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    Families are about to dress up their homes to spread holiday cheer. But, if you’re not sure when you should hang your wreaths or twinkling lights, YouGov’s updated holiday decorating survey has narrowed down the most popular time to dress up your homes. HOLIDAYS 2020: REPORT REVEALS MOST POPULAR TIME TO START DECORATING HOME The market research company reran its survey for Fox News and consulted 3,000 Americans about their holiday decorating plans. The survey found that 2,789 of these respondents plan to celebrate holidays in November and December, including Hanukkah (5%), Christmas (91%) and Kwanzaa (3%).When is the most popular time to decorate for the holidays? With Halloween done and over with, Americans are getting ready for the holiday season with festive decorating plans. (iStock) The most popular time to decorate for the holidays is the day after Thanksgiving, according to YouGov’s survey. Twenty-four percent of American households reportedly choose this time to ring in the holiday season. After Thanksgiving but before December is a close second at 23%.  OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS 2021 LIST REVEALED FOR HOLIDAY SEASON...
    Sean McKeon #84 of the Dallas Cowboys beats Brandon Facyson #35 of the Las Vegas Raiders after making a reception to score his sides first touchdown during the first quarter of the NFL game between Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.Richard Rodriguez | Getty Images America loves football on Thanksgiving, and the National Football League remains the beneficiary. The NFL said its Thanksgiving games had the most viewers since 1998, highlighted by the Dallas Cowboys playing the Las Vegas Raiders. CBS aired the late-afternoon game that featured the Cowboys falling to the Raiders in overtime, 36-33. The NFL said the contest averaged 38.3 million viewers across TV and streaming. It was the most-watched NFL regular-season game since December 1990, when the New York Giants played the San Francisco 49ers. That game featured star quarterbacks Phil Simms and Joe Montana and averaged 41.5 million viewers. Fox Sports aired the early Thanksgiving Day game that saw the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions, 16-14. The contest averaged 26.7 million viewers. And NBC,...
    OAKLAND (BCN) – The number of travelers departing Oakland International Airport more than doubled this Thanksgiving holiday week compared with last year, airport officials said Tuesday. Over 148,000 people departed the airport between Nov. 19 and Sunday, or 2.5 times the number last year during the same period and 77.5 percent of the 2019 pre-pandemic level. READ MORE: Man Charged With 4 Felonies In Danville, San Ramon Robbery Crime SpreeThe day when travel came the closest to reaching pre-pandemic levels was Nov. 21, when traffic was 86.3 percent of 2019’s total, according to airport officials. “While this Thanksgiving was certainly a busy one for Oakland International Airport, careful coordination and cooperation with our airline and security partners resulted in smooth operations at OAK throughout the travel week,” said Bryant Francis, director of aviation at the Port of Oakland, which operates the airport. READ MORE: OPD: 'Violent Robbery Caravans' Confronting Police On Oakland StreetsLast Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, was the busiest travel day of the holiday week, as nearly 17,300 people departed the airport. Sunday departures were close behind with...
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — Police need your help tracking down the driver who hit and killed a woman in Cherry Hill, New Jersey last week. The crash happened on Thanksgiving near the Garden State Park shopping complex off Route 70.  Police say the woman was crossing the street when a dark color vehicle hit her and kept going.  If you have any information call Cherry Hill police.
    THORNWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of first responders paid tribute Monday to one of their own who died on Thanksgiving Day. A house fire killed 26-year-old Sean Patrick Carroll, a volunteer firefighter, in the Westchester hamlet of Thornwood. As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, Carroll was remembered for his big heart and generous spirit. READ MORE: Attorney General's Office Releases Another Round Of Transcripts In Andrew Cuomo InvestigationIt was a final solute to a selfless young man whose death deeply affected those paying tribute at Holy Rosary Church in Central Westchester. “Sean was just a loving, caring individual who put service above everything. He followed in his father’s footsteps, in his brother’s footsteps. It’s just a tragic loss,” said Rye Brook Police Chief Gregory Austin, who works with Carroll’s father. Richard Carroll is a cop in Rye Brook. He, along with sons Sean and Matt, volunteers at the Thornwood Fire Department. Members of that company led the response to a fire at the Carroll’s home on Thanksgiving morning. Sean, asleep in the basement, did not survive. It took a terrible toll...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago couple is reeling over their beloved dog, Ruby, who was killed when someone fired six shots into their car as their pet was in the backseat. The Friday after Thanksgiving, they were driving back home to Chicago. It all started on the Bishop Ford Freeway at 115th Street, but ended at the emergency vet, where the couple was forced to say goodbye to Ruby. READ MORE: Woman With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots At Wound-Be Gunpoint Carjacker In RoselandNow Illinois State Police are asking for your help tracking down the shooter. Loving, energetic and loyal; not even 3 years old; brown-eyed, rescued border collie mix, Ruby, was more than a dog to her people, Joan Levergood and Doug Johnson. “She was a family member,” Joan said. A family that celebrates Thanksgiving together; so Ruby was along for the ride to and from Michigan for their celebrations. Ruby snuggled between them after the big meal on Thanksgiving Day; the last picture they have together. “She was a good, good pup,” Joan said. A memory, that only makes looking...
