Oddities

September 17, 2018 - 6:17 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials have ticketed a man caught on video wandering close to Old Faithful geyser, where he risked burns from the boiling-hot water that erupts every hour or so. The man's actions between eruptions startled a crowd of a couple hundred people at the...
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This photo taken Sept. 16, 2018, shows rescuers working to remove a hard plastic globe stuck on the head of a bear cub near Balsam Lake, Wis. (Deputy Jeff Hahn/Polk County Wis. Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 6:16 pm
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe. Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby. The Polk County Sheriff's...
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September 13, 2018 - 10:20 am
URANUS, Mo. (AP) — Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner. KYTV reports that the newspaper's launch was announced Wednesday, just days after GateHouse Media said it was shuttering Pulaski County's local paper, the Daily Guide. The new publication's...
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This photo provided by the Oregon Justice Resource Center shows Josh Horner with his wife Kelli Horner after a hearing in Bend, Ore., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. A 50-year sentence in a sex abuse case against Horner was dismissed Monday by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel after the Oregon Innocence Project found holes in the 2017 conviction that undermined the credibility of the complainant, including that Horner had shot the dog in front of her. (Jenny Coleman/Oregon Justice Resource Center via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 8:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a...
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September 07, 2018 - 7:00 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman was in for a huge surprise when Miami Beach police pulled her over. She and her boyfriend got out of the car. An officer asked the boyfriend if he had anything to say. And that's when the man, identified as Kenneth, got down on one knee, held out a ring and said, "I...
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September 03, 2018 - 12:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli businessman on Monday said he received calls and messages from senior Israeli and foreign military officials after he was assigned the former phone number of Israel's military chief of staff. Israeli Army Radio identified the man only as Yossi. Speaking to the radio...
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September 01, 2018 - 7:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in central Mexico they've caught a man who made off with a hearse — complete with a corpse inside. The Tlaquepaque police department says on its Facebook page that the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighboring Guadalajara...
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August 31, 2018 - 9:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A naked man who sprinted with Los Angeles police officers running after him and a police helicopter overhead is in custody after a lengthy chase . The pursuit at dawn Friday captured live by TV news helicopters began after the man abandoned a suspected stolen truck on a freeway...
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August 31, 2018 - 7:30 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Try walking a mile in these shoes. The Roanoke Times reports a Virginia shoe store lost mostly shoes designed for the right foot over the course of two break-ins this summer. Clean Soles operator Rob Wickham says his two-year-old sneaker store was raided by two people on July 20...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, photo classmates that were in the AWARE classes at Coloma Junior High School in 1988 try to find a time capsule that they buried behind the school in Coloma, Mich., that year. The Herald-Palladium reports that the seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours on Sunday digging outside Coloma Junior High in southwestern Michigan. (Alexandra Newman/The Herald-Palladium via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 11:26 am
COLOMA, Mich. (AP) — Former classmates reunited in Michigan to uncover a time capsule buried 30 years ago. The result? They couldn't find it. The seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours Sunday digging outside Coloma Junior High in southwestern Michigan. Tracy Gilmer said she remembers...
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