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    Worried friends and family are turning to social media to see if loved ones were caught up in a barrage of attacks in Paris that has forced the area into a state of emergency.

    Knowing the frantic concern people are feeling for those in the city, Facebook enabled its safety check feature, its CEO said Friday.

    Facebook users in Paris can mark themselves as safe, and the app notifies their friends on the site. The feature also allows friends who have made contact with the person to mark him or her as safe.

    "My thoughts are with everyone in Paris tonight. Violence like this has no place in any city or country in the world," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Friday announcing the change.

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    The feature is typically used during natural disasters like September's Chilean earthquake.

    Dozens died Friday in shootings and explosions at multiple sites throughout Paris, French officials said. Word soon spread that roughly 100 people were taken hostage inside a concert hall, where Southern California band The Eagles of Death Metal was playing a sold-out show.

    After French police carried out an assault on the venue, they found at least 100 people were killed.

    Many in Paris are simply posting to their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profiles to spread the word that they are not among the growing number killed in the devastating attacks.

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    San Diego resident Caroline Farwell said she let her loved ones know she's OK through the social medium What'sApp.

    As she and her friends walked along the Paris streets Friday evening, they heard about the attacks and ran into the lobby of a nearby hotel.

    They waited there until it was safe enough for them to return to their rented apartment, she said.

    "We're just sitting here trying to get new information. They don't have a TV in the lobby. The Internet is down. They won't let us use an access code," Farwell said. "So we're kind of just waiting for people that we know to call us or tell us or email us that the police reports are to stay inside."

    Despite the terrifying experience, Farwell said everyone around her is doing a good job of staying calm.

    Around the world, social media has been flooded with offerings of love, support, thoughts and prayers for everyone touched by the violence.



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    Soccer fans wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, following an explosion that occurred outside the stadium.Soccer fans wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, following an explosion that occurred outside the stadium.

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    New Yorkers are expressing their grief over the deadly attacks in Paris that have killed at least 120 people and elected leaders are showing their solidarity with France by directing the city's tallest building to light up in the country's colors. 

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed One World Trade Center to light up in blue, white and red "as we stand in solemn solidarity with the people of France, just as they have done for us in our own times of tragedy," he said in a statement. 

    "We join them in mourning those who were killed, and in praying for those who were injured or lost loved ones. And we continue to stand side by side with them in our commitment to a free and peaceful world," Cuomo said.

    The 408-foot spire on top of the building – constructed after a terror attack leveled the twin towers on September 11, 2011 – was lit up in the colors of the French flag Friday night, and will stay that way in the nights ahead.

    The Empire State Building, meanwhile, went dark at 10 p.m. Friday in sympathy with Paris. 

    At Union Square Park Friday night, dozens gathered to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Paris attacks. They gathered in a circle around a sign drawn on the ground, symbolizing both the peace sign and the Eiffel Tower, holding candles and the French flag. 

    Photos of the vigil were posted to social media with hashtags like #prayers4paris and #newyork4paris. 

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    At the French Embassy on the Upper East Side, workers lowered the French flag outside the building as extra police kept watch. People stopped by to leave flowers; one woman was overcome with tears as she lit a candle to leave on the doorstep. 

    "First it gripped me. Now I'm angry and saddened and I want to pay homage to the French people, all the lives lost senselessly," said Theresa Thomas, who lives on the Upper East Side. 

    Mayor de Blasio also released a statement saying: “The people of New York City are heartbroken to see our sister city of Paris shaken again by these thoughtless acts of violence, and we stand in solidarity with the residents of Paris and with Mayor Hidalgo during this tragic time."

    At least 100 people were killed inside a Paris concert hall called Le Bataclan where an American rock band was playing, and dozens of others were killed in shootings and explosions at other sites across the city. 

    "These were cowardly acts of evil by people who have inexplicably chosen to believe in radical hatred above all else," Cuomo said. "We reject that kind of extremism – choosing instead the bonds of liberty, equality and fraternity that bring us together." 

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    One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York, is seen at right on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. The spire was lit up in solidarity with the people of Paris after a deadly string of attacks.One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York, is seen at right on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. The spire was lit up in solidarity with the people of Paris after a deadly string of attacks.

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    Samples of the air taken after a massive fire at a manufacturing plant in Glastonbury show no cause for concern, according to state environmental officials, but they are still waiting on results from the EPA.

