<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usTue, 28 Jun 2016 07:45:23 -0400Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:45:23 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Haven Woman Critically Injured in Dog Attack Dies]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:57:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dog+attack+new+haven_1200.jpg
A woman who was attacked by two dogs in New Haven last Monday night has succumbed to her injuries, the city confirmed.

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<![CDATA[House GOP Report Sheds New Light on Benghazi Attack]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:44:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BENGHAZI_AP_16179600764311.jpg
House Republicans are set to release a lengthy report on the 2012 Benghazi attack that led to the deaths of four American diplomats, NBC News reported.The report will be released on Tuesday, following a...

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<![CDATA[Opioid Epidemic Hits the Shoreline]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:38:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Lyme+Luis+Velez-Ramos+arrest.jpg
In larger cities and in small towns, Connecticut's opioid epidemic does not seem to discriminate and there is new evidence of that along the Shoreline, including in East Lyme, where a man was recently arrested...

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<![CDATA[Police Search for Driver Who Fled After Chase in Enfield]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:11:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Enfield+police+chase+pickup.jpg
Police are searching for the driver who crashed into a tree after a police chase in Enfield early Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[9 Arrested for Blocking Road in Hartford at Immigration Rally]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:51:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/immigration-protest2.jpg
Nine protesters were arrested at an immigration rally in Hartford for blocking Main Street, police said.

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<![CDATA[Man Tried to Lure Girl Into His Car: Police]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:55:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael+Roberts+1200.jpg
A Meriden man was arrested in Hamden after a 12-year-old girl reported that he told her to get into his vehicle.

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<![CDATA[Majority in GOP Prefer Someone Else to Trump: Poll]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:48:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg
Just 45 percent of Republican voters say they are satisfied with Donald Trump as their party's presumptive presidential nominee, while 52 percent say they would have preferred someone else, according to results...

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<![CDATA[Concerns Over Winterfest Arise Following Riverfest Cancelation]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:49:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/navy+pier+fireworks+cms.jpg
After the cancelation of Riverfest concerns about the iconic Winterfest at Bushnell Park will stand on its own without city funding.]]>
<![CDATA[New Britain High School Raises Money for New Equipment]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:02:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/newbritainhighschooolsdf.jpg
The New Britain High School football team needs new football equipment.

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<![CDATA[Ikea Recalls Line of Dressers]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:20:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/52072472-ikea-generic.jpg
Ikea will recall one line of chests and dressers after the deaths of three toddlers in two years, the company confirmed Monday.The company will offer full refunds or store credit to anyone who ever bought one...

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<![CDATA[Mother, Son from Ansonia Deploy to West Virginia Flood Zone]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:22:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/red-cross-virginia.jpg
With their red disaster relief vests, Missy and Ryan Lundeen are ready to respond to the flood disaster zone in West Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Third Fatality Tied to Rash of Fentanyl Overdoses in New Haven: Police]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:12:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/177*120/GettyImages-517238974.jpg
New Haven Police confirmed on Monday a third fatality connected to the rash of opioid overdoses that prompted a public health emergency late Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Boy Abducted in Texas Found Safe]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:37:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nicholas-Fierros-jr.jpg
A 10-year-old child kidnapped from a Dallas home Monday afternoon has been found safe, his family and police say.The child, identified as Nicholas Fierros Jr., was visiting relatives at a home in the 800 block...
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<![CDATA[Alligator Found in Suffield Is a Stuffed Animal ]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fake+alligator+1200.jpg
The "alligator" found along the Connecticut River in Suffield was not real. It was a 5-foot-long stuffed animal, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Rules]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:14:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-541737446.jpg
In a decisive victory for supporters of abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down tough restrictions on abortions in Texas that have more than halved the number of clinics in the state that provide the...

