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    NBC Connecticut meteorologists are tracking temperatures that are running more than 10 degrees below average for this weekend.

    Despite nearly full sunshine for the weekend, temperatures will be more like January. The average high temperature for this weekend is around 42 degrees.

    The cold air will remain in place through the weekend. In fact, temperatures for this upcoming week will remain below the average, which is around 41 degrees.

    Temperatures are expected to moderate toward the end of next week into next weekend, just in time for the next storm to arrive. At this point, the next storm looks wet rather than white.

    Get the forecast anytime here.



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    A firefighter died after battling a five-alarm fire in Worcester Sunday morning, officials confirm.

    Christopher Roy, 36, died following the fire that broke out on Lowell Street around 4 a.m., according to Worcester fire officials.

    "Fire crews were heroic in their efforts to rescue their colleagues under extreme conditions," said Chief Michael Lavoie of the Worcester Fire Department. "Every person on the fire ground gave 110 percent to try and rescue the firefighters who were in danger."

    Roy was assigned to the Webster Square Fire Station and served with the department for two and a half years, according to the department.

    Roy, who lived in Shrewsbury, leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter, his parents and a brother, according to Worcester fire officials.

    An eyewitness told NBC10 Boston that he remembered seeing two firefighters who appeared to be trapped inside. He said that they broke a window and got out of the building and were using oxygen masks.

    "Conditions deteriorated rapidly, with heavy fire forcing several firefighters on the second floor to evacuate," Lavoie said. "With the assistance of other crews and the rapid intervention team, five firefighters escaped over ladders."

    Roy and another firefighter were transported to a local hospital where Roy succumbed to his injuries. The other firefighter is in stable condition.

    "Firefighter Roy paid the ultimate sacrifice last night doing what he always wanted to do, helping people and saving lives," said Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty.

    Residents of the building told NBC10 Boston that there was a party in the residence last night, though the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

    The owner of the burned home, Richard Rawson, said there are six units in the building and about 20 residents. Many of the residents, he said, are now without a home.

    "I'll take care of these people the best I can," Rawson said. "They're all very nice people. All my tenants are so nice."

    December has proven to be an especially tragic time for Worcester firefighters.

    Roy's death comes a day after the seven-year anniversary of the death of firefighter Jon Davies, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 8, 2011.

    On Dec. 3, 1999, six firefighters were killed battling the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire.

    “This is a difficult day for the Worcester Fire Department and particularly painful as this is the week we remember and mourn the passing of Worcester firefighter Jon Davies and the six who perished in the Cold Storage Warehouse fire,” Lavoie said Sunday.

    The Greg Will Foundation will hold an on air fundraiser for Roy on Monday. The foundation says it will match all donations up to $10,000.

    Officials say Roy will be transported to the medical examiner's office on Monday.


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    An 84-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who was reported missing from Hartford on Sunday has been found.

    Police said Caristina Garcia was found safe on a Connecticut Transit bus in Hartford and is being evaluated.

    A Silver Alert was issued after she was last seen at her home on McKinley Street by her adult daughter. She left the home without relaying any information about where she was going and her leaving was unknown to her daughter.



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    A disturbing video shows a group of police officers trying to pull a 1-year-old child from the arms of his mother, who is lying on the floor of a social services office in Brooklyn. 

    The NYPD called the video "troubling" and said the encounter was under review. 

    "No mother should have to experience the trauma and humiliation we all witnessed in this video,” Public Advocate and Attorney General-elect Letitia James said. 

    The video shows 23-year-old Jazmine Headley laying on the floor of the Human Resources Administration office on Bergen Street on Friday with a group of police officers surrounding her.

    She clutches her year-old son to her chest and shouts, "They're hurting my son! They're hurting my son!" 

    At one point, an officer is seen forcibly ripping the child from the mother's arms, but Headley doesn't let go. Other people in the crowded office screamed, "Oh my God!" and "Look what they're doing to her!" 

    At least one officer brandished a stun gun. 

    The NYPD said they were called after HRA officers and staff were unsuccessful in removing her from the facility. They cited disorderly conduct and said she was blocking the hallway. 

    Nyashia Ferguson, who shot the video, said on Facebook that Headley was asked to leave when she sat down on the floor because all of the chairs were full. 

    “Being poor is not a crime," Letitia James said. "The actions of the NYPD in this video are appalling and contemptible."

