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Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 05:26 PM CST

Cow Escapes NYC Slaughterhouse, Leads Cops on Chase

Cow Escapes NYC Slaughterhouse, Leads Cops on Chase

NYPD cops did their best cowboy impressions Thursday afternoon, wrangling a bovine that escaped a slaughterhouse and ran through the streets in Queens. Officers in Jamaica say they cornered a cow in a parking...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 02:00 PM CST

8-Foot Crocodile Found in Florida Keys Pool

8-Foot Crocodile Found in Florida Keys Pool

A homeowner in Lower Matecumbe Key had quite the surprise Thursday morning when an uninvited guest turned up in the pool: a live crocodile. The homeowner, who lives near mile marker 77, called the Monroe...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 06:34 PM CST

Man Charged Driving Car Almost Covered in Snow

Man Charged Driving Car Almost Covered in Snow

An 80-year-old man was charged after driving a car that was almost completely covered in snow with only a portion of the driver's side windshield cleared for vision, police said. Ontario Provincial Police said...

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 05:31 PM CST

Satanic Cross Goes Up on Florida City Hall Lawn

Satanic Cross Goes Up on Florida City Hall Lawn

A South Florida man has erected a satanic cross on the front lawn of the Hallandale Beach City Hall. Chaz Stevens, a self-described atheist, put up the 6-foot black cross upside down.

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 09:35 AM CST

Live Shark Found in Florida Condo Swimming Pool

Live Shark Found in Florida Condo Swimming Pool

Wildlife officials are trying to figure out exactly how a shark got into the swimming pool at a South Florida condo complex. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 09:35 AM CST

Man Dresses as Old Woman for Official's Photo Op

Man Dresses as Old Woman for Official's Photo Op

A city official who wanted to include an elderly woman in a photo op about a snow shoveling program persuaded a middle-aged man to dress up in a wig, earrings, lipstick and a dress. The man stood next to...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 10:27 PM CST

Gray-Haired Men Guilty For Britain's Biggest Burglary

Gray-Haired Men Guilty For Britain's Biggest Burglary

The last three members of a British criminal crew with a combined age of around 500 were found guilty Thursday for a $20 million heist committed last Easter — the biggest in the country’s history, NBC News...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:44 PM CST

300-Pound Statue Missing From UC Berkeley

300-Pound Statue Missing From UC Berkeley

Someone could be trying to hide — or sell — a 300-pound bronze statue of a 20th century California crew coach. University of California police said the statue of UC Berkeley Crew Coach Carrol "Ky" Ebright...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 05:54 AM CST

Michigan Man Flies Off Car Hood Into Police Cruiser

Michigan Man Flies Off Car Hood Into Police Cruiser

A shirtless man clinging to the hood of his brother’s car was sent flying into a police cruiser in Michigan, according to video of the incident recorded by the police, NBC News reported. Police in Shelby...

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 03:55 PM CST

Turtle Found Frozen Thaws Out, Survives

Turtle Found Frozen Thaws Out, Survives

A turtle defied the odds by surviving being frozen solid. The turtle, appropriately named for "Frozen" character Elsa, was found frozen in a tank in a yard last week. Elsa was surrendered to an animal...

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