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<![CDATA[Heavy Delays on I-91 in Wethersfield Clear After Crash]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:47:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043315.jpg
The three left lanes on I-91 North in Wethersfield were shut down following an accident Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Issues Drought Advisory]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:28:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sprinkler6.jpg
The state has issued a drought advisory and issued water conservation recommendations for residents using public water systems, Connecticut's Department of Public Health announced.]]>
<![CDATA[Riverfest and Fireworks Canceled in Hartford, East Hartford]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:44:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fireworkssdsan.jpg
This year’s Riverfest celebration and fireworks display, which were scheduled for Saturday, July 9, will not take place, according to Riverfront Recapture.

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<![CDATA[Swabs Begin Training at Coast Guard Academy]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:46:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Coast-Guard-AP_060216014682.jpg
Monday marks another R Day at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. It’s the first day of school for the new cadets, known as Swabs, at the Academy.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Hernandez Associate Changes Plea]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:48:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carlos+Ortiz.JPG
A former associate of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez changed his plea to guilty in a Massachusetts courtroom on Monday.

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<![CDATA[5 Connecticut Towns Ranked Among Safest to Raise a Child]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:56:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/house+for+sale3.JPG
Safewise, a website that ranks home security systems, has ranked the 30 safest places to raise a child in the United States and five Connecticut towns made the list.

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<![CDATA[Officials ID 4-Year-Old Torrington Drowning Victim]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:53:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/burr+pond+drowning+web.jpg
A 4-year-old New York boy died after being pulled from Burr Pond in Torrington on Sunday afternoon and officials have identified him as Edison Batista.

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<![CDATA[Police Arrest Man Accused of Shooting at Cop in New Milford]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:28:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Milford+scene+web.png
State police have arrested a New Milford man who is accused of shooting at a police officer during a standoff in New Milford on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Portland Mom Kills Intruder Who Snuck Into Kid's Bedroom: Police]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/01generic-police-lights14.jpg
A mother fatally shot an intruder she discovered in one of her children's bedrooms, according to police.Officials said the 33-year-old woman had returned home with her kids — ages 5 and 10 — when she...]]>
<![CDATA[Nature Valley Bars Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:40:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nature-valley-recall.jpg
General Mills is recalling four types of Nature Valley bars as part of a larger recall over listeria in sunflower seeds. The company said it would call back Protein Chewy Bars and Simple Nuts Bars in...

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<![CDATA[Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $390M]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:18:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lafile-mega-millions-lottery-tickets-megamillions-lotto.jpg
The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $390 million for Tuesday's drawing, which is tied for the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The Mega Millions lottery is played in 44 states, including...

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<![CDATA[Police Investigating Milford Bank Robbery]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:07:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bank+robbery+at+Milford+chase.jpg
Police are searching for the man who robbed a bank in Milford on Friday.Police said a man robbed the Chase Bank at 1651 Boston Post Road Milford at 4 p.m. on Friday.He went up to the teller and...

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<![CDATA[Scattered Thunderstorms Tomorrow]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:12:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Precip+Cloud+CT1.png
Ahead of a cold front, the air will moisten up and scattered thunderstorms are expected.]]>
<![CDATA[Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $363M]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:18:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lafile-mega-millions-lottery-tickets-megamillions-lotto.jpg
The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $363 million after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night. The numbers are 6, 13, 21, 49, 50 plus the Mega Ball 10.The prize grew to $363 million since no...

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<![CDATA[Naugatuck Teen Found Safe]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:40:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amanda+Stevens+missing.jpg
A Naugatuck teen who had been missing since Sunday afternoon has been found and she is safe.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Man Who Died After Police-Involved Shooting in Thomaston]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Thomaston+police+involved+shooting.jpg
A Thomaston police officer shot and killed a 27-year-old armed man Sunday evening.

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<![CDATA[Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:20:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16171043306152.jpg
The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads...

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<![CDATA[Police Bust Marijuana Grow Operation in Willimantic]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:08:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mark+O%27Donnell+Willimantic+marijuana+grow.jpg
A Willimantic man was arrested after police found dozens of marijuana plants and a marijuana growing operation in his home.

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