• CCSU Player Saves a Life by Donating Bone Marrow

    One-year-old Eleanor was diagnosed with a rare immunodeficiency shortly after she was born. Her parents never could have imagined that the key to her cure was on the football field in Connecticut.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • It’s a ‘SCAM’ warns Costco, stop sharing this fake $75 coupon on social media now

    The coupon claims everyone who shares it will be sent a $75 voucher, but the company notified members via Facebook that this is a hoax.
    Author: Douglas Jones, TEGNA
    WASHINGTON — An image of what is said to be a Costco coupon is being shared on social media, but the company warns, this is a “SCAM.”
    Costco posted a message to their Facebook page Tuesday urging customers to stop sharing the fake coupon saying, “Costco is NOT giving away $75 coupons.” The company u
  • Race Against Time; New Haven man awaits life-saving double lung transplant

    NEW HAVEN- A Connecticut father of two young children is now fighting for his life after he was diagnosed with a fatal lung disease.
    Thirty-one-year-old Donn Kovac has been battling health issues since he was thirteen. He was recently diagnosed with interstitial lung disease and now depends on an oxygen machine 24/7.
    Donn is on the list for a double lung transplant at New York Presbyterian hospital and could be on the list for up to two years. He said his biggest motivation to keep fighting are
  • Connecticut immigrants paying close attention to Supreme Court ruling on DACA

    HARTFORD -- Supporters of DACA converged on the steps of the Supreme Court to voice their opinion.
    "Never lose your home. Never lose your fire," said a supporter of DACA on the steps of the Supreme Court.
    DACA or the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals Act provides some people who were brought to the United States illegally as children the opportunity to live and work in the states.
    President Trump’s administration argues that the Obama-Era legislation is both illegal and unconstitutio
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  • Bitter cold temperatures didn’t stop Wethersfield girls soccer fans

    WETHERSFIELD -- It’s the changing of the seasons well, at least for a few days. With some of the coldest air of the season filtering in tonight into tomorrow you can feel those temperatures taking a plummet.
    But the cold is no match for after school activities and sporting events like in Wethersfield where they hosted there girls high school soccer playoff game.
    The temperatures were in the twenties and the winds were whipping. Captain moms Dawn Pellegrino  and Tammy Judson said this
  • Silver Alerts issued for missing Ellington couple

    ELLINGTON — State Police issued two Silver Alerts Tuesday night for an Eliington couple missing since Monday.
    76-year-old Barbara Lynds is a white female with brown hair and green eyes. Police say Barbara is 5 foot 7 and weighs 149 pounds.
    Her husband, 80-year-old Irwin Lynds is a while male with white hair and brown eyes. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds.
    According to police, the Lynds’ are believed to be with each other, operating a 2011 white Ford Escape with Connecti
  • Fight at Popeyes drive-thru in California caught on camera

    Photo by: Gigi Drummond via KFMB
    TEMECULA, Calif. — Content warning: The video in this story may be disturbing to some viewers.
    Author: KFMB
    A Temecula resident captured a fight between two couples in the drive-thru of a Popeyes restaurant on camera Saturday night. Gigi Drummond said no one was arrested in the altercation between at least four people, but she captured the incident as it escalated.
    Drummond says she was waiting in the drive-thru line at the Popeyes on Temecula Par
  • Wolcott family shares their story to raise awareness about consequences of distracted driving

    WOLCOTT — A Wolcott family is sharing their story of how distracted driving took away a loved one  in hopes to warn others about its dangers. 
     
    Henry Flynn, 56, of Wolcott passed away in October of 2017 following a crash. 
     
    “He was there, he was reliable and we lost that, distracted driving did that to us,” daughter Andrea Lecours said. 
     
