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- 04/22/17--07:57: Police Investigate Burglary at Hebron Dunkin' Donuts
- 04/22/17--09:17: North Korea: Experts Warn Only Way Forward May Be Diplomacy
- 04/22/17--14:43: AMR Ambulance Involved in Accident in Bridgeport
- 04/22/17--11:47: Bristol Man Has Been Missing Since Tuesday: Family
- 04/22/17--12:03: 1 Taken to Hospital After Fire at Middletown Restaurant
- 04/22/17--12:21: Charleston Shooter Moved to Death Row at Indiana Prison
- 04/22/17--13:59: Comcast Cares Day at Sarah Rawson Elementary School
- 04/22/17--16:14: Recall: Chicken With Cheese Burritos, Due to Undeclared Allergens
- 04/22/17--19:02: Police Investigating Suspicious Untimely Death in Torrington
- 04/22/17--14:21: One Dead After Head-On Crash on Route 44 in Canton
- 04/22/17--11:36: Police Investigate Untimely Death of 3-Year-Old in Stafford
- 04/23/17--06:21: Most Americans Think Trump Off to Fair-Poor Start: Poll
- 04/23/17--08:08: Connecticut Budget Battle to Heat up With Looming Votes
- 04/23/17--11:29: Departments Open Doors for Volunteer Firefighter Day
- 04/23/17--09:07: Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’
- 04/23/17--15:34: 'A Terrible, Sad Time': 3 Kids, 2 Adults Die in NYC Fire: Officials
- 04/23/17--17:14: Obama to Make 1st Post-Presidency Appearance at U of Chicago
- 04/23/17--12:42: Video Captures Feasting Killer Whales off California's Central Coast
- 04/23/17--14:55: Hartford Fire Victim Describes Her Rescue by Firefighters
- 04/24/17--12:54: L.L. Bean Coming to Shops at Yale
State police are investigating after a Dunkin’ Donuts in Hebron was burglarized overnight.
According to Connecticut State Police, an employee at the store at 109 Main Street arrived for work Friday morning around 2 a.m. and found the door unlocked. When the employee went inside they found damage to an inner door in the store and an ATM inside the business. Cash was missing from the ATM.
The Eastern District Major Crime Division responded to investigate. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Troop K at 860-465-5469 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637. Tips will remain confidential.
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For all the talk of naval strike groups and pre-emptive military action, Donald Trump's only option to solve the North Korean crisis could be compromise, NBC News reported.
His presidency has seen tensions rising over the Korean peninsula, with dictator Kim Jong Un's missile testing met with a swift rebuke from Washington.
But beneath the rhetoric, a more balanced approach can be seen. Vice President Mi Pence said Tuesday that the U.S. was working with allies to "achieve a peaceable resolution" to the impasse.
Some analysts told NBC News this may be Trump's only realistic option for solving the crisis.
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This April 15, 2017 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 16, 2017 shows Korean People's ballistic missiles being displayed through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung.
The driver of an SUV was arrested after fleeing the scene of an accident involving an AMR ambulance in Bridgeport early Saturday morning.
Bridgeport police said the ambulance was traveling on North Avenue near Wood Avenue when it was involved in an accident with an SUV around 2:30 a.m. An AMR medic was trapped inside when the ambulance struck a tree. Details on the victim’s condition were not released.
The driver of the SUV, identified as 18-year-old Jose Gonzalez-Miranda, of Bridgeport, was arrested and charged with evading responsibility, operating without a license, and driving through a red traffic control signal.
Police said the ambulance was not transporting a patient when the crash occurred.
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An AMR medic was trapped when an ambulance was involved in an accident and struck a tree in Bridgeport early Saturday morning.
Family members are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 18-year-old from Bristol.
Branden Michaud was last seen at his home in Bristol Tuesday evening. He is described as around 5-foot-7, 140 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black and red baseball cap, red hooded sweatshirt, and black and red sneakers.
Family members said Michaud has not been to school in Manchester. He has friends in New Britain.
