<![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 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:43:47 -0500 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:43:47 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Snow to Impact Monday Morning Commute]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:26:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/super+bowl+weekend+snow.jpg
Winter storm warnings have been issued for most of the state ahead of dangerous cold and up to another foot of snow that's expected to blanket the state Monday.
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<![CDATA[Connecticut Braces for More Snow]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:54:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2115+Bristol+Snow+Edited.jpg
Connecticut residents and towns prepare for another snowstorm.

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<![CDATA[Why the Patriots — or the Seahawks — Will Win]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brady-wilson-2.jpg
Belichick or Carroll? Brady or Wilson? Blount or Lynch? Take your pick.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Firefighter on Leave After DUI Arrest]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:36:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vernon+Police+cruiser+generic.jpg
A Hartford firefighter has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence in Vernon.

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<![CDATA[Man Killed in Apparent Vehicular Assault ]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:02:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+police+cruiser+generic+new.jpg
Hartford Police are investigating after a man was found dead in the road late Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Quinnipiac Student Sues School Over Suspension]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:40:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/quinnipiac+generic.jpg
A Quinnipiac University student is suing the school over his suspension.]]>
<![CDATA[Community Raises Funds for Teen Hit-And-Run Victims]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:49:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Community_Raises_Funds_for_Hit_and_Run_Victims_1200x675_391943235768.jpg
In Waterbury, dozens of people came together to help two teenagers who were injured in a hit-and-run while they were out on a date.]]>
<![CDATA[Shelters Packed in Cold Snap]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:47:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+Bus+Stop+Cold+2+Edited.jpg
It may be a sunny day that's bright enough to wear sunglasses, but it's far from summer as biting cold temperatures slam Connecticut on Saturday following light snow the day before and a blizzard earlier in the...

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<![CDATA[Structure Fire in Cornwall]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:48:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fire+truck+generic.jpg
Cornwall firefighters are responding to a structure fire at 86 Town Street in Cornwall.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Seek Burglary Suspect]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:44:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+Burglary+Suspect+Edited.jpg
Norwalk police are searching for a suspect who broke into a grocery store at the corner of Wall and Main Streets earlier this month.

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<![CDATA[Vernon Police Search for Car in Hit-and-Run Crash]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:35:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1318124123.jpg
Vernon police are investigating a hit and run crash.

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<![CDATA[Suspects Ram Police Car]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:19:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/William+Miller+Mug+Shot.jpg
New Haven police arrested two people suspected of assaulting and trying to rob a 33-year-old Bridgeport man after they slammed into an officer's cruiser in a stolen car and led police on a pursuit on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Phoenix-Area Patriots Fans Hold Massive Party]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:45:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/patriots+party_phoenix.jpg
Among the cactus and gravel landscaping just north of Downtown Phoenix, sits an unlikely hotbed of Patriots fanatics.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's to Give Away Free Coffee After Super Bowl]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:12:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/McDonald%27s+McCafe+Edited.jpg
Many McDonald's restaurants in Connecticut and Massachusetts are offering free small cups of coffee on Monday in honor of the Super Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Shelters, Warming Centers Open]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:04:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/snow-generic.jpg
As blizzard conditions arrive in Connecticut, some cities and towns around the state have opening up shelters and warming centers to help keep residents safe.

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian Hospitalized After Car Hits Her]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:46:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+police+station+generic.jpg
A pedestrian was struck by a car in West Haven on Saturday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Crews Put Out Fire Despite Frozen Hydrants]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:47:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fairfield+garbage+truck+fire+edited.jpg
Fairfield firefighters had an added challenge putting out a garbage truck fire on Saturday morning when the water they tried to access in two nearby fire hydrants was frozen.

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<![CDATA[Mother of Choking Game Victim Talks]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:18:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/01-30-2015-choking-game.JPG
Recent examples of videos posted online of kids playing "the choking game" show young girls and boys choking each other or themselves until they are unconscious. The game goes by many names, including,...

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<![CDATA[Dog Eats Women's Boots, Undergoes Surgery]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:44:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dog-Eats-Boots-Lead.jpg
A dog is recovering after veterinarians removed a pair of women’s boots from his stomach.

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<![CDATA[Power Restored After Transformer Issue]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:59:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/13115+Hamden+Outages+Edited.jpg
A transformer blew in front of Eli's on Whitney in Hamden, briefly knocking out power to traffic lights north of Route 15.