    Support is on the rise for a beloved Lehigh Valley man who was killed in a Thanksgiving Day motorcycle crash. John Czuba, 57, was riding a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle when he swerved off the road and crashed into an embankment near 157 Riverview Dr. in Lehigh Township shortly after 3:30 p.m., police said. Czuba, of Danielsville, was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Lehigh Township Fire Department, Lehigh Township Fire Police, Walnutport Fire Department, Northampton Regional EMS, and NOVA EMS assisted at the scene of the crash, which remained under investigation. More than $350 had been donated to a fundraiser started for funeral expenses for Czuba, a Freedom High School graduate, former maintenance worker at New Jersey Zinc Company and U.S. Army member, his Facebook page says. “John G. Czuba died Nov 25th, 2021, Thanksgiving day,” reads the fundraiser, started by Sherry Bender. “It was very unexpected to all his loved ones and friends.” “During this tragedy and trying time, we are asking for some help covering costs and arrangements…thank you...
    Know anything? Police are investigating a Thanksgiving Day shooting in Easton. Officers responding to a disturbance in Centre Square heard gunshots near S 3rd and Pine Streets just after 1:50 a.m., Easton Police Lt. Matthew T. Gerould said in a release. Police found evidence that shots had been fired and located a parked vehicle that had been hit, Gerould said. No victims were found, according to Gerould, who added that the shooting seemed to have occurred as a result of a nearby fight. Anyone with information is asked to contact city detectives at 610-250-6645 or use the tip line at 610-250-6635.
    Encanto won the top spot at the domestic box office over the Thanksgiving weekend. The computer-animated musical fantasy comedy earned an estimated $27 million over the three-day weekend, and $40.3 million over the five-day holiday beginning Wednesday from 3,980 locations.  Those money numbers were good enough to earn the title of best opening weekend for an animated film during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tops: Disney's Encanto won the top spot at the domestic box office over the Thanksgiving weekend, earning $27 million over three-days, and $40.3 million over the five-day holiday; pictured is Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, and Bruno, voiced by John Leguizamo While the Disney film's five-day totals are a good sign parents are allowing their kids back to theaters in this post-covid world, it did pale in comparison to the studio's recent Thanksgiving releases such as Frozen II ($123.7 million in 2019), Ralph Breaks The Internet ($84.6 million in 2018) and Coco ($71 million in 2017). RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Red Notice has become Netflix's number one film replacing... The Greatest Showman is back! Hugh Jackman...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Thanksgiving dinner is done, the leftovers are packed up, and it’s time to go home. That made for one busy day at Chicago airports Sunday. There was a lot of traffic outside the airports and inside, too. The Chicago Department of Aviation warned everyone that would happen, adivising travelers to plan to arrive early in the day and avoid the afternoon rush. O’Hare Internations Airport has reopened its “people mover” system and is extending hours until 10:30 p.m. Sunday to accomodate the surge in travelers.
    By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney’s “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas. “Encanto” led the box office with $27 million over the weekend and $40.3 million across the five-day holiday frame, according to studio estimates Sunday. While well off the pace of past Disney animated movies released over Thanksgiving — “Coco” launched at the same time of year with $72 million and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” did as well with $84 million — the result was the best opening for an animated movie during the pandemic. Family films have been especially slow to bounce back, though with kids increasingly getting vaccinated, hopes have been rising that releases such as “Encanto” can lead a rebound. Disney earlier this year released films like Pixar’s “Luca” straight to Disney+, but put out “Encanto,” reportedly made for $120 million, exclusively in theaters. The film, about...
