<![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 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:33:55 -0400 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:33:55 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Culprit Confesses to Stealing Statue From Teen's Grave: Cops]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:31:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+cemetery+angel+grave.jpg
The family of a deceased person whose headstone was vandalized set up a camera to catch the culprit, and footage from this weekend shows a woman stealing a statue from the Middletown grave.

Photo Credit: Middletown Police Department/NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Former Bank Teller Steals $35K From Customers: Officials]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:21:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/cashwad.jpg
A former bank teller is facing charges after stealing more than $35,000 from the accounts of nine customers, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice.

Photo Credit: flickr/401(K) 2013 ]]>
<![CDATA[Meningitis Kills Georgetown Student]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:45:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_meningitis9.jpg
A Georgetown University nursing student died Tuesday after apparently battling a bout of meningitis, school officials say. Andrea Jaime, a sophomore at the School of Nursing and Health Studies, passed away at...

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<![CDATA[NY Man Charged in ISIS Plot: FBI]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:13:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mufid-elfgeeh.jpg
President Barack Obama told Americans Wednesday night that the United States will use airstrikes to take out ISIS "wherever they exist," in a major address to the nation laying out how his administration...]]>
<![CDATA[Killingly to Reconsider Mascot in Light of National Controversy]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:30:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Killingly00000000.jpg
The use of Native American references in team mascots isn't just a national debate – a number of local high schools are also joining the discussion, including the one in Killingly.]]>
<![CDATA[Remains Found in Vernon Are of Woman in Her 40s]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:15:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+remains+reconstruction+crop.jpg
Skeletal remains were found Wednesday in the area of 126 West Street in Vernon.

Photo Credit: Vernon Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Pays With Fake $100 Bill in Bridgeport: Police]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:04:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bridgeport+charles+rowe.jpg
A 26-year-old Brooklyn man is facing forgery charges after trying to use a fake $100 bill at a store in Bridgeport earlier this week.

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Berlin Police Push for New Headquarters]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:17:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/berlin+police+generic+1.JPG
Berlin police hope to break ground on a new headquarters next year, but opposition to the project is growing.]]>
<![CDATA[Student in Military Jacket Prompts Southington Lockdown: Police]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:19:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/91614+Southington+Lockdown+Edit.jpg
JFK Middle School in Southington was on lockdown Tuesday after a student in a military-style jacket prompted concerns from staff members, who called police to report a suspicious person at the school.

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<![CDATA[Cancer Alliance Moves Forward in Connecticut]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:21:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/HartfordCancerAlliancePic00000000.jpg
The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute is now the first certified member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, which means patients here in Connecticut will have an option to get cutting-edge...]]>
<![CDATA[Chris Christie Coming to Connecticut]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_chris_christie_nj_juramentado_st.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will travel to Connecticut next week to stump for Republicans running for office, sources close to Tom Foley's campaign told NBC Connecticut on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Hamden Woman Tied Up During Home Invasion]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:51:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+kaye+vue+drive+suspect.jpg
Just hours after a Hamden woman was tied and bound in her own apartment, another resident of the complex returned home to find her apartment had been ransacked.

Photo Credit: Hamden Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Tea Party Calls on Visconti to Drop Out of Race]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:40:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/visconti091614.jpg
Connecticut Tea Party leader Tanya Bachand has written an open letter to unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti, a Republican, calling on him to vacate the race.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Born to Boston Marathon Couple]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:33:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/baby44.jpg
Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon is opening Monday morning.

The Boston Athletic Association says that the online-only registration will open at 10 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Search Resumes for U.Va. Freshman]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:35:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hannah-Graham-image001.jpg
Police are studying new video of a missing University of Virginia student, hoping that the sighting outside a pub in Charlottesville will help them narrow their search. Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, who is...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Caught on Camera Stealing Statue From Gravesite]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:57:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+cemetery+thief+1.jpg
The family of a deceased person whose headstone was vandalized set up a camera to catch the culprit, and footage from this weekend shows a woman stealing a statue from the Middletown grave.

Photo Credit: Middletown Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect in Theft of Autistic Man's Money in Court]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:11:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Steven+St.+Jacques+birthday+money+burglary.jpg
Two gay men were attacked and robbed by a group of people in Philadelphia on Thursday in a possible hate crime, police said. Sources tell NBC10 the victims were walking when they were approached by a...

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Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com and Stamford Police]]>
<![CDATA[Police Want to ID Woman Who Fired Gun in Video]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BridgeportGunFire.jpg
Bridgeport police are trying to identify a woman who is seen firing a gun in a Facebook video.

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police]]>
<![CDATA[Wynn Resorts Wins Boston Casino License]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:27:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_casino36.jpg
Wynn Resorts' Everett, Massachusetts, proposal beat out Mohegan Sun's plan at Suffolk Downs in Revere.

