<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut News]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-usTue, 23 Jul 2019 09:16:05 -0400Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:16:05 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lightning Started Brush Fire in Brookfield: Fire Officials]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:15:01 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brookfield+brush+fire.jpg
Lightning started a brush fire in Brookfield when storms moved through Monday, according to the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company.

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<![CDATA[Driver Hits Bus, Then House in Hartford While Avoiding Pedestrians ]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:57:18 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Car+hits+bus+and+house+in+Hartford+blur.jpg
A driver hit a city bus as it was approaching a bus stop in Hartford, then hit a house when she swerved to avoid people who were waiting for the bus, according to police.

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<![CDATA[81-Year-Old Wolcott Man Reported Missing]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:18:25 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Anthony+Albini.jpg
A Silver Alert has been issued for an 81-year-old Wolcott man who has been missing since Monday.

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<![CDATA[Storms Flood Tweed Airport, Cancel Flights]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:01:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Flooding+at+Tweed.jpg
Cleanup is underway at Tweed Airport in New Haven this morning after heavy rain and thunderstorms led to flooding inside the terminal and on the tarmac last night.

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<![CDATA[Flooding in New London Leaves Some Stuck in Cars]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:26:27 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BANK+STREET+FLOODING.jpg
First responders in New London had to rescue several people who got stuck in their cars during flooding on Bank Street Monday.

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<![CDATA[Bees Broadcaster Doesn’t Let Being Blind Stop Him From Following His Dreams]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:00:50 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bees_Broadcaster_Doesn_t_Let_Being_Blind_Stop_Dreams.jpg
Bryce Weiler was born blind but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his passion for sports broadcasting. He relies on his other senses to comment on the action.]]>
<![CDATA[Stranger Creates Bench for Young Boy to Admire Flag ]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:19:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FINN+ON+HIS+BENCH.jpg
A picture with a 6-year-old admiring the American Flag is capturing the hearts of thousands.

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<![CDATA[Lightning Strike Likely Cause of Fire at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:26:51 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Choate+rosemary+hall.jpg
Emergency crews responded to a fire at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford Monday evening and officials believe it was likely caused by a lightning strike.

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<![CDATA[State to Reimburse Tolland 89% of Birch Grove School Rebuilding Cost]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:27:08 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tolland_Elementary_School_Has_Crumbling_Foundation.jpg
The state has agreed to pay 89 percent of the cost to rebuild Tolland’s Birch Grove Primary School after it was discovered the building had a crumbling foundation.]]>
<![CDATA[New Haven's Downtown Crossing Project Reaches Phase 2]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:25:59 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Downtown_Crossing_Project_in_New_Haven_Moves_Forward.jpg
On Monday, New Haven began phase two of the Downtown Crossing Project, connecting downtown sections of the city with nearby neighborhoods. This three-part project looks to make New Haven a more pedestrian...]]>
<![CDATA[Blumenthal Calls for Solutions to Border Crisis]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:44:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/web+-+customs+border+patrol+7-18.png
The crisis at the border is causing several lawmakers to fly down and survey the conditions of asylum seekers along the southern border.

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<![CDATA[Milford Manufacturing Company Part of Apollo 11 History]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:27:07 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Airlock+2.jpg
Apollo 11 landed on the moon 50 years ago. It was a small step for man but a giant leap for mankind, and part of the credit goes to a Connecticut manufacturing and engineering firm.

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<![CDATA[Foodborne Parasite Outbreak Has Sickened 100+ in Mass.]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:38:38 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP13073013365.jpg
Massachusetts health officials are warning residents to practice safe food handling after an outbreak of a foodborne parasite that has sickened over 100 people in the last three months alone.The state...

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<![CDATA[Traffic Moving Again on I-84 East in Southington]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:02:39 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Interstate+84+Southington.jpg
Only one lane was getting by on Interstate 84 East in Southington in the area of exit 32, but traffic is moving again.

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<![CDATA['I Did Not Sign Up for Violence': Health Care Workers Targeted by Patients]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:36:16 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hands+Raised.jpg
In a medical emergency, doctors, nurses and other people on the front lines in health care and social services are our lifeline. But there is a danger that these lifesavers say they are facing on the job.

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<![CDATA[Parking Rates to Go Up in Parts of Downtown Hartford]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:04:39 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+parking+meters.jpg
The rates for parking in downtown Hartford are going up. The Hartford Parking Authority announced Monday that on-street metered parking rates in the central downtown area will increase from $1 to $2 per...

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Stabbing in Killingworth]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:03:10 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KILLINGWORTH+SCENE+KARAM+MUG.jpg
A Killingworth man is accused of stabbing a family member after an argument Monday.

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<![CDATA[Community Leaders Come Together to Discuss Gun Violence in CT's Biggest Cities ]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:16:20 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gun+violence+news+conference+Hartford.jpg
A news conference will be held Monday morning to discuss strategies to combat gun violence in Connecticut’s major cities.

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<![CDATA[Tractor-Trailer Crash Caused Exit Ramp Closure in East Windsor]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:28:06 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Windsor+Tractor+trailer+crash.jpg
An exit ramp on Interstate-91 in East Windsor was closed after a tractor-trailer crash early Monday morning, but is has reopened.

