Strange News

May 10, 2018 - 11:16 am
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his...
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May 10, 2018 - 7:26 am
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a woman got angry at a cable TV worker and left him stranded in the air. Police say the dispute started in Ridgewood on Monday between a woman and an Optimum employee. The Record reports the 59-year-old woman turned off the worker's truck while he was...
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May 07, 2018 - 1:58 pm
SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A family of raccoons created a chaotic scene when they fell through a ceiling and into the living room of a Michigan home. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that a homeowner in Sheridan Township sought help Friday after the raccoons fell from an attic. Police and...
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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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