<![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 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:31:44 -0400 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:31:44 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police Arrest Hit-and-Run Driver From Norwalk Fatal Crash]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:08:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cruz+photo+Edited.jpg
Police have arrested the driver who struck pedestrians, killing one, in a hit-and-run crash Friday night in Norwalk, police said.

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Route 2 in Marlborough]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:29:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg
A serious crash has closed a portion of Route 2 westbound in Marlborough Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Car Fire at Cromwell McDonald's]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:04:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
A car fire at a Cromwell McDonald's Saturday morning has shut down the drive thru.]]>
<![CDATA[Football Game Canceled Over "Inappropriate Behavior"]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:50:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/daniel+hand+high+school.jpg
A high school football game has been canceled after members of the Daniel Hand High School junior varsity team engaged in “inappropriate behavior” in the school locker room and on the bus, according to...

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<![CDATA[LifeStar Airlifts Motorcylist Hurt in Canaan Crash]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Coventry+Lifestar+1200-1.jpg
A LifeStar medical helicopter responded to the area of Routes 7 and 63 in the Falls Village section of Canaan on Friday evening to airlift a motorcycle driver involved a crash with several other calls, according...]]>
<![CDATA[Accused Hamden Murderer is a Popular New Haven Hip Hop Artist]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:55:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nickel+p+nickel.jpg
The man accused of shooting and killing a Hamden man in his Circular Avenue apartment earlier this month is a well-known musician born and raised in New Haven.

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<![CDATA[Chris Christie Heading to Groton to Support Foley]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:36:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/christie+foley.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will attend a rally in Groton alongside Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley on Monday, according the Republican Governors Association.

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<![CDATA[Stratford Football Coach Placed on Leave]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:26:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/football-generic-nbc7.jpg
The head football coach at Bunnell High School in Stratford has been placed on paid administrative leave after making inappropriate comments to one of his players, News 12 Connecticut reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals From Bridgeport Business Twice in One Night]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:10:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+mobile+burg.jpg
Police are searching for the man who broke into a Bridgeport electronics store not once but twice early Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Norwalk Hit-and-Run Crash]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:55:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norwalk+police+generic.jpg
One person has died and two others were injured in a hit-and-run crash on Woodward Avenue in Norwalk, and police said a person of interest is in custody.]]>
<![CDATA[Sandy Hook Commission Invites Families to Speak]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:12:20 -0400
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission announced today that it will hold a public hearing in the coming weeks in an effort to learn new information about the tragic school shootings before releasing its...]]>
<![CDATA[Body Is Missing U.Va. Student: Cops]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:42:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hannah+graham+triple+photo.jpg
The remains found Saturday are those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Albemarle County Police Department said Friday. The suspect in her disappearance, Jesse
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<![CDATA[Hamden Police Hunt Accused Murderer, Arrest Alleged Accomplice]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:11:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/coutermash+papatoniou.jpg
Police have charged a 33-year-old East Haven man in connection with a fatal shooting in a Hamden home last Sunday and are looking for a second suspect considered armed and dangerous.

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<![CDATA[Man Sexually Abuses Woman's Pit Bull: Police]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:03:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Police have taken a suspect into custody after receiving the report that a man sexually abused a Waterbury resident's rescue dog.

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<![CDATA[Blumenthal Demands Nationwide Airbag Recall]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:54:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blumenthal+airbags.JPG
Brandishing a picture of an exploded airbag, Sen. Richard Blumenthal repeated his demand for a nationwide recall of potentially defective airbags made by Takata.

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<![CDATA[Gas Company Repairing Gas Leak at Industrial Park]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:07:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/North+Branford+Gas+Leak+Edited.jpg
A North Branford industrial park has been evacuated due to a gas leak.

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<![CDATA[Teal Pumpkins Take "Scare" Out of Halloween]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:04:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC-teal-pumpkins.jpg
Why are pumpkins going teal this year? It’s a new trend designed to take the "scare" out of Halloween for kids with food allergies.]]>
<![CDATA[A History of School Shootings Since Newtown]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:49:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/school-shooting-AP746502146007_0.jpg
Friday's shooting at a high school cafeteria outside Seattle is at least the 11th planned schooting at a school since the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012, when Adam Lanza shot and killed 20...

