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Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:59 AM CDT

Bald Eagle Freed Unharmed From Fla. Car Grill

Bald Eagle Freed Unharmed From Fla. Car Grill

A bald eagle that somehow managed to get wedged in the front grill of a car was freed unharmed after a passing motorist noticed the bird. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says a resident of the Fleming...

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 01:58 PM CDT

Man's 2,261-Lb. Pumpkin Squashes Son's Record

Man's 2,261-Lb. Pumpkin Squashes Son's Record

A Rhode Island man has squashed a record set by his son by taking first prize in a pumpkin contest with a 2,261.5-pound gourd. WJAR-TV reports Richard Wallace's 2,261.5-pound pumpkin beat the North American...

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 09:41 AM CDT

Wild Pigs Chowing Down on Front Yards in San Jose

Wild Pigs Chowing Down on Front Yards in San Jose

Front yards are being ripped up in a San Jose neighborhood, and while residents are well aware of who the culprits are, there's very little they can do. The torn-up lawns are the work of wild pigs on a feeding...

Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 at 02:39 PM CDT

Tall Fish Tale: Tourists Fooled by Octopus Ferry Disaster

Tall Fish Tale: Tourists Fooled by Octopus Ferry Disaster

Ever hear about the gargantuan octopus that dragged a New York City ferry and its 400 passengers to the river bottom nearly 53 years ago? A cast bronze monument dedicated to the victims of the steam ferry...

Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 at 10:59 AM CDT

Man Arrested for Wearing Clear Plastic Wrap Bikini on NJ Beach

Man Arrested for Wearing Clear Plastic Wrap Bikini on NJ Beach

A 59-year-old man who wore a bikini fashioned out of see-through plastic wrap on a New Jersey beach is facing a criminal charge. Beach Haven police said Stephen Wojciehowski spent two days on a Long Beach...

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 05:19 AM CDT

Carpool Lane Trip With Trump Cutout Leads to Ticket

Carpool Lane Trip With Trump Cutout Leads to Ticket

A Washington state trooper ticketed a driver trying to get through the carpool lane with a giant cutout of Donald Trump's head Tuesday morning. "You see a lot of things in your career, including mannequins, but...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 07:26 PM CDT

Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park

Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park

Who stole the sword? The sword Joan of Arc wields in a statue in Northwest Washington's Meridian Hill Park has vanished and the National Park Service says it was stolen. The French heroine clutched only her...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 07:17 AM CDT

Chicago Woman Finds 3-Foot Python in Apartment

Chicago Woman Finds 3-Foot Python in Apartment

A woman found a 3-foot python in her apartment Monday night on Chicago’s South Side.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 09:57 AM CDT

Pizza Vending Machines May Be Coming Soon

Pizza Vending Machines May Be Coming Soon

Piping hot pizza could soon be headed to a vending machine near you. Pizza Touch is testing three pizza vending machines at Florida gas stations, two in Orlando and one in Lakeland.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 09:55 AM CDT

Police Chase Black Bear Through Alaska City

Police Chase Black Bear Through Alaska City

A young black bear led police on a two-hour chase through the streets of downtown Anchorage, Alaska — scurrying down sidewalks and across lanes of traffic and even ducking behind a Pizza Hut along the way. The...

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