<![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 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:40:34 -0400 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:40:34 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[LifeStar Called to Crash at I-95, Route 9 in Old Saybrook]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:20:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/crash+95+old+saybrook.jpg
LifeStar airlifted a crash victim to the hospital Thursday after a car struck a bridge on Route 9 near Interstate 95 northbound in Old Saybrook, according to state police.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Injured Hartford Firefighter Released From Hospital]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:25:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/jason+martinez+hartford+fire.jpg
A Hartford firefighter who was critically hurt in the blaze that killed his colleague earlier this month was released from Bridgeport Hospital on Thursday, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com/Hartford Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[3rd Grader Back to School After Ban Over Ebola Concerns]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:12:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford+meadowside+school.jpg
The father of a third-grade student in Milford is suing the school system for banning the 7-year-old from her elementary school over concerns she may have contracted Ebola during a trip to Nigeria.

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<![CDATA[Stonington Teacher Charged With DUI: Report]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:58:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-0311.jpg
A first-grade teacher at West Vine Street School in Stonington was arrested after flipping her car Wednesday night and has been charged with driving under the influence, according to police and The New...]]>
<![CDATA["Mystery Signs" Share Kind Words]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:56:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mystery+sign.JPG
“Mysterious signs” leaving compliments for strangers are getting a lot of attention in southeastern Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[3 Officers Hurt During Police-Involved Shooting]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:11:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+britain+batterson+park+scene+with+mug+2.jpg
Three New Britain officers suffered injuries when gunfire erupted and a suspect tried to get away during an arrest late Thursday morning, according to the police department.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com/New Britain Police]]>
<![CDATA[What Happened After the Treasurer's Debate?]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:17:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nappier+herbst+treasurer+debate.jpg
The spirited debate between Democratic state Treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst continued after their time was up Thursday night, leading many online viewers to question...
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<![CDATA[Hedge Fund Controller Accused of Embezzling Millions]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:16:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
A former controller of a Greenwich hedge fund has been arrested on federal charges, accused of embezzling millions of dollars.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect Arrested in Road Rage Death]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:21:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/th-perla-road-rage-16x9---00002804.jpg
Police have arrested the man they say gunned down an Oakland mother of four in a road rage shooting as she and her husband returned from grocery shopping Sunday. Carlos Stephen Dubose, 20, of Oakland,...
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<![CDATA[10 Years in Prison for Man Who Planted Bombs in Ex's Car]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:43:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bottle-bomb-083011.jpg
A 53-year-old Florida man will spend 10 years in prison after stalking an ex-girlfriend who lives in Stamford and planting bombs filled with hydrochloric acid in her car, according to the

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue 1 of 3 Cats From Milford Fire]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:46:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SD-Fire-Engine-Generic.jpg
Firefighters in Milford managed to rescue one of three cats trapped in a burning condo Thursday morning, according to the fire department.

Photo Credit: Monica Garske]]>
<![CDATA[Troopers Use Narcan to Save Person After Drug Overdose]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:26:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/narcan+naloxone.JPG
A month after being trained to use a drug that can counteract a drug overdose, a Connecticut state trooper used it to save a life.]]>
<![CDATA[LifeStar Responds After Fall at Construction Site]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:12:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lifestar+flying_fixed.jpg
LifeStar is responding to Dog Lane in Mansfield after someone fell from staging at the site of new
<![CDATA[81-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed in New Haven]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:59:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/olive+and+green+new+haven.png
Police are investigating after an 81-year-old woman was struck and killed on Olive Street near the intersection of Greene Street in New Haven on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[A Homecoming Fit for a King]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:52:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457402746.jpg
LeBron James' return to his home base after four seasons in Miami and two titles has Cleveland talking championship and 70 wins. The Cavs have never won the title and Cleveland hasn't had a champ since the 1964...

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<![CDATA[Hackers Attack Texas City’s Website]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cleburne+TX+city+hall.jpg
The FBI is investigating a cyber attack on the city of Cleburne, Texas, that shut down the city’s website and appears to be motivated by a police officer’s controversial shooting of a dog, the mayor...

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<![CDATA[Route 6 Reopens in Farmington After Crew Hits Gas Main]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:12:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_line_generic722.jpg
Route 6 was closed between New Britain Avenue and Hyde Road in Farmington after a construction crew hit a gas main by mistake, according to police, but it has reopened.]]>
<![CDATA[Bear at SoCal Pet Grooming Shop]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:18:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/10-30-2014-lancaster-bear-rmg.jpg
A bear visited a Los Angeles County business district early Thursday in an early morning search for food in trash bins at a pet grooming store. It was the latest in a string of recent bear sightings in populated...

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested After Firing Gun in Middletown: Police]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
Middletown police have arrested a convicted felon who is accused of firing a gunshot during a domestic incident on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Student Brought Airsoft Pistol to School]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Thomas+J+McDonough+Elementary+Hartford+1200.jpg
Police are investigating after a seventh grader showed up at Thomas J. McDonough Elementary School in Hartford with an Airsoft pellet pistol in his backpack this morning, police said.

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<![CDATA[Fire Damages House in Windsor]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Seymour+Street+in+Windsor+1200.jpg
A family is safe, but will likely not be able to stay in their home tonight after fire broke out at 62 Seymour St. in Windsor this morning.

