<![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-usWed, 23 May 2018 09:02:24 -0400Wed, 23 May 2018 09:02:24 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Men Accused of Stealing Steel Worth Thousands from Tilcon]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 08:37:16 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Plainfield+Tilcon+theft+arrest.jpg
Plainfield police have arrested two men who are accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of steel from Tilcon.

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<![CDATA[Lightning Started Fire in Old Lyme: Officials]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 07:13:23 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lightning+starts+fire+on+Talcott+Farm+Road+in+Old+Lyme+.jpg
Lightning started the fire at a house in Old Lyme, according to officials.

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<![CDATA[Southbury to End State of Emergency Wednesday]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 23:28:55 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SOUTHBURY-TUESDAY.jpg
A week after severe storms and multiple tornadoes hit the state, the town of Southbury is ending its state of emergency.

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<![CDATA[Minn. Man Accused of Defrauding Customers in Conn.]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 20:44:32 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Snow_Removal_Business_Owner_Arrested.jpg
A Minnesota man is accused of running a snow removal scam in nine states, including Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[New London Preps for Coast Guard Academy Graduation]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 07:39:49 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/COAST-GUARD-ACADEMY-PREPS.jpg
Thousands of people are expected to fill Cadet Memorial Field at the Coast Guard Academy Wednesday for the 137th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

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<![CDATA[Responds Helps Bristol Non-Profit With Warranty Claim]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 19:31:47 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/William-Crandall-microwave-web-pic.jpg
The employees at New Horizon Living Centers in Bristol are dedicated to helping others. Recently, they found themselves in need of assistance.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged in Fatal New Britain Hit-and-Run]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 23:22:04 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jonathan-Rafael-Soto.jpg
A New Britain man faces charges after a fatal hit-and-run crash over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Putnam Man Disputes $900 Data Charge]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 09:00:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DATA-CHARGE-DISPUTE.jpg
Mark Dieterle had sticker shock when he opened his March wireless statement.

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<![CDATA[Store Employee Stole More Than $4,400 in Lottery Tickets: PD]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 18:37:57 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Juliana-Perillo.jpg
A Wolcott gas station employee is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets from her employer.

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<![CDATA[225-Foot Deep Tunnel Will Help Control Flooding in Hartford]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 18:38:41 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MDC-TUNNEL.jpg
Just off Interstate 91 in Hartford is perhaps the biggest single infrastructure project in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[12 Homes in Newtown Condemned Due to Storm Damage]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 23:22:29 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tree_Services_at_Work_in_Newtown.jpg
A dozen homes in Newtown have been condemned due to damage from last week’s storms, according to the first selectman.

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<![CDATA[Meriden Woman Used 12-Year-Old Son to Shoplift: Police]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 16:55:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Erica-Maisonet.jpg
A Meriden woman is accused of using her 12-year-old son to help her shoplift from a local grocery store.

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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[Frontier Says Software Update Interrupted Service in Connecticut]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 13:43:56 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/frontier.jpg
Frontier says service in Connecticut has been restored after a software update interrupted service Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Law Enforcement Activity Underway at Bridgeport Health Care Center]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 14:19:17 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport+Health+Care+Center.JPG
There is law enforcement activity at Bridgeport Health Care Center in Bridgeport.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Bear Gets Stuck in Car in Canton and Destroys It]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 13:17:34 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Bear+in+Canton.jpg


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<![CDATA[Man in Custody After 14-Hour Standoff in Southbury]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 10:43:15 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Joseph+Michael+Stotz+Connecticut+State+Police+mug+shot.jpg
A Southbury man was taken into police custody after a 14-hour standoff Monday, according to Connecticut State Police.

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<![CDATA[Bear Gets Stuck In Car in Canton and Destroys It]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 13:19:22 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bear+in+car+in+Canton+1200.jpg
A woman in Canton saw the lights of her car Friday night and soon realized the culprit was not a burglar. It was an adult bear and the amount of damage it did was astounding.

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<![CDATA[Complaints Expose ‘Bad Behaviors’ on CT Transit Buses]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 08:41:17 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CT+Transit.jpg
Complaints filed about CT Transit in 2017 have raised concerns including bus drivers running red lights, cutting off other drivers, driving away from people who were trying to board or offering poor customer...]]>
<![CDATA[State Issues Tips to Avoid Falling for ‘Storm Chasers’ or Scammers]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 23:23:05 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut_Battles_to_Clean_Up_After_Storm.jpg
The state is warning residents whose homes sustained tornado or storm damage last week to be vigilant and not fall victim to scammers.

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<![CDATA[Glimpse Into Hebridean Sky Cruise Ship That Docked in New London]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 08:32:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Hebridean+Sky+3.jpg


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<![CDATA[3 State Parks Remain Closed Because of Storm Damage]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 09:56:11 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sleeoing+Giant+State+Park+Hamden+damage.jpg
Three state parks remain closed almost a week after powerful storms, including tornadoes, came through Connecticut and caused extensive damage.

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<![CDATA[Passenger Cruise Ship Docks in New London For First Time In Years]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 09:52:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hebridean-Sky-Docked-in-New-London.jpg
New London had a big, white cruise ship docked at City Pier Monday – the first passenger cruise ship to use the port of New London since 2014, according to the Connecticut Port Authority.

