Odd & Interesting


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Golden retriever digs up $85,000 worth of heroin in family's backyard

An Oregon family’s golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family’s backyard.

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Middle school dad banned for Facebook post on burning school

The father of a Florida middle schooler is banned from school property after posting on Facebook that he was ready to burn down the school.

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Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.

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Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out.

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Missouri couple aligns wedding day with solar eclipse

A Missouri couple will be sharing their wedding day with Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Widow won’t sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

There’s a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway.

NY courts spokesman fired after saying he ‘barely’ worked

The New York state court system’s longtime communications chief has been fired after inadvertently telling a reporter that he “barely” went to work.

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Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman’s line

It wasn’t exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.

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Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge

A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.

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Video: Elephants help Nepal tourists escape flooding

Nepalese hotels sent elephants to help stranded tourists ride to safety in a district has been devastated by recent flooding and landslides.

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Japan more at ease with robots and automation than US

Humans have long been fascinated about the potential of robots. And a little worried.

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Prison for woman who poisoned coworkers' coffee with Windex, Ajax

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers’ coffee with Windex and dish soap.

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Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.

16-year-old is running for Kansas governor seat

He won’t even be able to vote, but a 16-year-old Wichita high school student says he’s serious about his bid to run for governor of Kansas.

Police: Wedding DJ made off with $600 from couple’s card box

Police say the DJ at a Pennsylvania couple’s wedding reception made off with $600 in gifted money.

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Man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart

A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room.

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Man builds own tiny house to avoid high rent

t 24, Sam Koekkoek can say that he owns his own house, free and clear - a recently completed tiny home that he spent the past two years building.

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Police arrest man accused of ramming Bentley, Rolls-Royce

Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into two luxury vehicles at a Washington car dealership, causing more than $500,000 in damage.

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Woman gets OK for license plate inspired by ‘covfefe’ tweet

Ohio officials have granted a woman’s request to have President Donald Trump’s mysterious tweeted typo, “covfefe,” on her license plate.

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Mother and daughter accused of theft get locked in store, break glass to flee

olice say a Connecticut woman and her 12-year-old daughter were locked inside a convenience store by an employee who suspected them of stealing, and they kicked out the store’s glass doors to escape.

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Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.

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‘Kidnapped’ fawn finds home at Arizona animal sanctuary

An animal sanctuary in Valentine, Arizona has received a Mule Deer Fawn recently confiscated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The fawn appears to be in good condition at this time: alert, nursing well and good hair coat.

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Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie

A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom

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Police recover gun 36 years after it was reported stolen

Boston police say they have recovered a handgun that was reported stolen more than 35 years ago.

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Art exhibit made for the enjoyment of dogs

A three-day art exhibition curated expressly for dogs is attracting hundreds of canines to witness nearly a dozen masterpieces in New York City.