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4 years 3 months ago

Cuff him! No, you cuff him!

Florida sheriff's deputies sprang into action Monday morning when a seven-foot alligator made its way toward a group of school children. A school crossing guard first spotted the gator on a street in Oldsmar and called authorities. Deputies quickly arrived and called for a trapper, but decided they...

4 years 4 months ago

BC police: Bears surrounded pot fields

Police who uncovered two marijuana fields near the U.S.-Canada border had to tread carefully: 13 black bears were wandering around the crops. The fields of about 2,300 plants were found near Christina Lake, just a few miles from the border. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says...

4 years 4 months ago

Rattlesnake cakes pack a vicious bite

It could've been the rattlesnake cakes. Or more precisely, the eggs in the cakes served by The Fort, a restaurant in the foothills west of Denver that specializes in wild game and other Western fare. Jefferson County health officials believe a salmonella outbreak caused by eggs that were likely...

4 years 4 months ago

Beef? Chicken? Squirrel?

Jed Clampett would approve--but animal rights activists in London are horrified. A grocery store there has begun selling squirrel meat. The little rodents are killed by farmers because they cause damage. The store owner says the squirrels are killed anyway, and their bodies buried or incinerated. This provides...

4 years 5 months ago

Elderly woman gets surprise in the mail

Bills, catalogs, junk mail - marijuana? Indeed, police say a surprise 2-pound package of marijuana arrived in the mail last week at one elderly woman's home in southern Michigan's Blackman Township, which is about 75 miles west of Detroit. The woman called police. Detectives don't know who sent...

4 years 5 months ago

Roy Rogers auction attracts strong bids

Trigger has a new home -- as do numerous items once owned by Western stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. They were put up for auction yesterday at Christie's in New York, with an auctioneer calling it the "most colorful, emotional and sentimental" sale she's experienced in her 20 years...

4 years 5 months ago

Brothers collide in head-on crash

State police in Oregon say two brothers collided in a head-on crash that left one of the men critically injured and his wife dead. Lt. Pat Ashmore says a tow truck driven by 25-year-old John Arthur Harvey late Tuesday struck a Toyota Corolla driven by his 20-year-old brother, Westun...

4 years 5 months ago

Fish falling from the sky

John Walsh doesn't fish. In this case, he didn't have to. A 14-inch striped bass landed in his Milton, Massachusetts yard on Monday. "I'd expect it at the beach, but we're a mile and a half, two miles from the ocean," said Walsh. The Walsh family was outside...

4 years 6 months ago

Never mind. 'Chevy' is fine

Turns out you can take your "Chevy to the levee" or any other darn place you please. General Motors on Thursday backed off a "poorly worded" internal memo that asked employees to refer to the brand only as "Chevrolet" in an effort to create consistency. GM says in a...

4 years 6 months ago

Cupid's arrow strikes couple early

Alex and Donna Voutisinas are happily married. As the couple went through old family photos, they came across a startling discovery. A photo of then-5 year-old Donna with her brothers at Disney World -- also showed Alex in the background with father. At the time, their families had...

4 years 6 months ago

Sisters find $18,000, return it to owner

Two sisters found nearly $18,000 in an abandoned duffel bag outside a store and notified police. Michelle Pientka, 21, and her 16-year-old sister Jessica say they found the bag at a store parking lot Tuesday night. They took it home but didn't look inside until the next morning, when...

4 years 6 months ago

NHL team plans big flush

The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for 250 students to help with an important task and there's only one major requirement: You must know how to flush a toilet. Construction is near completion on the Penguins' new arena, the Consol Energy Center. But like with any new arena or stadium,...

4 years 6 months ago

Guatamala sinkhole 30 stories deep

It looks like something out of a science fiction movie--like a hole was bored straight down into the earth. After Tropical Storm Agatha slammed the Central American country, killing more than 100, a sinkhole the depth of a 30 story building opened up. It swallowed a three story building...

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