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<![CDATA[Police Look For Man Who Stole Elderly Woman's Purse in Lisbon]]> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:15:27 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police+Lights+Generic+NBC4_19.jpg
Police are looking for a man who stole a purse from an elderly woman in Lisbon.
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<![CDATA[Police Look For People Involved in Colchester Car Theft]]> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 21:47:56 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/colchester-car-theft-edit.jpg
Police are looking for suspects after two cars were stolen in Colchester early Sunday morning.

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<![CDATA[TeamGoat Honors West Hartford Native and Marine in Last Lacrosse Game]]> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 23:31:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/209*120/teamgoat-edited.jpg
A lacrosse tournament in Glastonbury took on a really special meaning this past weekend.

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<![CDATA[Oxygen Regulator Caused Norwalk Hospital Explosion: Police]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:03:54 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/emergency2.jpg
Police say an oxygen regulator caused the explosion in the Norwalk Hospital emergency room Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[7 Car Crash in Hamden Causes Heavy Delays]]> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:42:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TRAFFIC-ALERT%5B1%5D1.png
A 7-car accident is causing heavy delays on Route 15 North in Hamden.
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<![CDATA[FIRST ALERT: Flash Flood Warning In Effect for New London County]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:45:51 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/722+storms.png
The NBC Connecticut meteorologists are tracking severe storms moving through the state.

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<![CDATA[Hamden Police Investigate 3 Instances of Gunfire in 3 Days]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:13:06 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamdenhomeinvasion09152014.jpg
Hamden police are stepping up patrols amid investigations into three incidents of gunfire on their streets, one of which sent bullets into a home near where three small children were sleeping.]]>
<![CDATA[Unconscious 12-Year-Old Boy Pulled From Water at Gardner Lake]]> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 23:25:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GARNER+LAKE+INCIDENT.jpg
A 12-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after being pulled from the water at Gardner Lake in Salem Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Hitting the Streets in the Heat]]> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 18:54:17 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/adaptive+5K.jpg
With the mercury still rising, runners hit the streets of Bloomfield Sunday morning for the Achilles Connecticut, Hope & Possibility 5K.

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<![CDATA[Trumbull Pool Closed After 'Bodily Fluids Incident']]> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 08:28:05 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/generic+swimming+pool+water.jpg
Beaches Pool in Trumbull is closed over what Parks & Recreation described as a “bodily fluid incident."

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<![CDATA[New Haven Residents in Need Gifted AC Units]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 23:32:21 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/ac-edit.jpg
New air conditioning units were distributed to New Haven residents in need to help them get through the current heat wave.

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<![CDATA[The Show Must Go On: Heat Impacting Newington Extravaganza]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 23:24:51 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/The_Show_Must_Go_On__Heat_Impacting_Newington_Extravaganza.jpg
Any place with AC is a hot spot this humid weekend, but some outdoor events around the state have been planned for a while now.]]>
<![CDATA[12 Sent to Hospital After Crash in Stratford]]> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:15:32 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stratford-crash.jpg
Twelve people were sent to the hospital after two mini vans collided in Stratford Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[People Sent to Hospital After Serious Crash in Glastonbury: Troopers]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 17:33:12 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Breaking-News-Intro-1200x675.jpg
People were transported to the hospital after a serious crash in Glastonbury Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Crews Battle Police Cruiser Fire in New Haven]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 17:34:26 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PoliceSafetyPic00000000.jpg
A police cruiser caught fire in New Haven Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Fire Consumes Hebron Home]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 22:01:52 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+in+Hebron.JPG
Fire consumed a home in Hebron on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Softball Tournament Goes on. With Modifications, During Extreme Heat ]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 19:33:20 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Softball+in+the+heat.jpg
Hundreds of high school girls are competing in a softball tournament at Fastpitch Nation Park in Windsor this weekend and the venue’s owner has a game plan in place for the triple-digit temperatures.

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<![CDATA[Shark Spotted in Shallow Waters Off of Long Island: Police]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 16:01:16 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Suffolk_County_Police_LI_Stabbing.jpg
A shark was spotted in shallow waters off of Long Island Saturday morning, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[I-91 South in Rocky Hill to Shut Down for Hours Sunday Morning]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:25:34 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rocky+Hill+Interstate+91+detour.jpg
Drivers traveling on Interstate 91 South in Rocky Hill should expect lanes closures and delays Saturday night and all southbound lanes will be shut down for several hours on Sunday morning.

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<![CDATA[Day Street in Granby Closed After Tree Falls on Live Wires]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 14:59:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/granby+police+department.jpg
Day Street in Granby is closed because of a fallen tree and live wires, according to police, and they say the estimate from Eversource is eight hours.

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<![CDATA[79-Year-Old Man Killed in Old Lyme Crash]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 14:18:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ambulance-Connecticut-Generic.jpg
A 79-year-old Old Lyme man has died after a crash on Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Bridgeport Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:40:32 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Steven+Figueroa+Shelton+mug+shot.jpg
A Bridgeport police officer who was previously arrested on domestic violence charges has now been charged with sexual assault.

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<![CDATA[Man Wanted in Pennsylvania Arrested in Vernon]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:23:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Thomas+Keogh+Vernon+Police.jpg
Vernon police have arrested a local man who was wanted in Pennsylvania, where he is accused of distributing drugs, leading to the death of a 3-year-old in last year, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Your Photos: Beating the Heat]]> Sat, 20 Jul 2019 20:43:21 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/074e205fe6594bd3924e00145c111bad.JPG.jpg

Photo Credit: Kevin Montgomery / Victoria Montgomery]]>