<![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, 28 May 2016 18:16:59 -0400Sat, 28 May 2016 18:16:59 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Truck Crash Prompts Barricaded Person Situation in Windsor]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:41:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/windsorcrash.JPG
Police are responding to a barricaded person situation in Windsor, Hartford police said.

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<![CDATA[Woman Found Dead on Stratford Beach Identified]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 17:10:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stratford+body+1200.jpg
Police have identified the woman whose body was found on a beach in Stratford this week.

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<![CDATA[Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 16:59:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marathon+dad+0528.jpg
A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states. On Saturday, Kevin Ely of Geneva, Illinois, ran the 34th annual Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, Michigan, the...

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<![CDATA[Pelicans Guard Shot & Killed]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 17:33:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508472288.jpg
Bryce Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, is dead after breaking into a Dallas apartment and getting shot, according to The Dallas Police Department.Police were called to the 2500 block...

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<![CDATA[Willimantic Police Warn Residents of Car Break-Ins ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 16:21:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willimantic+police+car+crop.jpg
Police in Willimantic are warning residents to be on alert after several car break-ins on the south side of the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Metro-North Railroad Walk Bridge Failure Causing Train Delays]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 17:48:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metronorth12302015.jpg
Metro-North is warning riders to expect delays after a mechanical failure of the Walk Bridge in South Norwalk.]]>
<![CDATA['Baby Boom' for World's Rarest Leopard in Russia]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 13:29:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Persian+Leopard.jpg
The endangered Persian leopard is being reintroduced to Sochi, Russia, nearly a century after they were hunted to the brink of extinction, NBC News reported.Today, there are fewer than 400 Persian leopards in...

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<![CDATA[Six Numbers That Show Why Clinton Is Still the Favorite in 2016]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 12:04:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CLINTON_AP_485476905075.jpg
The 2016 general election race is now a virtual tie. The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls shows the Democratic front-runner clinging to a narrow lead in a head-to-head match up with the Republican...

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<![CDATA[WWII Plane Crashes in NY River]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 18:05:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/AP_16149568884659_edited-1.jpg
Officials removed a small vintage World War II fighter plane that crashed in to the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey Friday evening, killing the pilot onboard.The Army Corps of Engineers...

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<![CDATA[Volunteers Decorate the Graves of Fallen Soldiers ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 11:18:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/flagsrolled.jpg
Hundreds of volunteers came out to decorate the graves of Connecticut’s fallen, remembering those who died fighting for our freedom.]]>
<![CDATA[Hazy, Hot and Humid Today]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 10:54:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+GFS+PWAT2.png
Today is the pick of the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Man Missing in Meriden]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 10:28:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plonkaedit.png
Meriden police are asking for the public's help to locate a missing elderly man.

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<![CDATA[Convicted Felon Arrested with Shotgun in Hartford: Police]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 17:00:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HARTFORDSHOTGUN.jpg
A convicted felon was arrested in Hartford after he was found in possession of a shotgun late Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Bridgeport Man Killed After Being Struck by Two Cars in Waterbury]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 16:59:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbuyrped.jpg
One person has been killed after being struck by a vehicle in Waterbury early Saturday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[ Missouri Gov. Declares State of Emergency Ahead of More Rains]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 09:36:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Missouri-Flooding-GettyImages-503178322.jpg
Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency ahead of expected heavy rains, and warned that levees could be overtopped, NBC News reported."Areas along the Missouri River and its tributaries in...

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<![CDATA[Yale-New Haven Celebrates 1,000 Living Kidney Transplant]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:02:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/526kidneyj00000000.jpg
When Mimi posted on Facebook that she needed a kidney, Jackie told her husband. Jason got tested.]]>
<![CDATA[Company Moving Woman to Avon Left With Broken Items]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 22:55:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/mirror2.jpg
As the busy moving season begins, experts suggest researching moving companies extensively and thoroughly reading through your contract before signing the dotted line.

