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  • All Eyes on the River: Kent Waiting Out Ice Jam FloodingAll Eyes on the River: Kent Waiting Out Ice Jam Flooding

    More resources are expected to arrive in Kent Tuesday after officials declared a local state of emergency due to ice jam flooding along the Housatonic River, and officials are looking for volunteers to help with the preparations.Ice jams formed Saturday, causing the river to overflow and forcing road closures and home evacuations. King Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism on MLK Holiday Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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  • Ceiling partially collapses at Walter Reed emergency centerCeiling partially collapses at Walter Reed emergency center

    BETHESDA, Md. — Authorities say part of a ceiling has collapsed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburbs. The Washington Post reports that Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer says a ceiling under construction near the emergency entrance of the Bethesda center partially collapsed on Monday. No injuries were reported. Piringer says the entrance remained open and wasn’t affected. The emergency department of the medical center is part of a large campus north of downtown Bethesda. No further information has been released.

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  • Coast Guard to Help Break Up Ice Along Connecticut RiverCoast Guard to Help Break Up Ice Along Connecticut River

    The US Coast Guard has been called in to help break up ice jams along the Connecticut River.A large ice jam formed along the river in Haddam Sunday afternoon, with many others also appearing in other areas of the river. Over the next few days, the sheets of ice stuck together, creating a flood risk. King Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism on MLK Holiday The ice sheets are about 4 to 10 feet in diameter, and there are hundreds of them out on the water. Accord, Navigator, XC60 Take Top Prize at Detroit Auto Show The ice ruined docks and more than 26 pilings at Andrew’s Marina – damage that’ll cost more than $16,000 to repair.When the USCG comes to the marina, they’ll use their ice cutter to break up this ice jam, so the water can continuing flowing south without gushing all at once. US Army Hero Dog During WWII Receives Posthumous Medal USCG officials said they will work their way from New London county up to Middletown to break up the jams along the river.There’s been flooding at Haddam Meadows State Park, a popular location for locals."We stopped up at Haddam Meadows to look and it's all flooded and you can't get down to the river everybody stopping to look at the ice and it's level with the ground at the park it's amazing,” said Middletown resident Julie Isidro.A flood warning remains in effect for the Connecticut River in both Hartford and Middlesex counties. 

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  • Scalpel Left in Veteran's Abdomen for 4 Years After Surgery Scalpel Left in Veteran's Abdomen for 4 Years After Surgery

    An Army veteran who lived with a scalpel in his abdomen for four years after it was left inside him during surgery at the VA Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut has filed a malpractice lawsuit against the United States, Connecticut, according to the man's attorney.Glenford Turner filed the lawsuit on Friday, months after an X-ray revealed a scalpel in his abdomen. Worshipers 'Pray for Trump's Soul' After MLK Service in NYC The 61-year-old Iraq war veteran, who lives in Bridgeport, was suffering from dizziness and abdominal pains, according to Faxon Law Group, the group that filed the malpractice lawsuit."Any one of those organs could have been pierced by this and he could have been killed," attorney Joel Faxon said. In Chile, Pope Met With Protests, Passion and Skepticism Turner went to the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System on March 29, 2017, for an MRI, but his pain got worse and the process was abruptly stopped, according to Faxon Law Group.X-rays revealed that a scalpel had been left inside the veteran’s body, near his stomach and intestines. Doctors determined it was left from a prostate cancer procedure performed on Aug. 30, 2013, at the West Haven VA, according to Faxon Law Group. 12 People Cited For Feeding Homeless Plan Legal Suit "In my judgment, it’s clearly a seven-figure case when somebody leaves a scalpel like this in you and you have the future risk of having infections or adhesions or other problems that could necessitate additional surgery," Faxon said in an interview.In April 2017, Turner went through surgery to remove the scalpel.Faxon said he filed a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs on Turner's behalf with the West Haven VA under the Federal Torts Claims Act a few months later in June, but the issue was not resolved, which is why they filed the federal lawsuit last week.The lawyer calls it "an incomprehensible level of incompetence."U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal responded to the lawsuit with a statement, saying he was "appalled and stunned" by the "egregious" malpractice."While the court determines liability, I have asked for a detailed explanation from VA of this deeply troubling report," Blumenthal said in the statement. "I am demanding also full accountability so this kind of horrific negligence never happens again. America owes our veterans the world’s best medical care, nothing less."The West Haven VA spokesperson said they haven't had a chance to review the lawsuit since they were closed on Monday for the holiday. They said they hope to provide a response to NBC Connecticut later in the week.A federal judge in Bridgeport has been assigned to the case.Photo Credit: Faxon Law Group

