• No. 5 UConn opens with 72-61 win over rebuilding Cal

    STORRS  — UConn coach Geno Auriemma said he’s had teams play worse in opening games.
    He’s certainly had some play a lot better.
    Christyn Williams scored 24 points and the fifth-ranked Huskies began their season Sunday with a closer-than-expected 72-61 win over California.
    Megan Walker scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Crystal Dangerfield added 14 points for UConn, which has not lost a season opener since 1995.
    “It was a weird game,” Auriemma said
  • Court Decision Paves Way for Downtown North Development

    Hartford has taken another step forward in the process to develop the area surrounding Dunkin’ Donuts Park.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Simsbury Parents Oppose Proposal to Close Elementary School

    Simsbury parents are protesting a proposal to close one of their elementary schools.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Strangers drive elephant table from Minnesota to Michigan to surprise grieving mom

    PORTAGE, Mich. (WXMI) — Prior to Tuesday morning, Sara Hutchinson and Julie Thomas had never met. However they spent the last week messaging back and forth about how to transport a two-foot tall elephant table from Indiana to Michigan. 
    “I’m the elephant drop,” said Thomas in the parking lot of Trove, an antique thrift store. “I’m picking up the elephant in Portage, Michigan and taking him to Jackson, Michigan.”
    After that it’ll go to a famil
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  • VERIFY: Fact checking the fifth Democratic debate

    Our VERIFY team fact-checked what the candidates said during the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
    (L-R) Democratic presidential hopefuls New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Representative for Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, California Senator Kamala Harris, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and billionaire-philanthropist Tom Steyer participate i
  • Dog chewed off own leg after being left in cold with no food, frozen water

    EXETER, Mich. – An upstate New York man faces several charges after his dog appeared to have chewed off one of its own limbs, state police say.
    Carl K. Pritchard, 59, of Exeter, faces charges of agriculture and markets law overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance; and failure to provide appropriate shelter for a dog left outdoors.
    The dog, Zoe – who appears to be an older German shepherd mix – was found outside in a plastic pet crate lin
  • EXCLUSIVE: NAACP and Shelton public schools investigate controversial Snapchat video between two students 

    SHELTON – The NAACP Valley Branch demanded action after a string of racially charged incidents at Shelton High School.
    Shelton Public Schools is looking into a controversial Snapchat video exchanged between two students there.
    “This is not the first, this is not the second, this is not the third incident,” said Greg Johnson, president of the NAACP Valley Branch.
    Johnson said he is fed up with Shelton schools and racist incidents.
    He said the latest incident involves a white gi
  • Girl planning attack on Georgia church idolized Charleston shooter, bishop says

    The pastor of the church feels the alleged plot to attack them mirrors racial tensions in the area.GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia police chief says a white 16-year-old girl had collected several kitchen knives and scouted out a mostly black congregation as part of a methodically planned attack on worshippers there.
    Police say the plot came to light when Gainesville High School students told administrators the girl had a notebook with detailed plans to ambush worshippers at Bethel African Met
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  • Simsbury school district revamp plan calls for shutdown of elementary school

    SIMSBURY - A plan to revamp the Simsbury school district calls for the shutdown of at least one elementary school.
    Residents are distraught over a new proposed plan to revamp the school district---which currently includes five k-6th elementary schools.
    School officials said all of their elementary schools are at capacity and Tariffville Elementary would be the most difficult to renovate, which is why the two options presented at the forum Wednesday both propose shutting down the school and re-p
  • From Miami to New Haven: Coastal communities prepare for sea level rise

    Miami, Florida, is known for its beautiful beaches, beautiful people, a relaxed lifestyle, and turquoise water. But what should be done when that water, the very commodity that helps make it a gorgeous city, starts becoming a problem?
    One of the byproducts of climate change is the rising tide. In Miami, the sea has risen by 6-8 inches in the last century, with about four inches of rising since 1992 alone.
    This new normal means that coastal cities must react to mitigate the problem.
    South Florid
  • Ansonia police looking for endangered missing man

