<![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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:21:10 -0400 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:21:10 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Burlington Trails Closed After Bear Nearly Bites Hiker]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:29:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stephanie+rivkin+bear+encounter+crop.jpg
State officials have closed trails at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington after a hiker came dangerously close to a brazen black bear Friday afternoon.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Rivkin
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<![CDATA[5 City of Hartford Email Accounts Used on Ashley Madison]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:47:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484478072.jpg
A week after hackers revealed the potential identities of millions of people with accounts on the Ashley Madison adultery site, the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters have learned five of those leaked accounts...

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<![CDATA[Silver Alert Issued for Infant Missing From West Haven]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:09:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+police+cruiser.jpg
Police have issued a Silver Alet for a 2-month-old girl who has been missing from West Haven since Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Stamford Suspect Linked to Burglaries in Berlin: Cops]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stamford+cummings+burglary.jpg
The man suspected of breaking into a Stamford home Monday may have also been responsible for a burglary spree in Berlin, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Driver in Gas Station Crash Says Other Car Struck Hers]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:21:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EastHartfordPumpPic00000000.jpg
The driver who plowed into a set of gas pumps in East Hartford, causing an explosion, told investigators another vehicle struck her car and caused her to lose control, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Police ID Driver Killed in Crash on Route 9 in Haddam]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:25:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/245*120/Truck+down+enbankment+in+Haddam.JPG
A 56-year-old East Hampton man was killed when the tractor-trailer he was driving went down an embankment on Route 9 North in Haddam on Friday morning and hit a tree, according to state police.]]>
<![CDATA[South Windsor Church Fire Was Set: Police]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Saint+Peter+Church+south+windsor+fire+1200.jpg
Someone set fire to a South Windsor church earlier this month and a reward is being offered for information as police search for the person who set it.

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<![CDATA[Victoria Soto School Opens in Stratford]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/victoria+soto+school.jpg
A Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher who died trying to protect her students during the December 2012 shooting was honored Friday with the opening of an elementary school that bears her name.]]>
<![CDATA[Donald Trump Holds Fundraiser]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:43:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Donald+Trump+082815.jpg
The Republican frontrunner is in Norwood, Massachusetts, for a private event at the home of the car dealer.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Wanders from Daycare: Mom]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:44:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/82815daycare.jpg
A New Jersey toddler wandered out of his daycare center and walked home without employees noticing, his astonished mother complained Friday. Yomara Ortiz said she dropped off her 3-year-old son Dariell...

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<![CDATA[Survivor of Virginia TV Shooting Remembers Dodging Bullets]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:00:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_937316844660-WDBJ.jpg
Vicki Gardner, a local tourism official who was being interviewed by WDBJ-TV when a gunman opened fire on the news crew on live television, remembers dodging bullets before being shot in the back, a spokesman...
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<![CDATA[Former Brookfield Superintendent Sues for Wrongful Termination]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tony+bivona+brookfield.jpg
A former superintendent held responsible for the Brookfield school district's $1.2 million overspending is suing the board of education for wrongful termination.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says He Robbed Bank to Pay for Baby's Cancer Treatment]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:09:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/surveillance_robbery_brian_randolph1.jpg
A man sits in a Michigan jail while his 1-year-old daughter awaits her next round of chemotherapy. Brian Randolph, 23, told police he robbed a bank to help pay for his baby daughter’s cancer treatments because...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Announces Two New Leopard Cubs]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:24:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/DSC_6826.jpg
Brookfield Zoo in Illinois has announced the birth of two snow leopard cubs. The cubs, which are currently off exhibit bonding with their 4-year-old mother Sarani, are scheduled to make their public debut...

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<![CDATA[Crash Stalls Traffic on Route 5 North in Enfield]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:24:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enfield+police+department.JPG
Traffic was diverted around a crash on Route 5 northbound in Enfield on Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Pilot Dies Practicing Stunts]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:52:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/208*120/82815plane.jpg
State police say a pilot has died after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley. Trooper Steven Nevel said the plane crashed...

