<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:13:08 -0500 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:13:08 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Woman Behind Facebook Photo of Duct-Taped Dog Charged: PD]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:51:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/112815-dog-mouth-new.jpg
Police in North Carolina have charged a woman with animal cruelty who is accused of posting a photo on Facebook showing a dog muzzled with electrical tape that has gone viral.

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<![CDATA[Icy Roads Could Cause Trouble for Morning Commute]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:36:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cold+and+rain+on+Dec+1+1200.jpg
Roads could be a bit icy in the western hilly portions of Connecticut early Tuesday morning, on the first day of December, bringing the possibility of school delays as rain moves amid near-32-degree...

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<![CDATA[AirAsia Crash Report Blames Computer Failure, Pilot Response]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:25:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AirAsia-GettyImages-499404518.jpg
A faulty rudder control system and the pilots’ response led to the crash of an AirAsia plane last year, NBC News reported. Investigators with Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said the pilots...

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<![CDATA[Third Winter Storm Zeroes In on Minnesota, South Dakota]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:59:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Weather-AP_386874842728.jpg
More snow is likely to hit Minnesota and South Dakota on Tuesday, where some cities have declared snow emergencies, NBC News reported. A new system is gathering over the northern Plains, centered over...

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<![CDATA[Colorado Officer Helps Stranded Driver, Is 'Viciously' Attacked]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:05:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/generic+caution+tape+vg.jpg
Police in Aurora, Colorado, say a man who appeared to be a stranded driver sliced an officer’s head open, stole his patrol car and led police on a high-speed chase, NBC News reported. "I have absolutely...

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<![CDATA[Real-Life Grinch Steals Christmas Trees From Waterbury School]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+christmas+trees+theft+1200.jpg
Nearly a dozen Christmas trees were stolen from a school in Waterbury over the weekend, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Seat Belts a Possibility on Connecticut School Buses]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:55:28 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SchoolBusGettyImages-485211876.jpg
The group that represents bus manufacturers and school bus owners in Connecticut is easing its stance on the possible requirement of seat belts on all school buses.

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<![CDATA[Accused Planned Parenthood Gunman Could Face Death]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:55:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dear-AP_615109635980.png
The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday, where he was told that he could face the death penalty, NBC News reported. If convicted of...

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<![CDATA[Education Reform Has Connecticut Implications]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:14:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/standardized+test+0925.jpg
Lawmakers in Washington are working on fixes to the No Child Left Behind Act that could have implications for teachers and students in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Second Ex-Wesleyan Student Charged in Overdose Case Pleads Guilty]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:54:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Eric+LONERGAN+new+1200.jpg
A second expelled Wesleyan University student, who was one of five arrested in connection with a slew of party drug overdoses earlier this year, has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

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<![CDATA[Teens Attack 79-Year-Old Yale Professor in New Haven]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:15:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
Police from New Haven and Yale University are looking for the group of five teenage boys who attacked a 79-year-old Yale University faculty member as he walked home from work in New Haven on Friday, knocked him...

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<![CDATA[Lyme Teen Singer Competes in Top 10 on 'The Voice' ]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:04:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/braiden+sunshine.JPG
Lyme singer Braiden Sunshine has advanced to the Top 10 on "The Voice."

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<![CDATA[Oregon Mountain Climber Dies After Falling Into Crevasse]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:36:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MountJefferson-AP_070426050087.jpg
A 32-year old hiker died after falling into a crevasse in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains over the weekend, according to authorities. Thomas Fountain and his wife, Alison, 29, were hiking the mountain, when he fell...

<![CDATA[Newly Elected Mayor of Juneau, Alaska, Found Dead in Home]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:19:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Fisk-151130-juneau-mayor-greg-fisk.jpg
Greg Fisk, the new mayor of Juneau, Alaska, was found dead in his home, according to police. Officials say they received a 911 call that there was a dead person at Fisk’s residence. Police wouldn’t comment on...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Basks in Glow of Women Senators, With One Absence]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:08:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ClintonFundraiser-GettyImages-499351056.jpg
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was absent from Monday’s fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to NBC News. Warren was invited, but did not attend the event, one of the largest of Clinton’s...

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<![CDATA[Trump Proposes $5 Million Ransom for Showing Up at CNN Debate]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:51:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpMacon-AP_45810125908.jpg
Donald Trump is threatening to change his joking-style because he says it results in him being misrepresented, NBC News reported. The GOP frontrunner also said he’s putting a price tag on his appearance at the...

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<![CDATA[December 1 Marks World AIDS Day]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:31:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_47454168032.jpg
December 1 is recognized globally as World AIDS Day. Organizations and groups around the world will hold events to celebrate World AIDS Day. Cities and famous landmarks will light up in red to honor those...

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<![CDATA[U.S.: Russian Jet Entered Turkish Airspace]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:24:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Russian-Plane-Body-AP_794858269462.jpg
The United States has independently confirmed Turkey's assertion that the Russian warplane it shot down last week violated Turkish airspace, a State Department official said Monday, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Jury Selection in 1st Gray Case]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:39:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Officer+William+Porter+Stands+Before+Prospective+Jurors+Freddie+Gray+Case+113015.jpg
As many as 80 potential jurors filed into a Baltimore courtroom Monday morning as the first trial in the death of Freddie Gray got underway. Gray, 25, suffered a mysterious injury in the back of a police...

