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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 06:19 AM EDT

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 08:26 PM EDT

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 08:17 AM EDT

Time to Move? Snake Invades Apartment for 4th Time

Time to Move? Snake Invades Apartment for 4th Time

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

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:57 AM EDT

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 10:55 AM EDT

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...

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 05:37 PM EDT

Man Dressed as Darth Vader Strikes Back at Highway Trash

Man Dressed as Darth Vader Strikes Back at Highway Trash

A Virginia man troubled by litter along the highway has decided it's time for the empire to strike back. NBC affiliate WSLS-TV reports Henry Wakley of Blackburg on Thursday dressed as the Star Wars character...

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 02:59 PM EDT

Snakes On The Loose: Ga. Officers Hunt Escaped Pet Pythons

Snakes On The Loose: Ga. Officers Hunt Escaped Pet Pythons

In a real life version of the children's reader "Snakes Alive!", state wildlife officers are searching for 14 pythons in an east Georgia subdivision after a woman reported that someone let the pet snakes loose.

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 11:21 AM EDT

Cat Burglar Busted

Cat Burglar Busted

Neighbors living in one Kennewick, Washington neighborhood have seen a rise in burglaries, but the culprit has been found.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 07:21 PM EDT

Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office

Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office

This law-man walked into work and found a bear going through the trash but he didn't run; instead he started scolding the intruder like a child. Apparently, at the Placer County Sheriff's office in Lake...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 12:25 AM EDT

5K Toilets to Get New Life as NYC Oyster Beds

5K Toilets to Get New Life as NYC Oyster Beds

New York City is placing 50,000 oysters in Jamaica Bay — on beds made with the porcelain from 5,000 recycled toilets. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday that the...

Connecting You to Our Annual Food Drive
Connecting You to Our Annual Food Drive
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