<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:13:44 -0500 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:13:44 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Girl Rescued from Wallingford Fire]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:30:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/23+South+Whittlesey+Ave.+in+Wallingford+1200.jpg
Firefighters rescued a 12-year-old girl from a burning home in Wallingford this morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Simsbury Police Investigate Woman's Mysterious Death]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:33:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hit+and+run+on+Iron+Horse+Boulevard+in+Simsbury+daylight.jpg
Police and the state police major crimes unit are investigating after a woman was found dead on a busy road in Simsbury last night.

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<![CDATA[Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man in Stairwell: NYPD]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:06:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pink-Houses-Accidental-Shooting-NY-Gurley-Inset.jpg
A probationary NYPD officer is being placed on modified duty after he apparently accidentally shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in a dimly lit stairwell while on foot patrol at a Brooklyn housing...]]>
<![CDATA[Ridgefield Dad Pleads Not Guilty in Toddler's Hot Car Death]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:54:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ben+seitz+owl+technologies.jpg
The father of a Ridgefield toddler who died after he was left in a hot car for hours in July was in court on Fridayand pleaded not guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide.

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<![CDATA[Crew Hits Gas Line in East Hartford]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:21:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gas+line+riverside+east+hartford.jpg
Riverside Drive in East Hartford was closed at Ensign Street after a construction crew hit a gas line, but it has since reopened.

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<![CDATA[9 Busted for Prostitution in Hartford]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:15:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+generic+1.JPG
Hartford police arrested nine women in an undercover prostitution sting on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out in Scotland]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:26:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_fire_lights_generic.jpg
A fire that broke out on Kemp Road in Scotland is now under control, according to officials form the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Mama Bear and Cub Spotted at Bristol School]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:31:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bear+at+Chippens+Hill+crop+1200.jpg
Staff members at Chippens Hill Middle School in Bristol had quite the view on Thursday afternoon when two bears showed up after school.

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<![CDATA[Man Struck and Killed on Route 10 in Cheshire]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:11:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheshire+car+vs+pedestrian.jpg
A 67-year-old man has died after he was struck and seriously hurt while trying to cross Route 10 in Cheshire on Thursday evening, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Crash on I-91 Crash in Cromwell Clears]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:54:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crash+I91+North+Cromwell+exit+22.jpg
The scene of a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 91 North in Cromwell has cleared.

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<![CDATA[Man Tried to Bite Bristol Cop: Police]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:54:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gregory+Lamboy+1200.jpg
Bristol police responded to a domestic disturbance on Thursday afternoon and ended up fending the man off when he tried to bite one of the responding officers, police said.

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<![CDATA[FSU Shooter Heard Voices]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:51:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/myronmay112014.jpg
NBC has obtained reports from New Mexico, where FSU shooter Myron May once lived, that paint a picture of delusional man on prescription medications and who had been admitted to the hospital a short time ago for...

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<![CDATA[Woman With Gun Arrested Near W.H.]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:53:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/183*120/8_207_whitehouse.jpg
A 23-year-old woman was arrested for carrying an unregistered handgun near the White House late Thursday evening. Secret Service officials say she has not been cooperative in interviews.]]>
<![CDATA[4 Killed in Maine Mobile Home Fire]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:32:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/202*120/caribou1.jpg
A mother and her three young children were killed in a mobile home fire in Caribou, Maine on Thursday morning. A team of fire marshal investigators and inspectors have begun working to determine the cause of the...

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Rally for Missing Students]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:26:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/209*120/11-20-14-Downtown+LA+Protest+Mexican+Students.JPG
Crowds of protesters swarmed the streets of downtown Los Angeles Thursday night as they marched to the Mexican Consulate-General to call for the removal of Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto and demand...

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<![CDATA[Woman Run Over By Own Car]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:04:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+generic+1.JPG
A woman in her early 50s was taken to the hospital Friday after she was run over by her own car, which rolled down a hill, hit a tree and light pole and then smashed into a building, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Waterford Fourth Grader Brings Bullet to School]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:32:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/quaker+hill+school.jpg
School officials in Waterford alerted parents on Thursday after fourth-grade student brought a bullet to school, according to the superintendent.

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<![CDATA[State Makes $54.6M in Cuts to Combat Budget Gap]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/111714statebudgetdeficitj00000000.jpg
State officials have announced $54.6 million in rescissions from state agencies in response to Connecticut's projected $100 million budget gap.

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<![CDATA[76-Year-Old Man Found]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:01:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/henry+williams+edit.jpg
Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a 76-year-old man who was reported missing after his daughter lost sight of him while he was driving behind her on Route 9 in New Britain this morning.

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<![CDATA[Southington Man Faces Child Pornography Charges]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:32:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/computer2.jpg
A 46-year-old Southington man is facing charges after authorities found child pornography on his computer, according to state police.]]>
<![CDATA[Newtown Petition Prompts Jay Leno to Cancel Gun Show Spot]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:09:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/457819796.jpg
At the urging of anti-violence groups, comedian and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno has canceled an appearance at a Las Vegas gun show hosted by the Newtown-based National Sports Shooting Foundation.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Man Battling ALS Gets Moving]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:36:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/david+tex+mcclain.jpg
When New Haven resident and ALS patient David “Tex” McClain decided tackle the Ice Bucket Challenge, he knew he was going to do it his way. A Texan at heart, McClain poured Texas-shaped ice cubes over his head.

