Oddities

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows the scene of a crash about 11 miles east of Flagstaff, Ariz. A tank trucker’s trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the wreck required cleanup crews to pour most of the 40,000 gallons (151,412 liters) of chocolate into the highway median to lighten the damaged tanker so it could be towed away. The DPS said there were no injuries and the driver was not cited. (Arizona DPS via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
FLAGSSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. The Arizona Daily Sun reports the...
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January 13, 2019 - 2:52 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow. Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis...
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January 11, 2019 - 11:24 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Grist House Craft Brewery has set its sights on a structure known as "the bunker building" at the former Nike missile base. It was one of several U.S. Army-...
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January 09, 2019 - 11:23 pm
RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man doing doughnuts in a brand new car struck a power pole in Ohio, sending him and his two children to the hospital. Authorities tell the Dayton Daily News the man was doing the stunt in a Pontiac G8 in a snowy parking lot in Riverside Wednesday afternoon...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:32 pm
BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — An attorney for a Pennsylvania woman charged with drunken driving hinted his client's coat-chewing could've thrown off the results of her breath test. The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise reports the argument came during a hearing Tuesday for 47-year-old Jana Moschgat. An officer...
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January 09, 2019 - 9:26 am
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A reporter who helped police catch a robbery suspect last week followed up with another good deed by finding an 89-year-old suburban Detroit woman with dementia who had wandered away from home in sub-freezing temperatures. WWJ reporter Mike Campbell was covering...
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January 08, 2019 - 3:50 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska's largest city Monday — and Stephanie Hupton was ready to capture the visit with her phone camera. Hupton works in billing at a physical therapy office inside a building attached to Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage...
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January 07, 2019 - 8:52 am
CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — These chicken tenders aren't for pick-up. An Alabama sheriff's office is warning people against eating chicken that tumbled on to a rural highway after a truck wreck. An 18-wheeler crashed on Alabama 35 on Sunday, spilling boxes of chicken tenders in Cherokee County near the...
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January 04, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of breaking into a music store and stealing guitars tells reporters he has one thing to say: "Go Eagles." WNEP-TV reports 49-year-old Dale Sourbeck, of Pittston, was charged Thursday with burglary. Police say Sourbeck used a hammer to break into the...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:45 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the company and a police escort delivered dozens of doughnuts to the city police department Wednesday afternoon. Officer...
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