Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Showcase


Channel Catalog


Channel Description:

News Top Stories

older | 1 | .... | 2494 | 2495 | (Page 2496) | 2497 | 2498 | .... | 2520 | newer

    0 0


    Actor Kevin Spacey faces a criminal charge for allegedly sexually assaulting the son of a former Boston TV news anchor at a Nantucket bar in July 2016, the Boston Globe reports

    Former WCVB-TV news anchor Heather Unruh has previously alleged that her teenage son was sexually assaulted by Spacey inside Nantucket's Club Car Restaurant in the summer of 2016.

    "The victim - my son - was a starstruck, straight 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim," Unruh said in November 2017. 

    "I want to make it clear - this was a criminal act," Unruh said. "It harmed him, and it cannot be undone."

    A public show-cause hearing was held in the case on Dec. 20 where a criminal complaint was issued, the Globe reports.

    "The complainant has shown a tremendous amount of courage in coming forward," Mitchell Garabedian, attorney for the accuser, said in a public statement in response to the filed complaint. "Let the facts be presented, the relevant law applied and a just and fair verdict rendered."

    Spacey is due to be arraigned on an indecent assault and battery charge at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, according to the Globe. 

    Minutes after news of the charge went public -- and for the first time in over a year -- Spacey tweeted a link to a YouTube video monologue of himself as Frank Underwood, the fictional character he once played in the series, "House of Cards." 

    Spacey was removed from the cast amid other allegations of innappropiate behavior by the actor.  

    "If I didn't pay the price for the things we both know I did do, I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn't do," Spacey says in the monologue. 

    It's unclear if the social media posts have any connection to the latest charge. 



    Photo Credit: Getty Images
    This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Kevin Spacey onstage to present Britannia Award for Excellence in Television presented by Swarovski at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines And Jaguar Land Rover at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Kevin Spacey onstage to present Britannia Award for Excellence in Television presented by Swarovski at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines And Jaguar Land Rover at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    0 0


    A suspicious package has prompted an investigation and a shelter in place for some neighborhoods in Old Saybrook on Monday afternoon.

    Old Saybrook Police said they are being assisted by the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad and there is a shelter in place for residents of Drummers Trail and Overlook Drive.

    It is unclear how long the shelter in place will last. Officers said they would let the public know when it is clear and safe.



    Photo Credit: NBC10

    0 0


    A man shot and killed his own dog after it attacked another dog in Hamden on Sunday.

    Police responded to Brook Street and Wintergreen Avenue after getting a report of shots fired.

    Investigators learned that the man was walking his dog off leash in a nearby park. A Hamden resident, who was with three children, entered the park with a dog that was on a leash.

    Police said the man's dog, a pit bull, attacked the other dog and caused serious injuries.

    The owner of the pit bull told officers that he thought his dog might attack the children so he pulled out his legally licensed gun and shot and killed his dog.

    The investigation into the incident is ongoing.


    0 0


    The FDA urges people to wash the skin of avocados before eating it. They have conducted studies showing avocados testing positive for Listeria. Washing the skin is a safety measure to ensure that bacteria and contaminates do not transfer from the knife to the inside of the avocado.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13: Avocados are offered for sale at a Target store on December 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Target announced today it will acquire Shipt, a same-day delivery company, for $550 million. The retailer said the purchase will allow customers to receive same-day delivery of merchandise from about half of all Target stores beginning in early 2018 and the majority of the companys stores by the end of 2018. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13: Avocados are offered for sale at a Target store on December 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Target announced today it will acquire Shipt, a same-day delivery company, for $550 million. The retailer said the purchase will allow customers to receive same-day delivery of merchandise from about half of all Target stores beginning in early 2018 and the majority of the companys stores by the end of 2018. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    0 0


    Though the official count is in the hundreds, it's been estimated that well over a thousand people in San Francisco go to sleep in their vehicles every night, parked on city streets.

    The most visible of these people are the ones now at the center of a fiery debate: the residents of an estimated 313 RVs, many of them decades old and barely functioning, that bounce from block to block, dodging parking restrictions, and sometimes leaving a trail of garbage and angry neighbors in their wake.

    "Those are not proper homes. They do not belong in residential neighborhoods," District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen said at a tense community meeting.

