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    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is boosting its reward to $22,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of a malnourished puppy found zipped inside a suitcase.

    The abandoned dog is a male brown pit bull about one year old. The ASPCA has been treating the doge for malnourishment.

    A passerby at the Melrose Housing Development at 700 Morris Ave. in the Bronx alerted police officers on patrol after discovering the dog in the suitcase on Jan 22.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.


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    An employee at Southington Auto, Inc. was rushed to the hospital after flamed engulfed the business late Sunday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the fire department.

    Southington fire Capt. Zygmunt said emergency responders were called to 1078 Queen Street/Route 10 around 4:45 p.m. Sunday and arrived to find heavy fire at the front of the building.

    One of several propane tanks failed, causing small explosions, according to Zygmunt.

    A man inside managed to escape but suffered burns, Zygmunt said. Fire officials couldn't say for sure whether the injured person was a worker or the business owner.

    Firefighters cleared the scene around 7:30 p.m., and the fire marshal was called out to investigate the cause of the blaze. A preliminary investigation indicates the fire was accidental, Zygmunt said.



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    Crews are on scene at a fire at Southington Auto on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2015.Crews are on scene at a fire at Southington Auto on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2015.

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    Emergency crews were called to the scene of a fire in Plymouth on Sunday night.

    Route 6 was closed between Harwinton Avenue and Holt Street while firefighters battled the blaze, according to the police department.

    It's not clear if anyone was in the building when the fire broke out or if anyone was hurt.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.


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    A man has confessed to carrying out the execution-style murder of his co-worker as she waited for the bus last month, police sources tell NBC10.

    Randolph Sanders, 36, confessed to the murder of Kim Jones, according to law enforcement sources.

    Jones, 56, was shot in the back of the head by Sanders, who was dressed in all black, on the morning of January 13 at 12th and Jefferson Streets, investigators said. Police sources said Sanders stalked the mother-of-two and newlywed before carrying out the crime.

    "He's an absolute scumbag, said Jean-Paul Jourden, Jones' son. "That's all I can think about this guy. To shoot a human in broad daylight in front of people and leave her on a corner." 

    Sanders, who worked with Jones, allegedly confessed to the crime on Sunday. Detectives tracked him down using surveillance video that captured his SUV near the scene, according to sources.

    Sources said he was taken into custody on Saturday and questioned overnight.

    Both Sanders and Jones worked at Turning Points for Children, a non-profit program that provides parent education and family support services. Jones served as the director of the program while Sanders served under her as the assistant director. Sanders had worked at Turning Points for over two years according to CEO Mike Vogel.

    "Through this entire investigation we worked closely with the Philadelphia Police Department and are relieved that they have found her killer, but devastated by the discovery," Vogel said in a released statement.

    Sources told NBC10 Sanders believed Jones was planning on reporting to officials that he was misappropriating funds. To save his reputation, Sanders killed her before she could make that report, according to sources.

    "Turning Points for Children is working to understand why this tragedy occurred, and fully cooperating with authorities," Vogel said. "Additionally, we will begin conducting our own internal investigation. Since Kim's senseless and tragic death, we have provided grief counselors to all our employees. We will continue to make those services available in light of today's news."

    Earlier Sunday, crime scene investigators scoured the shooting scene for new evidence that may have been missed in their initial sweep. It's unclear if anything new had been found. Jourden, meanwhile, is still trying to cope with everything that has happened.

    "It will get to the point where I'm just completely happy that the person is caught," he said. "But right now, at this moment, I'm more furious than happy." 

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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    Kim Jones, 56, was shot in the back of the head as she waited for the bus in North Philadelphia on Jan. 13, 2015.Kim Jones, 56, was shot in the back of the head as she waited for the bus in North Philadelphia on Jan. 13, 2015.

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    Firefighters were called to the Shubert Theater in New Haven after a 600-pound box fell on someone Sunday evening, according to the New Haven Fire Department.

    New Haven firefighters were called to the theater at 47 College Street shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday when they received the report that someone had been possibly crushed by equipment there, according to fire officials.

    Firefighters freed the person and brought him or her to the hospital.

    It's not clear how the incident happened. There has been no word on injuries.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.