    She called for an investigation and a "transparent accounting of how this horrific situation occurred." 

    City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called the video "unacceptable, appalling and heart breaking [sic]."

    Headley, of Brooklyn, was charged with resisting arrest, acting in a manner injurious to a child, obstructing governmental administration and criminal trespass, the NYPD said. It's not clear whether she has an attorney. 

    Police said there was also a warrant for her from Mercer County, New Jersey. The details of that case weren't immediately known.  

    She refused medical treatment for both herself and her son, police said. A family member took custody of the child. 

    No officers were harmed. 


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    The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported

    The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller.

    Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian election interference.

    The lawsuit also names the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency as co-respondents. 



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    In this Wednesday, May 25, 2011, file photo, Jerome Corsi is shown at the Book Expo America in New York.In this Wednesday, May 25, 2011, file photo, Jerome Corsi is shown at the Book Expo America in New York.

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    Police are trying to identify a gunshot victim found dead near the launch ramp at Seaview and Newfield avenues in Bridgeport Sunday.

    Police said the victim was a heavyset woman who appeared to be between 25 and 40, has short cropped hair, multiple tattoos and body and facial piercings.

    She was wearing blue jeans, a brown sweater with white print, short black boots and a blond braided wig with a scarf attached.

    Anyone who knows who is she is is asked to call Detective Heanue at 203-581-5242 or call the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS (8477).



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    One person is dead after a crash on Route 10 in Granby, according to police. 

    Three cars were involved in the crash, which happened north of Floydville, police said.



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    Enfield High School was evacuated Monday morning because of a suspicious odor and school officials expect students and staff to be able to return soon. 

    A post on the Enfield Public Schools Facebook page says emergency services responded and parts of the building were determined to be safe for students and staff to return. They expect the whole building to be cleared for occupancy shortly. 

    All students and staff are safe, according to school officials.


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    President Donald Trump made the shortlist again for Time Magazine's Person of the Year, which includes two other world leaders, a university professor, families torn apart and American royalty.

    Trump was named Time's Person of the Year in 2016 and a runner-up in 2017. Each year, Time picks the person, group or concept that has most influenced the news and the world "for better or worse.”

    The 10 finalists announced Monday on the "Today" show are Trump, Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, President Donald Trump, families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler, slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the "March for our Lives" activists and South Korean President Moon Jae-In.

    The magazine will reveal its Person of the Year live Tuesday on NBC's “Today” show.



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    From top-left, clockwise: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford; Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland High School shooting; a 2-year-old Honduras asylum seeker; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.From top-left, clockwise: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford; Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland High School shooting; a 2-year-old Honduras asylum seeker; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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    Two lanes of Interstate 95 South were closed in Westport after a crash involving a tractor-trailer, but traffic is moving again. 

    The delays were backing up through Bridgeport at one point.

    The morning commute from New Haven to Greenwich, which is normally around 70 minutes, was around two hours.



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    Two crashes caused major issues on I-84 East between 32 and 33 in Southington, but the scene is now clear. 

    Police said there were at least two crashes, six cars were involved and minor injuries were reported. 

    No additional information was immediately available.



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    Three Texas fast-food employees are facing charges after a family says their child found an ecstasy pill in a hamburger Thursday night.

    Police in Taylor, located about 30 miles northeast of Austin, said the family went to the Sonic Drive-In to pick-up dinner Thursday night and that their 11-year-old daughter spotted the pill when she unwrapped her 4-year-old brother's hamburger.

    The family took the pill to the Taylor Police Department who performed a field test and concluded it was ecstasy.

    "[The girl] actually asked her parents, 'Is this candy?'" Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck said. "Of course when they came to the police department they were very upset and we understand why."

    Police went to the Sonic Drive-In and arrested three employees on a variety of charges, KXAN reported.

    The manager, Tanisha Dancer, was arrested on an outstanding felony theft warrant from Guadalupe County and, police said, while being searched at the Williamson County Jail, was found to be in possession of three ecstasy pills.  

    Dancer, whom KXAN reported has been fired, has since been charged with engangering a child, delivering a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and is being held on $37,500 bond; her outstanding charge of theft has an additional $2,500 bond.

    Jose Molina and Jonathan Roberson were also arrested -- Roberson on four outstanding warrants from Travis and Brown counties and Molina for marijuana possession. Roberson is being held on $29,000 bond after being accused of driving without a license, possessing marijuana, theft and failure to appear.

    "The franchisee takes guest safety and food safety very seriously," a corporate spokesperson for Sonic said in a statement. "Local police are investigating this incident, and the franchisee is cooperating with police in their investigation."

    Police said they do not believe there are any health or safety risks to Sonic customers.



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    Three people were arrested after police in Taylor, Texas say a child found an ecstasy pill in a hamburger from Sonic Drive-In. Those arrested include (L-R) Jose Molina, Tanisha Dancer and Jonathan Roberson.Three people were arrested after police in Taylor, Texas say a child found an ecstasy pill in a hamburger from Sonic Drive-In. Those arrested include (L-R) Jose Molina, Tanisha Dancer and Jonathan Roberson.

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    Tens of thousands of high chairs from a popular baby company have been recalled because the legs can detach from the seat, posing fall and injury hazards. 

    Skip Hop, Inc., of New York announced the recall of its TUO Convertible High Chairs — with charcoal gray or silver/white with clouds fabric — late last week. They have a reversible seat pad, removable tray, 5-point harness, beechwood footrest and legs. The high chairs can be converted into a toddler chair.

    The recalled products have following date codes: HH102016, HH11/2016, HH3/2017, HH4/2017, HH5/2017, HH6/2017, HH7/2017, HH8/2017, HH9/2017, HH092917, HH010518, HH030518, HH05182018, HH092717, HH05312018. This code is located on the back of the chair, above the "WARNING" section.

    In total, about 32,300 high chairs sold between December 2016 and September 2018 at places like Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, Amazon and other children specialty stores nationwide were called. Roughly a quarter of the recalled chairs were sold in Canada. 

    Skip Hop has received 17 reports of the legs detaching, though no injuries have been reported. 

    Anyone with questions can call Skip Hop at 888-282-4674. The company said customers should stop using the chairs immediately and fill out a form at skiphoprecall.com for a refund.



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    NASA announced on Monday that the Voyager 2 probe has reached interstellar space, making it the second man-made object to do so, NBC News reported.

    Voyager 2 launched a couple weeks before Voyager 1 but its trajectory took it on a longer route through the solar system. NASA said the probe crossed the outer edge of the heliosphere — called the heliopause — on Nov. 5 and was 11 billion miles from Earth.

    "Working on Voyager makes me feel like an explorer, because everything we're seeing is new," said John Richardson, principal investigator for the probe's "Plasma Science Instrument."

    Both Voyager probes are still considered to be in the solar system, which is demarcated as the outer edge of the Oort Cloud.

    CORRECTION (Dec. 10, 2018, 11:31 a.m. ET): An earlier version of this article misstated the progress of the Voyager 2 probe. It has not left the solar system, though it has entered interstellar space.



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    FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1981 file photo, Voyager 2 mission director Dick Laeser looks at a platform on the end of a boom on a mock-up of the Voyager spacecraft during a news briefing at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1981 file photo, Voyager 2 mission director Dick Laeser looks at a platform on the end of a boom on a mock-up of the Voyager spacecraft during a news briefing at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.

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    A man is dead after a motorcycle crash near Hubbard Park in Meriden Sunday evening.

    Police responded at 5:13 p.m. Sunday after a motorcycle and an SUV collided and found 53-year-old Leopold Dishereits lying face down on West Main Street and two off-duty nurses were attending to him, according to police.

    Dishereits suffered from head, neck and chest injuries from the crash and died at Midstate Hospital, according to a news release from police.

    He was going west on West Main Street and hit the passenger side door of a 2012 Nissan Rogue that was turning left into the entrance of Hubbard Park, according to police.

    The driver of the Nissan suffered minor injuries and two passengers in her vehicle were not injured, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Brendan Connelly of the Meriden Police Department at 203 630-6215.



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    A man is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and breaking into her Hamden home as she was putting up the Christmas tree with her children.

    The victim, a Hamden woman, contacted police on Dec. 2 and told them that 31-year-old Harold Cole, of West Haven, forced his way into her Franklin Road home through a bathroom window as she and her children were putting up the Christmas tree. She told her children to hide, called police and Cole fled, according to police.