    But much like the angry renters and homeowners in Ronen's district, the RV dwellers say they're just trying to live a drama-free life in what's become the most expensive city in the world. We visited three of them to learn what their daily existence is like.

    1. Joey Martinez

    It started out as a dream that Joey Martinez now admits was horribly misguided.

    "I came up with the bright idea to purchase an RV," Martinez said. "The rent was getting expensive, and … I was just planning on seeing the world, seeing the country and just driving around."

    Joey Martinez gutted this water-damaged RV and did much of the new woodwork himself. Though it's now a suitable shelter, it still lacks plumbing for water and propane.

    Martinez thought he was getting a bargain, but he got more than he bargained for: A tall, modern-looking motorhome that turned out to be riddled with water damage and mold. As he tore into it, trying to make it habitable, he discovered another problem: without a catalytic converter or oxygen sensor, the engine couldn't pass a California smog test, which is required to register a vehicle.

    "Literally, I'm stuck," he said. "I can't go anywhere because I have no plates and I have no registration."

    By agreement with city officials, Martinez now parks his half-working RV on a corner that was once a garbage dumping ground, and helps keep the area clean. He said he misses the simple things in life.

    "The luxury of the sound of a toilet flushing is just — if you don't have that, or power — you have to look for your own power and water source — it's so stressful," he said. "Every day is a survival situation."

    2. Rudolph Fisher

    Mayor London Breed often talks about growing up in San Francisco's housing projects, but she rarely talks about her downstairs neighbor, Rudolph Fisher, who says he lived below her at the corner of Turk and Laguna years ago.

    Fisher, now 65 years old, said he lost his housing after a conviction for receiving stolen property made him ineligible for housing assistance. Private landlords weren't eager to rent to him either, and he's been homeless in one form or another since 2002.

    Rudolph Fisher lives in this 1978 Chevy RV, where he occasionally gets visits from family and friends. The vehicle runs and has valid license plates, and Fisher says he'd happily sell it if he had someplace else to go.

    "I sleep at family's sometimes, I slept on the bus once or twice, I slept in cars, slept in trucks," he said.

    Now, Fisher lives in a 40-year-old Chevy Itasca RV parked on a mostly-industrial block in the Bayview District where street sweepers and parking enforcement won't bother him.

    "It's a daily ritual," he said. "I have to supply it with water, I have to supply it with gas, oil, and then I have to do the food."

    Fisher, who suffers from COPD and diabetes, said that like the RV itself, life on the streets is getting old.

    "I'm done with living like this," he said. "This is not a good way to live. There's no room. I'd like to come back to Earth and get a nice little apartment, a studio apartment."

    3. Couper Orona

    In early 2018, when San Francisco began cracking down on tent encampments, Couper Orona knew she had to find a different kind of shelter. Homelessness was a new and unexpected turn of events for her, after she became disabled and then went through a messy divorce.

    "I lived in Diamond Heights," she said. "Drove an Audi. Had a good life, you know. And just overnight, like that, everything's gone."

    Couper Orona bought this aging RV from a friend after city officials swept the tent encampment where she had been living. With shelter from the rain, a tiny kitchen and a private bathroom, she said it feels like a castle.

    Orona said she bought an RV from a friend who couldn't take care of it anymore, and now parks it with a group of other inhabited vehicles at the edge of a parking lot in the Mission District. Most days, she's just grateful to have a (sometimes leaky) roof over her head, and a place she can cook and use the bathroom, she said.

    "It's huge, this is like a castle to me," she said. "I appreciate every bit that I have, and I don't take it for granted anymore."

    As a single woman living on the street, Orona said she learned to make friends with those who would watch her back. Now, she said, crime is no longer her primary worry: she's far more concerned about new city enforcement efforts.

    "This almost got towed one day," she said. "I could care less if there's a guy down the street with a gun … I'm more scared of them breaking into my house and taking my RV and putting my cat at the pound."

    The Struggle for a Solution

    Though vehicle dwellers have quietly subsisted in San Francisco for many years, tightening parking restrictions have forced them into denser and more visible clusters on the few streets where they're still allowed to park. District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safaí said these clusters are what have aroused the ire of neighbors.

