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New England Patriots beat Chiefs in overtime, will face Los Angeles Rams in Super BowlKANSAS CITY, Mo. (Meredith/AP) — New England Patriots beat Kansas City 37-31 in overtime to advance to face Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime in NFC Championship game, advancing to Super Bowl Llll. The Los Angeles Rams are heading back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2001.
Two teens stabbed in Hartford on Sunday eveningHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Police are investigating after they said two teens were stabbed in Hartford on Sunday evening. Police said a 16 year old suffered a ‘serious assault with a knife’ and a 17 year old suffered multiple stab wounds to the abdomen. Both are in stable condition in surgery at St. Francis Hospital, police said. Police said they are investigating in the Blue Hills Neighborhood near Woodstock Street at Colton Street as well as a location on Tower Avenue. Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating to determine a suspect and a motive. Stay with Channel 3 for updates.
Rams stun Saints to reach Super Bowl LIIILos Angeles went more than two decades without an NFL team. Now, it has one playing for a championship. The Rams never led in regulation, but with a 57-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein in overtime, Los Angeles has advanced to Super Bowl LIII with a 26-23 win, shocking the Saints in the NFC title game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. The Rams will face the winner of the AFC championship game, which also is Sunday, in which the New England Patriots face the Kansas City Chiefs. It didn't start off well for the visitors, as the Saints jumped out to a 13-0 lead and had the throaty Superdome crowd on their side. The noise the fans made was so thunderous that reporters could feel and see the stadium quaking. According to Julie Boudwin with, it appeared that part of the ceiling fell near the media workroom after Saints linebacker Demario Davis intercepted Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the first quarter. Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate posted video to Twitter showing bottles of water shaking in the press box because of the crowd. "The press box desk I'm working on is physically moving because the crowd is going so wild here at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome," NFL Network reporter Jane Slater said in a tweet. "Unreal." But the Rams adjusted, and a 6-yard touchdown run from Todd Gurley II made it 13-10 just before halftime. The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter to make it 20-17. A Los Angeles field goal by Greg Zuerlein with 5:03 remaining tied it at 20. There was plenty of time for Saints quarterback Drew Brees to orchestrate a final drive. But it stalled with a controversial no-call from officials on an incomplete pass to Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis. The crowd wanted a flag for either pass interference or helmet-to-helmet contact on a defenseless receiver by Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. It wasn't thrown. The Saints settled on a 31-yard field goal by Wil Lutz with 1:41 remaining. The Rams tied it up with 15 seconds left in regulation with a 48-yarder by Zuerlein to make it 23-23. The Rams' franchise, which originated in Cleveland in 1937, played in Los Angeles from 1946-1994 before leaving for St. Louis for 21 seasons. During that stretch, they reached two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans in Atlanta at the now-demolished Georgia Dome. The location of this season's title game on February 3 happens to be where the Rams last won: Atlanta. And while it's not at the same site, the venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is right next door to where the Dome once stood. Since returning to Los Angeles in 2016, the Rams have now reached the playoffs twice. The Rams' last Super Bowl appearance was the 2001 season, when they lost Super Bowl XXXVI to the Patriots, giving a young quarterback named Tom Brady his first title with head coach Bill Belichick.
PD: Eversource subcontractor killed in Middletown on SundayPolice are on scene in Middletown where an Eversource subcontractor was killed while repairing a line on Sunday afternoon. The incident took place on Millbrook Rd. just after 3:17 p.m. Police said the lineman was completing work on a tree when another tree fell on top of him. The lineman’s identity has not yet been released. A spokesperson for Eversource, Mitchell Gross said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time." Middletown Mayor Dad Drew offered a statement, writing, "Please take a moment to think about this lineman and his family. Like those still out there, he was in harm’s way today for the benefit of others. We’re lucky to have such people around us and we give thanks for this one." Millbrook Rd. remains closed at this time. Stay with Channel 3 for updates.
