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    A water main has broken near 103 Main St. in the Terryville section of Plymouth this morning.

    The break is in an area with a mix of homes and businesses and there are reports of no water pressure to low water pressure.

    Crews from Connecticut Water have responded to the scene to make repairs.
     



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

    There is a water main break in the Terryville section of Plymouth.There is a water main break in the Terryville section of Plymouth.

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    A man is dead after his motorcycle hit a tree in Meriden early Monday morning.

    Police said a 911 call reporting a motorcyclist with serious injuries was in the middle of the road came in around 1:20 a.m.

    As they investigated, they determined the driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on River Road when he crossed the center line, went off the left side of the road and hit a tree just east of Oregon Road.

    He was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious head injuries, police said.

    An ambulance transported the man to MidState Medical Center, where he died.

    Police have not released his name because they are in the process of notifying family members.

    Anyone with information about the crash should call 203-630-6201.



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

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    Waterman Road in Lebanon is closed between East Hebron Turnpike and Hoxie Road, where a tree has fallen on wires.

    Officials said there is a fire at the scene.

    Use Route 87 as a detour.



    Photo Credit: Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department

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    Police are investigating a burglary at the AT&T Wireless story on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington.

    The store is located at 3243 Berlin Turnpike.

    No additional information was immediately available.



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

    Police are investigating a burglary at the AT&T Wireless store on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington.Police are investigating a burglary at the AT&T Wireless store on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington.

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    Three in four Latinos have a negative view of Donald Trump and more than half judged his comments about Mexican immigrants as racist, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll.

    Seventy-five percent of 250 Latinos polled viewed the GOP presidential candidate negatively, with 61 percent describing their views as "very negative." Just 13 percent had a positive view.

    Trump has said that Latinos "love" him despite his comments that Mexico was sending rapists and criminals to the U.S.

    Trump leads the field of Republican presidential candidates, with 19 percent support, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    The poll of Latinos' views was conducted from July 26 to 30 and has a margin of error of 6.2 percent.



    Photo Credit: NBC

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    A massive wildfire west of Sacramento, fueled by brittle brush and timber parched by a historic drought, nearly doubled in size on Sunday, August 2, 2015, forcing nearly 12,000 to evacuate.

    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02:  Cal Fire firefighters battle the Rocky Fire on August 2, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02: Cal Fire firefighters battle the Rocky Fire on August 2, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    After a sunny close to the weekend, storms are possible Monday afternoon.

    Storms could roll into the state after 2 p.m. Some could be strong, potentially bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and thunder and lightning. Monday will have a more muggy feel to it.

    Temperatures could reach 91 on Monday.

    The storms could continue overnight Monday, but should be gone by Tuesday morning, giving way to a partly sunny sky. Wednesday will likely be nice and dry as temperatures slightly cool down.

    We could see showers on Thursday with highs in the upper 70s.

    Partial sun will return to the sky on Friday, with a high near 80.



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

    Sunday is the pick of the weekend with temperatures in the upper 80s and mostly sunny skies, but storms are possible tomorrow night.Sunday is the pick of the weekend with temperatures in the upper 80s and mostly sunny skies, but storms are possible tomorrow night.

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    A crash on Interstate 95 North in West Haven is causing delays. The crash happened near exit 42.

    There are delays from the Milford service plaza.

    No additional information was immediately available.



    Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

    A crash on I-95 in West Haven is causing heavy delays.A crash on I-95 in West Haven is causing heavy delays.

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    Back-to-back explosions within a half-hour of each other rattled two churches in a New Mexico town Sunday morning, police said. 

    No one was injured in either explosion, and damage to each church was "relatively minor," according to a statement from the Las Cruces Police Department.

    A mailbox was blasted at Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, about 50 miles from the Mexico border, around 8 a.m. local time, the police statement said. Police were then called to Holy Cross Catholic Church, about three miles away, where an explosive device had gone off in a trash can near the entrance of the church, according to police.

    The churches remained closed Sunday afternoon while multiple law enforcement agencies investigated the blasts, according to police. 



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    A tractor-trailer struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 84 West at the Plainville-Southington line just after 4 a.m. on Monday, according to state police.

    The pedestrian was standing in the right lane of the highway between exits 32 and 33 when he or she was struck, according to a news release from state police.

    Emergency crews reported the pedestrian dead at the scene. No information was available on the pedestrian. Police do not know his or her name and are asking for the public's help to identify the victim.

