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Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 01:14 PM CST

Man Fined for Smuggling Turtles in His Pants

Man Fined for Smuggling Turtles in His Pants

A Canadian man caught smuggling nearly 40 turtles in his pants has been fined $3,500 Canadian (US$2,578) and placed on probation for two years. During an inspection at the Niagara border crossing in June...

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 at 04:20 AM CST

Meerkat Expert Cleared in London Zoo Love Triangle Spat

Meerkat Expert Cleared in London Zoo Love Triangle Spat

A former meerkat expert at London Zoo was cleared Tuesday of assaulting a monkey handler in a love spat over a llama-keeper. Two High Court judges said Tuesday that Caroline Westlake had not "recklessly"...

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 09:36 PM CST

Lock of John Lennon's Hair Gets $35,000 at Auction

Lock of John Lennon's Hair Gets $35,000 at Auction

A lock of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United...

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 10:05 AM CST

Teen, 18, Allegedly Posed as Doctor, Ran Medical Office

Teen, 18, Allegedly Posed as Doctor, Ran Medical Office

A South Florida teen has been arrested after authorities say he was posing as a doctor at an illegal medical office he ran. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 18-year-old Malachi...

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 12:52 PM CST

Sparks Fly as Backhoe Leads Deputies on Florida Joyride

Sparks Fly as Backhoe Leads Deputies on Florida Joyride

Officials say a 59-year-old man took a backhoe on a joyride across the famous Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys, dumping boulders onto the road along the way. Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky...

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 07:21 AM CST

Ohio Gas Station Glitch Lets Drivers Fill Up for Pennies

Ohio Gas Station Glitch Lets Drivers Fill Up for Pennies

A computer glitch led to a brief price war between two gas stations in northwest Ohio, allowing some drivers to fill their tanks for pennies per gallon.

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 01:53 PM CST

Man Skipped Work for 6 Years, Still Got Paid

Man Skipped Work for 6 Years, Still Got Paid

The case started with confusion over where a civil servant in southern Spain worked. Now a court has ruled he must pay back nearly 27,000 euros, or $30,500 USD, in wages because for years he actually didn't work...

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 09:04 AM CST

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland. The agency said in a news release Friday that the bones...

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:15 PM CST

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

A Tennessee man who allegedly urinated on the floor of a Walmart while trying to conceal a package of trout in his pants was arrested Wednesday, police said. A store employee told the reporting officer that the...

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 07:18 PM CST

Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance

Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance

A man missing nearly 30 years has been found alive, living just 80 miles away from where he disappeared. He had reportedly been suffering major memory loss due to a head injury. Edgar Latulip vanished...

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