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- 01/21/17--10:07: DEEP Investigating Oil Spill in New Haven Harbor
- 01/21/17--12:16: Women's March Mosaic: Social Posts from Washington, DC
- 01/21/17--12:23: Thousands Flood Chicago Streets for Women's March
- 01/21/17--13:02: Monday's Nor'easter Brings a Wintry Mix and Gusty Winds
- 01/21/17--16:23: White House Slams Coverage of Inaugural Crowd Size
- 01/21/17--16:54: Analysis: How Russia Plans to Trump US as Superpower
- 01/22/17--04:42: White House Blasts Media, Madonna Over Women's Marches
- 01/22/17--05:32: George H.W. Bush Breathing on His Own in Texas Hospital
- 01/22/17--05:46: Attack on Transgender Woman Caught on Facebook Live
- 01/22/17--06:39: Newtown Liquor Store Robbed, Vandalized, Set on Fire: Police
- 01/22/17--08:18: Conway: White House Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Crowd Size
- 01/22/17--09:00: DC Metrorail Trips for Women's March Top One Million
- 01/22/17--08:55: Lisbon Man Has Been Missing Since Wednesday: Police
- 01/22/17--09:10: Firefighter Unhurt After Falling Through Floor During Call
- 01/22/17--09:40: Owl Crashes into Car's Windshield in Thomaston
- 01/22/17--12:59: Norwich Robbery Suspect Pointed Gun at Officers: Police
- 01/22/17--11:28: I-95 North Closed in Old Lyme
- 01/22/17--12:07: 'Despicable': Ex-CIA Boss Rips Trump Speech at Memorial
- 01/22/17--15:25: 1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Attempted Robbery at San Antonio Mall
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was called in to investigate an oil sheen in the New Haven harbor.
DEEP officials said they were called in to determine the cause and source of the oil spill after the US Coast Guard noticed a sheen on the water Friday. The oil is No. 2 oil – typically used as home heating oil.
The New Haven Terminal has hired Alpine Environmental Co. to set up an oil containment boom to attempt to clean up the spill, DEEP said.
DEEP officials did not say how large the spill was.
The investigation is ongoing.
Photo Credit: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
The day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in rallies and marches across the globe in support of women's rights. The largest such march was in Washington, D.C., where authorities estimated 500,000 gathered. The above mosaic shows social posts from people at the march, overlaid on a photo of the crowd itself. Were you there tweeting? Use the 'Find Yourself' tool to find your post or click on the faces to see posts by others.
An estimated 250,000 people descended on the city for the Women's March on Chicago Saturday. Sky5 caught the view from above of the massive crowd at the rally.
The NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert Monday for a Nor'easter that's expected to bring rain, sleet and gusty winds.
Temperatures climbed into the middle 50s Saturday and we're expecting the mild weather to stick around for Sunday with highs in the upper 40s.
Connecticut is in for an active weather pattern over the next seven days. The mild weather this weekend will be followed by a powerful Nor'easter that moves in on Monday.
A significant Nor'easter moves into the state on Monday. This storm will pack a punch with a wintry mix transitioning over to heavy rain and a strong wind. Some of our computer models are estimating wind gusts in excess of 50 mph.
Temperatures on Monday will struggle to make it out of the middle 30s inland. Therefor we continue to monitor the threat for snow and sleet in the northwest hills. Right now, it looks like enough warm air will be in place that it will be primarily heavy rain and sleet for northern Litchfield county. The rest of the state will be dealing with all rain. Of course we will continue to review the latest information and change our forecast accordingly.
The remnants of the storm will continue right into Tuesday. Heavy rain showers with a strong southerly wind can be expected for most of the day.
Conditions improve drastically on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies and temperatures once again flirting with 50 degrees.
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It was a long time coming, but notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman finally walked into an American courtroom Friday, to face charges that he was the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction in the United States.
As he was taken before a federal judge, prosecutors announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from Guzman, who arrived overnight after the sudden decision by Mexican authorities to grant his extradition to the United States.
"Today marks a milestone in our pursuit of Chapo Guzman,'' said Robert Capers, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn. "He's a man known for a life of crime, violence, death and destruction, and now he'll have to answer for that.''