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  • Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist Kim Wall’s murderDanish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist Kim Wall’s murder

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish inventor, Peter Madsen, has been charged with murdering the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Madsen has been charged with premeditated murder in addition to dismemberment and “sexual relations other than intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature.” Wall’s dismembered body was found in the sea off the Danish coast after Wall visited Madsen on his vessel in August last year to interview him. Her headless torso washed up on August 21 on an island near Copenhagen. Her head and legs were found later. Madsen has previously denied killing her, saying her death was an accident. The submarine was found on August 11, about 15 hours after it had departed Copenhagen. Madsen was rescued from the sinking vessel and brought ashore, where he was picked up by police, but there was no trace of the missing journalist. Madsen was later arrested and held in custody on suspicion of killing Wall. The inventor originally claimed he had dropped Wall off on land on the night of August 10, according to a police statement. Madsen, who is scheduled to go on trial on March 8, could face a sentence ranging from five years to life if found guilty. Prosecutors said they were seeking a life sentence. Wall, a graduate of Columbia University and London School of Economics, was based between Beijing and New York. A talented writer, her work appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian and TIME, among publications. Her mother, Ingrid Wall, said her daughter “gave a voice to weak, vulnerable and marginalized people. It’s a voice this world needed for years to come, but that has now been silenced.”

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  • Storm Could Bring Up to 10 Inches of Snow to Parts of CTStorm Could Bring Up to 10 Inches of Snow to Parts of CT

    NBC Connecticut meteorologists are tracking a significant winter storm that could bring up to ten inches of snow to parts of the state. A winter storm watch has been issued for Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.  King Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism on MLK Holiday Tuesday will feature a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day with the snow holding off until late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.We're forecasting totals between 6 and 10 inches for the northwest part of the state, 3 to 6 inches for central Connecticut and 1 to 3 inches along the shoreline. Accord, Navigator, XC60 Take Top Prize at Detroit Auto Show The snow is expected to cause some problems for the Wednesday morning commute, with plowable snow on the roads.With ice jam flooding being seen across the state, like in Kent, another concern is flooding along the Connecticut and Housatonic rivers. A flood warning has been issued for Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex and New London counties until Tuesday morning, at least.  US Army Hero Dog During WWII Receives Posthumous Medal Stay with NBC Connecticut for the latest First Alert forecast.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.

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  • 4 Officers Shot Following a Domestic Violence Call in SC4 Officers Shot Following a Domestic Violence Call in SC

    Three deputies and one officer were shot while responding to a domestic violence call in York, South Carolina, Monday night, authorities said.The suspect, 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall, fled following a domestic dispute and K-9 units were released to track him. Around 10:00 p.m., shots were fired at the K-9 officer and he was taken to the hospital in a patrol car for treatment, the York County Sheriff's office said.  King Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism on MLK Holiday Three more officers were shot after they continued the search for McCall. Two officers were then flown to a local hospital. Accord, Navigator, XC60 Take Top Prize at Detroit Auto Show Officials did not immediately release the names of the officers or the extent of their injuries. McCall is believed to have assaulted a woman. He also sustained gunshot wounds and is now in custody.  US Army Hero Dog During WWII Receives Posthumous Medal Trent Farris, public information officer for the York County Sheriff's office, said the office is doing "as good as can be," but their main concern is for the four officers in the hospital. Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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  • This Morning With Ray Dunaway January 16, 2018This Morning With Ray Dunaway January 16, 2018

    Here’s what’s coming up this morning with Ray Dunaway. 7:20- David Benedict, UConn Athletic Director, talks UConn Athletics. 7:50- Todd Feinberg, afternoon host, shares a preview of today’s show. 8:50– Chris Powell, managing editor of the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, says there’s plenty to be cut… but less courage to look. All this, plus Weather and Traffic on the 8′s and much more.  Tune in to WTIC NewsTalk 1080 or Click Here to listen online. Catch up on Ray Dunaway’s latest interviews HERE.