A missing persons report has been filed with the Bristol Police Department.
Anyone with information on Michaud’s whereabouts is asked to contact Bristol police at 860 584-4800.
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One person was taken to the hospital after a fire at Carlucce’s Bread and Water in Middletown Saturday, according to Middletown fire officials.
Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to the business at 51 Warwick Street when kitchen staff noticed fire and called for help.
Deputy Fire Chief Albert Leary said that the owner of the restaurant was taken to the hospital because he was "experiencing difficulty" but did not elaborate on his condition.
The fire started on the second floor in the walls, fire officials said. The upper level of the building contains apartments, but the tenants were not home at the time.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Fire broke out at Carlucce’s Bread and Water on Warwick Street in Middletown Saturday.
Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof has been transferred to death row at Terre Haute Federal Prison in Indiana — the facility that houses male inmates awaiting execution under the federal government, NBC News reported.
Roof, the first person to be convicted of a federal hate crime and sentenced to the death penalty, was removed from custody in Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday and transferred to Terre Haute, prison records show.
Terre Haute, a medium-security prison where inmates are put to death by lethal injection, currently houses 1,338 inmates.
In January, a jury sentenced the self-proclaimed white supremacist to death for killing nine black worshipers in June 2015 at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston during a Bible study. The 23-year-old told FBI agents that he was trying to start a race war.
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In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, center, is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C.
Saturday was Comcast Cares Day across the country, and thousands of people took part in the day of volunteering in Connecticut.
Comcast Cares Day is a year round commitment to volunteering and is the largest single day corporate volunteer event in the country.
“They get so much more out of it I think than the communities do, our people do. So it's a really special day,“ Watson said.
One of the many events held was at Sarah Rawson Elementary school in Hartford. Comcast Cable’s CEO and President, Dave Watson, surprised the students with a $25,000 check and more than 400 people spent the day fixing up the school.
“I am just so thankful and I feel that other people see what student potential we have and other people really believe in our school and that just makes my heart feel happy, because I know other people care about our students just as much as we do,” said Sarah Rawson Elementary School Principal, Tayarisha Stone.
Throughout the day children created art to decorate classrooms, an artist designed murals for the walls and people spent hours reorganizing the library books.
“I volunteered to do the murals for the community, it's all about connecting and you know doing things,” said the artist, Che’La’Mora from Hartford.
Volunteers also fixed up the Stem and Vex robotics rooms and turned the sensory room for special needs and autistic children into a soothing space. They also channeled Earth day and planted flowers while fixing up the garden around the school. A dedication ceremony of a tree near the playground ended the day.
“Volunteering is fun, to see the kids faces when you finish,” said Alex Lippman, who was on his sixth year of volunteering for Comcast Cares Day.
The kids in Hartford plan to carry on the mission and spread the message that their community cares.
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State senator Douglas McCrory chats with one of the children creating artwork for the Sarah Rawson Elementary School in Hartford at Comcast Cares Day.
More than 30,500 pounds of frozen Atkins Chicken with Cheese and Bean Burritos have been recalled due to mislabeling of allergens, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
The product contains egg and soy, both known allergens, which are not declared on the product label, the USDA said.
The affected product is the 6 oz. packaged burritos labeled with a "Best By" date of Dec. 19, 2017. The packages bear establishment number “P-17644” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered after a customer complained. There are no known instances of illness. The frozen burritos were produced by Request Foods, Inc., and distributed nationwide.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at (844) 342-3400.
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These burritos are recalled due to mislabeled allergens.
The Connecticut State Police Major Crime Unit is investigating the suspicious untimely death of a person at a house in Torrington.
Torrington police said they were called to a home on Cider Mill Crossing around 4:15 a.m. Saturday on a report of an unresponsive person.
According to authorities, detectives later requested State Police assist with the investigation.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and will continue through the night and into tomorrow.
No other details were made immediately available.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.
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One person is dead after a head-on crash on Route 44 in Canton Saturday, according to Canton police.
