<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:04:30 -0400 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:04:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Family Escapes Fire in Rocky Hill Home]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:14:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rocky+hill+fire+saturday.jpg
Firefighters responded to the home at 3189 Main Street just after 1 a.m. after family members smelled smoke and saw flames coming from the kitchen area.

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<![CDATA[Submerged Truck Linked to Cold Case]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:49:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000053.jpg
The discovery of a submerged pickup with skeletal remains in Lake Granbury, Texas, on Thursday may have solved the mystery of a woman who disappeared 35 years ago. Investigators believe the remains are those of...

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<![CDATA[Thousands Cast Lines on Opening Day of Fishing Season]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:37:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/opening+day+fishing+season.jpg
Fisherman and families alike celebrated Opening Day for fishing in Connecticut on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Busy East Hartford Intersection]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:51:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+hartford+roberts+accident.jpg
A busy intersection in East Hartford was closed to traffic Saturday morning while police investigated an accident.

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<![CDATA[Vandals Strike Camp for Kids in Lyme]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/camp+claire+vandalism.jpg
State police are looking for the person or people who caused thousands of dollars of damage to Camp Claire in Lyme.

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<![CDATA[Woman Awakens to Prowler ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:23:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/anna+thompson+prowler+victim.JPG
An Oceanside woman said she had a rude awakening Friday morning when she found a man standing over her bed. Anna Thompson told NBC 7 she woke up just after 6 a.m. Friday to a man covering her mouth...]]>
<![CDATA[Heroin Dealer Gets 30 Years]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:57:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/general+prison+tamms.jpg
A D.C. man who distributed heroin that resulted in the deaths of at least three people in Fairfax County, Va., was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. Eugene Asomani “Shine” Williams pleaded guilty...]]>
<![CDATA[LA E-Cig Ban Takes Effect]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:09:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/E-Cig-I-Team.jpg
Electronic-cigarette smokers took their final legal puffs as an ordinance that bans the device from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places in Los Angeles took effect at midnight...]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Electrocuted in Pool Remembered]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:58:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/swimming3.jpg
A 7-year-old boy who died while swimming in a North Miami pool was laid to rest Friday. Police said the boy may have been electrocuted by a light that sent charges through the water. Calder Sloan...]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Robbers Shoot at Cops in NJ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:07:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/armed+robbery+scrap+metal+yard+nj.jpg
The owners of a scrap metal yard in New Jersey were tied up, beaten and threatened with guns when a group of armed robbers stormed the business looking for cash and valuable platinum, then fled while shooting at...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Address Dangerous Swatting Trend ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/Hart_Dispatch_Racial_Slur_PKG_072413.jpg
It's called swatting and police in Connecticut say it's becoming all too common.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Died of OD at Coachella: ME]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:57:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/203*120/kimchi-Truong-coachella-death.gif
A 24-year-old woman hospitalized after attending the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend died of an apparent overdose of illicit drugs and alcohol, according to the Riverside County...]]>
<![CDATA[What to Know About the Pot Industry]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:53:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/97541776.jpg
April 20, once a counterculture holiday when potheads would gather to celebrate and smoke pot, is turning into a blockbuster event that has the potential to bring in millions in tax and tourism dollars...

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<![CDATA[Stunt Pilot Bails by Parachute Just Before Fiery Crash]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:27:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1060158.jpg
A stunt pilot narrowly escaped by parachute Friday when his single-passenger plane crashed in a fireball onto a northern Vermont interstate, charring the ground beneath it. Dan Marcotte, an experienced aerobatic...

Photo Credit: Jack Thurston, NECN]]>
<![CDATA[Baby-Snatching Suspect in Custody]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:15:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/woman-baby-chelsea.JPG
Police say the woman suspecting of trying to abduct a baby in a stroller as the child's nanny was pushing it down a New York City street Thursday afternoon is in custody. TThe NYPD said Friday they were looking...]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Guts Jersey Shore Homes]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:58:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sea+Isle+fire+beach+panorama+crop%5B+Brian+Kelly.jpg
A fast-moving 7-alarm fire, fanned by strong ocean winds, burned five homes to the ground and damaged nearly a dozen others in Sea Isle City, N.J. on Good Friday. Flames began to flicker around 4

Photo Credit: Brian Kelly]]>
<![CDATA["Thrones" Post Taken as Threat]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/game-of-thrones-shirt-professor.jpg
A New Jersey college professor was placed on unpaid leave after posting online a photo of his 7-year-old daughter wearing a shirt with a quote from "Game of Thrones" that administrators took as a

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Part of Route 83 in Ellington]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:50:21 -0400
At least one person was injured in a crash on Route 83 in Ellington and part of the road is closed.]]>
<![CDATA[Part of Route 1 in Darien Closed ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:42:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+1+in+Darien+1200.jpg
Route 1 in Darien is closed at exit 11 to Interstate 95 South because of a three-car crash.