    According to police, Henry was parked and loading two lawnmowers on Witches Rock Road in Bristol.
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  • Five things to watch for the first public impeachment hearing

    The impeachment inquiry is going public, a pivotal step for House Democrats as they try to make their case to the country that President Donald Trump should be the third president in US history to be impeached.
    By Jeremy Herb, CNN
    Seven weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry, her party’s members are bringing in three witnesses to testify publicly. The Democrats are trying to illuminate their case that Trump abused his office by pressuring the Ukrainian Pre
  • Hartford Opens Warming Centers During Cold Snap

    The city of Hartford has opened its daytime warning centers and an overnight shelter for the cold weather this week.Photo Credit: necn
  • Connecticut warming centers activated due to extreme cold

    HARTFORD — With cold air forecast for the next few days, several Connecticut cities and towns have activated warming centers and shelters.
    Click here to find a warming center near you on 211CT.org
    Here are just some of the centers open:
    Hartford
    Daytime Warming Centers:Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main St and its branches. For locations and hours, please visit https://www.hplct.org/locations-hoursSouth End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Ave: Wednesday – Thursday 8:3
  • NFL teams invited to Colin Kaepernick private workout this weekend

    Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who claimed the NFL and its teams colluded to keep him from playing following his refusal to stand during the National Anthem, will take part Saturday in a private workout organized by the league.
    The NFL sent a memo Tuesday to its 32 teams, saying the session will include on-field work and interview time with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, ESPN first reported.
    The workout will take place at an undisclosed location in Atlanta, a source with d
  • US Supreme Court Takes Up DACA Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as the DACA act.
  • Plastic bag tax generates much less cash than budgeted

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new state report indicates Connecticut consumers are remembering to bring their own bags to the supermarket.
    Revenue estimates released Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget office and the legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis project the new 10-cent fee for disposable plastic bags will generate $7 million in the current fiscal year, not the $27.7 million included in the state budget.
    Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw says the 7
  • Companies Back Governor's Transportation Plan, But Say Little on Tolls

    A week after rolling our his transportation plan, Gov. Ned Lamont says he’s getting some positive feedback from some of the state’s largest companies, including New Britain-based Stanley Black & Decker.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Milford man arrested after police find drugs hidden in lint roller during traffic stop

    WEST HAVEN — State Police say a Milford man was arrested early Tuesday morning while Troopers were conducting traffic stops in the area of I-95 South.
    35-year-old, Ellis Reaves was arrested after a stop for failing to maintain his proper lane led to Troopers searching his vehicle.
    Officials say Troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside compartment of Reaves’ vehicle.
    A State Police K9 was on scene and conducted a search of the vehicle, where a clothing lint
  • National Weather Service issues warning about black ice in part of Connecticut

    HARTFORD — The National Weather Service has issued special weather statements for several areas in state following concerns of patchy black ice.
    Record cold temperatures and early snowstorms have not skipped out on Connecticut.
    According to the NWS, patchy black ice is expected due to temperatures falling below freezing and residual moisture on untreated surfaces.
    The areas included in the warning are Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London.
    Officials say the  black ice will be
  • Suspect in the death of Clark Atlanta University student had spent holidays at the victim’s home, a family spokesman says

    A Clark Atlanta University student accused in the death of her roommate was a close friend who had spent holidays with the victim’s family, a family spokesman said Sunday.
    Jordyn Jones, who is one of two suspects in the death of Alexis Crawford, spent at least one Thanksgiving and Easter holiday with Crawford’s family over the past few years, the Rev. Markel Hutchins told CNN in an interview. Jones, who is from Michigan, and Crawford, who is Athens, started as freshmen together at t
  • MADD’S holiday message comes to Mohegan Sun

    UNCASVILLE --  Just steps from the casino floor at Mohegan Sun, there were no games being played on a stage set up to send a message.
    As the holiday season approaches, each year, MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving – puts their campaign called “Tie One on for Safety” into action. Joined by advocates, victims, and law enforcement leaders, Colleen Sheehey-Church, the former national president MADD said, “we want you to have fun during the holiday season we just
  • Trucks on the Parkways continue to be issue in Connecticut