As boss of the Sinaloa cartel, Guzman presided over a syndicate that shipped tons of heroin and cocaine to the U.S., using tanker trucks, planes with secret landing strips, container ships, speedboats and even submarines, prosecutors said. Perhaps most famously, Guzman's cartel built elaborate tunnels under the U.S. border to transport drugs, said Wifredo Ferrer, the U.S. attorney in Miami.
The cartel made billions of dollars in profits -- hence prosecutors' bid for a $14 billion forfeiture -- and employed hit men who carried out murders, kidnappings and acts of torture, according to prosecutors. The Sinaloa smugglers also helped fuel an epidemic of drug abuse in the U.S. in the 1980s and `90s, the prosecutors said.
Guzman was recaptured a year ago in Mexico after escaping from a maximum-security prison for a second time. The episode was highly embarrassing for President Enrique Pena Nieto's government, and Mexican officials were seen as eager to hand him off to the U.S.
By finally bringing their case in the Eastern District of New York, prosecutors chose that city over Chicago and other jurisdictions, who have long hoped to put Guzman on trial.
“After the tunneling into a maximum security prison which had to have the involvement of government officials, that was a huge embarrassment for the government of Mexico,” said Thomas Shakeshaft, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago. “There was still a chance that he was running the cartel behind bars, but this is a symbolic victory both for the government of Mexico, and the United States.”
The Chicago case did carry a big plus, or perhaps more accurately, two of them. Two brothers, Pedro and Margarito Flores, who had been the prime distributors for Guzman’s Sinoloa cartel in Chicago had agreed to cooperate with authorities and would have been the chief witnesses in a Chicago trial. It isn’t clear if the two will still be called in the New York case.
“It took ten years to get Osama Bin Laden,” notes Shakeshaft, who spent years developing the Chicago prosecution. “It took more than that to get to Chapo, but ultimately we did!”
The Drug Enforcement Administration flew Guzman to New York from the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday, hours before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who has criticized Mexico for sending the U.S. "criminals and rapists'' and vowed to build a wall at the Mexican border.
When Guzman got off the plane, "as you looked into his eyes, you could see the surprise, you could see the shock, and to a certain extent, you could see the fear, as the realization kicked in that he's about to face American justice,'' said Angel Melendez, who leads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's homeland security investigations in New York.
The U.S. has been trying to obtain custody of Guzman since he was first indicted in California in the early 1990s. Now in his late 50s, he faces the possibility of life in a U.S. prison. Prosecutors had to agree to not seek the death penalty as a condition of the extradition. While he faces federal charges in several U.S. states, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn won the jockeying to get the case. The U.S. attorney's office there has substantial experience prosecuting international drug cartel cases and was once led by outgoing U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
After breaking out of prison the first time in 2001, Guzman spent more than a decade at large, becoming something of a folk legend among some Mexicans for his defiance of authorities. He was immortalized in ballads known as ``narco-corridos.''
Captured in 2014, Guzman then made an even more audacious escape, coolly stepping into a hole in the floor of his prison cell shower and whizzing to freedom on a motorcycle modified to run on tracks laid the length of the tunnel.
While on the run, he secretly met with actors Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo in a fall 2015 encounter that Penn later chronicled in Rolling Stone magazine.
In Penn's article, Guzman was unapologetic about his criminal activities, saying he had turned to drug trafficking at age 15 because it was "the only way to have money to buy food, to survive.''
The piece was published shortly after Mexican marines rearrested Guzman in a January 2016 shootout that killed five of his associates and wounded one marine.
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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said had turned to drug trafficking at age 15 because it was "the only way to have money to buy food, to survive."
The new White House press secretary used his first press briefing to launch a furious tirade against media coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration, calling it "shameful and wrong" for focusing on the fact that it was noticeably smaller than Barack Obama's in 2009.
Sean Spicer harangued the media for not taking the administration's point of view on how to cover Trump's inauguration, and claimed that the National Mall was full during the president's oath of office when photographs from multiple vantage points showed that it wasn't.
"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe," Spicer said. "These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong."
There is no evidence to suggest it was the largest ever, by Spicer's own admission that "no one had numbers" for official crowd size estimates, and Nielsen released data Saturday saying about 7 million fewer people watched Trump’s inauguration than Obama’s first in 2009. Ronald Reagan's 1981 inauguration remains the most-watched in American history, with 41.8 million viewers.