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<![CDATA[Route 2A Closed at Route 12 in Preston]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+2A+in+Preston+closed.JPG
Route 2A is closed at Route 12 in Preston due to emergency pole replacement after an earlier crash.]]>
<![CDATA[Good Friday Walk Helps Fight Poverty and Homelessness]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:32:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/goodfridaywalk041814.jpg
More than 100 people spent their Good Friday morning walking in an effort to fight poverty and homelessness.]]>
<![CDATA[Large Fire Damages Tobacco Barn, 5 Houses]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:11:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Windsor+fire+tobacco+barn+destroyed.jpg
The East Windsor Fire Department and firefighters from several nearby communities has been battling a large fire that has damaged a tobacco shed and nearby mobile homes and displaced five families.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Who Drowned in Lake Wepawaug Walked Away from Crash: Cops]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:17:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/orange+body+scene.jpg
Police identified the man who drowned in Lake Wepawaug in Orange Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Golfer Flees Hornet Attack on Course]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:35:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Larrazabal.jpg
A Spanish golfer jumped into a nearby lake to escape a swarm of hornets then continued on despite his stinging injuries.

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<![CDATA[Silver Alert Issued for Missing Elderly Hartford Man ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:47:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mateo+collazo+silver+alert.jpg
Mateo Collazo was last seen at 403 Capitol Avenue around 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Collazo was wearing a blue jacket, black or tan pants, a brown hat and he was carrying a white shopping bag, according to police.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police]]>
<![CDATA[NoRA Cupcakes Make List of Best in the U.S. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:37:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NoRa+50+Shades+of+Chocolate.jpg
NoRA cupcakes make list of the 101 best cupcakes in America.

Photo Credit: NoRa Cupcake Company]]>
<![CDATA[Stafford Springs Couple Killed in Massachusetts Crash]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:05:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_12161325.jpg
Two Stafford Springs, Conn. residents were killed in a crash on the Mass Turnpike in Framingham early Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Trying to Steal Purse, Knocking Victim to Ground]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:38:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Richard+Labouliere1200.JPG
Bristol police have arrested a local man who is accused of trying to steal a 57-year-old woman’s purse and knocking her to the ground in the process.

Photo Credit: Bristol Police]]>
<![CDATA[Secret Service Threatened to Shoot Mr. Met: Book]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mr-met-cohen.jpg
A secret service agent once threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he approached the president during a baseball game at Shea Stadium, according to the man who once portrayed the baseball-headed mascot. AJ Mass, who...

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<![CDATA[Car Rolls Over on Prospect Street on the Hamden-New Haven Line]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Prospect+Street+rollover.jpg
Hamden police are asking drivers to avoid using Prospect Street on the Hamden-New Haven line because a car flipped over.

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<![CDATA[Greenwich Hostage Situation Call Was a Hoax: Cops]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:06:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Greenwich+hostage+call+1200.jpg
Greenwich police received an alarming call just before 8 p.m. on Thursday from someone who called 911, claiming to be armed and holding several people hostage at a home on Round Hill Road.]]>
<![CDATA[911 Calls Reveal Chilling Moments After Calif. Bus Crash]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/217*120/AP619076443222.jpg
The 911 calls released Thursday reveal audible cries of fear in the moments after the fiery California bus crash that claimed 10 lives while en route to Humboldt State University last Thursday. Ths

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<![CDATA[Man Pulled From Burning Home in West Hartford]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:57:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Firefighters responded to 15 Brainard Road around noon. They found the man unconscious in the house and pulled him to safety, according to fire officials.]]>
<![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck in Moosup Hit-and-Run]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:57:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Plainfield Police are investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian.]]>
<![CDATA[Kittens Survive Accidental Mailing]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:46:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cox+kittens+3.jpg
These two kittens are just a few weeks old, but they’ve already taken the trip of a lifetime. A worker at Cox Communications in San Diego County discovered the kittens inside a box of

Photo Credit: San Diego Humane Society]]>
<![CDATA[Suspects Sought in Multiple Burglaries Across Naugatuck Valley]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/VALLEY+ROBBERIES.jpg
Police are looking for a couple of burglars after they were caught on camera breaking into a local business.

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<![CDATA[Courtroom Erupts After Conviction]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:34:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AlHimidi-Verdict-1.jpg
A broken family’s screams erupted in a San Diego courtroom after a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant who killed his wife. As the defendant cried out in Arabic "not guilty,"...

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