    HARVARD HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Police were offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Harvard Heights. The crash unfolded on Venice Boulevard and Normandie Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Friday and claimed the life of Kevin Zaldana-Calderon of Los Angeles. READ MORE: Sunday Expected To Be Busiest Travel Day Of Thanksgiving Season At LAXZaldana-Calderon was just 23 years old. READ MORE: Probe Underway After Woman Is Fatally Stabbed In Unincorporated LALoved ones gathered at the crash scene Saturday and created a makeshift memorial. MORE NEWS: Driver Dies After 5-Hour Standoff With Police In Beverly HillsPolice were looking for the driver of a dark-colored four door BMW that was last seen going east on Venice Boulevard.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sunday was expected to be the busiest day of the Thanksgiving travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. The TSA estimated that more than 20 million would pass through screening points over the holiday season, with 10 percent of those travelers passing through LAX. As of Saturday night, TSA nationwide had screened 18.4 million travelers. READ MORE: Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Response From SWAT, Beverly Hills PoliceIn the ten days since the Thanksgiving travel period began, TSA has screened 2.2 million travelers on four different occasions with the largest number of travelers hitting the airports on Wednesday, marking a new pandemic record of more than 2.3 million people. READ MORE: Historic Season Ends In Heartbreak For California School For The Deaf - Riverside“It wasn’t too bad. It wasn’t too bad. It was more busy than earlier times in COVID, but it wasn’t miserable. It was nice to be back traveling again,” said one traveler. “It was great. It was great seeing family after such a long time after COVID,” said another traveler. “It’s...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The days leading up to Thanksgiving get all the hype when it comes to holiday travel. But with the weekend coming to a close, Logan Airport was packed on Sunday morning with people headed home from the holiday away. MassDOT also anticipates Sunday will be the busiest travel day on the roads. “The big roadways we track are the ones leading to far reaches of the state and out of state – 495, turnpike always the big ones,” Jonathan Gulliver, MassDOT Highway Administrator, said. ”A lot of people travel that way to go to their destinations and to return. (Interstate) 93, 95, all the biggest highways are the ones people to go. It really makes for difficult travel on those roadways if you have to be on them for any other reason.” MassDOT reminded drivers to be patient and stay focused on the road. Officials said distracted driving is to blame for most serious crashes this time of year.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Just hours shy of a pandemic travel record potentially being set, some travelers are choosing to avoid the big crowds and long wait times that are expected on Sunday.The video featured is from a previous report.According to TSA officials, Sunday is predicted to be one of the busiest travel days of the year as people return from their holiday trips.RELATED: Best time to buy holiday flights is before Halloween, analysts say as gas prices, demand skyrocket"We were lucky to get really early flights, where it looked like most people were trying to stay in bed, so we had no problems at all going through, but the plane was packed," said Mickey Shy, who is flying back from California"It was definitely a conscious decision, not only to avoid the traffic but also the price," added Joseph Petrullo, who is flying back from New Jersey. "For sure, was a big factor."In fact, TSA checkpoints nationwide screening 1.7 million travelers Friday alone, as authorities expect to see about 20 million people total take to the sky this holiday period.RELATED: Travel...
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    WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania -- The Fuentes family had been waiting for this day for seven-and-a-half months.Mother Marissa Fuentes finally got to reunite with her family after a long uphill battle with COVID-19.In April, Fuentes contracted COVID-19. She had to undergo an emergency C-section for her son, Enzo, who was born at 32 weeks. A Chester Co. woman reunited with her family after fighting COVID and it’s aftermath for 7.5 months in the hospital. She was released from rehab yesterday and reunited with her family (and newborn son) in time for Thanksgiving ???????? @6abc pic.twitter.com/TpEnaAEG6R— Jaclyn Lee (@JaclynLeeTV) November 25, 2021Fuentes then contracted severe pneumonia, had lung failure, and was put on a ECMO machine for five-and-a-half months, which essentially acts as a patient's heart and lungs.So to make it to the moment where she walked out of rehab is nothing short of a miracle."I'm not only thankful for my kids and my husband every day, but especially today to be with them," said Fuentes.Fuentes received care from hospitals around the Pennsylvania area. When she made it to the last step at...
    Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim unexpectedly passed away Friday at age 91, according to his lawyer and friend Richard F. Pappas. Sondheim spent the previous day celebrating Thanksgiving with several friends and showed no signs of illness during the engagement, Pappas told The New York Times. He died early the following morning, at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, due to unknown causes. The legendary songwriter contributed words and/or music to several popular productions including West Side Story, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported. Many described him as “the greatest musical theater artist of the last 60 years,” and as a trailblazer who “carved an unprecedented path” by others, Sondheim’s death elicited responses from several artists and celebrities who revered his works. “The theater has lost one of its greatest geniuses and the world has lost one of its greatest and most original writers. Sadly, there is now a giant in the sky,” producer Cameron Mackintosh wrote in tribute to Sondheim, according to The...
    President BidenJoe BidenUS lawmakers arrive in Taiwan to meet with local officials Biden meets with Coast Guard on Thanksgiving Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE on Friday spent about an hour strolling around downtown Nantucket, where his family spent Thanksgiving, before attending a tree lighting ceremony.  Joined by some of his grandchildren, Biden posed for photos and appeared to make some purchases at shops, The Associated Press reported. Passersby shouted “Hey, Joe” and “We love you, Joe,” according to the AP.  He also went to lunch with first lady Jill BidenJill BidenBiden meets with Coast Guard on Thanksgiving Biden calls in to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'America's back' Overnight Defense & National Security — Biden officials consider more Ukraine aid MORE as well as his children, Hunter and Ashley, and grandchildren. Following his walk, the family attended Nantucket’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the wire service added. Earlier in the day, Biden discussed the new COVID-19 variant and travel restrictions he imposed on people coming from South Africa.  "As a precautionary measure until we have more...
    Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim has died aged 91. The famed American composer and lyricist passed away 'suddenly' at his Roxbury, Conn. home, according to his lawyer F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times reported. Pappas said that Sondheim had celebrated Thanksgiving the day prior with his friends surrounding him. Stephen Sondheim dead at 91: Broadway legend passes away 'suddenly' day after celebrating Thanksgiving (Pictured in 2004)  Sondheim wrote the words for West Side Story and Gypsy; and the music and lyrics for a celebrated list of shows that include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sunday In The Park With George.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Proof that good things come in small packages! GEORGINA... BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ousted Python Terry Gilliam finds a welcome... Share this article Share The composer was born on March 22, 1930, to his upper-middle-class parents, Herbert and Janet Sondheim in New York City.  His father was a dress manufacturer while his mother worked in the same industry as...
    An ex-con was arrested and loaded, stolen handgun recovered in two armed robberies in Philadelphia and Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day, police said. Ryan Boothe, 36, of Philadelphia, matched a description of the actor given to Cheltenham police arriving on scene of the incident at Rite Aid on Cheltenham Avenue around 6:10 p.m. Nov. 25, local police said. The Officer attempted to stop Boothe and a violent struggle ensued, police said. Eventually, Boothe was taken into custody with the help of additional officers, and was positively identified by witnesses as the person who robbed the Rite Aid.  A fully-loaded handgun that was stolen in a previous robbery in Philadelphia was recovered from the individual, as well as cash and property taken from the Rite Aid, authorities said. Boothe was identified as the same person who robbed a Philadelphia 7-Eleven a short time earlier, police said. One Officer sustained minor injuries during that incident. Booth was charged with multiple violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, including multiple counts of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Harassment by Prisoner, Persons not to Possess Firearms, Resisting Arrest,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Setting a pandemic travel record – on the day before Thanksgiving the TSA screened more passengers than any other day during the pandemic. “The whole family all together for the first time, we flew people into Florida, to Boca, Parkland,” says Steve Goldstein. READ MORE: Travel Restricted From Southern Africa, Dow Drops 905 Points Over New COVID Variant ConcernsAt Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, folks are heading home after Thanksgiving. The Goldstein family is flying to New York hoping to beat the crowds of passengers later on. “Tonight, it’s going to change but I’m glad we’re leaving now,” says Goldstein. Data from TSA checkpoints on the day before Thanksgiving shows more than twice the number of people were screened this year than last, nearing a pre-pandemic level. 2021’s numbers were 2,311,978 people screened. 2020’s were 1,070,967. READ MORE: Missing Gun Belonging To Brian Laundrie's Parents Wasn't Made Public, Attorney SaysThere were lots of passengers in South Florida – on the same day Miami International Airport’s parking garages were completely full. MIA is expecting their busiest travel day...
    An 18-year-old man fatally stabbed his mother on Thanksgiving Day, Gwinnett County, Georgia, police said Thursday afternoon. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports: Marcia Chance, 42, died of stab wounds, Gwinnett police said. Her son, Varian Hibbert, of Lawrenceville, has been charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, and is currently at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, police said. “I was really shocked by that,” one neighbor told WAGA-TV of the killing. “I ain’t think [Hibbert] was really capable of doing something like that … It’s your mom and it’s on Thanksgiving, like that’s the crazier part.” “It’s devastating,” another neighbor said. “Never thought that, you know, it’d come to this.” Details of the deadly stabbing have not been made public by authorities. “We do not have a motive at this time,” a Gwinnett County police spokesperson said in a statement to the New York Post Friday. Hibbert was in trouble with the law over the summer. In August, the man was charged with criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, willful...
    BERKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A 10-year-old boy is dead after the Berks County District Attorney said he was shot during target practice on Thanksgiving Day. District Attorney John Adams said the incident happened at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the child’s home in Hereford Township. Adams said the shooter “was known to the child” and has been interviewed by Pennsylvania State Police. “The individual was target shooting at the time,” Adams said. The circumstances around the shooting are still under investigation. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday morning.
    Written By Dr. James Spinnati As I look at America today, I see a secularization of Thanksgiving and exclusion of God from this holiday. And my friends it isn’t for the betterment of our society either. For many it is all about turkey, football, and stuffing ourselves instead of stuffing the turkey so we can prepare for the rush and the fight for “bargains” on Black Friday. Food, Football, and Fun have become the staples of this once beloved holiday. In times past it was all about God, family, and expressing our thankfulness for our faith and family. We once had a desire to honor our Heavenly Father and all the blessings He bestows upon us. Instead, today it seems that the holiday is all about us! America is in a rush for Black Friday. People are more interested in Halloween than they are about November 25th. In fact, for many it is a blimp on the calendar; it is sandwiched somewhere between Halloween and Christmas and has become irrelevant in the minds of millions of Americans except for the...