Frozen tree limbs bring down lines across New Haven, HamdenHeavy with ice, tree limbs are weighing down on power lines throughout New Haven County. Ed Crowder A spokesperson from United Illuminating, which supplies the region, told Channel 3 at the peak of the storm at about 2:30 p.m., nearly 10,000 customers were without power. Crowder said nearly 100 personnel crews were brought in from Pennsylvania to assist. By 3:30 p.m., Crowder said about 6,000 customers saw the lights come back on. “Among the hardest-hit communities are New Haven with about 4,000 outages, Hamden with about 2,500 outages, as well as Woodbridge and North Haven, each with about 1,000 outages,” said Crowder. Hamden resident, Russ Collins told Channel 3 he heard a sudden snap and saw a tree limb had collapsed onto the power line that leads directly to his home. "I was taking the ornaments off the tree and everything just shut down. I went outside and saw clearly what’s wrong," said Collins. "It was kind of a fireworks show watching limbs come down on all the neighbors properties. People were without power for a while here." As temperatures are expected to drop during the evening, any settling or standing water is expected to freeze. Many tree limbs and power lines are coated in solid ice throughout New Haven County. Although United Illuminating crews are working on the downed lines, many must practice patience. "The concern is loss of heat," said Collins. "We’re going to have to keep some water running, which is wasteful but, hopefully, fingers crossed, we can get the power company out here and get power going again." United Illuminating representative Crowder said customers are advised to stay far away from downed utility lines, which can be live and dangerous even if they don’t appear energized. Never drive over a downed wire. Report them to UI at 800.722.5584.
WINTER STORM YOSHI: Arctic cold and wind to enter state overnightHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - As the precipitation from Winter Storm Yoshi exits the state, it ushers in a blast of cold Arctic air and wind. Channel 3 Meteorologist Mike Cameron said wind chill advisories are in effect state-wide and wind advisories for wind gusts are in effect Sunday night and Monday as Winter Storm Yoshi exits. "Power outages may be a real problem as this wind stirs trees that have an immense amount of additional weight due to the ice," said Cameron. "Brittle branches will snap before all the ice is knocked off, causing more damage." Cameron is expecting temperatures to drop into the single digits and below zero. Factoring in the wind chill, temps will drop to a dangerous -15 to -30 by dawn on Monday, said Cameron. A flash freeze is likely on Sunday night into Monday morning, said Cameron. Monday will be party sunny, but windy and bitterly cold with highs only in the single digits in the Litchfield hills, and 10-15 degrees elsewhere. Cameron is expecting Monday to be the coldest day of the year, so far. But, because schools are not in session, Cameron said this is a blessing. "Nevertheless, if you must work or venture outside for any reason, you will face true-blue Arctic air," said Cameron. Thankfully, the cold and wind will subside Tuesday bringing temps back into the mid to upper 20s. Cities and towns posted parking bans, and churches canceled services for Sunday. See the full list <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. A coastal flood advisory is also in effect for the immediate shoreline. Cameron said accumulations ranged from just a coating to up to 6 and 7 inches of snow in parts of northern CT. The snow turned to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain after 4 a.m. on Sunday, which was still sticking around as of 11 a.m. Track the precipitation with the Early Warning Interactive Radar <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. Due to the icing, power lines and tree branches were getting coated with ice, <a href="" target="_blank">leading to some power outages</a>. Read the complete technical discussion <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. For weather updates on smartphones and tablets, head <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> or text "WFSB" to 23765 to download the Channel 3 app. The tradition of naming winter storms began on Channel 3 in 1971 and we are proud to continue that tradition today. This winter, we tried something new, by starting with the letter "Z" and going backwards through the alphabet.The meteorologists chose two names for each letter, and we left it up to the viewers to decide and vote!
