<![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 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:07:45 -0500 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:07:45 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ridgefield Dad Pleads Not Guilty in Toddler's Hot Car Death]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:54:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ben+seitz+owl+technologies.jpg
The father of a Ridgefield toddler who died after he was left in a hot car for hours in July was in court on Fridayand pleaded not guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide.

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<![CDATA[Crew Hits Gas Line in East Hartford]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:21:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gas+line+riverside+east+hartford.jpg
Riverside Drive in East Hartford was closed at Ensign Street after a construction crew hit a gas line, but it has since reopened.

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<![CDATA[9 Busted for Prostitution in Hartford]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:15:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+generic+1.JPG
Hartford police arrested nine women in an undercover prostitution sting on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out in Scotland]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:26:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_fire_lights_generic.jpg
A fire that broke out on Kemp Road in Scotland is now under control, according to officials form the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Mama Bear and Cub Spotted at Bristol School]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:49:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bear+at+Chippens+Hill+crop+1200.jpg
Staff members at Chippens Hill Middle School in Bristol had quite the view on Thursday afternoon when two bears showed up after school.

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<![CDATA[Crash on I-91 Crash in Cromwell Clears]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:54:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crash+I91+North+Cromwell+exit+22.jpg
The scene of a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 91 North in Cromwell has cleared.

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<![CDATA[Girl Rescued from Wallingford Fire]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:30:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/23+South+Whittlesey+Ave.+in+Wallingford+1200.jpg
Firefighters rescued a 12-year-old girl from a burning home in Wallingford this morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Tried to Bite Bristol Cop: Police]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:54:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gregory+Lamboy+1200.jpg
Bristol police responded to a domestic disturbance on Thursday afternoon and ended up fending the man off when he tried to bite one of the responding officers, police said.

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<![CDATA[Simsbury Police Investigate Woman's Mysterious Death]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:33:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hit+and+run+on+Iron+Horse+Boulevard+in+Simsbury+daylight.jpg
Police and the state police major crimes unit are investigating after a woman was found dead on a busy road in Simsbury last night.

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<![CDATA[Woman Run Over By Own Car]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:04:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+generic+1.JPG
A woman in her early 50s was taken to the hospital Friday after she was run over by her own car, which rolled down a hill, hit a tree and light pole and then smashed into a building, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[76-Year-Old Man Found]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:01:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/henry+williams+edit.jpg
Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a 76-year-old man who was reported missing after his daughter lost sight of him while he was driving behind her on Route 9 in New Britain this morning.

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<![CDATA[Southington Man Faces Child Pornography Charges]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:32:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/computer2.jpg
A 46-year-old Southington man is facing charges after authorities found child pornography on his computer, according to state police.]]>
<![CDATA[New London Store Clerk Fends Off Armed Robber]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kirk+skinner.jpg
The clerk working at a New London convenience store early Tuesday morning managed to talk down a would-be robber who held him up at gunpoint.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Man Battling ALS Gets Moving]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:36:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/david+tex+mcclain.jpg
When New Haven resident and ALS patient David “Tex” McClain decided tackle the Ice Bucket Challenge, he knew he was going to do it his way. A Texan at heart, McClain poured Texas-shaped ice cubes over his head.

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<![CDATA[Man Struck and Killed on Route 10 in Cheshire]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:11:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheshire+car+vs+pedestrian.jpg
A 67-year-old man has died after he was struck and seriously hurt while trying to cross Route 10 in Cheshire on Thursday evening, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Target West Haven Churches]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:27:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vertical+church+west+haven.JPG
Police are searching for the people who have burglarized three West Haven churches over the past week.

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<![CDATA[Waterford Fourth Grader Brings Bullet to School]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:32:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/quaker+hill+school.jpg
School officials in Waterford alerted parents on Thursday after fourth-grade student brought a bullet to school, according to the superintendent.

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<![CDATA[Advocates Await Obama's Immigration Announcement]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:37:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+immigration+rally.JPG
The Latino and Hispanic community in Connecticut is a very active and politically influential group, which is why many in the state will be glued to President Barack Obama's immigration announcement tonight.

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<![CDATA[Newtown Petition Prompts Jay Leno to Cancel Gun Show Spot]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:09:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457819796.jpg
At the urging of anti-violence groups, comedian and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno has canceled an appearance at a Las Vegas gun show hosted by the Newtown-based National Sports Shooting Foundation.

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<![CDATA[State Makes $54.6M in Cuts to Combat Budget Gap]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/111714statebudgetdeficitj00000000.jpg
State officials have announced $54.6 million in rescissions from state agencies in response to Connecticut's projected $100 million budget gap.

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<![CDATA[West Haven Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:54:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/iphone+generic+flickr.jpg
North Haven police have arrested a West Haven man on child pornography charges.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Who Took Explicit Photos of Autistic Boy Pleads Guilty]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:45:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
A 29-year-old Woodstock man accused of taking sexually explicit photos of an autistic teen and downloading hundreds of child pornography files has pleaded guilty to federal charges.]]>
<![CDATA[Thieves Steal Catalytic Converters From Senior Center Vans]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:51:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/wallingford+senior+center+van.JPG
Thieves stole catalytic converters from three vans used by the senior center in Wallingford, according to the business manager.

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<![CDATA[Murphy Calls for Overhaul Of Connecticut Elections]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:58:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/192*120/Empty+Polling+Place+Election+Day+Voting+Booth+Election+Generic.JPG
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly to overhaul the state's elections system, saying recent problems at the polls highlight the need for...