Spicer took no questions at the briefing, which came hours after Trump told CIA officials at Langley that the media was inventing a feud between him and the intelligence community, despite suggesting the intel community leaked information to the press and comparing it to something that would be done in Nazi Germany. Trump also said the crowd "looked like a million, million and a half people" to him.
It's the latest bump in a rocky relationship between the Trump team and the national press corps, but the first to take place in the White House press briefing room. And it came as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in Washington and many cities both in America and abroad, all aimed at showing Trump that they will not be silent during his time in office.
Spicer did not comment on the Women's March on Washington and it's "sister marches" other than to stipulate there are no official estimates about crowd sizes at the rallies.
Trump had promised an "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout" for his inauguration, but various planning groups predicted between 700,000 and 900,000 people would attend the swearing-in and parade. Obama drew an estimated 1.8 million people to the National Mall in 2009, though The Washington Post later questioned whether it was too high.
Spicer claimed that spaces on the national mall with a total capacity of 720,000 were full. He also said that images were distorted by protective plastic lawn coverings, and incorrectly claimed they had never been used before — they were used during the 2013 inauguration as well.
He did not provide any pictorial evidence backing up his claim that the inaugural crowd was the largest ever, though ahead of the briefing, TV screens on either side of the podium showed pictures from behind the president. There were large crowds in the foreground, while the Washington Monument, where crowds appeared to be sparse in other shots, was far in the distance.
D.C. Metro released ridership numbers for 11 a.m. on the most recent inauguration days showing a marked drop in rides between Obama's 2009 inaugural (513,000) and Trump's (193,000).
Crowd sizes are notoriously hard to estimate, and the National Park Service has not offered official estimates since it was threatened with a defamation lawsuit by organizers of the Million Man March in 1995.
Spicer also singled out a reporter's tweet that said a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. was missing from the Oval Office. It was incorrect — the bust is still in the office — and the reporter corrected the report and apologized.
Spicer called that tweet "irresponsible and reckless." But less than 24 hours before, Spicer tweeted that he accepted the reporter's apology.
Hillary Clinton's former campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, tweeted that Spicer was "a failure in this job on his first full day" for not refusing to lie to the press.
Ari Fleischer, the press secretarty for George W. Bush, noted on Twitter that it was the kind of statement "you're told to make by the President," who you know is watching.
"So, while press is stunned & can't believe it, Sean is getting praised by his boss & co-workers now. MSM is from Venus. WH is from Mars," he said.
Photo Credit: AP/Inaugural Ceremonies Commission/Getty
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This pair of photos shows a view of the crowd on the National Mall at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama, above, on Jan. 20, 2009, and President Donald Trump, below, on Jan. 20, 2017. The photo above and the screengrab from video below were both shot shortly before noon from the top of the Washington Monument. Sean Spicer (inset), Trump's press secretary, said Saturday that the crowd was the largest to ever witness an inauguration, "both in person and around the globe."
This week, Moscow hosted a summit of divided Palestinian factions that yielded a fresh unity agreement. And on Sunday, Russian diplomats will again unite prominent Syrian rebel groups and regime negotiators in Kazakhstan for a peace summit.
Promoting Russia's status as a major global power is part of Putin's push to compensate for domestic failures, Alexey Malashenko, a Russia analyst with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Moscow Center, told NBC News.
Russia's ambitions may get another boost following Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.
"I think the common thread is [Putin] positioning in view of a deal with Trump," said said Mattia Toaldo, a Middle East analyst at the European Council on Foreign Relations. "The interesting thing is that in most cases, Russia is in the driving seat and Trump will simply react."
Photo Credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, listen to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, Russia on Dec. 29, 2016.
The White House released its first official response to the women's marches yesterday after Press Secretary Sean Spicer ignored shouted questions about the matter on Saturday, NBC News reported.
The statement from a Trump administration official said it was a "shame" that the March for Life next Friday "will not get anywhere near the same amount of coverage that this march got—and those pro-life members were NOT welcome at the Women’s March."
"The organizers noted that their platform is pro-choice and they revoked partnership status’ from pro-life groups," the statement continued.
