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Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 08:53 PM CDT

Canadian Teens Detained for 'Pokemon Go' Border Crossing

Canadian Teens Detained for 'Pokemon Go' Border Crossing

U.S. Border Patrol officials say two Canadian teenagers were briefly apprehended after they accidentally crossed the U.S. border into Montana while playing the game "Pokemon Go." Border Patrol Agent John South...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 02:33 PM CDT

Cops Invite Dope to Claim Package of Marijuana

Cops Invite Dope to Claim Package of Marijuana

Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home. Earlier this week, a resident called the police department...

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 08:46 AM CDT

'Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Cemetery Tree Calls 911

'Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Cemetery Tree Calls 911

First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a New Jersey cemetery Tuesday night. East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about...

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 10:04 AM CDT

Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall

Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall

New Jersey state wildlife officials said they were looking to find homes for 92 ducks who were dumped at a mall in Secaucus.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 06:29 AM CDT

Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car

Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car

A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff's deputies scratching their heads this week — it's not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car's windows were broken and...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:12 AM CDT

'Pokemon Go' Players Locked In Cemetery

'Pokemon Go' Players Locked In Cemetery

Three "Pokemon Go'' players got locked inside a cemetery in northeastern Pennsylvania while hunting virtual monsters and needed police to let them out. Police in Dunmore tell The Times-Tribune of Scranton...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 05:59 AM CDT

Potato in Tailpipe Leads to Arson Charge Against Stripper

Potato in Tailpipe Leads to Arson Charge Against Stripper

A potato stuffed into a vehicle's tailpipe helped lead police to a Connecticut woman suspected of intentionally setting fire to a construction company in Prospect over a money dispute with her coworker at...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 09:32 PM CDT

Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View'

Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View'

If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 06:23 PM CDT

Outgoing UK Leader Leaves News Conference Singing

Outgoing UK Leader Leaves News Conference Singing

David Cameron has gone out not with a bang, nor a whimper, but a mystery tune. Seconds after the British prime minister finished telling reporters of his intention to step down from office this week, he...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 01:29 PM CDT

NJ Pizzeria Flooded With Calls About Horror Video Game

NJ Pizzeria Flooded With Calls About Horror Video Game

A family-owned pizzeria in New Jersey has become inundated with calls from around the country asking if the restaurant inspired the setting for a popular online video game. Freddie's Restaurant and Pizzeria, in...

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