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<![CDATA[Police From CT to Florida Investigate Viral Duct-Taped Dog Post]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:21:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/112815+dog+mouth+new.jpg
Police in Avon, Connecticut have been inundated with phone calls and emails from people concerned over a Facebook post showing a dog muzzled with electrical tape that has gone viral and said they actively...

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<![CDATA[I-84 West in Farmington Congested After Crashes]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:45:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Interstate+84+West+in+Farmington+congested+1200.jpg
Interstate 84 West in Farmington is congested after a tractor-trailer crashed into a a pole near exit 37 and two trucks in the backup collided.

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<![CDATA[Sanders Has Hernia Procedure]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/184*120/TLMD-14-bernie-sanders-democrata-socialista.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is undergoing an elective outpatient hernia repair procedure on Monday, according to his U.S. Senate office. The Vermont Senator is having the procedure done at...

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<![CDATA[Men Shoplifted from Adult Store in Newington]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:31:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Newington+Utopia+Intimate+Secrets+1200.jpg
Three men in their late teens or early 20s shoplifted from an adult store in Newington earlier this month and police are searching for them.

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<![CDATA[Accused Chicago Officer Posts Bond]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:46:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/e1dfaaf2-3b56-419d-b852-0aa4db8a66fb-large16x9_KillingsbyPoliceCh_DiMa.jpg
Bail was set at $1.5 million Monday for a Chicago police officer charged with murder after dash-cam video caught him fatally shooting a black Chicago teenager 16 times. A Cook County judge ordered the bail after...]]>
<![CDATA[No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Man Found at Base of Ridge in Southington]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:04:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southington+police+department.jpg
Southington police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who was found at the base of a ridge on Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Parishioner Robbed Outside West Hartford Church ]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:12:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+hartford+police+generic.JPG
Police are investigating two separate robberies in West Hartford over the weekend, including one outside a church.

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<![CDATA[No Sign of Resident After Willimantic Fire]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:17:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+at+114+Mannera+Avenue+Willimantic.jpg
Firefighters from several towns spent hours battling a house fire in Willimantic on Monday morning and the resident is still unaccounted for.

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<![CDATA[Dwyane Wade Pays Tribute to Laquan McDonald on Shoes]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:21:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dwyane+Wade.png
Laquan McDonald’s death has shaken the nation, and as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Chicago Friday to rally in his name NBA star Dwyane Wade paid tribute in a different way. The Miami Heat guard posted...

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<![CDATA[Obama: Climate Talks an 'Act of Defiance' After Paris Attacks]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:49:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_476960059291.jpg
About 150 world leaders joined U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday to kick off a two-week climate summit near Paris. Each leader will speak about what their country is doing to reduce emissions and...

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<![CDATA[Local, State, Federal Officials Investigating White Powder at Cheshire Rehab Facility]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:14:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheshire+police+generic.jpg
Cheshire police, firefighters and state and federal agencies have responded to Cheshire Regional Rehabilitation Center to investigate a suspicious package that contains white powder

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<![CDATA[Suspected Landlord Killer Appears in Court, Victim's Family Speaks Out]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:00:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Theodore+McMahon+mug+1200.jpg
A 51-year-old man accused of killing the 71-year-old landlord who was evicting him is being held on $1 million bond and appeared in Waterbury Superior Court on Monday.

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<![CDATA[IMF Adds China's Yuan to Basket of Top Currencies ]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:43:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_449848205882.jpg
The International Monetary Fund says the Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies. The IMF announced that the yuan "met all existing criteria" to be included with the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Trooper Takes Care of Orphaned Deer]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:36:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Southbury+baby+deer+1200.jpg
When a state trooper found two orphaned baby deer, he went to extra measures to ensure they would be OK.

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<![CDATA[China Chokes on Smog as World Leaders Talk Climate Change]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:13:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_484690709547.jpg
As world leaders discussed climate change at the U.N. conference in Paris on Monday, millions in China were choking on the most severe air pollution of the year, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Embassy in Kabul Warns Americans of 'Imminent Attack']]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:57:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_392624796254.jpg
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned Americans in Afghanistan on Monday about "credible reports of an imminent attack" on the country's capital in the next 48 hours and urged that they "exercise extreme caution...

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<![CDATA[Impaired Driver Charged in Crash That Killed Dog: Police]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:24:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kayla+Lashway+1200.jpg
A 31-year-old Naugatuck woman has been charged with driving under the influence after a crash that killed a dog, police said.

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<![CDATA[Target Website Temporarily Crashes for Many on Cyber Monday]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:51:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/221*120/Screen+Shot+2015-11-30+at+10.28.47+AM.png
Cyber Monday's digital door-busting sales broke more than purchasing forecasts, causing at least one of the country's biggest retailer's website to crash for many users. Target's website went down at 10:00 a.m....

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<![CDATA[Man Trying to Slow Down Speeding Car Struck by Other Vehicle]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:14:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-crop.jpg
A man suffered minor injuries when he was hit by a car near the Gift Cottage in Bethel and police have not charged the driver.

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<![CDATA[Men Attack Teen Outside New Haven Hotel ]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:41:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
A 19-year-old man is in critical condition after he was stabbed outside a New Haven hotel on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[1 Injured in Haddam Fire]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:30:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+at+151+Killingworth+Road+in+Haddam.JPG
One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution after a fire at 151 Killingworth Road in Haddam.

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