    The raging fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Preferred Display, a company on Roaring Brook Plaza that makes cosmetic displays, and eventually caused the building to collapse.

    Firefighters remained at the scene for more than 24 hours after the blaze started, monitoring for hot spots. As of 6 p.m. on Thursday, the smoke had finally cleared.

    As firefighters battled the out-of-control fire, officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, raised environmental concerns that the plastic burning inside the building could break down into toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

    “All the smoke was stuck in this area, which affects the residents and it was being migrated north and there was some concern for other areas,” Rich Scalora, of the DEEP, said.

    On Friday, officials said that all air samples taken on Thursday that were tested at the mobile lab showed nothing of concern.

    While those results are in, results on samples of particles taken from the deck of an area residence will not be ready until later today, at the earliest, officials from DEEP said.

    State officials said they are still waiting on air quality tests from the EPA.
    Seventy-five employees were affected by the fire. They were not injured, but they are now without a job.
    The fire marshal continued to investigate the cause of the fire.



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    Fire destroyed a manufacturing company in Glastonbury.Fire destroyed a manufacturing company in Glastonbury.

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    Police have found military medals stolen from an Iraq war veteran during a break-in in Stafford more than a year ago and returned them to their rightful owner.

    Officers have been investigating the break-in at the veteran’s Bradway Pond Road home since someone stole cash, government IDs and military medals in March 2014.

    After the burglary, investigators conducted interviews, reviewed the evidence and followed leads, but could not find the stolen items.

    On November 4, of this year, someone who was walking through the woods noticed some items that looked suspicious and contacted police.

    Stafford Police Sergeant James Kodzis, who recently retired from the Connecticut State Police, then went out to the area in the woods with a metal detector to try and locate more items and found 33 more, including the victim’s U.S. Army military medals and award ribbons.

    Police are still investigating the case.



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    Police have found military medals stolen from an Iraq war veteran and returned them to the rightful owner.Police have found military medals stolen from an Iraq war veteran and returned them to the rightful owner.

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    The U.S. stood united behind France Saturday as the country reeled from the deadly terrorist rampage in Paris late Friday that left at least 129 dead and 352 others wounded.

    As ISIS claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault, nations across the world, including the U.S., pledged solidarity with France, where President Francois Hollande declared three days of mourning and raised the nation's security to the highest level. 

    Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. stands ready "to provide whatever support the French government may require." He said the U.S. embassy in Paris is "making every effort to account for the welfare of American citizens in the city."

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    In the U.S., rallies and vigils were taking place to honor the victims and to send a message of support to France, still reeling from January's three-day terror spree that left 20 people dead.

    A rally was being held in New York City's Washington Square Park on Saturday, to "send our love and support to the people of France and stand with them in these terrible times," according to "New York is Paris" Facebook page. Mayor Bill de Blasio attended the event and at a press conference following the rally urged New Yorkers to look out for each other.

    "If you see something, say something," he said. "That phrase is real. It is powerful."

    A candlelight vigil was also set to take place at the French Consulate in New York City from 7 to 9 p.m. ET.

    The Metropolitan Opera in New York City sang France's National Anthem before the 1 p.m. matinee of "Tosca," in solidarity with France.

    The French Consoluate in Los Angeles and the Islamic Center of Southern California held vigils on Friday. The organizers, Muslim and interfaith leaders condemned the attacks in paris as a violation of Islamic teachers. 

    In Boston, a makeshift memorial for victims was growing outside the French Consulate.

    Some people left flowers on Saturday. One man also left a note saying, "We are all France. A grateful USA remembers," according to television reports. 

    Boston Police were also keeping watch outside the consulate. A rally of support was scheduled for Sunday at noon ET. 

    Outside the gate to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., there were dozens of bouquets, signs of support and even a few bottles of wine.

    "We love France," read one sign on Saturday. "Pray for France," read another, according to the AP.

    Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic, a Frenchwoman who has lived in the U.S. for 30 years, brought a bouquet of flowers in red, white and blue.

    "We need to stand up for what we believe, and I hope that people will continue to assemble, not to fear," she said. 

    Gerard Araud, the French ambassador to the U.S., tweeted Saturday that the embassy has been allowed to hold a vigil at the statue of France's General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette on Lafayette Square in D.C. at 5 p.m. ET. 

