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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Human Skulls & Witchcraft Books Found at Stamford Dump

Human Skulls & Witchcraft Books Found at Stamford Dump

Two human skulls, a jawbone and several books on Satan and witchcraft were found at the Stamford Refuge Transfer Station on Thursday and police are investigating.

SCSU On Alert After 2 Armed Robberies on Campus

SCSU On Alert After 2 Armed Robberies on Campus

Southern Connecticut State University students are on high alert after a man robbed one student at gunpoint early Friday morning on campus and tried to rob another.

Teens Arrested, Accused of Totaling Watertown Cruiser

Teens Arrested, Accused of Totaling Watertown Cruiser

Watertown police have arrested four teens accused of ramming a police cruiser with a stolen car and running off around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 20.

I-95 South Congested from Bridgeport to Stratford

I-95 South Congested from Bridgeport to Stratford

Only the center lane of Interstate 95 South in Bridgeport is getting by after a multi-vehicle crash at exit 27A.

Accused Pa. Trooper Killer Appears in Court

Accused Pa. Trooper Killer Appears in Court

Eric Frein, the survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper, wounding another and then leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt through the woods surrounding the Pocono Mountains, was formally...

Newington Schools Step Up Security After Threats

Newington Schools Step Up Security After Threats

Officials have increased security at Newington schools for Halloween after the district received threats from extremists groups following a decision to cancel costume parades at two elementary schools.