<![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-usFri, 26 Aug 2016 06:18:09 -0400Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:18:09 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[13-Year-Old Driver Dead, Teen Passenger Burned in Hartford Crash]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:19:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fatal+crash+on+Windsor+Street+in+Hartford.jpg
Police are investigating a fatal firey crash near 555 Windsor St. in Hartford that killed a 13-year-old boy and badly burned a 15-year-old.

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<![CDATA[Meth Dog Works at Rehab Center]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:14:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/meth-dog--rehab-082516.PNG
A Chihuahua named Jack Sparrow, who was once hospitalized and put through rehab after vets found meth in his system, now serves as a comforting pup to patients recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, his...

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<![CDATA[Family Wins Suit Over Lost Ashes]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:14:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/082516+annie+hughes.jpg
A jury awarded a South Florida family $3.5 million Thursday, blaming a funeral home for mixing up their mother's ashes with someone else.The state revoked the license for the funeral home permanently,...]]>
<![CDATA[Glimpsing the Colonel's KFC REcipe]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:43:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kfc+GettyImages-72301196.jpg
The Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe is famous for two things: being "finger lickin' good," and being incredibly secret. It's so secret, in fact, that KFC sued the last person who claimed to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Sign Swiped From Canton Lawn]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stolen-trump-sign-still00000000.jpg
A political sign swiper is on the loose in Canton.The suspect was caught on a security camera stealing a Donald Trump sign off a homeowner's front lawn.Campaign officials said it's a recent trend...

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<![CDATA[Manhole Cover Explodes, Leaving Mall Without Power]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:14:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/CqwAJP6XYAA21hs.jpg
A manhole cover exploded Thursday night in Providence, Rhode Island, leaving most of the city's mall and surrounding areas without power.

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut School Supply Drive 2016]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:40:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc-ct-drive-thumbnail.jpg
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<![CDATA[State Issues Warning About Fish After Chemical Spill in Southington]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:38:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Light+Metals+Coloring.jpg
Emergency crews are investigating a 400-gallon acid spill at a metals company in Southington yesterday and testing the town's water as a precaution.

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<![CDATA[Cat, Kittens Found in Box on Side of Road in Wolcott]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:54:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kittens-found.jpg
Three people hiking on the blue trail off of Spindle Hill Road found a box on the side of the road with a mother cat and her kittens, Wolcott Dog Pound said.

Photo Credit: Wolcott Dog Pound]]>
<![CDATA[Crews Put Out Second-Alarm Fire in Hartford]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:26:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/image1256.JPG
The Hartford Fire Department responded to a house ablaze on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[US Navy Ship Fires Shots at Iranian 'Fast Boat']]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:03:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IranShip-AP_16238734274681.jpg
A U.S. Navy ship fired several warning shots near an Iranian “fast boat” on Wednesday, according to a senior Department of Defense official, NBC News reported. The USS Squall and the USS Tempest were operating...

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<![CDATA[New Britain Pastor's Wife Speaks About Being Shot]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:05:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pastor%27s-wife.jpg
The wife of a New Britain pastor is speaking out exclusively to NBC Connecticut after she was shot last week outside of her church.

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<![CDATA[Nearly 100 Yale Students Clean Up New Haven Trash]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:16:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/urban-oasis.jpg
Nearly 100 Yale students volunteered their day cleaning up an area of New Haven that was once plagued with trash.

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<![CDATA[University in Kabul Will Reopen After Attack]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:41:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KabulAmericanUniversity-AP_16238095788048.jpg
The nonprofit that supports the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul said the school would reopen following the attack that killed 14 people on Wednesday, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[West Haven Police Giving Out Free Steering Wheel Locks]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:09:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west-haven.jpg
West Haven Police arrested three men in their 20's for attempting to steal wheels from a Honda on Savin Avenue early Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Co-Pilot Arrested After Captain Suspects Him of Flying Drunk]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:32:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-generic-on-black.jpg
A charter plane pilot was abruptly grounded Thursday at a Michigan airport after police discovered he was allegedly too drunk to fly, NBC News reported. The captain of the plane notified the Cherry Capital...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate 911 Call Made When Delivery Woman Killed]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:58:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/911-Call-Generic-1.jpg
Police said they are investigating the 911 call made when a Chinese delivery woman was murdered in Waterbury.]]>
<![CDATA[Worker Slips, Dangles From Quinnipiac Sports Complex in Hamden ]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:52:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hamden-Hanging.jpg
A man who was employed to clean the roof of the Quinnipiac sports complex accidentally slipped and hung off the building while attached to a harness, fire officials said.

Photo Credit: Hamden Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Rebels, Locals Reach Deal to Evacuate Damascus Suburb]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:53:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DarayaSyria-GettyImages-512324298.jpg
A deal between rebels and Syria’s army was reached Thursday to evacuate all residents and insurgents from the Damascus suburb of Daraya, according to a rebel leader, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Cousins Charged in North Haven Car Break-In]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:27:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/North+Haven+police+generic.JPG
Two cousins were charged in a North Haven car break in that occurred on Wednesday morning, police said.

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<![CDATA[Arrest in Windsor Locks Sexual Assault Incident]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:30:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jose-rosario1.jpg
A man accused of sexually assaulting a minor turned himself into Windsor Locks Police on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Portrait Honors Nation's Oldest Living Veteran]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_overtonportrait0825_1920x1080.jpg
An artist known for painting more than 300 portraits of fallen soldiers presented a portrait to the nation's oldest living veteran, Richard Overton of Austin, who turned 110 in May.

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<![CDATA[Dog Bites Officer During Drug Raid]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:41:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willimantic+police+generic.jpg
A dog bit an officer during a drug raid in Willimantic on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Sailor, Girlfriend, Accused of Shooting from Balcony]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:23:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Robert+Sanchez+and+Rachel+Whittinghill.jpg
Two people have been arrested after police said they were firing shots from their balcony in New London.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Wolcott Bowling Alley Burglary Arrested]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:46:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Luis+Rivera+Wolcott+mugshot.JPG
A Bristol man suspected in a burglary of a Wolcott bowling alley in July 2015 has been arrested and police said he disabled the security system, cut a hole in the roof and broke into a safe.

Photo Credit: Wolcott Police]]>
<![CDATA[Fake Black Radio Caller Sparks Controversy]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:19:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dwayne-from-Swedesboro1.jpg
A white producer at the Philadelphia sports talk station 97.5 The Fanatic has sparked controversy after he created a black persona based on stereotypes to call into the station."Dwayne from Swedesboro" was...]]>
<![CDATA[2 Injured in Berlin Turnpike Crash in Newington]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:25:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/newington+police+department.JPG
Two people were injured in a crash that closed the northbound side of the Berlin Turnpike in Newington.

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<![CDATA[1 Flown to Hospital After Crash on I-95 in East Lyme]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:52:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LifeStar+on+I95+in+East+Lyme.jpg
Both sides of Interstate 95 were closed in East Lyme after a crash that trapped three people, but traffic is moving again.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Police ID Woman Killed in Simsbury Crash]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:03:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/simsbury+police_722_406.jpg
A 59-year-old Simsbury woman is dead after a crash on Route 10 in Simsbury Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Two Swimming Areas Remain Closed]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:21:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mashamoquet+Brook.JPG
Two swimming areas remain closed today because of water quality, while four have reopened.

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