<![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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:24:45 -0400 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:24:45 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Missing Fairfield Native Found Dead in Rochester]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:02:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/max+maisel+fairfield.jpg
Authorities in Rochester, New York, have recovered the body of a 21-year-old college student from Fairfield who went missing in February, according to the police department.

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<![CDATA[Flood Warning Issued for Middlesex County as Rain Continues]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:32:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/april+21+morning+radar.jpg
Hours of heavy rain around the state have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Middlesex County.]]>
<![CDATA[Officer Grabs Onlooker's Device]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:20:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/US-Marshals-Service-Jacket.jpg
Federal officials said they were investigating a cellphone video posted on YouTube that appears to show an officer grabbing what appears to be a recording device from the hands of an onlooker and kicking it away...

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<![CDATA[Company Recalls Chicken Sausage Sold at Trader Joe's]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:40:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trader-Joes-Chicken-Sausage-Recall-cropped.jpg
A Massachusetts company is recalling nearly 30 tons of chicken sausage — including a brand sold at Trader Joe's — over concerns it could contain pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced...

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<![CDATA[Cromwell Residents Voice Concerns Over Group Home]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:37:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cromwell_mental_house_PKG_042015.jpg
A plan to open a group home for men with mental illnesses in a residential neighborhood has angered people in Cromwell.]]>
<![CDATA[Dock & Dine Construction Delayed]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:53:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dock+and+dine.JPG
Dock & Dine, which rebuilt after Hurricane Irene and destroyed again by Superstorm Sandy, came down last January as plans to rebuild got underway. The popular eatery had hoped to reopen in time for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Emotional Marathon Finish for Bombing Survivor]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rebekah+Gregory+Finish+Line.jpg
Rebekah Gregory DiMartino, whose leg was amputated in November of 2014 after being badly injured in the marathon bombings, crossed the finish line more than two years after the attacks.]]>
<![CDATA[Waterbury Approves New Funding for Municipal Stadium Project]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:03:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+generic.jpg
The Waterbury Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to approve funding for the Municipal Stadium, breathing new life into the ballpark that has sat vacant during a stalled project to rebuild the facility.

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<![CDATA[Litchfield Man Charged in Canton Sexual Assault]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:23:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handcuffs12.jpg
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting an underage victim in Canton.

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<![CDATA[Shots Fired at NYC Bus: Officials]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:32:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bus+shooting+inset.jpg
A man was injured after shots were fired at an MTA bus Monday afternoon, according to the FDNY. Authorities say an unknown suspect fired at the bus from the street at about 5:15 p.m. near Madison Avenue and East]]>
<![CDATA[Boy, 15, Dies in NJ Shooting]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:30:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/armoni+sexton.jpg
Police have made an arrest in the death of a 15-year-old basketball star who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in New Jersey. Gregory Oliver, 20, has been charged in the death of Armoni Sexton, an...]]>
<![CDATA[Geno Auriemma to Face CCMC Patients in Putt-Off]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:41:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/geno-auriemma-201314.jpg
UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is challenging patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center to a “putt-off” this Wednesday to promote his annual charity golf tournament.]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Smokers Flock to SF for 4/20]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:11:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/184*120/sf4201.jpg
One of the biggest celebrations for marijuana supporters kicked off at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Monday. Every year on April 20, weed enthusiasts, with joints and bongs in-hand, flock to San Francisco...

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<![CDATA[UConn Baseball Team Signs 5-Year-Old Leukemia Patient]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:03:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6puconnstill042015doug00000000.jpg
The UConn baseball team "signed" a 5-year-old leukemia patient on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Funding for Hartford Stadium Could Come From State]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:26:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RockcatsPACpic00000000.jpg
Hartford officials want cash collected by the state to go back into the city in order to pay off the bonds used to build its new Minor League Baseball stadium.]]>
<![CDATA[Adults Arrested After Underage Drinking Parties in Southington]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:41:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gregory+SIOCH.jpg
Southington police arrested 39 teenagers and two adults in connection with underage drinking in two separate roundups over the last month.

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<![CDATA[16-Year-Old Baseball Star Shot and Killed in New Haven: Family]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:19:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jericho+Scott+1200.jpg
The New Haven community is mourning the death of a 16-year-old high school junior and standout baseball player who was shot and killed over the weekend in front of his home.

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<![CDATA[Man Slashes Estranged Wife’s Throat, Stabs Elderly Man: Cops]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:27:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amado+Rodriguez+1200.jpg
Milford police are looking for a man who they say slashed his estranged wife’s throat, then stabbed the elderly man she had been hired to care for.

Photo Credit: Milford Police]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Mom from Burning Wolcott Home]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:32:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wolcott+Fire+Composite+1200.JPG
Firefighters rescued a mother from a house fire in Wolcott on Monday morning after arriving at the burning home and hearing her children screaming that their mother was trapped inside.

