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Traffic was backing up on I-84 in Cheshire late Wednesday afternoon (CT DOT) Traffic was backing up on I-84 in Cheshire late Wednesday afternoon (CT DOT)

Millions hit the road for holiday weekend, police ramp up patrols Video included

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Millions of people across the country are expected to hit the road, board a plane, or get on a train to enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend.

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Nice weather for the long Thanksgiving weekend!

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It's going to be a chilly, mostly sunny Thanksgiving! 

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Fire crews battling fire in Meriden

Fire crews in Meriden are on the scene of a fire on 146 Carpenter Avenue. (WFSB) Fire crews in Meriden are on the scene of a fire on 146 Carpenter Avenue. (WFSB)
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Fire crews in Meriden are battling a fire on 146 Carpenter Avenue. 

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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

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A person with knowledge of the deal says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges and face at least 25 years in prison. More>>

I-95 in Branford reopens following tractor trailer crash

A crash has closed part of I-95 south in Branford (CT DOT) A crash has closed part of I-95 south in Branford (CT DOT)
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A crash involving a tractor-trailer and two other cars closed part of I-95 south in Branford on Wednesday night.

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West Hartford crash knocks out power for hundreds

A crash caused hundreds of power outages in West Hartford on Wednesday (WFSB) A crash caused hundreds of power outages in West Hartford on Wednesday (WFSB)
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Hundreds of West Hartford residents are without power following a crash Wednesday night.

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Teen killed in Stamford crash, driver seriously injured

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A teenager was killed in a crash that happened in Stamford on Wednesday afternoon.

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Man involved in crash that killed 3-year-old faces judge

Zekhi Lee is facing charges in the deadly crash (WFSB) Zekhi Lee is facing charges in the deadly crash (WFSB)
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The man involved in a crash that left at three-year-old dead in Waterbury faced a judge on Wednesday.   

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Some Vernon residents advised to shelter in place while police investigated threat

Vernon police. (WFSB file photo) Vernon police. (WFSB file photo)
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Some residents in Vernon were advised to shelter in place while police investigated an incident on Spring Street.

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Students honor Lebanon teacher in a big way

Students honored their teacher on his 50th birthday in a big way (WFSB) Students honored their teacher on his 50th birthday in a big way (WFSB)
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Two students at Lyman Memorial High School decided to celebrate their teacher's 50th birthday in a big way.

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Family raising awareness about domestic violence during holiday season

Lori Jackson was murdered by her husband (submitted) Lori Jackson was murdered by her husband (submitted)
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The holidays are a time to celebrate but there's also a dark side with an increase in domestic violence.

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East Hampton armed robbery, carjacking suspect facing several charges

Edward Jon Richkowski (East Hampton Police) Edward Jon Richkowski (East Hampton Police)
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A man accused in an armed robbery and carjacking that happened in March has been arrested.

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Blumenthal: Meriden man facing deportation to spend Thanksgiving with family

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A Connecticut man facing deportation and taking sanctuary at New Haven church will be allowed to go home to see his family for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

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911 system back up and running after brief statewide outage

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The 911 system is back up and running after a brief statewide outage that happened on Wednesday afternoon.

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Gun violence, speed play factor in deadly Waterbury crash Video included

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Two people were killed in a crash that happened in Waterbury early Wednesday morning.

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CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

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"CBS This Morning" will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the veteran newsman. More>>

Early Warning Weather

Rain expected to end before the day is over Video included

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After drivers dealt with a very soggy start to a busy travel day, the rain is starting to wind down for most of the state.

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IRS agrees homeowners can write off foundation fix costs

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Two Connecticut congressmen say they've received word that homeowners with crumbling foundations will soon be able to seek federal tax relief.

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More than 1,700 without power in North Haven after railroad incident

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A railroad construction vehicle took down power lines in North Haven and left more than 1,700 without power on Wednesday afternoon.  

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Police identify 3-year-old killed after car plows onto Waterbury sidewalk Video included

A 3-year-old was killed, and four others were injured in a Waterbury crash on Tuesday (WFSB) A 3-year-old was killed, and four others were injured in a Waterbury crash on Tuesday (WFSB)
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Police have released the name of a 3-year-old boy killed in a crash in Waterbury on Tuesday afternoon following a police pursuit.

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U.S. Sen. Blumenthal said Uber put its 'customers and employees at serious risk '

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A member of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation is reacting after hackers accessed millions of Uber users' personal information last year.  

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PD: 2 pedestrians struck by DUI driver in CT

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A driver was charged with driving under the influence after police said the individual struck two pedestrians in Norwalk on Wednesday morning. 

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First responders donate winter bags for the homeless

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Connecticut State Troopers received a donation of winter bags for the homeless from their friends at Massachusetts State Police. 

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PD: CT man touches himself in market parking lot

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A man was arrested after police said he was touching himself while watching pornographic videos on his cell phone in a parking lot in Ledyard on Tuesday afternoon.  

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CT woman charged in crash that killed couple in classic car

A Connecticut woman who police say was distracted by a GPS device faces vehicular homicide charges in connection with a crash in Massachusetts that killed a couple enjoying a Sunday drive in their classic car.

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Parents raise concerns about bullying, call for zero tolerance policy Video included

Parents say they want no tolerance for bullying at Windsor schools (WFSB) Parents say they want no tolerance for bullying at Windsor schools (WFSB)
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Bullying in schools is a problem that nearly every district grapples with on a daily basis, but parents in one Connecticut town are saying it's becoming an epidemic and they're taking their concerns public.

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  • Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

    Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:47 AM EST2017-11-23 08:47:21 GMT

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers.

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers.

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  • Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

    Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:07 AM EST2017-11-23 05:07:17 GMT
    (J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press) Rep. Michael Burgess (left), R-Texas, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, walked to a meeting with fellow House Republicans earlier this month as work in Congress resumed after the August recess.(J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press) Rep. Michael Burgess (left), R-Texas, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, walked to a meeting with fellow House Republicans earlier this month as work in Congress resumed after the August recess.

    U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. 

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    U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. 

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  • Ex-staffer: Conyers 'harassed' and 'verbally abused' me repeatedly

    Ex-staffer: Conyers 'harassed' and 'verbally abused' me repeatedly

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks at Wayne State University in Detroit. Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women _ and some men _ who have stepped up to...(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks at Wayne State University in Detroit. Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women _ and some men _ who have stepped up to...

    Former Capitol Hill staffer Melanie Sloan on Wednesday detailed her experiences working in the 1990s for Rep. John Conyers, whom she said had harassed and "verbally abused" her repeatedly. 

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    Former Capitol Hill staffer Melanie Sloan on Wednesday detailed her experiences working in the 1990s for Rep. John Conyers, whom she said had harassed and "verbally abused" her repeatedly. 

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  • Something's Brewing

    Something's Brewing

    Check out as Channel 3 visits local breweries in Connecticut. 

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    Check out as Channel 3 visits local breweries in Connecticut. 

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  • Liberty Bank Surprise Squad

    Liberty Bank Surprise Squad

    Liberty Bank Surprise Squad is BACK!!! Our team will be going all over the state to surprise people with free gifts. What will we do next?

    Surprise Squad is BACK!!! We're making your summer better by giving any free stuff. In the past, we have paid for people's movie tickets, passes to amusement parks
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    Liberty Bank Surprise Squad is BACK!!! Our team will be going all over the state to surprise people with free gifts. What will we do next?

    Surprise Squad is BACK!!! We're making your summer better by giving any free stuff. In the past, we have paid for people's movie tickets, passes to amusement parks
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