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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...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 09:35 AM CST

$500K in Marijuana Disguised as Carrots: Border Patrol

$500K in Marijuana Disguised as Carrots: Border Patrol

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found half a million dollars' worth of marijuana disguised as carrots this week. On Sunday, they stopped the tractor-trailer at the Pharr International Bridge along the...

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 07:46 PM CST

Texas Man Falls Into Hole on Walk to Buy Lottery Ticket

Texas Man Falls Into Hole on Walk to Buy Lottery Ticket

A Fort Worth, Texas, man is lucky to be alive after he disappeared during a walk to buy a lottery ticket, police say. The 69-year-old man, who has not been identified, was reported missing by his family...

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 04:30 PM CST

Mom of 'Polite' Pizza Robber Turns Son In: Deputies

Mom of 'Polite' Pizza Robber Turns Son In: Deputies

A man accused of "politely" robbing a Little Caesars restaurant in Deerfield Beach last month has been arrested after his mother recognized him on surveillance video and turned him in, the Broward Sheriff's...

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 04:11 PM CST

Man Steals Python From Pet Store by Stuffing Snake in Pants

Man Steals Python From Pet Store by Stuffing Snake in Pants

Surveillance footage shows a man steal a 2-foot-long python from a pet store in Oregon by stuffing the snake down his pants.

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 03:49 PM CST

Man Steals Python by Stuffing It in His Pants in Pet Store

Man Steals Python by Stuffing It in His Pants in Pet Store

Police in Portland, Oregon are looking for a shoplifter seen stuffing a python down his pants and walking out of the pet store. The snake is about two feet long and was being sold for $200, says store co-owner...

Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 at 01:04 PM CST

Diapered Fla. Toddler Rides Big Wheel Near Highway

Diapered Fla. Toddler Rides Big Wheel Near Highway

Authorities say they found a 3-year-old in a diaper driving a motorized big wheel alongside a busy Florida highway, reports say. Citrus County Sheriff's officials told local media outlets they were alerted...

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 01:50 PM CST

Calif. Woman Says She Found Bloody Finger in Applebee's Salad

Calif. Woman Says She Found Bloody Finger in Applebee's Salad

A pregnant California woman has filed a claim saying she found a bloody fingertip in a salad at an Applebee's restaurant in Paso Robles. Cathleen Martin of Atascadero tells The Tribune in San Luis Obispo...

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 05:05 PM CST

Overturned Truck Dumps Thousands of Shoes on Florida Highway

Overturned Truck Dumps Thousands of Shoes on Florida Highway

An overturned Penske truck dumped thousands of shoes strewn about the Florida Turnpike near Sun Life Stadium in Miami-Dade. The crash occurred just before 1:30 p.m. Friday at Northwest 199th Street and...

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 10:17 PM CST

Caught on Camera: Raccoons Climb Up NYC Restaurant Wall

Caught on Camera: Raccoons Climb Up NYC Restaurant Wall

Staff members at one Bronx Chinese restaurant had a hard time shooing off a couple of would-be diners who wouldn't quit hanging around Thursday night. Video posted to Facebook Thursday shows a pair of...

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