<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usThu, 21 Jun 2018 16:12:49 -0400Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:12:49 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[East Windsor Deputy Selectman Accused of Punching 70-Year-Old Man]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:24:22 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Steve-dearborn.jpg
An East Windsor town official is accused of punching a 70-year-old man in the face, according to East Windsor police.

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<![CDATA[Classroom on Wheels? Driver Cited for Overloaded Truck]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:04:01 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/truck213.jpg
State police shared several photos on Facebook Wednesday of a pickup truck they pulled over on Interstate 91 for exceeding the limit for what you can safely carry in a vehicle.

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<![CDATA[2018 Connecticut Firework Displays]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:45:23 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2016+fireworks+in+Enfield.JPG
Here is a list of some of Connecticut's firework displays to celebrate events from Independence Day, summer, and other hometown traditions.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Police & Newtown Foundation Hosting Gun Buy-Back]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:03:03 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nhpdfoundation04232015.jpg
New Haven police and the Newtown Foundation are hosting a Gun Buy-Back event on Saturday, June 23.

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<![CDATA[2 Connecticut Swimming Areas Closed]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:47:21 -0400 Hammonasset BeachHammonasset Beach in Madison is open.]]> Hammonasset BeachHammonasset Beach in Madison is open.]]> https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hammonasset+on+may+2.jpg


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<![CDATA[Route 118 East in Harwinton Remains Closed]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:38:05 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Truck+off+Route+118+East+in+Harwinton.JPG
Route 118 East in Harwinton remains closed after a 53-foot truck went off the road around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

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<![CDATA[New Haven PD Looks Into Criminal Charges Against Ex-Officers]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:21:53 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nhpd05122015.jpg
New Haven’s police chief said he has reached out to the state’s attorney’s office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office about possible criminal charges against two officers who are accused of fabricating background...

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<![CDATA[2 Arrested in Connection With Willimantic Bank Robbery]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:08:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bank+robbery+at+Liberty+Bank+in+Willimantic.JPG
Willimantic police have arrested two suspects after a bank robbery Wednesday morning at the Liberty Bank on Main Street.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Giving Away Free Frozen Lemonade Samples ]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:06:25 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Frozen+Lemonade+Sampling+Day.jpg
In honor of the first day of summer, Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free samples of their new Frozen Lemonade today.

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<![CDATA[Board of Regents Endorses CSCU Consolidation Plan]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:18:00 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tunxis+Community+College+June+2018.jpg
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian presented a new consolidation plan to the Board of Regents this morning and the board has unanimously endorsed it.

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<![CDATA[UConn Releases Documents In Kevin Ollie Investigation]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:18:39 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kevin+ollie+uconn+against+bryant.jpg
The University of Connecticut has released hundreds of pages of documents pertaining to the university’s investigation and subsequent firing of former head men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie over alleged...

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<![CDATA[Ansonia and Derby Consider Merging School Districts]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:32:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ansonia-derby-consider-regionalization.jpg
Ansonia and Derby are continuing merging their school districts as both cities look to improve education and save money.

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut on Amazon Devices: 'Alexa, Tell Me The News']]> Thu, 04 May 2017 14:03:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amazon-echo.jpg
There's a new way to find out what's going on in Connecticut: Ask Alexa. Amazon Echo and Dot owners can now listen to top stories from NBC Connecticut through Alexa's Flash Briefing.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Stabbing Woman in the Neck in Bristol]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:35:45 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/bristolstabbing.png
Bristol police have arrested a man accused of stabbing a woman in the neck.

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<![CDATA[Community Mourns Waterbury Teacher Killed in Water Accident]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:15:13 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WANDA-TIRADO-PRAYER-VIGIL.jpg
A Waterbury school community is mourning the death of one of their teachers after a boating accident in New Fairfield.

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<![CDATA[Family Meets Woman With Long-Lost POW Bracelet in DC]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:16:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dennis+pike+bracelet.jpg
A metal bracelet with a simple inscription brought three women to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.Marianne Horn, of Connecticut, says she has no connection to the war --...

