<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-storieshttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.pngNBC Connecticuthttp://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 24 Jul 2016 22:20:24 -0400Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:20:24 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Heat Advisory Issued for Much of State Monday]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:19:54 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/heat+advisory+web.jpg
A heat advisory has been issued for much of the state Monday as the heat wave continues.

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<![CDATA[One Seriously Injured in Crash on Route 6 in Columbia]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:19:29 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+cruiser+lights.jpg
One person was seriously injured in a crash on Route 6 (Willimantic Road) in Columbia, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Ambassador Stevens' Mom to GOP: Stop Exploiting His Name]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:43:33 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543417512.jpg
The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 attack in Benghazi has asked that Donald Trump and the Republican Party to stop the "opportunistic and cynical" use of her son's name and death."As...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Transit Station Collapses]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:30:24 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blue+line+collapse+0724.jpg
Blue Line trains were halted Sunday evening due to a possible lightning strike hitting the tracks, according to the Chicago Transit Authority and fire officials.Shortly before 7 p.m., the Illinois Medical...
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<![CDATA[28 Injured in Pa. Crash]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:45:17 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tractor-Trailer-Bus-Collide.jpg
Over two dozen people were hurt during a crash involving a jeep, SEPTA bus and tractor trailer in Delaware Count, Pennsylvania, Sunday afternoon.According to preliminary reports, the Route 113 bus was...
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<![CDATA[Kaine Returns to Longtime Parish to Attend Mass]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:57:35 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TimKaine-AP_16194841924998.jpg
Sen. Tim Kaine returned to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday, a day after being introduced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to NBC News.

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<![CDATA[West Haven Man Killed in Orange Crash]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:22:14 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police-GettyImages-187062332.jpg
A West Haven man was killed in a crash in Orange early Sunday morning.

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<![CDATA[Waterbury Untimely Death Ruled Homicide]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:34:26 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
An untimely death investigation in Waterbury has become a homicide investigation, according to Waterbury police.

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<![CDATA[Explosion Kills 1, Injures 10 in Ansbach, Germany]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:57:45 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AnsbachMap.png
An explosion in Ansbach, Germany, has killed one person and injured ten others Sunday during an outdoor festival, police confirmed to NBC News. Michael Konrad, a spokesman for police in Nuremberg, told...

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<![CDATA[Bloomfield Man Accused of Driving Wrong Way on I-91]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:18:29 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Earl+Davis+web.jpg
Connecticut State police have arrested a man accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 91 while intoxicated.

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<![CDATA[Trump Aide Dismisses Russian Link to DNC Email Leak]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:17:34 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PaulManafort-GettyImages-524993070.jpg
A top Donald Trump campaign adviser dismissed allegations that Russian hackers were behind the DNC email leak, NBC News reported. Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort said it showed how “desperate” Hillary...

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<![CDATA[Child Dies in Hot Car in Dallas]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:51:28 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hot-car-sun.jpg
Dallas Fire-Rescue tells NBCDFW that a child was left in a hot vehicle on Sunday afternoon. Dallas Police later confirmed the child died and they are investigating the cause.

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<![CDATA[Munich Gunman Planned Attack: Police]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:50:44 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Munich-AP_16206400473478.jpg
The 18-year-old gunman behind the shooting at the Munich shopping mall on Friday spent at least a year planning the attack, and visited the site of a 2009 school massacre, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Millennials Less Likely to Support Gun Control: Poll]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:02:11 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GunControl-AP_16183685320961.jpg
Recent polling shows millennials are less likely than those over 30 to support strict gun laws, NBC News reported.A Gallup poll from October 2015 found that 50 percent of 18-29-year-olds support stricter...

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<![CDATA[Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign as DNC Chair]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:11:39 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16148564916949-debbie-wasserman-schultz.jpg
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention. DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair through the election.The announcement...

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<![CDATA[Whale Spotted in Long Island Sound]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:02:16 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LIS+whale+web.jpg
A Trumbull man and his father set out to find a whale Saturday and they did just that.

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg to Endorse Clinton at DNC]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:57:39 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-468907398.jpg
Michael Bloomberg is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton during his speech at the Democratic National Convention, an adviser for the former New York City mayor told NBC News.Bloomberg is making the endorsement...

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<![CDATA[Syrian Migrant Kills Woman With Machete in Germany]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:20:08 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Syrian+Machete+Attacker+Germany.png
A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others outside a bus station in Germany Sunday before being arrested, NBC News reported.The 21-year-old asylum seeker, who was known to police,...