The White House also called out Madonna, one of many celebrities to speak at marches across the country, for telling crowds that she had "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."
The White House statement does not include the rest of Madonna's comment, which continued: "But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair." Instead, Madonna called for a "revolution of love."
"Comments like [Madonna's] are absolutely unacceptable and had they been said about President Obama, the mainstream media would be in an uproar," the statement continued. "The Trump administration welcomes a robust discussion regarding the critical issues facing America’s women and families."
Hundreds of thousands of women and men poured into the nation's capital Saturday for a march aimed at showing Donald Trump they won't be silent over the next four years.
The Washington, D.C., event was the largest of more than 600 "sister marches" planned across the country and around the world. Organizers estimated 3 million people would march worldwide, and city centers across the U.S. were flooded with people in rallies that lasted for hours.
The marchers brandished signs with messages such as "Women won't back down" and "Less fear more love" and decried Trump's stand on such issues as abortion, health care, diversity and climate change.
The rallies were a peaceful counterpoint to the window-smashing unrest that unfolded on Friday when self-described anarchists tried to disrupt the inauguration. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades against demonstrators. More than 200 people were arrested.
But the Women's March on Washington didn't yield a single arrest, according to D.C. Homeland Security Director Christopher Geldart.
While the march organizers' "mission and vision" statement never mentions Trump and stresses broad themes, including the message that "women's rights are human rights," the unifying factor among those turning out appeared to be a loathing for the new president and dismay that so much of the country voted for him.
The White House's full statement is below:
It's a shame that the March for Life, which estimates the same number of marchers in DC (650,000 in 2013) and will be happening next Friday, will not get anywhere near the same amount of coverage that this march got — and those pro-life members were NOT welcome at the Women’s March. The organizers noted that their platform is pro-choice and they revoked partnership status’ from pro-life groups.
Madonna, who was one of the celebrities headlining the march, was quoted saying “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” — comments like these are absolutely unacceptable and had they been said about President Obama, the mainstream media would be in an uproar.
The Trump administration welcomes a robust discussion regarding the critical issues facing America’s women and families.
Photo Credit: AP
Madonna speaks with Michael Moore during the Women's March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington.
A spokesperson for George H.W. Bush said the health of the former president and former first lady Barbara Bush is improving.
In a statement, Jim McGrath said the President will remain in the Intensive Care Unit of Houston Methodist Hospital for a few more days. However, he no longer requires mechanical assistance for breathing.
"His spirits are high, and he is looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule. In fact, he called his office last night at 6:30 p.m. to check on his staff," said the statement from McGrath.
Even better news for former First Lady Barbara Bush. She may be discharged from the hospital tomorrow.
The two became hospitalized earlier this week, missing the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.
Photo Credit: Joe Mitchell/Getty Images
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush attend a portrait unveiling at the George Bush Library April 21, 2003 in College Station, Texas.
Police are searching for a man accused of attacking a transgender woman while yelling homophobic slurs in Center City Philadelphia Friday.
Ryannah Quigley, 23, of Seattle, Washington, told NBC10 she was attending the Creating Change conference in Philadelphia. She said she was walking along the 1300 block of Filbert Street at 4:40 p.m. Friday with two of her friends when an unidentified man began staring at her. She greeted the man, but he continued to stare at her.
"I said, 'Is there a reason why you're staring at me up and down?' And he stopped and turned and looked and he said, 'Whatever bro.' So that's when I said, 'Please don't call me bro,'" Quigley told NBC10.
Quigley said the man then started shouting at her and yelling homophobic slurs.
"He started screaming," Quigley said. "He just kept telling me, 'You're a f----t,' and 'You're going to hell.' Then he kept saying, 'You'll never be a real woman.'"
Quigley told NBC10 she then took out her phone and began recording the encounter on Facebook Live. That’s when she says the man threw a bag of food at her and then punched her in the face before running away. Quigley's friend Keyonna Fowler witnessed the incident.
"The slurs were very horrible," Fowler said. "Just because a trans woman speaks to you does not mean that she wants you."
Quigley said she suffered cuts and a bruise but is doing okay. She contacted Philadelphia Police who are currently investigating. Quigley told NBC10 she’s been the victim of violence before and was jumped by a group of people a few years ago.