Canton police confirmed that the crash happened on Route 44 at Breezy Hill Road, just before the New Hartford line around 1:45 p.m. One person was pronounced dead on scene, and a second was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
There were no passengers in either vehicle. Neither driver has been identified.
An accident reconstruction team has been called in to investigate. The road remains closed.
The Canton Police Department, Canton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance, New Harford Volunteer Ambulance, Connecticut State Police, Lifestar and the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team all responded to the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or the moments leading up to it is asked to contact Canton police at 860-693-0221.
More details were not immediately available. Check back for updates.
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Emergency crews on scene of a crash on Route 44 near Breezy Hill Road in Canton.
Connecticut State Police are investigating the untimely death of a 3-year-old boy in Stafford, police confirmed Saturday.
TFC Kelly Grant said that troopers responded to a home on Old Birch Road around 10:50 a.m. for a medical call. Grant confirmed that the 3-year-old victim died.
Police have not determined whether or not the situation is criminal in nature. Eastern District Major Crime detectives are investigating.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Connecticut State Police are investigating the untimely death of a 3-year-old boy at a home on Old Birch Road in Stafford.
About two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office, including a plurality who say he's off to a "poor start," according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Forty-five percent of respondents in the survey believe Trump is off to a poor start, with an additional 19 percent who say it's been "only a fair start," NBC News reported. That's compared with a combined 35 percent who think the president's first three months in office have been either "good" or "great."
Trump's overall job-approval rating stands at 40 percent—down four points from February. It's the lowest job-approval rating for a new president at this 100-day stage in the history of the NBC/WSJ poll.
The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted April 17-20 of 900 adults, including more than 400 who were interviewed by cell phone. The poll's overall margin of error is plus-minus 3.3 percentage points.
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File Photo—U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Connecticut lawmakers will make it clear this week how much of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget they're willing to accept.
Already, there's discontent with some of his proposals, including a plan to shift $400 million of the annual $1.2 billion cost of teacher pensions to cities and towns.
Both municipal leaders and teacher union officials say the shift would lead to higher local property taxes.
The General Assembly's two budget-writing committees are scheduled to vote on what will likely be Democratic-supported tax and spending plans. The Republicans are expected to release their own budget plan as well.
The respective budgets will be the basis for what are expected to be challenging negotiations on a final agreement. The legislative session ends June 7.
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Volunteer fire houses across Connecticut opened their doors to the public, Sunday. Their goal was to recruit more members.
“We have a shortage of volunteers across the state,” says South Windsor Volunteer Fire Chief Kevin Cooney.
Cooney also serves as president of the Connecticut Association of Fire Chiefs. He says, if you live in Connecticut there’s a good chance the firefighter coming to save your home is a volunteer.
“Eighty-three percent of the firefighters in Connecticut are volunteers.”
Cooney says family and career commitments are leading to a drop in volunteers at departments across the state.
During Sunday’s open houses, potential recruits got to witness demonstrations, try on gear, and ask members why they give back their time to the department.
“I love running into a fire,” says Captain Greg Roberts, who also heads up the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire & Life Safety Program.
Since not everyone shares Captain Greg Roberts’ feelings for running into a burning building there are other volunteer rolls as well.
Dorothy McDonald doesn’t go to any fires; she goes into the classroom to teach kids to stop, drop, and roll.
“We really feel like we’re accomplishing something when we’re teaching everybody about fire safety,” says McDonald.
When it was time for Roger Hildebrand to hang up his hose, he found another way to give back, by taking pictures at emergency calls.
“I can participate in all the activities, plus I get to go to the fires,” says Hildebrand, who serves as the volunteer department’s chief photographer.
From keeping crews hydrated at the scene as a relief volunteer, to helping with computers back at the fire house in IT, the Chief says the rolls are as varied as you would find in a business setting.
Roberts, who has served as a volunteer firefighter for a decade says it’s important that more people find ways to give back to their communities.
“So many times people don’t make the time because they say they don’t have it, but we all have it,” Roberts says.