    When the Board of Supervisors adjourned for the winter holidays, there were two competing efforts to curb complaints over RV living in the city. The first, backed by Safaí, Mayor Breed and District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown, would explore locations for an "RV triage center" where those living on wheels could come to store their vehicles while getting registered for housing assistance. In some cases, the city would offer to "buy back" RVs from their owners for cash.

    Brown said the likelihood of finding suitable housing will depend a lot on who's asking: Families with children, veterans and seniors would be among the first to get help, while young and healthy individuals might wind up on the city's lengthy shelter wait list.

    Safaí said as part of that plan, the supervisors would seek tighter citywide restrictions on the parking of oversized vehicles in residential neighborhoods. RV dwellers who register before a certain date will be eligible for a degree of leniency and assistance, while those who come into the city after that date would be subject to fines and towing, he said.

    The second proposal comes from District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who said she'd initially planned to get on board with Brown and Safaí, but became impatient under pressure from her constituents. The fiery meeting at which she spoke packed a gymnasium full of angry renters and homeowners in the hilly, mostly-residential Portola neighborhood, where RVs can roam free of street sweeping and permit parking restrictions.

    Ronen said she would start by banning tall vehicles from parking overnight in the Portola neighborhood, then introduce legislation setting a 6-month deadline for the city to open a triage or navigation center for RVs. Included in her plan would be the option for a "safe parking" program, allowing RV residents to continue living in their vehicles in a designated spot, away from neighborhoods, with garbage and bathroom facilities on site.

    Advocates from the Coalition on Homelessness say they studied a safe parking program in San Diego, and found it could be a good fit for San Francisco, if used as a temporary step on the way to stable housing.

    "A lot of what is needed is time," said Kelley Cutler, a human rights organizer for the Coalition. "Time to actually get into housing — because it's not going to be quick."

    Cutler said the Coalition found RV dwellers in San Diego were able to get into more permanent housing within 4 to 6 months of enrolling in the city's safe parking program. A program like it in San Francisco would also eliminate another threat: the worry of having RVs towed away and impounded by the city after they accumulate too many parking tickets.

    On December 18, the Coalition filed a lawsuit against the city aiming to stop authorities from impounding vehicles with unpaid tickets when those vehicles serve as the owner's only home or shelter.

    In a statement, the City Attorney's spokesperson, John Cote, responded, "We're sympathetic to those who are homeless, including those who have nowhere to sleep other than in their cars."

    Cote added that the SFMTA recently reduced towing fees for low-income people, and has long offered the option to perform community service in lieu of payment for those who can't afford their parking tickets.

    "The bottom line is there is a way to take care of a parking ticket even if you can't pay for it. Letting parking tickets just pile up is not an acceptable choice," Cote's statement said.

    In spite of the constant cat-and-mouse game with parking authorities, the San Francisco RV dwellers we spoke to said an offer of housing from the city wouldn't necessarily be a done deal.

    In many cases, the first permanent housing option offered to homeless individuals is an SRO: a Single Room Occupancy hotel. Orona and Fisher both said they'd rather continue living in their vehicles than accept the restrictions that come along with SRO living.

    "Why would I get rid of this to go into an SRO where I can't have visitors, I can't cook on the stove, I don't have my own bathroom?" Orona said. Looking around the cluttered living room of her RV, she added, "I mean, it's not much, but this is mine."


    This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

    0 0


    Police have arrested an adult and three juveniles in connection with the shooting death of a 12-year-old Bridgeport boy that happened last week.

    According to Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim's office, an 18-year-old, a 16-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old have been arrested in connection to 12-year-old Clinton Howell's death.

    Ganim's office said the 18-year-old is being charged with murder. The 16-year-old, 14-year-old and 12-year-old are facing charges including conspiracy to commit murder and illegal possession of a firearm, but officials said those charges could change.

    Howell was shot in front of his home on Willow Street on Tuesday night as he walked home from a corner store.

    ”As he was coming up the steps, someone came by and just started shooting and two of the bullets hit him and he ended up just falling inside the house on the floor,” said Gamel Dawkins, Howell's brother.

    Howell was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

    He was a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy in Bridgeport.

    Detectives said they do not believe Howell was the intended target and believe it's possible that the target of the shooting was someone who was walking with him at the time.