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  • Tech-Powered Real Estate Brokerage Redfin Launches in Connecticut - PR Newswire (press release)Tech-Powered Real Estate Brokerage Redfin Launches in Connecticut - PR Newswire (press release)

    Tech-Powered Real Estate Brokerage Redfin Launches in ConnecticutPR Newswire (press release)Richard Thomas, a lifelong Connecticut resident, will lead the brokerage's operations in the state. In more than two decades working in real estate, Thomas has worked as an agent, managed brokerage offices and operated his own real estate company. Most ...and more »

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  • 4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence call4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence call

    YORK, S.C. — A man shot and injured four law enforcement officers late Monday and early Tuesday near a South Carolina home, a sheriff’s spokesman said, after deputies initially were called there for a complaint of domestic violence. The man suspected of firing the shots, Christian Thomas McCall, was injured in a shootout with officers near the home outside the city of York, ending a nearly six-hour ordeal in which the officers were looking for or trying to capture him, York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris said. The wounded officers — three York County sheriff’s deputies and one York police officer — were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, including two by helicopter, Faris said. The officers’ names and conditions weren’t released. McCall, 47, also was taken to a hospital; information on his condition was not released. “We could really use your prayers and thoughts for those officers right now,” Faris said at a news conference early Tuesday. Sheriff’s deputies initially went to the home outside York, a city of about 7,000 people roughly 12 miles south of the North Carolina state line, after 10 p.m. Monday, after someone called authorities to say a male was hitting a female there, Faris said. The suspect, McCall, left the home on foot before deputies arrived, Faris said. While the deputies were there, McCall fired a gun from somewhere near the home, hitting one of the deputies, Faris said. More officers arrived and searched near the home. Shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, McCall fired again, and officers returned fire, Faris said. McCall, as well as two deputies and the York officer, were injured in that shootout. Faris did not release any information about the female who allegedly had been hit.

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  • Japan's NHK Mistakenly Warns of N. Korea Missile LaunchJapan's NHK Mistakenly Warns of N. Korea Missile Launch

    NHK, a public broadcasting station in Japan, accidentally sent a news alert to their website and app saying "North Korea appears to have fired a missile."The erroneous alert was sent at 6:55pm local time. Japan's government never issued such a warning. King Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism on MLK Holiday A correction was issued five minutes later. The broadcaster said they "deeply apologize" for the mistake. This comes just two days after a similar incident happened in Hawaii when an employee of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency hit the live alert button while doing a routine test.  Accord, Navigator, XC60 Take Top Prize at Detroit Auto Show The false missile alert sent to cellphones Saturday led more than a million people to believe they were about to be hit by a nuclear strike. US Army Hero Dog During WWII Receives Posthumous Medal Photo Credit: Bernard Annebicque /Sygma via Getty Images

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  • 13 Children Hospitalized, Parents Jailed on Torture Charges13 Children Hospitalized, Parents Jailed on Torture Charges