    A TEENAGER who was accidentally invited to a stranger's house for Thanksgiving is celebrating his sixth year with the family. Wanda Dench went viral after sending a text message meant for her grandson to a wrong number, accidentally inviting then-teenager Jamal Hinton. 4The trio celebrated their sixth Thanksgiving togetherCredit: Twitter 4It was their second one without LonnieCredit: Twitter 4Their first celebration together was in 2016Credit: Twitter “You not my grandma. Can I still get a plate though?” Hinton, now 22, texted back. Hinton formed a serendipitous friendship with Dench – spending every Thanksgiving with her family since the hilarious exchange. The holiday tradition has been documented in newspaper headlines around the world. Ahead of this year's festivities, Wanda posted a photograph of her and Jamal with the caption: "Looking forward to getting together with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Jamal said he’ll bring the pumpkin pie." Now, marking their sixth Thanksgiving spent together, Jamal posted a new photograph of him, Wanda and his girlfriend Mikaela Grubbs. Most read in The US SunHELPING HAND 10 states and cities giving out payments...
    People ride on the elevator as shoppers show up early for the Black Friday sales at the King of Prussia shopping mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, November 26, 2021.Rachel Wisniewski | Reuters Online spending during the holiday season is on track to top $200 billion for the first time, but Thanksgiving day sales were on the low end of projections, according to data from Adobe Analytics, which tracks consumer sales on retailers' websites. Sales online on Thanksgiving day rang in at $5.1 billion, according to Adobe. That matches last year's Thanksgiving day spending. It is a roughly 21% increase from that day in 2019, the company said. However, the level of e-commerce spending was at the bottom of Adobe's predicted range, which was between $5.1 billion and $5.4 billion. The company expects total online sales this season to hit $207 billion — a 10% year over year increase and all-time high. The results raise questions about whether holiday demand will be as strong as predicted or whether Thanksgiving has diminished in importance as shoppers buy gifts throughout the...
    MIAMI (CCBSMiami/CNN) – The Transportation Security Administration announced Thanksgiving travelers have set a new pandemic-era air travel record in the U.S. According to the TSA, over 2.3 million people were screened at airports across the country on Wednesday, making it the busiest day at security checkpoints since March 2020. READ MORE: Study: COVID-19 Reinfection Is Rare, Severe Disease Even RarerThe number is 88% of the traffic (2,624,250) on the equivalent Wednesday in 2019, before the pandemic. And it is more than twice the number of people (1,070,967) TSA screened on this day last year. Wednesday is the seventh consecutive day the TSA screened more than 2 million passengers. Goal: Safe And Secure TSA chief David Pekoske told CNN ahead of the holiday that the agency was prepared for the travel surge. “We’ve looked at passenger volume projections, we’ve worked with the carriers and with the airports, and collectively we’re ready for the Thanksgiving holiday,” he said. “Our goal is to make it as safe and secure and as enjoyable for people as we possibly can.” AAA predicted 53.4 million Americans...
    Getty Is mail delivered today on Black Friday? It’s the day after Thanksgiving 2021 — more commonly known as Black Friday. Although it’s not a federal holiday, many people will still be wondering if mail is going to be delivered today on Friday, November 26, or if post offices will be open. The answer to both questions is yes. Mail Will Be Delivered Today Mail is still going to be delivered today and the post offices are going to be open for their regular hours. This is because Black Friday is not a federal holiday, even if many people enjoy taking the day off to shop. According to USPS’s holiday schedule, the postal service is closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. On days when the post office is closed, you can still visit the self-service kiosk and pay postage or drop something off in the kiosk to be mailed. And you can still check your post office box...
    A Georgia mom was allegedly stabbed to death on Thanksgiving Day by her 18-year-old son, according to reports. Varian Hibbert, the son, was arrested at the scene, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported. His mother, Marcia Chance, who was 42, was found dead inside the Lawrenceville residence. The paper reported that the incident occurred shortly before noon and officers responded to a domestic violence call. FLORIDA MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF WOMAN WHOSE REMAINS WERE FOUND UNDERWATER Varian Hibbert, 18, is accused of fatally stabbing his mother on Thanksgiving. (Gwinnett County Police Department) Hibbert was charged with felony murder and other felonies, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.  GET THE FOX NEWS APP Fox 5 Atlanta reported that specific details of what led to the stabbing were not clear. Hibbert was arrested last August and charged with criminal damage to property in the second degree and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence. Edmund DeMarche is a senior news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While many had Thanksgiving off to celebrate the day with family, there were plenty of people who had to work. So, it’s only appropriate we here at CBS2 give thanks to all those who spent the holiday on the clock. READ MORE: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Welcomes Back Spectators In New York CityThe Lew family was gathered around the table sharing what they were thankful for. “Health, my family, being able to travel again,” Donna Lew told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis. Lew was visiting New York from California for Thanksgiving and grateful K. Rico South American Steakhouse was open for their holiday meal. “I was saying thank you to all of them for being here tonight,” Lew said. Even though he spends most of the night away from family, it was important for owner Tommy Greco to be working, especially looking back on the pandemic. “Give thanks that were still here, we’re still in business, we got our staff back,” Greco said. Restaurant workers were among the many people who spent the holiday on the clock. There...
