<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:38:56 -0500 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:38:56 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dazzling Holiday Display Causes Traffic Trouble]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:33:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southington+lovely+lane.jpg
A dazzling display of lights in Southington is turning heads this holiday season, but with increased attention comes increased traffic, and drivers trying to catch a glimpse of the festive exhibit could...

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<![CDATA[Driver Hits Fireman After Trying to Steal Tree]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:48:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/christmas+tree+generic.jpg
Authorities are investigating after a woman tried to steal a Christmas tree from a fire station in Ansonia, then struck a firefighter in the parking lot as she drove off, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Man Calls 911 When "Blabbering" Wife Keeps Him Awake: Cops]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:15:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
All he wanted was a good night's sleep, but instead, this Middletown man found himself in trouble with the law.

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<![CDATA[Putnam Man Vandalizes 9/11 Memorial in New Jersey: Police]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:00:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/911+Memorial+Vandalism.jpg
A Putnam resident is facing charges after spray painting a 9/11 memorial in New Jersey and causing $2,500 worth of damage, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Bomb Threat Evacuates Southington High School]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:35:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southington+high+school.JPG
Students were dismissed early from Southington High School and the building was evacuated Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was posted to a social media app, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Frontier Faces State Regulators]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:24:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/frontier+van.jpg
For the first time since thousands of Connecticut customers began reporting service disruptions, executives with Frontier Communications faced the state Public Utility Regulatory Authority to take a look at what...]]>
<![CDATA[Panel Uncovers Voting Irregularities on Election Day in Hartford]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:02:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar+of+voters+2.jpg
During the first meeting of the Committee of Inquiry into Hartford's Registrars of Voters on Election Day, members examined evidence of voting irregularities across the city, and not just individual precincts.]]>
<![CDATA[Crews Share Safety Tips Amid Fatal Fires]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:34:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/One_Person_Dead_After_Woodstock_House_Fire_1200x675_375801411875.jpg
The holiday season has not been without tragedy in Connecticut. Several people have lost their lives lately in fires around the state, and firefighters are emphasizing the importance of staying safe.

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<![CDATA[City Officers Take Precautions in Wake of NYPD Deaths]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:55:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
Connecticut's urban police departments are on edge after two officers were gunned down in New York City on Saturday, and now the chief of the largest city police force in the state is calling for two cops...

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<![CDATA[Vehicle Teeters on Barrier After I-95 Crash]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:43:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Greenwich+crash+1200.jpg
The left lanes of Interstate 95 in Greenwich were closed in both directions on Monday after a crash involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle that was teetering on the barrier in the center of the...

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<![CDATA[I-95 South in Stratford Reopens]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:07:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/I95+Stratford+car+fire+1200.jpg
Interstate 95 South has reopened in Stratford after a car fire this morning.

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<![CDATA[Judge OKs Oklahoma's Lethal Injection Protocols]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:55:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Oklahoma-Injections-Execution.jpg
A federal judge says Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and that the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year.

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<![CDATA[Route 1 Reopens in Waterford]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:26:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/route+1+waterford+crash.jpg
Route 1 has reopened in Waterford following a Monday afternoon crash, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Car and School Bus Collide in Manchester]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:02:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/school-bus-generic722.jpg
Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Spruce Street and School Street in Manchester after a car and school bus collided Monday afternoon, according to police.

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<![CDATA["No Interaction": Texas Meteorologist Describes Shooting Outside Station]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:48:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Crawford.jpg
A meteorologist shot outside a Waco-area TV station last week spoke to the media Monday afternoon at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, where he continues to recover.

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<![CDATA[BMW Expands Air Bag Recall Nationwide]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:44:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/52274427.jpg
BMW has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S., The Associated Press reported. The decision affects 140,000 BMW 3 Series cars made between January 2004 and...

