<![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-usThu, 21 Jun 2018 16:12:47 -0400Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:12:47 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![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[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[Melania Trump Visits Border Amid Family Separation Crisis]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:12:33 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-980367198.jpg
Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday to get a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country...

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<![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[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[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[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[Advocates Warn Against Detaining Families Indefinitely]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:38:20 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/protect-the-children.jpg
Immigrant advocates applauded President Trump’s decision on Wednesday to end the separation of migrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally but fear a return to long detentions while the families’...

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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[WATCH: 'Brave' Deputy Frees Bear Ransacking Car in Calif.]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:03:57 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEBBEARCARGIF_3197720.gif
Friendly reminder: don't leave food in your vehicle if you're paying a visit to Lake Tahoe.That's the message the Placer County Sheriff's Department is sharing after they recently came across a bear rummaging...

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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[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[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[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[Tech Companies Working With ICE as Border Crisis Continues]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:43:21 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ICEGettyImages-688613960.jpg
Several high-profile data and technology companies have been profiting off of contracts with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for the last several months, NBC News reported. Hewlett

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<![CDATA[Military Lawyers Being Sent to Border for Immigration Cases]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:10:06 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DOD-logoGettyImages-626284132.jpg
The Department of Defense said Wednesday night that 21 military lawyers are being sent to Arizona, Texas and New Mexico to help prosecute illegal immigration cases, NBC News reported.

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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[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[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[White Nationalists Planning Rally Near White House]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:24:56 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/062018+charlottesville2.jpg
The group behind the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year is planning a one-year anniversary rally near the White House in August — and the National Park Service has given...

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<![CDATA[Trump Touts Executive Order at Minnesota Rally]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:25:26 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TRUMP+RALLY+062018.00_00_22_17+THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump promised the crowd at a campaign-style rally in Duluth, Minnesota, Wednesday night that a border wall will soon be fully funded. The rally came hours after Trump signed an executive order...]]>
<![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[Texas Billboard Tellings 'Liberals' to Leave Lone Star State to Be Removed]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:09:21 -0400 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/211*120/Liberal+billboard.jpg
A billboard in Texas urging "liberals" to keep driving until they leave the state is being removed after it created backlash on social media.The sign near Vega, about 30 minutes west of Amarillo, reads...

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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[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[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.]]>