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<![CDATA[Traffic Getting By on Route 83 in Vernon]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:01:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+83+in+Vernon+pole+1200.jpg
Traffic is flowing again on Route 83 in Vernon after two stretches of the road were shut down earlier Thursday due to downed power lines and a separate crash, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Charged in Online Hookup Home Invasion]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nazhia+Carter+1200.jpg
Hamden police have arrested a 19-year-old woman who police said was involved in a home invasion and the attack of a man she met through an online dating site.

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<![CDATA[40-Year-Old Man Killed in Meriden Blaze]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:11:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/45+Hillside+Street+in+Meriden.JPG
A 40-year-old Meriden man who was trapped as fire tore through his multifamily home in Meriden on Wednesday night has died.

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<![CDATA[Man Pulled Gun, Kicked Woman in Head: Cops]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:07:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jayson+Karczmarczyk+1200.jpg
A Shelton man was arrested last night after pulling a gun on a woman during a domestic dispute, pushing her to the ground and kicking her in the head, police said.

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<![CDATA[No Christmas Trees from Tree Farm This Year]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:18:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dzen+Tree+Farm+1200.jpg
Customers will not be able to buy Christmas trees from Dzen Tree Farm in South Windsor this year, but Dzen's Christmas Trees, located nearby, will be opening on Nov. 28.

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<![CDATA[Sinkhole Causes Road Closures in New Haven]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:11:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/College+and+Crown+Streets+New+Haven+1200.jpg
Expect road closures in downtown New Haven as crews make repairs after a broken water main created a sinkhole on College Street earlier this week.

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<![CDATA[Missing Teen Needs Medical Attention: Police]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:40:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cassandra+Callender.JPG
Police are asking for help to find a 17-year-old Windsor Locks girl who has been missing since Tuesday and is in immediate need of medical attention.

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<![CDATA[Woodstock Teen Reported Missing]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:38:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael+Vulpis+1200.jpg
Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Woodstock teen who might be heading to New Jersey or Florida to meet family.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Elderly Woman From Burning Building]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:27:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+fire+truck.jpg
Firefighters rescued a 93-year-old woman from a burning home on Bennett Street in Bridgeport and helped an 87-year-old man who managed to escape on his own, according to the city's public safety spokesperson.

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<![CDATA[Fire Out at Beacon Pharmacy in New Britain]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:40:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Beacon+Pharmacy+New+Britain.jpg
Firefighters responded to a fire early this morning at Beacon Pharmacy, at 534 West Main St., in New Britain, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Blind Woman Says Uber Stranded Her]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:39:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uber+blind+woman.jpg
A blind Connecticut woman says an Uber taxi driver refused to pick her up because of her seeing-eye dog, leaving her stranded. Amy Dixon said she called up an Uber car on her app Tuesday night, and a driver...]]>
<![CDATA[Crews Respond to Bridgeport Blaze]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:20:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+fire+truck.jpg
Fire crews are responding to a fire on Bennett Street on the west side of Bridgeport, according to the fire department.

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<![CDATA[Malloy Speaks to Budget Shortfall]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:49:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/StateBudgetCutsPic00000000.jpg
Gov. Dan Malloy told reporters Wednesday that the projected $100 million budget gap needs to examined through a proper lens.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Forces 9 Adults, 2 Children From Norwalk Home]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:30:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norwalk+bouton+street+house+fire.jpg
Nine adults and two children were forced from their homes when flames tore through a multi-family house on Bouton Street in South Norwalk on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[49-Year-Old Woman Missing From Bristol]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:51:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/missing+bristol+woman.JPG
Police are searching for a 49-year-old woman who they say was dropped off in Bristol the morning of Nov. 15 and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

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<![CDATA[Residents Give Back During 26 Days of Kindness]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:23:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Newtown-1.jpg
For the next 26 days, many people will be doing more to give back in honor of the second annual 26 Days of Kindness campaign, which kicked off Wednesday in memory of the victims at Sandy Hook.

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<![CDATA[New Phone Scam Threatens Legal Action, Arrest]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:45:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/smart_phone.jpg
If you receive a call threatening legal action against you and you know you've done nothing wrong, don't buy it. The caller warns that you'll be arrested and says legal action is imminent.]]>
<![CDATA[$5 Million Approved for New Sandy Hook School]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:03:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NewSHschoolPic00000000.jpg
The Connecticut Bond Commission has unanimously approved a $5 million grant for the construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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<![CDATA[Third Grader Hit By Car While Boarding School Bus]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:06:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1114-generic-school-bus.jpg
A third-grade boy was taken to the hospital after he was struck by a car while trying to board the school bus in New Haven, according to the school district.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Charged in Threat to Derby Middle School]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Derby+Middle+school+1200.jpg
A 13-year-old girl is facing charges in connection with the threat that prompted Derby Middle School to close its doors Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Conn. Crews to Help New York Dig Out After Massive Snowstorm]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:10:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/giant+snowblower.jpg
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is sending resources and personnel to Buffalo, New York, as the region braces for another round of snow after a massive storm dropped nearly six feet across...

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<![CDATA[Court Documents Outline Sex Assault Allegations]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:28:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ralph+Cook+and+Mountain+Brook+North+Haven+home+1200.jpg
The chairman of the North Haven Housing Authority has been arrested, accused of forcing a man to perform sex acts during a Halloween party last year and court documents shed new light on what the victim...]]>