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<![CDATA[2 Shot in Bridgeport]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:18:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+police+generic.jpg
Police are investigating after two young men, ages 17 and 24, were shot in Bridgeport on Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[State Police Bring Toys to Kids in the Hospital]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:16:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/POLICE+TOY+GIVEAWAY.jpg
The look of pure joy on a child’s face melts the hearts of veteran troopers.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Bank Robbed at Gunpoint]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:35:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+citizens+bank+robber.jpg
Police are searching for the man who held up a Hartford bank at gunpoint on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Armed Robbery Outside Church]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:03:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tyson+MAYFIELD+1200.jpg
Just days before Christmas, Middletown police are investigating an armed robbery in a parking lot at a Church.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Death in New Haven]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:18:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+police+generic1.jpg
Police are investigating after a man was found dead in New Haven on Saturday morning, but said there were no signs of trauma or foul play, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Craigslist Advertiser Stole Car: Cops]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:23:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+Craigslist+1200.jpg
An East Haven man who posted a Craigslist ad offering automotive body work is accused of scamming a would-be client out of a car.]]>
<![CDATA[Court Date Changed for Teen Accused in Fatal School Stabbing]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:00:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chris+plaskon+in+court+2.jpg
A Milford, Connecticut teen accused of stabbing his classmate to death inside a high school hours before the prom is due in court next month.
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<![CDATA[Firefighters Respond to Bethel Blaze]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:39:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SD-Fire-Engine-Generic.jpg
Firefighters are responding to a fire on Blackman Avenue in Bethel, according to officials from the Stony Hill Fire Department.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigation in Norwalk]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:58:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norwalk+police+generic.jpg
South Main Street in Norwalk is closed between Larsen and Concord streets because of a police investigation.]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher Said He Drank Bottle of Vodka Night Before: Warrant]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:21:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/John+Edward+Hansen+1200.jpg
A Southington High School teacher who was pulled out of class last month and charged with disorderly conduct after acting strangely in class told the principal he drank a bottle of vodka the night before...

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<![CDATA[Former Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Essex Crash]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:05:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1+dead+after+volkswagen+and+street+sweeper+crash+in+Essex+1200.jpg
A former volunteer firefighter has died after crashing into a street sweeper on Route 154 in Essex on Monday morning, according to police.

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<![CDATA[College to Pay Tuition for Son of Slain NYPD Officer]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:31:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP216453913023.jpg
Bowdoin College says it will pick up the tuition for a student whose father was killed in Saturday's shooting of two New York Police Department officers. College President Barry Mills sent an email to the...

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<![CDATA[Court Case Continued to Southington High School Teacher]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/John+Edward+Hansen+1200.jpg
A Southington High School teacher who was pulled out of class last month has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot at West Indian Social Club]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Indian+Social+Club+1200.jpg
A man is in critical condition after being shot inside the West Indian Social Club of Hartford overnight.

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<![CDATA[Man Dead After House Fire in Woodstock]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:23:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bungay+fire+web.jpg
A 72-year-old man is dead after a house fire in Woodstock, according to firefighters. A family member has identified him as Jan K. Alley.

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<![CDATA[Rain to Dampen Christmas Travel]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:35:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dec+22+6HREXACT.jpg
The weather pattern looks pretty dismal for the next several days, including rain on Christmas Evene and Christmas Day, which will make holiday traveling challenging.
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<![CDATA[State to Meet With Frontier Today]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:37:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/frontier+van.jpg
In the wake of a transition that was shaky at best, state regulators have scheduled a meeting with Frontier Communications to address problems that arose during the changeover from AT&T and left customers...

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<![CDATA[Girl, 9, Hospitalized After Getting Hit By Car Near Mall]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:24:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
A sport utility vehicle struck and injured a 9-year-old Waterbury girl Saturday, hospitalizing her, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Students Raise $4,000 for Fire Victims at Performance]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:32:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Enfield+Fire+Fundraiser+Edited.jpg
At least 100 Enfield students sparkled with song and theater Sunday as they performed to raise money for survivors of a deadly fire on South River Street in Enfield that killed four.

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<![CDATA[Family: NYPD, City Must Mend Ties]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:24:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jaden+ramos+inset.jpg
Family and friends of Officer Rafael Ramos, fatally shot with his partner in Brooklyn, thanked the public for its prayers and asked City Hall to mend its relationship with the city's police department.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Protest in Downtown Philly]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:09:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Center-City-March1.jpg
Nearly 1,000 people took part in a protest for Mike Brown and Eric Garner in downtown Philadelphia on Sunday night. The Philadelphia “Blackout” march saw hundreds of protesters marching around City Hall.

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