<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 08:28:16 -0400Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:28:16 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Groton Woman Accused of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dawn-Kerr.jpg
A Groton woman is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old, police said.

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<![CDATA[Phila. Orchestra Goes on Strike]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:06:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/200*120/Philadelphia+Orchestra+strike+cp.jpg
Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra went on strike Friday evening, minutes after they were scheduled to perform for an Opening Night gala at the Kimmel Center. In a statement, the Philadelphia Orchestra...

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<![CDATA[Man Dies in Police Confrontation]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:26:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/9-30-16+Pasadena+death+investigation+thomas.JPG
Demonstrators marched in the streets of Pasadena, California on Friday, following the death of a man during a confrontation with police.The protesters brought traffic to a halt at some intersections after...

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<![CDATA[Gloomy With Showers This Weekend]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:41:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT+%283%291.png
An upper-level low will bring showers to Connecticut Friday through the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Officer Slams Suspect's Head Into Windshield, Cracking Glass]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Pele+Smith+Arrest.jpg
A man suing a northeast Ohio police department alleges his rights were violated by an officer who slammed his head into a cruiser's windshield with enough force to crack the glass.Dashcam video of the...

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<![CDATA[Rainbows Shine Before, After Arnold Palmer's Funeral]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:05:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IMG_0997-rainbow.jpg
Arnold Palmer’s family spread his ashes at his country club in Pennsylvania on Thursday and locals took solace in several rainbows, which they said reminded them of the golf great.

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<![CDATA[Woman Charged With DUI After Driving to Wallingford Police Dept.]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:44:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/203*120/Marisa-Lemme.jpg
A drunk Wallingford woman drove to the police station with her four year old child in the car to report that she was being followed, police said.

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<![CDATA[El Cajon Shooting Video's Release]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:09:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ECPD-Olango-Video.jpg
The El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) released two video clips Friday showing the controversial deadly police shooting of an unarmed black man that has fueled days of protests in the community in San Diego's...

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<![CDATA[Video of Trump Deposition Released]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:32:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpScreenShot2.jpg
Video of Donald Trump giving a deposition in a case involving one of his hotels was released Friday. The case is part of Trump’s ongoing legal feud with celebrity chef and restauranteur Geoffrey...

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<![CDATA[Returning Marine Meets Son For First Time]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:41:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MarineBaby0930_MP4-147526448627400001.jpg
A Tennessee Marine returning from deployment met his newborn son for the first time Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Smashes Car Windshield With Man's Head]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:47:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Windshield0930_MP4-147526444380600001.jpg
Police in Lorain, Ohio, are defending themselves against brutality claims raised by a man whose head was slammed into a cruiser with enough force to shatter the windshield. The incident took place in September...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Driving SUV Approaching Children at Middletown Bus Stop]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:35:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_158502308-%281%29.jpg
A man driving an SUV is approaching children children waiting for the bus in Middletown, police said.

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<![CDATA[New London Woman Attacks Group With Spray in New London: Police ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:16:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Destinie+Seales+mugshot.jpg
A New London woman is accused of attacking several people in New London, including child, which a spray that caused a burning sensation in their eyes, caused them to cough and made their skin red.

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<![CDATA[NoCal Nudist Retreat Opens Doors to Loma Fire Evacuees]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LMX_N5A+LUPIN+LODGE+CHARGES+VO_KNTV_000000012250324+-+00003714.jpg
A nudist retreat nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains is opening its door to all Loma Fire refugees and their animals "until the fire’s out.”Lupin Lodge CEO Lori Stout told NBC Bay Area on Friday that...

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<![CDATA[Mom Thwarts Attempted Kidnapping]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:37:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_attemptedkidnap0929_1920x1080.jpg
One Albuquerque, New Mexico mother got the shock of a lifetime when she turned around just in time to see a complete stranger running away with one of her children.Quick thinking and protective, the mother was...

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<![CDATA[Experts Looked Inside Mylan's Upgraded EpiPen]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:34:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/epipen-julie-brown-injectors-nbc-news.jpg
With Congress trying to figure out Mylan's business model for the EpiPen, a medical technologies expert and a Seattle doctor have been physically taking apart the auto-injectors to find out exactly how...

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<![CDATA[Yard Goats File Motion to Fight Delay on Hartford Ballpark Construction ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:51:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/onlin_yard_goats_1200x675_730693699898.jpg
The day after the developer that was fired from building the new Hartford baseball team filed a court motion asking a judge to stop all construction at the ballpark, the owner of the baseball team the park...]]>
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Takes on Case of Portland Band 'The Slants']]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:15:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/the-slants.jpg
Asian American boy band "The Slants" is headed to the nation's highest court and the fate of the Washington Redskins' name could hang in the balance, too. The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear the...

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<![CDATA[Community Honors Police Through ‘Southington Blue’]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:55:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Southington+Police+thank+you.jpg
Community members in Southington came together on Friday to show support for the Southington Police Department.

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<![CDATA[Safest Place to Sit on a Train, What to Do If It Crashes]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:22:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/train34.jpg
Paul Worley from the North Carolina Department of Transportation shared with the "Today" show's Jeff Rossen a handful of suggestions on how to minimize the danger if you're involved in a train crash.