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    Super Bowl XLIX advertisers spent about $150,000 a second in hopes winning a competition in which talk is anything but cheap. The commercial onslaught cost viewers something even more valuable: their time.

    So were the money and time well spent? The Monday morning quarterbacking began with Sunday’s last play in Arizona. Check out our picks for the most buzz-worthy spots from this year’s edition of the biggest game in advertising.

    Fraidy Bunch

    Posting ads online before the game risks buzz-kill. But in some cases – most notably the classic Darth Vader kid Volkswagen spot from 2011 – the pre-game show can stoke excitement for commercials that work even better in a crowd. Snickers’ gut-busting take on “The Brady Bunch,” starring Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi, proved the ad most worth watching again on a bigger screen with an extended family of loved ones.

    Animal Farm
    Yes, Budweisers’ horse-and-puppy tearjerker is more sap than suds. But only the heartless could resist this master heartstring-yanker. Meanwhile, Avocados from Mexico came out of nowhere to employ an ark’s worth of critters – and Noah – for laughs in the clever “First Draft” commercial.

     

     

     
    Celebrity Flashbacks
    Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel reunited to plug BMW’s new electric car. Bryan Cranston’s “Breaking Bad” meth-master Walter White came back from the television graveyard to help hawk Esurance.

     

     

    Sunday Comics
    Mindy Kaling’s rollicking “Invisible Woman” bit for Nationwide ended with an appearance by her celebrity crush. Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman engaged in comic one upmanship for T-Mobile.

     

     

    Gaming Time
    Kate Upton turned up in an elaborate ad for the latest “Game of War” video game. Liam Neeson, in full faux “Taken” mode, also pitched a video game: “Clash of Clans.” Bud Light made every (old-school) gamer’s fantasy come to life with its human Pac-Man spectacular.

     

    Reality Checks
    Kim Kardashian’s used the selfie to engage in some self-mockery for T-Mobile. Lindsay Lohan, playing off her trainwreck reputation, crashed an Esurance commercial.

     

     
    Silly Season
    Mophie showed how the world’s fate is tied to God’s cell phone. Fiat added a bit of European-style ad whimsy to the mix with a spot about a runaway Viagra-like pill. Coke hit the sweet spot with an ad not about teaching the world to sing, but rather teaching it to get along online.

     

    Off-Field Inspiration
    Microsoft celebrated the work of Estella Mims Pyfrom, who brings technology to underserved kids via her “Brilliant Bus.” Always’ “Like a Girl” spot highlighted sexism ingrained in the language. Paralympic athlete Amy Ward, in an ad for Camry, looked ready to come off the sidelines to score a touchdown or two.

     

     

     

    Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multimedia NYCity News Service at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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    Kim Kardashian showed she could take – and make – a joke in her Super Bowl ad turn for T-Mobile.Kim Kardashian showed she could take – and make – a joke in her Super Bowl ad turn for T-Mobile.

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    Preparations are underway in New London as the state braces for another storm that could bring up to a foot of snow to central Connecticut and a wintry mix to the shoreline.

    “That actually creates a bigger complication than necessarily a higher snowfall because it creates a heavier snow and it could also put a strain on power lines,” explained New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio.

    City officials said parking restrictions and a downtown parking ban took effect Sunday night. Parking is available at the Water Street Parking Garage while the ban is in effect.

    Finizio emphasized the importance of getting cars off the streets so the city's full fleet of snow plows can begin treating the roads.

    “What we’re really worried about this year with multiple storms, one coming after the other, is that we can get ice pack on our streets with the meltdown. So we want to get the pre-treat out,” said Finizio.

    Frustrations about another storm seemed as high as the snow piles in New London.

    “Not looking forward to it. But we don’t have a choice,” said New London resident Luis Cordero.

    It comes just a week after the Blizzard of 2015 socked the southeast with about 2 feet of snow.

    The city has also put a call to private contractors to be on standby.
    School is already canceled in New London Monday. Kids haven’t been in school since last Monday.

    A warming center at the Martin Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. until Feb. 10.


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    Route 200 is closed in Thompson after a car struck a pedestrian late Sunday night, according to emergency dispatchers.

