<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:56:11 -0500 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:56:11 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wind Chills Near 30 Below Zero This Weekend]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:30:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DangerousCold.gif
The coldest blast of Arctic air this season will set in on Saturday and last through Sunday, when temperatures will plunge below zero and wind chills will be near 30 below zero.
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<![CDATA[Suspected Norovirus Outbreak at Avon Old Farms School]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:15:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norovirus-dengeric.jpg
Classes at Avon Old Farms Schools have been canceled after a group of students presented with symptoms of norovirus, according to school officials.

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<![CDATA[Albright Didn't Mean to Condemn Women Supporting Sanders]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:01:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Madeleine+Albright+Sanders.png
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said on Friday that she regretted the way her support for Hillary Clinton was perceived, NBC News reported. "I have spent much of my career as a diplomat.

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<![CDATA[Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:18:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/160212-edgar-latulip-larger-yh-1022a_828608684cca8b71cca091f66e86fbef.nbcnews-ux-600-700.jpg
A man missing nearly 30 years has been found alive, living just 80 miles away from where he disappeared. He had reportedly been suffering major memory loss due to a head injury. Edgar Latulip vanished...

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<![CDATA[Ohio Machete Attacker Watched by FBI 4 Years Ago]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OhioMacheteAttack-AP_297086039208.jpg
The Ohio man who attacked four restaurant patrons with a machete and was later killed by police was under the attention of the FBI, NBC News reported. Agents watched Mohamed Barry four years ago for making...

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<![CDATA[Extreme Cold Threatens Valentine's Day Business]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:05:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cat+flowers+web.jpg
With Valentine’s Day on Sunday, love is in the air this weekend. What's also in the air are the coldest wind chills of the season, and it's impacting the holiday weekend.

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<![CDATA[Fishermen Say Cold Offseason is Part of the Job]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:11:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/doug+cold+web.jpg
The water temperature beneath the Gold Star Bridge is 40 degrees, but this weekend it won't matter what the temperature is. If you get wet, the water will freeze in a flash.

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<![CDATA[Campers Brave Cold to Raise Money for Colchester Fuel Bank]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:10:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/justin+cold+web.jpg
For the next two frigid nights, Colchester Police Officer Rob Suchecki and three other men are sleeping in tents on the Colchester Green.

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<![CDATA[Bundy Recorded Message to Last Oregon Holdout]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:53:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AmmonBundy-AP_724216155937.jpg
Ammon Bundy made a jailhouse recording to convince the last holdout in the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge to surrender Thursday, NBC News reported. "Please come out of there and let us work this...

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<![CDATA[Congress Approves Permanent Internet Tax Ban]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:51:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/InternetTaxBan-GettyImages-509586236.jpg
The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday placing a permanent ban on states’ taxing Internet access, NBC News reported. The bill was approved with a 75-20 vote. It would toughen enforcement of U.S.

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<![CDATA[Dog Named Mayor of Reno for a Day ]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:37:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/everett_DOG.jpg
There are no fat cats in this town. Reno, Nevada appointed a four-legged mayor of the town on Thursday for the day. Mayor Everett, a Newfoundland- Lab mix, was adopted two years ago from Nevada’s Society for the...

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<![CDATA[Officers Killed by Gunfire Jumps Compared to Last Year]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:21:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jason+Moszer.jpg
Eight on-duty police officers have already been killed by gunfire this year, including five this week, NBC News reported. The five were shot in Colorado, Maryland, North Dakota and Georgia. The most recent was

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Threatens 'Birther' Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:39:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ted-Cruz-Donald-Trump-GettyImages-505043546.jpg
Donald Trump has long questioned whether Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, is eligible to be president. Now, Trump is threatening to sue Cruz over it. Trump says Cruz may not be a natural born citizen, one...

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<![CDATA[Video Captures Frightening Moment Car Hits Woman on Highway]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:34:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Car_Hits_Pedestrian_in_East_Hartford_1200x675_621987907677.jpg
A West Haven woman is lucky to have suffered only minor injuries when a car skid off the highway and into her in East Hartford late Monday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Escort May Have Been Strangled]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:09:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gilgo+beach+shannan+gilbert.jpg
The New Jersey escort whose 2010 disappearance led to the discovery of 11 butchered bodies on a Long Island beach may have been strangled, a newly released autopsy report found. The family of Shannan Gilbert...

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<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into Groton Job Lot]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:28:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Groton+Job+Lot+1200.jpg
A car crashed into the Ocean State Job Lot in Groton on Friday afternoon and two people who were inside the store when it happened suffered some minor injuries.