    A Perris, California, mother and father are behind bars Monday after one of their children escaped their home and reported to sheriff's deputies that 12 of her siblings were still being held captive at their home, some of them shackled with chains and padlocks to their beds.All of the children appeared malnourished when they were found Sunday, some so severely that deputies initially believed the adult children to be kids, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Worshipers 'Pray for Trump's Soul' After MLK Service in NYC David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, have been booked on charges of torture and child endangerment. They are each being held in lieu of $9 million bail.According to the sheriff's department, a 17-year-old girl fled the house in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road early Sunday morning and was able to call 911 using a cellphone she had taken from the home. In Chile, Pope Met With Protests, Passion and Skepticism Despite her age, deputies at first believed her to be around 10 years old because she was emaciated and malnourished.At the home, deputies found children shackled to beds in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings." 12 People Cited For Feeding Homeless Plan Legal Suit "Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that 7 of them were actually adults, ranging in age from 18 to 29," police said in the statement. "The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty."NBC Los Angeles has reached out to the Turpins' attorney for comment.Neighbors say that the family kept to themselves, and when the children did come out, they did not look healthy."They looked very unnutrioned [sic], very white, like they never got sun at all," Wendy Martinez said. "I mean, they would never come out and when they did, the lady would stand there watching them."Real estate records also reveal that Sandcastle Day School - a private school owned by David Turpin - is located at the couple's home.The wedding officiant who served the couple as they renewed their vows said nothing seemed out of the ordinary in the family, other than its large size."Nothing seeed to be unusual, except the fact that there was a lot of them - a lot of kids," Kent Ripley said.Ripley said the children appeared happy and well-behaved.The couple's victims range in age from 2 to 29 years old. All of them have been hospitalized.The couple are each facing a bond set a $9 million.Photo Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

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  • Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alertJapanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

    Watch Video TOKYO — Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile. The message, received by phone users with the NHK app installed on their devices, read: “NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: evacuate inside the building or underground. ” The broadcaster apologized for the error, adding “the news alert sent earlier about NK missile was a mistake. No government J alert was issued.” The mistake was corrected within minutes. 「北朝鮮ミサイル発射の模様」という速報は誤り #nhk_news https://t.co/GOu9FR8fTt — NHKニュース (@nhk_news) January 16, 2018 The false alert came on the same day as the US and Canada planned to host talks in Vancouver over the crisis on the Korean Peninsula after a year of missile tests and threats from the North. The subject of sanctions on North Korea is expected to be on the agenda, as well as the country’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. South Korea and Japan will participate in Tuesday’s talks, though North Korea’s largest trading partner, China, will not be present. Second false alert in days Tuesday’s false missile alert was the second in a matter of days. On Saturday, an emergency alert notification sent out to residents of Hawaii warning of an incoming “ballistic missile threat” turned out to be a false alarm. The error was blamed on an employee who “pushed the wrong button.” “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the emergency alert read. The warning went out on television and radio as well as cell phones, according to Hawaii Gov. David Ige, sparking panic amongst some residents. A second emergency alert was sent to phones in Hawaii 38 minutes after the initial message confirming the false alarm.

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  • 1 Injured in Cromwell House Fire1 Injured in Cromwell House Fire

    One person was hurt in a house fire in Cromwell Monday.Cromwell police said crews responded to a fire at 6 Leghorn Lane around 11:15 p.m. When crews arrived there were flames shooting from the home. King Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism on MLK Holiday One resident was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Details on the extent of the injuries were not available.Several departments responded mutual aid to assist Cromwell Fire. Accord, Navigator, XC60 Take Top Prize at Detroit Auto Show The cause remains under investigation.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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  • Coast Guard to Help Break Up Ice Along Connecticut River - NBC ConnecticutCoast Guard to Help Break Up Ice Along Connecticut River - NBC Connecticut

    NBC ConnecticutCoast Guard to Help Break Up Ice Along Connecticut RiverNBC ConnecticutThe US Coast Guard is heading in with cutters to help break up the ice jams along the Connecticut River. (Published 2 hours ago). The US Coast Guard has been called in to help break up ice jams along the Connecticut River. A large ice jam formed along ...and more »

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  • Raw: Ice jams cause Conn. town to evacuateRaw: Ice jams cause Conn. town to evacuate

    Flooding is reported on several swollen Connecticut rivers, causing problems around the state. In Kent, ice jams on the Housatonic River prompted the private boarding school the Kent School to send more than 500 students home.