    NORWALK -- A commercial truck hit an overpass on the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk today, damaging the trailer and causing a backup for commuters.
    This isn’t the first time it’s happened, it actually happens quite a bit according to state police.
    In 2017 there was a fatal incident, a driver drove into a tractor trailer that had stopped in the roadway, a head of an overpass.
    According to state police some drivers blame their GPS device.
    “One of the excuses were being told as troop
  • Five big CT corporations back Lamont CT2030 plan in principle

    HARTFORD -- The Connecticut business community has come out in tepid support of Governor Lamont’s latest transportation plan dubbed CT2030. Gov. Lamont is forming a coalition of labor and business leaders to help sell his message of ‘get this state moving again.’ That’s a message that not many people disagree with. But the sticking point is how do you pay for it?
    Less than a week removed from unwrapping his CT2030 transportation plan, Gov. Lamont back at the microphone T
  • Court Ruling a Big Setback for Homeowners With Crumbling Basements

    A potential lifeline for Connecticut homeowners stuck with crumbling concrete basements failed in the state Supreme Court.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Court Ruling Means Big Setback for Homeowners With Crumbling Basements

    A potential lifeline for Connecticut homeowners stuck with crumbling concrete basements failed in the state supreme court.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • High School Athletes Play Through Dropping Temperatures

    It may have been chilly Tuesday afternoon, but the activity on Connecticut’s playing fields today was far from frozen.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Norfolk residents wake up to snowfall and extreme cold

    NORFOLK — What’s often called to icebox of Connecticut lived up to its name Monday. While many woke up to rain, people in Norfolk woke up to snow on the ground.
    “We’ve been waiting for snow I like it, its fun it means winter and winter means Christmas,” Jesse Wald said.
    Some around the state got a coating of snow but people across Connecticut felt the cold temperatures take a dip throughout the day Monday making for a nice reminder to prepare for the winter months
  • Mystic pizzeria asks for public’s help after veteran loses $4,200 at restaurant

    MYSTIC — Veteran’s day wasn’t too happy this year for one Iraq War veteran who lost some serious cash at a pizza place Monday.
    Benjamin Donovan ate lunch at Angie’s Pizza & Pier 27 Lounge around noon on Veteran’s Day and a bank envelope with $4,200 inside fell from his pocket.
    Donovan said on Facebook he had just received that money as a deposit from a job he had done.
    Angie’s Pizza & Pier 27 Lounge also took to Facebook to ask the their patrons to und
  • Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

    The roughly 10 inches of snow in Buffalo and Detroit by Tuesday morning was a record depth for the time of year, weather service records show.Get the local forecast here
    Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.
    The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars
  • Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Nick Foles A Top QB Option As He Returns From Injury

    By Matt Citak
    (CBS Boston) Week 11 is upon us, which means time is running out to clinch your spot in the fantasy postseason.
    Week 10 was a tough one for many fantasy managers, as six teams, including fantasy-friendly offenses such as the Patriots, Texans, Eagles and Jaguars, had the week off. That is the largest number of teams on bye in the same week that we will have to deal with all season. We’re not completely out of the woods yet, as Weeks 11 and 12 feature four teams on bye each wee
  • Grab that Winter Coat! Record Cold Expected Wednesday

    Rain has begun mixing to snow as temperatures plummet across the state.Photo Credit: NBC ConnecticutThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Residents Authorized To Kill Invasive Ducks Running Amok In Town

    PEARLAND, Texas (CBS Local) — Muscovy ducks are taking over a town in Texas and residents are now being encouraged to trap or even shoot them in some cases.
    The City of Pearland is allowing landowners and homeowner’s associations (HOAs) to “address the ducks as seen fit, and within legal parameters, by the HOA or the landowner.”
    Pearland is designated as a bird sanctuary city but the Muscovy duck is considered an invasive species from Central and South America and are the
  • A World War II submarine that was missing for 75 years has been found off Okinawa, Japan

