<![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-usFri, 23 Mar 2018 18:45:42 -0400Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:45:42 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Student Who Says $7K Lost in JFK Bag Fiasco Gets Back Bikini]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:50:35 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lost+bag+follow+george.jpg
Months after a monster winter storm and water main break triggered a lost luggage fiasco at JFK Airport, one college student who had been moving abroad and says she lost $7,000 in clothes is still looking...

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<![CDATA[Organization Connects Students With Dresses for Prom ]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:00:24 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southington+prom+expenses.JPG
An organization in Southington is trying to make it easier for students to afford to go to school proms.

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<![CDATA[Students from CT Shoreline Headed to DC March for Our Lives]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:38:17 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/march+for+our+lives+guilford.jpg
Connecticut students headed to Washington D.C. for Saturday’s March for Our Lives say they are inspired by the Florida students calling for gun reform since 17 people were killed in a school shooting last...

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<![CDATA[Mom Arrested After 2-Year-Old Found Walking Alone in Ansonia]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:58:53 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Julie-Sherman.jpg
The mother of a toddler found walking alone in Ansonia has been arrested, police said.

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<![CDATA[Wrong-Way Driver Caused Crash on Route 9 in Berlin: Police]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:12:25 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Crash+on+Route+9+in+Berlin.JPG
A wrong-way driver caused a crash on Route 9 in Berlin, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Brookfield Man Found Dead in Vermont]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:52:52 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Generic+Vermont+State+Police+2.jpg
Police have identified a person found dead in Vermont last year as a 52-year-old Brookfield, Connecticut man.

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<![CDATA[West Hartford Massage Therapist Accused of Inappropriately Touching Client]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:28:44 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chiwanda+Johnson+West+Hartford+mug+shot.JPG
West Hartford police have arrested a massage therapist who is accused of inappropriately touching a client in January.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigating After Finding Woman Dead at Groton Hotel]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:20:33 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GROTON-POLICE-DEPARTMENT-GENERIC.jpg
Police are investigating after finding a woman dead at the Ramada Inn in Groton early Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Milford Teen No Longer Missing]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:15:05 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brandon+Sulllo+Milford+missing.jpg
A 14-year-old Milford boy who has been reported missing is back with his family.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Expected for March for Our Lives in Hartford ]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:59:44 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Corning+Fountain+1200.jpg
Thousands of people are expected to attend March For Our Lives at the State Capitol in Hartford on Saturday. The local event is one of several nationwide being held to push for tougher gun laws after several...

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<![CDATA[Your National Puppy Day Photos]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:57:02 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/292c88c00fcd4e6d9932f713f3e6a280.jpg

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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[Serious Injuries Reported in Crash on I-91 South in Enfield]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:04:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+barracks1.jpg
Serious injuries are reported in a crash on Interstate 91 South in in Enfield, near exit 47, according to state police.The highway was closed, but traffic is getting by. 

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<![CDATA[Large Fire Breaks Out in New Britain]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:20:03 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+on+Maple+Avenue+New+Britain.JPG
Investigators are trying to determine what started a fire that caused extensive damage to a two-family residence at 209-211 Maple St. in New Britain Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[State Unveiling New Plan for Route 9 Traffic]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:40:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/193*120/route+9+middletown.JPG
The state is unveiling a new plan to fix the problem in Middletown on Route 9 where traffic lights cause major backups during rush hour.

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<![CDATA[State Could Penalize Schools for Cutting Too Much From Budgets]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:55:20 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Montville+Pic.jpg
.The state Department of Education is threatening to penalize six school districts for cutting too much out of their education budgets.

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<![CDATA[Tolls Proposal Clears Committee]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:16:34 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Key_Committee_Moves_Toll_Plan_Forward.jpg
A proposed two-step process that could lead to tolls on Connecticut highways was approved by the Transportation Committee in the Connecticut General Assembly.]]>
<![CDATA[Snapchat Videos Purportedly Show Plainfield Teen With Firearm]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:35:37 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police-Lights-Night-Connecticut-Generic.jpg
Two teens were arrested in Plainfield after a video on social media purportedly showed one of them handling a firearm, police said.

