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Oct 8, 2018

NBC Connecticut Responds to Your Consumer Complaints

NBC Connecticut Responds to Your Consumer Complaints

Introducing NBC Connecticut's new consumer unit, NBC Connecticut Responds. It's our new commitment to viewers. No call, email or question to our consumer hotline will go unanswered when it comes to your consumer...

May 30, 2019

Monroe Man Says There Was Disconnect Over Defective Mobile Devices

Monroe Man Says There Was Disconnect Over Defective Mobile Devices

A Monroe man said he bought two defective mobile Wi-Fi hot spots and found it nearly impossible to return them, until NBC Connecticut Responds stepped in to help.

May 22, 2019

Be Careful How You Book: BBB Has Warning for Travelers

Be Careful How You Book: BBB Has Warning for Travelers

The Better Business Bureau says travel schemes are a growing trend as we head into the summer season and warns consumers to be careful.

May 17, 2019

Romance Schemes Are On The Rise, Costing Online Daters Millions

Romance Schemes Are On The Rise, Costing Online Daters Millions

Catfishing is a growing trend in the cyberworld as scammers create fake profiles to fish people into relationships for love and money.

May 19, 2019

Madison Couple Hits A Major Snag With Home Flooring Project

Madison Couple Hits A Major Snag With Home Flooring Project

A Madison couple reached out to NBC Connecticut Responds after they experienced a $31,000 problem replacing their home flooring.

May 15, 2019

Insurance Reimbursement for Storm Damage Came Slowly For Some

Insurance Reimbursement for Storm Damage Came Slowly For Some

A year after four tornadoes, a macroburst and a microburst ripped through Connecticut, some homeowners are still managing renovations and cleanup, and dealing with insurance holdups.

May 9, 2019

Cyber Florists: Do You Know Where Your Delivery Is Coming From?

Cyber Florists: Do You Know Where Your Delivery Is Coming From?

More and more people are turning to flowers for Mother’s Day or any other occasion, but as more of the industry goes online it may not be clear exactly where those flowers are coming from or what you’re going to...

May 7, 2019

Six Burn Victims Sue Over Exploding Cans of Cooking Spray

Six Burn Victims Sue Over Exploding Cans of Cooking Spray

A New York City woman is suing over an explosion she blames on a can of household cooking spray that ignited her hair and left her horribly burned. Five similar lawsuits involving plaintiffs across the...

May 5, 2019

Average US Price of Gas Spikes 5 Cents Per Gallon to $2.97

Average US Price of Gas Spikes 5 Cents Per Gallon to $2.97

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 5 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.97.

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Crews Search for Man in Connecticut River in East Hartford
Crews Search for Man in Connecticut River in East Hartford

Emergency crews have responded to the Connecticut River in East Hartford after reports that a man jumped into the river and might have been swept under by the current.

New Canaan Mom Jennifer Dulos Has Been Missing for More Than 3 Weeks
New Canaan Mom Jennifer Dulos Has Been Missing for More Than 3 Weeks

Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five from New Canaan, has now been missing for more than three weeks.

Middletown Holds First Ever Pride Parade, Festival
Middletown Holds First Ever Pride Parade, Festival

Thousands of people are in Middletown Saturday for the city's first ever pride parade and festival.

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer risk factors and what you can do to reduce them.

Democrats Favor More Access to Capital for Black Businesses
Democrats Favor More Access to Capital for Black Businesses

Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major...

9-Alarm Fire in Boston, Multiple Buildings Affected
9-Alarm Fire in Boston, Multiple Buildings Affected

A vacant building in Dorchester caught on fire on Saturday. The fire in the building located at 39 Old Morton St. has now spread to "several adjacent buildings" according to the Boston Fire Department.