    It’s been 75 years since the USS Grayback went missing with 80 sailors aboard. Now, an organization that searches for sunken World War II submarines has solved the mystery of where it went down.
    On Sunday, undersea explorer Tim Taylor and his team at the Lost 52 Project announced that they had located the long-lost submarine on June 5 about 1,427 feet underwater off Okinawa, Japan.
    Last year, researcher Yutaka Iwasaki found that the Navy had originally made an error in translating the Japa
  • Two Fast-Food Employees Fired After Police Officer Refused Service

    ROXBORO, N.C. (CBS Local) — Two employees at a fast-food restaurant in North Carolina were fired last week after they allegedly refused service to a police officer.
    The Roxboro Police Chief David Hess said one of his officers, Kenneth Horton, an Army veteran and police sergeant, was on duty and in uniform when he arrived a Cook Out restaurant early Thursday to get food.
    “We’re saddened that an employee denied service to a police officer,” Hess told WTVD. “We promote
  • Starling Physicians Warns Patients of Data Breach

    Starling Physicians is warning that it was the victim of a data breach, and some patient information may be affected.
  • US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

    HARTFORD  — Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said Tuesday.
    Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien, said he skipped Monday’s pretrial hearing because Anguilla officials did not provide assurances he would be allowed to remain free on bond and he was worried about his safety.
    Anguilla is
  • Patient data breached at state healthcare group

    ROCKY HILL — A healthcare group is notifying its patients after they said there was a data breached in an incident earlier this year.
    Starling Physicians P.C., a Connecticut based multispecialty healthcare group, said they are notifying some of their patients who were potentially impacted by a data security incident. The company has 35 locations throughout central Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
    Starling said they were targeted by a cyber-phishing attack on February 8, 2019. “
  • Pete Buttigieg joins top tier of candidates in new Iowa poll

    South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined the leaders of the Democratic race for president in Iowa, up 14 percentage points since August, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely caucusgoers out Tuesday.
    Buttigieg garnered 22% support, in the top tier with former Vice President Joe Biden (19%) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (18%). Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders also made gains from Monmouth’s August poll, but with 13%, fell outside of the top three statu
  • State’s Attorney says police shooting in Meriden was justified

    ROCKY HILL — Investigators said three police officers were justified in shooting a suspect last year after he refused to put down a weapon after a traffic stop.
    On October 18, 2018,Ryan Holley was shot by police and suffered non-life threatening injuries in the parking lot of of the CVS on East Main Street.
    The report states, “While Ryan Holley initially had no way of knowing that MPD officers were operating the unmarked SUV, he made the conscious and deliberate decision to attempt t
  • Police ID Homicide Victim Found in Woodbridge

    A 28-year-old New Haven man who was found dead in a wooded area of Woodbridge on Saturday night had several gunshot wounds and police are investigating his death as a homicide.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Mark Sanford suspends 2020 presidential campaign

    Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman who two months ago launched a longshot primary challenge to President Donald Trump, suspended his candidacy Tuesday.
    “I am suspending my race for the Presidency because impeachment has made my goal of making the debt, deficit and spending issue a part of this presidential debate impossible right now,” Sanford said in a statement. “From day one, I was fully aware of how hard it would be to elevate these issues
  • Officials ID Homicide Victim Found in Woodbridge

    Police are investigating a homicide after finding a man's body in the woods in Woodbridge on Saturday night and authorities previously said it's related to a missing person case from New Haven.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Remains of WWII soldier returned to Milwaukee nearly 75 years later

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Decades of uncertainty are over for one family after the remains of a missing World War II veteran were returned to Milwaukee nearly 75 years later.
    Skimming the pages of the history book he created for his fallen uncle, Kenneth Lochowicz and his wife, Jane, reminisced about their journey to find the remains of his uncle, Private First Class Eugene Lochowicz.
    "His boat overturned and he went missing," said Kenneth Lochowicz.
    For decades, that date was etched in the
  • Botched gender reveal stunt led to plane crash in Texas, NTSB finds

