<![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 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:38:28 -0400 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:38:28 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Car Reverses 200 Feet Into Bloomfield Condo]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:09:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bloomfield+car+vs+building.JPG
A driver was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after reversing 200 feet across the lawn outside a Bloomfield apartment complex and smashing into a first-floor bedroom.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Court Says Teen Must Continue Chemo at Hospital]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:35:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cassandra+c+jackie+fortin+edit.jpg
A teenager taken into Connecticut state custody and forced to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma against her wishes hoped of leaving the hospital to finish her treatments, but that will not happen. ]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Mandatory Water Restrictions]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:46:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/03-26-2015-sierra-snowpack-drought-467199106_master-%287%29.jpg
For the first time in state history, cities and towns across California must implement mandatory restrictions to reduce water use during the fourth consecutive year of drought under an executive order announced...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Owner of Mystic Pizza Owes Feds $234K in Taxes: Officials]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:05:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mystic+pizza.jpg
The owner of Mystic Pizza, the restaurant made famous by a 1988 movie of the same name, has pleaded guilty in federal court after skirting income taxes and funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into...

Photo Credit: Timothy Valentine/Flickr]]>
<![CDATA[1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Fiery Hartford Crash]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:07:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mather+Street+crash+1200.jpg
A 40-year-old man is dead and three others are hospitalized after two cars collided Tuesday in a fiery crash in Hartford's North End.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Abused Pit Bull Will Need $2,500 in Surgery]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:54:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Angela+Caffrey.jpg
Authorities have arrested a New Britain woman and expect to charge her boyfriend after animal control found their pit bull suffering serious injuries that will cost more than $2,500 to treat, according...

Photo Credit: New Britain Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Teen Caught "Catfishing" at Least 20 People: Police]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:55:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eddie+matos.jpg
A Hartford teen and Glastonbury High School student is facing charges after posing as a young girl and “catfishing” nearly two dozen other people, many of them teenagers, convincing them to send naked pictures...]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Killed in Murder-Suicide by Chainsaw: ME]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:56:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/178*120/Lower+Moreland+Home.JPG
A Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, man choked his estranged wife and used a chainsaw to kill her before ending his own life with the machine, the county coroner ruled Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bunnies Abandoned in Wallingford]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:16:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rabbits+dumped+in+Wallingford+1200.jpg
Someone has abandoned domestic bunnies in Wallingford for the second time in several months and animal control is trying to determine who is doing it and get them to stop.

Photo Credit: Wallingford Animal Control
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Taken to Burn Unit After East Hartland Fire]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:56:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Hartland+fire+1200.jpg
One person has been taken to the Bridgeport Burn Unit after a fire at a woodworking shop in East Hartland on Wednesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Had Gun, Cash & 100 Bags of Heroin: Police]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:15:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+hartford+police+generic.JPG
West Hartford police stopped a man on Interstate 84 on Monday night and said they found around 100 bags of heroin, a loaded 40 cal. Handgun and thousands of dollars.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[3 Men Break Into Burlington Home, Attack Resident: Cops]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:30:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/burlington+incident.jpg
State police are searching for three men who broke into a home on Lake Street in Burlington and attacked a resident Wednesday afternoon.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Bratton Blasts Cop in Tirade Video]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:03:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/uber+rant.jpg
The police officer seen on video apparently verbally abusing an Uber driver in an at-times xenophobic roadside tirade in the West Village earlier this week has been placed on modified duty and transferred...

Photo Credit: Sanjay Seth]]>
<![CDATA[New Milford High Students Dismissed After Bomb Threat ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:27:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/classroom5.jpg
Students at New Milford High School have been dismissed early because of a bomb threat.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Rifles Seized After Man Threatens Neighbor: Police]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:11:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Windsor+rifles+1200+.jpg
East Windsor police arrested a man and seized several guns after responding to a report that a man was threatening a neighbor with a rifle.

Photo Credit: East Windsor Police ]]>
<![CDATA[55-Year-Old Man Injured in Norwalk Hit-and-Run]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:02:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police+investigate+hit+and+run+in+Norwalk.JPG
Police say they've spoken with the driver who hit a 55-year-old man in Norwalk, then fled the scene Wednesday morning and expect to file charges soon.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Police Nab Suspect in Cumberland Farms Robbery]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:46:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1318124125.jpg
Police arrested a man Wednesday who is accused of robbing a Cumberland Farms in Naugatuck.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Destroys East Hartford Mobile Home]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:48:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire in East Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Family of Missing Man Continues to Fight Defamation Lawsuit]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:53:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Billy+Smolinski+722.jpg
Nearly 11 years since the disappearance of a 31-year-old Waterbury man, his mother and sister will return to court in late April to fight a defamation lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend with an appeal that...]]>
<![CDATA[2015 April Fools' Day Pranks: Selfie Car, Twelfie Stick and More]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:51:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/selfie+car.JPG
Celebrities and companies did not disappoint this April Fools’ Day. Some unique pranks surfaced this year that consumers may not have noticed. Here's a look at some of the most creative.
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story on our mobile site.]]>
<![CDATA[Governor Announces Almost $14 Million in Budget Cuts]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:45:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy2.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced millions of dollars in new budget cuts to help deal with a projected deficit.

Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA[No Evidence of Arson at Hartford Apartment Fire]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:17:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+inside+Bellevue+Street+in+hartford+1200.jpg
Officials are investigating a suspicious late-night fire at an apartment complex in the city's North End in Hartford that displaced more than 20 people, including a dozen children, but said there is no physical...

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Smoking Caused Fire That Injured 1: Officials]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:02:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Clinton+fire+on+Hammock+Road+1200.jpg
One person was injured in a house fire in Clinton on Wednesday morning and the cause was smoking-related, according to fire officials.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[2 Charged in Hartford Cold-Case Murder]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:15:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+barracks1.jpg
State police have arrested two men suspected of being involved in a 2009 murder in Hartford.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Project to Widen I-84 in Waterbury Begins]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:03:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/I84+Widening+Project+1200.jpg
Crews broke ground Wednesday on a project to widen Interstate 84 in Waterbury, where traffic is often congested.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[10-Year-Old Bridgeport Boy Reported Missing]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:34:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Everton+Mahoney+Jr.+1200.jpg
Police have issued a Silver Alert for a 10-year-old Bridgeport boy who has been reported missing.

Photo Credit: Silver Alert]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Stole Almost $1K Worth of Michael Kors Bags: Cops]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:05:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael+Kors+bag.jpg
Milford police have arrested a woman who is accused of stealing several Michael Kors purses from a local Macy’s.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Scene of Minor Crash in New Britain Clear ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:51:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crash+at+Arch+and+Wallace+Streets+in+New+Britain+1200.jpg
The Arch and Wallace streets intersection in New Britain was closed for a brief time on Wednesday morning after a minor crash.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Darien Water Main Break Causing Delays ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:38:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/water-main-break-generic-dfw.jpg
Police are responding to a water main break in Darien that could cause delays on the morning commute.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Police: Nothing Suspicious About Untimely Death in Southington]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:33:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SOUTHINGTON+untimely.jpg
Police responded to a home on Woodruff Street in Southington on Tuesday night to investigate an untimely death and have determined there is nothing suspicious or criminal about it.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Danbury High School Science Teacher Charged With Sex Assault]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:38:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kayla+mooney+2.jpg
A 24-year-old science teacher at Danbury High School has been charged with sexual assault and providing alcohol to a minor, according to police.

Photo Credit: Danbury Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Woodbury Dad Accused of Assaulting 11-Week-Old Girl]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:23:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Home00000000.jpg
The long-term brain function of a baby girl who police say was assaulted by her father is "still uncertain," according to court paperwork.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Pair Accused of Stealing Car in Bridgeport]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:53:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+police+generic+1.JPG
Police in Hamden have arrested a man and woman accused of stealing a car over the weekend in Bridgeport.]]>
<![CDATA[Bristol Plans to Redesign Busy Intersection]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:58:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bristol+intersection+redesign.jpg
Plans are underway to redesign a Bristol intersection that's been deemed unsafe, but it would mean knocking down buildings and forcing out homeowners.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Dies in Police Custody]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:28:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Phillip-White.jpg
Officials are investigating the death of a New Jersey man who died while in police custody Tuesday. The man, identified as Phillip White, was arrested at a home on the 100 block of Grape Street in Vineland, New...]]>
<![CDATA[Traffic Getting by on Route 8 South in Naugatuck]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:56:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/route+8+naugatuck.jpg
Route 8 southbound is closed in Naugatuck while emergency crews respond to a crash on the highway, according to state police.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Found With Chainsaw Wounds]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:09:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/178*120/Lower+Moreland+Home.JPG
A teenage boy found his parents dead with wounds from a chainsaw inside a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, home Tuesday, police said. The 14-year-old boy called police around 12:50 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors Warn Parents About Giving Melatonin to Kids]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:32:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/melatoninpic00000000.jpg
As parents struggle to get kids to sleep, some turn to melatonin, but doctors warn that there is not enough research on the product.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Coach Kevin Ollie to Boycott Final Four]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:58:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ollie+uconn+against+bryant.jpg
UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not travel to Indianapolis for the Final Four as planned in light of the governor’s executive order that bans all state official travel to Indiana.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>