Odd & Interesting


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Man with drone causes 1,500 elk to stampede in Wyoming snow

Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile through the snow.

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FBI: Man in Walmart vest robbed Albuquerque bank

Federal agents are searching for a man they say robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank while wearing a Walmart vest.

Woman leaves children behind in crashed car when fleeing from police

Police say a woman left two children behind in her car when she ran from police following a crash in Fargo.

55 hospital employees under house arrest for goofing off in Italy

Fifty-five employees at a Naples public hospital, including doctors and nurses, are under house arrest for allegedly clocking in, then disappearing from their posts...

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Video: Today in History for February 26th

A video look back at today in history, Feb. 26

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Attempted robbers apologize after victim rebuffs crime

A Milwaukee woman held up at gunpoint by two men rebuffed their attempt to rob her and got an apology before they fled.

Sheriff: Naked man in tree says he was looking for dog

A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down from a cable.

Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman's head

Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head

Swedish politician: Officials should have sex during lunch break

A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunch break.

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Gucci gone: $24,000 purse pilfered from store display

Surveillance video shows a man walking into the Gucci Store and heading straight to a $24,000 yellow crocodile skin purse with a horseshoe design and a bamboo handle.

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Billings woman cited for DUI twice in 12 hours

A Billings woman is jailed with her bail set at $25,000 after being arrested for driving drunk twice in a period of 12 hours.

Altar in Mexico town hides illegal fuel tap

Altars to the Virgin of Guadalupe are ubiquitous at businesses across Mexico. Now federal police say one has even been used in a gasoline smuggling racket in the central state of Puebla.

Postal worker admits to hoarding undelivered mail for a decade

A former North Carolina postal worker has admitted hoarding thousands of pieces of mail at his home for a decade

Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff

Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics — "I was born. I lived. I died." — and instructs people to "wait the appropriate amount of time" before trying to claim her stuff.

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Video: Coyote follows doctor into his office

A South Carolina doctor says when he showed up for work last week at his Mount Pleasant office, he was followed inside by an unexpected visitor.

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Michelin Guide misguided as lowly cafe gets coveted star in error

It's a case of culinary mistaken identity.

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Police: NY man with chain saw cuts through door, hurts boss

State police say a 29-year-old man used a chain saw to cut through a door at his boss's upstate New York home, causing severe injuries to the employer's hand.

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Cops: Man made up child abduction story to get police to find his car

Philadelphia police say a man made up a story that he had been carjacked with a child in his vehicle because he wanted police to work more urgently to find the car.

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Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fate

So much for sharing the good news about a newborn calf named Pitcher Diego.

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Man who smashed Trump Hollywood star to pay damages, serve probation

A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.

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Kellogg's unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe (video)

Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.

Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trash

A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package.

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Video: NYPD chases runaway cow through NYC streets

A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse led police on a wild chase through New York City streets.

Follow that horse: German police track manure to culprit

Police in Bavaria say they were able to track down a man responsible for a hit-and-run by following the hoof prints and manure left behind by the horse pulling his carriage.

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American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels.