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Try to Crash NYC
Nov 30, 2023 6:11 AM CST
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Try to Crash NYC Tree Lighting
NYPD kept demonstrators away from holiday event, with a 'handful' of arrests made
- Thousands converged on New York City's Rockefeller Center on a frigid Wednesday night to get close to the annual Christmas tree lighting—among them, a throng of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in support of Gaza. WABC reports that at least 500 protesters rallied outside the News Corp. building at 47th Street...
Under the Tree
at De Niro's,
Was a Thief
Dec 19, 2022 6:45 PM CST
Under the Tree at De Niro's, Police Say, Was a Thief
Officers report catching burglar bagging up the gifts
- New York City police said they caught a burglar stealing the gifts under Robert De Niro's Christmas tree on Monday. The actor was home at the time but not on the same floor as the thief, CNN reports, and they didn't interact. Police said officers spotted Shanice Aviles...
An 82-Foot Symbol
of Christmas Is in Place
Nov 13, 2022 7:45 AM CST
An 82-Foot Symbol of Christmas Is in Place
Rockefeller Plaza gets its annual tree in New York City
- An iconic sign of Christmas arrived in New York City on Saturday as a crane hoisted an 82-foot Norway spruce into place at Rockefeller Plaza, where the 14-ton tree will be festooned with thousands of lights and topped with a star encrusted with millions of crystals. The Christmas tree will...
Authorities: He Set
Jan 4, 2022 12:59 PM CST
Authorities: He Set Fox Christmas Tree Ablaze, Then Vanished
Officials say suspect Craig Tamanaha was freed without bail but is now on the run
A 49-year-old man accused of torching the artificial Christmas tree outside of Fox News in New York City last month is apparently now a fugitive. Craig Tamanaha was freed without bail just hours after his arraignment for the alleged arson in the early morning of Dec. 8. Tamanaha was...
Christmas Tree Fire
Kills Man, 2 Sons
Dec 26, 2021 4:50 PM CST
Christmas Tree Fire Kills Man, 2 Sons
Mother, another son escape as blaze spreads to house next door
- A fire apparently started by lights in a home's Christmas tree killed a Pennsylvania man and two of his sons early Christmas morning. The children's mother and another son were able to get out of the house with only minor burns. The victims were Eric King, 41, and...
NJ Town's Replacement
Christmas Tree Draws Sneers
Nov 30, 2021 1:58 PM CST
NJ Town's Replacement Christmas Tree Draws Sneers
Asbury Park's Convention Hall had historically gone with a live option
- It has been called beautiful, awesome, and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore. It also has been called ridiculous, ugly, and hideous, something akin to a pile of Amazon shipping boxes or a giant cat-scratching post. The AP...
In Alabama, It's a
Dec 5, 2020 1:30 PM CST
In Alabama, It's a 'Thugshot' Christmas
A sheriff's department posts its tree on Facebook
- Officials from an Alabama sheriff's department are being criticized for displaying a photo of a Christmas tree adorned with what they called "thugshots" of people who have been arrested, the AP reports. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office used its Facebook page to post a doctored image of...
Look Who Turned Up
in Australian Christmas Tree
Dec 3, 2020 11:55 AM CST
Look Who Turned Up in Australian Christmas Tree
An apparently confused koala
- On one side of the world, an adorable owl emerged from the Rockefeller Christmas tree. On the other side, a cute, curious koala emerged from a fake tree to startle an Australian family. Amanda McCormick was in shock after finding the koala in the living room of her home in...
The 'Adorable Owl' Is
Dining Before Release
Nov 21, 2020 2:40 PM CST
The 'Adorable Owl' Is Dining Before Release
The Saw-whet owl was rightly dubbed Rockefeller
- A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its way back to good health and is set to be released back into the wild Saturday. The adult male Saw-whet owl was dubbed Rockefeller after it was discovered Monday...
Adorable Owl Rescued From
Less-Adorable Rockefeller Tree
Nov 19, 2020 6:44 AM CST
Adorable Owl Rescued From Less-Adorable Rockefeller Tree
Speaking of the tree, it should look fine once a bit of time passes
- The sad-looking Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will look much better once all its branches settle back into place, the experts assure us —and in the meantime, there's a much better-looking one-time inhabitant of the tree you can focus your attention on. A teeny-tiny owl was rescued after three...
