Gift Guides, Events and Holiday Cheer

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 12:13 PM EST

Obamas on Christmas: Reach Out to Those In Need

Obamas on Christmas: Reach Out to Those In Need

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans in a Christmas message to remember troops serving abroad and look after the less fortunate at home.

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM EST

Man Slashes South Florida Couple's Inflatable Santa

Man Slashes South Florida Couple's Inflatable Santa

A South Florida family is trying to figure out why a man cruelly slashed their 12-foot inflatable Santa. The Oliva family always goes all-out with Christmas decorations. This year, Alexa Oliva touched...

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM EST

SoCal Hospital Wraps Newborns in Christmas Stockings

SoCal Hospital Wraps Newborns in Christmas Stockings

Southern California hospitals are spreading holiday cheer for new parents by delivering newborns in giant Christmas stockings. The bright red stockings were provided this week for babies born at Long...

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 06:40 AM EST

UPS System Overload Delays Christmas Eve Deliveries

UPS System Overload Delays Christmas Eve Deliveries

UPS announced that that some presents will not make it on time this Christmas after a high volume of packages overwhelmed the world's largest parcel delivery service.

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 at 11:38 AM EST

Track Santa Delivering Gifts Around the Globe

Track Santa Delivering Gifts Around the Globe

Have you been naughty or nice? Starting Christmas Eve, little boys and girls can track Santa's movements online at NORADSanta.org as he moves around the globe to deliver gifts.

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 08:25 AM EST

What's Santa Worth to You? Company Calculates Salary for Saint Nick

What's Santa Worth to You? Company Calculates Salary for Saint Nick

What is Santa worth to you? Some would say he's priceless, but Insure.com crunched some numbers to find out what Saint Nick is actually worth on the job market. They compared pay grades for jobs...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 06:05 AM EST

Storm Brings Outages to Midwest, Northeast Near Holidays

Storm Brings Outages to Midwest, Northeast Near Holidays

A huge storm that knocked out power throughout the Midwest and New England threatened to put the lights out on the holidays for thousands of people.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 05:00 PM EST

Apple's Holiday Ad Goes Viral, Tugs at Heartstrings

Apple's Holiday Ad Goes Viral, Tugs at Heartstrings

Apple launched a new holiday TV ad this week that is also going viral online.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM EST

Boy, 10, Tracks Down Recipient of Stolen Christmas Package

Boy, 10, Tracks Down Recipient of Stolen Christmas Package

A holiday package sent from California to Washington, D.C., that was intercepted by thieves will be under the right tree in time for Christmas thanks to the determination of a 10-year-old boy.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 06:47 AM EST
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Gift Guide: Blockbuster Movies

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Swatting Case Could Be Connected to Minecraft

Swatting Case Could Be Connected to Minecraft

Police believe a reported shooting in Hamden on Tuesday is another case of swatting and the homeowner thinks it might be retribution from someone who did not get access to his son’s Minecraft-online...

Decomposed Body Found Behind Waterbury Home

Decomposed Body Found Behind Waterbury Home

The decomposed body of a man was found behind a house in Waterbury on Tuesday and police are investigating.

Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police

Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police

Police said 44-year-old Lamont Freeman showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment at 160 Barbour Street while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LifeStar Responds to Crash on Route 66 in Portland

LifeStar Responds to Crash on Route 66 in Portland

One person was airlifted to the hospital following a crash on Route 66 in Portland, according to police.

Norwalk Murder Suspect Fatally Shot During Arrest

Norwalk Murder Suspect Fatally Shot During Arrest

A convicted felon wanted for murder in Norwalk was shot and killed Tuesday morning while authorities arrived to arrest him at a South Carolina hotel, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

West Nile Virus Found in East Haven

West Nile Virus Found in East Haven

Mosquitoes in East Haven have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Department of Public Health. It’s the first time infected mosquitoes have been discovered this year.