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<![CDATA[Shelton Police Dog Retires ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:41:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christopher+Nugent+and+Jager+1200+new.jpg
Jager, a police dog that has been working with the Shelton Police Department since 2008, has retired.

Photo Credit: Shelton Police]]>
<![CDATA[Box Truck Rollover Closes I-95 North in Waterford]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:44:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/95+north+waterford+box+truck+ax+2.jpg
Interstate 95 northbound is closed in Waterford after a box truck rolled over on the highway, according to state police.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged in Theft of Construction Equipment]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:06:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs12.jpg
The Griswold man accused of stealing storm drain covers in Griswold, Lisbon and Plainfield is facing charges after reportedly confessing to the crime, police said.

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[Middletown Dance Team Wins National Championship]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:11:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cafferys+Dance+and+Gymnastics+School+Edit.jpg
A Connecticut team won That's Entertainment's national dance competition in early August at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Caffery's Dance and Gymnastics School ]]>
<![CDATA[2 Adults, 3 Children Affected by Middlefield Fire]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:07:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Firefighters from at least six departments responded to a two-alarm fire on Jackson Hill Road in Middlefield Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Danbury Hospital Sends Specimens to CDC for Enterovirus Testing]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:42:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/enterovirus_pkg_091314.jpg
Two Connecticut hospitals, including the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, are treating suspected cases Enterovirus D68, the mysterious respiratory illness that has hospitalized children in...]]>
<![CDATA[First Smashburger to Open in Waterford]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:54:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/smashburgerEDIT.jpg
The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut expects to open its first Smashburger in Waterford in December.]]>
<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailers Crash on I-95]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:07:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/91615+Tractor+Trailer+Crash.jpg
Two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 95 North in Fairfield near the Exit 22 service plaza.

Photo Credit: DOT]]>
<![CDATA[Police Seek Robber Who Shot Store Owner]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:12:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/91614+Bridgeport+Bank+Robbery+Edit.jpg
Bridgeport police are looking for a man who shot a business owner in the foot during an armed robbery at a Boston Avenue store Monday evening.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[2 Men Might Be Behind 6 Connecticut Bank Robberies: Police]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Haven+bank+robbery+1200+new.jpg
Police are searching for the two men in ski masks who robbed an East Haven bank at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon.

Photo Credit: West Haven Police]]>
<![CDATA[Same Men Might Be Behind 6 CT Bank Robberies ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:23:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/173*120/%5B715+Westville-Position8%5D20140627-161617.jpg
Police in several towns, as well as the FBI, are investigating.

Photo Credit: West Haven Police]]>
<![CDATA[New Jersey Drivers Detest Connecticut Drivers: Survey]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:27:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/driver-generic-01.jpg
When it comes to driving, we’re pretty rude in Connecticut, but drivers in 12 states are worse than we are, according to a new list from Insure.com.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate Car Break-in at Newington Gym]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:49:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Newington+Planet+Fitness+theft+1200.jpg
Newington police are investigating after someone smashed a car window at a gym last week and stole the victim’s purse.

Photo Credit: Newington Police]]>
<![CDATA[One Year Ago: 12 Killed in "Carnage" at D.C. Navy Yard]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:12:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2014-09-16_1107.jpg
News4's Mark Segraves spoke to Carl Hiott, the Park Police Officer who helped stop Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis one year ago.]]>
<![CDATA[I-95 Lane, Exit Closures Expected Due to Q-Bridge Project]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:28:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+q+bridge+rendering.jpg
Commuters can expect lane and exit ramp closures and traffic shifts on Interstate 95 southbound in New Haven overnight Tuesday and Thursday as crews get ready to dismantle the last piece of the Q-Bridge.

Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Tree Snaps Utility Pole in Killingworth]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:46:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/road_closed_generic_2.jpg
A portion of Schnoor Road in Killingworth is closed due to a fallen tree.]]>
<![CDATA[Accused New Britain Rapist Remains at Large: Police]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:40:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Antonio+Ponder+1200.jpg
New Britain police have identified the man accused of raping and robbing an 18-year-old woman earlier this month and are asking for the public's help in tracking him down.

Photo Credit: New Britain Police]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Heat Wave Prompts Power Alert]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:49:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/caliso.JPG
A bear used a Sierra Madre homeowner's backyard pool Sunday to cool off during a Southern California heat wave that included triple-digit temperatures during the weekend. The bear arrived late Sunday afternoon...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Investigate 2nd Possible Burglary at Hamden Apartments]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+apartment+burglary.JPG
Hamden police are searching for the man who broke into a woman's apartment, tied her up and stole her car, electronics and debit card, according to police.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>