<![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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:49:57 -0400 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:49:57 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Alderman Admits to Drunken Outburst at Mayor's Office]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:57:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+britain+trueworthy+2.jpg
The chair of the New Britain Board of Aldermen has stepped down after an alleged drunken outburst at Mayor Erin Stewart's office last week during which he called her vulgar names and told her not to run...

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<![CDATA[Woman Left Child in 140-Degree Car: Police]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:35:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rasheena+Francis1200.jpg
East Hartford police arrested a woman who is accused of leaving a child in a 140-degree car for hours while she was getting her nails done.

Photo Credit: East Hartford Police]]>
<![CDATA[Severe Thunderstorms Bring Wind, Lightning]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/d9f6e3fb2c36474dad2dbacd5a04de49.jpg
Severe thunderstorms brought gusty winds, heavy rain and lots of lightning to parts of northern and central Connecticut, leaving thousands without power around the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Accused of Leaving 8-Year-Old in Hot Car for 45 Minutes]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:44:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/179*120/shutterstock_10753402.jpg
A New London couple is facing charges after allegedly leaving an 8-year-old in a hot car in Groton, according to police.

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<![CDATA[State Doles Out $6.6M to Boost Struggling Schools]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:28:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/728schoolgrantsj00000000.jpg
The state Bond Commission is handing out more than $6 million to troubled schools in 10 districts around the state.]]>
<![CDATA[State Steps Up Storm Protection for Shoreline Residents]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:42:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cosey+beach+house_722_406.jpg
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, the state is stepping up measures to protect shoreline residents and businesses from the next big weather event.]]>
<![CDATA[Burglars Steal Guitars Worth Thousands]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:09:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/Guitar-Generic.jpg
Hamden police are searching for the masked men who broke into a guitar store early Monday morning and stole instruments worth thousands of dollars.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Gives Prizes for Dirty Cars]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:33:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/203*120/Dirty+Car.jpg
Water officials in one California county may have a prize for drivers who skip the car wash this month. Over the month of July, Ventura County water is hosting a dirty car contest to send a messy message...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Island Off-Limits Over Bombs]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:05:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/San+Miguel+Island.jpg
An island off the Southern California coast could be closed for a year as the U.S. Navy investigates whether unexploded bombs remain on the the island. The island, owned by the

Photo Credit: Kevin Moore/National Park Service]]>
<![CDATA[Barkley to Pay for 3 Kids' Funeral]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:14:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carjacking+run+down+Victims+tioga.jpg
NBA legend and former Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley has offered to pay for the funerals of three young siblings killed after a carjacking went awry in the city last week, according to District Attorney Seth...

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<![CDATA[NYC Mom: Cops Used Chokehold on Me]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nypd-bk-alleged-choke.jpg
An expectant mom enjoying a front stoop barbecue with her family says a cop placed her in a chokehold outside her Brooklyn home. Rosan Miller, 27, made her accusation just nine days after the death of...]]>
<![CDATA[North Haven Police Warn of Overnight Car Break-Ins]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:08:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-0311.jpg
North Haven residents are urged to lock their cars after thieves stole from vehicles around town in a spree of overnight break-ins.]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Man Killed in Prospect Crash]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:10:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_143047033.jpg
An 84-year-old man has died of injuries sustained during a crash in Prospect Saturday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:36:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain, vision and hearing problems and other long-term affects

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<![CDATA[Arrest in 500 White Powder Letters]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:53:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hung+Truong.jpg
A North Texas man who once told police the federal government was "beaming radar" into him was arrested Monday, after federal prosecutors say he sent hundreds of envelopes containing white powder to...

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<![CDATA[Murder Charges in Philly Carjacking]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:32:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tioga+Carjacking-Suspects.jpg
Two "bastards" are now charged with murder for carjacking and sexually assaulting a woman and then crashing her car into a family selling fruit along a Philadelphia sidewalk, city law enforcement officials say.

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<![CDATA[Dad Whose Baby Died in SUV "Made a Terrible Mistake": DA]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:34:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-baby-in-backseat.jpg
Three months after a 9-month-old boy died after being left in his father's SUV, the Santa Clara County District Attorney ruled on Monday that the dad will not be charged with the baby's death. The father...

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<![CDATA[Employee of Kitchen Remodeler Accused of Embezzlement]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:40:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/April+Trowell+1200.jpg
Bridgeport police have arrested a 24-year-old woman who is accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from the kitchen remodeling company she works for.