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<![CDATA[State Parks at Capacity Sunday]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:13:27 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Indian+Well+State+Park2.jpg
For the second day in a row the parking areas and beach at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme are at full capacity, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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<![CDATA[2 Seriously Injured in Cromwell Crash]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:04:17 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cromwell+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
Two people were seriously injured when a motorcycle and a car collided in Cromwell Saturday night, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Towns Reporting Damage as Strong Thunderstorms Roll In ]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:21:05 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tree-house.jpg
What could be the longest heat wave since 2013 started on Thursday and today is the hottest day in four years. Temperatures reached 99 degrees at Bradley.

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<![CDATA[Fact Checking Clinton’s Greatest Hits]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:00:23 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HillaryClinton-AP_16140607364144.jpg
In advance of the Democratic National Convention, which begins July 25 in Philadelphia, we present a wrap-up of some of the more egregious falsehoods from Hillary Clinton, who is set to accept her party’s...

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<![CDATA[Mom of Slain NY Escort Found Dead]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:05:14 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sdfdsfsdfsdffffffffff.jpg
The mother of a New Jersey escort whose 2010 disappearance led to the discovery of 10 butchered bodies on a Long Island beach has been killed, and her other daughter has been charged in the slaying.The...

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<![CDATA[Take a Pet Home During Clear the Shelters]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:35:13 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTS_ReducedAndWaived_Graphic.jpg
Today is #ClearTheShelters Day and we're streaming a special program live. Adoption fees are waived or reduced at *participating shelters for Clear the Shelters.
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<![CDATA[Trump on Convention Speech: 'It Was Very Optimistic' ]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:07:12 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trump+on+RNC+Speech.png
Donald Trump pushed back against critics who called his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night too pessimistic, telling NBC's Chuck Todd he offered an optimistic message because "we're going...

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<![CDATA[2 Face Charges in New Britain Shooting]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:25:44 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbshooting.png
New Britain police have obtained arrest warrants for two people after a shooting outside a New Britain strip mall Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[DNC CFO Apologizes for Email Questioning Sanders' Religion]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:07:14 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+anuncios+democrata.jpg
The chief financial officer of the Democratic National Committee apologized Saturday for the "insensitive" contents of an email leaked by the website WikiLeaks, which appears to refer to Bernie Sanders but does...

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<![CDATA['No Indications' Munich Shooting Was Linked to ISIS: Police]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:33:32 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Munich-Shooting-GettyImages-579198418.jpg
Police said there were “no indications” the teenage gunman who killed nine people and then himself at a mall in Munich, Germany, had any links to terror groups including ISIS, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Car Crashes into East Hartford Home]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:29:35 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/carintohomeehtfd.jpg
A gaping hole is all that is left as evidence after a car crashed into the front of an East Hartford home early Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Completes Walk Across US]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:39:30 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Ben+Davis.jpg
A man who walked for five months from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean finished his trek Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts.Ben Davis started his walk as a personal goal but along the way became...

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<![CDATA[Munich Witness Comforted Victim, Haunted by Last Words]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:57:24 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MemorialMunich-AP_16205734976102.jpg
A witness to the shooting spree in Munich, Germany, recalled scenes of terror and panic Saturday as a memorial grew outside the shopping center where the rampage took place, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA['Blue Lives Matter' Gains Traction Among Conservatives]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 05:39:26 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-578666050.jpg
A new movement is emerging among Republican candidates and officeholders, contrasting the liberal-dominated Black Lives Matters movement, according to NBC News. “Blue Lives Matter” has already become...

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<![CDATA[2 Dead, 1 Child Injured in Shooting]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:07:44 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+tape+3.jpg
The Miami Police Department said two adults are dead and a child was injured in a shooting on Saturday.Police responded to reports of multiple people found shot. A male and a female were confirmed dead, while...
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<![CDATA[Prince the Pigeon: Her Beak Was Broken But Not Her Spirit]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 05:06:33 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/prince-adopted.jpg
The baby pigeon with a broken beak was found in April, barely 3 weeks old and about to be euthanized.Instead the vet technician got in touch with Elizabeth Young at Palomacy, a rescue organization for pigeons...

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<![CDATA[Why Russia Supports Separatist Movements]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:05:09 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Russian-President-Vladimir-Putin-AP_217842211389.jpg
Russia has invited secessionists from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and those from Spain and Italy for a conference, according to NBC News. “Our goal is to consolidate efforts based on international legal...

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<![CDATA[Multiple Departments Respond to Canterbury Fire]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:03:50 -0400http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Canterbury+fire+web.jpg
Crews battled a fire at a home in Canterbury Saturday.

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