"Often times we are not believed," Quigley said. "We are often looked at as the problem. Because as trans women people assume that, 'Oh, you must have been hitting on him.'"
Quigley said she posted the video on Facebook Live but it was later taken down by Facebook administrators who claimed it violated their terms of service. Quigley also claimed she was blocked from accessing her Facebook account. Her friends and supporters have posted on her page updating everyone on her recovery.
"Transgender individuals, they are people," Quigley said. "They are living and they will continue to be here."
Philadelphia Police ask anyone with information about the attack to call 215-686-3047 or submit a tip to the police department’s tip line at 215-686-TIPS.
Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police
Authorities are searching for two suspects who robbed a Newtown liquor store, set it on fire, and may have painted a racial slur on the back door, according to Newtown police.
Police said they responded around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to the Rooster Wine & Liquor Store at 113 South Main Street. When officers arrived on scene there was a fire at the back of the building, which police and firefighters put out with fire extinguishers.
The owner of the store told police that two men entered the store and one asked him for help finding something. The second man then brandished a gun, walked the owner over to the counter demanded money from the counter. He was given a large amount of cash, police said.
The owner told police the men then escaped out the back and started a fire. He had to jump through a front window to escape, police said.
When police checked the property they found a racial slur and two swastikas painted on the back door. The owner said the vandalism had not been there before the incident and they suspect the same suspects are to blame.
The suspects are described as tall men in dark clothing.
Newtown police, State Police Major Crime unit and the fire marshal are all investigating the case. Anyone with information should contact Newtown police at 203-426-5841.
Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
The Rooster Wine & Liquor Store on South Main Street in Newtown was robbed and vandalized Saturday night, according to police.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said the White House press secretary gave "alternative facts" when he inaccurately described the inauguration crowd as "the largest ever" during his first appearance before the press this weekend, NBC News reported.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gathered the press to deliver a five-minute statement Saturday in which he issued multiple falsehoods, declaring erroneously the number of people who used the D.C. metro on Friday, that there was a change in security measures this year and that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."
However, crowd size experts told the New York Times they estimated Trump's audience at fewer than 200,000 people, and widely distributed side-by-side photographs showed the stark contrast between the comparatively sparse crowd for Trump's inauguration and the record-setting crowd for Obama's first.
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President Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway gets ready to speak on television outside the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington.
Metrorail set a record, carrying the second most number of trips in its history on the day of the Women’s March in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
Metro said 1,001,613 entries were recorded into the rail system. News4’s Adam Tuss said the busiest Metrorail day was Jan. 20, 2009, the first inauguration of President Barack Obama, where 1.12 million trips were taken.
“We can all feel proud of providing safe, reliable service for large numbers of riders over two consecutive days on a world stage,” said Metro General Manager/CEO Paul Wiedefeld. “This success is especially impressive given the monumental challenge of sustaining such an operation over back-to-back days, along with the logistical challenges that come from national special security events.”
Tuss reported Saturday was only the second time Metrorail has surpassed 900,000 trips.
Metro said over the two days of the presidential inauguration and Women‘s March, trains, buses, and paratransit served over 2 million passenger trips. Metrorail trains provided 1.6 million trips over the two days.
Roughly 600,000 Metrorail trips were recorded on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
Photo Credit: NBC4 Washington
A Lisbon man has been missing since Wednesday and Connecticut State police are asking the public to keep a lookout.
Patrick McCarthy, 32, was last seen Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. He was wearing a black Under Armor hoodie and a Jordan backpack walking north on Route 12 toward Jewett City.
McCarthy’s finance said he has family in Jewett City but no one has reported seeing him. He was reported missing on Thursday.
Anyone with information on McCarthy’s whereabouts is asked to contact state police at 860-848-6500.
Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
It was a close call for a firefighter who fell through a floor while fighting a large house fire in Stamford Saturday night.
Stamford fire officials said firefighters were called to 15 Deep Wood Road around 7:30 p.m. The occupants of the home were out of the building when fire crews arrived.
Part of the home collapsed while crews worked and a firefighter battling the blaze fell through the first floor into the garage area. He was able to get out of the building and was not injured, officials said. Other firefighters witnessed the incident.
The fire was declared under control around 9:30 p.m. and no injuries were reported. The fire marshal is investigating the cause.
