<![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, 06 Oct 2015 12:31:49 -0400 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:31:49 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[11-Year-Old Boy Killed in New Britain Fire]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:45:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+East+Street+in+New+Britain.JPG
An 11-year-old boy died in a two-alarm fire that engulfed a multi-family home in New Britain, Connecticut this morning that also injured a firefighter and forced a resident to jump from a window.

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<![CDATA[Dive Teams Pull SUV from Water in Waterbury]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:06:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SUV+pulled+from+Lakewood+Lake+in+Waterbury.jpg
The driver of a BMW SUV crashed into Lakewood Lake in Waterbury on Monday night and called police after getting out of the car.

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<![CDATA[Gunman Threat Locks Down College]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:31:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/186*120/CCP+Community+College+of+Philadelphia+Lockdown.JPG
Students at a ​community college in Center City Philadelphia​ were told to shelter in place as ​heavily-armed​ police searched for a gunman who ​reportedly​ entered a building after getting into an argument with...

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<![CDATA[1 Dead in Durham Crash]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:34:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/durhamfatal.jpg
One person is dead after an SUV rolled over on Route 17 in Durham early Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother, 1-Year-Old Found Dead in Hollywood; 2-Year-Old Survives]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:27:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/197*120/hollywiood-100515.PNG
A mother and her toddler were found dead in Hollywood Monday night, leaving a 2-year-old to fend for himself by rummaging through lower cabinets for days, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Bomb Threat Forced Evacuation of Wilby High School]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:03:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+police+cruiser+generic.jpg
A bomb threat led to an evacuation of Wilby High School in Waterbury on Tuesday morning, but the evacuation is over.

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<![CDATA[Driver Injured in Crash on I-95 in Stratford]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:00:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/95+Stratford+crash+1200+OCT+6.jpg
Firefighters and medics responded to Interstate 95 South in Stratford after a car crashed into a box truck and state police said the injuries might be serious.

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<![CDATA[S.C. Flood Death Toll Climbs, Dam Breaks Feared]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:25:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_454516223767.jpg
The deadly, record-smashing rainfall that soaked South Carolina may have finally passed, but the threat was far from over early Tuesday, NBC News reported. Much of the state was still underwater, with more than...

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<![CDATA[Wash. State HS Football Player Dies From Game Injury]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:56:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kenney_Bui.jpg
A high-school football player from Washington state has died from injuries sustained in a game, officials said Monday, the second game-related death in just over a week, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Masked Gunman Robs Portland Burger King]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:35:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/burger-king-generic-1060044581.jpg
A masked man with a gun robbed a Burger King in Portland on Monday night and got away, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Russian Airspace Violations Are Deliberate: NATO]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 06:58:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_696064886316.jpg
Russia's violations of Turkish airspace appear to be deliberate, NATO's chief said Tuesday after the second such reported incident in as many days, NBC News reported. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg...

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<![CDATA[West Street in Southington Reopens After Crash]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:00:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Street+Southington+closed.jpg
West Street was closed on the Bristol-Southington line after a three-car crash on Tuesday morning, but has since reopened, according to police.

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<![CDATA[1 Hospitalized After Clinton Crash]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:47:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/clinton+police+department.jpg
One person is hospitalized after a serious crash in Clinton on Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Families of Sunken Ship Crew Cling to Hope]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:13:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EL_FARO.jpg
The stepfather of one of 33 people, including 28 Americans, missing after a cargo ship sunk amid Hurricane Joaquin told NBC News that he was refusing to give up hope. The Rev.

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<![CDATA[Power Outage Delays Opening of West Haven High School]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:16:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+high+school+generic.jpg
West Haven High School will open 90-minutes late on Tuesday morning because of a power outage.

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<![CDATA[Woman Charged in Hartford Hit-and-Run]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:24:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Albany+ave+pedestrian+crash+1200.jpg
Police have arrested a woman accused of hitting two pedestrians in Hartford while she was under the influence on Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Snowden: I've Offered to Go to Jail in U.S.]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:12:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/snowden-time-AP249291078917.jpg
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says he’s still waiting to hear from the American government about his offer to serve time in a U.S. prison. Snowden told the BBC in an interview which...

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<![CDATA[BB Gun Fired at School Bus in Killingworth]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:13:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/school-bus-generic722.jpg
State police are investigating BB gun shots fired at a school bus in Killingworth near the Clinton town line.