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<![CDATA[CA Town: 176 Burglaries in 90 Days]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:52:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ALMADEN+VALLEY+BURGLARIES+RAW+GIY+1515+PST+-+18495304.jpg
Residents of Almaden Valley in San Jose, California say they're under attack, with burglars targeting homes during the middle of the day. In the last seven days, police say, 20 homes in the neighborhood...

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<![CDATA[What Does the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Mean?]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:30:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/MEASLES1.JPG
The current measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is drawing attention to pockets of children who are not immunized and reigniting the debate over vaccinations]]>
<![CDATA[Costly Super Bowl Tickets Don't Deter Some New England Fans]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:31:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Ticket+experience.JPG
Ticket prices for the Super Bowl seem higher than ever this year, but that's not stopping some New England fans from heading to the big game.

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<![CDATA[Governor Asks FEMA to Assess Storm Damage]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:36:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thompson_snow_still_012815.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy is calling upon the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess storm damage in Eastern Connecticut after the blizzard earlier this week to determine whether federal assistance will...]]>
<![CDATA[More Snow Caused Problems During Morning Commute]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:32:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WVIT+2014+CT+Snow+Forecast+Jan+29.png
Residents across Connecticut are still digging out from the Blizzard of 2015, but already more snow is falling, which caused school delays and a tricky Friday morning commute.
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<![CDATA[Amtrak Traveler Has Measles: DOH]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
New York state health officials say an upstate college student who took an Amtrak train out of Penn Station earlier this week has been diagnosed with the highly contagious measles.

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<![CDATA[Teachers Fired Over Black History?]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:05:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009322877_1200x675_391671875779.jpg
Three social studies teachers at a D.C. public charter school were fired for teaching black history lessons beyond what’s in the curriculum, students’ parents told NBC4 Washington. Parents of students at Howard...]]>
<![CDATA[Snow Makes for Dangerous Walk to School in Putnam]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:44:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/13015putnamsidewalk00000000.jpg
School is back in session in Putnam, but snowy sidewalks are forcing students to walk on the street, creating a situation parents – and the mayor – are calling dangerous.]]>
<![CDATA[Street Signs Being Stolen in Canterbury]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:40:23 -0500
Stolen street, speed and stop signs are becoming an all too common occurrence in Canterbury, according to the first selectman.]]>
<![CDATA[New London Faces Prospect of Fifth Consecutive Snow Day]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:34:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Finizio00000000.jpg
New London Schools haven't been in session since Monday after after the Blizzard of 2015 dumped about 30 inches across southeastern Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Southington Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:39:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Robert+amnott.jpg
A 45-year-old convicted sex offender from Southington is facing new charges after investigators found child pornography on his computer, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Plainville Cop Killer Could Have Parole Rescinded]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:41:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gary+castonguay_722_406.jpg
After 25 years behind bars, the man who “emptied his gun” into a Plainville police officer has been getting ready to go free – but that decision could soon be reversed.]]>
<![CDATA[Ferret Rumors Swirl in Baby Mauling]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:17:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Child+Ferret+Attack+Parents+Fraim.jpg
Speculation about whether a trio of ferrets were responsible for the mauling of a 1-month-old girl in a Delaware County, Pennsylvania, home last week have been running rampant since the attack — but police...

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<![CDATA[Danbury Hospital Hazmat Response Was Precautionary]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:05:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/danbury+hospital+ER.jpg
Firefighters are responding to Danbury Hospital after receiving the report of hazardous materials in the area Friday evening, according to the fire department.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Dog in LA River]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:14:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/200*120/1-30-15-lucky+the+dog+la+river+rescue+ground.JPG
A rescue helicopter saved a dog floating in the swiftly moving LA River Friday afternoon, officials said. A dog was reported in the water at 3:45 p.m. Friday in Toluca Lake near the Barham Boulevard overpass of...

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<![CDATA[Married CA Cops Sentenced 3 Years ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:52:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bryce+jennifer+charpentier.jpg
Two married San Diego Police officers convicted of drug sales and burglary charges were sentenced to three years in state prison in a downtown courtroom Friday. Bryce Charpentier, 32, and Jennifer Charpentier...

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<![CDATA[Stop & Shop Recalling Paprika]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:07:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stop+and+shop+edit.jpg
Stop & Shop supermarkets are pulling Szeged Hungarian Paprika from its shelves over concern that it may contain peanut traces despite not listing peanuts on the label.]]>