<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usMon, 23 Oct 2017 07:53:28 -0400Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:53:28 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[American-Canadian Family Out of Captivity After 5 Years]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:35:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+US+HOSTAGES+FREE+THUMB.jpg
American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children have been released by a Taliban-linked group after being held captive for five years. The couple was captured while hiking...]]>
<![CDATA[Video Captures Dramatic Moment During Mexico Quake]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:02:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+MEXICO+EARTHQUAKE+SB.jpg
Ana Paula Hernandez captured the moment a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico as she attempted to hide under her office desk.]]>
<![CDATA[Deadly 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:26:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_MEXICO_EARTHQUAKE_091917_1-150585103631000002.jpg
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico Tuesday in the state of Puebla, which is about 80 miles southeast of Mexico City. This latest quake comes less than two weeks after an 8.1 earthquake hit the country...]]>
<![CDATA[Japan Reacts to North Korean Missile Fired Over Country]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:26:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+JAPAN+REAX+NK+MISSILE+THUMB.jpg
North Korea fired another missile over Japan Friday. The missile flew over the island of Hakkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Experts estimate the ballistic missile flew over 2,300 miles, which would mean...]]>
<![CDATA[Hurricane Irma’s Path of Destruction]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:53:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+Hurricane+Irma+THUMB2.jpg
Hurricane Irma has cut a huge path of destruction through several Caribbean islands on its path toward the United States. See what the aftermath looked like as some of those islands began to recover.]]>
<![CDATA[Ahead of Irma, Florida’s Key Largo Is a Ghost Town]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:25:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+IRMA+KEY+LARGO+THUMB.jpg
A time-lapse video of the drive north on US-1 from Key Largo shows near-empty roads after Floridians evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. The storm is expected to slam into the area early Sunday morning as...]]>
<![CDATA[Cellphone Video of Hurricane Irma Over Turks And Caicos]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+HURRICANE+IRMA+TURKS+CAICOS+THUMB.jpg
Dramatic cellphone video captures Hurricane Irma as it approached Turks and Caicos. The storm is responsible for at least 11 deaths and is expected to hit Miami early Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Barcelona, Cambrils]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:14:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-833993788.jpg
At least 14 people were killed and many more injured in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped a curb and slammed into people on a busy sidewalk, police said. The alleged driver fled

Photo Credit: Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Country Music Artist Glen Campbell Dies at 81]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:49:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+GLEN+CAMPBELL+DEATH+THUMB.jpg
Country music legend Glen Campbell died Tuesday following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The musician was 81. During his recording career, Campbell released more than 70 albums and sold more than...]]>
<![CDATA[Explosion at Minneapolis School]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_MINNEAPOLIS_SCHOOL_EXPLOSION_080217-150169756219600001.jpg
One person has been found dead and another is still unaccounted for after an explosion Wednesday morning caused the partial collapse of a Minneapolis college prep school. Authorities say it was a natural...]]>
<![CDATA[May: UK Threat Level Raised to Critical]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:20:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TheresaMay-149557577419400001.jpg
Prime Minister Theresa May announced the United Kingdom's threat level has been raised from severe to critical, its highest level, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a day after a suicide bombing in Manchester left...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Denies Asking Comey to Close Flynn Probe]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 17:53:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+TRUMP+PRESSER+051817THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump responded to questions about the Russia investigation at a news conference Thursday with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump denied the allegation that he urged former FBI...]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Injured Battling House Fire in Oxford]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:07:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Christian+Street+in+Oxford.JPG
A firefighter was injured while battling a house fire Tuesday night in Oxford.

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<![CDATA[Disabled Woman Struck in Hamden Hit-and-Run]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:47:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamdenwoman.jpg
Hamden Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene after striking a disabled woman on Friday morning.

Photo Credit: Ray Ingraham ]]>
<![CDATA[Egyptian Forces Clear Cairo Mosque of Protesters]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:29:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/egypt+protests1.JPG
Egyptian security forces cleared a Cairo mosque Saturday where protesters had taken refuge and organized an open-air morgue and makeshift field hospital for injured supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi....

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<![CDATA[Jared Kupiec Driving City Car After Leaving Post]]> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:10:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/kupiecweb.jpg
Hartford Police Internal Affairs Division is investigating why Jared Kupiec was driving a city registered SUV more than two weeks after leaving his post.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Toddler Falls From Second Story Apartment]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 23:28:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/babypicweb00000001.jpg
A two year old is in critical condition after falling two-stories out of her home on Capitol Ave in Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Women Die in Limousine Fire on Calif. Bridge]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 06:34:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/limofirenew.jpg
A limousine driving on a major bridge in the San Francisco area caught on fire, killing five women and sending four others to hospitals, according to NBC Bay Area. The fire occurred on the San Mateo-Hayward...

