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Monday, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:36 PM EST

Impish Chimps Make Ladder, Escape Enclosure in Northern Ireland

Impish Chimps Make Ladder, Escape Enclosure in Northern Ireland

Zookeepers say a group of chimpanzees used branches weakened by a storm to make a ladder and escape from their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo. Video filmed Saturday by visitors to the Northern Ireland zoo showed...

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 11:40 PM EST

Odd Rescue: Horse Trapped in Dumpster Hoisted to Safety

Odd Rescue: Horse Trapped in Dumpster Hoisted to Safety

After a horse became trapped in a dumpster in Orange County, California for hours, firefighters successfully hoisted the animal to safety Friday afternoon. The call came into crews at 2:30 p.m. of a trapped...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 07:20 AM EST

Email Prompts Man to Attend Stranger's Vt. Bachelor Party

Email Prompts Man to Attend Stranger's Vt. Bachelor Party

A typo in an email address connected total strangers — and will result in an unlikely guest at a party in Vermont this weekend. “I try to be open to things in life,” said Will Novak of Arizona, who was...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 12:16 PM EST

Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

An Iowa man got the "Jackpot treatment" after winning $1 off a scratch-off lotto ticket. Tyler Heep decided to cash in the winning ticket at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters and was presented with a big...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 11:22 AM EST

Escaped Rodeo Cow Evades Capture on Alaska Trails

Escaped Rodeo Cow Evades Capture on Alaska Trails

A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city, the cow's owner said. The 3-year-old cow "busted out" of a pen before participating in junior events...

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 07:22 AM EST

WATCH: Gigantic Ice Disk Spinning Around in Maine River

WATCH: Gigantic Ice Disk Spinning Around in Maine River

A huge floating ice disk has been rotating in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. Tina Radel, a city employee, told WCSH that birds have been sitting on the disk as it slowly turns counterclockwise. She...

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 at 03:29 PM EST

'River of Chocolate' Blocks Highway Traffic After Truck Fail

'River of Chocolate' Blocks Highway Traffic After Truck Fail

A tanker truck hauling thousands of gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over on the interstate near Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, leaving a river of sweetness all over the road. "This will be a sweet...

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 11:35 AM EST

Woman Drinking Wine From Pringles Can Banned From Walmart

Woman Drinking Wine From Pringles Can Banned From Walmart

A woman was banned from a Wichita Falls Walmart after she reportedly spent Friday morning riding an electric cart around the parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 01:55 PM EST

The Struggle Is Real: Mouse Runs Down Escalator Going Up

The Struggle Is Real: Mouse Runs Down Escalator Going Up

For one mouse at Rockefeller Center, the struggle was real... and somehow, relatable. A mouse was spotted scurrying across the lobby of the iconic New York City skyscraper when it took a turn to go down an...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 08:37 AM EST

Man Caught Licking Doorbell on Home Security System

Man Caught Licking Doorbell on Home Security System

A man in Salinas, CA was caught on a home security system licking the homeowner's doorbell. Police identified the man, Roberto Daniel Arroyo, and said he returned to the residence later, urinating in front...

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Feeding Our Families Food Drive Postponed
Feeding Our Families Food Drive Postponed
Joining together to help Tri-State food banks replenish non-perishable supplies and sustain essential anti-hunger efforts, NBC Connecticut / WVIT, Telemundo Connecticut / WRDM and Stop & Shop are coming together... Read more
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