<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:05:42 -0400 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:05:42 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Beautiful Weather to End the Work Week]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:37:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/beach+and+boating+forecast+july+31.JPG
Friday is a splendid end to the work week. Not only will the humidity be gone, but lots of sunshine is also expected and it will still be very warm, with temperatures well into the 80s.]]>
<![CDATA[Lightning Strike Sparks 3-Alarm Fire at Danbury Condos]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:42:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/danbury+lightning+strike+condo+fire.jpg
A three-alarm fire damaged nine condo units on Candelight Drive in Danbury after lightning struck the complex Thursday evening, according to fire officials at the scene.

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<![CDATA[Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:13:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_254955025470.jpg
The airplane fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from a Boeing 777 — the same as missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 — sources told NBC News on Thursday. The barnacle-covered plane piece...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Touching Himself at Lake Compounce]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:51:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tyler+bhulai.jpg
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of touching himself at the Lake Compounce water park while thousands of guests, including children, were visiting the park.

Photo Credit: Southington Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Cop With Cancer Named Honorary Captain of Connecticut Tigers]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:39:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CancerCopBaseballPic00000000.jpg
A detective sergeant from Norwich forced to retire because of his cancer diagnosis has been named honorary captain of the Connecticut Tigers.]]>
<![CDATA[Cat Dies in West Haven Fire, Firefighter Suffers Heat Exhaustion]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:45:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+kitchen+fire.jpg
One cat was killed, another was rescued a firefighter suffered heat exhaustion after flames broke out at a West Haven home Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Southbury Officials Concerned Over Rope Swing Injuries]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:16:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southbury+rope+swing.jpg
Swimming holes and rope swings might be quintessential icons of summer, but they're the stuff of frustration for Southbury officials after two people were injured jumping from them in recent weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HeatAtTheVibes073015.jpg
Tens of thousands people are descending on Seaside Park in Bridgeport for the annual Gathering of the Vibes musical festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Interstate 95 South Reopens in East Lyme]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/95+old+lyme.JPG
Interstate 95 southbound has reopened in East Lyme following a crash Thursday night.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Kidnapper's Sister Files FBI Suit]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:46:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hannah-Dimaggio-File-Pic.jpg
The sister of James DiMaggio, the man who kidnapped San Diego teen Hannah Anderson and killed her family, claims FBI agents used excessive and unjustified forcing in killing her brother after his actions spurred...]]>
<![CDATA[Replica of Spanish Galleon Moored in New London]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:02:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TallShipPic00000000.jpg
With six miles of lines it takes three hours to set sail aboard El Galeon, so the imperial Spanish galleon replica will be in New London for a while.]]>
<![CDATA[Southbury's Spruce Brook Bridge Closed for Repairs]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:05:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southbury+spruce+brook+bridge.jpg
A portion of Spruce Brook Road in Southbury will be closed until sometime in August to allow the bridge spanning Transylvania Brook to be replaced.

Photo Credit: Town of Southbury]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find Torso in New Haven Building Amid Body Part Probe]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:53:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Investigation+on+George+Street+New+Haven.jpg
Police have found a torso in a vacant building almost two weeks after finding two dismembered legs and two arms in New Haven, Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding, Lots of Lightning]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:21:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trout+brook+drive+weha+flooding+edit.jpg
A line of storms brought torriential rain, lots of lightning and thunder and even some flooding to parts of the state Thursday evening.

Photo Credit: Michael Slifer
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<![CDATA[Silver Alert Canceled for 81-Year-Old Man From East Lyme]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:29:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/robert+maurice.JPG
Police have canceled the Silver Alert for 81-year-old Robert Maurice. Authorities have not said where he was found or released any details.

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Killer Sentenced in Slayings of Men on Cold Case Cards]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cold+case+playing+card+comrie+benitez.jpg
A Hartford man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison in connection with the slayings of two men featured on the state's Cold Case Playing Cards.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Chief Evaluating Training After Dispatcher Hung Up on Caller]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:21:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-450964700.jpg
The chief of the Albuquerque Fire Department said he is examining training procedures after a dispatcher hung up on a 911 caller seeking help for a 17-year-old who was dying after being shot last...]]>
<![CDATA[California Couple Secretly Marries at Disneyland]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:55:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/190*120/lexemilydisneyland.jpg
Oakland residents Lex Emmanuel and Emily Rose successfully held a secret wedding in Disneyland.

