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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.

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 at 09:34 AM EST

Long Island Man Charged With DWI Live Streamed Drive

Long Island Man Charged With DWI Live Streamed Drive

A Long Island man used the video streaming app "Periscope" to broadcast himself driving his Lexus at 1 a.m. along the Ocean Parkway in Nassau County, state police said Sunday. Police dispatchers in Farmingdale...

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 at 05:08 AM EST

Dog Pops Up in Driver's Seat When Semi Crashes

Dog Pops Up in Driver's Seat When Semi Crashes

One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck. Customers at a Minnesota gas station saw a golden Labrador retriever appear to drive the semi across a road Friday. Mankato police say the...

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 at 06:14 PM EST

Bird Poop Apparently Caused NY Nuclear Reactor Outage

Bird Poop Apparently Caused NY Nuclear Reactor Outage

Bird poop was the likely cause of a December shutdown at a nuclear power plant outside New York City, according to the operator.

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