<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 16 Dec 2017 00:33:07 -0500Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:33:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pregnant Woman Hit by Car in Wallingford]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:34:28 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Traffic-Light-Connecticut-Generic.jpg
A pregnant woman was hit by a car in Wallingford on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Father of 3 Shot and Killed in Sprague]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:07:16 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sprague+fatal+shooting+daylight.JPG
A man is dead after a shooting in Sprague Thursday night and detectives from major crimes are investigating.State police have not identified the victim, but a family member said he was a father of three young...

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<![CDATA[New Britain Father Facing Deportation Granted Stay]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:27:20 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/210*120/Mariano+Cardoso+Sr..JPG
A New Britain father of three received word he will be allowed to stay in the country for now.]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Fall For Fake Checks]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:28:56 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/money+generic+Connecticut.jpg
NBC Connecticut’s consumer team recently received a priority mail envelope with a $1,690 check enclosed.

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<![CDATA[Former Aide Accuses Virginia Rep. Scott of Sexual Misconduct]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:52:44 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_163068116341251.jpg
A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances, NBC News reported.At a press conference, Macherie...

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<![CDATA[Business Leaders Working to Better State's Economic Growth]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:56:24 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/210*120/Commission+on+Fiscal+Stability+and+Economic+Growth.jpg
The state’s top business leaders are working to put Connecticut on a path to better economic growth.

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<![CDATA[Woodbridge School Warns Students of Mumps Exposure]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:24:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Amity+High+School+Woodbridge.jpg
A school in Woodbridge is warning staff and students about the potential for mumps exposure.

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<![CDATA[Woman Seriously Injured in Waterbury Hit-and-Run Has Died: Family]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:16:31 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Waterbury_Woman_Seriously_Injured_in_Hit-and-Run_Crash.jpg
A 75-year-old woman who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Waterbury on Tuesday morning has died, according to family members.]]>
<![CDATA[New Store Coming to Main Street in Manchester]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:01:54 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Accra+Mal+Manchester.JPG
After about 10 years of being vacant, a new business is taking over 12,000 square feet along Main Street in Manchester.

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<![CDATA['Here We Go Again': Passenger Captures Viral Tarmac Dancer 'Back at It']]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:06:43 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/southwest+airlines+plane.JPG
The airport worker who captured millions of hearts across the nation when he was captured on now-viral video dancing, animatedly, as he directed a plane several months ago is at it again.

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<![CDATA[House Ethics Committee Investigating Nev. Rep. Kihuen]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:55:09 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16319813812226.jpg
The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it has opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen after reports of sexual harassment against the Nevada congressman. "The Committee notes that...

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<![CDATA[CREC Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Relationship]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:54:20 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/crec-academy-of-the-arts.jpg
A teacher at a CREC school has been placed on leave after allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher. Officials from CREC said the school is the Greater Hartford Academy of the...

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<![CDATA[Crews Work to Repair Heat at Middle School in Waterbury]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:55:35 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Waterbury_Schools_Dismiss_Early_for_Snow.jpg
Schools in Waterbury sent students home early Friday because of snow in the firecast for this afternoon, but weather has been an issue for students at Wallace Middle School has had weather issues for the...

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<![CDATA[Second Swimmer Attacked by Sea Lion in San Francisco Bay]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:02:40 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/111617+sea+lions+returned+florida+keys.JPG
San Francisco Fire officials are advising the public to swim at their own risk after a second sea lion reportedly attacked a swimmer at the city's Aquatic Park Friday.Fire officials tweeted around 9 a.m.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX First Recycled Rocket Soars With Recycled Capsule]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:51:05 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/spacexrecycledrocket_1200x675.jpg
SpaceX, Elon Musk's rocket company, launched the first recycled rocket with a recycled capsule Friday in Florida to deliver groceries to the International Space Station for NASA, CNBC reported.It was...

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<![CDATA[AAA Expecting Record-Breaking Holiday Travel Season]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:26:02 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Record_Number_of_Holiday_Travelers_Expected.jpg
The end-of-the-year holiday travel forecast is another record breaker with AAA projecting a 3.1 percent increase in travel compared to last December.

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Supplying Lethal Drugs Charged With Negligent Homicide]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:41 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rodney+Coriano+Naugatuck+mug+shot.jpg
A man accused of supplying the drugs that led to a man’s death in Naugatuck has been charged with negligent homicide.

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<![CDATA['We'll See': Trump Doesn't Rule Out Michael Flynn Pardon]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:55:25 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17349543819533.jpg
President Donald Trump on Friday refused to directly say whether he would pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News reported."I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn

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<![CDATA[ Three Openly Gay Men Compete for a Spot on US Olympic Team]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:19:36 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/johnfennellgay2018olympics_1200x675.jpg
An openly gay man has never competed for the U.S. in a Winter Games, and it's been 14 years since one did in a Summer Games, NBC News reported. John Fennell is one of three publicly out male athletes competing...

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<![CDATA[Crews Respond to Minor Chemical Spill at New Haven Lab]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:09:23 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Minor+chemical+spill+in+New+Haven.JPG
Crews responded to after a minor chemical spill at a New Haven lab that tests tissue.

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<![CDATA[Snow Falling During Evening Commute]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:42:10 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/commute-snow-91.jpg
Drivers should expect a messy commute leaving work today, with snow beginning around 3 p.m. and going until around 10 p.m., and some schools will be dismissing early or canceling evening activities.

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<![CDATA[Southington Care Provider Stole Guitars from Client: Police]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:51:58 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Barbara+Nolan+Southington+Mugshot+1200.jpg
A personal care attendant is accused of stealing electric guitars worth $1,800 from a client in Southington. Police said it appears that once she realized that police were investigating, the woman went back...

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<![CDATA[Activists Warn Tax Bill Could Hurt Puerto Rico Even More]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:42:00 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/puerto-rico3.jpg
A coalition of Puerto Rican and Latino groups have told members of Congress that any tax increases on U.S. corporations operating on the island would devastate an already battered economy, NBC News reported. The

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Coyote Attack Terrier in Illinois Family's Backyard]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:21:53 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/COYOTE+ATTACK+-+00000624_30079233.jpg
An Illinois family is issuing a warning to other pet owners after their dog was attacked by a coyote in their backyard.Surveillance video captured the moment a stray coyote charged at Boozer, the Dinges...
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<![CDATA[‘Today’ Show’s Wrangler is Working With Connecticut State Police]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:02:09 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wrangler+is+a+Connecticut+Police+Dog.JPG
You met Wrangler on the ”Today” show when he was just a puppy and beginning his training to become a service dog and you could be seeing a lot more of him in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Lauer Faces New Inappropriate Workplace Relationship Claim]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:53:07 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NUP_178972_0027.JPG
A former "Today" show production assistant says she had a brief, consensual relationship with Matt Lauer nearly two decades ago, explaining she felt too intimidated to turn down his advances after reaching...

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<![CDATA[Friday Is Free Shipping Day for Hundreds of Retailers]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:31:17 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/package-delivery.jpg
Online retailers are bringing some much-needed relief for late shoppers: free shipping.Friday is the 10th annual Free Shipping Day. More than 960 retailers, including Macy's, Nordstrom, Amazon, Kate Spade and...

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<![CDATA[Frantic NYC Subway Track Rescue Caught on Camera]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:29:52 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/subway-unconscious-man-1214.jpg
Gripping cellphone video catches frantic straphangers shouting down an approaching Q train Thursday morning so they can save a man passed out with his body strewn across a subway train trestle in Brooklyn.

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