<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usWed, 22 Feb 2017 01:48:37 -0500Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:48:37 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Thousands Attend Town Hall Meetings to Address Trump Concerns]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:09:07 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Town-Hall-Himes.jpg
More than two thousand Connecticut voters came out Tuesday night to ask questions and voice concerns about what's going on in Washington to their elected officials.

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<![CDATA[Town of Stonington Looking at Uber if Bus Route Cut]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:03:27 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_64151259779.jpg
With state funding for the Southeast Area Transit bus program in limbo until the governor’s budget is approved, the Town of Stonington could be turning to Uber if its bus route is cut.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Pressed on Trump’s Policies at Town Halls]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:22:56 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17052669256974.jpg
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley was greeted at a town hall Tuesday in Iowa with a shouted question about "impeachment" as voters there and at other events across the country pressed lawmakers about the moves and...

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<![CDATA[No Verdict Yet for Dad Accused of Throwing Baby off Bridge]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:16:02 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tony+Moreno+and+Aaden+Moreno.jpg
The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a Middletown father accused of throwing his 7-month-old son off the Arrigoni Bridge in 2015.

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<![CDATA[Cross at Holy Land in Waterbury Vandalized]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:52:08 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Holy+Land+cross+blur+1200.jpg
The Holy Land cross in Waterbury, which stands high upon Pine Hill, has been vandalized and the graffiti is visible to people driving by on Interstate 84.

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<![CDATA[Ski Report: Despite Warmer Temps, Snow Still Enjoyable]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:01:48 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ski-Sundown1.jpg
The snow may have melted from Connecticut backyards, but there's still plenty on the slopes.

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<![CDATA[Redding Woman Fights Fraudulent Credit Card Charges]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:37:50 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wendy-Halpern.jpg
Credit cards offer some built in protection against fraud, so Wendy Halpern wasn’t too concerned when she spotted two unauthorized charges on her statement.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Teen Community Center Nearing Completion ]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:14:54 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/235*120/new+haven+community+center+construction.JPG
A first of its kind community center for teens and young adults in New Haven is nearing completion.

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<![CDATA[Nail Salon Employee Stabbed Co-Worker in New London: Police]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:10:57 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs14.jpg
An employee of a New London nail salon was arrested on Tuesday, accused of stabbing a co-worker during a fight.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Rescued From Flooded Golf Course in Northern California]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:08:14 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/190*120/golf19.JPG
On Tuesday, fire crews rescued five homeless people from the Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose after a swollen creek flooded the area. A series of storms in the South Bay, combined with runoff from nearby...
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<![CDATA[Holy Land Cross in Waterbury Vandalized]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:14:35 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Holy+Land+Cross+7.JPG


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<![CDATA[Crews Quickly Put Out Fire at Grant's in West Hartford]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:09 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Grant%27s-Fire-West-Hartford.jpg
Crews worked quickly to put out a small fire at Grant's in West Hartford on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[End of Week Warmth Will Rival Records]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:09:11 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Model+RPM4+Temp+CT+%281%291.png
A push of mild air will settle into the region through the end of the week. High temperatures for Thursday and Friday could even break records.
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<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation Help Available in New Haven]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:03:27 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Income+tax+generic+1200.jpg
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and city and community officials are encouraging more Elm City residents to take advantage of the city’s free tax preparation program.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Ranks Among Worst State Capitals to Live In: Study]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:39:22 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford-skyline2.jpg
WalletHub has ranked all 50 state capitals from best to worst to live in, and the news isn’t looking good for Hartford.
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<![CDATA[Woman Charged With OUI After Crashing With Children in Car]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:54:02 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bethany-Duguay.jpg
A Southington woman was arrested after causing a car accident while driving under the influence with two young children in the car, according to Southington police.

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<![CDATA[Prospect Police Issue Warning About Donation Scam]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:31:26 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/phone+generic1.jpg
Prospect police are warning residents about a police donation scam and said they are not making phone calls to ask for donations.

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<![CDATA[Couple Fined for Not Removing Racial Slur Spray-Painted on Home]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:23:07 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/STAMFORD+COUPLE+FINED+FOR+VANDALIZED+HOME+CT+VO+11P+-+00003214_+copy.jpg
A Connecticut couple whose garage door was spray-painted with a racial slur now faces hundreds of dollars in fines for refusing to remove itLexene Charles, 56, and his common-law wife, Heather Lindsay,...

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<![CDATA[Video Captures Dramatic Central Park Ice Plunge]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:31:12 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/central+park+ice+rescue+watermark.jpg
Dramatic video captured by a woman and her daughter shows the moments before and after a group of seven young people plunged through the ice on a pond in Central Park Monday. Lourdes Cuevas and her daughter...

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<![CDATA[Woodbridge Couple Accused of Dozens of Identity Thefts in Atlanta Area ]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:04:08 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+line+generic+with+sirens.jpg
A Woodbridge, Connecticut couple suspected in dozens of identity thefts in the Atlanta, Georgia area has been arrested.

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<![CDATA[Woman Charged in 2016 Plainfield Crash That Injured Moosup Couple]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:16:13 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stephanie+Januszewski.jpg
A Salem woman is accused of driving under the influence and causing a June 2016 head-on crash in Plainfield that sent a Moosup couple to the hospital.

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<![CDATA[Second Hill Lane Closing Early Due to Smoke in Elevator]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:43:10 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stratford+second+hill+lane+school+fire.jpg
Second Hill Lane school in Stratford is closing at 10 a.m. today because of smoke in an elevator at the school this morning, according to the superintendent’s office.

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<![CDATA[Out-of-Service Commuter Trains Collide Outside Philadelphia]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:15:57 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/236*120/Upper+Darby+69th+Street+SEPTA+Crash+MFL+4.JPG
An out-of-service commuter train collided with two other trains in a Philadelphia suburb Tuesday morning, injuring four people and derailing several cars. The collision left the operator of the No.

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<![CDATA[Proposed 428 Percent Hike for Gun Permits Could Hurt Sales]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:39:27 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut-Gun-Permit.jpg
If the fee for a pistol carry permit increases to $300 from $70 for five years, new gun owners could be the ones discouraged from purchasing guns.

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<![CDATA[Bodies of 74 Migrants Wash Ashore in Libya]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:52:35 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/migrants-wash-ashore-libya.jpg
Dozens of migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea, the latest victims of the perilous route, NBC News reported. Seventy-four bodies washed ashore in Libya, seen in photographs posted to Twitter by...

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<![CDATA[Route 6 Drag Race Caught on Camera]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:54:16 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Racing00000000.jpg
Cell phone video of two drivers who blocked traffic on Route 6 in the Mansfield area for a drag race has caught the attention to Connecticut state police.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Students Look to Ban Disposable Water Bottles]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:43:51 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+generic.jpg
The “Ban the Bottle” campaign has made its way to the UConn campus at Storrs. The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and the Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee are working to ban...

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<![CDATA[4 Americans Killed as Plane Crashes Into Australian Mall]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:12:13 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17052006872002.jpg
Four Americans were among five people killed when a light plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, the U.S. State Department has confirmed. NBC News reported that the...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Mayor Proposes Changes to 'Anti-Blight Ordinance']]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:04:17 -0500 //media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mayor+Luke+Bronin+on+city+finances.jpg
The City of Hartford wants to put owners on notice: residents take care of their property or face the consequences.

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