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<![CDATA[Man With Gun Tries to Rob Southington Wal-Mart]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 18:14:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Walmart+robbery+in+Southington.jpg
A man with a gun tried to rob the Wal-Mart on Queen Street in Southington on Friday morning and police are looking for him.

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<![CDATA[Body Found After WWII Plane Crash ]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 08:34:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16149023591270.jpg
A small World War II vintage plane crashed in the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey Friday evening, and police say they have recovered a body from the sunken aircraft.The FAA said a World War...

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<![CDATA[Alleged Suspect in Meriden Shooting Identified]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:45:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/meriden-suspect.jpg
Police have obtained a felony arrest warrant for the alleged suspect connected to a Meriden shooting earlier this month.

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<![CDATA[Search for Teen Believed Kidnapped]]> Sat, 28 May 2016 02:32:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0527-2016-PearlPinson.jpg
Relatives and friends of 15-year-old Pearl Pinson are asking their community to keep looking for a teen missing from Northern California, a day after the man thought to have kidnapped her at gunpoint was...

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<![CDATA[Traffic Moving Again on I-84 in West Harford Following Car Fire]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 20:37:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/i84carfire.jpg
Traffic is moving slowly on I-84 following a car fire, officials said.

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<![CDATA[ISIS Commander in Fallujah Killed in US Strike: Military]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 17:55:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fallujah1.jpg
A U.S. airstrike has killed a local leader of the terror group ISIS in Iraq, a spokesman for an American-led coalition fighting the group said, NBC News reported.The Wednesday strike on ISIS headquarters...

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<![CDATA[Driver Pulls Knife on Other Driver After I-95 Crash: Police]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 07:29:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Road+rage+on+I+95+in+Bridgeport.jpg
Police are investigating a road rage incident on Interstate 95 South in Bridgeport after a driver pulled a knife on another driver, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Here's Why Doctors Are So Worried About the Superbug]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:17:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/superbugmcr%281%29.jpg
The superbug gene found for the first time in the United States has health officials very worried, NBC News reported.The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last...

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<![CDATA[Ansonia High School Bus Hit by Air Gun Pellets: Police]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:34:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ansonia-bus.jpg
An Ansonia High School bus was hit by what appears to be a pellet gun on Friday afternoon, police said.

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<![CDATA[State Provides CT Zika Statistics Online]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:40:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/nasa-zika-forecast.gif
Seven people in Connecticut have contracted the Zika virus and the state Department of Health has put is sharing information with the public online to provide local statistics and other information about...

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<![CDATA[Elderly Man in Wheelchair Hit By Car in Stonington Dies]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:22:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pedestrian+struck+in+Stonington.JPG
An elderly man is in serious condition after a car hit his motorized wheelchair on Route 1 in the Pawcatuck area of Stonington on Wednesday morning, causing the wheels and seat to break apart.]]>
<![CDATA[Bomb Threat Prompted Evacuation of Manchester School]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 14:15:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/530pcopperstill011415.jpg
Illing Middle School in Manchester was temporarily evacuated after a bomb threat was called in around 11 a.m. on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Calls Bond on Ballpark Project]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 18:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dunkin%27-donuts-park1.jpg
The mayor of Hartford has called the $47 million bond for the ballpark being built in Hartford and said the DoNo baseball stadium developer, Centerplan Construction Company, has defaulted on its agreement...

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<![CDATA[Man Performed Lewd Act in Front of Children at Beach: Police]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:32:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dylan+DeRosa+mug+shot+1200.jpg
Police have arrested a man who is accused of exposing himself to children who were playing in the Anchor Beach area of Milford.

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<![CDATA[Statue of Liberty at Risk From Climate Change: UN]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 14:16:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LibertyStatue-AP_281452258317.jpg
Just as tourists are expected to flock to the Statue of Liberty over the Memorial Day weekend, a new report warns of the threat from climate change to the symbol of freedom and other landmarks across the world.

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