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<![CDATA[White Helmets Video Shows Despair]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16253598019602.jpg
The volunteer group known as the White Helmets are not immune to the tragedies they face while trying to save civilians in Syria, NBC News reported.Aleppo has been the target of airstrikes and bombs...

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<![CDATA[‘Paintball Gun War’ Has to Stop Before Serious Injuries: Police ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:19:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/paintball+gun+wars.jpg
New Haven police have received a dozen reports of gun violence in the last week alone and have determined that people embroiled in turf or gang conflicts are using fake weapons that appear to be real, and...

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<![CDATA['Great Man': Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Shimon Peres]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:57:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611524328.jpg
Former Israeli president Shimon Peres was remembered as a "great man" as scores of world leaders attended his funeral Friday, NBC News reported.President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton...

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Viral Purse-Snatching Video Arrested]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:38:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Frederic+Mordon+Mug+Video.jpg
A man suspected of stealing a purse from a Florida woman's car in a viral video has been arrested, authorities said. He is also accused of stealing an SUV with a baby inside in North Lauderdale days later...

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Cell Phones Stolen from West Hartford in Large Theft Ring: Police ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Hartford+cell+phone+theft+ring.jpg
Two Connecticut men as well as a Florida man were arrested in a multi-state theft ring and one of the suspects is a UPS driver.

Photo Credit: West Hartford Police]]>
<![CDATA[14 Rescued When Ride at Big E Gets Stuck]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:34:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Big+E+rescue+1200.jpg
More than a dozen people were stuck on a ride at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts for around an hour and a half last night and had to be rescued.

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<![CDATA[Police Search Home of Mom Who Disappeared at Sea]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Linda+Carman+house+Middletown+daylight.jpg
Police searched the Middletown, Connecticut, home of a woman who is presumed dead after disappearing during a fishing trip with her son, a source close to the investigation said.

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<![CDATA[Gunmen Hold Up Clerk of Stratford Convenience Store ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:34:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stratford+247+store+robbery.jpg
Police are searching for three men who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint in Stratford last week and investigators are reaching out to the public for help to identify the robbers.

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<![CDATA[Police Responded to Stafford Middle School After Knife Was Found]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:44:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/school+student+working+classroom+generic.jpg
Police responded to Stafford Middle School on Friday morning after a staff member found a knife at the school, according to state police.]]>
<![CDATA[Power Back After Universal Orlando Hit With Outage]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:23:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/universal.jpg
Universal Studios Florida was hit by a power outage Friday, prompting the Orlando Fire Department to help remove passengers from two rides, NBC affiliate WESH reported. The Orlando Fire Department said...

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<![CDATA[Put a Ring On It: Cavs' Arena Staff Get Championship Rings]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:32:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dan-gilbert1.jpg
Like the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” the same could be said about the staff that supported the 2016 NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert has announced that...

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<![CDATA[Mayor’s Pick for New Haven Fire Chief Responded to Train Crash in New Jersey]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:55:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/John+Alston.JPG
John Alston, a deputy fire chief in New Jersey, hopes to become the next fire chief for the city of New Haven and was getting ready to head to Connecticut on Thursday to meet with a committee about his...

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<![CDATA[Third Day of Protests in El Cajon Turn Violent; 2 Arrested]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:54:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611495506.jpg
At least two people were arrested after tensions flared in a small San Diego suburb Thursday night as demonstrators gathered for a third night of protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black man.

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<![CDATA[Crews Work to Fix Water Main Break in Hartford]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/water+main+break+on+Townley+Street+in+Hartford+1200.jpg
Crews are working on fixing a broken 6-inch water main on Townley Street, near the intersection of Atwood Street, according to MDC.

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<![CDATA[23 Giant Panda Cubs Make Public Debut]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019152209_1200x675_775774275956.jpg
Twenty-three giant panda cubs made their public debut at a panda base in Southwest China on Thursday, offering the cutest scene one can imagine. The baby pandas, aged one to four months, were all born at...]]>
<![CDATA[New Mom Welcomes Twins, at 60!]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_60twins0929_1920x1080.jpg
Last year, Claudette Cook and her husband decided to start a family, but they knew they'd have to deal with a few bumps in the road. Now, she's a mother for the first time, after her 60th birthday."Isaiah...

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<![CDATA[Cause of Minnesota Sisters' Sudden Vacation Deaths Revealed]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:41:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sisters.png
An autopsy report reveals two sisters who were found dead while vacationing on a tropical African island had died from fluid in their lungs, a condition commonly known as acute pulmonary edema.Police in...

Photo Credit: Chris Korkki]]>
<![CDATA[11 CT Farms Might Have Received E.coli Tainted Meat]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Truelove+farm.jpg
Eleven Connecticut farms received beef from a Massachusetts slaughter house at the center of a multistate E.coli outbreak.

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<![CDATA[Baby Monitor? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:36:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor0930_MP4-147523889415700001.jpg
Tech companies are trying to help parents breathe easier knowing that their newborns are doing just fine. Devices like the "Owlet Bootie" can track your child's breathing, making sure you know if anything...]]>