<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 17 Mar 2018 13:58:07 -0400Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:58:07 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Dead After Stabbing in East Haven]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:59:25 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EAST-HAVEN-STABBING-SCENE.jpg
A 27-year-old man is dead after a stabbing during a domestic incident at an apartment in East Haven Saturday, according to East Haven police.

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<![CDATA[Father of Murdered Wesleyan Student Calls for Whiting Accountability]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:45:47 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Father_of_Murdered_Daughter_Calls_for_Accountability.jpg
Lawmakers are calling for reforms at the Whiting Forensic Division, in part, after the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters uncovered allegations of patient abuse and that hospital staff allowed patients, including...]]>
<![CDATA[Annual Kick-Off Party for Closer to Free Ride]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:49:05 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Closer+to+Free+13.jpg
The Closer to Free Ride community gathered for its annual kick-off party in Branford Thursday.

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<![CDATA[UHart Students Spend Spring Break Helping Hurricane Relief]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:22:14 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UHART-PUERTO-RICO-RELIEF.jpg
Dozens of University of Hartford students will spend spring break helping the survivors of power hurricanes last year.

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<![CDATA[Firm Unveils Proposal to Redevelop New Haven’s Long Wharf]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:57:40 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LONG-WHARF-RENDERING.jpg
New Haven is looking to make its Long Wharf stretch of shoreline an even bigger destination spot.

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<![CDATA[DRS Warns of Fake Tax Email]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:48:27 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/178*120/drs+email.JPG
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is warning taxpayers not to fall victim to a fake email.

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<![CDATA[Engineer Left Voicemail About Cracks in Bridge Before Collapse]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:43:50 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bridge-Recovery.jpg
An engineer of the company that designed the faulty pedestrian bridge warned the Florida Department of Transportation of cracks to the structure in a voicemail, but said the company was "not concerned" from...

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<![CDATA[Read McCabe's Full Statement on His Termination From the FBI]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:46:08 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17131530697588.jpg
Below is Andrew McCabe's full statement on his termination from the FBI:

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<![CDATA[Man Hacked Women and Girls, Threatened to Share Personal Photos: Police]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:08:09 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christopher+Lamb.jpg
A Brooklyn, Connecticut man is accused of hacking cell phones and social media accounts of several women and girls and threatening to distribute their photos and personal information if they did not send...

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<![CDATA[‘I Am a Living Ghost’: Romanian Man Fails to Prove He’s Not Dead]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:16:43 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DEADMANDOTELLTALES.00_00_36_13.Still007.jpg
Sometimes dead men do tell tales: A Romanian man who says his wife had him declared dead has been trying to prove in court that it was a mistake. But the court this week rejected his claim and said that...]]>
<![CDATA[New London Kindergartners Walkout Drums Up Concerns ]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:38:12 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kindergarten_Walkout_Raises_Concerns.jpg
Students across the nation walked out of school Wednesday in honor of the victims of the Parkland shooting last month, including a group of New London kindergarteners.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Bridges Built Using Accelerated Bridge Construction]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:33:47 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Local_Bridges_Built_Using_Accelerated_Bridge_Construction.jpg
The technique used to build and install the FIU- Sweetwater bridge which collapsed Thursday in Miami has also been used to replace many bridges in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Another Nor'Easter? Still a Ton of Questions]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:56:12 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GFS+Forecast1.jpg
<![CDATA[Firms Behind FIU Bridge Collapse Have History of Violations]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:06:08 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/189*120/tlmd-puente-miami-GettyImages-932513832.jpg
The companies behind a pedestrian bridge that collapsed near Florida International University have faced questions about their past work, and one is accused of substandard work in a lawsuit filed earlier...

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<![CDATA[First Victim of Florida Bridge Collapse Identified]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:46:28 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BRIDGE+COLLAPSE+VICTIM+THUMB.jpg
College freshman Alexa Duran died Thursday in the Miami bridge collapse, officials have confirmed. Duran was killed as she was driving home from a doctor’s appointment and the bridge collapsed on top...]]>
<![CDATA[2 Teens Seriously Injured After Crashing Car in Wallingford]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:26:24 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Two_Wallingford_Teens_Seriously_Injured_in_Crash.jpg
Two Sheehan High School students were seriously injured after a car crashed into a tree just north of Route 68 in Wallingford, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Teen With Mental Disabilities Found Dead, Parents Charged]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:03:51 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/206*120/parents+arrested+murder+charge+teen+special+needs.jpg
After an 18-year-old woman with mental disabilities was found dead in her Riverside County home, her mother and stepfather were charged with murder, abuse and child endangerment Friday.Riverside County...

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<![CDATA[Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Released After Collapsing at GOP Forum]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:15:16 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mark-Boughton.jpg
Danbury's mayor was treated after having a seizure and collapsing at a GOP governor candidates' event, sources said.

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<![CDATA[After Texas Plant Explodes, Search Resumes for Missing Worker]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:29:08 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dylan-mitchell-inset.jpg
The search for a man who is missing after an explosion and fire destroyed the Texas chemical plant where he worked is underway again Friday.Dylan Mitchell, 27, is believed to have been at work inside...

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<![CDATA[News of Toys R Us Closing Doesn’t Go Over Well for CT Boy]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:13:48 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fischettl+store+closing.jpg
A little Connecticut boy was not happy when he heard that Toys R Us stores will be closing soon and his family has the video to prove it.

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<![CDATA[Fla. Shooting Survivors Release Original Song to Help Heal]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:17:29 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_18056804120693-parkland.jpg
Days after a gunman stormed their Florida school and killed 17 people, two young survivors wrote a song about their grief and healing. On Friday, those Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students released...

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<![CDATA[Loyola Celebrates Buzzer-Beater March Madness Upset Win]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:52:53 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6A+VO+LOYOLA+TSE+-+00003719_31288943.png
What a victory. The Loyola Ramblers are making headlines nationwide after a dramatic upset win by the No. 11 seed over the No. 6 Miami Hurricanes in the NCAA Tournament Thursday.An unexpected three-point...]]>
<![CDATA[Garbage Truck Catches Fire on I-84 East in Hartford]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:59:28 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Garbarge+truck+fire+on+Interstate+84+in+Hartford.JPG
Traffic was a mess on Interstate 84 East in Hartford Friday morning when trash in the back of a garbage truck caught fire during morning rush hour.

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<![CDATA[Man Stabbed While Going to Meet Woman from Dating Site: Police]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:10:41 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New_London_Police_Join_Connecticut_Cyber_Task_Force.jpg
A man was stabbed when he showed up at a home in New London to meet a woman he had connected with on an online dating site, according to New London police.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Fertility Clinic Sued Over Embryo Tank Failure]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:24:33 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/187*120/fertility+embryos-generic.jpg
A San Francisco fertility clinic is facing two lawsuits over the possible destruction of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in a storage tank that malfunctioned.A Sacramento-area couple, Jonathan and...

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<![CDATA[Longtime NY Rep. Louise Slaughter Dead at 88 After Fall]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:12:50 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/louise+slaughter.jpg
Longtime Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, who represented New York districts for more than three decades, died early Friday of injuries sustained in a fall last week at her Washington, D.C., home, her chief of...

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<![CDATA[Missing Pa. Teen, Man Fly One-Way to Cancun: Police]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:25:10 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amy+Yu+Kevin+Esterly+Missing+Persons.jpg
A 16-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man missing from the Lehigh Valley since March 5 are believed to have taken a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Cancun, Mexico, according to Allentown police.The...

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