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<![CDATA[Branford Police Investigate Home Invasion]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 07:11:01 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police+lights+generic4.jpg
Branford police are investigating a home invasion at the Jefferson Woods Condominium Complex.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Ducks on Interstate 95 in Westport]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 20:07:01 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WESTPORT-DUCK-RESCUE.jpg
Westport firefighters came to the rescue of a family of ducks trying to cross the road Monday - the road being a major interstate.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Man Killed in Vermont Plane Crash]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 22:32:33 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BALD-MOUNTAIN.jpg
A Manchester, Conn. man was killed in a plane crash in Vermont Sunday, according to Vermont State Police.]]>
<![CDATA[Bermudez Zimmerman Says Age Doesn't Represent Experience]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 19:02:23 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bermudez-Zimmerman.jpg
The youngest person running for statewide office on either side of the political aisle this year is Eva Bermudez Zimmerman.

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<![CDATA[Wallingford's Last Day of School to Remain as Scheduled]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:12 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wallingford-bus-storm-back-to-school.jpg
Wallingford’s Board of Education has voted to keep the end of the school year and graduation as scheduled, despite missing multiple days for snowstorms in the winter and again following storm damage when severe...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Police Investigate Shooting, Crash on Albany Avenue]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 18:41:15 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HARTFORD-ALBANY-AVE-SCENE.jpg
Hartford police are investigating a shooting and a car crash on Albany Avenue Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Juvenile Offender Takes Cell Phone Video While Locked Up]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 18:38:52 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridgeport-Juvenile-Detention-Center.jpg
The NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters have obtained cell phone video that appears to have been recorded by a juvenile in custody at the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center.

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<![CDATA[Report of Gun Prompts Police Response at Norwich School]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 16:06:32 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwich+Police+1200.jpg
There will be a police presence at Kelly STEAM School in Norwich Tuesday after a report that a student may have brought a gun to school Monday.

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<![CDATA[Authorities ID Body Found After North Haven Explosion]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 15:24:03 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/North+Haven+explosion.jpg
Authorities have identified remains found after a police standoff and fiery explosion on Quinnipiac Avenue in North Haven earlier this month that injured 10 police officers.

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<![CDATA[19 Marijuana Plants Found at South Windsor Home: Officials]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 14:37:32 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*213/Marijuana+arrest+Panayotoplus+1.jpg


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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports Rates Gas Grills]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 13:26:28 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gas-grill-kenmore-elite.jpg
Grilling season is heating up and there are plenty of options when it comes to barbecues.

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<![CDATA['Marijuana Cookies' Send Hamden High School Students to Hospital]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 18:43:46 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hamden+High+School+May+21.jpg
Five students from Hamden High School were transported to the hospital after eating 'marijuana cookies,' police said, and they have arrested a 15-year-old girl.

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<![CDATA[Student Brought BB Gun That Looked Like Semi-Automatic to Shelton High: Police]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 12:51:37 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Destiny+Ryan+Shelton+mug+shot.jpg
A Shelton High School student was arrested Monday after she was found with a BB gun that looked like a semi-automatic handgun, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Wallingford Students Back in School After Microburst]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 12:18:50 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wallingford-bus-storm-back-to-school.jpg
Students in Wallingford’s Public School District went back to school Monday after missing three days last week because of the severe storm damage.

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<![CDATA[Man Who Stole Ambulance from RI Hospital Caught in CT: PD ]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 15:55:59 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+police+barracks1.jpg
A Boston man who is accused of stealing an ambulance from Rhode Island Hospital was stopped on Interstate 95 in Connecticut and arrested, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Sleeping Giant State Park Could Remain Closed Until Fall]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 09:55:09 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sleeping+giant+tree+damage.jpg
Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden could be closed until the fall because of massive storm damage, according to the Sleeping Giant Park Association.

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<![CDATA[Assault Suspect Hit Milford Officer With Feces- and Urine-Covered Shirt: Police]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 11:12:20 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rafael+Cruz+Milford+mug+shot.jpg
A Bridgeport man is accused of assaulting police in Milford police and hitting an officer in the face with a shirt that was covered in urine and feces.

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<![CDATA[UConn President Susan Herbst to Step Down Next Summer]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 15:14:35 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/susan-herbst-uconn-president.jpg
UConn President Susan Herbst will step down next summer and she said she plans to return to the classroom as a political science professor at the UConn campus in Storrs.

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<![CDATA[Amistad High Student-Athlete Considering Several Ivy League Opportunities]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 11:43:12 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tolo+Adeniji+Amistag+High+School.jpg
Tolu Adeniji did not know how to play any sports when she entered AF Amistad High School, but that did not stop her. That perseverance is paying off and the student-athlete has several college acceptances...

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<![CDATA[Carjackers Steal Car With Young Children Inside in New Britain]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 18:44:13 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/carjacking-new-britain.jpg
Carjackers stole a car with two young children inside from New Britain Sunday evening and police said the children were dropped off and pushed to the sidewalk, but they were not seriously injured.

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<![CDATA[Cleanup Continues in Southbury After Storms]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 09:14:36 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Southbury+Cleanup.jpg
Sunday was day five of cleanup after the storm tore through Southbury Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Person Dies After Fire in Southington]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 07:41:52 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fatal+fire+on+Prospect+Street+in+Southington.JPG
One person has died after a fire in Southington Saturday night, according to officials from the fire department.

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<![CDATA[Gas Prices Continue to Rise in Connecticut]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 12:01:25 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/257*120/319+gas+prices+Connecticut.jpg
Gas prices have been over $3 a gallon in Connecticut for more than a week and they continue to rise.

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<![CDATA[6 Injured in Crash on Route 15 in Trumbull]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 15:03:39 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Generic-Police-Lights-08211.jpg
Six people were injured in a six-vehicle crash that closed part of Route 15 in Trumbull on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Pedestrian Killed in New Britain Hit-and-Run]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 18:41:42 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NEW-BRITAIN-HIT-AND-RUN-SUSPECT-VEHICLE.jpg
New Britain Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on Saturday afternoon.

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