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<![CDATA[Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tim-cook.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out publicly about his sexuality in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek, saying, "I'm proud to be gay" and that he hoped to inspire others. "While I have never denied my sexuality,...

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<![CDATA[Unanswered "Mayday" Call a Focus of Fatal Fire Probe]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:17:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Bell+Blue+Hills+Fire+Station+bunting+1200.jpg
Investigators probing the line-of-duty death of a Hartford firefighter on Oct. 7 are taking a close look at the “mayday” call that went unanswered and the fact that fallen firefighter Kevin Bell was low on...]]>
<![CDATA[Car Fire Caused Backups on I-84]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:35:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Car+fire+on+I-84+in+Plainville+1200.jpg
There were heavy backups on Interstate 84 East in Plainville and Southington after a car fire this morning, but the scene has cleared.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Changes Coming to Coliseum Site in New Haven]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:54:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Gaven+Coliseum+1200.jpg
Changes are coming to the former New Haven Coliseum site and officials will make an announcement this morning on $20.5 million in state funding for the second phase of the Downtown Crossing project.

Photo Credit: Gov. Dannel Malloy's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Texas School Bans Football T-Shirt]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Martin+football+t-shirt.jpg
The Arlington Independent School District has banned a high school football team T-shirt with the slogan "Shhhhhhh just let it happen" after the school newspaper's editorial staff questioned whether the message...

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<![CDATA[Cigarette Thief Strikes at Vernon Mobil: Police ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:01:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+Mobil+burglary.jpg
A man forced his way into a Vernon gas station early this morning and stole what police described as a “large amount of cigarettes.”

Photo Credit: Vernon Police]]>
<![CDATA[Treasurer Candidates Trade Jabs in Only Debate of Election]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:27:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nappier+herbst+treasurer+debate.jpg
Four-term Democratic state Treasurer Denise Nappier squared off against Republican challenger Tim Herbst at the NBC Connecticut studios Wednesday night in their only debate of the election.
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<![CDATA[Newington Schools to Step Up Security on Halloween]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:40:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/newington+school.JPG
Officials will step up security at Newington schools on Halloween after the district received threats from extremists groups in light of a decision to cancel costume parades at two elementary schools.]]>
<![CDATA[Dem's Hubby Swipes GOP Signs: Cops]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:55:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/198*120/Dana+Long+Campagin+Sign+Theft.JPG
The husband of a Democratic incumbent lawmaker now up for re-election in Delaware stole Republican campaign signs under the cover of darkness, according to police. And Republican party supporters,...

Photo Credit: YouTube.com - Republican Party of Delaware]]>
<![CDATA[Buzz Kill? Fireball Whiskey Recalled in Europe]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:17:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireball+image.jpg
Fireball has been recalled in Finland, Sweden and Norway for excessive amounts of an ingredient allowable for sale in the U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[Frontier to Give Customers $50 Credit]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:39:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/frontier+communications.JPG
After receiving complaints from customers who were switched from AT&T Connecticut to Frontier Communications this week, the company says it will issue $50 credits to all FrontierTV Powered by U-Verse customers.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Frames Ex-Roommate in Fake Threat to Obama]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:49:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama+westchester+aug+28.jpg
A 30-year-old New York man accused of calling in a fake threat on the life of President Barack Obama told investigators he framed his former roommate, a New Haven resident, because he didn’t approve of the man’s...]]>
<![CDATA[Sandy Survivor Describes Struggle]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:14:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/199*120/sandy+survior+staten+island.JPG
A Staten Island woman who lost her husband and daughter during Sandy says she survived for a reason. "It's very important I can't curl up in a corner, I have to get up every day and try," said Patricia Dresch of...]]>
<![CDATA[1 Dead in CA Military Plane Crash]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/141029-point-mugu-military-plane-crash.jpg
The pilot of a military jet was killed when the aircraft crashed in a field in the Point Mugu area on Wednesday, the Ventura County Fire Department said. The Hawker Hunter MK.58 came down about 5]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Wins $4M on B-Day Lotto Ticket]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:43:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/208*120/ocampo+lottery+win.jpg
When a Chicago teenager opened her birthday gifts, she never anticipated she’d wind up with $4 million. Deisi Ocampo said her dad gave her two $100 Million Money Mania instant tickets for her 19th birthday.

Photo Credit: Illinois Lottery]]>
<![CDATA[East Lyme Elementary Student Diagnosed With Viral Meningitis]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:28:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/niantic+center+school+2.JPG
The school superintendent in East Lyme is alerting parents after an elementary school student was diagnosed with viral meningitis.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Teen Charged in New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival Riots]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:39:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/keene+state+riot+ct+student.jpg
A college student from Connecticut is one of 84 people arrested during riots at an annual New Hampshire pumpkin festival earlier this month.

Photo Credit: Keene Police Department/Viewer Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Police Investigate Deadly Shooting]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:46:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartfordmurder1.jpg
Hartford homicide detectives are investigating after a male was shot and killed early Wednesday morning .]]>
<![CDATA[Girlfriend of CCSU Player Says Beating Didn't Happen]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:33:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kyle+vinales+mug+with+roster+pic.jpg
The girlfriend of a Central Connecticut State University basketball star suspended after his arrest on domestic violence allegations said that she lied about him hitting her and is asking the team to take...]]>