Looks Very 2020
Nov 18, 2020 12:01 PM CST
Rockefeller Center's Christmas Tree Looks Very 2020
It doesn't exactly look full and vibrant
- Rockefeller Center managed to find what might be the perfect Christmas tree for 2020. The iconic Christmas tree erected (but not yet decorated) in New York City on Saturday failed to impress various social media users, who likened it to Charlie Brown's sparse version . "I know it's...
With a Guest
Dec 21, 2019 7:30 AM CST
Family's Tree Comes With a Guest
Owl apparently was hidden in the branches when family brought its Christmas tree home
- A Georgia family got a real hoot from its Christmas tree: More than a week after they bought it, they discovered a live owl nestled among its branches. Katie McBride Newman said Friday that she and her daughter spotted the bird on Dec. 12, the AP reports. They had bought...
Electric Eel Keeps
Christmas Tree Lit
Dec 5, 2019 8:42 AM CST
Electric Eel Keeps This Aquarium's Christmas Tree Lit
Miguel Wattson is providing the juice for seasonal lights at the Tennessee Aquarium
- Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree, per the AP . A special system connected to Miguel's tank enables his shocks to power strands of lights on a nearby tree, according to a news...
As the Sun Went
Down, He Went Up ...
Dec 22, 2018 7:00 AM CST
As the Sun Went Down, He Went Up ... the National Christmas Tree
The man eventually 'self-extricated'
- There was a bit of a hubbub Friday evening around the National Christmas Tree. The US Park Police says calls started coming in shortly before 6pm that a man was ascending the tree, and cops and negotiators were dispatched to the scene, CNN reports. Per WJLA , firefighters and EMS workers...
Brothers Who Cleared
1.4K Trees Face $450K Fine
Oct 23, 2018 10:45 AM CDT
Brothers Who Cleared 1.4K Trees Face $450K Fine
Michigan township says they needed permission; brothers say it's 'misguided overreach'
- An attorney for two brothers calls it "misguided overreach," but a Michigan township says it's a necessary move to keep local trees in place. All that Gary and Matt Percy know is they're now facing a possible fine of more than $450,000 after they cleared...
'Most Destructive Species
in 150 Years' Is Here for Xmas
Oct 20, 2018 12:20 PM CDT
'Most Destructive Species in 150 Years' Is Here for Xmas
But don't worry, unless you're growing crops
- Reading media reports about "invasive insects" that could sneak into your home on a friendly Christmas tree? Technically it's true—spotted lanternflies have been seen in four US states and could lay eggs in a tree—but tree-growers say it's rare and the inch-long insects, while possibly...
Christmas Tree Cost $57K
Dec 22, 2017 11:30 AM CST
Rome's 'Traumatized' Christmas Tree Cost $57K
Locals aren't pleased
- Rome wasn't built in a day, but it looks like its Christmas tree may have been. The "toilet brush" of a tree now standing in one of the city's busiest public squares and being roundly mocked in Italy and around the world makes Charlie Brown's Christmas...
Dec 14, 2017 5:04 PM CST
Pilot Spreads Holiday Cheer Over Germany
Flight path of Airbus test forms Christmas tree
- A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380, the AP reports. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa Thursday that the nearly 5½-hour flight the previous day was "a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery...
Cops Post Photo of Driver
With Iffy Tree Judgment
Nov 28, 2017 7:00 PM CST
Cops Post Photo of Driver With Iffy Tree Judgment
Police stop a seriously overloaded driver
- Police in a Massachusetts town are showing residents how not to transport their holiday trees. Sudbury police posted a picture of a vehicle with an enormous tree on top of it, per the AP . In fact, it looks more like a tree on wheels than a standard motor vehicle. "...
Quits Over the
Dec 6, 2015 7:00 PM CST
City Councilwoman Quits Over the Word 'Christmas'
Charlene Storey walks out on Roselle Park's city council
- A city councilwoman quit her job on Thursday over the word "Christmas"—then made an apparent deal to return to work, the
reports. Charlene Storey, a councilwoman in Roselle Park, NJ, resigned after council voted 4-2 to change the name of its tree-lighting ceremony from "A...
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