<![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-usTue, 22 Aug 2017 18:52:03 -0400Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:52:03 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HRRR+COVER+PHOTO.png
Our team of meteorologists have issued a First Alert for strong to severe thunderstorms tonight.
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<![CDATA[Suffield Woman Dropped Baby to Attack Boyfriend: Police]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:23:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rodriguez-jesaidal.jpg
A Suffield woman is accused of dropping her baby on the hood of a police cruiser in order to hit her boyfriend while he was speaking to officers who were responding to a 911 hang-up call Monday evening.

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<![CDATA[Afghan Taliban 'Happy to Continue' War After Trump Vows Win]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:35:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-817801856.jpg
The Taliban had called for special prayers prior to President Donald Trump's Monday night speech, hoping he would announce complete withdrawal in Afghanistan, members of the group told NBC News.Trump ended up...

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<![CDATA[New Haven Barber Offers Haircuts Out Of Mobile Shop]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:49:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New-Haven-Mobile-Barber-Shop.jpg
What once was a shuttle for senior citizens is now a one-of-a-kind barber shop on wheels in New Haven.

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<![CDATA[Man Exposing Himself at Skate Park Causes Disturbance]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:33:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs14.jpg
A belligerent man is accused of starting altercations with multiple people at a skate park in Bristol before exposing himself to a large group of adult and children.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots Thank Trump for WH Visit With Super Bowl Ring]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:11:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Robert+Kraft+and+Donald+Trump.jpg
President Donald Trump has made no secret about being a New England Patriots fan, now he has the hardware to cement the relationship — a Super Bowl ring.Trump is the proud owner of a custom New England...

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<![CDATA[Person Trapped Under Concrete Equipment in Goshen]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Goshen-Wellsford-Drive-Construction-Entrapment.jpg
A person was trapped under construction equipment in Goshen on Tuesday, dispatch said.

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<![CDATA[7-Year-Old Helped Save Toddler Left in Hot Van]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:15:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East-Windsor-Baby-Left-in-Car.jpg
A 7-year-old girl is being credited for helping to avert tragedy by noticing a toddler who was left alone in a hot van in East Windsor and alerting her mother, who then called police.

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<![CDATA[Quinnipiac Students to Live in Senior Living and Retirement Home ]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:02:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Quinnipiac+University+students+live+in+assisted+living.jpg
While most college students choose to live on campus or in an off-campus apartment with their friends, Quinnipiac students Kevin Currie and Sarah Cullen are opting to live at Masonicare Ashlar Village,...

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<![CDATA[Sex Offender Thought He Was Meeting Teen: Police ]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:57:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Keith+Dubin+Southington+mug+shot.jpg
A registered sex offender has been arrested on new charges, including attempt to possess child pornography, after he tried to meet up with a person he thought was a 14-year old boy, according to Southington...

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<![CDATA[East Hartford Man Accused of Stealing from Hamden Company]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:25:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Edwin+Doss+Hamden+mug+shot.jpg
An East Hartford man is accused of committing a burglary at JLS Paving in Hamden.

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<![CDATA[Greenwich Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:26:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gookool.JPG
Connecticut State Police have arrested a Greenwich man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in North Canaan, and this is not the first time the suspect has been charged with sexual assault.

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<![CDATA[Backyard Poultry Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 9 in CT]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:01:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/backyard-chicken-122611.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella connected to backyard poultry and there have been nine reported cases in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Police Recover 9 Stolen Cars, Arrest 2 Juveniles]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:35:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+police+stolen+vehicle+arrests.jpg
Hartford police said they found nine stolen cars and arrested two juveniles Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Service Restored After Water Main Break in West Hartford]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:59:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEST-HARTFORD-WATER-MAIN-BREAK.jpg
Water service to 17 West Hartford homes has been restored after a 6-inch water main break on Crosshill Road early Tuesday sent water gushing down the street, temporarily flooding the road before crews were able...

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<![CDATA[Man Who Shot Would-Be Car Thief Arrested on Drug Charges: PD]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:42:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
A Ridgefield man accused of shooting a teen who was allegedly trying to steal a car from his driveway has been charged in connection with the shooting, as well as drug charges after police said they found...

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<![CDATA[New York Man Suspected in Several Connecticut Bank Robberies Arrested]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:17:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Alpha+Jalloh+Westport+mug+shot.jpg
A New York man suspected of robbing banks in Westport, Darien, Waterbury and Pawtucket, Rhode Island was arrested after a traffic stop in New York.

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<![CDATA[Man Threatens to Kill Girlfriend in Front of 10-Year-Old: PD]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:33:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/David-Perez.jpg
Stamford police have arrested a man accused of driving under the influence with his girlfriend’s 10-year-old son in the car, then strangling and threatening to kill his girlfriend during a subsequent argument in...

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<![CDATA[2 Seriously Injured in Crash on Route 5/15 in Berlin]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:03:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BERLIN-CRASH.jpg
Two people were seriously injured in a two-car crash on Route 5/15 in Berlin Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Bail Reform: The Justice System Turns to Algorithms]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jail+Cell.PNG
Counties around the country are using “risk assessment tools” to help them decide which suspects should remain behind bars, as some states have found that the bail system discriminates against the poor, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Major Renovation Project Gets Underway at West Haven High]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:18:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+high+school+generic.jpg
West Haven High School is about to get a facelift.

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<![CDATA[Driver Charged with DUI After Hitting State Police Cruiser]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ANTHONY-Waiters.jpg
A state trooper was injured when a drunk driver crashed into a cruiser pulled over on Carrington Road (Route 69) in Bethany Tuesday, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Left in Unattended Van in East Windsor: PD]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:31:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gloria-Sanchez-Cerritos-Juan-Sanchez-Cerritos.jpg
The mother and uncle of a 16-month-old baby girl left unattended in a van with the windows up in East Windsor on Monday have been arrested, police said.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Untimely Death in Milford]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:42:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police_Investigation_Underway_in_Milford.jpg
Milford police are investigating an untimely death, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

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<![CDATA[Solar Eclipse 2017 and What to Expect in Connecticut]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:27:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eclipse+lunar.jpg
A rare total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States for the first time in 99 years. In fact, the total solar eclipse will be the first in the continental United States sine 1979!
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<![CDATA[33 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:09:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SEPTA+Norristown+HSL+Crash+Skycam+Shot.jpg
A high-speed train barreled into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operatorSoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority...

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<![CDATA[Hiring Boom Seen in Southeastern Connecticut]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:01:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Davis-Standard.jpg
The southeastern part of Connecticut is employing at a faster rate than the rest of the state, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.

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<![CDATA[Malloy's Education Cuts Trickle Down to School Districts]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:57:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Glastonbury-Public-Schools.jpg
One hundred thirty-nine of the state's 167 school systems will see either eliminated or reduced funds from the state as a result of Governor Dannel Malloy's executive order running the state in the absence of a...

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<![CDATA[Your Local Solar Eclipses Parties and Events]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:39:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/total+solar+eclipse.jpg
Don’t get left in the dark this solar eclipse. Check out your local solar eclipse viewing party and remember to be safe as you view this exciting natural phenomena.

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<![CDATA[The War in Afghanistan: By the Numbers]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:47:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Afghanistan-US-troops-2017.jpg
The 16-year conflict in Afghanistan has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, as NBC News reports, and it has now spread across three presidential administrations. Then-President Barack Obama ended...

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