance at a statewide office.

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<![CDATA[Mitchell College Student Beaten With Crowbar-like Object: Police]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:25:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mitchell-College.jpg
A Mitchell College student was hospitalized after he was hit in the head with a crowbar-like object, but the person responsible is still at large, according to New London Police.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Couple Stumped in Tree Removal Contract Dispute]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:06:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tree-removal.jpg
A Connecticut couple is in a dispute with a tree removal contractor who they said didn’t finish the job.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested for Setting Norwich Apartment Building on Fire]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:12:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+McKinley+Avenue+Norwich+1200.jpg
One man accused of burning a Norwich apartment building has been arrested for arson.

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<![CDATA[Our New Home Page: What You Need to Know]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:45:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cthomepage1.jpg
Giving you the information you need as fast as possible — that’s the guiding principle for the new NBCConnecticut.com home page, which has been revamped to highlight live video and the news you need to...
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<![CDATA[Warmer Weather Brings Showers & Thunderstorms]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:02:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Friday+High+Temperatures1.png
Warmer air is working into the state and some areas could hit 80 degrees Friday and Saturday.
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<![CDATA[Body of Man Who Jumped off Middletown Bridge Found]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:01:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Search+for+jumper+from+Arrigoni+Bridge.JPG
Police believe they have found the body of a man who jumped off a bridge in Middletown.

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<![CDATA[Students Report Minor Injuries After School Bus Stops Short]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:43:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/generic-school-bus.jpg
Students reported minor injuries after a school bus suddenly stopped in West Haven to avoid a collision.

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<![CDATA[Warrant Sheds More Light on What Police Found Before Charging New Britain Man in Wife's Murder]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/patrick+miles_amber+alert.jpg
A New Britain man charged in the murder of his 33-year-old wife had made prior threats, deleted text messages indicating that he planned the murder and told a friend he “snapped” and didn’t know what happened...

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Threatening Victim at New Britain Court]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:01:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jeremy+Sykes+mug+shot.jpg
A Bristol man is accused of violating a protective order and threatening a victim at New Britain Superior Court Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Hernandez's Estate Currently Worthless; House to Be Sold]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:43:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17069615993974.jpg
Court records show the estate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez currently has a dollar value of zero.

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<![CDATA[Teen Charged in Robbery at Milford Hotel]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:37:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jacqueline+Steck+Milford+mugshot+.jpg
An 18-year-old Milford woman is accused of being somehow involved in restraining a person at a Motel 6 in Milford and robbing the victim.

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<![CDATA[Police ID West Haven Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:08:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West-Haven-Campbell-Avenue-Crash.jpg
A 22-year-old West Haven man was killed in a motorcycle crash in West Haven on Thursday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Best Day to Buy Gas in Connecticut Is Monday: Study]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:29:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Best+Day+of+the+Week+to+Buy+Gas.jpg
If you don’t need to fill up your gas tank immediately, you might want to wait until Monday to fill up because that’s the day the prices are lowest in Connecticut, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Groups Fear Hartford Budget Cuts Will Have Devastating Consequences]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:25:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MayorsRacePic00000000.jpg
The City of Hartford's budget crisis means deep cuts, but many groups say the cuts would have devastating consequences.

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<![CDATA[Arrest in Massive New Haven Explosives Bust]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:37:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pasquale+criscio+explosives+fireworks+arrest.jpg
Emergency crews are investigating after finding hundreds of pounds of commercial-grade explosives in a home in New Haven that included the same types of explosive material used during the Boston Marathon...

Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut/New Haven Police]]>
<![CDATA[State Capitol Briefly Evacuated After Fire Alarm Goes Off]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:25:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
The state Capitol was evacuated after a fire alarm went off Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Free Cone Day at Carvel]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:48:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Free_Cone_Day_at_Carvel_2_1200x675_437015107645.jpg
Today is “Free Cone Day” at Carvel. Between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., you can get a free junior soft serve cup or cone at participating Carvel locations.
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<![CDATA[Ringling Bros. Circus Comes to CT for the Last Time]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:24:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_838620063643-ringling-bros.jpg
The Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus has arrived in Connecticut for the last time and it will be here through Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Developer Temporarily Pulls Plan To Build Hundreds Of Apartments In Hamden]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:36:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/233*120/Capture181.JPG
The fight to stop 288 luxury apartments from being built along a narrow and winding road in Hamden continues.]]>
<![CDATA[Infant Located in Rhode Island Man's Car with 12 Ounces of Heroin]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:28:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Juan-Hazard.jpg
An infant was inside of the car when police arrested a Rhode Island man for possessing a large amount of heroin in Ledyard, police said. While investigating heroin being sold in Ledyard, the...

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<![CDATA[New Program Connects Overdose Victims With 'Recovery Coaches']]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:38:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/168*120/GettyImages-517243144.jpg
With a significant uptick in opioid overdoses in the southeastern part of Connecticut, the state is creating a way to connect people battling addiction with others who can "coach" them.

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