Photo Credit: David Solomon]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Rushes Into Waterbury Fire, Four Sent To Hospital]]> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:20:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/waterfirepic00000001.jpg
Mayor Neil O'Leary ran into a burning home to try and save residents on corenr of Sudbury and Tremont Streets in Waterbury. Two homes are destroyed, one resident in serious condition.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Dies in Dirt Bike Accident]]> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:46:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jusino+edit.jpg
A 20-year-old man died in a dirt bike accident in Plainfield Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[White House Press Secretary Discusses Conn. School Shooting]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:55:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/whitehouse4.jpg
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney discusses Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA[Nelson Mandela Leaves Hospital]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:34:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP071006064407.jpg
He stayed overnight for minor diagnostic surgery.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect in Teen Shooting Death in Custody]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:13:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/154+Porter+Street+New+Haven+Science+Burress_edited-1.jpg
Police are searching for the shooter.]]>
<![CDATA[Rebuffed Romance Sparked Amber Alert: Cops]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:48:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/JOAC2_picnik1.jpg
Police have located father and son involved in Amber Alert in New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[SAT Reading Scores Fall to Lowest Level on Record]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:00:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-teacher-school-education-15.jpg
Educators note more test-takers had a first language other than English.

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<![CDATA[Newington Residents On Alert After Bobcat Sightings]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:16:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bobcat_722x406_2121267622.jpg
The DEEP has posted an alert for residents of Newington after sightings of Bobcats in the Northwest corner of Newington.]]>
<![CDATA[School Districts Adopt 4-Day School Week]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:15:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/classroom+desk+%5Bgenericsla%5D.jpg


Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Corrigan/Stringer]]>
<![CDATA[Live: Casey Anthony Murder Trial Closing Arguments]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 10:35:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CaseyAnthony.C.jpg
The trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, continues.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Japan to Nationalize Nuke Plants: Report]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 17:46:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fukushima+Daiichi+plant.jpg
Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku has hatched a plan that would slash Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s holdings from 7 trillion to 1.6 trillion yen.

Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS]]>
<![CDATA["500-Year" Flood Overwhelms N.D. City]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 17:38:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/minotflooding.jpg
12,000 people in Minot, N.D., have been left homeless as the Souris River has risen to record levels.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Syrians Flee to Lebanon as Army Approaches]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 18:45:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060811+syria+refugees.jpg
Hundreds fled into Lebanon Saturday as the Syrian regime's military overtook a town near that border and another near the Turkish border.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Car Bomb Kills at Least 35 at Afghan Medical Center]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:48:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/062511+Afghanistan+car+explosion.jpg
Din Mohammad Darwaish, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that many more could have died, too, as people were buried in the rubble.

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<![CDATA[American Pilot Jailed Over Pirate Ransoms]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:10:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/somalihandcuffs_06192011.jpg
$3.6 million are said to be at play.

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<![CDATA[Yelena Bonner, Rights Activist and Sakharov's Widow, Dies]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 06:33:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bonner_06192011.jpg
Bonner rose to prominence through work with her husband in the Russian dissident and human rights movement.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[8 NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:10:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Afghanistan_06192011.jpg
The nationalities of the dead not yet released.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced In Sudan]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 02:47:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sudan_06192011.jpg
Entire ethnic group at risk of disappearance.]]>
<![CDATA[Libya: More Civilians Killed by NATO]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:27:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP11061901893.jpg
Libya said the dead civilians included three children, the BBC reported.

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<![CDATA[More Flooding Expected In Plains Areas]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:12:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/missouri-flooding.jpg
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard worried levees won't hold.

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<![CDATA[Syrian Troops Storm Border Town: Witnesses]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:10:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+Syrian+refugees.jpg
"I saw shabbiha [pro-Assad gunmen] setting fire to two houses," a lawyer in the Jisr-al-Shughour region told Reuters.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Karzai: U.S. Talking with Taliban]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:46:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/karzai-6402.jpg
The Afghan president told reporters today that "peace talks have started with [the Taliban] already and it is going well."]]>
<![CDATA[S. Korea Accidentally Fires at Passenger Jet]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:04:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+Asiana+Airlines.jpg
Two soldiers fired at the plane, which carried 119 passengers, with their K-2 rifles for about 10 minutes around 4 a.m. Friday.

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<![CDATA[N.Y. Target Workers Vote Down Unionization]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:07:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+Target+Valley+Stream.jpg
Efforts to make a Target store in Valley Stream, N.Y., the chain's first union shop have hit a snag: employees voted against joining the union, the company said Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Computer Glitch Strands United Fliers]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:37:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061811+United+Airlines+computer+glitch.jpg
A glitch in United Air Lines' computer system left thousands of passengers stranded for hours Friday night.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Tainted Water Cleanup at Fukushima Halted]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:17:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fukushima-nuclear-plant-reactor-4.jpg
About 110,000 metric tons of contaminated water—about the equivalent of 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools—have accumulated since the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

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<![CDATA[Chile Volcano Grounds Flights in Australia, New Zealand]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:59:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/puyehue.jpg
Southern Chile's erupting Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano chain has disrupted flights and grounded planes throughout South America, too.

Photo Credit: AP]]>