Thousands without power during Winter Storm Yoshi(WFSB) -- Thousands of people across the state are without power due to what Winter Storm Yoshi has brought overnight. Saturday night’s snow transitioned into sleet and freezing rain, which led to power lines being coated with ice. As of about 11 p.m. on Sunday, Eversource was reporting more than 10,000 customers to be without power, many in Cheshire, Newtown, Bethany, Seymour, Oxford and Middletown. The number steadily decreased as crews made repairs. See the full list of Eversource outages <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. United Illuminating reported more than 8,000 to be without power, many in New Haven, Hamden, and Woodbridge. See the full list of UI outages <a href="!ut/p/z1/tVJNc4IwEP01HJmsEgwcqcP4UYGqIJALExFtHPkQo_XnN7RWTpVOp81hs5vZffvm5SGKIkQLduE7JnhZsIOsYzpItJ5jj_EQXGOCdZh7S8d9nvl90HoofNgw0BD9yTx8cyzoml8himhaiEq8ovjMi0ywXZ2UZ3llJwXuSZ1VZS0uPHv7fFKgzQ_8JBRoYrm9DTSoVco3KO4xnbANW6tEM7CKwUxVlhqmDID76-3WIJg03eHQSUYz78maJUPP9e3IR7ECwcS1fWu0SNy7qgqMM7bJagW8L3KLD3IrSci7kWtzh1UdIksV6GMNw4Zgxzd1YcSSA2kRwNSJRDAtfYWn_RcilzSCoqAo61waZ_k7BeeBvZCb_lPMMaBpl6uk7fn-eKSW9FZZiOwqUPSH5qryIMgNLVcj2Ou73Liqo_AdY3w2jA!!/?1dmy&amp;current=true&amp;urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Fuinetagr_outages%2Foutages%2Freportviewoutage%2Fviewoutagelist%2Flistofoutages" target="_blank">here</a>. Winter Storm Yoshi moved into the state Saturday night, and brought snow before transitioning to a wintry mix and rain. That wintry mix included sleet and freezing rain, which iced up trees and power lines across parts of the state. Some tree branches were down in parts of Meriden, on Gypsy Lane, South Broad Street and Crown Street Extension. In Vernon, police said Route 30 was closed between Meadowlark and West Street around 10:30 a.m. due to downed wires. Part of the road has since reopened. In Middletown on Sunday morning, trees were coated with ice and in one case a limb came down on top of a truck. Some coastal flooding was also being reported in Norwalk and Old Saybrook. Stay with Ch. 3 for <a href="" target="_blank">the latest on Winter Storm Yoshi</a>.
Gov. Lamont continues to monitor rest of storm, deep freezeHARTFORD (WFSB) - Governor Ned Lamont partially activated the state's Emergency Operations Center on Saturday evening as Winter Storm Yoshi approached CT. The center opened at 6 p.m. on Saturday and will remain open as needed during the storm. Lamont said he had been in contact with the major utility companies to make sure they were prepared in advance of Yoshi. As of about noon on Sunday, Eversource was reporting a little more than 11,000 customers to be without power. See the full outage details <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. During the partial activation the EOC will be staffed with members of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Connecticut State Police, the Department of Transportation and liaisons from both Eversource and United Illuminating. During a news conference on Sunday morning, Lamont said crews were continuing to clear the highways before the freezing temps arrive. "We have about 11,000 miles of road in this state so we're on it as best we can," Lamont said. Last week, Lamont announced he would activate the state's Severe Cold Weather Protocol on Sunday at noon, and have it last through noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. This comes ahead of the deep freeze happening Sunday night and Monday. The cold temps will turn any settling or standing water to solid ice from Sunday into Monday morning. An icy wind chill is expected to bring temperatures into the -10 to -25 by dawn Monday. A flash freeze is likely Sunday evening and night. Monday will be party sunny, but windy and bitterly cold with highs only in the single digits in the Litchfield hills, and 10-15 degrees elsewhere. For information on warming centers or shelters during the storm, dial 2-1-1 or <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.
Snow-covered roads lead to slick conditions during Winter Storm Yoshi(WFSB) -- Winter Storm Yoshi brought a variety of precipitation across the state overnight into Sunday morning. Across the interior part of the state on I-91, snow and ice were seen on the roadway early Sunday morning. Plows were working hard to clear the roads, but much of the highway from Hartford to Bradley International Airport was snow covered. Other roads were just slushy, but still slick. Drivers were urged to take it slow and not go out on the roads if it wasn’t necessary. Check travel conditions in your area <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. Closer to the shoreline, roads were wet and slushy. Not as much snow fell in that area, it quickly turned to rain overnight. New Haven did cancel its parking ban because there was less snow, but the city said it would have its plows out to get the slush off the roads. The concern after the storm is the bitter cold temperatures that are expected to move in, which could lead to everything freezing over. Stay with Channel 3 on air and on the app for the latest.
Flights canceled as icy conditions overtake the stateWINDSOR LOCKS (WFSB) -Bradley International Airport is open and clean- up operations are ongoing. Airport officials said Sunday late afternoon that approximately 43 percent of Sunday's arriving and departing flights were cancelled by Bradley's airline partners. Airlines are still adjusting schedules and working to get back to normal flight operations. There may be some residual delays. People scheduled to travel tonight or tomorrow morning are told to check in with their airlines. You can check for real-time flight status updates on Bradley's website <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> or by following them on Twitter @BDLFlightInfo.