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<![CDATA[Credit Card Payment Applied to Wrong Account]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:01:22 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CREDIT-CARDS3.jpg
A Naugatuck woman ended up in collections and watching her credit score suffer even though she said she paid her bills on time.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Alders to Investigate Pay Increases Given by Mayor]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:26:57 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Controversy_Brewing_Over_New_Haven_Executive_Pay_Raises.jpg
The New Haven Board of Alders leadership has launched an investigation into the pay increases Mayor Toni Harp gave to 37 executive management and confidential non-union employees.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Finding Manufacturing Jobs in Conn. Out of School]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:21:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Manufacturing-hires.jpg
Electric Boat (EB) is on a hiring surge to meet the demand of building multiple submarines a year. Their suppliers also need manufacturers to meet that demand – which is good for many Connecticut students...

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<![CDATA[Stranger Connects Family With POW Bracelet in DC]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:24:25 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stranger_Connects_Family_With_POW_Bracelet.jpg
A woman has reunited the POW bracelet she received as a child to its rightful owners, the family of a man declared missing in action during the Vietnam War. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports the emotional...]]>
<![CDATA[2 More Candidates for Governor Make Primary Ballots]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:16:06 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ganim-on-ballot.jpg
Tuesday brought several developments in the race to become the next governor of Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[New Haven Working on New Rules Regarding Dangerous Dogs]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:12:16 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New_Haven_Working_on_New_Rules_to_Prevent_Dog_Attacks.jpg
In the two years since a deadly dog attack in New Haven, the city’s Board of Alders Public Safety Committee has been working on new rules to hold owners of dangerous dogs accountable.]]>
<![CDATA[Newington Police Search for Registered Sex Offender]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:00:26 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KeithWaters.jpg
Newington Police are searching for a registered sex offender after they say he came to Connecticut and provided a fake address.According to police, 49-year-old Keith Alan Waters is a registered sex...

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<![CDATA[2018 Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:21:51 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Travelers26.jpg
The 2018 Travelers Championship kicked off on June 18th and goes until June 24 with events to last through the days.

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<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Injured in Cheshire Crash]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:31:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CHESHIRE-MOTORCYCLE-CRASH.jpg
A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital after a crash on South Meriden Road (Route 70) in Cheshire Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Fun, Familiar Faces at Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Day]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:40:27 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CELEBRITY-PRO-AM-DAY.jpg
Thousands packed the TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell on Wednesday for Celebrity Pro-Am day at the Travelers Championship.

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<![CDATA[Ansonia and Derby Move Forward With Plans to Regionalize]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:04:01 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ansonia_and_Derby_Move_Forward_With_Plans_to_Regionaliz.jpg
Town leaders in Ansonia and Derby are moving forward with the idea of regionalizing school districts.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Arrested After Crash During Illegal Race Kills Man in Stratford: PD]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:25:39 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RonaldPatterson.jpg
Investigators have arrested two men in connection to a deadly accident that happened in Stratford in April.According to police, 23-year-old Aaron Perkins of Bridgeport and 29-year-old Ronald Patterson...

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<![CDATA[Man Robbed During Dating App Meet-Up in Hamden: PD]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:46:57 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hamden_Police_to_Release_Town_Survey.jpg
A man from Hamden and a man from Ansonia are accused of robbing a man from Willimantic during a dating app meet up in Hamden on Tuesday night.Officers say they responded to Goodrich Street around 8:00...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Convicted in Slaying of Wife Is Charged in 1995 Murder of His Daughter]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:22:12 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Robert+Honsch+2018+mug.jpg
New Britain police have arrested a 74-year-old man who is accused of killing his 18-year-old daughter in 1995.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Motorcyclist Killed in Bolton Crash]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:12:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BOLTON-CRASH1.jpg
One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Bolton on Wednesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Swimmer Hurt in Candlewood Lake Accident Has Died]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:50:23 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CANDLEWOOD-LAKE-ACCIDENT.jpg
A woman who was injured in a boating accident on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield Tuesday has died, according to officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the boater who is...

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<![CDATA[Arrest Made After Man Was Found Stabbed in New Haven]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:26:52 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HermanKeen.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a man was found stabbed and bleeding in the middle of a road in New Haven on Saturday.Officers say they spotted a man lying in the middle of the road on Sherman...

