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    A vehicle has crashed into Tails-U-Win, a dog training center in Manchester and caused, but no one has been injured. 

    Police said an elderly woman was trying to park, but hit the gas instead of the brake, drove into 175 Adams St. and hit a water main, flooding the store. 

    One pet was in the building at the time and was in the back of the business for some chiropractic care.

    The office manager, however, was just feet away from where the car stopped and said she ran as soon as her heard gravel flying.

    The driver is going to be OK, officials said.



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    A 78-year-old Hartford man is missing and police have issued a Sliver Alert for him.

    Taw Taw has been missing since yesterday.

    He is 5-feet-3, weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes, according to the Silver Alert.

    He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, blue pants and white glasses and he was carrying a blue-purple bag.

    Anyone with information should call Hartford police at 860-757-4000.



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    A donkey walked into a garage in Vernon, and thus began an unusual chase for Vernon Animal Control.

    A resident of Rolling View Drive found a donkey in her garage Thursday night and Vernon Animal Control, as well as midnight shift officers, responded and apprehended the runaway animal.

    Vernon police identified the donkey as "Delilah" and brought her back home.

    They said it appears she had just decided to take a midnight stroll around the neighborhood.




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    Police are serving a search and seizure warrant for Old Saybrook Town Hall, Westbrook Town Hall and the Old Saybrook fire marshal’s vehicle in connection with an investigation. 

    According to the Old Saybrook first selectman and police chief, the search and seizure warrant issued for town hall involves an investigation into Fire Marshal Donn Dobson, who works full-time in Saybrook and part-time in Westbrook. 

    Police said Old Saybrook officials are complying with the investigation and no arrests will be made today. 

    No additional information was immediately available.

    Check back for updates.






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    Money raised by selling her own art work


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    President Bill Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Partnership for a Healthier America summit, a annual youth nutrition conference in Washington D.C.

    The summit brings together business and industry leaders with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to address major considerations for the health of America's youth. This year’s summit will address the negative health impacts of childhood adversity, the role of entrepreneurs in shaping the future of food, the link between access to food and health.

    Supermodel Cindy Crawford, actress Gabrielle Union and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito are also billed to speak at the event. 



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    First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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    A Texas family had just sat down for dinner when an uninvited guest burst through the front door of their McKinney home.

    And it was all caught on camera.

    Jeffrey Stubbe, who lives in the Stonebridge Ranch neighborhood, told NBC DFW his family was getting ready to have dinner when a deer bolted through their front door.

    "This deer comes crashing through the storm door and right into our living room, leaving blood all over our floor and traumatizing my 11-year-old. Crazy!" Stubbe said in an email to NBC DFW.

    After a short stumble, the deer eventually made its way back toward the front door and escaped, leaving behind one startled family and a terrified dog.

    Stubbe said a responding police officer told him several other neighbors had recently called animal control. He later learned animal control officers secured the deer.

    "We've lived here for 13 years and have never seen a deer," Stubbe said. "We've seen bobcats and coyotes, but never a deer."

    "Absolutely the most bizarre occurrence ever!!"


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    A Derby father who has been fighting deportation to his native Guatemala has been granted a 2-year stay to remain in the U.S.

    Luis Barrios, 52, left Guatemala more than two decades ago and was ordered to be deported back to the country earlier this month.

    Barrios said he has been on the radar of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, since police pulled him over in 2011 because a taillight on his truck was out. He explained that he had been authorized to work in the country over the years, but recently has been labeled as a threat.

    "Now, they decide I'm a dangerous person in this country," Barrios said on May 3. "I'm very sad because I don't have any problems with nobody."

    He had a deportation order to take a one-way 4 a.m. flight from New York to Guatemala on May 4. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy wrote to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seeking reconsideration of the decision to deport Barrios.

    On Friday, Barrio reported to ICE in Hartford, where his ankle bracelet was removed and he was granted a two-year stay.

    "This good news is tempered by the fact that we need to be vigilant and continue to make the case for his asylum, which we will do," Blumenthal said. 

    "This decision gives us a reprieve to make the case for his asylum, because his return to Guatemala would put him in jeopardy of death, torture, serious injury," Blumenthal said. 

    According to the New Haven Register, Barrios fears going back to Guatemala since his father and brother were killed in the country.

    Barrios' last attempt to stay in the country was denied, the paper reports, ever since he missed a court date to determine an asylum request in 1998. Barrios said he missed the hearing because the notification was sent to an address where he no longer lived, the Register reported. 



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    At 7 years old, Eloise Mackell, of Milford, might be small, but she did something Friday that had a big impact for animals in the City of Milford. She dropped off a donation worth more than $500. 

    At the beginning of the year, the second grader read a story about a fictional girl's act of kindness and generosity and Eloise was inspired to do something to help out in her own community. 

    Eloise loves painting and animals, so she started selling some of her artwork and keeping the money to give to the shelter. 

    Her family spread the word of her charitable endeavor on social media as Eloise created dozens of pieces of original works of art. 

    On Friday, she took $400 of the money she made and presented a check to Milford Animal Control. She used the rest of the money she raised to buy food and other supplies for the shelter and its animals. 

    "I feel really excited … and like so proud of myself," Eloise said.

    Eloise's generosity has inspired her entire family and they hope others in the community will follow her example.

    "When painting, she’s always been so excited and energetic. ‘I just got another one done!’ She’s always been talking about how she can help people," her sister, Charlotte, said.

    "Kids would see a lot of money normally and want to go buy stuff, but we’re proud that the message here is, ‘You can do something to help out in your community in a small way,’” her stepfather, Glenn Laudenslager, said.

    Eloise is hoping her donation will inspire other children her age to find creative ways to help their communities.

    "I want people to know that little people like me can do great things -- like big people!" she said.



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    Police are investigating after a man’s body was found in the water is Wethersfield Cove, near the Connecticut River, Friday. 

    Lt. Andrew Power said fishermen saw the body, called police, and pulled the body to the shore. 

    The medical examiner was called and police do not yet know who the man is or the circumstances of the man’s death. 

    Investigators will be trying to identify the body.




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    NBC Connecticut Meteorologists continue to track an out of season Nor'easter that will impact the state this weekend. 

    There are no weather issues if you have plans to head out this evening. Skies will be mostly cloudy with temperatures falling into the upper 40s and low 50s. 

    Rain will overspread Connecticut from west to east between 10 a.m. and noon. The rain will be rather light in nature through the early afternoon hours. This is what First Alert Future Radar looks like at 12 p.m. You can see light rain is falling for the western half of the state while eastern Connecticut remains dry.

    We're predicting rain to be falling statewide by the 5 p.m. hour. Make sure to bring a rain jacket and an umbrella if you're stepping out for plans Saturday evening. Here's a look at First Alert Future Radar at 5 p.m. 

    We expect the heaviest rain to arrive in the state Saturday night. It looks like between 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday the rain will be falling at a heavy rate. The heavy rain could lead to minor flooding issues throughout the state. 


    Most of the rain should wrap up by 8 a.m. with a few linger showers through the late morning and early afternoon hours. 

    Rainfall totals will range from 1 to as much as 3 inches. The higher rainfall totals will likely be in the eastern half of the state as it's closer to the storm. 


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    Arkansas photographer Jacob Peters spent hours hiking through the woods to capture a couple's scenic sunrise engagement. And that’s exactly what he did -- but it wasn’t the right couple.

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    It was the knock on the door Maritza Gomez Fernandez wished she never had to answer. Police officers arrived to her home with devastating news about her son, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

    Maritza shared her memories of her lost son in an exclusive interview obtained by NBC 6’s sister station, Telemundo 51.

    “It was 6:10 a.m. and my phone rings, but I didn’t pick up. It rang again,” Maritza said in Spanish.

    She talked about the morning she learned of her son’s demise.

    “The voice on the other side says, ‘Are you Jose’s mom? Where is Jose?’ I answered, ‘Jose stayed in his apartment.’”

    She then called Jose’s apartment, but no one answered. That’s when she called the Marlins player’s girlfriend, who told her he wasn’t with her. Maritza began to panic, and Jose’s girlfriend tried to calm her down. Moments later, police officers arrived at her front door with the heartbreaking news.