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<![CDATA[Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-166272621.jpg
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes...

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<![CDATA[Nazi Gold-Train Hunters Used Map Drawn on Deathbed: Official]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:18:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nazi_gold-Train.jpg
Two treasure hunters who claim to have found a Nazi train filled with gold in Poland discovered it by following a map drawn up by one of the people who hid it around 70 years ago, a Polish government minister...

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<![CDATA[TSA Agent Accused of Bathroom Sex Abuse at NYC Airport]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:46:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tsa-generic-464375288.jpg
A Transportation Security Administration screener at LaGuardia Airport has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 22-year-old foreign exchange student when she arrived in Queens this week, Port Authority...

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<![CDATA[N.C. Police Officer Won't Be Retried for Killing]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:09:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_78140885929.jpg
The North Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed former college football player in 2013 won't be retried, an official said Friday, a week after a judge declared a mistrial in the case, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Kids, Women Among 71 Bodies Found in Truck: Officials]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:07:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_300401707603.jpg
The number of migrants found dead in a truck abandoned on the side of a highway in Austria has reached 71, Austrian officials said Friday, NBC News reported. The victims were 59 men, eight women and four...

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<![CDATA[Bridgeport Police Investigating Carjacking]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:00:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+carjacking+1200.jpg
Bridgeport Police are investigating a carjacking and they are asking to identify a suspect.

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<![CDATA[3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:19:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BoyWombTransplant.jpg
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s,...]]>
<![CDATA[Roaming Pig Reunited With Owner]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:10:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Moto+the+pig+and+Bri+Patton+1200.jpg
Moto, a pet pig, is back home after a wild morning in Wethersfield.

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<![CDATA[Face of Hurricane Katrina Misery Continues Her Journey]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:09:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Arianna_Evans.jpg
Of all the transformations Hurricane Katrina left in its wake, the story of one child's journey may be the most striking. Arianna Evans, who was born male, captured the nation's attention in the days after the...

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<![CDATA[Ashley Madison CEO Stepping Down After Hack]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:50:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484478072.jpg
The CEO of Avid Life Media, the parent company of adultery website Ashley Madison, is stepping down after a hack that exposed the personal information of millions of users, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[30 Saint Francis Patients Moved After Transformer Explodes]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:44:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+saint+francis+fire+report.jpg
A transformer exploded near the Saint Francis Hospital emergency department Thursday night, prompting staff to transfer 30 people out of the emergency room and steer incoming patients to neighboring hospitals.]]>
<![CDATA[Hero Prof. Thanks Airman for Saving His Life on Train]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Moogalian.jpg
A French-American professor shot by a gunman on a train in France has telephoned a U.S. airman who stopped his bleeding to thank him for saving his life, his wife told NBC's "Today" on Friday. Mark Moogalian...
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<![CDATA[School Bus Involved in Crash in Hartford ]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:57:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/whitehead+highway+hartford+school+bus+crash+1200.jpg
A school bus has been involved in a crash on Whitehead Highway inbound in Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[Person on Train Tracks in Darien Uninjured]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:09:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-tren-metro-north-st.jpg
A person who was on train tracks in Darien on Friday morning was not injured because a Metro-North train was able to stop in time, according to Metro-North officials.]]>
<![CDATA['It Was Wild': Gas Pump Explodes After Crash]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:21:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+hartford+gas+station+fire.jpg
Police roped off a gas station in East Hartford after an SUV barreled into one of the pumps Thursday, causing a fiery explosion.

Photo Credit: Yan Chen]]>
<![CDATA[NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan ID'd as U.S. Airmen]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:48:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Roland+and+Sibley.jpg
The two NATO troops killed in an ambush in Afghanistan Wednesday were identified as U.S. special tactics airmen, NBC News reported. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B.

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<![CDATA[2 Dead in Hazmat Situation]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:31:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hazmat6.png
Two people are dead and four first responders have been hospitalized in a dangerous hazardous materials situation in unincorporated Des Plaines, Illinois. Around 3:30 p.m., police were called to a northwest...]]>