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Oct 8, 2018

NBC Connecticut Responds to Your Consumer Complaints

NBC Connecticut Responds to Your Consumer Complaints

Introducing NBC Connecticut's new consumer unit, NBC Connecticut Responds. It's our new commitment to viewers. No call, email or question to our consumer hotline will go unanswered when it comes to your consumer...

Jan 7, 2019

Timeshare Troubles: What To Do Before You Buy and Sell

Timeshare Troubles: What To Do Before You Buy and Sell

NBC Connecticut Responds received nine complaints from timeshare owners who say they were misled and find it impossible to resell their property.

Jan 4, 2019

State Officials Warn of Reporting Scam Targeting Businesses

State Officials Warn of Reporting Scam Targeting Businesses

State officials are warning business owners to be on alert for a reporting scam that claims to be an official notice from the state.

Dec 31, 2018

What’s in Store for Retail in 2019?

What’s in Store for Retail in 2019?

According to retail experts, more than a dozen major department store chains, mattress sellers and shoe companies filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018, despite strong consumer spending that otherwise...

Dec 28, 2018

Simsbury Woman Gets Heated Over Furnace and AC Inspection

Simsbury Woman Gets Heated Over Furnace and AC Inspection

Lesley Turner turned to NBC Connecticut Responds about what happened during her annual furnace and AC unit inspection.

Dec 18, 2018

Report Sheds Light on Impact of Headlight Deterioration

Report Sheds Light on Impact of Headlight Deterioration

A new AAA report found that as your car's headlights age, the amount of light they produce for a dark drive is significantly diminished.

Dec 13, 2018

Scammers Can Spoof Your Own Phone Number

Scammers Can Spoof Your Own Phone Number

Neighbor spoofing – taking outgoing caller ID to look like a local number - is a common technique used by scammers. In some cases, the number that appears on your caller ID could even be your own.

Dec 12, 2018

Windsor Woman’s Car Purchase Left Her Stranded

Windsor Woman’s Car Purchase Left Her Stranded

A Windsor woman set out to buy a car online and found herself scammed.

Dec 7, 2018

Montville Man Says Getting A Ticket Refund Added Insult to Injury

Montville Man Says Getting A Ticket Refund Added Insult to Injury

John Sheldon and his wife of Montville were excited to take their first ever trip to Ireland. But that dream was crushed when Sheldon said he injured himself playing indoor soccer.

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First Alert: Friday Snow Followed by Significant Storm
First Alert: Friday Snow Followed by Significant Storm

We continue to track two storms that will lead to impacts here in Connecticut. The first storm arrives on Friday with a second much bigger storm arriving Saturday night and continuing into Sunday.

$2.5M Bond for Man Accused of Stabbing, Kidnapping
$2.5M Bond for Man Accused of Stabbing, Kidnapping

Bond for a man who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend at least 30 times in Hartford and kidnapping her 6-year-old son on New Year’s Day has been set at $2.5 million.

Chris Hansen, From 'To Catch a Predator,' Arrested in CT
Chris Hansen, From 'To Catch a Predator,' Arrested in CT

Chris Hansen, the former host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay for thousands of dollars worth of marketing material, according to police in Connecticut.

The new way doctors are treating cleft lip and palate
The new way doctors are treating cleft lip and palate

UConn Health’s Dental Department is using a non-surgical technology to repair these congenital anomalies and get children a healthy smile

Shutdown May Upend State of the Union Speech
Shutdown May Upend State of the Union Speech

The partial government shutdown threw a prime Washington ritual into question Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to forgo his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech, expressing...

CSCU Suspends Tuition Payments for Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown
CSCU Suspends Tuition Payments for Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities have suspended tuition payments for federal workers affected by the shutdown and their dependents, according to a letter from the CSCU president.