    ANSONIA — Police said Wednesday that they are looking for Brandon Maloney who may be a danger to himself.
    Maloney made statements that he would hurt himself to his family before he went missing.
    Maloney is a black man, about 6’3″, with brown eyes, a mustache and beard.  He was last seen in the area of Murray Street and Day Street, wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans.
    If you see Maloney, please call police at 203-735-1885.
  • Friends, Family Mourn Slain Waterbury Woman

    Family and friends are grieving the loss of a Waterbury woman.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut/Family Photo
  • Missing Waterbury woman found dead, boyfriend suspect in her homicide

    WATERBURY - The search for a missing Waterbury woman has turned into a homicide investigation. Janet Avalo-Alvarez was pronounced dead by Waterbury Police Wednesday afternoon.
    Her brother told FOX61 exclusively before the official announcement that he knew it was her.
    “They showed me a picture with tattoos and things that she has," said her brother Randy Avalo. "It’s no doubt it will be her."
    Family and friends mourned the loss a bright light in their lives at a vigil.
    “With h
  • Man Pulls Driver From Car After Explosion in Stafford Springs

    Stafford Fire Department recognized a man who saved the driver of a burning car earlier this month.Photo Credit: Stafford Fire Department
  • NCAA clears Memphis freshman Wiseman to return on Jan. 12

    The James Wiseman saga finally has a resolution.
    After months of back-and-forth between Memphis and the NCAA, the sports governing body has cleared the heralded freshman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12.
    Wiseman will sit out a total of 12 games under a decision announced by the NCAA.
    The sports governing body also announced Wednesday that Wiseman must donate $11,500 — the amount of impermissible benefits the NCAA ruled he received — to a charity of his choice to
  • Highly sought: Marijuana site wants a cannabis reviewer to ‘smoke weed every day’

    The job pays up to $3,000 a month.
    Author: Andrew Krietz via WTSP
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Stoners, take note: There’s a job available right now that can turn that bit of recreational activity into thousands of dollars in income.
    American Marijuana, a website advertised as a trusted medical marijuana resource, hopes to find a cannabis product reviewer for its audience — someone who can “smoke weed every day” and be a fluent expert in the topic.
    People who th
  • Sondland dumps Pompeo into center of Ukraine storm

    After devastating testimony from one of his own ambassadors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is now ensnared at the center of the impeachment probe he has denounced as “Washington noise.”
    Gordon Sondland, who was appointed by President Donald Trump to be US ambassador to the European Union, testified Wednesday that he had kept Pompeo “in the loop” about “activities” connected to the effort to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Trump’s
  • Teenage fugitive caught after 29 years

    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) — Metro Police have arrested a Knox County man who escaped a youth detention center back in 1990 at the age of 19.
    James Darnell Patterson, now 48-years-old, was given permission to go to Nashville Tech, now Nashville State Community College, to go to school. He never returned to the Spencer Youth Center in northwest Nashville.
    The youth center Patterson escaped from has since shut down and was replaced with Woodland Hills Youth Development Center.
    He was booked into j
  • Two CT Malls Institute Holiday Season Curfew For Teens

    Starting on Black Friday through the holidays, shoppers under 18 will have to have an adult chaperone with them at two Connecticut malls between certain hours.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • DNA test reveals Hunter Biden is father of Arkansas woman’s baby

    The DNA test revealed that Hunter Biden is the father of the baby “with scientific certainty.”LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A DNA test has revealed that Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas woman’s baby “with scientific certainty.”
    According to court documents released Wednesday, Biden is not expected to “challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process.”
    The lawsuit was filed in Independence County, which said that Biden and the woman were
  • State Rep. Linda Orange Dies; State Flags Ordered to Half-Staff

    The governor has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff in honor of state Rep. Linda Orange, who died Wednesday after announcing she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this month.Photo Credit: Official PhotoThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • 14-year-old arrested for stabbing father to death with spear

