Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

From gift guides to local events, your one-stop shop for the holiday season

Joey Chestnut Devours Turkey to Win Eating Contest

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a... »

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce... »

Coolest Toys for Kids 2014

Here are the hottest toys of the 2014 season. »

Cost of Thanksgiving Is Going Up, but Not by Much

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet. The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for... »

7 Tech Trends for 2015

Will 2015 be the year of wearable tech? The long-awaited Apple Watch will be making its debut in early 2015 and consumers will be able to get their hands on newly available 3D printers to make food and... »

Most and Least Happy States to Spend Thanksgiving

Real estate app Estately has ranked the most happy and least happy U.S. states to spend Thanksgiving, Today.com reported. »

Thanksgiving Getaway: 46.3 Million to Hit the Road

The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50... »

Eco-Friendly Gifts

Check out these green gifts for your eco-conscious loved one. Whether it's a repurposed wooden picture frame or jewelery, get them something they will love without hurting the environment. »

Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time, Ever

As we all know Christmas is just around the corner. While we head into the festive season, take a look at the best Christmas movies to get into the holiday spirit. »

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Burglars Target Cars, Homes, Storage in West Hartford

Burglars Target Cars, Homes, Storage in West Hartford

West Hartford police are stepping up patrols after several burglaries over the past month in town.

Mom, Son Steal $9K in Items From Neighbors on Thanksgiving

Mom, Son Steal $9K in Items From Neighbors on Thanksgiving

A mother and son from Milford are facing charges after breaking into their neighbor's house and stealing two safes on Thanksgiving Day, according to police.

Pigs Can't Fly: Swine Ordered Off Plane at Bradley Airport

Pigs Can't Fly: Swine Ordered Off Plane at Bradley Airport

The pig was ordered off a U.S. Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday after crewmembers determined the animal had become disruptive.

Man Tries to Cash Fake Check, Turns Violent in Bank: Cops

Man Tries to Cash Fake Check, Turns Violent in Bank: Cops

A Hartford man was hospitalized and taken into police custody after trying to cash a fraudulent check at a Suffield bank on Friday afternoon and then becoming violent in the lobby, according to police.

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting at Chicago Nordstrom

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting at Chicago Nordstrom

One person died after two people were shot at a Nordstrom in Chicago Friday night, according to authorities. A male victim is dead, while a female victim in critical condition has been transferred to...

Bomb Threat Hoaxer Targets Pizza Place, Citing Food Complaints

Bomb Threat Hoaxer Targets Pizza Place, Citing Food Complaints

Police evacuated a Rocky Hill shopping center Friday evening after a pizza place received a bomb threat over reports of bad food.