Gift Guides, Events and Holiday Cheer

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM EST

$3,500 Diamond Ring Dropped in Salvation Army Kettle

$3,500 Diamond Ring Dropped in Salvation Army Kettle

A $3,500 diamond ring was dropped off at a Salvation Army red kettle in South Florida on Wednesday. The ring, wrapped in yellow notepad paper, was placed in a kettle at a Pinecrest Publix Super Market in...

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 08:38 AM EST

Elf on the Shelf Inspires Epic Backlash from Parents

Elf on the Shelf Inspires Epic Backlash from Parents

Think the whole Tooth Fairy rigmarole is bad? Try the Elf on the Shelf routine — wildly popular, but dreaded by some parents who wish they'd never opened that can of worms. The best-selling Elf on the...

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 09:45 AM EDT

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Buys

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Buys

Lilliana Vazquez of cheapchicas.com shows you the best beauty buys this holiday season.

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 08:39 AM EST

Grinch Hands Out Onions to Speeders in Florida Keys

Grinch Hands Out Onions to Speeders in Florida Keys

Motorists who slightly speed through certain school zones on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway during the holidays might just get an onion from the Grinch instead of a traffic citation.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM EST

Pets Do Make Good Gifts: Study

Pets Do Make Good Gifts: Study

Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are...

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 04:22 PM EST

Half-Ton Chocolate Santa on Display

Half-Ton Chocolate Santa on Display

A Houston hotel has created a half-ton dark chocolate sculpture of Santa Claus in a chair, complete with elves.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM EST

SoCal Man Told to Take Down Condo Christmas Lights

SoCal Man Told to Take Down Condo Christmas Lights

A Southern California man has hired an attorney after being forced to take down Christmas lights outside his luxury condo. Michael Cardenas of La Jolla, Calif., said he was forced to take down the...

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 06:11 PM EST
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By Colin Bertram

Gift Guide: Movie Classics

Holiday 2013 offers up the chance to revisit some of the greatest films of... See Full Gallery

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 08:14 AM EST
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By Colin Bertram

Gift Guide: Stylish Stocking Stuffers

The best gifts come in the smallest packages See Full Gallery

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM EST

Man Pays Down 76 Layaway Orders at Florida Walmart

Man Pays Down 76 Layaway Orders at Florida Walmart

When a central Florida financial planner overheard a woman in the layaway department at a local Walmart store talking about the difficulties of paying off her items, he decided to play Santa

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Gas Fire Shoots Up Into Night Sky

Gas Fire Shoots Up Into Night Sky

Police and fire crews have responded to what police say is a gas main fire in Wethersfield.

High Winds Knock Down Trees, Cause Power Outages

High Winds Knock Down Trees, Cause Power Outages

High winds have been causing power outages in southeastern Connecticut Wednesday evening.

West Haven Family Quarantined After Return from West Africa

West Haven Family Quarantined After Return from West Africa

A family of six from West Haven has been quarantined after returning from West Africa, according to Mayor Edward O’Brien. They do not have any symptoms, the mayor said.

Physician Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

Physician Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

Police arrested a New London physician Wednesday who has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient, police said.

Ex-Bank Employee Stole $100,000 from Customers: Officials

Ex-Bank Employee Stole $100,000 from Customers: Officials

A former employee of a Newington bank has been arrested on federal charges, accused of stealing more than $100,000 from bank customers and diverting bank statements.

Downed Wires Cause Hartford Road Closure

Downed Wires Cause Hartford Road Closure

Police have responded to the area of 595 Broad View Terrace due to downed wires and are closing the road there.