    TERRYTOWN, La. (WGNO) – A 14-year-old Louisiana boy is behind bars after he stabbed his father to death with a spear Wednesday, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
    The teen called deputies to a home in the 2100 block of Browning Lane in Tarrytown around 10 a.m. and told officers he had just stabbed his father, sheriff's officials say.
    When deputies arrived, they found a 50-year-old man inside the home who had been stabbed multiple times.
    The victim was pronounced dead
  • An inmate ran an online scam from prison and made $1 million, authorities say

    LAGOS, Nigeria – A man serving 24 years in a Nigerian maximum security prison used a network of accomplices to conduct an international scam that brought in $1 million, officials said.
    Hope Olusegun Aroke was convicted of fraud four years ago and was held at a maximum security prison in Lagos after his conviction, according to Nigeria’s economic and financial crimes commission.
    While in prison, he worked with accomplices to commit fraud that targeted victims in va
  • Veteran Connecticut lawmaker, Linda Orange dies

    HARTFORD — State officials announced that Colchester representative Linda Orange died Wednesday.
    Orange resigned from public office on October 1 due to her battle with pancreatic cancer.
    “The House Democratic Caucus is missing a bright light today,” said House Majority Leader Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) in a statement. “Linda Orange’s legacy is about standing up for first responders across the state, standing up for her constituents and standing up for her family.&rdqu
  • Hero saves man from burning car in Stafford

    STAFFORD — On November 1, Edward Cyr became a hero by rescuing another man from a burning car.
    According to the Stafford Fire Department No. 1, Inc. Facebook page, Cyr was out with his wife on for dinner when he saw Glenwood Little inside a burning car.
    Without hesitation, Cyr, stopped his car, ran over to Little, and pulled him from the still burning car.
    The car exploded as the two turned the corner of the street.
    Cyr’s actions were all capture on a security camera nearby.  H
  • Building Homes for Heroes moves into Glastonbury for injured combat vet

    GLASTONBURY -- Specialist Craig Hall and his family received a memorable reception on New London Turnpike in Glastonbury Wednesday.
    That’s now where they will call home. Hall lost his left leg below the knee when an IED exploded beneath his tank in Iraq 12 years ago and has been able to rebuild his life. And over the past three months, he group Building Homes for Heroes has rebuilt a home for Hall and his family.
    Andy Pujol, the founder of Building Homes for Heroes said, “we want th
  • E. coli outbreak sickens 17 people in eight states, CDC says

    Public health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 17 people in eight states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
    The cases, which include seven hospitalizations, have cropped up in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Washington and Wisconsin, according to the CDC. No deaths have been reported.
    Two of those hospitalized have developed a type of kidney failure — hemolytic uremic synd
  • Family says they were threatened with $150 fine over 4-year-old playing outside condo

    WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (WPIX) — Outdoor play is a necessary part of a child’s life. But try telling that to Marie Dellafranca, vice president of South Shore Villas Condominium Association at West Babylon, Long Island.
    On May 20, 2019, she sent a warning letter to condo owners Robert and Angelica Parker, WPIX reports. Their 4-year-old son Liam loves riding his tricycle and scooter around the grassy triangle in front their unit.
    The letter reads: “We understand that the weather has
  • Army Veteran Gifted New Home in Glastonbury

    An army veteran who served the nation now has a home in Glastonbury that will serve his needs.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Norwich Free Academy Thanksgiving football start time moved due to safety concerns

    NORWICH — Officials announced Wednesday that the Thanksgiving Day Norwich Free Academy New London high school football game time start has been changed due to  safety concerns.
    In statement sent by city of Norwich, there has been a growing concern due to the recent conflict between citizens from both cities. This concern prompted the start time change.
    Instead of that Thursday, the 158th meeting between the two teams will meet on November at 1 p.m. The game was originally scheduled fo

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