<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usFri, 28 Oct 2016 08:24:35 -0400Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:24:35 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dog Helps Alert Portland Family When Fire Breaks Out]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:18:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Indian+Hill+Avenue+Portland.JPG
A Portland family is OK after their dog, and smoke detectors, alerted them about a fire.

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<![CDATA[Bristol Senate Race Pivotal to Senate Control]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:04:59 -0400
In some ways, the race for the 31st Senate district that includes Bristol, Plainville, Harwinton, Plymouth and Thomaston, includes a pair of relative newcomers.]]>
<![CDATA[Biden Said to Be Considered for Sec. of State if Clinton Win]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:32:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ClintonBiden-AP_16228679390421.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden is under consideration for secretary of state if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, a trusted source confirmed to NBC News Thursday night.Politico first reported that Biden is...

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<![CDATA[Safe Pumpkin Carving Techniques for Halloween Weekend]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:23:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PumpkinSafety1027_MP4-147765593219300001.jpg
With Halloween upon us, here are some tips for avoiding pumpkin-carving injuries, from orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Gregory Sobol.]]>
<![CDATA[Cleveland Gives Tickets to Young Cubs Fan Knocked Out During Game 1]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:20:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wallach+world+series+thumb.jpg
The Cleveland Indians have given a young Cubs fans who was accidentally knocked out by an Indians fan at the start of Game 1 tickets to see Game 3 of the World Series, the boy's family said.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn of Water Department Imposters in Waterbury]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Waterbury+water+bureau.JPG
Waterbury police are investigating reports of imposters posing as city water department employees and they are asking residents to contact authorities if someone shows up at your house and doesn’t have a marked...

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<![CDATA[Children's Riding Vehicles Recalled]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:01:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/peg-perego-recall.jpg
About 3,000 Peg Perego children's riding vehicles have been recalled due to fire and burn hazards.Peg Perego recalled the battery-operated Polaris Sportsman vehicle after reports that a circuit board can fail...

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<![CDATA[Russia Gets Hacked, Revealing Putin Aide's Secrets]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:38:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/putin-aide.jpg
Ukrainian group Cyber Hunta released hacked emails from the office of one of Putin’s top aides Vladislav Surkov, which reveal Russia’s involvement in the separatist movement in Ukraine, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Labor Union Leader Resigns Amid Controversial Dr. Petit Ad]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:50:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/petit+super+pac+ad+trump.jpg
The labor union leader responsible for the ad that urged voters to "Stop Donald Trump and Republican Dr. William Petit's attack on women and families" has resigned.

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<![CDATA[First Accumulating Snowfall of Fall 2016]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:23:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pumpkin+snow+1200.jpg
The first accumulating snow of the fall of 2016 is here some Connecticut residents have been glad to welcome an early taste of winter.

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<![CDATA[Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Activists Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:51:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DAKOTA_AP_16301812947655.jpg
Authorities had arrested 141 people who were protesting a controversial North Dakota oil pipeline early on Friday, NBC News reported.The arrests came after a more than six-hour standoff over the stretch...

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck on Berlin Turnpike in Newington]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:48:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/berlin-turnpike-crash.jpg
The Berlin Turnpike going southbound in Newington was shut down after a pedestrian was struck by a car on Thursday night, police said.

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<![CDATA[Cars Destroyed in Garage Fire in East Windsor]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Garage+fire+destroys+cars+in+East+Windsor.JPG
At least one car was destroyed and several others appear to be damaged after fire broke out at a detached garage in East Windsor Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Mystic Man Questions Fitness Tracker’s Durability]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:08:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fitbit-arm-finger.jpg
What happens when your fitness tracker can't keep up with you?

