Strange News

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May 01, 2018 - 12:08 am
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A black bear that was spotted sleeping in a tree near a New Jersey home has come down. The Paramus Police Department wrote on its Facebook page Monday night that officers were unable to capture the bear. They say it was last seen wandering through the neighborhood. Earlier in...
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April 29, 2018 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A frisky cat that got loose at New York's Kennedy Airport has been captured after more than a week on the lam. WABC-TV reports that Pepper the cat was lured out of hiding early Saturday. Pepper bolted from her owner April 20 as they were preparing to board a flight to China. The...
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April 28, 2018 - 12:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area deputy constable proved he's fleet of foot while facing down an agile cow that had a beef with motorists along a rural road. Harris County deputy Andrew Ries was patrolling an unincorporated area northeast of Houston late Thursday when he stopped to assist motorists...
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April 28, 2018 - 10:28 am
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police have charged a man they say was trying to sell venomous snakes. State environmental police on Thursday charged 21-year-old Cameron DeFrances with multiple counts of illegal possession of wild animals and reckless endangerment after finding seven live snakes...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:47 pm
MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine apple orchard employee's attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack" has ended with a similar result. Authorities say the orchard employee started a fire on Saturday to try to smoke a woodchuck out from a hole in the ground in Monmouth. The...
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April 23, 2018 - 8:46 am
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has fined a woman $500 for not declaring she was bringing a free apple into the U.S. that she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris. Crystal Tadlock tells KDVR-TV in Denver that flight attendants had passed out the apples and she placed...
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April 21, 2018 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver. But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to deliver the important...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Oh sprat! A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania...
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April 20, 2018 - 8:55 am
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Lucy is a lover of long walks and a shared dinner of weeds, and she's looking for love. At least according to an ad the 2-year-old Embden goose's owner placed in a Facebook page last week. Brandy Hall tells The Sun Herald of Biloxi that she has taken it upon herself to...
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April 20, 2018 - 8:29 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo. WEWS-TV reports that the bus left Cleveland several hours late on Thursday and was headed east through Pennsylvania when it started experiencing problems. The...
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