<![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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:45:52 -0400 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:45:52 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police Seek Suspect Who Robbed Elderly Woman: Cops]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Watertown+Robbery+Suspect+Edited.jpg
Police ask for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed an elderly woman at Stop & Shop in Watertown, police said on Twitter.

Photo Credit: Watertown Police Department Twitter Account]]>
<![CDATA[Brothers Fight Off Armed Teen Intruder]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:20:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Halloween+mask+New+London+1200+home+invasion.jpg
Two brothers fought off and helped detain a 15-year-old armed intruder who tried to rob them early Wednesday morning in New London, police said.

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<![CDATA[Suspect Climbs Onto Roof to Avoid Arrest: Police]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:39:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+Bank+robbery+suspect.jpg
Norwalk police have arrested the man accused of robbing the First County Bank earlier this month after he climbed onto a motel roof in an attempt to get away, according to police.

Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[State Police Arrest Suspects in Killingly Home Burglary]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs12.jpg
State police have arrested two men in connection with the theft of more than $100,000 of collectible items from a home in Killingly in January.

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<![CDATA[Enfield Officer Will Not Face Charges]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:41:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mark+maher.jpg
The Hartford state’s attorney has thrown out an arrest warrant for Officer Matthew Worden of the Enfield Police Department, who was accused of using force while arresting a man in April.

Photo Credit: Enfield Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Plans for West Haven Outlet Mall Move Forward]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:33:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/WestHavenOutletsPic00000000.jpg
A developer is scheduled to break ground in March 2015 on a massive project that will turn a currently unused space in West Haven into an outlet mall with a hundred shops and restaurants.]]>
<![CDATA[Waterbury Condos in Disrepair, Authorities Intervene]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:27:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/530pwtbycondostill072314doug00000000.jpg
"For rent" and "for auction" signs outside Bradley Gardens condominiums in Waterbury reveal all is not well in the complex.]]>
<![CDATA[New Fire Chief, Recruits for New Haven]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:21:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+fire+academy.jpg
With the formal oath of office, New Haven welcomed its newest leader, Fire Chief Allyn Wright, along with 45 recruits who attended the first day of the fire academy Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Grandmother Left Child Alone in Car: Police]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/car-seat-generic.jpg
A Stratford grandmother was charged with leaving her grandchild alone in a car on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[LA Ex-Councilman Convicted of Fraud]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:50:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/alarcon+richard+councilman+la+court.jpg
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was convicted Wednesday on some of the voter fraud and perjury counts against him in a trial stemming from accusations that he lied about where he lived so...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:47:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...]]>
<![CDATA[Last Testimony in Sterling Trial]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:18:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Donald-Shelley-Sterling.jpg
Wednesday should see the last round of testimony in the trial over whether Shelly Sterling was within her rights when she negotiated a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers — a sale her husband...

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<![CDATA[New Canaan Public Works Employee Struck By Car]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:37:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_14588642.jpg
A New Canaan Public Works employee suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car while spray painting the intersection of New Norwalk Road and East Avenue on Wednesday morning, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Stole Elderly Woman's Purse, Used Charge Cards]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/watertown+purse+suspect.jpg
Police are searching for the man who stole an 80-year-old woman's purse inside a Waterford supermarket Wednesday morning, then tried to use her charge cards at a nearby bank.

Photo Credit: Watertown Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Tire Kills Driver on Highway]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:12:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bishop-ford-072314-1.jpg
A woman was killed Wednesday morning when she was struck by a tire that came off a vehicle headed in the opposite direction, a spokesperson with the Illinois State Police told NBC]]>
<![CDATA[2 Charged in Hartford Shooting That Left Victim Critical]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+Dudley+gooden.jpg
Two men are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Hartford last month that left a 25-year-old man in critical condition.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged in Murders of Daughter, Wife Found Dead in 1995]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/honsch+family.jpg
Almost 20 years after the body of a 17-year-old girl was discovered behind a shopping plaza in New Britain, police have identified her and charged her father with murdering the teen and her mother.

Photo Credit: New Britain Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Bridgeport Officer Credited With Helping Save Toddler's Life]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:53:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/officer+novia.jpg
A toddler is alive and well today after a Bridgeport officer helped rush the boy to the hospital after finding him unconscious in the backseat of his parents’ car, according to police.

