<![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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:36:58 -0400 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:36:58 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Skies Clearing for 4th of July Fireworks]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:17:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/7415sweeping_radar_live_ct.jpg
Some light showers moved through the state earlier on Saturday, but now the weather is clearing just in time for evening Fourth of July festivities and fireworks.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigation Underway in Hamden]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:33:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
State and Hamden police are investigating an incident in the area of 1020 Winter Green Avenue in Hamden.

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<![CDATA[State Police Identify Man Shot Near Andover Home]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:13:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
A man was shot dead after an altercation near a lake in Andover late Friday and state police are looking for his killer.

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<![CDATA[Search Ends for Fleeing Driver Suspected of Assaulting Trooper]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:30:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372567.jpg
State police took a man into custody who is suspected of attacking a trooper during a motor vehicle stop, leading state police on a chase and fleeing on foot after crashing in the Danbury area.

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<![CDATA[Stamford First Responders Save Young Man Who Overdosed]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:10:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Stamford Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians used an opioid-blocking drug to revive a young male adult who overdosed recently, according to fire officials.]]>
<![CDATA[Teens Injured by Explosive Device ]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:50:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/203*120/police+line2.jpg
Six teenagers in northern California were hurt Friday night when an explosive device was tossed into a backyard party, according to Manteca police. Officers arrived on the 300 block of Santiago Way at...

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<![CDATA[New Haven Remembers First Independence Day]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:09:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+First+Independence+Day+1200.jpg
Saturday, the city of New Haven stepped back in time to celebrate the first Independence Day and the founding fathers from Connecticut who helped give the United States its liberty.

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<![CDATA[2 of Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivors Reunite]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:05:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pearl-Harbor-Reunion-KNSD-3.JPG
Two of Pearl Harbor's oldest known survivors, veterans Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, share an unbreakable bond. The two met for the first time Friday, sharing the same eyewitness moments and deep...

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<![CDATA[George Washington Plaque Rededicated in New Haven]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:03:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/George+Washington+Plaque+1200.jpg
A piece of New Haven's past that went missing is now back in its rightful spot.

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<![CDATA[9 Hurt as Fireworks Hit Crowd in Colo.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fireworks-Show-Avon-Colorado-3-July-2015.jpg
A set of fireworks malfunctioned at a Colorado fireworks show Friday night, sending fireworks into a crowd of people and injuring nine spectators, fire officials said.

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<![CDATA[Route 32 Reopened After Car Strikes Pole in Mansfield]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:37:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Policelightsgeneric.jpg
A car struck a pole on Route 32 southbound in Mansfield Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Man, 22, Critically Injured in Hartford Shooting]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:03:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic+new.jpg
Hartford police are investigating after a 22-year-old man was shot early Saturday morning and critically injured.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Police Seize $5,000 in Illegal Fireworks]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:25:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+fireworks+bust+1200.jpg
Hartford police expect to make an arrest after discovering about $5,000-worth of fireworks in a van Friday night while investigating reports of someone selling illegal fireworks.

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<![CDATA[Driver in Hartford Crash Arrested on Gun Charges]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:58:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/7415Hartford+gun+seized+1200.jpg
Hartford police arrested a convicted felon after finding a stolen gun in a car while investigating a motor vehicle crash in the capital city Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Meghan Trainor Scraps 4th of July Performance at Mohegan Sun]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:44:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455834846.jpg
Pop sensation Meghan Trainor has postponed her Fourth of July concert at Mohegan Sun due to a vocal cord hemorrhage.

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<![CDATA[Heightened Holiday Security Amid Terror Threat]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:43:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/73154thsecuritylocal00000000.jpg
As crowds gather across the country for Fourth of July celebrations, there is heightened concern about the potential threat of terrorist attacks.]]>
<![CDATA[Serial Stowaway Arrested Twice More]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:25:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartman-polizon-ohare.jpg
Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway," was arrested again Friday at Midway International Airport in Chicago for causing a disturbance on a plane, police said. The arrest came one day after Hartman...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Blames Border for SF Shooting]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:14:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/DonaldTrump_Getty_07032015.jpg
Donald Trump on Friday blamed the United States' vulnerable southern border for this week's fatal shooting of a woman at Pier 14 in San Francisco after authorities arrested an undocumented immigrant in...