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  • Clock ticking as Congress returns to one big spending messClock ticking as Congress returns to one big spending mess

    WASHINGTON DC — With just four days until a spending deadline, the government could be heading for a shutdown on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency. It’s long been thought that the key to unlocking any spending stalemate in Congress was to get closer to an immigration compromise. However, as lawmakers return from the holiday weekend, the mood on Capitol Hill between the two parties — and even between factions within Republican enclaves — has soured after a tumultuous week that included a bipartisan group of senators announcing they had an immigration deal, Trump rejecting it and reports that the President had used vulgar language to describe the African nations affected by such a proposal. Democrats have signaled all along that they wouldn’t be quick to fund the government without assurances that there was a plan on the way to protect hundreds of thousands of young recipients of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which expires in March. After Trump’s incendiary language and his rejection of the bipartisan deal last week, Democrats may be leaning more toward withholding their votes on a spending compromise. If that’s the case, the burden will fall to House Speaker Paul Ryan who may have problems within his own ranks. If Democrats withhold their votes on a spending deal, Ryan will have to convince both defense hawks and the conservative House Freedom Caucus to vote on yet another short-term spending deal. “It is extremely difficult to convince our caucus members to vote for another short-term funding mechanism,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows told CNN Monday afternoon. Meadows said that the while his group has not come out with an official position yet, the House Freedom Caucus will meet Tuesday night following a conference-wide GOP meeting. “I had to whip very vigorously before Christmas,” Meadows said. “Knowing the reluctance of many of my members, I am getting prepared for what I believe will be a very contentious meeting as we discuss doing a short-term CR for the fourth time in six months.” The Senate has its own obstacles The House is only the first obstacle, however. In the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have a filibuster-proof majority, the question is whether Democrats would pick Friday’s deadline to stick together and withhold all their votes on the short-term spending bill or whether enough Democrats — some who are facing tough re-elections in 2018 — would come along to keep the government open. During NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado said that he hoped that it wouldn’t come to a government shutdown. “It should not come to that,” Bennet said. “There’s no sense for that to happen. We can come to an agreement,” Sen. Joe Manchin, a red state Democrat from West Virginia, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Blame game already in effect But the politicking over who is to blame for a government shutdown is already well underway. Conservative Republicans are already beginning to cast blame of Democrats for any potential shutdown. Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, who has been critical of the bipartisan immigration group’s work on a DACA compromise, tweeted Sunday that Democrats would be responsible if the government was shut down. “So Democrats are now threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. Let’s see how that works out for them, especially in places like WV, IN, MO, ND, & MT,” Cotton tweeted. Democrats meanwhile are arguing that with a bipartisan immigration deal finished, Republicans should at the very least put it on the floor to avoid a shut down. “Nobody wins a government shutdown battle but I do know one thing: If it happens it will be because a bipartisan compromise was rejected by Republicans,” Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii tweeted over the weekend. “Anyone who says they want to avoid a shutdown should be asking for a vote on that compromise legislation.” On Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats have been in spending standoffs before. Just before the last spending deadline, the holidays seemed to bring lawmakers together to at the very least kick the can down the road. It’s often the case that looming deadlines can often jolt both sides back to the negotiating table. But, both sides acknowledge the politics are a bit trickier this time around. The Trump administration set a March 5 deadline for ending DACA and many Democrats believe that recipients of that program of can’t wait any longer to have certainty. It’s those kind of high-profile stakes that could make this fight harder to overcome.

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  • Former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort, Rick Gates back in court to discuss trial dateFormer Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort, Rick Gates back in court to discuss trial date

    Watch Video WASHINGTON DC — Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates return to court Tuesday morning for a hearing that could give the clearest picture yet of how both sides are preparing for a trial related to the Russia probe. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors have asked for the trial to begin on May 14 — roughly six months before November’s midterm elections. Prosecutors have turned over 590,000 items such as emails, financial records and other documents to the defense teams, a “substantial portion” of the evidence in the case, according to an overview Mueller’s office filed Friday. About 2,200 of those are particularly relevant or important documents, according to the special counsel’s office. This process of sharing evidence is typical as both sides build their cases for a trial. Also at the hearing Tuesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson may address two other issues that have nagged Gates and Manafort: Their compliance with a gag order around the case, and their attempts to get out from house arrest. Judge Berman Jackson is likely to address whether Gates violated the gag order when he taped a video that thanked potential donors to his legal defense fund. That video was shown online and at an event primarily for journalists in late December. Gates’ team has told the judge they didn’t think it attempted to influence public perception of the case, and instead was the “right and gracious thing to do” for the launch of the legal defense fund. Manafort was in a similar predicament with the gag order earlier last month, after he worked on an op-ed that defended his political consulting work in Ukraine and was submitted to a Ukrainian newspaper. Berman Jackson warned him, Gates and the lawyers in the case not to breach the gag order in the future. Manafort and Gates face 12 total charges of money laundering and lying on federal records related to lobbying work and other business they managed. Both men have pleaded not guilty to all charges. Bail and house arrest The court action Tuesday could also focus on changes in Manafort and Gates’ bail. Manafort and Gates have tried since October to gather the paperwork needed to secure their bail amounts and lift their house arrest. Manafort is securing his bail with more than $10 million in real estate and assets, and will get to live in his home in Florida. Gates’ situation is more complicated. He wants to be able to move around Richmond, Virginia, where he lives. His bail is set for $5 million, but it’s unclear whether he’s able to put that much worth up as collateral. His lawyer said last week that they believe he’s gathered the necessary paperwork for the court to lift his house arrest. With the updated bail terms, both men will have nightly curfews and wear GPS monitors. Neither will be allowed to go near airports, bus stations and train stations. They can both come to Washington for their court appearances and to meet with lawyers. Their wives will also relinquish their passports, so there will be no international travel for either family.

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  • Cromwell house fire sends person to the hospital with burn injuriesCromwell house fire sends person to the hospital with burn injuries

    CROMWELL — A person was rushed to the hospital after being burned during a house fire in Cromwell. Cromwell fire crews, along with crews from Rocky Hill, Middletown, Portland, and Wethersfield were called to the large fire at 6 Leghorn Lane around 11:15 p.m. Monday. The State Fire Marshal was also called to the scene. On the scene, windows appear to be burned out as char marks show around the window frame. The investigation into what sparked the fire is spearheaded by the Cromwell Police Detective Bureau, the Cromwell Fire Marshall, and the State Fire Marshall. So far, no other injuries have been reported. This is a developing story. Overnight fire at this home in Cromwell sends one person to the hospital. Investigation continues this morning. I’ll have more on @FOX61News. pic.twitter.com/9IxsQR3bLp — Margaux Farrell (@marge_farrell) January 16, 2018

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  • The South prepares for wintry mix of snow and iceThe South prepares for wintry mix of snow and ice

    Watch Video NASHVILLE — Snow and ice are coming to Southern states that aren’t so accustomed to seeing such frosty conditions. More than 70 million people are under winter weather alerts from states stretching from Maine to Texas, as a large swath of snow and ice approaches. The wintry weather, which could cause hazardous travel conditions, will last through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee. But it’s expected to remain light with about one to two inches, according to CNN Weather. Several schools in the affected states, including the St. Louis and Nashville’s public school systems, closed ahead of the anticipated weather Tuesday. In anticipation of snow, sleet and freezing rain, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency on Monday. Your full forecast. “There are enough uncertainties in the forecast right now that the potential exists that this winter storm could be debilitating to the state for a couple of days due to icy conditions,” said Brian Hastings, director of Alabama Emergency Management Agency, in a statement. Southern Texas and Louisiana could see less than a quarter inch of ice, according to CNN Weather. On Tuesday night, Houston could be colder than New York City, with temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit, with a wintry mix of snow and rain likely, according to the National Weather Service. Northern Texas may have to deal with snow, while central and southern parts of the state endure sleet and freezing rain, in conditions expected to last into early Tuesday night. “The winter weather system sweeping across our state will bring low temperatures and freezing precipitation to many communities, which could create life-threatening situations,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a statement. “I urge all Texans to exercise extreme caution in these hazardous conditions.” In addition to the snow, more than 40 million people are under wind chill alerts from the northern plains, such as Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, down to portions of Texas and Louisiana. With the wind chill, temperatures could feel as low as minus 25 to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, in the more northern states Tuesday morning. In the Northeast, about two to four inches of snow is expected, and some areas could pick up to four to six inches locally. While the storm is not expected to be a major storm for the region, the National Weather Service warned that it could bring slippery travel conditions.

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  • Snow on the way for Wednesday; warm up in the cardsSnow on the way for Wednesday; warm up in the cards

    Ice jams have been a major issue in a few areas the past few days, leading to serious flooding for some of us. In western CT, waters have risen onto the Kent School campus and frozen in place, surrounding  the ice rink. Route 7 in Kent remains closed. Flooding was also  reported earlier along the Shepaug River in the town of Roxbury  close to Hodge Park due to ice jams. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with highs near or a little above freezing. There's a chance for some light snow or flurries during the day, especially in northwestern Connecticut. But the snow won't start really picking up until after midnight with the highest snowfall rates between 3 AM - 10 AM Wednesday. Snow will continue into the early afternoon though before slowly tapering off. Right now we are forecasting 1"-3" of snow for southeastern Connecticut, 3"-5" of snow for most of the state with 5"-9" for northern Fairfield, Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties and all of Litchfield County. Here's the map of our projections: After that, the pattern calms down, with temps staying around freezing into Saturday. A warm-up is also in the cards, with temps getting into the 40s and then 50s. That thaw should last into early next week. TODAY: Cloudy, chance light snow or flurries in spots NW CT. Most stay dry. High: Low 30s. WEDNESDAY: Snow slowly tapers off through the afternoon. High: Near 30. THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny. High: 20s. FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny, High: 30s. SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy. High: 40s. Check out the FOX61 Meteorologists on Facebook: Dan Amarante, Rachel Frank, Matt Scott, Sam Sampieri, Tim Lavigne Or on Twitter: Dan Amarante, Rachel Frank, Matt Scott, Sam Sampieri, Tim Lavigne To sign up for the daily weather email, click here.

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  • UN Envoy: 'Positive Momentum' In Macedonia Name DisputeUN Envoy: 'Positive Momentum' In Macedonia Name Dispute

    A United Nations mediator says there is 'positive momentum' toward settling a decades-long dispute between Macedonia and Greece over the former Yugoslav republic's name. The UN envoy dealing with the

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  • British Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Strategic BombersBritish Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Strategic Bombers

    Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on January 15. The RAF said that it sent Typhoon aircraft from the Lossiemouth base in S

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  • Chemical Fire at Plant in EssexChemical Fire at Plant in Essex

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    By JIM VERTUNO  AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left to help top-ranked UConn survive a tough upset bid from No. 9 Texas with a 75-71 win Monday night. UConn (16-0) found itself challenged like it seldom has been this season and trailed early in the fourth quarter before scrapping back for the win. Azura Stevens scored eight of her 16 points in the fourth quarter. UConn earned its 102nd consecutive regular-season victory but it was in question when Samuelson missed two free throws with 15 seconds left. Dangerfield put the game away from the line seconds later. UConn was able to cut valuable seconds off the clock in the final 30 seconds because Texas had committed so few fouls and couldn’t force the Huskies to the line. Jatarie White scored 18 points for Texas (14-3). The Longhorns squandered late chances when Ariel Atkins missed two free throws that would have given the Longhorns the lead with 2:42 left and Lashann Higgs missed an open 5-footer that would have pulled Texas within one in the final minute. BIG PICTURE UConn: The Huskies used only six players and were pushed to the limit after a month of easy wins. UConn had won its previous eight games by an average of 46 points but got outrebounded and was often chasing the ball in transition against Texas’ speed. Texas: The upset was there for the taking and the Longhorns will rue letting this one get away. Texas threatened to blow the game open twice in the first half, only to watch UConn sneak back for the lead at halftime. Texas saw UConn ended the first three quarters on runs of 9-2 in the first, 10-1 in the second and 16-5 in the third. UP NEXT UConn hosts Tulsa on Thursday in a return to the AAC. Texas plays at Texas Tech on Saturday in the Big 12.       (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Connecticut To Get Another 4-8 Inches Of Snow Tuesday To Wednesday - Hartford CourantConnecticut To Get Another 4-8 Inches Of Snow Tuesday To Wednesday - Hartford Courant

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  • Norwegian Airlines Halts Nonstop Service  From Bradley To EdinburghNorwegian Airlines Halts Nonstop Service From Bradley To Edinburgh

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  • Haitians Protest Trump Over 'S--thole' Remark in FloridaHaitians Protest Trump Over 'S--thole' Remark in Florida

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  • Bridgeport, Other PDs End Role In A&E ShowBridgeport, Other PDs End Role In A&E Show

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  • 9JKL’s Liza Lapira: ‘I’ve Been Living The Life Beyond My Dreams’9JKL’s Liza Lapira: ‘I’ve Been Living The Life Beyond My Dreams’

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A lot of people have given me chances when they didn’t have to. A lot of people thought outside the box, even though the part was supposed to be for someone blonder or with bluer eyes. All that aside, it’s been fun. I’ve been living the life beyond my dreams. It’s been great. DS: When you were first approached about “9JKL”, what was appealing about the script? LL: The people involved were the first thing that was appealing. I had worked before with Dana Klein on another pilot. It didn’t get picked up, but we did it two years before this one. I had work with Mark Feuerstein on his show, I had guested on “Royal Pains.” They were the first attractive things about the project. I read the script and it was super funny and that was it. I knew I wanted to do it. DS: How has your character Eve grown on “9JKL”? LL: She started out a little bit more timid of Judy. She was a little bit more reticent to say anything. Towards the end of this upcoming episode, they start to come together a little bit more. Also, Eve is super vain. I like to think of Andrew and Eve as the narcissistic, vain, but lovable couple next door. Eve less so, Andrew my TV husband thinks he’s pretty great. That goes episode to episode. I’m more vain and less vain depending on the episode. In tonight’s episode, we still think we’re pretty great. We’re going to a black tie event, but it’s is less about who we are and more about who’s going to take care of our child. DS: Speaking of tonight’s episode Heavy Meddling. What can people expect when they tune in? LL: They can expect Elliott Gould being really funny. The character that he plays is a lovable dullard. He’s smart clearly as a lawyer and was successful before he retired, but he’s clueless when it comes to everyday common sense. That worries even Andrew because there is no one to watch our child. We have to show up to this event and we have to train and re-train Elliott’s character about how to take care of another human life. Elliott’s character asks at one point if he should leave the baby alone in the bathroom. He claims the child will want privacy. The kid is six months old man. Also, the other storyline is around guest star Andrea Anders. She’s a new love interest for Josh and we find out later it was all a manipulation. Everyone will see tonight. DS: What makes the experience on this show different from your experience on other TV shows you’ve done in the past? LL: A lot of things. I love that this show is such a New York show. There are basically all New Yorkers on it. It’s a New York situation. I’m standing in a New York building talking to you now. I found out that I was going to talk to you today and I didn’t have time to go home, so I just ducked into a random building. I’m in the hallway of a random office building. Stuff like that happens. You move back home to where real estate is really precious and you don’t let go of things that you buy. Josh’s parents own the three apartments and their kids live there. I play someone who lives 10 feet away from my mother in law. Mark and David Walton play sons of an overbearing mother, who is footsteps away from where they sleep at night. That’s a very unique situation. It’s not that weird for New York actually. What I love about the show is the family. There’s something very family oriented about the show. Even if we fight, at the end of it all, we love each other. Comedy is delightful and hopefully people enjoy it. DS: Finally, you grew up in Queens. What are you favorite things about New York City? LL: Walk around. I live in LA now and if you want to buy a soda, you have to get in the car. My culture is to get up, roll out of bed, go outside and buy an apple, take the train and do your thing. I like the diversity. The city smushes you into people that you normally wouldn’t come into contact with, especially on the subway. The subway is basically a trip around the world. I love the food, although LA has game as well. I was seeing family in Queens the other day and I made a pit stop in another part of Queens where my family doesn’t live in Jackson Heights. Instead of going back to Manhattan, I got the good Indian food. It was the hole in the wall, delicious stuff I was raised on. Forget everything I said and just remember I love eating. Watch “9JKL” tonight at 9:30pm EST/PST on CBS.

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  • Audience Care Processing CoordinatorAudience Care Processing Coordinator

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  • Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Receives $100,000 Grant from Newman’s Own FoundationConnecticut Public Broadcasting Network Receives $100,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

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