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<![CDATA[Bristol Superintendent Issues Warning After Man Approached Girls]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:17:56 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bristol+Public+Library.jpg
The superintendent of schools in Bristol has sent a warning to parents after a man approached two young girls Tuesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[4 Charged After Vandalism at Wilcox Technical High School]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:31:31 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WILCOX-TECH-EGGED.jpg
State police have filed charged against four teens and said charges are pending for another juvenile after vandalism at Wilcox Regional Technical High School in Meriden was discovered just hours before...

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<![CDATA[Man Broke Into Westport Weston YMCA Lockers: PD]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:09:02 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BrandonFitzgerald.jpg
A man from Torrington is under arrest after police say he broke into multiple lockers at a YMCA in Westport.Officers say they first received a report of a theft from the Westport Weston YMCA on...

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford Named Best Double-A Ballpark for Second Consecutive Year]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:49:38 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17103848218373.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts Park, the Hartford home to the Yard Goats, was named the "Best Double-A Ballpark in America," for the second straight year.

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<![CDATA[2 Teens Lead Police on Pursuit in Stolen Car in Manchester: PD]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:26:32 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kylebolduc_manchester.jpg
Two teenagers are accused of leading police on a pursuit through multiple towns in a stolen vehicle early Wednesday morning.Manchester Police say they observed three suspicious vehicles at Food Bag on...

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<![CDATA[Dog Survives Bear Attack in Bristol]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:01:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DogSurvivesBearAttack.png
A family's dog in Bristol is recovering after being attacked by a bear on Monday.Marie Struckman said her dog Charlie was out in their backyard on Holly Berry Road when the bear attacked.In a...

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<![CDATA[Police ID Man Killed in Crash on Route 9 in Cromwell]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:35:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+9+Cromwell+crash+droneranger.jpg
An Enfield man was killed in a crash that closed the northbound side of Route 9 North in Cromwell for hours Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Windsor Locks Man Killed in Bolton Crash]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:42:18 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BOLTON-FATAL-CRASH.jpg
A Windsor Locks man was killed in a crash in Bolton Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Woman Was Barricaded in Southington Home for 2 Hours: Police]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:19:55 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SOUTHINGTON-SCENE2.jpg
The Southington police department warned residents to avoid part of Marion Avenue due to an active incident Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Celebs and Pros to Tee Off for Travelers Championship Pro-Am]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:53:12 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bubba+travelers_fixed.jpg
Anyone with to watch Rory McIlroy tee off on the 1st hole for the Celebrity Pro-Am at the Travelers Championship on Wednesday had to get up early.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Police Academy Class on Hold Amid Investigation]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:08:54 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nhpd05122015.jpg
Two New Haven police officers have resigned and the next New Haven Police Academy class is on hold after an internal audit uncovered falsified reports by officers assigned to investigate candidates hoping...

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<![CDATA[Stone Steps Falling Apart One Year After Repairs]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:14:17 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RESPONDS-STONE-STEPS.jpg
When Jaclyn Piscitelli bought her New Britain home in 2016, she needed to make a few improvements in order to pass inspection. Among them, fixing the stone steps out front.

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<![CDATA[Did Tom Brady Just Tell Us When He's Retiring?]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:22:03 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-914294130.jpg
Much was made of Tom Brady's comments in an Oprah Winfrey special on Sunday that his retirement was coming "sooner rather than later."

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<![CDATA[Stefanowski Qualifies for Primary Ballot]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:02:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bob-Stefanowski.jpg
Gubernatorial hopeful Bob Stefanowski, just one day after being certified to appear on the August primary ballot, made it a point to attack three of his GOP opponents for their use of public financing for their...

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<![CDATA[Rotten Prank Fails to Spoil Graduation at Wilcox Tech]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:33:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WILCOX-TECH-EGGED.jpg
Seniors graduating Wilcox Regional Technical High School in Meriden Tuesday night were outraged after finding parts of the school vandalized with eggs and the chairs set up for the ceremony knocked over...

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<![CDATA[UConn Gene Editing Research Could Benefit Citrus Industry]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:10:40 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/UCONN-GENE-EDITING.jpg
The Florida citrus industry is having their worst harvest in 73 years, and scientists at the University of Connecticut are stepping in to help.

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