    NEWLY engaged couple Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker took some time out of their Thanksgiving day celebrations for a little dance party, hosted by Travis' son Landon. The 18-year-old DJ shared a TikTok video of himself, soon-to-be stepmom Kourtney and Kourtney's daughter Penelope head-bobbing before Thanksgiving dinner. 5Kourtney, Landon and Penelope just have to danceCredit: TikTok/Landon Barker 5Kourtney and Travis are spending their first holiday season together as an egaged coupleCredit: @clemente_310/Instagram Landon captioned the short video: "When we're all ready to eat Thanksgiving dinner." This is the first holiday season Kourtney and Travis will spend as an engaged couple, and it looks like the family blending is going well. The reality star shares her three kids - Mason, 11, Penelope, nine, and Reign, six - with her ex Scott Disick, 38. Travis is dad to daughter Atiana, 22, son Landon and daughter Alabama, 15. ABSENTEE KOURTNEY Kourtney was recently called out for "never" spending time with her kids after posting pics from her family Mexican getaway to celebrate Travis' 46th birthday. In one post, the Poosh founder called the Blink-182...
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — It’s not Black Friday yet, but some happy shoppers got their hands on the coveted PlayStation 5 on Thursday. There was a line of shoppers waiting when a Cherry Hill Gamestop opened its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The store only had 21 PS5s in stock so some gamers weren’t taking any chances. They lined up early Thursday morning. Black friday shopping is underway at Gamestop in Cherry Hill. The first man in line got here at 5AM!! pic.twitter.com/MKP5pQ5aUJ — Kerri Corrado (@KerriCorrado) November 25, 2021 READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Girl Shot When Gunmen Fire At Least 40 Shots At Vehicle In South Philadelphia, Police SayEyewitness News talked to one woman who chose GameStop over Thanksgiving dinner. She says she lost her patience with online shopping when it comes to the popular PS5. READ MORE: Police: Man In Custody After Motorcyclist Struck, Killed In Northeast Philadelphia“I’ve been looking for so long and I’ve had so many missteps with it so the frustration of being online, being in queues for an hour, getting kicked off,...
    EASTVALE (CBSLA) — A power outage won’t keep the Aguayo sisters from putting out a big Thanksgiving spread for their families.  “Do we have the grill ready just in case?,” said Rancho Cucamonga resident Claudia Espinoza. “Can we ask the neighbor maybe? READ MORE: Fire Crews Contain 2-Acre Brusher In SylmarThe electricity has been off at this Eastvale home since just after midnight but the family is working around it so as not to disappoint the 30 guests coming to dinner. Cooking at a relative’s in Rancho Cucamonga wasn’t an option either because the power is out there too. Many residents in Eastvale got messages from Southern California Edison warning them that wind-driven fire conditions would result in a power shut off. Because the oven isn’t an option, the turkey at the Aguayo’s will be smoked on the grill. The meal with all of the trimmings will be served by candlelight. “It’s all kind of weird being in this predicament,” said Eastvale resident Adam Maldonado. “But we’re all using our brains. We’re using the grill to cook right now and...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Turkey sandwiches, pumpkin pie and football - does it get any more Thanksgiving than that?A Thanksgiving tradition was reborn for the first time since 1956 and thirteenth time overall, the San Jose State Spartans brought football to the Bay on Turkey Day.It's something players and coaches are thankful for: a chance to be at home with their SJSU Family. Thanksgiving Day views:@SanJoseStateFB vs Fresno State for some Turkey Day football! pic.twitter.com/aaA5FG3YjT— Dustin Dorsey (@DustinABC7) November 25, 2021"I'm thankful for my family, I'm thankful for my health," SJSU Football Assistant Coach Alonzo Carter said. "I'm thankful for the fans. I'm thankful for everybody that made this possible and, most importantly, I'm thankful to be here. Today is my birthday, so hopefully my gift will be us winning today. I'm thankful for the Spartan Nation and I just want to say Spartan up!"Standing in the way of delivering Coach Zo that birthday gift was the Fresno State Bulldogs.The Fresno State - San Jose State rivalry is one of the best in California, and the Valley Trophy was...