    TURKEY, Texas – Another gender reveal stunt went horribly wrong and led to a recent plane crash in Texas, according to a National Transportation Safety Board accident report released Friday.
    A pilot in Texas crashed a plane during an elaborate gender reveal stunt. (FAA)
    The pilot was flying a plane at a low altitude on September 7 as part of an elaborate gender reveal for a friend, according to the report.
    The pilot dumped 350 gallons of pink water from the plane, but the plane
  • WATCH: Police Officer Caught On Video Dancing Naked At Nightclub

    CONWAY, Ark. (CBS Local) — An off-duty Arkansas police officer who was caught on camera dancing naked at a nightclub has been suspended.
    The video shows Conway police officer Cebron Hackett dancing completely nude to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and then struggling with a security guard at Discovery Nightclub in Little Rock.
    The video was brought to the attention of the Conway Police Chief Jody Spradlin on October 13, CBS affiliate KTHV reported. Hackett was sus
  • Man shot in head trying to defend woman, baby in California restaurant

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) - As he lies in a hospital bed, unconscious in a medically induced coma, Elias Garibay is hailed as a hero.
    “First and foremost, I’m proud of him,” Garibay’s son, Benjamin Lozano told KTXL. “He did what he thought was right and that means everything to me.”
    Lozano said his father was shot in the head while trying to protect a woman and her infant from an abusive man.
    It happened Friday evening when the 45-year-old went to Tortilleria
  • Oreo releases creme-filled eggs for the holidays

    (Walmart)
    Just in time for the holidays, Oreo has released Chocolate Candy Eggs.
    The creme-filled eggs look a lot like Cadbury’s signature candy, but instead of a sweet filling, these chocolate spheres are filled with Oreo’s vanilla creme that has speckles of crunchy chocolate cookie bits.
    You can buy these delicious eggs in Walmart stores or online for $3.48. If you’d like to buy the treat online, click here. 
    Oreo fans are giving their opinion about these new arriva
  • Tractor-Trailer Hits State Police Cruiser on Route 2 in Marlborough: Police

    A tractor-trailer struck a state police cruiser on Route 2 West in Marlborough, according to state police, and there are no reports of injuries.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Police Investigating Homicide in Bethel

    Police are investigating a homicide in Bethel and said the suspect is in custody in New Milford on charges connected to a case there.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • WATCH: Man Vandalizes Town’s ‘Parade Of Flags’ For Veterans Day

    WOOSTER, Ohio (CBS Local) — Just as America was honoring its military veterans, a man was caught on camera ruining a Veterans Day flag display in northeast Ohio.
    Surveillance video from a small business in Wooster shows the unidentified man pulling flags out of the ground and throwing them onto the ground. The video is dated November 6, five days before Veterans Day.
    “It disturbed me badly,” U.S. Army veteran Jim Fields told CBS affiliate WOIO. “That is probably the most
  • State Treasurer hold press conference for FOX61 Student News schools

    HARTFORD -- Student journalists who are part of the award winning FOX61 Student News program took part in a press conference with State Treasurer Shawn Wooden who talked about the college saving program CHET and other financial matters that impact students.
    The press conference was held in the Old Judiciary Room at the State Capitol Tuesday morning. Treasurer Wooden talked to about 50 students, and answered their questions about financial literacy, and saving for college.Missing Attachment
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  • JetBlue is rolling out cheaper fares. But there’s a catch

    JetBlue Airways is following its rivals by rolling out a new basic economy fare. The tickets are cheaper, but they lack the perks that come with more expensive fares.
    The airline announced Tuesday that it has introduced a new fare class called Blue Basic. The stripped-down ticket option doesn’t include advanced seat selection or the ability to change or a cancel a flight. These use-it-or-lose-it fares will be introduced on JetBlue’s website Tuesday.
    Passengers who choose Blue Basic w

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