<![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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:16:01 -0400 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:16:01 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Secret Service Investigates Possible Threat to President]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP995664873180.jpg
Police are searching for a possibly armed man driving a car with Connecticut plates who may have threatened President Barack Obama.

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<![CDATA[Teen Is Hit by Car on Way to School]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:35:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Britain+crash+1200.jpg
A 17-year-old girl was hit by a car on her way to school at E.C. Goodwin Tech High School in New Britain on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Second Amendment Rights Group Endorses Foley]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Foley+Getty+2010.jpg
Amidst much speculation the group, Connecticut Citizens Defense League announced Friday that it would endorse GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley in the 2014 race.

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<![CDATA[Security Heightened at State Capitol, LOB Buildings]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:21:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+capitol+generic.jpg
For the first time, visitors to the Connecticut Capitol and the Legislative Office Building will all have to be screened by security.]]>
<![CDATA[Taxi Hits, Kills Woman in NYC]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:43:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shane+kennedy.jpg
Police in Westchester and Secret Service were investigating a report of a "potentially suspicious person and vehicle" near where President Obama visited Friday for a set of fundraising events, authorities

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<![CDATA[Secret Service: Man May Pose Threat]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:45:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama+westchester+aug+28.jpg
Police have narrowed their search for the suspects who killed two brothers — slitting their throats before dumping their bodies in the Schuylkill River — and critically injured another man over a $100,000 debt.]]>
<![CDATA[Fetus Found at High School: Police]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/woodrow.JPG
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of...

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Two Robberies]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:26:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Terence+Police+Edited.jpg
Bridgeport police arrested a 30-year-old man connected to two commercial robberies in the city and are investigating whether he is tied to robberies in nearby towns.

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<![CDATA[Gang Ties in Abduction, Murder Case]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:14:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Schuylkill+River+Abduction+Police+Search.JPG
Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York.

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<![CDATA[1 Giraffe Survives Twin Birth]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:13:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/giraffe+calf+31.jpg
A 58-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi SUV as she tried to cross a Manhattan street Friday afternoon, police say. Police say the 30-year-old taxi driver was making a left turn around 2]]>
<![CDATA[ Police Search for 2 Bank Robbers: Cops]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:00:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372562.jpg
West Haven police are seeking two male robbers who stole from a Main Street bank Friday afternoon, police said.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Hid Under Bed, In Closet: Cops]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:44:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hamden+police.JPG
Hamden police have arrested three teenagers connected to a home invasion that happened Wednesday afternoon, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Homeowner Interrupts Burglary At Wallingford House]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:49:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_tape_lights_generic_thumbnail.jpg
A Wallingford homeowner caught a female intruder in the act of burglarizing her Harrison Road home on Friday morning and police have since arrested the woman and an accomplice who fled the scene in a car. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Cash Craze Hits Hartford]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:37:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cash-generic-722x406.jpg
Someone is giving away cash in Hartford this holiday weekend and all you have to do is follow the clues on Twitter to take part.

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<![CDATA[Pentagon Cuts 10 Ca. Police Depts.]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:42:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/napa+county+-+Frank+Deanrdo+-+Crown+Vic.jpg
The family of the Arizona shooting range instructor killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to shoot an Uzi said they feel “sorry” for the girl.

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<![CDATA[California Uproots Grassy Lawns]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:13:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP36505113488.jpg
The Ice Bucket Challenge is not violating any of the California water board's regulations, at least as far as the agency is concerned. Even during a drought. Amid a backlash against the viral challenge,...

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<![CDATA[Man Convicted of Sex Assault Captured After Eluding Authorities ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:04:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Handcuffs-generic-custody.jpg
A man found guilty of sexual assault is back in police custody months after he was scheduled to be sentenced.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Shooting in Willimantic ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:46:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Willimantic police are investigating after a man walked into a hospital emergency room to be treated for a gunshot wound early Friday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested After Yelling at Southwest Employees]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:24:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southwest+airlines+plane+0303.jpg
A Florida man was arrested at Bradley Airport just before noon on Friday after he yelled at baggage agents, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Teen Has Been Missing Since Monday]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:13:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jillian+Burgos+1200.jpg
Police have issued a Silver Alert for a 14-year-old Hartford girl who has been missing since Monday.