    Photo Credit: Family Photo

    Clinton Howell, 12, was shot and killed while walking to his house on Willow Street in Bridgeport on Tuesday night.Clinton Howell, 12, was shot and killed while walking to his house on Willow Street in Bridgeport on Tuesday night.

    0 0


    Anyone who donated money to a charity GoFundme campaign for a homeless man that prosecutors now say is a scam has had their money refunded, according to the popular crowdsourcing website.

    "All donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign have been fully refunded," GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne told NBC News in an email.

    The campaign raised more than $400,000 for a homeless veteran who was said to have given his last $20 to a stranded driver on a Pennsylvania freeway ramp in November 2017.

    But a year later, prosecutors said the story was made up and hit the veteran, supposed motorist and her boyfriend with theft-by-deception charges.



    Photo Credit: Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office

    From left: Johnny Bobbitt Jr., Katelyn McClure and Mark D’AmicoFrom left: Johnny Bobbitt Jr., Katelyn McClure and Mark D’Amico

    0 0


    Christmas celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, from the Vatican to Afghanistan and beyond. Take a look at how people marked the holiday in 2018 across the globe.

    Photo Credit: Getty Images, AP

    0 0


    For many, December 25 is spent with friends and family, either at home or out and about. 

    Have you ever wondered what the top 3 items purchased in the United States on Christmas Day are? According to Time magazine, they are: movie tickets, Chinese food, and alcohol. 

    There are many movies released on Christmas Day every year. It's a fun tradition for a lot of families. 

    The movie that has grossed the most of all time with an opening on Christmas day is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with an impressive $49,325,663 on December 25, 2015. 

    This year, customers can still see popular movies like Aquaman and Marry Poppins Returns in theaters. 

    "I'm going to let my husband decide what we see for once," said Leshawn Henderson in Mission Valley. "He's been wanting to see a few things so he gets to pick." 

    Alcohol sales skyrocket during the holiday season. Wines priced at $20 or higher sell 180 percent better the week leading up to December 25, according to Time. Spirit sales increase by 162 percent. 

    "Our family just likes hanging out with each other, playing games and drinking alcohol," said Tim Flemming, who lives in San Diego. 

    A survey by Yahoo also shows a majority of people say Christmas is their favorite drinking holiday. 

    Chinese food sales go way up on Christmas Day. Slate Magazine and Grubhub put this to the test in a study that found Chinese food orders increase by 152 percent every Dec. 25.

    "It's something to do on Christmas Day!" said Sue Johnson in Golden Hill. 

    What is your favorite thing to do on Christmas? 



    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

    0 0


    President Donald Trump on Tuesday became the first president since 2002 who didn't visit military personnel at Christmastime, NBC News reported.

    He took part in a long-running practice of presidents who called troops stationed around the country and the world on Christmas Day, but broke from a recent tradition of actually visiting troops and wounded warriors. He did so in 2017, when he visited wounded troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Dec. 21.

    Based on a check of NBC logs, President Barack Obama visited troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, every Christmas he was in office, from 2009 to 2016. President George W. Bush visited wounded warriors at Walter Reed from 2003 to 2008, according to a check of news releases. 



    Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP, File

    In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Peck and his wife Jessica as Trump visits with wounded service members and their families during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Trump this year became the first president to not visit with troops at Christmastime since 2002.In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Peck and his wife Jessica as Trump visits with wounded service members and their families during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Trump this year became the first president to not visit with troops at Christmastime since 2002.

    0 0


    Heavyweight contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 are looking for office space and on-the-ground staff in Iowa and New Hampshire, key early contest states, NBC News reported.

    But no major candidate has definitively signaled plans to jump run for the nomination — including the so-called "three Bs" topping some early polls, who have been all but absent in both states: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas.

    While operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire expect activity to ramp up in January, there's been surprise at the slow start in states where presidential politics can be a full-time occupation.

    "The whole field has been in a staring contest to see who moves first. And there's a real hesitation for anyone sign on with a candidate now, because you don't know who else is going to get in," said Sean Bagniewski, chairman of Iowa's Polk County Democrats.

    Click here to see necn's New Hampshire candidate tracker.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

    From left: Potential Democratic presidential contenders former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas.From left: Potential Democratic presidential contenders former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas.