Crews from Stamford fire, Long Ridge fire, Turn of River fire, Banksville fire, Pound Ridge fire, and Belltown fire all responded to assist.
Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego
A driver in Thomaston had a run-in with an owl Saturday.
Thomaston police posted on Facebook that around midnight they received a call from a driver reporting an owl had flown into the windshield of the vehicle on Atwood Road. When officers arrived they found the owl standing in the roadway injured and disoriented, police said.
Neighbors gave officers a crate to house the injured owl and the animal was taken to the Sharon Audubon Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic for treatment. Police said the owl is expected to recover from some injuries, but it may have permanent damage to its eye.
Photo Credit: Thomaston Police Department
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Thomaston police rescued this owl after it flew into a car on Atwood Road Saturday around midnight.
Norwich police officers fired their weapons at a robbery suspect Saturday night when he pointed a gun at them and refused police orders to drop the weapon, according to Norwich police.
Police said an officer investigating an unrelated incident came across an armed robbery in progress at Harry’s Market on Bridge Street shortly before 9 p.m. According to police, the suspect was armed with a gun and robbed the clerk of an undetermined amount of cash.
According to police, officers chased the suspect on foot and ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, but the suspect refused. The suspect continued to flee onto Main Street in Sprague and back-up officers also gave chase.
Norwich police said the suspect pointed his gun at officers and refused to drop it. Two Norwich officers fired off their guns at the suspect but he continued to flee and did not appear to be hit, police said.
A K9 team was called in to search for the suspect but he was not found. Connecticut State Police at Waterford police also responded to assist.
The suspect is described as male, around 5-foot-9, wearing dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a dark mask over his face. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Det. Harrison Formiglio at 860-886-5561 ex. 3137 or the anonymous tips line at 860-886-5561 ex. 4.
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State police are investigating after a shooting incident in Norwich.
Interstate 95 north is closed in Old Lyme due to a serious crash, according to state police.
Police said the accident was between exits 70 and 71, north of the Baldwin Bridge. LifeStar was called to the scene then canceled, police said.
The road is expected to be closed for some time.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Traffic backed up on I-95 north near exit 70 in Old Lyme.
Donald Trump traveled to CIA headquarters Saturday to offer reassurance to the workforce after he spent weeks criticizing American intelligence, but his unscripted, self-referential remarks before a wall of stars memorializing fallen officers are drawing criticism, including a pointed denunciation from the agency's recently departed director, NBC News reported.
"Former CIA Director Brennan is deeply saddened and angered at Donald Trump's despicable display of self-aggrandizement in front of CIA's Memorial Wall of Agency heroes," Nick Shapiro, a former aide to John Brennan at CIA, told NBC News' Andrea Mitchell.
Brennan, Shapiro said, believes Trump "should be ashamed of himself."
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
One person was killed and six others were wounded in an attempted robbery at the Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, officials said.
The robbery happened at the KAY Jewelers store in the mall, Leslie Garza San Antonio mayor's director of communications told NBC News. She could not confirm if the six people injured suffered gunshot wounds.
Garza said one suspect is in custody and police are searching for a second suspect. It is unclear if the second suspect is still in the mall or fled, and police are unsure if the second suspect is armed, according to Garza.
"Today's deadly shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall is a tragedy for everyone involved and all of us affected," San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor said in a statement posted on Facebook. "As SAPD and Live Oak Police continue to search for a second suspect, ensure the safety of mall employees and shoppers and clear the scene, I ask everyone to remain calm, vigilant, safe and report any info you may have about the suspect who remains at large."
Police responded to a shots fired call around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. The spokesperson said earlier that people were injured in the shooting, but the nature of their injuries was not immediately known.
The mall was evacuated and many of the stores were placed on lockdown, Garza said. Police are conducing a store to store sweep.
Video from NBC affiliate WOAI-TV showed multiple police cars, ambulances and law enforcement outside of a Dillard's department store.
A person inside the mall who spoke to WOAI-TV said he heard six shots.
The Rolling Oaks Mall is located along Loop 1604 on the northeast side of San Antonio.
Check back for more on this developing story.
Photo Credit: WOAI-TV, San Antonio
Law enforcement outside of store at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio.