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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 01:40 PM EST

Man Steals Coral From Aquariums

Man Steals Coral From Aquariums

A man in Florida was caught stealing coral from fish tanks at an aquarium store. Teng Lin, 39, was caught on several cameras plunging his hand into fish tanks to steal coral at A&R Aquarium in  St....

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 09:31 AM EST

Holy Guacamole! Hawaii Woman Seeks Record for Huge Avocado

Holy Guacamole! Hawaii Woman Seeks Record for Huge Avocado

A Hawaii woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the massive avocado she snagged is the world's largest. Pamela Wang of the Big Island found the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram)...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 07:23 AM EST

Delta Flight's Bathrooms Fill Up, Pilot Makes Emergency Stop

Delta Flight's Bathrooms Fill Up, Pilot Makes Emergency Stop

A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings, Montana after the plane's toilets filled up and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. The Billings Gazette reports the direct...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:53 AM EST

NH Town Searching for Missing Life-Size Elf 'Zippy'

NH Town Searching for Missing Life-Size Elf 'Zippy'

Police in a New Hampshire town are looking for Zippy, a beloved life-size elf on a shelf that usually can be seen at various sites leading up to Christmas. Zippy is a mannequin in a red onesie, a cap and...

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 08:51 PM EST

Armed Man Tells Police Trump Ordered Him to Fight Lizard People

Armed Man Tells Police Trump Ordered Him to Fight Lizard People

A Washington state man who “snorted methamphetamine to lose weight” and caused alarm by waving an AK-47 at a busy intersection while shouting that President Donald Trump ordered him to fight “the lizard people,”...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 01:56 PM EST

Olympians Share Their Biggest Travel Pet Peeves

Olympians Share Their Biggest Travel Pet Peeves

With holiday travel season coming up, members of Team USA, who are constantly on the road themselves, share the small travel annoyances that really grind their gears.

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 01:32 PM EST

Sign Language Interpreter Delivered Gibberish in Florida

Sign Language Interpreter Delivered Gibberish in Florida

Hearing-impaired people tuning in to a news conference about the arrest of a suspected serial killer last week in Florida got a message of gibberish from an American Sign Language interpreter. As Tampa...

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 at 10:10 AM EST

Opossum Breaks Into Florida Liquor Store and Gets Drunk

Opossum Breaks Into Florida Liquor Store and Gets Drunk

An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge officials say the opossum was...

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 06:02 AM EST

Beagle Breakout: Pup Caught on Video Scaling Shelter Cage

Beagle Breakout: Pup Caught on Video Scaling Shelter Cage

A video of a beagle at a Virginia animal shelter scaling her cage in an escape attempt has generated calls of interest from across the country. The Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter posted a Facebook...

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 09:23 AM EST

What Is This Jellyfish-Like Creature Washing Up on Texas Beaches?

What Is This Jellyfish-Like Creature Washing Up on Texas Beaches?

Jellyfish-like creatures have been washing up on the Texas coast.

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NBC CT Toy Drive Taking Place Saturday Morning at Westfarms
NBC CT Toy Drive Taking Place Saturday Morning at Westfarms
NBC Connecticut is proud to connect you to our Annual Toy Drive, Saturday, Dec. 9, at Westfarms! From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., come meet the NBC Connecticut team and donate a new, unwrapped gift. Read more
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