    Ambulances were dispatched to the scene around 10:30 p.m. The injured pedestrian was rushed to Day Kimball Hospital for treatment, dispatchers said.

    State police said Route 200 is shut down near the intersection of Route 193 while authorities respond to the crash.

    No additional information was immediately available.

    Check for updates on this developing story.


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    As another snowstorm approaches, it's another rush for supplies at area hardware stores.

    "Had to come get a shovel for the storm coming," Kathleen Green, of Bristol, said at the Home Depot in Bristol.

    Bob Wardwell, of Bristol, left the store with an empty car.

    "I came for ice melt, and they had none. All sold out," said Wardwell, who bought 100 pounds of ice melt for his house last Sunday and has already run out.

    A rush on supplies before last week's blizzard cleaned out the salt and snow blowers at the Home Depot in Bristol. The store hoped to get an emergency shipment of ice melt in by Monday, but said other supplies would come in on the basis of need, depending on where the worst of the storm hit.

    "We've sold nearly all the ice melt that we had available and we sold a lot of shovels, a lot of generators," Nick Kramarev, Home Depot operations manager, said.

    Meanwhile in Hartford, officials are hoping people comply with the parking ban as well as they did during the blizzard, because they say cleaning up this storm is going to be an even bigger challenge.

    "There's a lot of snow out there. We have no where to put it," Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.

    He's urging people to park their cars in school parking lots until streets are cleared.

    "Our narrow roadways, a single car at this point, is going to be devastating for our traffic," he said.

    Patrick Cosgrove is a plow driver and doesn't mind the snow.

    “Ya, I’m lovin’ it. I love the snow. I get to go out plowing. More hours at work. Money is good. I can’t complain," Cosgrove said.

    Bristol snow plow driver Chris Everett is ready for whatever snow Monday brings.

    "It'll be great. Especially 12 inches plus. That'll be awesome," he said.

    Winter weather comes with the territory when you live in the Northeast.

    "I like it. That's why I live in the Northeast. It's nice to have the snow once in a while, but spring's coming pretty quick," James Picard, of Terryville, said.

    But the warmer weather couldn't come soon enough for some.

    "I think Florida sounds very good," Green said.



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    Bristol braces for more snow.Bristol braces for more snow.

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    As a kid, years before he became a pretty good quarterback in his own right, Tom Brady idolized Joe Montana.

    Now, at age 37, Brady owns just as many Super Bowl championships — and just as many Super Bowl MVP awards — as the Pro Football Hall of Famer.

    And no QB in history has more.

    Brady completed 37 of 50 passes for 328 yards with four touchdown passes, each to a different receiver, including an 8-for-8 bit of perfection on the drive that led to the go-ahead score with about 2 minutes left Sunday night.

    That performance, and a victory-clinching interception by rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler, lifted the New England Patriots to a 28-24 comeback victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowl with a slow start and a "Whoa!" finish.

    This was not Brady at his best throughout. He threw two interceptions, including one deep in Seattle territory in the first quarter, and another in the third that led to points for the Seahawks.

    That's part of why the Patriots trailed 24-14 in the fourth quarter, before Brady got the comeback going.

    "It wasn't the way we drew it up. Certainly, throwing a couple of picks didn't help," Brady said. "It was a lot of mental toughness. Our team has had it all year. We never doubted each other, so that's what it took. That was a great football team we beat. I'm just so happy for our team."

    Sitting in his family's season-ticket seats at San Francisco's Candlestick Park while growing up, Brady would wear a No. 16 jersey, just like Montana, and cheer for his favorite player's team.

    Brady did a fairly good impression of Joe Cool against Seattle.

    He connected with Danny Amendola for a 4-yard touchdown with about 8 minutes left. That gave Brady 12 TD passes in Super Bowls, breaking Montana's mark. Then, with 2:02 to go, Brady hit Julian Edelman from 3 yards for TD toss No. 13 in Super Bowls — and, more importantly, the lead.

    Brady turned to New England's sideline, pointed, then raised his right fist.

    Only after Butler grabbed Russell Wilson's pass from the 1-yard line in the final half-minute could Brady really begin to celebrate, leaping up and down on the sideline and embracing coach Bill Belichick.