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<![CDATA[Chaos After Calif. Lightning Strike]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/venice-lightning-rescue.jpg
Beachgoers reported seeing a bright flash, hearing the sound of a loud explosion and witnessing the chaos that ensued along the coast during a fatal lightning strike in Venice on Sunday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Bloomfield Man Has Been Missing Since June]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Angelo+Bennett+1200+collage.jpg
Bloomfield police are asking for help to find a man who has been missing since June.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot in Meriden]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:19:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Generic+Police+Tape+Generic.JPG
Police are investigating the shooting of a 29-year-old man in Meriden.

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<![CDATA[Man Tries to Rob Man Who Was Sleeping in Backyard: Cops]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+Police+722_edited-1.jpg
A New Haven man who was asleep in his backyard after throwing a party the night before was the victim of an attempted robbery, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[2 U.S. Marshals, NYPD Officer Shot in NYC]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:44:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP618772093219+copy+charles+mozdir+mug.jpg
Two U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were shot Monday afternoon when a gun battle erupted in Greenwich Village as the officers tried to apprehend an accused child molester, authorities

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<![CDATA[Man Shot in New Haven]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:50:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+police+photo.jpg
A 24-year-old New Haven man is in serious condition after being shot below his right ear during an incident on Dixwell Avenue Sunday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Foley Leads Malloy in Online Poll]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:52:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Malloy-Foley.jpg
A collaborative poll between The New York Times, CBS News and research firm YouGov places Tom Foley (R) in the lead for the 2014 gubernatorial race over incumbent Dannel P. Malloy (D).]]>
<![CDATA[Broadcast of Dog’s Bark Helps Nab Teen Vandals: Cops ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+bus+stop+edit.jpg
Broadcasting a dog’s bark through a public address system helped police nab teens accused of vandalizing bus stops in New Haven this morning.

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<![CDATA[Man Touched Juvenile at Milford YMCA: Cops]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford+ymca.JPG
Milford police have arrested a 28-year-old Bridgeport man who is accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile at the YMCA.

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<![CDATA[Neglected Pit Bull Had Infected Wound, Maggots: Police]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:17:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+britain+animal+cruelty+mugs.jpg
Police arrested two New Britain residents after receiving an anonymous complaint early June about a neglected dog in a cage in their backyard and finding a pit bull there with maggots in an infected...

Photo Credit: New Britain Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[School Bus Batteries Stolen in New Haven]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:44:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/school+bus2.jpg
Someone stolen several school bus batteries in New Haven on Sunday evening and police are investigating.]]>
<![CDATA[Men Assault, Rob Homeless Man: Cops]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:08:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+Robbery+and+Beating.JPG
Bridgeport police are investigating the robbery and attack of a homeless man early last Monday morning and are asking for help to identify the attackers.

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police]]>
<![CDATA[Truck Crash Closes I-95 Lane in Old Saybrook ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:40:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Old+Saybrook+Tractor+Trailer+Crash.jpg
The right-most lane on Interstate 95 in Old Saybrook is still closed after a tractor trailer veered down an embankment.

Photo Credit: Old Saybrook Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Joyriding Car Thief Crashes Stolen Car, Flees: Police]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kenneth+Hofler+Mug+Shot+Edited.jpg
A teenager crashed a stolen car in Middletown on Friday after joyriding and nearly hitting pedestrians as he led an officer in a pursuit, police said.

Photo Credit: Middletown Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Naugatuck Police Search for Missing 15-Year-Old]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:42:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tyler+Kaminski+Edited.jpg
Naugatuck police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 15-year-old.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Naugatuck Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Mother of Missing New Hampshire Teen "Haunted" by Daughter's Eyes]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:44:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2014-07-21-21h17m31s196.jpg
Zenya Hernandez was overcome with emotion last Sunday night when her teenager daughter Abigail, who went missing in October, returned home. But she and the police are still searching for answers to what led...

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<![CDATA[Trees Fall on Houses, Cars and Roads in Enfield]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Enfield+Storm+Damage.jpg
The town of Enfield is cleaning up after severe storms knocked down trees onto homes, cars and roads.

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<![CDATA[National Weather Service Confirms Wolcott Tornado]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:32:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wolcott+Tornado+Edited.jpg
The skies have quieted down Sunday, but storms could affect the Monday morning commute.

Photo Credit: @StormTrooperJay]]>
<![CDATA[Neighbors Help Woman, 90, Escape Apartment Blaze]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:07:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hamden+Fire+Residents+Displaced+Edited.jpg
At least two were injured in a fire that broke out at a Hamden apartment complex.

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<![CDATA[Colleagues Talk Texas Doc's Ebola]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:34:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/072714+Brantly+family.jpg
A relief group official says two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia. Ken Isaacs, a vice president of...]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Lightning Kills 1, Injures 8]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/venice-beach-lightning-sand.jpg
A 20-year-old has man died in the hospital after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday, officials said. Seven other beach-goers were hospitalized, including one with critical

Photo Credit: @Venice311 via Twitter]]>