    She said officers told her they found the slugger’s boat overturned but were unable at the time to find any bodies. Maritza said minutes later she knew her only son had died.

    “I cried, I screamed. It was like I was no longer in this world,” Maritza explained in Spanish. “My mom was sleeping; she came out of her room. It was horrible.”

    Her 24-year-old son, along with two friends, was killed Sept. 25 when the boat Jose was operating crashed into a rocky jetty off Miami Beach. The Marlins player had cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of the crash, according to an autopsy report. Jose's mother said she'll never accept the coroner's report.

    "I don't agree and will never agree with the investigation. My son played ball. His performance isn't that of someone who took drugs," Maritza said. "Now, my son is to blame."

    She said she has no words for other mothers who lost their sons. "All I can say is that I am sorry. No one wants to lose a son."

    Eight months after the tragedy, she remembers her son’s promise to be the best Cuban American pitcher ever known to the major league.

    “The last time I saw my son he was fooling around at Marlins Park,” said the grieving mother. "He told me, 'Strawberry mom, everthing is fine." 

    Those were the last words Jose told her. She said to her son, strawberry meant beauty and that's why he called her that and why she has the word tattooed on her arm. 

    Every day, Maritza grieves and tries to understand the death of her son.

    “Every night at 10:50, I expect him to walk through the door. In the morning, I take him his coffee like I always did; light candles and talk to him,” Maritza said. There are so many questions she wants answered. “Papi, I want you to explain to me what happened.”

    Jose and his mother were together when they tried to escape Cuba. The pitcher saved his mother’s life after she fell in the deep ocean.

    Maritza said she’s overwhelmed with the outpouring of love for her son when he died.

    “He could have never imagined how people loved him and what they felt for him. The people waiting at the church to just say their goodbyes was amazing,” she said.



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    Maritza Gomez Fernandez lost her son, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, in September. Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident off Miami Beach.Maritza Gomez Fernandez lost her son, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, in September. Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident off Miami Beach.

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    Wilbur Cross Parkway north in Milford is closed after a serious injury accident, state police said. 

    The accident happened on Route 15 northbound near exit 55A for a rollover accident that resulted in serious injuries, troopers said. 

    Troopers expect the northbound side of the parkway to be closed for several hours.

    The Department of Transportation will be diverting traffic off exit 54. 

    No other details were immediately available. 



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    The northbound side of the Wilbur Cross Parkway was closed in Milford after a serious crash on Friday afternoon.The northbound side of the Wilbur Cross Parkway was closed in Milford after a serious crash on Friday afternoon.

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    An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy was killed Friday when a commuter bus carrying Tesla employees rear-ended his car on eastbound Interstate 580 at the Altamont Pass, according to law enforcement officials.

    The deputy was identified by Sheriff Greg Ahearn as Sroeuy Khin, a father-of-four who would have celebrated his 51st birthday tomorrow.

    Fifty-one Tesla employees were en route to Stockton in a white 2016 Temsa touring bus contracted by their company, California Highway Patrol spokesman Derek Reed said.

    Khin, who joined the sheriff's office in 2007, was heading to his Central Valley home after having worked overtime at the Santa Rita Jail, Ahearn said.

    He was driving slowly or had stopped in the No. 2 lane, according to CHP Officer Christopher Sherry. His white 2002 Volkswagen Beetle was crushed when the bus rammed into it, and Khin was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    "It's a tragic loss for his family," Ahern said. "He was just trying to do his best to earn some extra money to take care of his wife and family."

    The bus driver, who has been cooperative with officials, said that the sun's glare was blinding in the moments before the collision. Sherry said that the cause of the crash is still being investigated, but drugs and alcohol do not appear to have contributed.

    Sherry estimated that the bus was traveling at around 65 pmh when it slammed into Khin's car. One person on the bus sustained minor injuries. Investigators are also trying to determine whether Khin had, in fact, stopped or slowed down or if he was perhaps trying to move to the shoulder on I-580.

    The CHP issued a Sig-alert on I-580 at Altamont Pass, closing the eastbound No. 1 and 2 lanes for hours, prompting vehicles to back up for miles. The entire highway was reopened around 1:45 p.m. but residual delays were expected.