    Now Brady, Montana and Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only starting quarterbacks to earn four Super Bowl rings.

    At the outset of Brady's career after being a sixth-round draft pick, he and Belichick combined to win three championships in a four-year span, in the 2002, 2004 and 2005 Super Bowls. Brady was the MVP in the first two of those.

    But Sunday's victory ended a decade title drought, after losses in the big games in 2008 and 2012, both times against the New York Giants.

    "Well, it's been a long journey. I've been at it for 15 years and we've had a couple of tough losses in this game," Brady said. "This one came down to the end, and this time, we made the plays."
     



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    Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX. Brady was named the game's MVP.Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX. Brady was named the game's MVP.

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    Leah Still, the four-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, is continuing her fight against cancer, as her father stands beside her in the battle.

    After posting a devastating update on Leah’s condition a few weeks ago via Instagram, Still has not lost hope and continues to make Leah his main priority.

    “Football was always my dream,” Still said. “But when you bring a person into this world, and you’re responsible for another life, that has to be your number one priority."

    Still and his daughter's story first captured the hearts of the nation last year when the Bengals excused him from activities so he could spend time with his daughter at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The team kept him on the practice squad to start the season even though he was hurt so that he'd keep his medical coverage.

    Still has been updating his followers on Leah's condition through his Instagram account. The young girl was admitted Friday, Jan. 20 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she is currently undergoing her fifth round of chemotherapy.

    The father-daughter team is already planning on making their third trip to Disney World following Leah's release from the hospital Wednesday.

    “When you have a daughter, it’s a totally different experience,” Still said. “You do anything to put a smile on your child’s face.”

    And Still is willing to go to any length to see his daughter happy.

    “If me playing with her Barbies – with her Barbie house, puts a smile on her face, then I’ll do it, regardless of what anybody thinks,” Still said.

    Leah and her father are currently working on publishing a book called “I am Leah Strong,” to help raise money for pediatric cancer and other children diagnosed with the disease.

    "It's just amazing how much a 4-year-old can handle," Still said. "She still has that upbeat spirit. I think that's what keeps the whole family going. We look at her and she shows no signs of weakness. All you see is the strength that she possesses." 


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    A 24-year-old Hartford resident has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly hitting and killing an acquaintance with his car on Pope Park Highway in Hartford late Saturday night, according to police.

    Jayson Mota-Royaceli, 24, of Hartford, was arrested late Sunday. He's charged with first-degree manslaughter and is being held on $1 million bond, police said.

    Authorities initially said the victim and suspect knew one another.

    Police continue to investigate the assault, which left a man dead in the road near 80 Pope Park Highway around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. A passerby called 911 after finding his body, according to police.

    Police are waiting on an autopsy to determine the man's cause of death, but preliminary investigations suggest he was struck by a car at the scene. Police have seized two vehicles from the as evidence.

    "When our officers found him, the victim was suffering from obvious trauma to many parts of his body consistent with a motor vehicle type of assault," said Deputy Chief Brian Foley.

    Police have not yet released the identity of the victim.

    The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hartford Police Department.



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    The man who broke into an auto body shop in Bristol snuck away when officers arrived, hiding beneath a school bus nearly a mile down the road, but he was no match for the K-9 who followed his scent and sniffed him out, according to police.

    Juan Gonzalez, 54, is accused of crawling under a chain link fence surrounding Ross's Auto Parts at 470 Terryville Road late Sunday night, then using a piece of metal to pry open the doors, police said.

    His presence set off a burglar alarm, and police caught him trying to get inside, authorities said. He managed to get away and a K-9 tracked him for about three quarters of a mile to a bus yard belonging to the First Student Bus Company.

    The police dog found him crouched under a bus and bit Gonzalez's lower leg while taking him into custody. Police brought Gonzalez to department headquarters and EMTs treated his injuries, according to police.

    Gonzalez was charged with third-degree criminal trespass, possession of burglar tools, criminal attempt to commit third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and interfering with an officer.

    He was held on $25,000 bond and is due in court Monday morning.



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    A small factory in Guilford was very busy into the late and early hours of Monday immediately following the Patriots' come-from-behind Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks.

