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Man finds $150K in his backyard, turns it in

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By Kelsey Williams, SFGate.com: On Monday, Wayne Sabaj, 49, an unemployed carpenter living in McHenry County, Ill., (about 60 miles northwest of Chicago) found some green stuff in his garden—about $150,000 worth, stuffed into two duffel bags. The Chicago Tribune reports: “[Sabaj] contemplated his position for about a half hour, then – fearing that the [...] [Read More]
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Jeremy Shockey saves choking teammate

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Jeremy Shockey has been known to deliver a bone-crunching hit or two on a defensive back, but the one he laid on Carolina Panthers teammate Ben Hartsock might be his most memorable. According to the National Football Post, Hartsock was eating in the team lunchroom when a piece of pork tenderloin got struck in his [...] [Read More]
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Irene leaves strange sights: Look, it’s a…BOAT!

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Tropical Storm Irene pounded Fairfield County’s coastline Sunday, leaving in it a wake of flooding, historic power outages and widespread damage. Irene exposed us New Englanders to things we are not accustomed to seeing–like boats hanging out on top of rock walls. We captured these surreal images of a boat, ironically named the “Silver Hammer,” […] [Read More]
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Eyewitness to Disaster: Tropical Storm Irene blasts Fairfield

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Tropical Storm Irene came ashore in Fairfield, CT on Sunday morning, blasting the coastline with strong winds and a destructive tidal surge. The Long Island Sound turned Fairfield Beach Road into an extension of itself and took with it, a home. Thankfully, no one was in the residence at the time. Here is exclusive footage […] [Read More]
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Beyonce is pregnant! And other VMA highlights…

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From the outrageous red carpet costumes to the daring performances, the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards were, once again, more of a circus than a proper awards show. But this year’s buzziest moment didn’t come from a dress made of meat or a Kanye-style interruption. Beyonce stole the show by announcing her pregnancy in true [...] [Read More]
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Video Slideshow: Irene strikes the CT shoreline

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Hurricane Irene battered coastal Connecticut on Sunday causing historic power outages, widespread downed trees and severe flooding. Follow the historic storm through the lens of residents who experienced it throughout the shoreline. View “Hurricane Irene takes aim at the North East” on Storify [Read More]
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Have you experienced a Hurricane in CT?

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When you hear the word Hurricane, most think of names like Andrew and Katrina and states like Florida and New Orleans. Connecticut residents usually are drawn to their televisions, watching the dramatics unfold in the tropics with the peace of mind that they will not be directly effected. This time, however it doesn’t look like […] [Read More]
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Q: What would white Michael Vick look like?

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A: You don’t really want to know. Business Insider was quick enough to take a screenshot of an unfortunately photoshopped Michael Vick posted by ESPN to their piece “What if Michael Vick were white?” before it was inevitably removed. The piece itself addresses the question asked how people would reactions to Vick’s career, particularly his [...] [Read More]
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College golf team penalized for going pantless in photo

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Athletes posing for risque calendars is nothing new, so perhaps the 15 members of the Bethany College men’s golf team figured it was no big deal to strip, place their clubs strategically in front of their groins and say cheese. And then post the photo on Facebook. Unfortunately, Bethany is a small Lutheran school in [...] [Read More]
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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith split?

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I don’t know why, but I’m genuinely disheartened to hear when long-term couples separate. Sure, I don’t know them, but I still think it’s a bummer because, while I am the forever skeptic, I also like to believe in forever love. This split, which In Touch is reporting based on a family friend’s account, comes [...] [Read More]
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