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Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 at 03:46 PM EDT

Man Arrested for Not Returning VHS Rental

Man Arrested for Not Returning VHS Rental

A North Carolina man says he was arrested for failing to return a VHS tape that he rented in 2002. James Meyers says he was driving his daughter to school Tuesday when a police officer pulled him over for...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 10:28 PM EDT

Fur Seal Pup Found in Calif. Yard Miles From Ocean

Fur Seal Pup Found in Calif. Yard Miles From Ocean

A 9-month-old, tagged California fur seal found its way to a home in Fremont Thursday morning, puzzling cops and neighbors over how the small mammal waddled its way there. Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques made...

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 at 04:06 PM EDT

'Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll

'Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll

When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer or a naturalist. Apparently, they didn't factor in the Brits' oddball sense...

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 06:38 AM EDT

Flamingo Escapes Park, Stops Traffic in Florida

Flamingo Escapes Park, Stops Traffic in Florida

A flamingo has been captured after it was spotted running through traffic in South Florida. The Miami Herald reports the incident happened Sunday evening in Hialeah. Hialeah police spokesman Sgt.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 02:15 PM EDT

Fla. Woman Fights to Keep Pet Alligator 'Rambo' at Home

Fla. Woman Fights to Keep Pet Alligator 'Rambo' at Home

A Florida woman is fighting to keep her 6-foot-long pet alligator in her home. The 125-pound reptile named Rambo wears clothes, rides on the back of a motorcycle and has a bedroom in Mary Thorn's home...

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 10:57 AM EST

#Caught: Bank Robber's Notes Used Hashtags, Police Say

#Caught: Bank Robber's Notes Used Hashtags, Police Say

Prince George's County police say a man believed to be linked to at least nine bank robberies in Maryland used notes that included the hashtags #nopolice and #afterwork? Leroy Earl-Morris Daley, 45, likely will...

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 07:40 AM EST

Wholesaler Acquires Rare 4-Clawed Lobster

Wholesaler Acquires Rare 4-Clawed Lobster

A seafood wholesaler in Portland, Maine, is in possession of a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having a curious amount of extra claw meat. Ready Seafood Co. has acquired a lobster with four

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 at 07:38 AM EST

Salon's Huge 'Make Your Hair Great Again' Hat Stolen

Salon's Huge 'Make Your Hair Great Again' Hat Stolen

A giant, red hat with a message echoing Donald Trump's campaign slogan was stolen off a well-known statue in Redondo Beach, California, Tuesday in a middle-of-the-night theft caught on surveillance camera, the...

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 at 06:08 AM EST

Scooby-Doo Like Van Escapes California Police

Scooby-Doo Like Van Escapes California Police

Northern California police have a real mystery on their hands. A driver of a mini-van painted to resemble the "Mystery Machine'' from the Scooby Doo cartoon series led Redding police on a high-speed chase...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 02:44 PM EDT

Man Described as 'Wolverine' Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Man Described as 'Wolverine' Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

A man described as a “Wolverine” with “vampire teeth” has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run in New Haven in March.

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