<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:26:09 -0500 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:26:09 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Nurse’s Aide Hired Prostitute While Working: Cops]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Richard+Sarpong+Raechelle+Carmona+John+Erdman.jpg
West Hartford police have arrested three people after a certified nursing aide allegedly hired a prostitute to perform sex acts while he was supposed to be caring for an elderly man, police said.

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<![CDATA[Would-Be Car Thief Couldn’t Drive Standard: Police]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:53:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Troy+Matthews+1200.jpg
A suspected would-be car thief was busted when he ran off because he could not drive a standard, according to police.

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<![CDATA[9 Dead in Missouri Shootings]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:25:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/119818994.jpg
Nine people were found dead in six separate locations in south central Missouri on Thursday night and Friday morning, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Bomb Threat at Hamden High School]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+high+school.jpg
Police have responded to Hamden High School to investigate a bomb threat.]]>
<![CDATA[Freezing Day, Snow Sunday]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/weekend+snow+1200.jpg
Skies will be fair on Friday and Saturday, but snow will begin late Sunday afternoon or evening and continue into Monday, bringing the possibility of several inches of snow.]]>
<![CDATA[Trucker Used Hydraulic Bumper to Avoid GWB Toll: Police]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:41:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GWB+bumper+device.jpg
Police arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly using a mechanical bumper on the front of his truck to lift and conceal his license plate so that E-ZPass cameras couldn't identify him after he blew through...

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<![CDATA[1 Hospitalized After Hartford Fire]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:04:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Asylum+Avenue+in+Hartford+1200.jpg
One person is hospitalized and others are displaced after fire broke out in a second-floor laundry room of an apartment building on Asylum Street in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[1 Person Was Trapped Briefly During Hartford Fire]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:51:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/53+Webster+Street+Hartford+1200.jpg
One person was briefly trapped in an apartment when fire broke out at 53 Webster Street in Hartford on Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance Reassigned]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:47:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/186*120/158376114.jpg
State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance, who has served as public information officer for the past 16 years, has been reassigned to the department traffic division, according to a spokesperson for the...

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<![CDATA[2 Arrested in 2012 Assault on Trinity Student]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:43:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trinity+college+generic.jpg
Hartford police have arrested two people tied to the 2012 assault of a Trinity College student who was attacked while walking home from a party near campus.]]>
<![CDATA[Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player, Dies at 86]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:14:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP861620179640.jpg
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper...

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<![CDATA[Officer Dragged While Trying to Help Suicidal Man: Cops]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-0311.jpg
A New Canaan officer was taken to the hospital Thursday night after he was dragged 35 feet while trying to help a driver who was reported to be suicidal, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Uncover Tobacco Violations at Bristol Stores]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:54:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tobacco-Cigarettes-generic.jpg
Bristol police have uncovered tobacco violations – including the sale of individual cigarettes and untaxed cigarettes – at four convenience stores in the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Winter Takes Major Toll on Seafood Industry]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:47:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/milford+marina+frozen+edit.jpg
Commercial fishermen in Connecticut say this is the worst winter for the state's shellfish industry in at least 35 years.

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<![CDATA[Maid Burned, Beaten in Home: NYPD]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:06:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/maid+beaten+bayside+queens.jpg
A Queens couple allegedly kidnapped and tortured their housekeeper inside their home when they thought she was stealing from them, then drove to her home and ransacked the place while holding her at knifepoint...]]>
<![CDATA[AA Named in Lawsuit After Passenger Dies]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:38:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/aa+suit.jpg
A passenger on an American Airlines flight died after she had trouble breathing and was forced to give up her oxygen, according to a lawsuit.

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<![CDATA[Lebanon House Collapses as Gasoline Fuels Fire]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:46:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lebanon+fire+collapse.jpg
Flames engulfed a home on Williams Crossing Road in Lebanon and caused it to collapse Thursday morning, fueled by 15 gallons of gasoline stored in the basement.

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<![CDATA[February on Track to Become Coldest Month on Record]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:59:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cold-weather-stock-AP373144186169.jpg
February is on track to become the coldest month on record in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Firefighter Died When Tank Ran Out of Air: Officials]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:09:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Funeral+for+Kevin+Bell+1200.jpg
Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell died of asphyxia due to lack of breathing gas, according to the office of the chief state medical examiner and his death has been ruled accidental.]]>
<![CDATA[Fisherman Rescued After Falling Overboard]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:24:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/new+london+water+rescue.JPG
Freezing cold water in New London harbor just about did in a fisherman who fell in Wednesday evening, but he caught the attention of a man on a boat nearby.

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<![CDATA[Icy Gas Meter Prompts House Fire in Westport]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:08:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SD-Fire-Engine-Generic.jpg
An ice-covered gas meter prompted the boiler to catch fire at a home on Lees Lane in Westport on Thursday morning, according to the fire department.

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<![CDATA[Dogs Poisoned by Purina: Lawsuit]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:38:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EllaRemo.JPG
It started with a phone call from his wife: We’re out of dog food. So Frank Lucido of Discovery Bay went to the store and bought a bag of Purina’s Beneful kibble style dog foods around Christmas.