    The highway was closed early Monday morning, but has since reopened.

    Hours after the pedestrian was struck, there was a crash on I-84 East by exit 31. The car went into the woods. The right shoulder is closed.


     



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

    A tractor-trailer hit a pedestrian on Interstate 84 on the Southington-Plainville line on Monday morning.A tractor-trailer hit a pedestrian on Interstate 84 on the Southington-Plainville line on Monday morning.

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    A prosecutor says an anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror who convicted former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez of murder had a sexually explicit relationship with him and her father served time in jail with him.

    Prosecutor William McCauley says in a filing released Monday that an attempt by Hernandez's lawyer to question the woman under oath is an "unwarranted fishing expedition."

    The woman's identity has been redacted in court documents.

    Hernandez's lawyer says she called him anonymously after his murder conviction in April and claimed wrongdoing by the juror.

    McCauley says the woman wrote Hernandez sexually explicit letters before and during the trial.

    He says she does not work with the juror as she claimed, and her claims should not be taken seriously.



    Photo Credit: EFE / Archivo

    El ex estrella de los Patriots fue condenado por un asesinato ocurrido en 2013.El ex estrella de los Patriots fue condenado por un asesinato ocurrido en 2013.

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    A 53-year-old woman was killed Sunday when she apparently lost control of the motorcycle she was driving and crashed.

    Susan Tolliver, of Stamford, was driving southbound on Route 7/Danbury Road around 7 p.m. Sunday when her motorcycle left the road, hitting the curb in front of 141 Danbury Road, according to police. The motorcycle then veered across three lanes of Route 7, ejecting Tolliver.

    Tolliver was critically injured and died at Norwalk Hospital, according to police.

    Authorities are investigating the crash.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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  • 08/03/15--13:52: Fire Damages Simsbury Home

  • Fire damaged a home on Bushy Hill Road in Simsbury on Monday afternoon.

    Crews responded to the burning home shortly before 2:30 p.m. when a driver passing by saw smoke and called 911.

    No one was home when the fire broke out and no one was hurt, according to fire crews at the scene. The home was damaged and is temporarily uninhabitable but is not destroyed.

    It's not clear what caused the fire.

    No additional information was immediately available.


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    A fight between two men in Meriden sparked a massive police response Monday afternoon, drawing state police troopers and K-9 officers to the area and prompting authorities to block off streets, according to police.

    Police at the scene said the incident began with a fight between two men on Hicks Street. Meriden police and Connecticut State Police swarmed the area, shutting down Prescott Street, Park Avenue and Warren Street. K-9s went going door to door.

    It's not clear what may have occurred after the fight that prompted police to respond en masse. State police spokesman Trooper Kelly Grant said only that the department is assisting Meriden police.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.


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    A crew of 20 Connecticut firefighters is heading to northern California to help rein in a wildfire that has ravaged 60,000 acres, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.

    Ten trained and certified Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staff members and 10 local firefighters will leave the DEEP Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough early Tuesday morning.

    Crew members will travel to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire, where they will then board a plane bound for the West Coast. The crew will join the U.S. Forest Service in battling the Rocky Fire, which has forced hundreds of evacuations and threatened thousands of homes.

    Connecticut firefighters were last deployed to California in August 2014.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 01:  Cal Fire firefighters watch a large plume of smoke as it rises from the Rocky Fire on August 1, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 01: Cal Fire firefighters watch a large plume of smoke as it rises from the Rocky Fire on August 1, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    The former police officer whose killing of Michael Brown sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago, says he hasn't read the U.S. Justice Department's report detailing the city's systemic racism and has no plan to, according to a profile of him in the New Yorker, NBC News reported.

    "I don't have any desire," Darren Wilson told the magazine. "I'm not going to keep living in the past about what Ferguson did. It's out of my control."

    The article is the first in-depth look at Wilson's life since the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting, for which he was exonerated of criminal wrongdoing but remains the target of a wrongful death lawsuit. It marks his first public remarks since last November, when he was interviewed by ABC News.

    Wilson, 29, declined to talk about his shooting of Brown, citing the pending lawsuit. He repeated what he told ABC, saying: "I did my job that day."

    Wilson also said that he saw instances of biased policing in Ferguson, but denied it was systemic.