    In Miami, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church held Holy Hour mass in French on Saturday in honor and memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. A rally was also being organized in Miami Beach at 8 p.m. ET, according to the "Miami is Paris" Facebook page. 

    In cities across the world, people have been placing flowers at French embassies, including in Moscow and Montreal.

    Meanwhile, a Facebook page created in the aftermath of the attacks called for a candle to be lit at "every window" to honor the victims. 

    "A light, a candle at every window," a message in French and in English said on the page. "In this day of mourning, facing horror and grief, let's show once more that we are here, standing up, together and united. We need to commemorate the memory of the dead, and send our thoughts and full support to the injured ones and their relatives. As night falls, let us light a candle at our windows. We are not afraid, we are together."

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    Pope Francis on Saturday told the Italian Bishops Conference TV2000 that the attacks in Paris were "part" of a "third World War," which is being waged through crimes, massacres, religious persecution and the destruction of cultural sites, according to the AP. He said "there are no justifications for these things."

    In the U.K., two vigils were planned in London's Trafalgar Square in honor of those killed. The first event was planned for 9 a.m. ET and a larger gathering was expected at 2 pm ET. 

    Landmarks across the world glowed blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag, Friday night.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed One World Trade Center to light up in blue, white and red "as we stand in solemn solidarity with the people of France, just as they have done for us in our own times of tragedy," he said in a statement. 

    The 408-foot spire on top of the building – constructed after Sept. 11, 2011 terror attacks – was lit up in the colors of the French flag Friday night, and will stay that way in the nights ahead.

    The Empire State Building, meanwhile, went dark at 10 p.m. Friday in sympathy with Paris.

    At New York's Union Square Park Friday night, dozens gathered to hold a candlelight vigil. They stood in a circle around a sign drawn on the ground, symbolizing both the peace sign and the Eiffel Tower, holding candles and the French flag. 

    Photos of the vigil were posted to social media with hashtags like #prayers4paris and #newyork4paris. 

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    At the French Embassy in New York City, workers lowered the French flag outside the building where people left flowers. One woman was overcome with tears as she lit a candle to leave on the doorstep. 

    "First it gripped me. Now I'm angry and saddened and I want to pay homage to the French people, all the lives lost senselessly," said Theresa Thomas, who lives on the Upper East Side. 

    Vigils and rallies called "Chicago Stands with Paris" were held at the French consulate in Chicago at 6:00pm EST. On Sunday, the Alliance Francaise organized a "French in Chicago: Thoughts for Paris" vigil at 3:00 pm EST at the consulate. 

    San Francisco's City Hall, the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Toronto's CN Tower, for decades the tallest freestanding structure in the world, were also lit blue, white and red on Friday.

    The Sydney Opera House also lit up in solidarity with France and more than 200 people gathered in Sydney's Martin Place, scene of the Lindt cafe siege, to hold a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Paris attacks.

    London's Tower Bridge was illuminated in the colors of France's flag Saturday evening and so was Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday on Paris Square, in front of the gate, in a show of solidarity with France, the AP reported.

    But Parisian Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted out the Eiffel Tower will remain dark Saturday evening in mourning and in solidarity with the victims of the attack.

    Danielle Abreu contributed to this report. 



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    An unidentified man pauses after placing flowers on a make-shift memorial outside the French Consulate in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French officials say several dozen people were killed in shootings and explosions at a theater, restaurant and elsewhere in Paris on Friday.An unidentified man pauses after placing flowers on a make-shift memorial outside the French Consulate in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French officials say several dozen people were killed in shootings and explosions at a theater, restaurant and elsewhere in Paris on Friday.

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    Jessica Ross was catching up with friends over dinner in Paris, just off the iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées, when her phone began to light up with messages of horror happening blocks away.

    Explosions at the stadium. Shootings at restaurants. Rumors of terrorist gunmen roaming through the city.

    Each dispatch seemed to bring the violence closer to their eatery in the popular 8th arrondissement (a French term for neighborhood).

    Worried they could become a target, the Willingboro, New Jersey native and her four visitors from North Jersey searched for a place to hide. Down to the basement they went, far away from stone building’s avenue-facing windows.

    “We didn’t know who was the target at the time,” said the 30-year-old, who moved to the French capital a few weeks ago. “[We] just hid out there, just to be safe."

    They called the U.S. Embassy for help. Officials told Ross to stay away for fear the American outpost could come under siege.

