<![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 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:34:39 -0400 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:34:39 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[One Person Shot in Hamden Homicide: Police]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:52:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/101914+Hamden+Crime+Scene+Edited.jpg
Police are investigating a homicide in Hamden.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Plymouth Untimely Death]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:04:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/101914+Plymouth+Untimely+Death+Edited.jpg
Plymouth police are investigating an untimely death.

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<![CDATA[48 People off Ebola Watch List]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:30:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Thomas+Duncan+Texas+Health+Presby+Hospital.jpg
Dozens of people will be taken off the Ebola watch list at midnight Monday, a major hurdle in the fight against the spread of Ebola in the U.S. “[Monday] will be a good day at midnight because the first...

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<![CDATA[Thief Jacks Ambulance, Sparks Chase]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:50:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/lafile-lafd-ambulance-los-angeles-fire-department-ambulance.jpg
A thief stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday night and led officers in a pursuit that ended in a crash a few miles away, police]]>
<![CDATA[Accident Downs Wires, Closes Berlin Turnpike]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:39:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/berlin+wires+resized.jpg
U.S. Route 5 is closed in both directions on the Berlin/Newington line after a vehicle struck a pole in Berlin.

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<![CDATA[Stranger Pulls Man From Fiery Home]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:27:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hero_man_fire_fresno2.jpg
A Fresno man was pulled from his burning home by a complete stranger this weekend, and it was all captured on video. A man in a striped shirt carried the victim out of the house, a heroic act that was...

Photo Credit: Beth Lederach]]>
<![CDATA[Police Issue Arrest Warrant After Threat to Milford High School]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:52:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Milford+Police+cruiser1200.jpg
Milford police have issued an arrest warrant in an incident involving a threat to Jonathan Law High School.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Home Amid Ebola Concerns]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:15:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/79997774.jpg
Two students from Africa who were scheduled to start classes at a local school will stay home past a 21-day waiting period due to Ebola concerns, despite the fact that they are symptom-free and are not from...

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<![CDATA[2 Arrested in SoCal Student's Death]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:19:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Abdullah+Abdullatif+Alkadi+blue+bg.jpg
Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Cal State Northridge student whose remains were found alongside a freeway in Riverside County one month after he went missing, police said Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Man Tried to Dig Into Verizon: PD]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:43:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/juan+cardoso+mug.jpg
An attempted burglary suspect is in custody after leading police on a chase through two Florida cities early Sunday morning. Police say 41-year-old Juan Carlos Cardoso tried to dig a hole into a Verizon...

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<![CDATA[Ebola Nurse "In No Way Careless"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:29:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amber-Vinson-1200x675.jpg
The family of Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson released a statement Sunday, saying the Dallas nurse had not been careless in the days preceding her diagnosis. The 29-year-old nurse had cared for Ebola...

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<![CDATA[Festival Head Takes Reporter's Mic]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:40:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NECN_101914_pumpkinfestcoordinator_1200x675_344942147824.jpg
While confrontations between police and crowds were taking place during the Keene Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire, a reporter and the festival's organizer had a spat on

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<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Skids on Wet Roads, Deflects Off Car: Fire Department]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:17:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Haddam+Motorcycle+Crash+Edited.jpg
A motorcyclist was injured after slipping on slick roads Saturday afternoon and crashing in Haddam, fire officials said.

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<![CDATA[Talcott Mountain State Park At Capacity]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:04:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/101914+Fall+Foliage+Edited.jpg
Sunday has been a beautiful day for leaf peeping, so much so that Talcott Mountain State Park was full in the afternoon as droves of people took to the trails on the brisk, sunny autumn day.

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<![CDATA["You Can't Be Afraid": Dallas Takes Ebola in Stride]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:56:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP705583008842.jpg
Nearly three weeks after Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital with Ebola, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was standing at the hospital’s entrance taping a promotion video for...

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<![CDATA[Crews Put Out Fire in Woodbridge]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:20:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/101914+Woodbridge+Fire+Edited.jpg
Crews are on scene at a working fire on Acorn Hill Road in Woodbridge, police said.

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<![CDATA[UConn Police Alert Students About Dorm Burglary]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:36:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/uconn+campus+generic2.jpg
UConn police are investigating a burglary that happened overnight into Sunday at a campus dorm.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Cumberland Farms Robbery]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:36:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willimantic+police+car+crop.jpg
Willimantic police are investigating an overnight armed robbery that happened at the Cumberland Farms convenience store on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Coldest Air of the Season Moves In]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:32:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sunflower+Frost.jpg
Freeze warnings will be in effect overnight in inland portions of the state and there will be frost advisories along the shoreline, according to NBC Connecticut First Alert Meteorologist Darren Sweeney.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Bridgeport Homicide ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:13:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+police+generic.jpg
A man was killed during an altercation in Bridgeport on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Fatal Crash]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:40:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stamford+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash in Stamford that happened Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Man Injured After 30-Foot Fall at Waterfall]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:16:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Enders+State+Forest+Waterfall+edited.jpg
Life Star has been called to Enders State Forest in Granby, where a mission is underway to rescue a male who fell.