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KGO) -- In San Rafael, volunteers lined up in their cars Thursday morning to pick-up warm, Thanksgiving meals to deliver to people in need throughout Marin County.The nonprofit Vivalon, in partnership with Meals on Wheels, calls this "Operation Thanksgiving." They made sure anyone alone and in need of a meal on Thursday could get one."The people who are getting meals today are homebound, older adults who don't have the ability to do their own grocery shopping. They are alone on Thanksgiving Day," Anne Grey, Vivalon's CEO, told ABC7 News.Grey said the volunteers delivered more than 150 meals on Thursday."We have about 40 cars that are coming in, filled with families, grandparents, grandchildren, husband and wives, son and dad," Grey said. "We've had every mixture of families to have this great experience together."RELATED: GLIDE holds annual Thanksgiving brunch in San FranciscoEMBED More News Videos Final preparations are underway for GLIDE's annual Thanksgiving brunch in San Francisco. Nancy Stevens decided to volunteer for the first time after years of giving financial donations to "Meals on Wheels.""This is the first...
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- The holiday music was loud and festive at Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza, but playing to no one, as it seems that controversial trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving day has come to an end."I kind of like it," said Hadi Rismanchi as he and his family rode their bikes through the mostly-deserted plaza. "It's not about shopping, Thanksgiving. It's about family, getting together and just celebrating."Perhaps accelerated by the huge shift to online shopping during the pandemic, national retailers like Macy's and Old Navy have halted what had been the creep of Black Friday into Thanksgiving Day.Target says it will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving Day for good.RELATED: Here's which stores are open, closed Thanksgiving Day 2021Most stores are returning to what used to be traditional, a 5 a.m. start on Friday.One exception is Game Stop in Pleasant Hill, where about a dozen people lined up in anticipation of Thursday's 5 p.m. opening."I'm here for the PS5," said Cashmeir Thomas, who said Black Friday shopping is an annual ritual for her. "Because the prices are...
    THANKSGIVING has proven to be an unlucky day for many celebrities, with disaster striking in the way of divorces, deaths, and arrests for some of Hollywood's greatest. Although Thanksgiving was created with the purpose of unity and appreciation, many celebs have instead suffered tragedy during America's feasting extravaganza. 18Thanksgiving day has cursed the lives of many celebritiesCredit: Getty 18From nasty fights, to shocking deaths, the holiday spells disaster for Hollywood starsCredit: PA 18Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey filed for divorce on Thanksgiving of 2005Credit: AP:Associated Press From messy divorces to shocking arrests, the gluttonous celebration has garnered a cursed reputation for A-listers. Popstar legends Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were the quintessential couple of the early 2000s. The singing duo tied the knot in 2002, and their life post-wedding was heavily followed on MTV’s reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. However, disaster struck on Thanksgiving of 2005, when the Dukes of Hazzard star revealed in a statement that they would be parting ways. Fans were heartbroken as Jessica announced: “This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous...
    A Nantucket man reportedly gave President Joe Biden’s motorcade the middle finger as Biden made a stop on Thanksgiving during his stay at billionaire David Rubinstein’s compound. Biden and first lady Jill greeted the U.S. Coast Guard members before retiring to their vacation home on Rubenstein’s island. Biden gave “challenge coins” to Coast Guard members as a way to commemorate their service. The President said to Coast Guard members: I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys – I’m thankful for them, and everybody, I mean it from the bottom of my heart. I’ve watched them in the South China Sea, I’ve watched them in Afghanistan, Iraq. I’ve watched them in South America … Wherever they are.” However, there was “one gentleman standing on his porch giving the middle finger to the presidential motorcade as we neared the coast guard station,” according to White House pool reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs. The Nantucket man’s gesture is symbolic of how many Americans feel about the President and represents a rising discontent with Biden. Conservative stadiums across the country have been chanting “Let’s...
    The Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders threw hands in the second half of their Thanksgiving Day game. If you were looking for some excitement to fight off a post-Thanksgiving meal nap, the Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders had you covered. In the second half, the Raiders punted the ball to the Cowboys, which fell out of bounds. But all attention was on Kelvin Joseph and Roderic Teamer, who were grabbing and throwing each other on the sidelines. Then, hands were thrown and a skirmish ensued. A FIGHT BREAKS OUT IN THE RAIDERS-COWBOYS GAME!!! PUNCHES THROWN!!#RaiderNation  #Raiders #Cowboys #DallasCowboys  #NFL  #HappyThanksgiving pic.twitter.com/jKHpn0pV79 — Mr Matthew F1 (@NotMrMatthewF1) November 25, 2021 Raiders, Cowboys get into a Thanksgiving Day fight At the conclusion of the fight, a referee actually had a bloody chin during his attempts to break up the fight. Both Joseph and Teamer were both disqualified for the remainder of the game.