    “They told us to go to the nearest hotel. So we went there and they were completely booked. There were military men and officials all over the streets last night blocking off roads, checking inside cars,” Ross said.

    “I was trying to remain calm for my friends because it was their first time in Paris,” she said.

    A group of terrorists — apparently with ties to ISIS — carried out a sophisticated, multipronged attack across Paris Friday night, French officials said.

    Three suicide bombers exploded themselves outside Stade de France — the nation’s main soccer stadium — as France played Germany in a match. Gunmen rolled up to at least four restaurants and bars in the 10th and 11th arrondissements and used assault rifles to shoot people as they ate dinner. Officials said four terrorists ambushed a packed American concert at The Bataclan, a popular music venue. Once inside, witnesses said some threw grenades into the crowd, while others executed concertgoers.

    At least 129 people were killed in the attacks and more than 350 were injured, officials said. It’s the worst loss of life in the city since World War II. U.S. officials said some of the injured are American. All eight terrorists are believed to be dead.

    As Ross tried to get her guests back to their Airbnb apartment and make her way home, her roommate, 26-year-old Joanna Maziarz, tried to figure out why police had flooded the city streets.

    Maziarz, who is from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and has lived abroad for more than three years, was just two blocks away from The Bataclan — the scene of the mass execution of some 89 concertgoers.

    “For me, it was that sense that you don’t feel that safe or people that were nearby. They weren’t told at all what was going on, but police were waiving guns at them,” she said.

    She didn’t learn what had happened until she got home and Ross explained what was happening.

    “I could’ve gone dancing just two blocks from there. You kind of [wonder] why there isn’t this major alert going out?” Maziarz said.

    The women spent the night fielding calls and messages from family and friends back in the United States worried about their safety.

    Paris remains subdued Saturday, the women said, as people try to cope with the reality of what happened.

    “It just sounds so quiet,” Ross said. “I can’t even put words together. I’m just glad that I’m safe, and my friends are safe."



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    A cellphone may have saved a soccer fan's life amid the bedlam of Friday night's carnage across Paris.

    The Frenchman — identified by Reuters only as "Sylvestre" — said he was at the Stade de France when a bomb went off nearby and debris began flying.

    Sylvestre said he was holding his cellphone to his ear as he raced away from the stadium.

    "Everything exploded, I felt the projectiles and everything," he said.

    "Here's the cellphone that took the hit, that saved me — otherwise my head would have been busted," said Sylvestre as he held up his phone's shattered screen.

    He added that he was shot in his foot while a bullet also grazed his ribcage. 


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    The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim groups, held a news conference in Washington, D.C., Saturday to condemn Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

    “We are revolted by this heinous attack on civilians," said Nihad Awad Executive Director of the Council of America-Islamic Relations, adding the response to ISIS should be "swift, methodical and principal."

    Awad contested the notion that the militant group represents Muslims and urged the media and world leaders to "not give ISIS legitimacy by calling them the Islamic State."

    "They are not Islamic and they are not a State,” he said.

    Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, speaking on behalf of the Muslim Alliance of North America, called upon Muslim communities in Europe to speak out and stand up against extremism.  

    "We are deeply saddened by this horrific incident and our hearts go out to the families of the victims. These types of senseless acts of violence are condemned and unequivocally rejected," said Oussama Jammal, the secretary general of USCMO, in a press release.



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    A young woman reacts in front of flowers and candles placed at the monument at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Nov. 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Nov. 13, which left more than 120 people dead.A young woman reacts in front of flowers and candles placed at the monument at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Nov. 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Nov. 13, which left more than 120 people dead.

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    The Syrian passport that was found near the body of an assailant in Friday's deadly terror assault in Paris was used to enter the European Union through Greece last month, an official said.

    A Greek minister said Saturday the man had crossed into the E.U. through the Greek island of Leros in October.

    A French official close to the investigation told NBC News that a Syrian passport was found on one of the attacker's bodies, but could not confirm that the attacker was the passport holder. A black market for Syrian passports is booming: Migrants looking to flee the nation's civil war sometimes turn to forgery to escape.

    The coordinated attack across the French capital killed 129 people and injured at least 352 others, officials said.



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    Police and medics gather near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital, leaving dozens dead.Police and medics gather near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital, leaving dozens dead.

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    Route 10 has reopened in Cheshire after a one-car crash that caused hundreds of power outages.

