- One local Christmas tree farm says its business is booming. Production and sales are up following a devastating 2011 drought. But one local tree farm is has recovered and is busier than they've been in years.
- She's outgoing, kind and one of the most driven 11-year-old's you'll ever meet. Jeweliana -- who goes by “Jewels” for short says she has lived in foster care since she was four-years-old and says it would be a dream come true to find a forever family.
- The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad.
- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.
- A rail union official says a commuter train engineer caught himself nodding at the controls before the train started to veer off its tracks and derailed in New York City, killing four people.
- Authorities are trying to determine whether a man who flew from Texas to Phoenix has tuberculosis, but a public health official says any risk to passengers on his flight is extremely low even if it turns out he does have the infectious respiratory illness.
- The Texas Racing Commission says as many as 50 illegal horse racetracks operate in the state, fueling concerns about illicit gambling, the safety of jockeys and horses, and unfair competition to registered racing venues.