    0 0


    A New York City police officer is being praised for his brave and restrained response when a group of intoxicated homeless men went after him inside a subway station, where the officer was working alone. 

    It happened late Sunday night, when a cop on a solo foot post inside the East Broadway subway station on the F line was told by a woman that she was being harassed by a group men inside the station, according to NYPD. 

    The officer approached the men, who were visibly intoxicated, and asked them to leave the station, police said. The men refused to leave and became combative, and started tussling with the cop, cellphone video taken by a bystander shows. 

    "Stand back. I don't want to hurt you," the cop shouted repeatedly at the men as they approached him, waving his baton at them. 

    The officer kicked one of the men to fend him off, and another tried to go after the officer -- but ended up tumbling onto the tracks, the video showed. Police said the officer requested power be turned off to the tracks and for backup to arrive. 

    The man was taken off the tracks, and the four others were taken into police custody.

    On Monday morning, Christmas Eve, officers returned to the same subway station and saw the men there again. They were taken into custody in local law violation of being outstretched in the station, police said. The district attorney has declined to prosecute the case, however, angering the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. 

    "Had it gone the other way, we might have had a seriously injured or dead police officer instead," said union president Patrick Lynch. "It's wrong that they were not charged for attacking him."

    Meanwhile, the officer seen in the video, Syed Ali, was honored by Brooklyn councilman Chaim Deutsch on Christmas Day for his "quick action to defend civilians and himself against five individuals attacking on a subway platform." 

    Deutsch said the officer showed restraint for not reaching for his gun. 

    Mayor de Blasio also tweeted praise for Ali's "extraordinary professionalism and bravery," and said the NYPD would increase its presence at the station.



    Photo Credit: Councilman Chaim Deutsch
    This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

    NYPD officer Syed Ali honored at the NYPD Transit Task Force in North BrooklynNYPD officer Syed Ali honored at the NYPD Transit Task Force in North Brooklyn

    0 0


    Ten people are displaced after a fire at a duplex in Norwalk on Christmas night.

    Firefighters were called to a duplex on Lexington Avenue around 10:45 p.m.

    When firefighters arrived, they found the up and down duplex had heavy fire showing outside of a bedroom window with the fire exposing into the second floor bedroom above.

    Fire officials said the heat also melted the exterior siding of the house next door.

    Fire crews were able to bring fire hoses into each floor. They said they knocked down the flames within 10 minutes, but the heat and smoke damaged both floors.

    All occupants of the house were able to escape before the fire department arrived.

    Two adult women and five children were displaced from the first floor and three adult males were displaced from the second floor, fire officials said. The Red Cross responded to provide assistance because the home is not able to be lived in.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.



    Photo Credit: Norwalk Fire Dept.

    0 0


    Someone in Connecticut is waking up a few million dollars richer and they may not even know it yet.

    Mega Millions said there is a $3 million winner in the state, who matched all five numbers including the Megaplier on Tuesday night.

    The Connecticut Lottery said the winning ticket was purchased on Christmas at Avenue News on Farmington Avenue in Bristol.

    The winning numbers are 2-8-42-43-50 with a Megaball of 6.

    The drawing was part of the $321 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest ever offered on Christmas Day.

    No one won the Mega Millions jackpot so it has now gone up to $348 million. The next drawing is on Friday night.



    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
    This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

    0 0


    U.S. retailers expect to handle about $72 billion worth of holiday returns this year, according to estimates from the National Retail Federation. That’s 10 percent of their total holiday sales.

    An analysis of current holiday return policies by ConsumerWorld.org, a consumer education website, finds that most major retailers are nice, and a few are even innovative.

    “My number one tip is to take back your return items in pristine condition with all the packaging and tags, and with a receipt or gift receipt,” Edgar Dworsky, founder and editor of Consumer World, told NBC News BETTER. “Without proof of purchase, you may only get the lowest price the item has sold for in the past 90 days, or you might be offered nothing at all. Remember, there is no automatic right to return something, unless it’s defective.”