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<![CDATA[Small Businesses Targeting Outside of Downtown Mystic]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Small_Business_Targeting_Outside_Downtown_Mystic_1200x675_795400259902.jpg
Downtown Mystic is known for the shopping, restaurants and being an all-around destination. But some new store owners said they're targeting the blocks just outside Main Street.]]>
<![CDATA[Science Explains Why Fear Can Be Fun]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/NC_fear1027_1920x1080.jpg
Every year around Halloween, millions of people all across the country pay to have other people scare the living daylights out of them, leading us to ask one very important question: Why?

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<![CDATA[SUV Runs Into Westport Building]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:58:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Westport-Car-Into-Building.jpg
An SUV ran into a Westport store on Thursday afternoon, the fire department said.

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<![CDATA[US Brothers Released After Tunisia Terrorism Probe]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:52:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/jendouba+Tunisia+map.jpg
Two American brothers arrested in Tunisia on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization were released without charge Thursday, NBC News reported.Officials interrogated the brothers — both aged in their...

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<![CDATA[Crash Closes Route 118 in Litchfield]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:13:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-crop.jpg
Route 118, or East Street, in Litchfield is closed in area of Wells Road after a crash.

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<![CDATA[Men Charged With Hate Crime After Shouting Racial Slurs at Airport: Police]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nicholas+and+Anthony+Diorio.jpg
State police arrested two men who are accused of shouting racial slurs at a family at Bradley Airport early this morning.

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<![CDATA[Putin Praises Trump, Denies Meddling in US Election]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:12:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/putin3.jpg
Russian President Vladimir Putin, while continuing to deny the Kremlin has sought to meddle in the United States election, praised Donald Trump on Thursday for energizing American voters "tired of the elites,"...

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<![CDATA[2 Arrested in Hartford Sizzurp Bust]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:34:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+Sizzurp+bust.jpg
Hartford police arrested two men during a Sizzurp bust in Hartford after a month-long investigation.

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<![CDATA[Coast Guard Seizes Nearly Three Tons of Cocaine]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:16:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10-27-16-coast-guard-coke-seizure1.jpg
US Coast Guardsmen seized more than 5,600 pounds of cocaine and arrested five suspected drug smugglers in the Pacific Ocean off the Central American coast, and plan to offload 39,000 pounds of the contraband on...

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<![CDATA[Fire in Heater Prompts Evacuation of Bank in Bristol]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:40:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/United+Bank+Bristol.jpg
Employees of a Bristol bank were evacuated on Thursday afternoon when a small fire broke out in a heater.

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<![CDATA[ISIS Forcing Civilians to Be Human Shields in Mosul: Reports]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:04:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16301520674555.jpg
ISIS is reportedly forcing civilians living in their self-declared caliphate to move to Mosul, in what appears to be preparation to use them as human shields ahead of a planned allied assault on the city.The...

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<![CDATA[Voters More Worried About Drug Prices Than Obamacare]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obamacare2.jpg
Health care does not rank among voters' top issues and when asked about health priorities for the next president and Congress to address fewer people mentioned repealing Obamacare or weakening the law than other...

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<![CDATA[Halloween-Ready Richard Sherman: 'I'm Definitely a Wizard']]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:44:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2016-10-27+at+8.57.36+AM.png
Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman cast a spell over the press conference Wednesday, when he dressed as a Gryffindor and claimed he was a wizard. Clad in a robe and a red and gold tie, The NFL...

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Hacked Memo Reinforces Worst Perception of Clintons]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:58:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BClintonGettyImages-609580674.jpg
A 2011 memo from Douglas Band, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton, makes the case that his "multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity" and "detailed a circle of enrichment," the...

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<![CDATA[Murray or Hanks? Oil or Paint? Images Befuddle the Internet]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:04:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/https___blueprint-api-production_s3_amazonaws_com_uploads_card_image_260405_Screen_Shot_2016-10-26_at_11_16_48.png
Last year, it was a photo of a dress that left viral internet watchers questioning their color perception. Today, it’s a picture of actor Bill Murray with a crying toddler and a photo of paint-spattered...

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