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<![CDATA[Roof Nixed, but Automatic Toilets Not Flushed From Stadium Design]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:13:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+yard+goats+stadium+construction+1200.jpg
A right field roof has been nixed from the Yard Goats Dunkin' Donuts Park design, but the team wouldn't let automatic toilets be flushed from the plans.

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<![CDATA[Drunken Dad Left Baby Alone for Hour: Police]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:14:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/milford+police+cruiser.jpg
Milford police have arrested a father who is accused of leaving his 15-month-old daughter alone for more than an hour after neighbors reported the man was drunk and roaming around his neighborhood, police said.

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<![CDATA[S.C. Pastor Wades Into Floodwater to Retrieve Casket]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:31:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/casket.jpeg
A pastor defied a deputy's orders Monday, wading out to retrieve a casket floating away in fetid floodwaters in Ridgeville, South Carolina — because "this is America." Wayne H.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Ad to Highlight McCarthy Benghazi Comments]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 06:47:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_293658131134.jpg
Hillary Clinton's first ad to air on national cable will highlight House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's comments linking the House Benghazi Committee to Clinton's political fortunes, NBC News reported. In the...

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<![CDATA[Bomb Threat at Illinois College]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:49:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/Evacuation-School.jpg
Evening classes were canceled at the College of DuPage after the institution received a bomb threat, the school's officials said. Local, county and federal law enforcement were immediately mobilized along with...

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<![CDATA[Blumenthal Unveils 4-Point Plan to Expedite, Strengthen Refugee Processing]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:06:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Blumenthal_Has_Plan_to_Help_Syrian_Refugees_1200x675_539015235515.jpg
Senator Richard Blumenthal has announced a new plan that hopes to have less hurdles for refugees going through the process to come to the U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[Design Changes to Proposed Springfield Casino]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:13:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Springfield-MGM-casino-construccion-.jpg
The company that plans to build a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts is making a major change in the design of Springfield’s casino.

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<![CDATA[Tax Preparer Sentenced to Jail Time After Filing False Returns]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:02:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/IRS+tax+returns+getty.jpg
A tax preparer will serve time in prison after filing false tax returns to get over $100,000 in refunds.]]>
<![CDATA[12 Arrested in 'Black Lives Matter' Protest in Hartford]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:10:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/black+lives+matter+protest+1200.jpg
Twelve people were arrested in Hartford Monday in a "Black Lives Matter" protest.

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<![CDATA[Infant, Pregnant Woman Shot ]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:21:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Grandma-Mother-Back.jpg
A pregnant woman and her mother were killed, and an infant and two men were wounded in a shooting in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood on Monday, police said. The family was coming back from an...

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<![CDATA[Fantasy Sports Companies Dispute Allegations of Unfair Betting]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:29:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FanDuel.jpg
Two companies in the booming, unregulated world of online fantasy sports issued statements Monday after recent allegations that employees may have access to insider data that could allow unfair, highly...

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<![CDATA[East Haven Detective Accidentally Discharges Weapon in House: Police]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:04:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP101222127504.jpg
An East Haven police detective is under investigation after accidentally discharging her weapon at home, Lt. David Emerman confirmed to NBC Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[President Obama to Meet With Families in Oregon]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:55:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/topNews-AP_919444398949.jpg
President Barack Obama will travel Friday to Roseburg, Oregon, for closed-door visits with families of the victims of last week's shootings at Umpqua Community College, a White House official told NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Air France Execs Lose Shirts in Attack by Union Activists]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:38:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AirFrance-Shirtless.jpg
Union activists protesting nearly 3,000 proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and...

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<![CDATA[Mom Shares Son's Textbook Describing African Slaves as 'Workers']]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:06:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GenericBooks.jpg
A high school geography textbook has been making the rounds on social media after a concerned mother posted a video showing a page that described African slaves as simply "'workers", NBC News reported. Roni...

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<![CDATA[New Mortgage Rules Aim to Help Homebuyers]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:36:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RealEstate-Homes.jpg
Shouldn't you be able to read and understand a mortgage document before you sign it? The government thinks so, and new rules went into effect today to make that and other homebuyer-friendly changes happen. The...

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<![CDATA[First Lady Comes to Groton to Christen Sub]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:40:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_580267874201.jpg
The First Lady will be in Connecticut on Saturday morning to christen a nuclear attack submarine.

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