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<![CDATA[Local Hospitals Prepare for Possibility of Ebola]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:16:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ebolarountblpic.jpg
Hospitals in Connecticut are working to make sure they have the necessary resources to treat an Ebola case if one is diagnosed in our state.]]>
<![CDATA[NY, NJ Tighten Standards for Travelers at Risk for Ebola]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:59:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_newark_hospital_ebola_st.jpg
Anyone flying into John F. Kennedy or Newark Liberty International Airport after having contact with Ebola-infected patients in one of three West African nations battling the potentially deadly virus will face a...
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<![CDATA[Contract Extended for New London Interim Supterintendent]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:25:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/richard+foye+new+london.jpg
The New London Board of Education has extended the interim superintendent's contract through Nov. 21 while the search continues for a permanent replacement.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Target at Least a Dozen Cars in North Branford]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:47:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BranfordBreakInsPic00000000.jpg
Lock your car doors: That's the message North Branford police are sending residents after a string of car break-ins overnight Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Map: Where NYC Ebola Patient Went]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:45:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ebola+map.jpg
Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old doctor who was treating Ebola patients in West Africa with the group Doctors Without Borders, returned to New York on Oct. 17. Other than feeling sluggish, he had exhibited...
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<![CDATA[Oil Truck Overturns in South Windsor]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:49:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oil+truck_south+windsor+crash.jpg
A truck carrying 1,700 gallons of oil overturned on Smith Street in South Windsor on Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Yard Worker Sexually Assaults 14-Year-Old Girl: Police]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:59:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/north+haven+police+generic+1200.jpg
Police have arrested New Haven man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl multiple times over several months.]]>
<![CDATA[Despite Strict Protocol, Risks Remain for Ebola Doctors: Group]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:25:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_newark_hospital_ebola_st.jpg
The medical and humanitarian organization that employed the New York doctor who tested positive for the Ebola virus said that the risk for staff returning from the front lines in West Africa can't be completely...]]>
<![CDATA[Does A Recent Airbag Recall Apply to CT Cars?]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_recall_airbag.jpg
A massive recall of cars with potentially deadly airbags likely does not apply to cars sold in Connecticut, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But a Connecticut lawmaker is pushing...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Nurse Pham Ebola-Free]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:37:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP570888027428.jpg
Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient in Texas, was discharged from the hospital Friday, now free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House later...

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<![CDATA[Crashes Cause Traffic Delays on Wet Roads]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:13:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/191*120/102414+Manchester+Crash+Edited.jpg
As rain caused slick roads Friday morning, there were some minor crashes on the wet roads for the morning commute.

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<![CDATA[Malloy, Visconti Debate at NBC Connecticut Forum]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:40:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/malloy+visconti+at+forum.JPG
One of three chairs sat empty in the NBC Connecticut studio leading up to Thursday’s gubernatorial forum, which GOP challenger Tom Foley opted not to attend.

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<![CDATA[No Additional Sex Offenders at Manchester Group Home]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:59:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Manchester+house+resized.jpg
The Department of Correction has stopped placing sex offenders at a group home on Clinton Street in Manchester after residents began to fight back out of concern for the safety of their children and families.

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<![CDATA[Girl Found Dead at Shelter: Cops]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:55:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Generic+Police+Tape+Generic.JPG
A 4-year-old girl was found dead at a New York City homeless shelter and authorities are classifying her death as "suspicious," police say. Police found the child, identified as Linayjah Meraldo,...

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<![CDATA[Man Fires 28 Times on Neighborhood]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:42:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/225*120/Assault+Rifle+Alton+Street+Shooting.JPG
A Northeast Philadelphia man fired an assault rifle at his neighbor more than two dozen times after an argument spiraled out of control Thursday night. "The shooter fired multiple shots, unloaded his...

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<![CDATA[Who Is Craig Spencer, 1st New York Ebola Patient?]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:49:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/182*120/ebola+clothes1.jpg
New York City doctor Craig Spencer is the fourth person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States — and the first diagnosed in New York. He recently came back from treating Ebola patients in West...]]>
<![CDATA[Fire at Hartford Nursing Home Where 16 Died in 2003 Blaze]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:32:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+nursing+home+fire.JPG
Fire broke out Thursday night at a nursing home on Greenwood Street in Hartford, the same facility where more than a dozen people died in a blaze 11 years.

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