    CHP officers who responded to the accident did not know Khin was a sheriff's deputy, but identified him based on his license information, Ahern said.   

    Footage from the scene showed CHP officers gathering around the body, and saluting and draping it with an American flag. A convoy of law enforcement officials, including CHP officers from Dublin, also escorted Khin's body to the Alameda County Coroner's Office. 

    Ahern expressed gratitude for the "dignity and respect" afforded to Khin on Friday. 

    Khin was described by Ahearn as an extremely dedicated and hard-working member of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. His fellow deputies were with his family after they learned of his death. 

    "It's too much too soon," Ahern said. "It's heartwrenching."

    Not only do sheriff's deputies face challenges and risks in their day-to-day work, but the "tight family" now has to "deal with the tragic loss of one of their brothers," he added.

    Khin's loss will reverberate through the department and he will be missed by everyone, "from line staff to command staff to myself," Ahern said.

    NBC-affiliate KCRA reported that Khin had previously worked for the Stockton and Jackson police departments.

    In a statement issued Friday, Tesla described the bus involved in the fatal crash as an "independently-operated shuttle."

    "All Tesla employees on the bus are safe and accounted for, however we are deeply saddened by reports that there was a fatality as a result of the accident. We will lend any support that we can to the authorities who are investigating the incident," the statement said.

    Sherry said Officers are interviewing witnesses and examining physical evidence at the scene. Criminal charges, if any, will be filed once the investigation is complete.

    People with information about the crash are asked to call 925-828-0466.

    NBC Bay Area's John Zuchelli contributed to this report.



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    Alameda County sheriff's deputy Sreouy Khin was killed Friday when a Tesla worker bus rear-ended his VW Beetle on eastbound I-580.Alameda County sheriff's deputy Sreouy Khin was killed Friday when a Tesla worker bus rear-ended his VW Beetle on eastbound I-580.

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    From graduations and races to the first big outdoor concert of the season in Hartford, people are preparing for wet weather this weekend.

    The owner of the Adams Mill Restaurant in Manchester expects more a thousand people, all with reservations, to line up at her door for Mother’s Day brunch.

    “This has always been my nightmare,” said Debbie Scarpaci. “My biggest impact is going to be guests trying to get into the building all at once, line out the door, people standing in the rain.”

    She said she’ll likely be putting up a tent at the entrance, something she’s never had to do in nearly 30 years of running a restaurant. A tent has also been set up at Saint Joseph’s University in West Hartford, to protect Saturday’s graduates.

    In New Britain, preparations are underway for the Connecticut Race in the Park, a fundraiser for the CT Breast Health Initiative.

    “We’ve had all kinds of weather. The only thing we haven’t had is snow,” said CT Breast Health Initiative President Joyce Bray.

    They’re not going to let Saturday’s forecast stop their 5K. Expecting upwards of 10,000 people, the race accounts for 80 percent of the group’s annual fundraising.

    “If we don’t fundraise well tomorrow we won’t be able to give out grants to our researchers,” said Bray.

    This weekend’s fly-in at the Meriden Markham Airport, an aviation extravaganza that includes plane and hot air balloon rides, is grounded by the weather and moved to May 21.

    “We did look very closely at the weather every day this week and it seems not to be changing that this weekend’s going to be pretty much a washout,” explained airport manager Constance Castillo.

    Meanwhile, Hartford Police were already planning a big presence for the kick-off concert of the season at the Xfinity Theatre. They hope people coming to Saturday’s Luke Bryan concert use common sense.

    “Rain affects people’s visibility driving. Alcohol affects people’s visibility,” Deputy Chief Brian Foley said.

    The rain has also moved the dedication of the Enfield High School building indoors. It’s scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m.


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    Police are searching for a bank robbery suspect in Norwalk.

    The robbery  happened on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the First County Bank on Connecticut Avenue.

    The suspect walked into the bank and handed the teller a note, implying that she had a gun, Norwalk Police said. 

    She is described as being in her late twenties or early thrities, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, stocky build with short balck hair pulled behind her neck in a bun or ponytail.

