<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usWed, 28 Jun 2017 01:46:07 -0400Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:46:07 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[6 People Displaced After New Britain Fire]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new-britain-fire-scott-rector.jpg
Six people are displaced after a fire in New Britain on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Old Saybrook Woman Upset With TSA 20-Pound Lobster Photo]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:11:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TSALOBSTER+626.jpg
The owner of an Old Saybrook fish market is a little crusty about the way the 20-pound crustacean she packed was handled by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener at Boston’s Logan Airport.
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<![CDATA[9 CT Cities Among 30 of the Safest Places to Raise a Child]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:12:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Fairfield+Getty.jpg


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<![CDATA[Connecticut Ranked #6 in United States for Overall Safety ]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:21:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/207*120/Capture235.JPG
The National Safety Council (NSC) has released their annual report that grades each state for safety and Connecticut was ranked as #6 in the nation for overall safety.

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<![CDATA[Man Held Without Bail on Weapons Charges, Impersonating Cop]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:10:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christopher+Barlow.JPG
A Massachusetts man is being held without bail for allegedly stockpiling weapons and impersonating a police officer.]]>
<![CDATA[Small Cell Phone Tower Not Installed in West Haven]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Small_Cell_Phone_Tower_Not_Installed_in_West_Haven.jpg
Elected officials in West Haven are crediting homeowners for stopping a proposed project that would have brought a small cell phone tower to their neighborhood.]]>
<![CDATA[Lanes Reopen on I-84 in Cheshire After Fatal Multi-Car Crash]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:24:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheshire-heavy-backups.jpg
Lanes have reopened on Interstate 84 in Cheshire after a multi-vehicle accident that involved a motorcycle.

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<![CDATA[Thunderstorms Moving Out of State]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:31:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Kimberly-Ellis.jpg
NBC Connecticut Meteorologists are monitoring the threat for strong thunderstorms this afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Sarah Palin Sues New York Times Over Editorial]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:48:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SarahPalin-AP_322537202252.jpg
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, sued The New York Times on Tuesday alleging that the newspaper defamed her in an editorial, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Software Error Delays Torrington Woman's Refund]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:02:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/live+yoga+strong.JPG
A Torrington woman struggled for weeks to get a refund for a faulty item due to a software error.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Could Raise Premiums 74 Percent: Study]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:44:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/699666664-Mitch-McConnell.jpg
Health care premiums could rise 74 percent for the average customer under the Republican Senate health care bill, according to a new report.Older and low-income Americans could face the highest increases...

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<![CDATA[Your Hail Photos from Today's Thunderstorms]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:34:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/198*120/ashford+cover+photo.PNG
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<![CDATA[Malloy Signs Bill Authorizing East Windsor Casino Gaming Facility ]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:56:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New-Casino-Generic.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation that authorizes the operation of a casino gaming facility in East Windsor.]]>
<![CDATA[Here's How Countries Fare on Combating Human Trafficking]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:39:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/human-trafficking-th.jpg
A new report by the U.S. State Department lays out which countries are adhering to U.S. guidelines on Human Trafficking. The report divides the world into three tiers: those who fully meet minimum standards...
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<![CDATA[ Wallingford Man Pleads Guilty to Bitcoin Phishing Scheme on Dark Web: Officials]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:55:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BITCOIN_AP_16152068680146.jpg
A Wallingford man has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges connected to a scheme to steal more than $365,000 worth of bitcoins on the dark web, according to federal officials.

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<![CDATA[Man Wanted for Hitting Victim With Bottle in West Haven: Police ]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:55:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Matthew-Blango.JPG
A 29-year-old man is wanted for serious assault in West Haven, police said.

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<![CDATA[Middletown School Staff Member Fired After Allegations]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:53:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Middletown+Police+Department+new.JPG
A staff member at a Middletown elementary school has been fired after allegations of inappropriate conduct surfaced.

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<![CDATA[GOP Healthcare Bill Could Cost CT Nearly $3 Billion a Year]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:35:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Governor+Dannel+Malloy+2107+state+of+the+state+address.JPG
The Senate Republican version of the federal healthcare legislation could threaten healthcare coverage for tens-of-thousands of Connecticut residents, raise health care premiums and cost the state as much...

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<![CDATA[Mother and Son Charged with Stealing from Elderly Relative]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:44:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ukanowicz.jpg
A Shelton mother and her son are accused of stealing over $200,000 while acting as power of attorney for an elderly relative.]]>
<![CDATA[Snap Map Location Feature Raises Privacy Concerns]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:25:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Snap+Map.jpg
Snapchat’s new Snap Map location feature allows users to pinpoint the exact location of their friends in real time and that is causing some concern.