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged After Gun Found During Search at House Office Building]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:55:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2014-07-18_1248_0011.jpg
Just days after a congressional staffer was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun into the Cannon House Office Building, a second man has been arrested for the same offense, police said. U.S. Capitol Police told

Photo Credit: Inset: Hannah Hess/CQ Roll Call; background: News4]]>
<![CDATA[Suspicious Fires Destroy Avon Little League Equipment]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sperry+Park+in+Avon+fire.JPG
Police are investigating suspicious fires that destroyed a shed full of Little League equipment at Avon's Sperry Park early Wednesday morning.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Fire at Super 8 Motel in Cromwell]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:33:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Super+8+Motel+Cromwell+fire.jpg
Firefighters from Cromwell and Berlin have responded to a fire at the Super 8 Motel at 1 Industrial Park Road in Cromwell.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Man Pleads Guilty in Connection With Murder-for-Hire Plot ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Javier+Reyes.jpg
A New London man has pleaded guilty in connection with a 2012 homicide that federal officials describe as a murder-for-hire plot to take over a drug operation.]]>
<![CDATA[Nearly 200 Train to Become National Guards Officers]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:43:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Camp+Niantic.JPG
At Camp Niantic, 180 candidates from 17 different states are training to join the National Guard.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Police Arrest Suspected Heroin Dealer]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:26:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Seth+Scaplen+Mug+Shot.jpg
Police searched a Sullivan Drive home in the Central Village section of Plainfield on Tuesday and arrested a resident there after finding heroin packaged for sale, police said.

Photo Credit: Plainfield Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/072314-banner-house.jpg
One Bay Area couple can now say for certain their house is covered by insurance. A 4,000-square-foot Geico insurance banner being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:24:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6HREXACT+230+p.m.+July+23.jpg
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Litchfield County until 10 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Robbery Suspect Appears in Court]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:04:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Whittingham+1200.jpg
Bristol police have arrested a man accused of robbing and brutally attacking a 50-year-old victim at a liquor store on Tuesday night.

Photo Credit: Bristol Police]]>
<![CDATA['I Saw Christmas in July ... and I Was Santa' ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:56:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New-Ford-Truck-092613.jpg
A Connecticut man and his client's family is going to see Toby Keith perform this weekend courtesy of Ford Motor Company after his story about giving a boy with Down's syndrome a ride in his truck has caught the...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Swatting Case Could Be Connected to Minecraft]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:07:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Thomas+Drive+Hamden+Connecticut1200.jpg
Police believe a reported shooting in Hamden on Tuesday is another case of swatting and the homeowner thinks it might be retribution from someone who did not get access to his son’s Minecraft-online...]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+lamont+freeman.jpg
Police said 44-year-old Lamont Freeman showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment at 160 Barbour Street while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com/Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[CL&P, UI Score in the Bottom of Nationwide Customer Service Survey]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:37:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/power_lines_generic.jpg
The power companies took a lot of flak for them and now years later those companies have gotten another bad review

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<![CDATA[Waterbury Residents Fight Cell Tower Proposal]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:19:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+cell+tower.jpg
Those living in the Town Plot neighborhood of Waterbury are standing their ground and demanding that the city tell Verizon Wireless to take a hike.

Photo Credit: NBCConnectiuct.com]]>
<![CDATA[Metal Falls From Sky, Hits Home]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:10:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ponder+house.jpg
A piece of metal fell from the sky and crashed into the roof of a Denton County mobile home over the weekend. Rachael Thompson and Richard Myszkowski heard a loud bang Saturday morning while they were...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Accused Drug Dealer Facing Charges in Vernon]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sylvester+Gillespie+mug.jpg
Law enforcement officers have arrested a 42-year-old man accused of selling drugs near a school in the Rockville section of Vernon.

Photo Credit: Vernon Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Sand Tunnel Caves In, Kills CA Man]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/07-22-2014-half-moon-bay-credited.jpg
A man was killed at a Bay Area beach on Monday after a giant hole he was digging in the sand collapsed and buried him, according to fire officials. Crews found a man in his 20s “completely covered by...

Photo Credit: Dean Coppola / Half Moon Bay Review]]>
<![CDATA[Decomposed Body Found Behind Waterbury Home]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:39:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Denver+Place+Waterbury1200.jpg
The decomposed body of a man was found behind a house in Waterbury on Tuesday and police are investigating.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Superintendent Controversy Brewing in New London]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:18:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/72214nlsuperj00000000.jpg
The New London Board of Education planned to sign off on a contract for its new superintendent Monday night, but the meeting was cancelled to give board members more time to review the qualifications of Terrence...]]>
<![CDATA[LifeStar Responds to Crash on Route 66 in Portland]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:16:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lifestar+flying_fixed.jpg
One person was airlifted to the hospital following a crash on Route 66 in Portland, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Broken Equipment Delays Trash Collection in West Haven]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+trash.jpg
Last week, people in West Haven were complaining about a smelly problem: bulk trash sitting on their lawns more than a week after the scheduled pick-up. West Haven Mayor Ed O'Brien says the problem was twofold.

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<![CDATA[Norwalk Murder Suspect Fatally Shot During Arrest]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vamond+Elmore+1200mugshot.jpg
A convicted felon wanted for murder in Norwalk was shot and killed Tuesday morning while authorities arrived to arrest him at a South Carolina hotel, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department]]>