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<![CDATA['I Have Forgiven You': Columbine Survivor to Shooter's Mom]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:23:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ann-marie-hochhalter.jpg
Anne Marie Hochhalter's life was forever altered when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris opened fire at Columbine High School in 1999. She was paralyzed in the shooting and has had a long, difficult road to recovery...

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<![CDATA[Assad Vows to Take Control, Warns Will Take Time]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:48:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BasharAssad-GettyImages-509763142.jpg
Syrian President Bashar Assad says he supports peace talks in his country and will not stop taking control from rebel forces, according to NBC News. Speaking exclusively to news agency AFP, Assad promised...

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<![CDATA[CT Family of Missing Airman Appeals for Help ]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:51:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Missing+Airman+Keifer+Huhman.jpg
The Connecticut family members of a missing airman from Dover Air Force Base who was last seen on Super Bowl Sunday are appealing for help to find him.

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<![CDATA[Machete-Wielding Man Injures 4 at Ohio Restaurant]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:01:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Machete-Wielding+Man.png
Investigators are looking into whether the machete-wielding man who slashed four people in a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant attacked the eatery in the mistaken belief that the owner was Jewish, sources told NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Former Hartford Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of 5 Minors]]> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:41:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/129310646.jpg
A former Hartford, Connecticut resident has been sentenced to ten and a half years in prison for recruiting five children for sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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<![CDATA[Postal Carriers Prep for Brutally Cold Weather]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:23:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PostalCarrierCold021216.jpg
People who work outdoors are bracing themselves for bitterly cold temperatures this weekend, including Connecticut’s United States Postal Service letter carriers.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Dead in Boston Police Shooting]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:46:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dorchester+shooting+elysia.JPG
One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Friday morning, authorities said. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said a suspect who refused to drop a...

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Cross-Country Sale of Drugs Through Mail]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:06:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/state+police+marijiana+bust+and+Matthew+Spinella.jpg
A Willington man accused of being involved in shipping marijuana through the mail between Oregon and Connecticut has been arrested on several charges, including operating a drug factory.

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<![CDATA[Blast at Fire Extinguisher Company]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:06:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire-Extinguisher-GettyImages-200373116-001.jpg
Two men lost legs in an explosion at a fire extinguisher company in New York's Hudson Valley on Friday morning, state police said. One man lost both legs and a second lost one leg in the blast on Brookline...

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<![CDATA[Police Investigating Homicide in Bridgeport]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:31:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Javoni+Patton+1200.jpg
A Bridgeport man who was shot several times on Thursday night is dead and police are investigating his death as a homicide.

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<![CDATA[Icy Blast: 10 Cold Weather Safety Tips]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-503474834.jpg
With an icy blast of arctic air set to sweep the Northeast this Valentine's Day weekend, millions are bracing for what forecasters warned could be the coldest temperatures in over a decade. The polar vortex is...

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<![CDATA[Syria Ceasefire Agreement Is Met With Skepticism ]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:42:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/GettyImages-509644204munich.jpg
World powers began work Friday on the details of a temporary truce in war-ravaged Syria, but rebels and aid groups on the ground were skeptical that the "ambitious" deal could be implemented, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Attacks Sanders as 'Single Issue Candidate' in Debate]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:04:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MILWAUK_GettyImages-509655360.jpg
During Thursday's Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton appeared to try and douse the "Berning" passion of Bernie Sander' supporters with a cool dose of reality, according to NBC News.

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<![CDATA[Surfing Contest Kicks Off in Calif.]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:59:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SURF+GIF1_18227251.gif
The most popular and dangerous surfing contest in the world is named for a dog — specifically, for a white-haired German Shepherd named Maverick, whose personality must have embodied the unorthodox spirit of the...

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<![CDATA[Man Who Tried to Avoid Crash Charged in Passenger's Death]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:22:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
A Hamden man has been arrested in connection with the crash that killed his passenger in New Haven in July when he swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Video: Heroin Antidote Saves Woman]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:03:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Narcan-Antidote-Video.jpg
A public overdose in South Jersey shows the raw reality of the heroin epidemic and the power of an antidote that's saving lives, even as people fail to take advantage of programs geared toward kicking the...

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Tromley Road in East Windsor]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:47:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crash+on+Tromley+Road+in+East+Windsor.jpg
Tromley Road in East Windsor is shut down after a crash that took down a pole and wires, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Pulls Rubio Attack Ad Featuring Ex-Porn Actress]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:17:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-509690938.jpg
Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign has pulled an attack ad against Marco Rubio after it was revealed that it featured a former softcore porn actress, NBC News reported. Cruz's campaign said in a statement Thursday that it...

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