If you weren’t able to make it out to an open house near you, you can still contact the volunteer fire house in your community to learn about signing up.
The fire houses will be open from 10-2 all across Connecticut. See the full list below:
Hartford County (alphabetical by town)
Bloomfield Center Fire Department
18 Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield
Broad Brook Fire Department
125 Main Street, Broad Brook
Town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS
Canton Station: 14 Canton Springs Road, Canton
Collinsville Station: 51 River Road, Canton
East Hartland Volunteer Fire Department
34 South Road, East Hartland
Warehouse Point Fire Department
Station 138: 89 Bridge Street, East Windsor
Manchester 8th District Fire Department
138 Main Street, Manchester
Newington Volunteer Fire Department
1485 Main Street, Newington
Rocky Hill Fire Department
Company 1: 739 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill
Company 2: 52 New Britain Avenue, Rocky Hill
Company 3: 3050 Main Street, Rocky Hill
Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company
Weatogue Station: 251 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury
South Windsor Fire Department
Station 3, 232 West Road, South Windsor
Suffield Fire Department
Station #1: 78 Mountain Road, Suffield
Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department
Company 1: 171 Main Street, Wethersfield
Litchfield County (alphabetical by town)
Canaan Fire Company
4 East Main Street, Canaan
Harwinton West Side Fire Department
199 Scoville Hill Road, Harwinton
Kent Volunteer Fire Department
28 Maple Street, Kent
Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department
20 Shepard Road, Norfolk
Northville Volunteer Fire Department
359 Litchfield Road, New Milford
Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Station 1: 44 Pleasant Valley Road, Pleasant Valley
Winchester Volunteer Fire Department
Newfield Road, Winchester
Winsted Fire Department
Station 1: 27 Elm Street, Winsted
Middlesex County (alphabetical by town)
Cromwell Fire Department
106 Coles Road, Cromwell
Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company
406 Jackson Hill Road, Middlefield
Portland Volunteer Fire Company
595 Main Street, Portland
New Haven County (alphabetical by town)
Branford Fire Department
45 North Main Street, Branford
Guilford Fire Department
Washington Engine Company: 4 Graves Avenue, Guilford
Eagle Hose Company: 120 Whitfield Street, Guilford
North Guilford Fire Company: 3087 Durham Road, Guilford
Hamden Volunteer Fire Companies
Station 7: 905 Shepard Avenue, Hamden
Station 8: 420 Dunbar Hill Road, Hamden
Town of North Branford Fire Department
Station 1: 1531 Foxon Road, North Branford
Station 2: 1370 Middletown Avenue, North Branford
Station 3: 1958 Middletown Avenue, North Branford
North Haven Fire Department
Montowese: 282 Quinnipiac Avenue, North Haven
Northeast: 366 Washington Avenue, North Haven
West Ridge: 1331 Ridge Road, North Haven
Orange Volunteer Fire Department
Station 2: 355 Boston Post Road, Orange
Southbury Volunteer Fire Department
461 Main Street, Southbury
North Farms Volunteer Fire Department
Station #7: 864 North Farms Road, Wallingford
Allingtown Volunteer Fire Association
20 Admiral Street, West Haven
Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department
Company 1: 395 Central Avenue, Wolcott
Company 2: 58 North Street, Wolcott
New London County (alphabetical by town)
Franklin Volunteer Fire Department
5 Tyler Drive, Franklin
Old Mystic Fire Department
Station #1: 21 North Stonington Road, Mystic
East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Company
488 New London Turnpike, Norwich
Oakdale Fire Company
444 Chapel Hill Road, Oakdale
Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company
429 Old Colchester Road, Salem
Salem Volunteer Fire Company
Salem Station 21: 424 Hartford Road, Salem
Stonington Borough Fire Department
100 Main Street, Stonington
Taftville Volunteer Fire Department
134 Providence Street, Taftville
Cohanzie Volunteer Fire Company #5
53 Dayton Road, Waterford
Tolland County (alphabetical by town)
Ellington Volunteer Fire Department
Station 243: 6 Nutmeg Drive, Ellington
Hebron Fire Department
44 Main Street, Hebron
North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department
Station 11: 3427 Main Street, North Coventry
Somers Fire Department
400 Main Street, Somers
Tolland Fire Department
Station 240: 3 Rhodes Road, Tolland
Town of Vernon Fire Department
724 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon
Atwood Hose Fire Company
24 Wauregan Road, Wauregan
Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company
92 Pocono Road, Brookfield
Easton Volunteer Fire Company
1 Center Road, Easton
Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
400 Jackman Avenue, Fairfield
Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