    A car struck a utility pole and the occupants suffered minor injuries, police said.

    About 1,500 were without power at about 3:40 a.m. Power has since been restored.

    The road was  closed between Route 42 (North Brooksvale Road) and King Road, but it has since reopened.



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    Route 12 has reopened in Lisbon after a serious crash Saturday morning.

    The road was closed between Round Hill Road and Barber Farm Road and has since reopened. The call came in at about 4 a.m.

    There is no word on whether there were any injuries.



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  • 11/14/15--16:01: Fire in Portland

  • Crews are on scene at a fire in Portland.

    A blaze broke out at 195 Jobs Pond Road and was still underway as of 10:24 a.m.

    No further information was immediately available.


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    Hundreds are without power in Connecticut while the state experiences high winds.

    Wind gusts could reach between 30 and 40 miles and hour on Saturday, according to NBC Connecticut meteorologist Darren Sweeney.

    At 1:28 p.m., there were over 3,000 power outages statewide, with the most outages in Montville (701), Farmington (590) and Winchester (493).

    Just 20 minutes later, that number diminished to 729, with power almost completely restored in those towns.

    As of 1:49 p.m., Haddam had 85 outages, Mansfield had 142, New Fairfield had 145 and New Milford had 129.



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    A California State University, Long Beach student was among those killed in the Paris terrorist attacks, the university confirmed Saturday.

    Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, from El Monte, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris Friday. According to Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley, Gonzalez was at a restaurant with other students when she was wounded. Details on how she was killed were not made available.

    Gonzalez was a senior studying design and was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program, according to a press release by the university.

    Only four students were supposed to go to Paris, but Gonzalez was accepted into the program at the last minute as the fifth and final student, said her aunt Sandra Felt.

    Michael LaForte, a lecturer at Cal State Long Beach, called Gonzalez a "star student" and a "deep, profound" presence of the design department.

    "She brought joy, happiness and laughter to everybody she worked with," he said. "She functioned like a mentor to the younger students."

    The design department is "close-knit," LaForte said, and her death affects them profoundly.

    "She was a beautiful person, she would give the shirt off her back to help someone else," Felt told NBC News in a phone interview.

    Felt said Gonzalez spent Christmas and Easter at her house and that the two were "very close." She said Gonzalez, also called "Mimi" by friends and family, liked sports and was a "go-getter" who worked to save up money for her trip to Paris. 

    "She’s going to be greatly missed," the aunt said. 

    Shondra Thomas, Gonzalez's cousin, said they were raised together like sisters.

    She said her heart broke as soon as she overheard her mom crying on the phone.

    "The last thing we told each other was, 'See you at Christmas,'" Thomas said.

    Gonzalez's boyfriend, Tim Mraz, also expressed his grief in an Instagram post: 

    "Yesterday I lost the most important person in my life. She was my best friend and she will always be my angel forever. I am lost for words. My prayers are with her family. Such a bright soul and the sweetest girl with a smile on her face. Thank you to the friends and family that are reaching out. You will always be my Pocahontas and I will always be your John Smith. Te amo@poca1019."

    The school's homecoming celebration Saturday has taken on a "somber tone," officials said. The university will hold a vigil at 4 p.m. on Sunday to mourn Gonzalez's passing and to grieve for the victims of the attack.

    "I'm deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez," Conoley said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time. Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy. We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need."

    Councilmembers from the city of El Monte expressed their sympathies in a statement released Saturday.

    “Nohemi Gonzalez was living life to the fullest, studying abroad, doing what she loved,” said El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero. “It breaks my heart that she was an innocent victim of senseless violence."

    He called for the entire El Monte community to keep Gonzalez's family and friends in its prayers.

    "Our students grow up strong, smart, creative and eager to see the world," said councilwoman Victoria Martinez. "We must unite as a global community to ensure freedom is alive and our children are safe."

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shared his sympathy in a tweet: "My heart goes out to the Gonzalez family of El Monte, who lost their Nohemi last night. We mourn for all victims including one of our own."

    Sixteen other Long Beach students who are also studying abroad in Paris are safe, Conoley said.

    At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the attacks Friday night in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

    An American woman, was also undergoing surgery late Saturday at a Paris hospital after being wounded in the attacks. Helen Jane Wilson was at the Bataclan concert hall to hear the Eagles of Death Metal band perform Friday night when gunmen burst into the venue, killing 89 people. 