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<![CDATA[Trumbull Police Seek Suspect in Daytime Burglaries]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:08:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TRUMBULL-SUSPECT.jpg
Trumbull police are looking for the suspect in two residential burglaries that happened Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[WH Warns Syria Against Chemical Attack 'Preparations']]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:51:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpAssad.jpg
The United States is warning that Syria would "pay a heavy price" for undertaking another chemical weapons attack, the White House said Monday night, saying it's spotted "potential preparations" for one,...

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<![CDATA[South Windsor Police Seek Missing 21-Year-Old]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:12:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JAMAL-BUTLER.jpg
Police in South Windsor are trying to locate a 21-year-old man who hasn’t been heard from in several weeks.

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<![CDATA[State Police K-9 Unit Finds Lost Pregnant Woman and Her Boyfriend]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:52:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Missing+couple+Meriden+Middlefield.jpg
A state police dog found a pregnant woman who was lost on a trail Monday night and her boyfriend, who got lost when he went to look for her.

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<![CDATA[Subway Derails in Manhattan; Dozens Hurt]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:21:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fdny+photo+rescue.jpg
A derailment and power outage in Manhattan has suspended service on multiple subway lines as riders describe terror and chaos, including smoke-filled cars and loud bangs.

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<![CDATA[Gas Leak Closed Middletown Avenue in Wethersfield]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:13:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MIDDLETOWN-AVE-WETHERSFIELD-GAS-LEAK.jpg
A gas leak closed part of Middletown Avenue in Wethersfield, according to the fire department, but it has reopened.

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<![CDATA[Here's What Happens if the GOP Health Care Bill Becomes Law]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:12:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcconnellhealthfeuerherd.jpg
The Senate Republican health care bill would insure 22 million fewer people after a decade than current law, according to an analysis Monday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The GOP bill, titled

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<![CDATA[Maimaiga Fungus Finally Killing Off Gypsy Moth Caterpillars]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:05:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gypsy+Moth+Caterpillar.jpg
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the maimaiga fungus is finally beginning to kill of the gypsy moth caterpillars that have been wreaking havoc on trees in southeastern...

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<![CDATA[It's Very Hard to Convict Officers in PD Shootings: Experts]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:17:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/philandocastileshootingdashcam_1200x675.jpg
In the wake of three high-profile police shooting trials, criminal justice experts told NBC News that it is extremely difficult to convict a law enforcement officer for a fatal shooting.A pair of Supreme Court...

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<![CDATA[1st Woman Leads Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/armus-changing-guard.jpg
The troop guarding Buckingham Palace has its first female commander after Canada's Captain Megan Couto took over Monday, Reuters reported.The 24-year-old said she was honored to to lead her Canadian unit...

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<![CDATA[Large Amounts of Trash Left at Guilford Town Docks]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:13:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Guilford+dock.jpg
Large amounts of trash have been left at the town docks at the town marina in Guilford and police are warning people to clean up after themselves.

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<![CDATA[Hearing to Discuss Plans for Former Norwich Hospital Site ]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:07:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Plans_for_Former_Norwich_Hospital_Move_Forward.jpg
Multi-million dollar plans for a new resort on the site of the former Norwich Hospital in Preston are expected to move forward following a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Raccoon Spotted Riding the Subway in NYC]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:36:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/raccoon+subway+2.JPG
Video of a raccoon riding the subway, nibbling food out of a bowl as it's seated between two people, has New Yorkers alternately repulsed, amused and just plain bewildered. Subway rider Brooke Hogan told NBC 4...

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<![CDATA[Ex-MLB Player's Son on Life Support After Freak Baseball Accident]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:32:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Keith-Lockhart-GettyImages-2145726.jpg
Former San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves player Keith Lockhart and his family are asking for prayers for his 15-year-old son, who is on life support after being hit in the face by a baseball during a...

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<![CDATA[Fireworks, What’s Allowed and What’s Illegal in Connecticut]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:58:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Sorting_Out_Legal_Versus_Illegal_Fireworks.jpg
State law does not allow non-professional, non-licensed users to set off fireworks in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Jerry Remy Recovering From Lung Cancer Surgery]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:15:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jerry+Remy+021317.JPG
Red Sox Broadcaster Jerry Remy is recovering after undergoing surgery for lung cancer.

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<![CDATA[Colchester to Test Emergency Siren System on Saturday]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/COLCHESTER-SIREN.jpg
Colchester will be conducting annual testing of its emergency sirens on Saturday, July 1 as part of annual testing of its outdoor mass earning warning system.

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