34 Hawleyville Road, Newtown
Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Department
55 Dodgingtown Road, Newtown
West Redding Volunteer Fire Department
306 Umpawaug Road, Redding
Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1
379 Coram Avenue, Shelton
Long Ridge Fire Company
366 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford
Turn of River Fire Department
268 Turn of River Road, Stamford
Long Hill Volunteer Fire Company
Station 1, 6315 Main Street, Trumbull
Station 2, 5400 Main Street, Trumbull
Station 3, 4229 Madison Avenue, Trumbull
Nichols Fire Department
Station 1, 100 Shelton Road, Trumbull
Station 2, 582 Booth Hill Road, Trumbull
Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company
Station 1, 860 White Plains Road, Trumbull
Station 2, 100 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull
Weston Volunteer Fire Department
52 Norfield Road, Weston
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The South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department was one of dozens of departments that opened their doors to the public Sunday for Volunteer Firefighter Day.
A deal to fund the federal government this week won't necessarily include all the funds needed for a border wall, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said there will be "enough to get going" — even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it "immoral," NBC News reported.
Asked by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview whether the Trump administration would push a government shutdown if border wall funding is not included in a bill to fund the government this week, Priebus said, "it will be enough in the negotiation for us to either move forward with either the construction or the planning or enough to get going with the border wall."
Pelosi said she and the Democrats will stand firmly against construction of a border wall.
"The wall is, in my view, immoral, expensive, unwise, and when the president says, 'Well, I promised a wall during my campaign.' I don't think he said he was going to pass billions of dollars of cost of the wall on to the taxpayer," she said.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
A fire at a house in Queens killed five people on Sunday, including three children, officials said. The youngest victim was about 2 years old.
One adult tumbled out of a second-floor window and onto a porch of the house in Queens Village, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. He was the only survivor.
"This is a terrible, sad time for this block, for this community, and for this city," Nigro said.
The house was reported on fire shortly after 2:30 p.m. and firefighters arrived 4 minutes later. Witnesses said they saw flames on the first floor, climbing to the second floor.
Only a blackened and charred structure remained of the on 208th Street in Queens Village.
The youngest child and another person were in the attic, which Nigro said was a very difficult place for firefighters to reach in the burning inferno.
Video shows firefighters carrying two bodies out of the house. One of them appeared to be a child.
"It's an incredibly difficult moment to see a family literally destroyed before their very eyes," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "This is a very very painful day."
The names of those killed have not been released. Firefighters said the youngest appeared to be about 2 and the oldest about 21.
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The New York City Fire Department tweeted this photo of a house fire in Queens Village on April 23, 2017.
Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first public appearance since leaving the White House on Monday, with plans to hold a conversation at the University of Chicago.
Obama will discuss community organizing and civic engagement with “young leaders from area schools,” according to a release announcing the event.
Beginning at 11 a.m. at the school’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the discussion is invitation-only, but a television feed will be provided.
"This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world," his office said in a statement.
Former advisors said the 44th commander in chief is not expected to criticize current President Donald Trump, who has tried to dismantle several of Obama's chief accomplishments, including the Affordable Care Act.
Instead, Obama will focus on supporting activism in the “next generation of leaders.”
“His mission is going to be to inspire these young people and there’ll be a diverse group, including Republicans as well as Democrats, but to inspire them to take ownership of this political process and really get involved,” said former White House advisor David Axelrod, who now serves as the director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.
