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Friday, May 10, 2019 at 08:59 PM EDT

Small California Town's Crime Stats Upended by Beer Run

Small California Town's Crime Stats Upended by Beer Run

The artsy Southern California city of Ojai is so safe that a single attempt by teens to steal beer accounted for the majority of its violent crimes last year. Sheriff's Capt. James Fryhoff tells the Ventura...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 07:34 AM EDT

Squirrel Scares, Then Snuggles With Boston Trolley Riders

Squirrel Scares, Then Snuggles With Boston Trolley Riders

A surprise passenger hitched a ride on a Boston commuter trolley, frightening some people at first, but warming their hearts when it willingly snuggled in a human passenger's arms. Commuters say a squirrel...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:14 AM EDT

Indian Army Claims It Found Yeti Footprints in the Himalayas

Indian Army Claims It Found Yeti Footprints in the Himalayas

Massive footsteps found in the Himalayas appear to belong to a yeti, the Indian army claimed Monday. NBC News reported that the 32-inch-long footsteps in the snow were found near the base camp of Mount Makalu...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 05:59 AM EDT

Ban on Banana-Eating Artwork Draws Ridicule in Poland

Ban on Banana-Eating Artwork Draws Ridicule in Poland

Poland's artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest against the removal from a top national gallery of an art work featuring the fruit that the conservative...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 06:38 AM EDT

Swole, Buzzy, Among New Words in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Swole, Buzzy, Among New Words in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you'll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide. Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an...

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM EDT

Fake Officer Pulls Over a Real Undercover Officer in Florida

Fake Officer Pulls Over a Real Undercover Officer in Florida

Authorities say a Florida man impersonating an officer flipped the red and blue lights on his SUV while unknowingly trying to stop a car with a real officer. WFLA reports 26-year-old Matthew Erris was arrested...

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 12:09 AM EDT

5-Foot Alligator, Ferret, Marijuana Seized in Calif.

5-Foot Alligator, Ferret, Marijuana Seized in Calif.

Authorities recovered a five-foot alligator, a ferret and a small indoor marijuana grow while serving a search warrant Thursday at a home in Hollister, California. The animals have been taken to a licensed...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 08:45 AM EDT
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Oh, Hail No! Texans Find Ways to Protect Cars From Hail

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Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 08:15 AM EDT

Hundreds of Naked People to Swarm NYC Streets This June

Hundreds of Naked People to Swarm NYC Streets This June

This June, artist Spencer Tunick has organized an event to challenge Facebook and Instagram’s “Community Guidelines” by organizing a large-scale nude photography shoot in New York City called #WeTheNipple.

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 02:27 PM EDT

Man Sues Parents for Getting Rid of His Vast Porn Collection

Man Sues Parents for Getting Rid of His Vast Porn Collection

An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth $29,000. The 40-year-old man last week filed a lawsuit in federal court in Michigan, where he...

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Feeding Our Families Food Drive Postponed
Feeding Our Families Food Drive Postponed
Joining together to help Tri-State food banks replenish non-perishable supplies and sustain essential anti-hunger efforts, NBC Connecticut / WVIT, Telemundo Connecticut / WRDM and Stop & Shop are coming together... Read more
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