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<![CDATA[New Haven a Key Part of Transportation Overhaul]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:04:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+transpo+presser.JPG
One of the cornerstones of Gov. Dannel Malloy's transportation proposal is New Haven and improving the infrastructure along the Interstate 95 corridor.]]>
<![CDATA[Road Rage Karma? Video Convicts Man]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:17:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Road-Rage-conviction-3.jpg
A San Diego man was convicted Wednesday of a violent road rage attack in part because of video he recorded on his own cell phone. Jurors convicted Thomas Sikes, 56, of assault causing great bodily injury...
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<![CDATA[Budget Cuts Affect Funding for Maritime Heritage Festival]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:31:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5pnewlondonstill022615doug00000000.jpg
Plans for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival in New London hit a pothole thanks to tourism cuts outlined in Gov. Malloy's proposed budget, but promoters say they'll approach legislators to get the money...]]>
<![CDATA[12 Homes Affected by Middletown Water Main Break]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:17:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
Water service has been shut off to 12 homes in Middletown while crews respond to a water main break on Congdon Street, according to Guy Russo, of Middletown Water & Sewer.]]>
<![CDATA[LA Train Crash Trucker Not Charged]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:00:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/knbc-jose-alejandro-sanchez-ramirez.jpg
The driver whose truck was struck by a commuter train after he left it at a Southern California rail crossing, resulting in a crash that injured nearly 30 people, will not face charges at this time, according to...

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<![CDATA[Wethersfield DMV to Reopen Friday]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:04:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wethersfield+dmv+water+main+break+2.jpg
The Wethersfield Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen on for business as usual on Friday after a water line break flooded part of the building earlier this week, according to DMV spokesman Bill Seymour.

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<![CDATA[Hamden Man Robbed at Gunpoint While Shoveling Snow: Cops]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:53:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malik+hanna.jpg
Police have arrested an 18-year-old linked to the armed robbery of a Hamden resident who was shoveling the stairs to his home.

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<![CDATA[1 Student Remains Hospitalized After Wesleyan Molly ODs]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:43:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+hospital+emergency+room.jpg
Of several Wesleyan University students who were hospitalized after overdosing on MDMA, or "Molly," over the weekend in Middletown, one remains at Hartford Hospital, according to Middletown Police.

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<![CDATA[Toll Brothers Ends Cedar Mountain Development Plan]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:43:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CEDAR+MOUNTAIN_722_406.jpg
Toll Brothers has dropped its plans to build dozens of homes on a 73-acre site on Cedar Mountain in Newington, according to town officials, and the town is now looking to acquire that land and preserve it...

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<![CDATA[Support Staff Overhear a Lot: Study]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:55:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/janitor_generic_getty.jpg
In the office, knowledge is power. A new survey suggests that many company employees' jobs could be on the line, all because members of the support staff have overheard some incriminating conversations.

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<![CDATA[Spanish Company Buying US Utility Serving Northeast For $3B]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:28:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/lightbulb73167733.jpg
Spain's leading electricity and natural gas utility, Iberdrola, said it will buy the northeastern U.S. utility company UIL Holdings Corp. in a deal valued at about $3 billion.

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<![CDATA[$460,000 Settlement for Windsor Locks Sergeant Goes to Voters]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:22:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/koistinenpic_722x406_2186083144.jpg
Days after the police commission and board of finance in Windsor Locks voted to pay a $460,000 settlement to a police sergeant who was acquitted of hindering the investigation into a fatal crash that sent...

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<![CDATA[Woman Arrested in Hate Crime Misidentified as Suspect, Charges Dropped: NYPD]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:57:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/145th+street+station.jpg
A New York City Department of Social Services worker who had been charged with assault as a hate crime after law enforcement sources said she allegedly grabbed a woman by the hair at a Manhattan subway station...

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<![CDATA[Dog Chewed Off Paw to Free Self: DA]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:07:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/177*120/11-14-14_Rocky-Amputation.JPG
A flea-ridden, year-old dog was allegedly so neglected in an Orange County backyard that he had to chew off part of one leg to free himself from being entangled, said prosecutors who are accusing the dog's owner...

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<![CDATA[Norwalk Officer Saves Driver From Imminent Train Crash]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:32:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Officer_Saves_Driver_From_Train_Collision_1200x675_405158467890.jpg
A Norwalk police officer’s quick thinking prevented a possible tragedy Tuesday afternoon as he helped usher traffic out of the way of an oncoming Metro-North train.

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<![CDATA[Family Displaced by Fire in Wallingford]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:11:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wallingford+deer+run+fire.jpg
Firefighters are responding to a house fire on Deer Run Road in Wallingford.

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<![CDATA[Dead Dogs Facebook Photo Probed]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dogs+Killed+022515.jpg
A North Texas volunteer firefighter is under criminal investigation after authorities say he posted a picture of two dead dogs on Facebook along with a message to his neighbors that he had warned them to...

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