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Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 02:09 PM EDT

Statue of 45-Foot Woman Won't Stand on National Mall

Statue of 45-Foot Woman Won't Stand on National Mall

A permit to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to Washington, D.C. was denied by the National Park Service.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 09:19 AM EDT

Police Post 'Pumpkin Lineup' After Stolen Squash Bust

Police Post 'Pumpkin Lineup' After Stolen Squash Bust

Police who caught three teenagers orange-handed with 48 stolen pumpkins — and one gourd — are asking residents of a St. Louis suburb to view a "pumpkin lineup" online to see if their Halloween squash are...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 04:10 PM EDT

Watch a Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Watch a Giant Pumpkin Regatta

What is a more autumn activity than racing giant pumpkins? Students from the West Virginia University held their inaugural Giant Pumpkin Regatta Boat Race as part of Mountaineer Week - just in time for...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:53 AM EDT

Everybody Hush Now: Man Fined for Belting '90s Tune in Car

Everybody Hush Now: Man Fined for Belting '90s Tune in Car

A Canadian man's decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public. But Taoufik Moalla said Monday he'll fight the ticket and denies his...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 01:38 AM EDT

California Surfer Makes Board Using 10,000 Cigarette Butts

California Surfer Makes Board Using 10,000 Cigarette Butts

A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts. "This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach," creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 03:15 PM EDT

Olympians' Favorite Halloween Candy

Olympians' Favorite Halloween Candy

With Halloween a week away, members of Team USA talk about their favorite Halloween candy - and the worst things to get when trick-or-treating.

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT

Duck Hunt: Man Still Searching for Pink Bird Thought Extinct

Duck Hunt: Man Still Searching for Pink Bird Thought Extinct

Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink. Thorns' hope? To prove that a colorful duck is not extinct. This week, he launches a seventh expedition...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 04:33 PM EDT

2-Story 'Star Wars' Replica in Yard for Halloween Is Big Hit

2-Story 'Star Wars' Replica in Yard for Halloween Is Big Hit

A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer spent half a...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 09:43 AM EDT

Man Builds Two-Story ‘Star Wars’ Transport Replica

Man Builds Two-Story ‘Star Wars’ Transport Replica

Nick Meyer decided that his AT-AT walker model wasn’t big enough, so he built a two-story replica of the famous “Star Wars” vehicle on the front lawn of his house. The display has inspired some...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 06:35 AM EDT

Mich. Man Brings Doughnuts to His Arrest After Cops Win Bet

Mich. Man Brings Doughnuts to His Arrest After Cops Win Bet

A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station — with a dozen doughnuts for officers. The sweet gesture didn't help Michael Zaydel. He still was sentenced to...

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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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