Several students at the South Side campus said they were eager to hear from Obama, who has been seen attending various events since leaving office, but has yet to make a public appearance in any official capacity.
“I’d like to see if he has anything in store for Chicago as a city, because I think there are a lot of things going on right now that I’d like to hear his opinion about,” said U of C student Zoe Dervin.
“I’d just be interested to hear sort of how he is going to be involved now that he’s in a different role,” another student added.
Monday’s event will serve as another homecoming of sorts in several ways, as the former president taught constitutional law at the Hyde Park institution for several years before entering politics.
The University of Chicago will also house his future presidential library, to be built in nearby Jackson Park – both conveniently located near the Obama family’s home in the Kenwood neighborhood.
Obama was last in Chicago in February for meetings on his library, according to a source. That visit marked his first hometown trip since delivering his final address in office from McCormick Place in January.
“I’m immensely proud that his last speech as president was here in the city of Chicago and his first major address in his post-presidency is here in the city of Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday.
Obama was expected to arrive in Chicago on Sunday. While details of his schedule outside Monday’s event were not immediately available, former first lady and Chicago native Michelle Obama was not expected to accompany him.
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A rare sighting in the animal kingdom continues to mesmerize marine biologists and whale watchers in the Monterey Bay.
For the fourth day in a row, whale watchers on Sunday spotted an abnormally large pod of killer whales feasting on the carcasses of two gray whales, according to Nancy Black from Monterey Bay Whale Watch.
Killer whales are famous for their violent attacks and relentless feeding practices, but to see this type of behavior and this amount of mammal-eating creatures just off the coast of Monterey is "pretty rare," Black said.
"This won't happen everyday," she said.
The first gray whale's carcass was originally discovered last Thursday followed by another carcass appearing Friday, according to Black.
Ever since Thursday, throngs of killer whale mothers and calves have taken turns taking bites out of the dead whales' blubber.
An array of whale species typically migrate to Monterey Bay during the spring months for feeding season, according to Black. Killer whales tend to hunt in groups of six to ten, but Black said the group this year is a "very large number."
Not to be outdone, Humpback whales also joined the mix. Black said Humpback whales tend to barge into the fold when killer whales feed.
Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Whale Watch
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Drone footage captures a killer whale feeding on a gray whale in the Monterey Bay on April 23, 2017.
Hartford firefighters jumped into action to save people trapped inside a Wethersfield Avenue apartment building during a fire that sent six people, including police officers and a firefighter, to the hospital Sunday.
Hartford Assistant Fire Chief Darren Hudson said that when firefighters arrived at the building on Wethersfield Avenue there were people hanging out of windows.
“I was just sitting down on my bed playing and then my mom busted in the room saying get up, get up,” described resident Jevon Moody.
Many of the occupants had escaped on their own, but Lori Navarro could not.
“When I opened the door I couldn’t get out because it was pitch black. So I had to call out the window, help!” Navarro said.
Navarro told NBC Connecticut she moved into this building after losing everything she owned in another fire recently. This time she was saved after firefighters extended a ladder up to her window.
“I was terrified. But the fireman was amazing. He guided me all the way down,” she explained.
Three occupants and two Hartford police officers were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, and one firefighter was transported for minor burns to the hand.
Fire officials said the worst damage appears to have hit the third floor.
“We’re hopeful that some residents will be able to get back into the building this evening," Hudson said.
People who live here thanking the police officers and firefighters who quickly responded to help them out.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Crews on scene of an apartment building fire on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford.
L.L. Bean will be coming to The Shops at Yale and the two-level store is expected to open this summer.
Yale says a lease was signed to open at the development at 272 Elm St., a development project under construction, which will be home to new graduate student apartments as well as two retail suites.
This will be the fourth L.L. Bean in Connecticut and it's expected to create 60 jobs.
There are currently retail stores at Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury and at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor and there is an outlet at the Orange Meadows Shopping Center in Orange.
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