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LOOK: It’s a once-in-a-blue-moon lobster
The owner of Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar couldn’t believe what he was seeing when he opened a recent shipment of lobsters.
Published June 14, 2019 at 5:59 PM
Denver Zoo shares story of same-sex ‘love birds’
The flamboyant flamingos are called Lance Bass and Freddie Mercury, after the 'N Sync and Queen singers.
Published June 13, 2019 at 7:25 PM
Eating more red meat could mean shortening your life, study says
A new study published this week found an increase in total red meat consumption is associated with higher overall death rates.
Published June 13, 2019 at 2:12 PM
LOOK: Dust from Sahara Desert spills over Atlantic
The dry, dusty air mass forms over the Sahara Desert during late spring, summer and early fall and is known as the Saharan Air Layer.
Published June 13, 2019 at 12:13 PM
‘My Little Pony’ brings same-sex couple to latest episode
Saturday’s episode of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” introduces Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty – a lesbian couple and guardians of Scootaloo.
Published June 12, 2019 at 2:45 PM
Facebook debuts new tool to help you donate blood
The Red Cross says only 3 percent of people in this country who can give blood do so, and tens of thousands of donors are needed every day.
CNN staff and
Published June 12, 2019 at 12:15 PM
Police chief gives $575 ticket for tossing cigarette butt out window
The chief recently doled out a hefty ticket after a 21-year-old driver flicked a cigarette butt out of his Ford Mustang.
Published June 11, 2019 at 6:38 PM
Woodstock 50 in doubt: Organizers in talks with another venue
The festival has faced a series of setbacks, and the latest came Monday afternoon, when Watkins Glen International announced it's not hosting the anniversary event in August.
The Associated Press and
Published June 11, 2019 at 12:19 PM
Hey, men: Your beer belly increases your chance of aggressive prostate cancer, study says
Where the fat is in a man’s body plays a bigger role in prostate cancer risk than does the amount of overall fat.
Published June 10, 2019 at 6:18 PM
Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter
The 25-year-old singer tweeted the challenge to the 56-year-old actor on Sunday evening.
Published June 10, 2019 at 5:52 PM
US measles count reaches 1,022
This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.
Published June 10, 2019 at 1:20 PM
May second-wettest on record for US
May was the second wettest month on record in the United States since record keeping began 125 years ago.
Published June 7, 2019 at 6:25 PM
Claire’s recalls more makeup after regulators warn of asbestos
Asbestos is a known carcinogen and its health risks are well-documented.
Published June 7, 2019 at 6:14 PM
Tail of the Dragon: Taking the ride of your life on N.C.-Tenn. border
Motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts love this challenging section of U.S. Highway 129, along the North Carolina–Tennessee state line.
WVLT staff and
Published June 7, 2019 at 1:14 PM
Country singer Granger Smith’s son dies in ‘tragic accident’
The ‘Background Song’ singer didn’t say how his 3-year-old son died.
Published June 6, 2019 at 6:16 PM
Dolly Parton wears her makeup to bed: Here’s why
The country star sleeps with her makeup on, just in case.
Published June 6, 2019 at 3:47 PM
National Doughnut Day: Free treats and a bit of history
National Doughnut Day was created more than 80 years ago in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army "Donut Lassies" who served the sweet treats to soldiers near the frontlines during World War I.
Published June 6, 2019 at 5:00 AM
Cuteness alert: Deer, dog and daughter play in a field
It’s like a scene from a classic Disney movie – a deer and a dog frolicking in a field.
Published June 5, 2019 at 4:04 PM
Red meat? White meat? Study says it really doesn’t matter
A new study published this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol.
Published June 4, 2019 at 6:11 PM
Tiffany is bluer than normal as profits slump
Tourists are spending less with the high-end jeweler thanks to a stronger dollar.
CNN staff and
Published June 4, 2019 at 11:25 AM
Charmin releases giant toilet paper roll with millennials in mind
Because more Americans, particularly millennials, are living alone, Procter & Gamble developed the giant rolls for people who may have limited storage space.
Published June 3, 2019 at 6:04 PM
Carnival pledges to reduce single-use plastics by year’s end
The cruise line announced a sustainability initiative on Monday that will make many single-use items a thing of the past by the end of the year.
Published June 3, 2019 at 4:08 PM
Exchange your foreign cash for food at McDonald’s on Thursday
Take foreign currency to a participating McDonald’s on Thursday, between 2 to 5 p.m., and get one item off the new Worldwide favorites menu.
Published June 3, 2019 at 11:39 AM
15-foot python escapes from truck in West Virginia (and they don’t know where it is)
A 15-foot-long python slipped out of a man’s truck late Thursday night and is now missing.
Josh Croup, WDTV staff and
Published May 31, 2019 at 6:47 PM
Target recalls USB charging cables over fire and shock risk
Target has received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including reports of two consumers burning their fingers.
Kyle Simon, WILX staff and
Published May 31, 2019 at 5:49 PM
Honey, I’m heading to Costco to buy a $400,000 ring
The $400,000 ring gave the warehouse club chain a nice quarterly sales boost.
Published May 31, 2019 at 11:46 AM
African flamingo on the lam (for 14 years!) spotted in Texas
The lanky pink bird has been on the loose for nearly 14 years after escaping the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.
Published May 30, 2019 at 6:55 PM
Rare black deer spotted in northern Michigan
John Roach was taking a trailer back to his land when he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
Published May 30, 2019 at 6:33 PM
US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 cases so far this year.
Published May 30, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69
Leon Redbone, a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69.
Published May 30, 2019 at 1:26 PM
Child found safe miles from location where car was stolen near Uptown, suspect on-the-run
‘I got goosebumps:’ Son of late Charlotte Hornets star works out for the team
Silver Alert issued for missing 62-year-old man in Kannapolis
WBTV Web Staff
Officials respond to house fire in Charlotte
WBTV Web Staff
Charlotte 49ers baseball coach Loren Hibbs retires