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Wife's dying wish for husband's new family touches hometown

 Brenda Schmitz knew she wouldn't live to watch her four boys grow up.

Typhoon survivors make Christmas trees out of rubble

In the Philippines, typhoon survivors are celebrating Christmas in the rubble of their communities. Survivors created a Christmas tree using whatever they could salvage from the debris.

How many letters does Santa get in the mail?

An international mailing organization said it expects Santa likely got more than seven million letters this year in his mailbox from all over the world. So where are those coming from?

Trends show homemade gifts are in, caroling is out

We know all about the twelve days of Christmas -- with all those lords a leaping and ladies dancing and five gold rings.

Ex-Tiffany's executive sentenced in theft of $2 million in jewelry

A former vice president of product development at Tiffany & Co. was sentenced Monday in U.S.

Tips for getting started with your new mobile gadget

If you are one of the lucky many to have received a new tablet or smartphone over the holidays, congratulations! You'll want to rip open the box and start playing right away.

'Santa' wounded by pellet shot, but Grinch keeps on giving to needy children

A man dressed as Santa Claus and giving away gifts to needy children in Washington was shot by a pellet gun Tuesday in the midst of his rounds, according to police.

UPS backlog means missing gifts under Christmas tree for some

Santa wasn't the only one racing against the clock to get packages to homes last night. UPS was too. But some of you may find a few gifts missing under the Christmas tree this morning.

Bank robber dresses as Santa

A bank robber wearing a Santa hat and beard walked into a Port Orange, Florida, bank and walked out with loot, police said Tuesday. The incident took place Monday at a SunTrust Bank.

Carlos Santana reunited with homeless former band member

Earlier this month, a homeless man who was interviewed by a news crew told them he used to play in Carlos Santana’s band. Thanks to the hard work of a diligent reporter, a Christmas wish was granted.