    Consumer World’s 15th annual Holiday Return Policy Survey highlights some unusual and noteworthy policies. Among them: Amazon will pay the return shipping on items purchased using Alexa; Target REDcard holders get 30 extra return days; Many retailers have shortened the holiday return window for Apple products to 15 days starting on Dec. 26. This matches Apple’s standard corporate return policy.



    Photo Credit: AP

    0 0


    Interstate 91 south in Middletown has reopened after a crash closed part of the highway on Wednesday morning.

    According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, I-91 southbound was closed between exits 20 and 19.

    LifeStar responded and at least one person has possibly serious injuries, according to police.

    It is unclear what caused the crash. 


    0 0


    Space fans had plenty to celebrate in 2018, including the launch of three new NASA missions and the debut of SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket. In case you missed any of the action, here are particularly noteworthy space stories, according to NBC News MACH.

    NASA’s InSight lander arrived at Mars on Nov. 26 after a six-month journey of more than 300 million miles. The dramatic landing was NASA’s first on Mars since 2012.

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached the asteroid Bennu on Dec. 3 and will spend about a year surveying and mapping the 1,600-foot-wide asteroid. The spacecraft had already detected water on the space rock — a discovery that lends support to the idea that asteroids and comets could have brought water to Earth.

    SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy booster nailed its maiden flight on Feb. 6. The rocket, which is designed to carry astronauts to the moon and Mars, can lift a heavier payload than any American rocket since NASA’s Saturn V, the behemoth booster that ferried Apollo astronauts to the moon half a century ago.



    Photo Credit: AP, File

    In this image provided by NASA, Mars InSight team members Kris Bruvold, left, and Sandy Krasner rejoice, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, inside the Mission Support Area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., after receiving confirmation that the Mars InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)In this image provided by NASA, Mars InSight team members Kris Bruvold, left, and Sandy Krasner rejoice, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, inside the Mission Support Area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., after receiving confirmation that the Mars InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

    0 0


    Bridgeport Police have arrested a juvenile male after three people were shot on Christmas night.

    Police said six shots were fired on North Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Christmas. Three people were hit by gunfire and were taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.

    Detectives developed a suspect and police said a juvenile male was arrested on weapons charges. Officers anticipate more charges in the future as the investigation continues.

    According to detectives, the juvenile male who was arrested in Tuesday's shooting is the brother of one of the juveniles who was arrested in connection with the death of 12-year-old Clinton Howell. Police do not believe the shooting incidents are related.



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

    0 0


    Police have determined that the suspicious deaths of two brothers in Plainville over the weekend was the result of a murder-suicide.

    Officers were called to Robertson Airport in Plainville around 9:37 a.m. on Saturday after getting a report of two bodies inside of a vehicle.

    Police said they identified the bodies as 66-year-old Byron Anderson and 68-year-old Nils Anderson, both of Plainville.

    According to officers, the deaths were suspicious and police began a criminal investigation immediately.

    Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad assisted with the investigation and processed the crime scene and the Chief Medical Examiner's Office conducted autopsies on both men.

    Investigators believe the deaths stemmed from a murder-suicide where the older brother, Nils, shot and killed Byron with a gun before using the same gun to kill himself.

    Police do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    0 0


    “I was feeding my son he was waking up to eat and my dog started freaking out,” Shane Lesperance said.

    It wasn’t a belated Christmas delivery on Edgemont Avenue, but an early morning theft that had Shane Lesperance leaping out into the early morning cold.

    “Came outside and they were actually walking with stuff in their hands,” Lesperance said.

    Lesperance is one of several neighbors whose cars were broken into early Wednesday morning.

    “When they saw me they turned around quick because they were walking this way and they just ran behind the houses and took off,” Lesperance said.

    Moments later, police showed up and Lesperance learned that the thieves left with just four dollars from him, but could have taken much more from his car.

    “Lots of presents, they left those thank God, yeah everything else was there,” Lesperance said.

    Lesperance says this is not the first time his neighbor has been hit up by thieves. He says last year both his cars were stolen right from his driveway.

    Police later took several people into custody for questioning while Lesperance is left wondering why the holiday spirit left the people responsible so soon.

    “Values, none of them know values, get a job anything, but this on Christmas,” Lesperance said.



    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

older | 1 | .... | 2494 | 2495 | (Page 2496) | 2497 | 2498 | .... | 2520 | newer