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<![CDATA[Boy Stands on Corner for Days, Asks Drivers to "Honk for USA"]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:58:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/boy+flag+sign.jpg
A 14-year-old New Jersey boy eager to express his patriotism has been standing on a street corner in front of his house with an American flag and a sign reading "Honk if you love the USA," and he says he'll...]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out at Home in Oakville Section of Watertown]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:12:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/norway+street+oakville+watertown+fire.jpg
Crews were called to the scene of a house fire in the Oakville section of Watertown Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Middletown Fireworks Go Off Without a Hitch]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:51:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+fireworks+july+3+2015.JPG
Fireworks lit up the sky Friday, but that may not be the case on the actual Fourth of July.]]>
<![CDATA['Zero Tolerance' for Drunken Driving Over Holiday Weekend]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:45:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fourth+of+july+dui+stop.JPG
State and local police are already doing brisk business nabbing drivers who have been drinking this holiday weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Hurt in Fall at Enders State Forest in Granby]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:32:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enders+state+forest+rescue.jpg
Emergency responders rescued a woman who slipped down a waterfall Friday evening at Enders State Forest, which spans Granby and Barkhamsted.

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<![CDATA[Milford's Anchor Beach Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford+beach+closed.jpg
Shoreline residents won’t be spending the holiday weekend on Milford’s Anchor Beach. High bacteria levels have prompted officials to block off the sand and surf in the Woodmont section of Milford.

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<![CDATA[Waterbury Postpones 4th of July Fireworks Due to Rain]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:21:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+holy+land+usa.jpg
Waterbury has postponed its 4th of July fireworks due to impending rain.

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<![CDATA[Can You Help This Boy Genius Accomplish His Dream?]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:10:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/russell+boy+genius.jpg
A Danielson boy needs your help to make his dream come true: to visit the Fermilab in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Seek Driver Who Struck Officer After Naugatuck Fireworks]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:19:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/7.2.15+Suspect+Vehicle+1200.jpg
Naugatuck police are asking for the public's help in identifying a male driver who they say hit a police officer with a car after the town's fireworks show on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Robbers Lead Cops on Wild Chase Through Neighboring Towns]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:19:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+hartford+armed+robbery+arrest.JPG
Four people, including a 14-year-old, are facing charges after robbing a Hartford liquor store Thursday night and leading officers on a chase into Newington and West Hartford, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Urge Safety on Lakes, Rivers Over Holiday]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:08:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/4th_of_July_Boating_Story_1200x675_476234307954.jpg
Authorities are reminding residents to stay safe on the water this holiday weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[Girl, 17, Fatally Struck By Car in Danbury]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:11:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Danbury+fatal+crash+scene+1200.jpg
A teenage girl is dead and another teen is in the hospital after a car struck them in Danbury Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Arrested After Cops Find Meth Lab Outside Vernon McDonald's]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:41:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vernon+mcdonalds.jpg
State police have arrested two people in an investigation to determine whether a van stopped in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in Vernon may have been a mobile meth lab.

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<![CDATA[Quilts of Valor Helps Veteran Honor Wife's Memory]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:53:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/0526115+american+flag+generic+usa.jpg
The nonprofit Quilts of Valor is a worldwide network of volunteers on a mission to honor veterans and active duty military personnel by presenting them with handmade patriotic quilts.

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<![CDATA[Hazardous Materials Burn in Taftville Dumpster Fire]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:45:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/taftville+dumpster+fire.jpg
Firefighters in the Taftville section of Norwich doused a dumpster with 2,000 gallons of water Friday afternoon when it went up in flames, igniting hazardous and construction materials outside a condo complex.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Sneak Through Unlocked Windows in Hamden]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:48:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+generic+1.JPG
Hamden police are warning residents of overnight burglaries happening in the southern region of town and urging them to lock windows and doors.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:33:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP136093298170.jpg
Presidential hopefuls are going on parade throughout the Granite State this July 4. At least seven 2016 candidates will spend Independence Day courting residents who will vote in the nation's first presidential...

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<![CDATA[Repairs Continue on Stuck Metro-North Bridge]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:49:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/metro+north+devon+bridge.jpg
The northern part of the Devon Bridge between Stratford and Milford is back in the closed position as crews work to repair it over the 4th of July weekend to restore train service to all tracks.]]>
<![CDATA[Double-Decker Bus Strikes, Pins Man Walking in NYC]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:09:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bus+sightsee.jpg
A double-decker sightseeing bus struck a man walking in New York City's Greenwich Village Friday afternoon, dragging him several feet and pinning him beneath the vehicle, fire officials and witnesses said.

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<![CDATA[Car Hits Pole in Rocky Hill]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:52:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rocky+hill+car+hit+pole+1200.jpg
A car crashed into a pole in Rocky Hill early Friday morning near Orchard Street and Waters Avenue.

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<![CDATA[Crash on Route 2 West in East Hartford Stalls Traffic]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:47:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/route+2+east+hartford+crash.jpg
State police are responding to a crash on Route 2 westbound in East Hartford.

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