NBC5 News Today

Aug. 30 - Sept. 3

Updated 8:52 AM CST, Fri, Sep 3, 2010

Monday, August 30

Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin rode a boat in choppy waters to shot a crossbow at a whale to take skin samples.

A rocker dove off a stage taking a nasty fall.

Iowa State University students are requesting Lady Gaga's "Telephone" where all can hear on campus.

A New York synagogue is channeling Lady Gaga to remind members of Rosh Hashanah.

A news set fell on an anchor.

The Oxford English Dictionary facing competition from the web may stop printing after 126 years.

State Farm Insurance is offering an app allowing you to communicate with friends who text you while you're driving.

Jinni.com sorts movie recommendations using mood, plot, genre, etc.


Tuesday, August 31

Win a sneak peek of the new NBC series "The Event."


 Wednesday, September 1

Farmer's Market buffet at Sixteen

Yoko Ono performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The New York Times made an error regarding our 4:30 a.m. newscast.

A dj partied hard.

Lionel Richie stars in a potato chip commercial in London.

Get rid of that song in your head by visiting unhearit.com.

A man showed no emotion while riding a rollercoaster.

South Carolina Democratic Senate Candidate Alvin Greene dances during a radio interview.

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck launches a new website.

Almost one in three parents think it's boring to play with their children.


Thursday, September 2

Gang members plan to hold a press conference about the secret meeting held by Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis.

The 32nd annual Chicago Jazz Festival kicks off today.

Vote for the"Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" design.

Conan O'Brien revealed the title of his new late night show via YouTube.

Russia has goal tending problems.

A new cell phone accessory makes it easy to hit the right keys.

Older people like reading negative stories about younger people.

New York wants to make online dating sites warn visitors about stranger danger.

Some men are playing video games to date virtual girlfriends.


Friday, September 3

The African Festival of the Arts takes place in Washington Park today through Labor Day.

The Taste of Polonia  kicks off today and runs through Labor Day at Jefferson Park.

Sean Penn guest starts on "Between Two Ferns."

A woman sings terribly at a Karaoke night.

Members of a temple put their spin on "Don't Stop Believin'."

Cats enlist humans to speak on their behalf.

A violinist  can't play because his violin's strings snap.

Hugh Jackman makes a cameo appearance in a video a cancer patient recorded to thank his girlfriend.

A Virginia county is removing swing sets to avoid lawsuits.

Arizona governor Jan Brewer freezed up during a televised debate.

First Published: Aug 30, 2010 7:38 AM CST

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