<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 30 Apr 2016 18:43:39 -0400Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:43:39 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Crews Respond to Incident at Burr Pond in Torrington]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/IMG_38721.jpg
Litchfield county dispatch confirmed that police, firefighters and an ambulance responded to an incident on Burr Pond in Torringinton.

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<![CDATA[Celebs, Politicians Meet at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:51:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg
President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.The dinner comes amid a...

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<![CDATA[Kenya Burns $150M Worth of Ivory]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:42:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KenyaIvory-AP_521535328955.jpg
Kenya’s president torched more than a hundred tons of ivory from about 8,000 animals on Saturday, sending a message that trade in animal parts must be stopped, according to NBC News."Kenya is making a...

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<![CDATA[Hamden Crews Working to Rescue Hiker at Sleeping Giant]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:55:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-istockphoto12.jpg
Hamden crews are working to rescue a hiker from Sleeping Giant State Park, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Body Found on Wellington Street in Hartford]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:50:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043315.jpg
Police said a body has been found in an industrial area in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[Teen Missing in Farmington River Found Safely]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:31:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043315.jpg
A swimmer who went missing in the Farmington River in Simsbury was found safely on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Truck Driver Flees Scene of Crash]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:31:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/209*120/vernon+semi+4.3016.PNG
Police in Southern Calif. are searching for a semi-truck driver who apparently detached the cab from its trailer and took off after a deadly hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning in Vernon, officials

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<![CDATA[Tx. Cop Helps NYPD Arrest Suspect]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:20:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/polic+chief+sean+ford+texas.jpg
A Texas police chief vacationing in New York City intervened in a fight between an alleged thief and a store security officer on the street, and helped arrest the suspect, the NYPD said.

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<![CDATA[Frontier Unveils Plans to Bring Fiber to Hartford]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:50:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/fiber.jpg
Frontier Communications announced plans to build high speed fiber internet in Hartford’s North End. At full capacity, the new technology will be 100 times faster than average internet speeds, and will serve...

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<![CDATA[Route 72 in Bristol Closed After Crash]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:20:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043315.jpg
Route 72 in Bristol is closed after a crash on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Feds Investigating Dole After Listeria Outbreak]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:44:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/2096932.jpg
Dole Food Co Inc said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.Dole...

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<![CDATA[Lane Restriction on Route 8 in Trumbull Following Fatal Crash]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:02:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043315.jpg
Lane restrictions are in effect on Route 8 in Trumbull following a fatal crash, state troopers said.

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<![CDATA[Overnight Flooding Kills Five People in Texas]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:19:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Palestine-Victims-Inset.jpg
A great-grandmother and her four great-grandchildren were killed amid heavy flooding in the east Texas town of Palestine, as severe storms pummeled the region. "The water just came up extremely fast,"...

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<![CDATA[Kasich: Gay People 'Probably' Born That Way]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:41:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/John-Kasich-AP_16119805722401.jpg
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday distanced himself from discriminatory laws passed recently by some states and said some people are "probably" born gay during a heated exchange with a man challenging the...

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<![CDATA[Plainfield High Staffer Accused of Inappropriate Conduct]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:29:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plainfield+high+school_generic.jpg
A Plainfield High School faculty member has been placed on administrative leave as police investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Toddlers Found Tied Outside Texas Home]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:28:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Porucha+Phillips+Mug.jpg
A mother of six was arrested Friday after two toddlers were found chained and tied in the backyard of a Texas home late Thursday, authorities said.Deputies went to the home Thursday night after a neighbor...
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<![CDATA[Willimantic Police Patrol for Springfest Weekend]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:36:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+lights+%282%293.jpg
This weekend Willimantic police are out in force.]]>
<![CDATA['America's Katrina': Group Helps Groton Responders Fight Addiction]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:12:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/image1228.jpg
The heroin epidemic is a crisis that is crippling towns and cities in every corner of Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[FBI, Police Investigating Laser Beam Pointed at Aircraft]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:01:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/green+laser+strike+11+11.JPG
FBI are investigating complaints about a laser, coming from the northern part of Connecticut, pointed at an aircraft on Friday night, police said]]>
<![CDATA[Person Struck and Killed By Acela Train]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:27:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Guilford+train+accident+1200.jpg
A person who was trespassing on train tracks was hit by an Acela train in Guilford on Friday morning and is dead, according to officials from Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[More Rain, Hail, Tornadoes to Hit Storm-Weary South]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:38:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tornadoes-AP_158602413121.jpg
Dangerous storms tore through parts of the Plains and South Friday and early Saturday, knocking out power and prompting disaster declarations in at least two Texas communities, NBC News reported.A record...

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<![CDATA[A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:34:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/virus+zika+puerto+rico.jpg
The Zika virus is not usually thought of as a life-threatening virus, but it did kill a man in Puerto Rico. The man, in his 70s, is the first reported U.S. death from the virus, which is spreading across...

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<![CDATA[4 Students Banned Following Univ. of Hartford Attempted Robbery]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:20:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/university-of-hartford.jpg
University of Hartford officials said they have banned four students from campus at least temporarily after Thursday's armed robbery attempt.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Team Shifting Staff to General Election States]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524679204.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is preparing to hire staffers in some of the general election’s battleground states, NBC News reported.A Clinton campaign official told NBC News the first wave of new hires...

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<![CDATA[Group Ride Motorcycles From CT to Delivery Water to Flint]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:06:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FLINT_AP_16103603277244.jpg
Bottle by bottle, MDC employee Kenny Hinson has collected water to help Flint Michigan in the midst of a crisis. Today, the group of volunteers will make the trip to deliver the donated water.

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<![CDATA[Russian War Plane 'Intercepted' US Aircraft]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:22:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RC135-GettyImages-1827896.jpg
A Russian jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Friday, according to military officials, NBC News reported.The Russian SU-27 flew within 25 feet of the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Kids Wear Fit Bit For Fun and Health]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:38:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fit-bit-generic.jpg
Tracking steps and creating fitness goals has become a part of kids daily routine.

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<![CDATA[Trump Protesters: 'Leave Our State']]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:46:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/042916-trump-protesters-stop-hate-sign.jpg
Protesters trying to prevent Donald Trump from giving the kick-off speech at the California Republican Convention Friday blocked the entrance, jumped over bushes and faced off against police in riot gear.

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<![CDATA[1-Year-Old Safely Removed from Burning Home in East Haddam]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+in+East+Haddam.JPG
Fire engulfed a house on Smith Road in East Haddam and state police said a 1-year-old child was in the home, but was safely removed from the burning building.

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<![CDATA[3 Charged in 300K Postal Money Orders Scheme]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:05:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-HANDCUFFS.jpg
Three people have been charged for stealing blank postal money orders and cashed various amounts into their personal accounts, Connecticut's U.S. Attorney's office said.]]>
<![CDATA[Vet Charity Bookkeeper Sentenced for Stealing $800K]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:44:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tanner1.jpg
A former veterans services organization bookkeeper who plead guilty to embezzling close to $800,000 has been sentenced to two years in prison.

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