<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 21 Oct 2017 03:00:35 -0400Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:00:35 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Connecticut Restaurants Raising Money for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:06:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Geronimo-New-Haven.jpg
More than 60 restaurants across the state start serving Puerto Rican inspired dishes and drinks on Saturday to raise money for the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

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<![CDATA[Georgia Woman Stole More Than $700,000 From UConn: Police]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:32:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Muthini+Nzuki+UConn+mug+shot.jpg
A Georgia woman is accused of diverting more than $700,000 from the University of Connecticut to her banking accounts after posing as a representative of Dell Computers, according to paperwork from Connecticut...

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<![CDATA[Lake Compounce, Terror on Sun Street Halloween]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:44:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/IMG_5877g.JPG
<![CDATA[Fire Damages Deep River Home]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:16:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fire+at+53+Main+Street+in+Deep+River+2.JPG
Fire caused damage to a two-family home at 53 Main St. in Deep River Friday morning. Deep River Fire Chief Tim Lee said the fire started in an apartment and firefighters put out the...

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<![CDATA[Court Blocks Immediate Abortion for Undocumented Teen]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:30:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17293582701031.jpg
A federal appeals court Friday refused to allow an immediate abortion for a 17-year-old who came to the U.S. illegally and is now in detention. But the court gave her more time to find a way to obtain one,...

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<![CDATA[UNH Student Fights Military Transgender Ban]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:07:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dylan-Kohere.jpg
A University of New Haven (UNH) student hoping to join the United States Army is fighting back against President Donald Trump’s proposed ban on transgender individuals.

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<![CDATA[New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:34:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10-20-2017-rover-360-mars20171019.jpg
Now everyone can get a taste of what scientists see on the red planet.NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience that be accessed with...

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<![CDATA[How Solar Could Transform Puerto Rico's Future ]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:43:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tesla_pic.jpg
The destruction of Puerto Rico's power grid has brought new focus on the bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and how the electricity system could be rebuilt in a more resilient way that takes advantage...

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<![CDATA[Niger Attack Followed 'Massive Intelligence Failure': Source]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:48:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/nigerAP_17292680322023.jpg
A senior congressional aide who has been briefed on the deaths of four U.S. servicemen in Niger told NBC News the ambush by militants stemmed in part from a "massive intelligence failure."The Pentagon has said...

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<![CDATA[Nutritionists Rank Halloween Candy from Better to Worst]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:47:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_070930054765.jpg
Some Halloween treats are trickier than others when it comes to sugar and calories. Here's a better way to dip into your kids' candy stash.NBC News worked with experts to size up the nutritional labels of some...

<![CDATA[3-D Mammogram Technology Helps Detect Breast Cancer Earlier]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:02:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jefferson-radiology.jpg
Local doctors say new 3-D mammogram technology is helping women detect breast cancer earlier and with fewer mistakes.

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<![CDATA[‘Gilmore Girls’ Fan Fest This Weekend in Kent ]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:17:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624303236+Gilmore+Girls.jpg
If you are fan of “Gilmore Girls” fan, the original series or “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” on Netflix, Kent is where you will be, or want to be, this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Cub Scout Kicked Out of Den After Asking Lawmaker Questions]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:57:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_091024026071.jpg
A Colorado Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after asking a state senator questions about political issues from gun control to health care legislation, NBC News reported. The Cub Scout's mother, Lori...

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<![CDATA[Fight at Terryville High Was Retaliation for Drug Robbery]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:08:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-generic-day-connecticut.jpg
A 17-year-old boy assaulted a 14-year-old boy at Terryville High School in September and police arrested them both, as well as two other people, after learning it was in retaliation for a drug-related robbery...

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<![CDATA[Nine Arrested After Investigation Into Drug Dealing on Dirt Bikes]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:33:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+police+drugs+and+dirt+bikes.jpg
Nine people were arrested after police stopped a group suspected of dealing drugs while riding stolen dirt bikes in Hartford.

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<![CDATA[At Least 1 Injured in Middletown Crash]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:08:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown-catalina-crash-pic%29.jpg
At least one person was injured in a crash at South Main Street and Brush Hill Road in Middletown and the intersection is closed.

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<![CDATA[Dog Rescued From Ledge in South Killingly]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:27:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Saint+Bernard+on+Ledge+in+South+Killingly.jpg
Rescuers went to extreme heights after a dog walked out onto a ledge in South Killingly.

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<![CDATA[Indian Embassy in Texas 'Actively Involved' in Missing Child Case]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:19:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wesley+sherin+mathews.jpg
The Indian Embassy says they are monitoring developments in the Sherin Mathews missing child's case in Richardson, Texas."We are closely monitoring Sherin Mathews case. We have established the contact with the...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Residents Meet to Learn About Bankruptcy]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:27:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford_Residents_Meet_to_Learn_About_Bankruptcy.jpg
If the City of Hartford filed for bankruptcy, how would that affect the thousands of people who live and work there?]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find 110 Bags of Heroin During Traffic Stop on I-84]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:09:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tolland+traffic+stop+110+heroin+bag+bust.jpg
State police said they found more than 100 bags of heroin when they stopped a speeding car on Interstate 84 East in Tolland Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Sonoma Co. Toxic Clean Up May Not Finish Until Early 2018]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:24:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Searching+for+remains.jpg
FEMA announced Thursday the North Bay Fires rank 4th on their list of disasters in terms of the amount of destruction and the number of lives taken in a single incident. The urban wildfires have killed at least...

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<![CDATA[New Haven for Puerto Rico Initiative Raises $90,000]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:31:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/New+Haven+for+Puerto+Rico.jpg
The city of New Haven and partners from the Connecticut shoreline have raised more than $90,000 as part of New Haven for Puerto Rico initiative.

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<![CDATA[Pedestrian Struck in Norwich Has Serious Injuries]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:33:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pedestrian+struck+on+North+Main+Street+in+Norwich.jpg
A pedestrian was struck by a car at North Main Street and 8th Street in Norwich Friday morning and has serious injuries, according to police.

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<![CDATA[275 Gallons of Cooking Oil Spill on Route 8]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Oil+spill+on+Route+8.jpg
Route 8 North was closed in Waterbury early Friday morning after hundreds of gallons of cooking oil fell off a truck.

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<![CDATA[7 Arrests After Connecticut State Police 'Quality of Life' Sweep]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:25:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*200/Sharita.jpg

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<![CDATA[Area of Double Fatal Crash on I-95 Busy Spot for First Responders]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:38:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/I95-Old-Lyme-Crash.jpg
Two 71-year-old women were killed in a fiery crash Wednesday on Interstate 95 North in Old Lyme.

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