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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 09:47 AM EST

Trio of Elephants Get Up-Close Look at Georgia Highway Fire

Trio of Elephants Get Up-Close Look at Georgia Highway Fire

Firefighters battling a truck fire in Georgia early Monday probably couldn't ignore the elephant in the room — three elephants, that is, standing by the side of the highway. They'd been evacuated from the...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:12 AM EST

6-Foot Croc Spotted Sunbathing on Florida Beach

6-Foot Croc Spotted Sunbathing on Florida Beach

A 6-foot crocodile was spotted sun bathing on a Florida beach Monday morning, drawing dozens of onlookers as it sat in the surf. Police responded to Hollywood Beach near N. Surf Road and Haynes Street after...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 04:30 PM EST

Navy Plane Draws Vulgar Symbol in Sky Over Washington State

Navy Plane Draws Vulgar Symbol in Sky Over Washington State

Residents of the town of Okanogan, Washington, got quite an air show courtesy of the U.S. Navy. A U.S. Navy plane based at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island created the sky writing in the shape of male...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:44 AM EST

Human Hair Buildup in DC Metro System Poses Fire Threat

Human Hair Buildup in DC Metro System Poses Fire Threat

Hair and other human fibers are accumulating in Washington D.C. Metro tunnels in such large quantities that the gunk poses a threat of electrical sparks and fire, a transit consultant tells News4. So much hair...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:57 AM EST

Researcher in Va. 'Half Car Seat, Half Man' Video Revealed

Researcher in Va. 'Half Car Seat, Half Man' Video Revealed

The identity of the "half car seat, half man" who sped away from NBC Washington transportation reporter Adam Tuss in August has finally been revealed, after Tuss caught up with the man whose car seat disguise...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 09:30 AM EST

2nd N. Carolina Woman Claims 2 Lottery Prizes on Same Day

2nd N. Carolina Woman Claims 2 Lottery Prizes on Same Day

A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks. The Charlotte Observer reports Michelle Shuffler, of Granite Falls, won $10,000 with...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 07:37 PM EST

Flight Attendant Puts on a Show for Safety Announcements

Flight Attendant Puts on a Show for Safety Announcements

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant was captured putting on a little show during safety announcements.

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 02:52 PM EST

Tampa Man Faces Eviction Over Emotional Support Squirrel

Tampa Man Faces Eviction Over Emotional Support Squirrel

A Tampa man is fighting to keep what he calls his "support squirrel" in his condo. Jamel Lanee spoke to the man who just got an eviction notice.

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 01:58 PM EST

Police: License Plate Made From Pizza Box Doesn't Fly

Police: License Plate Made From Pizza Box Doesn't Fly

Police in Massachusetts are warning drivers not to make their own license plates after one car was recently spotted with a homemade one. On the Hopkinton Police Department's Facebook page, police posted a...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 01:25 PM EST

Sweet Home Nebraska: Honey Flows From Bee-Infested Attic

Sweet Home Nebraska: Honey Flows From Bee-Infested Attic

Home sweet home is more than just a warm and fuzzy saying for one Omaha couple. Becky Reilly told Omaha television station KETV that thousands of honeybees had invaded her and her husband's home attic and...

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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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