    Zuse Inc. is one of eight regional t-shirt printers tasked with producing officially licensed Super Bowl Champion shirts with the Patriots and Super Bowl logos.

    "We were all getting ready for bed," said Ted Zuse, the owner of the company. "And now we're here getting the job done."

    Zuse, a Patriots fan, admitted that he didn't think the Patriots were going to pull out the win and thought his staff would have to remain at home.

    "Here we are we're up printing. We actually started a half an hour late to get everybody here."

    Zuse Inc. will produce about 10,000 blue t-shirts that will be distributed to big box stores across the region.


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  • 02/02/15--06:01: Snow Totals for February 2

  • We’re still digging out from the blizzard last week and more snow is falling.

    Following are snow totals for today, and they are climbing:

    • Bridgewater: 5 inches
    • Burlington: 2 inches
    • Colchester: 1.3 inches
    • Coventry: 2 inches
    • Danbury: 4.4 inches
    • Darien: 4 inches
    • Falls Village: 4 inches
    • Farmington: 4.5 inches
    • Glastonbury: 4.5 inches
    • Litchfield: 2.5 inches
    • Meriden: 2 inches
    • New Canaan: 4 inches
    • New Fairfield: 7.5 inches
    • New Milford: 7 inches
    • Newtown: 4 inches
    • Norwich: 1 inch
    • Southbury: 2 inches
    • Thomaston: 1 inch
    • Torrington: 3 inches
    • Waterbury: 2 inches
    • West Hartford: 5 inches
    • Weston: 8 inches
    • Winchester Center: 1.5 inches
    • Wolcott: 7 inches

    How much snow do you have? Tell us in the comments below.


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    On the verge of losing in their third consecutive Super Bowl appearance, the New England Patriots came back, and held on, to defeat the reigning champion Seattle Seahawks.

    New England trailed 24-14 going into the fourth quarter, and after taking a lead, saw Seattle with the ball in the red zone with just over 20 seconds to play.

    The miracle came in the form of rookie defensive back Malcolm Butler, who intercepted the ball inches shy of the goal line. The rest was history.

    "I've never had this feeling," said tight end Rob Gronkowski. "It's unbelievable to be on this team."

    Fans in Boston were similarly excited.

    "I was extremely nervous," said one. "Then I said to myself, 'You know what? I'm sick of everyone getting these miraculous plays on us. It's our turn. It's our turn, baby!'"

    As of shortly after midnight, Boston Police say no arrests had been made during celebrations.


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    As snow and a wintry mix fall statewide, the road conditions are worse on Monday than they were last week during the blizzard, according to state police, and they are asking anyone who can stay off the roads to do so.

    No travel ban has been imposed as it was last week during the blizzard, so cars are out on the roads on the morning commute to work. Most buses, however, are off the roads because hundreds of schools are closed.

    Scott Devico, of the state Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection said around 11 accidents have been reported on state roads since 4 a.m. and state officials did not think these conditions warranted a travel ban.

    "This is sort of your classic New England winter storm," he said. "If residents give themselves enough time, take it slow and give yourself some extra room ... you should be able to get to your destination fine today."

    Lt. Paul Vance, of Connecticut State Police, said the road conditions are "treacherous," there have been spin-outs all over the state and he is asking anyone who does not have to go out to stay off the roads.

    He said the state Department of Transportation is doing the best job they can, but the snow is coming down quickly.

    "Treacherous road conditions. DOT's out here doing the best they can, but we've had a lot of spin-outs this morning, a lot of accidents," Vance said. "If you can stay off the road -- if you do not have to go out -- it's safest for you to stay home."

    Kevin Nursick, of the state Department of Transportation said 850 vehicles are out, clearing the roads, but he urged people who need to drive to drive slowly and leave extra travel time.

    "A rushing driver is a dangerous driver when it comes to snowy conditions," Nursick said.

    Greenwich police are also asking residents to stay off the roads during the storm so crews from the Department of Public Works can clear the roads.

    Interstate 84 is covered in snow on Monday morning, with cars traveling as low as 30 miles an hour. Visibility is also poor, as is the case on highways statewide. Even after the plows come through, it only takes 10 minutes for the roads to be blanketed by snow again.