    Police responded to the house two days later when the woman told investigators she saw Cole in a motor vehicle in a nearby parking lot and he followed her as she drove toward Hubbard Place, then fled after he collided with another vehicle, according to police.

    Cole was arrested at police headquarters on Friday and has been charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary in the second degree, stalking in the first degree and three counts of violation of a protective order.

    He was detained on a court-ordered $35,000 bond.



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    The "Fearless Girl" statue has a new home -- directly across from the New York Stock Exchange.

    The "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street that became a global symbol of female can-do business spirit was moved Monday from her spot facing the "Charging Bull" to a location across from the NYSE.

    The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became a tourist magnet last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the famous bull that was a symbol of the American financial resilience in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.

    State Street Global Advisors, the firm that installed the "Fearless Girl" statue in March 2017, said the "Fearless Girl" was now in an even more important position.

    "The "Fearless Girl" now has a new home on a bigger stage that gives her message even greater impact: successful businesses need women leaders," it said.

    "Fearless Girl" was designed to call attention to a State Street initiative to increase the number of women on corporate boards.



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    Wallingford’s Board of Education tonight will review six recommended options to reconfigure the district’s two middle schools and two high schools. Five of the six options propose closing some schools for good. 

    The idea of reconfiguration is to solve some glaring district issues, like declining school enrollment and aging school buildings. The schools being considered in these changes are Dag Hammarskjold Middle School, James H. Moran Middle School, Lyman Hall High School, and Mark T. Sheehan High School. 

    Kelly Hanson has children in the district and isn’t against consolidation. 

    “The schools definitely need remodeling or to merge and just combine everybody,” Hanson said. “I think if they merged the two high schools, it would be a powerhouse for all sports and marching band competitions. I think the students would interact very well and I think it would be very good for the town.” 

    A majority of parents, however, said consolidation would end years of friendly athletic rivalry and could hinder some students from making the sports teams. 

    Bob Drobish coaches several athletic teams in town and has three children in the district’s schools. 

    “We have an incredible opportunity for kids to play sports,” Drobish said, “and combining two schools would make that a little more difficult for the kids who aren’t as good.” 

    Drobish went on to say all after-school programs could be threatened through reconfiguration. 

    “It’s the ones who are losing the school they’re used to, they’re going to be the ones who aren’t going to like it,” Cheryle Borzillo, a parent, said. 

    The price of ending tradition comes with some other hefty price tags. 

    The most expensive plan, at nearly $200 million, reconfigures schools to be pathway based. Dag Middle School and Lyman Hall High School would focus on STEM subjects, agricultural science and manufacturing, while Moran Middle School and Sheehan High school would offer arts, communications and medical and human service themes. The estimated cost for the town is $117 million. Keeping everything as-is would cost more than $15 million. 

    “It’s going to be a battle at Lyman Hall with the [meeting] tonight,” said Richard Wasilewski, who graduated from Lyman Hall in 1977. 

    Several parents, teachers and students are expected to attend tonight’s meeting at Lyman Hall High School at 6 p.m. 


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    Additional police are stationed in the parking lot of Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge after a student found a bullet Monday morning. 

    School officials said a student found “a single, small-caliber bullet often used to hunt varmints” in the back parking lot while arriving for school Monday and immediately reported it to school personnel. School officials searched vehicles and notified Woodbridge Police. 

    After investigating, police and school administration determined that students were safe and the bullet appeared to have been dropped accidentally, according to school officials. 

    “As a safety precaution, we will have additional police officers stationed in the high school parking lot throughout the day,” a statement from the schools says.



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    An organization created by family members whose loved ones were killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has released a powerful new public service announcement designed to help identify warning signs of individuals planning mass shootings. 

    Sandy Hook Promise unveiled the nearly two-minute PSA, "Point of View," Monday morning, four days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the massacre at the Newtown elementary school that left 20 children and six staffers dead.

    The video, directed by "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, according to Variety, follows a high-school student in the lead-up to a class election. The point of view is from the prospective of the shooter, who is ignored and bullied.

    In the video, the student overhears his peers voice harsh words about their fellow classmates. A campaign poster with the words "Dead Man" scribbled over a fellow student's face is seen being ripped down from a hallway wall. A school staffer then helps the student open his locker, which is covered in violent imagery, including a picture of an automatic assault rifle. In another scene, a girl walks by a student sitting in front of a library computer where a social media post warning "Tomorrow you'll all be sorry" is visible on the screen.