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<![CDATA[Man Who “Stuck Up” Drug Dealers Arrested on Gun Charges: Cops]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:04:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+generic+3.JPG
A man who is accused of sticking up drug dealers in Hartford was arrested on weapons charges on Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Kids in Car as Parents Gambled: PD]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:33:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/082914+tyrell+johnson+josephine+laidler.jpg
New rules being mulled by Miami-Dade County would crack down on swimming pool lights and electrical systems, in an effort to make swimming safer just four months after a 7-year-old boy was electrocuted in...

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<![CDATA[Baby Son of Navy Sailor Had 29 Bone Fractures]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jordan+rittenhouse+child+abuse+suspect.jpg
A 24-year-old father from Groton has been arrested, accused of abusing his 2-month-old son and causing life-threatening injuries.

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian Hit and Injured in Norwalk]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:35:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+pedestrian+struck+1200.jpg
A pedestrian was struck in Norwalk on Thursday night and police are looking for the driver who fled.

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<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into Rocky Hill CVS]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:48:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Car+hits+Rocky+Hill+CVS1200.jpg
A car crashed into a CVS store in Rocky Hill on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Death of Monroe Woman Deemed Suspicious]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:17:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Monroe+Police+Station+Jennifer+Sredzinski.jpg
Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 41-year-old Monroe woman who was found bleeding and with a head injury in the middle of the road at a condo complex early Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Police Seize Almost 140 Pounds of Marijuana]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:19:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stuart+Klotzer+1200.jpg
A Connecticut drug task force seized almost 140 pounds of marijuana when they made an arrest in Stafford on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Man Threatened Girlfriend with Ax: Cops]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:02:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Peter+Phaneuf+1200.jpg
West Haven police have arrested a 54-year-old man who is accused of chasing his girlfriend with an ax and threatening to kill her because he thought she stole money from him.

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<![CDATA[North Haven Dad Hits 3-Year-Old Daughter Across Face: Police]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:46:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/north+haven+police+generic+1200.jpg
Police have arrested a North Haven dad accused of hitting his 3-year-old daughter across the face, leaving the child with bruises and a bloody nose, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man in Los Angeles]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:11:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ezell+ford+lapd+ois+victim.PNG
A man vacationing from Chicago was in grave condition Thursday night after being pulled from high surf by friends at Venice Beach and resuscitated by lifeguards, according to the Los Angeles County...]]>
<![CDATA[Man in Pulled LA From High Surf]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/211*120/chicago+vacationer+pulled+venice.JPG
A man vacationing from Chicago was in grave condition Thursday night after being pulled from high surf by friends at Venice Beach and resuscitated by lifeguards, according to the Los Angeles County...

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<![CDATA[CA Lawmakers Pass "Yes Means Yes"]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:23:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP254939745717.jpg
College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities around the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape...

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<![CDATA[2 Arrested After Police Find Heroin, Crack Cocaine, $4K]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:17:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/watertown+drug+arrests.jpg
Two accused drug dealers are facing charges in Watertown after officers found them with 465 bags of heroin, 3 grams of crack cocaine and more than $4,300 cash, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Prostitute Steals Client's Hookah After Dispute: Police]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:46:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+hartford+police+cruiser.jpg
West Hartford police have arrested an accused prostitute and one of her male clients after a dispute over money prompted the woman to steal a hookah pipe from her patron's smoke shop, authorities said.]]>
<![CDATA[Pilot Killed in Va. Plane Crash]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:36:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/VA+fighter+jet+crash.jpg
The Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot flying a military F-15 jet to New Orleans was killed in Wednesday's crash in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia, authorities confirmed]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford to Share City Data Through Open Portal]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:25:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+data.jpg
The city of Hartford has launched a new Web site designed to share raw municipal data through an open portal, the first of its kind in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[New London School Board Rescinds Contract of Superintendent]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:04:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+london+terrence+carter.jpg
School officials have asked for the newly selected superintendent of schools in New London to withdraw from the position after reviewing his educational qualifications.]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on I-95 in Milford]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-0311.jpg
A motorcyclist died after crashing on Interstate 95 southbound near exit 40 in Milford late Thursday afternoon, according to state police.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Union Clashes With Chief Over Taser Incident]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:36:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+union+taser.jpg
A Hartford teen has been released from the hospital after police shot him with a Taser on Tuesday afternoon.

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