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33 min ago | WSOCTV

Fisherman shocked after snagging gator in NC lake

A North Carolina fisherman was in for the surprise of his life after he thought he was reeling in a large mouth bass at a lake this weekend, only to find that what was on the end of his line was a 5-foot long alligator.


4 hrs ago | K102

House Fire Was Dog's Fault: Police

A fire in a New Jersey home this weekend appears to have started when a dog turned on the stove, police say, per the Asbury Park Press.


Related Topix: Fire, Asbury Park, NJ

4 hrs ago |

No one else was home; pet gets saved

A fire in a New Jersey home this weekend appears to have started when a dog turned on the stove, police say, per the Asbury Park Press.

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Related Topix: Fire, Asbury Park, NJ

8 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Casket slides down hill in 'freak accident'Casket slides down hill in ...

Casket slides down hill in 'freak accident' The Fairmount Memorial Park in north Spokane had an edge give way creating a miniature landslide Friday.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA

11 hrs ago |

From sex ASBOs to crossdressing criminals: 9 bizarre punishments...

It seems that prison isn't the only form of rehabilitation - see how these judges got creative with their sentencing Bamford, 28, who'd pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, told Blackpool JP's he'd rather pay up than have to spend his nights home alone with his ma.


Related Topix: Houston, TX

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Fox News

5 weird movie cars

Casting directors, wardrobe designers and set designers are all recognized for their work in feature films.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, American Graffiti, Drama Movies, Dragnet, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies

ABC News

Police: Utah Suspect Swallows Stolen Ring

Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

The York Daily Record

Celebrity chef Todd English charged with intoxicated driving

Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

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5 Weird Rug Cleaning Trivia Answers

Are you looking for strange trivia or facts related to cleaning tips for rugs? For such an oddball topic, there are a large amount of unique facts concerning cleaning your rug.

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Pig rustlers steal more than 100 squealing piglets in daring hog heist

It is just the latest in a series of piglet thefts across the country, which have been blamed on the rising value of pork.


Related Topix: Meat, Life, Food, Pork

Women Hid Stolen Watches in Their Vaginas in Bizarre Vegas Heist

In what has to be the strangest crime story of the week, three women in Las Vegas have been arrested after reported seducing some tourist men, stealing their watches and then smuggling them out of the Encore hotel and casino in their vaginas.


Related Topix: Television

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Weird NJ: The Double Trouble mystery spotWeird NJ: The Double Trouble ...

In June 1908, a massive explosion occurred near a remote region of Russia that has come to be known as "The Tunguska Event."

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Related Topix: Explosion, World News, Japan, Ocean County, NJ, Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ

WFTV Orlando

Fake dogs used to combat pesky flock of geese

WSAW reports that the geese have become so numerous at Pfiffner Pioneer Park that their excessive droppings are deterring local residents from enjoying the park's amenities.


The Arizona Republic

Half-ton alligator caught in Alabama sets world record

A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.


Related Topix: Camden, AL

Dallas Morning News

Jason Mraz says dream duet is with Weird Al Yankovic

For his fifth album, sunny singer-songwriter Jason Mraz wanted to make a record with "a fairly low budget and no hype," he says.


Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Jason Mraz, Dallas, TX, Theater, Arts, Music, Entertainment

Katy Perry weird and wonderful

Katy Perry roars at the Scotiabank Saddledome as part of The Prismatic World Tour in Calgary on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, New-Wave, Fun

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Man charged with attacking teens with samurai swordMan charged with...

An Anoka man is charged with both first and second degree assault after police say he attacked a group of teens with a samurai sword and stabbed one of them.


Related Topix: Anoka, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Business Journal

Jan's must-reads: Cocktail sketch contest closes; How do you re-think church space?

The winners have been revealed and the best registered submission belonged to David Fox , a professor at the University of Tennesse and a drawing expert of international renown.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, American Campus Communities, Florida State University

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crownEx-Myanmar beauty...

It was decided that Noe's breasts were too small and could hold her back, and she accepted an offer of enhancements, he said.


Related Topix: Burma,


Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Europe, Austria, World News