    The student appears to sit alone during lunch and is persecuted by other students. In the end, he bursts into the school auditorium with an automatic weapon and yells, "Look at me!"

    A message at the end of the video reads: "Most people only notice a shooter once it's too late.  See the signs and stop a shooting before it happens."

    “Sometimes you need to see things from a different point of view to understand the problem,” Sandy Hook Promise tweeted in a post sharing the video.

    The PSA is part of Sandy Hook Promise's "Know the Signs" campaign, which looks to educate students, teachers and parents about seeing the signs of a potential school shooter and intervening before it's too late. Since 2014, the organization has trained more than 5.5 million people in 50 states with its “Know the Signs” programs.

    Sandy Hook Promise has also created the "Say Something Anonymous Reporting System," an app that lets students report concerns anonymously in 152 school districts across 25 states. Tips may also be submitted online at saysomething.net or by calling 1-844-5-SAYNOW (1-844-572-9669).



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    A pilot taking a plane out of a hangar at Chester Airport lost control of the aircraft, which rolled down an embankment on Monday morning.

    The plane went through a fence and ended up in the parking lot of Whelen Engineering, on Winthrop Road, according to an airport official.

    The Federal Aviation Administration notified state police about the incident.

    There were no injuries and the airport remained open.



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    A pilot lost control of a plane at Chester Airport and it rolled down an embankment into a neighboring parking lot on Winthrop Road on Monday.A pilot lost control of a plane at Chester Airport and it rolled down an embankment into a neighboring parking lot on Winthrop Road on Monday.

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    A crash closed part of Route 195 in Mansfield on Monday afternoon.

    According to dispatchers, the crash is at the intersection of Storrs Road, also known as Route 195, and Tolland Turnpike.

    Connecticut Department of Transportation said two vehicles are involved in the crash.

    Emergency crews have requested a LifeStar helicopter to the scene.

    There is no estimate for when the road will reopen.



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    Crews are battling a large fire at Northeast Recyclers of Windham in Willimantic on Boston Post Road on Monday afternoon.

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    West Hartford resident Stephanie Clemente said she was home last Friday when says her doorbell security system captured video of a man taking packages from right outside her door on Griswold Street.

    “It’s an invasion of privacy, for sure,” she said. “It’s brazen. I mean, it was broad daylight. It was 11:30 in the morning, just waltzing right up, not a care in the world and picking up the packages and just leaving.”

    Clemente says the packages, coffee pods and a Christmas gift, had just been dropped off minutes before.

    “Unfortunately, I didn’t know the packages were delivered,” she said.

    West Hartford Police are investigating that theft, along with four other package thefts that happened that very same day. Captain Mike Perruccio says police later recovered some of the stolen packages, including one of Clemente’s, opened and dumped in another part of town. He said they’re beefing up patrols, but you should protect your packages.

    “Sometimes they’ll follow around those trucks delivering those packages, go up to your porch and take those packages,” Perruccio said. “Whether its cameras outside, or the new doorbells that have the cameras in them—all those things are things that a thief may potentially look at and say, well I'll go to the next house.”

    If you have any information about the thefts, contact West Hartford Police.

    “The really unfortunate thing is that if it’s something sentimental or something that they can’t resell or use, that might mean a lot to me, but not to them, they just toss it,” Clemente said.



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    Several lanes of Interstate 84 East are closed in East Hartford after a crash. 

    The CT Travel Smart website says a tractor-Trailer and two vehicles are involved in the crash between exits 58 and 59 and the four right lanes are closed. 

    No additional information was immediately available.



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    Crews are battling a large fire at a recycling facility in Willimantic on Monday afternoon.

    Firefighters were called to a fire at Northeast Recyclers of Windham on Boston Post Road around 3:30 p.m.

    Officials said the fire started in a building used to dismantle cars and spread to 27 nearby junk cars. That building has collapsed, firefighters said.

    Crews from Willimantic, North Windham and South Windham are working to put the flames out.

    Fire officials said they are trying to make sure any runoff from the fire does not make its way into the river. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Protection is at the scene monitoring the situation. 

    Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

    Some nearby homes were evacuated due to the heavy smoke, but they have since been allowed back in, the town manager told NBC Connecticut.

    No injuries have been reported.

    Residents are asked to avoid the area.



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