<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:05:58 -0500 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:05:58 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Jersey Man Shoots Down Drone]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:18:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drone-file.jpg
A Cape May County, New Jersey man shot down a drone hovering over his neighbor's yard and taking pictures.

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<![CDATA[Bumbling Burglars Botch Beer Theft]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:10:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bumblingbeerbandit.jpg
A pair of beer bandits fumbled their way through the crime as they tried to steal upwards of 72 cans of beer from an Oakland Park, Florida, convenience store. The two men were seen on surveillance video walking...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Fever: Healthy or Not?]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_pumpkin_facial_111612_ew_380.jpg
While many foods that contain "pumpkin" are automatically considered to be healthy, some pumpkin-flavored foods may actually be quite the opposite. Erika Edwards reports.

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<![CDATA[Spooky, Scary, Funny: Haunted House Reactions]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:41:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/July262012pic0084.JPG
Celebrate the season! For the past four years, Nightmares Fear Factory has been scaring these poor souls, much to our delight! Hidden cameras capture the visitors wigging out.]]>
<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: Kale Day]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:55:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/168635609.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:30:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice-fatte-Ramsey-Mathew.jpg
It seems like everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice-flavored this and that. Take a look at the wackiest pumpkin-inspired culinary items that might be worth a try this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Deer Swims in SoCal Pool]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:34:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/09_28_14__deer-encino-pool.jpg
A 5-year-old California boy was found with cocaine in his system during an investigation that led to the arrest of his parents in Ventura County. Authorities said the investigation began when the Ventura County...

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<![CDATA[School Infested With Fleas]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:30:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0922-2014-RuusElem.jpg
A Fort Bliss soldier was charged with capital murder after he fatally beat his 2-year-old daughter with a belt because she soiled her diaper, according to West Texas police. El Paso police

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<![CDATA[70-Pound Turtle Found Wandering Near SoCal Country Club]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:38:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/140921-la-canada-turtle.jpg
Smiling from ear-to-ear, a U.S. military sergeant was reunited with his four-legged best friend Friday: a contract dog that served side-by-side with him in Afghanistan. With a whistle, clap and...]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Car Slams Into Dunkin' Donuts]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:48:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/cop+car+into+dunkin+donuts+berlin.jpg
Police are looking for the operators of two drones that flew dangerously close to planes preparing to land at LaGuardia Airport in July, according to a published report. Pilots spotted the drones above downtown...

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<![CDATA[Stolen Jaguar Found 46 Years Later]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:49:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/jaguar+xke+stolen+ivan+schneider.jpg
Facing competition from other states, and plummeting revenues, Atlantic City sees another casino close. What must it do to turn itself around?

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<![CDATA[NY Dog Turns Up in Florida]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:36:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nika+dog+missing+found.jpg
More than two years after a New York man's dog disappeared from its home, it mysteriously turned up in Florida.]]>
<![CDATA[Surge Is Back! Coca-Cola Revives Popular '90s Soft Drink After Fan Campaign]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:56:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/surge+soda.jpg
Surge, the popular citrus flavored soft drink, has returned, The Coca-Cola Company announced Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Golfer Wins Trip to Space After Hole-in-One]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:13:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455429326.jpg
A Brooklyn mother woke to find her three-and-a-half year old son covered in what is believed to be rat bites, is on a mission to relocate. Living near a rat-infested subway, the mother believes her son was...

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<![CDATA[Giant Panda Gets Dental Work: Raw Video]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:12:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_PANDA_DENTIST_KNSD4S09_1200x675_327733827567.jpg
San Diego Zookeepers put one of their giant panda's under anesthetic to fix a chip in her tooth. The zoo provided this video.]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Panda Chips Tooth, Heads to Dentist]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:00:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PandaDental_001_Web_1.jpg
On Wednesday, a concerned puppy in San Diego nuzzled and licked her best friend, a cheetah cub, to make sure he would wake up from his leg surgery this week. The dog’s presence made it less stressful for...

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<![CDATA[Sleepy Burglar Busted While Taking Nap in Home]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:37:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/091014+dion+davis+sleeping+burglar.jpg
A sleepy burglar who broke into a Sarasota-area home was busted after he was caught napping on a bed inside, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Man Catches Massive Shrimp]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:07:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/giantmantisshrimp.jpg
Reports of a pair of deer hanging out on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday evening sent social media abuzz in the Bay Area. California Highway Patrol officers were called to the bridge, but the deer were...

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<![CDATA[36 Pound Cat Loses Weight]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20:09:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/file-little-dude-obese-cat-wags.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...

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<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: "Aggressive” Lizard in SoCal]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:45:37 -0500 Read more here.]]> Read more here.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/140915-huntington-park-lizard.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

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<![CDATA[27 Large Marijuana Plants Found Near Walmart ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:02:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marijuana+plants.jpg
Singer Chris Brown will serve no jail time after entering a guilty plea to resolve an assault case.

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<![CDATA[Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:10:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/deflated+rubber+duck.PNG
The giant rubber duck that had been on display in Southern California since last week was forced to deflate Thursday because of damaging winds.]]>
<![CDATA[Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:34:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/013012+human+skull+generic.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

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<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Amorous Donkeys]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:57:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP7270503258541.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

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<![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:57:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rareblue-lobster.jpg
A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.]]>
<![CDATA[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:20:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/restriping+wiggly+lines.jpg
Police in Maryland are investigating after a body was found in two bags Sunday morning in a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Police found the body parts after receiving a call asking them to check up on...]]>
<![CDATA[Cops: Couple Had Fake Babies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:48:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fake-baby-th.jpg
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Bill: Dogs Can Eat Out]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:18:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/051213+Cupcake+dog.jpg
Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie."We fear...]]>