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<![CDATA[Woman Rescued From Chimney]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:29:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*126/woman+rescued.JPG
A woman allegedly attempting to burglarize a two-story home in Thousand Oaks, California, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a chimney Sunday morning. The woman was about eight feet...

Photo Credit: Ventura County Fire Department/Mike Lindbery]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shot in Car in Hartford: Cops]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:29:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/101914+Hartford+Shooting+Edited.jpg
A man was shot inside his car on his driveway in Hartford early Sunday morning, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Willimantic Store Robbery]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:44:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/willimantic+police+car+crop.jpg
Police are investigating a convenience store robbery that happened Saturday night in Willimantic.]]>
<![CDATA[Keene Cleans Up After Riots]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:52:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Keene+Riot+Cleanup.jpg
Keene State College students are trying to clean up their campus after the annual pumpkin festival in the New Hampshire city turned into mayhem Saturday. "We're out here trying to fix the Keene State...]]>
<![CDATA[Shell Fishing Ban Lifted After Bridgeport Factory Fire]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:21:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Bridgeport+fire+912+b.JPG
The shell fishing ban in the Bridgeport area has been lifted following last month's factory fire.

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian, 39, Critically Injured in Crash]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:50:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwich+Police.jpg
A 39-year-old pedestrian is in critical condition after she was hit by a car in Norwich on Saturday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Rollover Crash Results in Minor Injuries]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:11:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/101914+I91SB+Crash+edited.jpg
Emergency crews are at the scene of a rollover crash in South Windsor on Interstate 91 South.

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The NBC Connecticut Debate Preview]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:09:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/visconti+foley+malloy+decision.jpg
One this week's episode of NBC Connecticut's "Decision 2014," we preview the upcoming NBC Connecticut Gubernatorial Forum.

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<![CDATA[Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Draws Thousands]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:03:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford_Cancer_Walk_2014.jpg
Thousands of people from across Connecticut are coming together Sunday to help out with the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Crashes Into Hardware Store]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:29:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wallingford+Car+Into+Store+Edited.jpg
A car crashed into a hardware store in Wallingford late Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Remains Found in Search for Student]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:50:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hannah+graham+triple+photo.jpg
Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered. Investigators also interviewed residents in the area Sunday,...
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<![CDATA[Owner Sold Heroin out of Store: PD]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:06:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stop-and-Save-Heroin-Bust.jpg
A New Jersey grocery store owner was arrested for allegedly selling heroin out of his business. State Police raided the Stop and Save Market in Pleasantville, New Jersey Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Man Killed by Flying Tow Hook]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:20:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/farm_generic.jpg
A Delaware man was killed Saturday after he was impaled by a tow hook that crashed through the windshield of a tractor trailer he was in. Another man was trying to tow his tractor-trailer out of a muddy...

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<![CDATA[New Britain Man Arrested in Stabbing: Cops]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:54:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NB+mug+-+Cousin+resized.jpg
New Britain police have arrested a 56-year-old man charged with stabbing another while they were both volunteering at an event.

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<![CDATA[30 Injured in Chaos at Pumpkin Fest]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:35:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Keene+Riot+Aftermath.jpg
Riot crews were out in full force twice Saturday during a pumpkin festival near Keene State College in New Hampshire after an afternoon party got out of control and raucous crowds returned at
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<![CDATA[Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Released]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:18:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uconn+health+center+smoke.jpg
The UConn Health Center treated and released a patient with potential Ebola symptoms Friday night after determining that the person does not have the virus.

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<![CDATA[ Police Arrest Serial Burglary Suspect ]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:07:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Girard+Mug+Shot+Edited.jpg
Police have arrested a suspected serial burglar who targeted several homes and cars the past few months in the Tariffville section of Simsbury.

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<![CDATA[Inheritance Dispute May Have Sparked Arson Incident]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:03:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/higganum+house+fire.jpg
An inheritance dispute may have led a former state trooper to burn down his brother's house in the Higganum village of Haddam on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Duncan's Fiancée Releases Statement]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:24:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/141001-thomas-eric-duncan-cropped-02_38940a433d65a2b3f4b944bdd2a083bf.nbcnews-fp-320-240.jpg
The first group of people exposed to Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die from Ebola in the United States, will no longer be considered at risk for the Ebola virus at midnight on Sunday. After three weeks]]>
<![CDATA[University of New Haven Students Clean Up the Neighborhood]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:10:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UNH_Students_Clean_Up_Streets_1200x675_344920643720.jpg
University of New Haven students clean up West Haven.]]>
<![CDATA[Therapy Dog Walk-a-Thon Benefits Charity for Sandy Hook Victim]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:10:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Charlotte+Bacon+Walk+Edited.jpg
Therapy dogs are there to help people in need and on Saturday their work will be celebrated in a walk-a-thon to benefit the charity honoring Charlotte Bacon, one of the students killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy....

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