    The suspect was wearing black framed glasses and a blue Walmart employee vest. 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norwalk Detective Bureau at (203)854-3011 or Detective Serio at (203) 854-3188.

    Anonymous tips can be left at any of the below contacts.

    Norwalk Police Tip Line at (203) 854-3111

    Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website.

    Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).



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    An unconscious man was pulled from the Pequonnick River off Taits Mill Road in Trumbull on Friday. 

    The man was transported to a local hospital. 

    No other information was immediately available. Please check back on this developing story. 



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    A Bridgeport man pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking a minor. 

    Darryl Morris faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking on Friday. 

    Morris, also known as 'King Sincere', and Neshaya Dozier were arrested in August after officials said they allegedly conspired to harbor and transport a 15-year-old girl to engage in commercial sexual acts between November 2014 and May 2016, seeing approximately 10 customers a day, prosecutors said. 

    The U.S. Attorney's office said Morris brought the teen to his home in Bridgeport and arranged to have advertisements of her prostitution services posted on Backpage.com. She began seeing customers at Morris' residence and giving the suspect money.

    Investigators found that Morris also had sex with the victim and began beating her weeks after arriving in Bridgeport.

    Morris would also drive the minor to other locations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. to see customers.

    He also agreed to pay $100,000 in restitution. He is expected to be sentenced on Sept. 8. 



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    The engineer operating Amtrak 188 when it careened off the tracks in Northeast Philadelphia two years ago has been charged criminally in the derailment, Pennsylvania's attorney general announced Friday.

    Brandon Bostian, 33, was charged shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, a mere seven hours before the statute of limitations was set to expire in the case.

    Amtrak 188 was traveling 106 mph when it jumped the northbound tracks negotiating a large curve at Frankford Junction on May 12, 2015. Several cars overturned and one was left crushed and contorted. The curve's speed limit was set at 50 mph.

    Eight passengers were killed and 200 were injured. Bostian told investigators he blacked out and couldn't remember the moments leading up to the crash.

    Bostian faces eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment.

    The case was transferred to the Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office on Thursday after Philadelphia Municipal Court President Judge Marsha Neifield ordered a private criminal complaint could move forward.

    Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams previously declined to file charges against Bostian.

    "I commend our outstanding team in the Office of Attorney General who worked diligently and thoughtfully around the clock to enable us to be in this position to pursue justice on behalf of the victims of this deadly crash," Shapiro said in a statement.

    An intense federal investigation focused on what Bostian was doing in the moments leading up to the derailment.

    Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said Bostian accellerated to full-throttle as the New York bound train traversed a straightaway through North Philadelphia.

    The NTSB analyzed the engineer's cell phone to deterimine whether he was distracted by the device. It was later ruled that it was radio chatter and a rock strike to the train's windshiled that stole Bostian's attention that night.

    He lost track of where he was on the route; the realization that the curve was looming ahead in the darkness didn't come until seconds before the crash, investigators said. Bostian hit the breaks when he felt the train tipping over.

    "I remember holding onto the controls tightly and feeling like, okay well this is it, I'm going over," Bostian told investigators.

    When the engine and the six cars in tow left the tracks near Wheatsheaf Lane around 9 p.m., passengers were tossed like dolls in the cars. The first passenger car hit steel support beams holding up electrical wires. The beams sliced through the car, bending the coach into an unrecognizable shape. Some passengers were ejected from the cars and crushed.

    Eight passengers were killed: Derrick Griffith, 42, a dean at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York; Rachel Jacobs, 39, the CEO of Philadelphia-based company ApprenNet and a mother of a toddler; Abid Gilani, 55, who worked for Wells Fargo; Justin Zemser, 20, a Naval Academy midshipman; Jim Gaines, 48, a father and Associated Press video software architect; Bob Gildersleeve, 45, a father and vice president of Ecolab; Laura Finamore, 47, a senior account director at Cushman & Wakefield; and Giuseppe Piras, 41, a wine and oil executive from Sardinia, Italy.

    This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.


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    Brandon Bostian (inset) of Queens, New York, has been identified as the engineer of the train in the deadly Amtrak derailment in PhiladelphiaBrandon Bostian (inset) of Queens, New York, has been identified as the engineer of the train in the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia

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