    Photo Credit: St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office

    Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson appears after being involved in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson appears after being involved in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

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    A 19-year-old who was seriously hurt when he crashed his motorized scooter on Main Street in Willimantic yesterday had surgery this morning, according to police.

    Willimantic police said the young man was not wearing a helmet and suffered injuries to his skull and spine when his scooter collided with car. He was airlifted to Hartford Hospital, where he remains in serious condition.

    Police said the victim was driving erratically, darting in and out of traffic, before crashing near the intersection of Ives Street. It does not appear he hit the brakes, according to Willimantic police spokesman Cpl. Stanley Parizo Jr.

    A family riding in the car was not seriously hurt. Police said the driver, who suffered minor injuries when glass fell on him during the collision, stayed at the scene.

    The people involved have not been publicly identified. Police said it's possible the teen driving the scooter could face charges.

    Authorities are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

    Police are asking witnesses to come forward and call police with information. Callers may remain anonymous.



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

    Part of Main Street is shut down in Willimantic after LifeStar transported a teenager injured in a serious motorized scooter crash Sunday afternoon.Part of Main Street is shut down in Willimantic after LifeStar transported a teenager injured in a serious motorized scooter crash Sunday afternoon.

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    The Hartford Police Department is hiring amid a violent stretch this summer.

    The department is short about 100 officers from providing adequate coverage of the city and has been using overtime for existing officers in order to make up the staffing shortfall.

    Mayor Pedro Segarra said the reason his budget included funding for several dozen positions and not the full 100 had to do to with the appetite for tax hikes in order to pay for the officers.

    "We had an issue of trying to keep our mill rate stable," Segarra said. "One clear thing from our communities is that they could not afford and did not want to pay more taxes."

    The city has experienced 20 homicides so far this year, slightly outpacing last year's total.

    He cautioned that more police doesn't mean fewer shootings or killings.

    "I think to call it reactive would conclude that more police officers would have prevented the homicides and I think the two need to be examined separately. The question being if there were more police officers would there be less homicides and I don’t think that that’s necessarily the case," Segarra said.

    The mayor met with about 50 students who participated in the Hartford Youth Public Safety Academy this summer. They worked with police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel employed by the city.

    Segarra said the academy for young people is key in getting Hartford residents interested early in becoming police officers and firefighters.

    "Hartford is not alone in its police staffing challenges. Other major cities are having trouble with their recruitment efforts of police officers and firefighters so its very important that we get creative in the way that we seek to establish that pipeline," Segarra said.


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    When asked about whether they would take their families to downtown Hartford in light of recent murders in the city, parents said they're cautiously optimistic about their safety.

    "We live in the Bristol area but still close enough where it makes you feel a little bit uncomfortable," said Ryan Schlagenhauf, who has two sons.

    He said when the capital city's new minor league baseball stadium, Dunkin Donuts Park, is complete and the Hartford Yard Goats start playing games, he will be careful about when he chooses to take the family.

    "Maybe during the day I might feel a little bit more comfortable but I don’t know if I would go to a night game, if I’m being honest," he said.

    Mayor Pedro Segarra said the city has seen record attendance at events like Riverfest, Jazzfest, and the Caribbean Festival, showing him people are not afraid of random acts of violence that have transpired in some neighborhoods.

    "We need to make sure that people feel safe in all parts of the city, because a lot of these events take place in crowded areas and we want to make sure people feel safe throughout the city," he said during an interview Monday.

    Other parents said they didn't have worries about spending time in Hartford.

    Royland, a father of two daughters, said most of the murders "haven't been random acts," which is why he's not worried for his family.

    Jana Dunbar, a mother from Bethlehem, said she thinks common sense will prevent anyone in her family from getting into a scary situation.

    "We keep an eye on each other. It's fun. It's a place for people to live and hang out," she said.


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    A man doing yard work in Tolland was knocked unconscious on Monday when a rotten tree limb fell, possibly hitting him on the head, according to the fire department.

    Fire officials said an ambulance and LifeStar helicopter were called to Stags Trail around 6 p.m. They arrived to find the man in the woods, unresponsive.

    Although it was first reported the man had been struck by a falling tree, fire officials said he might have been injured while trying to dodge the limb as it came down. He was airlifted to Saint Francis Hospital.

    Authorities have not released the man's name and his condition not known.

    A family member who was home at the time witnessed the accident happen and called 911.

    Public safety officials are reminding residents to make sure another person is present when cutting down or doing work on trees.



    Photo Credit: @TollandAlert

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