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Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 09:46 AM EDT

'Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Cemetery Tree Calls 911

'Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Cemetery Tree Calls 911

First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a New Jersey cemetery Tuesday night. East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about...

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:04 AM EDT

Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall

Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall

New Jersey state wildlife officials said they were looking to find homes for 92 ducks who were dumped at a mall in Secaucus.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 07:29 AM EDT

Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car

Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car

A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff's deputies scratching their heads this week — it's not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car's windows were broken and...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 11:12 AM EDT

'Pokemon Go' Players Locked In Cemetery

'Pokemon Go' Players Locked In Cemetery

Three "Pokemon Go'' players got locked inside a cemetery in northeastern Pennsylvania while hunting virtual monsters and needed police to let them out. Police in Dunmore tell The Times-Tribune of Scranton...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 06:59 AM EDT

Potato Led to Arson Arrest of Strip Club Employee

Potato Led to Arson Arrest of Strip Club Employee

A potato stuffed into a tailpipe led police to arrest a woman suspected of intentionally setting fire to a construction company in Prospect over a money dispute with her coworker at a strip club.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 10:32 PM EDT

Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View'

Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View'

If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 07:23 PM EDT

Outgoing UK Leader Leaves News Conference Singing

Outgoing UK Leader Leaves News Conference Singing

David Cameron has gone out not with a bang, nor a whimper, but a mystery tune. Seconds after the British prime minister finished telling reporters of his intention to step down from office this week, he...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 02:29 PM EDT

NJ Pizzeria Flooded With Calls About Horror Video Game

NJ Pizzeria Flooded With Calls About Horror Video Game

A family-owned pizzeria in New Jersey has become inundated with calls from around the country asking if the restaurant inspired the setting for a popular online video game. Freddie's Restaurant and Pizzeria, in...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 11:16 AM EDT

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Watch your step. A surfing group is warning beachgoers to watch their step after a scary-looking fish was found lurking in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, sand. The East Coast Surfing Championships wrote on their...

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 08:42 PM EDT

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m. "I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

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