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<![CDATA[LAPD Officer Charged]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:06:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
A Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty on Monday in connection with an alleged beating and kicking of a man in South Los Angeles in October 2014. Officer Richard Garcia, 34, was charged with one count...]]>
<![CDATA[Segarra Unveils Lean Hartford Budget]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:04:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+Mayor+Pedro+Segarra+Firefighter+news+conference+1200+cu.jpg
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has unveiled a budget that includes $530 million in total spending, but like in many in cities and towns, also proposed about $12 million in total spending reductions.]]>
<![CDATA[Students' Gains on Fossil-Fuel Divestment Mixed]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:38:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/divestharvard.jpg
Students and alumni at hundreds of colleges nationwide are urging their administrations to stop investing millions in endowment funds in coal, oil and gas. But after months of demonstrations, sit-ins and...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Stabbed Other Woman in Putnam: Cops]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:21:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+lights+generic.jpg
Police have arrested a woman accused of stabbing another woman in Putnam.

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<![CDATA[Doerr, Guirgis Among Pulitzer Winners in Arts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/pulitzer-AP81010101170.jpg
Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The award, announced Monday, went to Doerr's best-selling World War II novel that tells the parallel stories of a blind...

<![CDATA[Chipotle Not Serving Pork at Some Connecticut Locations]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:25:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/No+Carnitas+1200.JPG
If you have a hankering for carnitas at Chipotle Mexican Grill, you might have to wait awhile until its return to some Connecticut locations.

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<![CDATA[Kraft Mac & Cheese to Remove Dyes ]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:18:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kraft-alt-AP1102090112555.jpg
The iconic mac and cheese in a blue box will start showing its true colors. Northfield, Illinois-based, Kraft Foods announced Monday it will remove artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its...

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<![CDATA[Silver Alert Canceled for Missing New Britain Woman, 26]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:57:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kimberly+Hendricks+Silver+Alert+1200.jpg
State police have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 26-year-old New Britain woman.

Photo Credit: State Police]]>
<![CDATA[29-Year-Old Man Dies After Shooting in New Haven]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:23:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Townsend+New+Haven+shooting+1200.jpg
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old New Haven resident, who was shot in the city while driving his car Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[39 New Haven Stores Sold Tobacco to Minors: Police]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:24:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-image.jpg
New Haven police found 39 businesses in violation of state tobacco sale laws when they sold tobacco to minors during an extensive sting operation and 203 unannounced compliance inspections at stores in March and...

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<![CDATA[Family, Friends Grieve Loss of New Haven Teen]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:28:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jericho+Scott+1200.jpg
As police search for the person who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy on Sunday morning, grief counselors will be at Wilbur Cross High School to help his classmates who are returning to school for the first time...

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<![CDATA[Eight Displaced in New Haven Fire]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:56:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire_truck_generic_wavy.jpg
Eight people were displaced after a fire at 11 Truman Street on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Potential Threat to Newtown High Unwarranted]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:16:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/newtown+high+school+crop.jpg
Rumors about a potential safety threat to Newtown High School have been deemed to be unfounded, according to a post on Newtown High School’s Facebook page.
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<![CDATA[Thieves Steal Sweatshirt, Backpack and Money From Man: Police]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:51:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
A group of men robbed and attacked a man on Blake and Jewel streets in New Haven on Saturday night and stole from him, police said.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Police Investigate Gunfire Report]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_143047037.jpg
Police responded to reports of gunfire near Washington Avenue and Ella T. Grasso Boulevard on Saturday just after midnight.

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<![CDATA[Man Attacked While Trying to Get Into Cars That Weren't His: Witnesses]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:30:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372565.jpg
A man was hospitalized after he was assaulted in New Haven on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Armed Robbers Smash Pizza Delivery Man's Car, Steal Food: Cops]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:22:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1318124125.jpg
A pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint in New Haven on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Expelled Wesleyan Student Arrested for Attending Festival: Cops]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:13:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Eric+LONERGAN+new+1200.jpg
An expelled Wesleyan University student was arrested over the weekend, accused of trespassing on campus to attend a festival after being arrested on drug charges connected with several party drug overdoses.

Photo Credit: Middletown Police]]>
<![CDATA[Man Blames Knife Wound on Fish Cleaning Fall, Then Claims He Was Stabbed: Cops]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:45:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
A man hospitalized with stab wounds is telling New Haven police different stories about what happened to him.

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<![CDATA[Crews Responded to Fire on Broad Street in Milford]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:52:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MIlford+fire+1200.jpg
Firefighters responded to a small fire in Milford on Monday afternoon that sent smoke into two neighboring stores.

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<![CDATA[Woman Wielding Knife Charges at Man in His Home: Police]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:40:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nicole+Araujo+1200.JPG
An Enfield woman visiting a Case Hill Circle home in South Windsor with a group of people darted toward the host with a knife and threatened to kill him Saturday night, police said.

Photo Credit: South Windsor Police]]>