    State police have responded to several spin-outs on Interstate 395 between Montville and Jewett City, as well as another on I-84 west near exit 58 in East Hartford. There was also a crash on I-95 south at exit 19 in Fairfield and I-84 east near exit 64 in Vernon where a tractor trailer got stuck.

    Earlier in the morning, a tractor-trailer jackknifed, causing delays on I-95 south near exit 3 in Greenwich. Another tractor trailer got stuck on I-95 south near exit 36 in Milford. Both scenes have since been cleared.

    Secondary roads are still snow-covered and slippery in many towns, as plows hit the major roads and highways first. Some streets in Waterford haven't been plowed yet.

    Plow driver Bill Havrda, of East Lyme, has been out plowing since 4 a.m.

    "Just be careful stopping because you can slide pretty far," he said.

    In Hartford, Deputy Chief Brian Foley said fewer people are abiding by the parking ban than last week and the roads are difficult. More than 300 cars have been towed, more than 400 have gotten tickets and there are still several more cars on the street, he said.

    Since 12:01 a.m. on Monday, AAA has responded to 46 calls for emergency road aid in the Greater Hartford and eastern Connecticut regions.AAA reminds drivers to clear driveways and cars before heading out on the roads, abide y road closures, use major roads when possible because they'll be plowed and salted, avoid passing plows and to leave more distance between you and the car in front of you.

    If you have car troubles, pull as far off the road you can and turn your emergency flashers on so that you're visible, stay in your car until help arrives and call AAA for assistance, AAA advises.

    For more on travel conditions, follow Heidi Voight on Twitter.


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    The Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

    The Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.The Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

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    The city of Hartford has extended its parking ban through 9 a.m. Tuesday and all public schools will be canceled again tomorrow, according to Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.

    More than 500 cars have been towed and police have issued more than 600 tickets since the parking ban took effect, Segarra said, adding that fewer residents abided by the parking ban Monday than during the Blizzard of 2015 last week.

    "People did not take this storm as seriously and did not take the parking ban announcement as seriously," Segarra said during a press conference Monday evening. "I don't like my fire engines and my ambulances not being able to reach emergencies."

    Segarra said last week's storm was more manageable because "there was a very cohesive statewide action that we benefitted from" during the blizzard.

    During a parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to any Hartford Public School parking lot or to one of the following authorized parking areas:

    • Morgan Street Garage
    • 2 Holcomb Street Lot
    • Keney Park Entrance Lot—Ridgefield Street
    • KDA Center Lot—Naugatuck Street
    • Pope Park Center Lot—Park Terrace
    • Metzner Center Lot—Franklin Avenue
    • Colt Park Lot—Wawarme Avenue
    • Elizabeth Park Lots
    • All Hartford schools parking lots

    If you've been towed in Hartford, you can find your car online. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59. An additional $99 ticket will be issued, which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date.

    Segarra asked residents to stay off the roads if possible and avoid dumping snow into the street when shoveling driveways and sidewalks.

    “This will only set our crews back. We want to get things back to normal as quickly as possible but it is very helpful if everyone would stay in and off the roads a little longer,” Segarra said.

    Public works employees face the challenge of finding places to put the snow as snow bank levels remain high from the blizzard and snowfall last week. The snow banks are "creeping into the roadway," according to Hartford police spokesman Deputy Chief Brian Foley.

    "They're saying there's nowhere left to put the snow. The snow banks are real goons. The DPW drivers are having a hard time getting the snow off the street," Foley said. "You put a parked car out there, it really makes it even worse and it's starting to choke our roadways, so we're begging our citizens to please get your cars off the street."

    State police said that the Troop H barracks in Hartford has been inundated with phone calls from people whose cars are towed and request that people contact their local police department's non-emergency routine line about any issues with a towed car.



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    Hartford police have towed hundreds of cars and issued hundreds of tickets as they see less people abiding by the parking ban than in last week's blizzard, according to police.Hartford police have towed hundreds of cars and issued hundreds of tickets as they see less people abiding by the parking ban than in last week's blizzard, according to police.

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    Water is off for Magonk Point residents after a water main break at Shore Road.

    Crews from Veolia, the water company, have responded and traffic delays are expected in the area because people are working in the roadway.


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