    FARMINGDALE, Nassau County (WABC) -- Major retail stores across our area were closed on Thanksgiving Day, experts say its part of a new trend they believe is here to stay as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic."There's a lot of movement by the major retailers to get their customers to shop more online," said Roger Beahm, executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University. "Here's an opportunity to do that."Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl's and Macy's, which had all been open previously on Thanksgiving Day, were closed on Thursday.Beahm said 2020 changed the idea of shopping on Thanksgiving Day, a trend which began about six years ago, because many stores were closed due to the pandemic. Even if stores were open, some shoppers felt uneasy about going into crowded stores or about having to wear masks."The benefits of doing online shopping and shopping earlier started to outweigh those advantages of getting into the stores and finding the sales," he said.Target said it plans to close on every Thanksgiving Day moving forward.In addition, Beahm said closing on...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For first responders, there’s no such thing as taking a holiday. With that in mind, the Statler Hotel in Dallas joined Operation Forever Free, a DFW-based charity, to host a Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses and veterans. “t’s about showing them the appreciation they need and deserve for the things that they do on a day to day basis to help us have what we have,” said Chef Jason TIlmann of Refined Hospitality Concepts. Thanksgiving meal for DFW area first responders (CBS 11). Most of those first responders stopped by during their work day to share a meal with the family before heading back out on duty.
    There were floats, there were balloons, there were Broadway musical numbers, there were crowds standing shoulder to shoulder; after a dismal 2020 showing, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returned to its pre-pandemic glory Thursday morning. “Spectators, shut out in 2020, lined the route again,” hailed the Associated Press. “High school and college marching bands from around the country were invited back to the lineup; most of last year’s performers were locally based to cut down on travel. The giant balloons, tethered to vehicles last year, got their costumed handlers back.” Though the Thanksgiving Day Parade went forward as planned in 2020, the show was marked by a noticeable absence of cheering crowds, high school marching bands from around the country, and the 2.5-mile parade route. Here’s how NBC New York advertised the event at the time: Although we are used to seeing the masses come together to see the grandiose balloons making their way down the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, this year the celebration will be a bit different. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will air nationwide as a television-only...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thanksgiving is a time to be surrounded by family members but that’s not always possible for some people, that’s where the Bea Gaddy center steps in. Families lined up here at Patterson Park today to get a meal and a bag full of essentials. Volunteers say it’s important on days like today to give back. READ MORE: 'I Really Appreciate It': Active Duty Service Members Have Special Thanksgiving DinnerRonnie Williams was up super early Thursday morning helping to prepare Thanksgiving meals with all the fixings. Williams, her husband and her sister-in-law -signed up to volunteer with the Bea Gaddy Center to hand out thousands of meals to those in need. This is their first year helping out. “It’s not what I expected but it is better than what I expected,” said Williams. Families waited in line outside the Recreation Center in Patterson Park. “It’s helpful for me because it gives me strength to go on. It gives me encouragement to go on,” said Damon English. It’s a tradition 40 years in the making. “It’s so heartwarming to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While many Minnesotans enjoy the comfort of family and friends this Thanksgiving, Dr. Jess Boland and nurse Mikayla Reimers are caring for people they barley know: sick patients inside our hospitals battling COVID and other critical illness and trauma. “It still hurts to try everything we can do for someone and have them get worse regardless of that,” said Boland, a critical care physician at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. READ MORE: 'There’s No One Here To Help Us': Staff Shortages Devastating Senior Living Facility ResidentsBoland is frank about the situation: It can feel demoralizing battling a pandemic that’s still persisting after 20 months. It’s stressful and challenging, she said, to establish boundaries between her personal and professional life. But working on Thanksgiving Day, she still finds so much to be grateful for — her supportive co-workers, her family and her baby. And moments of gratitude people have shown her during challenging times. “It’ll be a family that has really been struggling with the critical care process, and all of a sudden, somebody does something that’s...
    Thanksgiving travelers have set a new pandemic-era air travel record in the United States.The Transportation Security Administration says it screened 2.3 million people (2,311,978) at airports across the country on Wednesday, making it the busiest day at security checkpoints since March 2020.The number is 88% of the traffic (2,624,250) on the equivalent Wednesday in 2019, before the pandemic. And it is more than twice the number of people (1,070,967) TSA screened on this day last year.Wednesday is the seventh consecutive day the TSA screened more than 2 million passengers.Goal: Safe and secureTSA chief David Pekoske told CNN ahead of the holiday that the agency was prepared for the travel surge."We've looked at passenger volume projections, we've worked with the carriers and with the airports, and collectively we're ready for the Thanksgiving holiday," he said. "Our goal is to make it as safe and secure and as enjoyable for people as we possibly can."AAA predicted 53.4 million Americans would travel for the holiday, including millions by air. Pekoske warned travelers to "just be patient" navigating travel, especially because some people have...