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<![CDATA[Driver Says She Was Injured After State Snowplow Hit Car]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:21:21 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plow+hits+new+britain+driver.jpg
A New Britain mother said she was injured after a state snowplow sideswiped her car.

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<![CDATA[Tractor Trailer Strikes Pulled Over Cruiser on I-291]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:22:34 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/201*120/tt+strikes+cruiser.jpeg
A tractor-trailer struck a cruiser parked on the side of I-291 west on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[State Offers to Pay Off Hartford's Debt]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:36:09 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford-Capitol-Day-Generic.jpg
The state has offered to pay off Hartford's debt under the new budget deal.

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<![CDATA[Fire at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich Prompts Nearby Evacuations ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:49:05 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/198*120/norwich+boyds+auto+body+fire.JPG
Crews put out a fire that broke out at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich.

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<![CDATA[New Britain Couple Set to Be Deported to Pakistan Takes Sanctuary in Old Lyme Church ]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:37:48 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Malik+Nayeed+bin+Rehman.jpg
A New Britain couple set to be deported to Pakistan Monday has taken sanctuary in an Old Lyme church.

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<![CDATA[Your Stories: New Shops at Corbins Corner in West Hartford Reveal Plans for Grand Openings]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:56:53 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Corbin+Corner+development+Sears+redesign.JPG
Work is nearly done at the new buildings at Corbins Corner in West Hartford and some businesses said they plan to open next month while others plan to open sometime this summer.]]>
<![CDATA[EMS Volunteer in Easton Took Inappropriate Photos of Patients: Police]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:28:11 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christopher+Barlow+Easton.JPG
A volunteer with Emergency Medical Services in Easton, Connecticut is accused of taking inappropriate photos of patients who were transported by ambulance, posing as an Easton police officer, theft and more.

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<![CDATA[More Police Will Be at Portland Schools After Threatening Statements: Police]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:05:23 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Portland-High-School.jpg
There will be an increased police presence at schools in Portland as a precaution after an investigation into threatening statements.

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<![CDATA[Several Schools Delayed Thursday Morning]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:43:03 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Route+1+in+Madison+snow.jpg
Several schools opened late Thursday morning after snow Wednesday that lingered into Thursday morning and caused slick roads.

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<![CDATA[State Police Investigating Waterbury Officer-Involved Shooting]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:26:58 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael+Veillette+Waterbury+police.jpg
State police detectives and the State's Attorney Office are investigating the "use of force" aspect of a Waterbury officer-involved shooting on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Our New Home Page: What You Need to Know]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:45:10 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cthomepage1.jpg
Giving you the information you need as fast as possible — that’s the guiding principle for the new NBCConnecticut.com home page, which has been revamped to highlight live video and the news you need to...
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<![CDATA[Woman Gets Charged for Tickets After Website Error]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:55:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vegas+trip.jpg
Betty Phillips thought she was out more than $400 after a trip to Las Vegas and it wasn't because of the casino.

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<![CDATA[Home Health Workers Get New Contract and Raise]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:12:55 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Raises_Approved_for_Home_Healthcare_Workers.jpg
About 13,000 home health aides and patient care assistants received a major boost from the Connecticut General Assembly on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bloomfield Man Stabs Father in Chest With Kitchen Knife: Police]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:37:00 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/carlos-cameron.JPG
A Bloomfield man is suspected of stabbing his father with a kitchen knife during an argument on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Yard Goats Prepare Promotions, Giveaways for April and May]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:01:40 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/yard+goats+first+inning.jpg

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<![CDATA[Governor’s Order Ends Use of Terms ‘Essential’ or ‘Nonessential’ State Employees]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:37:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an executive order Wednesday that changes the terminology used to distinguish the designation levels of executive branch state employees during weather-related events and other...