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<![CDATA[New London Store Clerk Fends Off Armed Robber]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kirk+skinner.jpg
The clerk working at a New London convenience store early Tuesday morning managed to talk down a would-be robber who held him up at gunpoint.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Target West Haven Churches]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:27:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vertical+church+west+haven.JPG
Police are searching for the people who have burglarized three West Haven churches over the past week.

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<![CDATA[40-Year-Old Man Killed in Meriden Blaze]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:11:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/45+Hillside+Street+in+Meriden.JPG
A 40-year-old Meriden man who was trapped as fire tore through his multifamily home in Meriden on Wednesday night has died.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested Outside WH Claimed Appointment With Obama]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:46:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RJ+Kapheim+Sketch.jpg
A man arrested with weapons in his car outside the White House Wednesday afternoon told the Secret Service the president called him directly and asked him to go to the White House, according to the police...

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<![CDATA[Advocates Await Obama's Immigration Announcement]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:37:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+immigration+rally.JPG
The Latino and Hispanic community in Connecticut is a very active and politically influential group, which is why many in the state will be glued to President Barack Obama's immigration announcement tonight.

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<![CDATA[Traffic Getting By on Route 83 in Vernon]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:01:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+83+in+Vernon+pole+1200.jpg
Traffic is flowing again on Route 83 in Vernon after two stretches of the road were shut down earlier Thursday due to downed power lines and a separate crash, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[West Haven Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:54:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/iphone+generic+flickr.jpg
North Haven police have arrested a West Haven man on child pornography charges.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Charged in Online Hookup Home Invasion]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nazhia+Carter+1200.jpg
Hamden police have arrested a 19-year-old woman who police said was involved in a home invasion and the attack of a man she met through an online dating site.

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<![CDATA[Man Who Took Explicit Photos of Autistic Boy Pleads Guilty]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:45:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
A 29-year-old Woodstock man accused of taking sexually explicit photos of an autistic teen and downloading hundreds of child pornography files has pleaded guilty to federal charges.]]>
<![CDATA[Thieves Steal Catalytic Converters From Senior Center Vans]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:51:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/wallingford+senior+center+van.JPG
Thieves stole catalytic converters from three vans used by the senior center in Wallingford, according to the business manager.

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<![CDATA[Murphy Calls for Overhaul Of Connecticut Elections]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:58:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/192*120/Empty+Polling+Place+Election+Day+Voting+Booth+Election+Generic.JPG
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly to overhaul the state's elections system, saying recent problems at the polls highlight the need for...

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<![CDATA[Traveling Nurse Accused of Abuse]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:55:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kline+mugshot.jpg
A Falls Church, Virginia, man is accused of sexually abusing female patients at D.C.-area hospitals while providing care for them as a nurse. According to court documents obtained by News4, 37-year-old...]]>
<![CDATA[FSU Gunman Was in "State of Crisis:" Police]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:30:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fsupresser13pm.jpg
The gunman who opened fire inside a library at Florida State University early Thursday and was shot dead by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated...

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<![CDATA[Man Pulled Gun, Kicked Woman in Head: Cops]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:07:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jayson+Karczmarczyk+1200.jpg
A Shelton man was arrested last night after pulling a gun on a woman during a domestic dispute, pushing her to the ground and kicking her in the head, police said.

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<![CDATA[Fire Out at Beacon Pharmacy in New Britain]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:40:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Beacon+Pharmacy+New+Britain.jpg
Firefighters responded to a fire early this morning at Beacon Pharmacy, at 534 West Main St., in New Britain, according to police.

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<![CDATA[More Dramatic Photos Emerge From Deadly NY Snowstorm]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:05:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/459243082.jpg
Buffalo was bracing for 3 more feet of snow after being pounded by a severe weather system for a third day that may leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done.

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<![CDATA[Wrong Dog Impounded for Mauling Kid]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:06:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/202*120/11-19-14-Dexter+the+Dog+Riverside+County.JPG
A 6-year-old dog named Dexter thought to have mauled a toddler in Southern California was returned to his owners on Wednesday after an investigation revealed Dexter was not responsible for the attack, according...]]>
<![CDATA[No Christmas Trees from Tree Farm This Year]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:18:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dzen+Tree+Farm+1200.jpg
Customers will not be able to buy Christmas trees from Dzen Tree Farm in South Windsor this year, but Dzen's Christmas Trees, located nearby, will be opening on Nov. 28.

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<![CDATA[Sinkhole Causes Road Closures in New Haven]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:11:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/College+and+Crown+Streets+New+Haven+1200.jpg
Expect road closures in downtown New Haven as crews make repairs after a broken water main created a sinkhole on College Street earlier this week.

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<![CDATA[Graco Recalls Strollers]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/graco+stroller.jpg
Graco has recalled about 4.7 million strollers in the United States due to a fingertip amputation risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday. Graco has received 11 reports of finger...

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