    Wilson told The Associated Press she was shot in the leg and was heading into surgery at L'hopital Saint-Antoine.

    Wilson said she lived in New Orleans before moving to Paris, where she runs Rock en Bol, a catering company. According to her Facebook page, Wilson is originally from Los Angeles.

    Among those killed at the concert hall was a British man, Nick Alexander, his family said, NBC News reported. 

     NBC4's Jane Yamamoto contributed to this report.


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    Hamden police are investigating a dispute overnight that resulted in a theft and are searching for the suspect.

    A man wearing a ski mask took money and a gift card from a woman during a dispute on Easton Street near Dixwell Avenue, police said. The incident was initially reported as a robbery, but police are currently investigating the situation as a dispute.

    The suspect wasn't armed, police said.

    No one was injured.

    The suspect remains at large and police are looking for him.


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    The NFL announced it will reinforce security tomorrow for all games after terrorist attacks in Paris left hundreds dead and wounded.

    Games will be hosted in 13 cities including in California, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

    America has been on high alert since extremist stormed Paris on Friday killing and injuring concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in a series of orchestrated shootings and killings. 

    The NFL is imposing a clear bag policy and urged that fans must bring a bag or keep items in transparent material. 

    There is no known threat against the stadiums the NFL wrote in a statement noting they had been in communication with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. Security presence will be increased both inside and outside the stadium, the statement said. 



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    One American was among the 129 people killed in the Paris terror attacks, officials said Saturday.

    Paris prosecutor Francois Molinssaid said 89 people were killed in the attack on Bataclan concert hall alone and 352 others were wounded in the attacks — 99 in critical condition.

    French President Francois Hollande vowed a "merciless" response to the deadliest attacks on the country's soil since World War II as ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for a coordinated assault on Paris, NBC News reported.
    President Barack Obama met with his security council before departing for the G20 Summit in Turkey. U.S. authorities have no reason to contradict the assessment that IS carried out deadly Paris attacks, the White House released in a statement.
    There is no credible threat to the United States and the president will continue to work with French authorities to investigate the deadly Paris attacks, according to the White House. 

    A state of emergency was declared and France deployed 1,500 troops after a near-simultaneous series of explosions and shootings brought the city to a horrified standstill overnight. 

    French police were hunting possible accomplices of eight assailants, who attacked concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in at least six locations in the French capital. Authorities said that seven attackers blew themselves up, while the eighth was killed by police.

    The jihadist group officially claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement released online Saturday in Arabic and French. 



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    A man holds his head in his hands as he lays flowers in front of the Carillon cafe, in Paris, Saturday, Nov.14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack Islamic State without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II.A man holds his head in his hands as he lays flowers in front of the Carillon cafe, in Paris, Saturday, Nov.14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack Islamic State without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II.

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    A vehicle caught fire on the Berlin/Newington line on Route 5 Saturday.

    It caused traffic delays in the area.

    There is no word on any injuries.

    No further information was immediately available.


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    A woman was hospitalized after a truck towing a trailer crashed into four parked cars and ultimately a business in Bolton Saturday.

    The truck lost its brakes as it was approaching the intersection of Boston Turnpike and Quarry Road and continued into the parking lot of a strip mall housing several businesses, Bolton Deputy Fire Chief Peter Morra said.

    The tow truck hit four parked cars and then crashed partway through England True Value Hardware. A woman in one of the parked cars hit was hurt. She was transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Neither of the two people in the tow truck were injured and customers and workers in the hardware store weren't harmed.

    The store remains structurally sound, but the crash did cause damage to the exterior of the building and bricks. 

    No further information was immediately available.



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    A woman was hospitalized after a truck towing a trailer crashed into four parked cars and ultimately a business in Bolton Saturday.A woman was hospitalized after a truck towing a trailer crashed into four parked cars and ultimately a business in Bolton Saturday.

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    A driver and her 3-year-old son were hospitalized after the car they were in hit a tree.

    Coventry police responded to the area of 1143 Grant Hill Road after a one-car crash.

    A driver headed northbound veered into a tree. Both she and her 3-year-old son were injured, so she was taken to Hartford Hospital and her son was transported to Hartford Children's Hospital.

    The cause of the crash is unknown.

    The crash remains under investigation.


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