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<![CDATA[Man Caught on Camera Masturbating in Watertown Kmart]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:18:48 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/watertown+lewd+activity+kmart.JPG
Police have identified the man suspected of lewd activity at a department store in Watertown.

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<![CDATA[Southington Man Tried to Throw Victim Out Hotel Window: Police ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:37:22 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Michael+Lasek+Southington.jpg
Police have arrested a Southington man who is accused of assaulting someone and trying to throw that person out a hotel window.

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<![CDATA[Executive Director of Financial Management for Hartford Schools Placed on Leave]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:10:10 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/School+desks+GettyImages-146607538.jpg
The executive director of financial management for Hartford Public Schools has been placed on leave pending an investigation.

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<![CDATA[Lyme-Old Lyme High School Graduate Charged After ‘No Survivors’ Snap: Police]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:58:34 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Victor+Farrell.jpg
A graduate of Lyme-Old Lyme High School was arrested after students reported receiving a message on Snapchat that said “no survivors,” according to officials.

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<![CDATA[Man Was Growing Pot in New London Apartment: Police]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:47:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/clem-ramsey-pot-bust.jpg
Police arrested a New London man after searching his house and said they found a marijuana grow operation in his apartment.

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<![CDATA[Greenwich Postal Carrier Accused of Stealing Gift Cards from Mail]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:14 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mail+truck+GettyImages-463789172.jpg
A postal carrier in Greenwich is accused of stealing gift cards that were being shipped in the mail to residents and has been arrested.

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<![CDATA[Be Prepared: Winter Power Outage Safety Tips]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:13:25 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Power+Outage+Preparedness.jpg
The fourth nor'easter in three weeks pushed its way up the East Coast on Wednesday, bringing heavy, wet snow likely to knock out power across the region. Power outages during frigid winter months can endanger...

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<![CDATA[Owners of Wood-n-Tap to Buy Former Apricots in Farmington]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:28:00 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Familiar_Restaurant_Name_Taking_Over_Apricots_in_Farmington.jpg
Hartford Restaurant Group, which manages the Wood-n-Tap restaurants, plans to buy the former Apricots in Farmington and take on the restaurant's debts.

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<![CDATA[Airlines Adjusting Flight Schedules as Storm Hits East Coast]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:19:47 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/More_Flights_At_Bradley_Airport_Canceled.jpg
With the fourth Nor'easter this month hitting the Northeast, flights are being impacted across the East Coast.]]>
<![CDATA[Staples Student Accused of Threatening to Shoot Teacher Arrested]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:37:56 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police+at+Staples+High+School+in+Westport.JPG
Westport police have arrested a Staples High School student who is accused of threatening to shoot a teacher last month and said he had thoughts of executing a mass shooting.

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<![CDATA[Newington Homeowner Concerned Utility Pole Needs Replacing]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:17:08 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NEWINGTON-POLE-CONCERNS.jpg
A Newington homeowner is concerned a utility pole outside her home is one storm away from falling down, and despite reporting it, no one has fixed it.

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<![CDATA[Tweed-New Haven Supporters Push to Expand Runway]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:02:22 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Tweed+Airport+Feb+22+2.JPG
Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport officials are hoping to expand their runway, and supporters of the idea argue a bigger runway could mean more business for the whole state.

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<![CDATA[People Partook in Free-Cone Day Despite Forecast for Nor’easter]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:56:56 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dairy+Queen+free+cone+day.JPG
Despite the promise of yet another nor’easter, people in Wallingford were adamant Tuesday of welcoming the first day of spring the New England way.

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<![CDATA[Railroads Announce Service Changes Due to Storm]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:50:05 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/train-tracks-generic-railroad-2016.jpg
Amtrak, Metro-North and Shoreline East have all announced service changes due to Wednesday’s impending storm.

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