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Fire in an apartment caused by faulty Christmas Lights

Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Faulty Christmas tree lights are believed to have started a Tuesday morning blaze that caused an estimated $30,000 damage to an apartment building in Schaumburg, fire officials said. Firefighters from Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates responded about 8:30 a.m.

Furry Vandals Steal Christmas Lights From Zoo

CINCINNATI — The Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo is a popular site during the holiday season. Beneath the beautiful lights, there is a nutty problem that has been a nuisance for more than 20 years. The abundant squirrel population at the zoo thinks the light bulbs are nuts, News 5′s Bina Roy reported.

California Man Electrocuted While Hanging Christmas Lights

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. —  A man decorating a tree outside an apartment complex was electrocuted when a string of Christmas lights touched a high-voltage power line, authorities said.


At Christmas, What’s In a Name?

As millions of Americans prepare for the holidays, a new front in the culture wars has erupted over holiday semantics.

Home made gifts for Christmas this year

Christmas has always been associated with giving gifts to friends and closes family members. Children especially look forward to getting gifts from parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. With Wall Street bleeding and financial institutions facing bankruptcy…

Christmas News: Events and Commentary on the ‘Christmas Wars’

Conservative evangelical Christians are becoming increasingly upset that Christmas in modern America is more secular than religious…