Photo Credit: Carlos Fundora]]>
<![CDATA[Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Is Dead: Afghan Official]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:07:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP120428025635.jpg
The Afghan government announced Wednesday that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead. "I can confirm that Mullah Omar is dead," the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security Abdul...

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<![CDATA[Climate Change Could Be Culprit in Rise of Legionnaires' Cases]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:10:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP11081819071.jpg
The number of reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease is on the rise in the United States and researchers say the increase could be partly a result of climate change. More than three times as many cases...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended Without Pay]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:42:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dan+nolan+hartford+fire.jpg
Hartford Fire Department Deputy Chief Dan Nolan has been suspended 30 days without pay in connection with his fiery testimony before a panel investigating issues within the department, including the death...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Respond to Crash on I-395 in Norwich]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:18:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
State police are responding to a crash on Interstate 395 south in Norwich, and the Department of Transportation reports the highway is closed.

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<![CDATA[Number of NYC Legionnaires' Cases Rises Amid Deadly Outbreak]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:48:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly four dozen people have gotten sick amid what the Health Department has described as an "unusual" spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx, officials said Thursday, adding 15 cases to the total...

Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library]]>
<![CDATA[Grieving Friend of Man Killed at Traffic Stop: 'Our Lives Matter']]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:07:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_944772135737.jpg
A longtime friend of Samuel Dubose, the unarmed black man shot to death by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop, says he hopes the killing will show the world that "our...]]>
<![CDATA[2nd Arrest in Danbury Pet Store Animal Cruelty Case]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/richard+doyle+kathy+seton+danbury.jpg
Police have arrested a second person in connection with an animal cruelty case at a Danbury pet store after two animals were denied emergency care and euthanized.

Photo Credit: Danbury Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Planned Parenthood Reports Second Website Attack]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:36:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Planned-Parenthood-NYC-Generic.jpg
Planned Parenthood said electronic traffic to its websites was snarled by computer hackers on Wednesday in the second cyber attack mounted against the healthcare organization this week, Reuters...

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<![CDATA[Route 44 Closed in Pomfret After Crash]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:49:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
Route 44 is closed between Murdock Road and Gary School Road in Pomfret following a crash, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Emergency Crews Respond to Vine Street in Hartford]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vine+Street+Hartford+investigation.jpg
First responders are at Vine Street in Hartford, but is it not clear what led to the response.]]>
<![CDATA[Despite Lower Unemployment, Many Millennials Still Staying at Home]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:21:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eneric+house.JPG
Employment among young people has bounced back from Great Recession lows, but you wouldn’t know it by their living arrangements, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Young people are more likely to live...

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<![CDATA[Teen Accused of Killing California 8-Year-Old Appears in Court]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:56:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/T48+SANTA+CRUZ+GIRL+VO+SOTVO+-+20021121.jpg
The Santa Cruz 15-year-old charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and raping an 8-year-old girl made his first court appearance on Thursday in a brief hearing. Adrian Jerry "AJ" Gonzalez was led into...
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<![CDATA[Island Scoured for MH370 Clues After Debris Washes Ashore]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:40:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482269752+%281%29.jpg
The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the Indian Ocean sparked an air, land and sea search, with investigators hoping to connect the debris to the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Alert Issued for 2 Missing Naugatuck Girls]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:51:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Annabella+Misteroni+and+Alyssa+Viveiros+.jpg
Police have issued Silver Alerts for two missing Naugatuck girls who might be together.

Photo Credit: Naugatuck Police]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate MDC Imposter Burglaries in Newington]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:41:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/newington+police+department.JPG
Newington police are issuing a warning after two elderly women became victims of burglars posing as water company workers.

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<![CDATA[Micropreemie Goes Home After 345 Days in NICU]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:04:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trevor_Frolek.jpg
Trevor Frolek was born a micropreemie, at just 23 weeks and weighing in at a little over a pound. After spending 345 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at a Fargo, North Dakota hospital, he is a smiling...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Frolek family]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged in Violent Weston Home Invasion]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:35:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Home-Invasion-Generic1.jpg
State police have arrested a man accused a man of a violent home invasion in Weston in June and said he forced a woman to the ground, restrained her and stole several pieces of jewelry.

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