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1 hr ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Man run over by own truck during road rage

A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

1 comment

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Tortoise an Accomplice in Alligator's Zoo Escape?

An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

2 comments

Related Topix: Naubinway, MI, Mackinac County, MI

10 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Jump ball: Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Chris Paul, NBA Players

13 hrs ago | Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM

Car Dealer Gives Woman Refund - in Pennies

A Florida car dealer ordered to give a refund to a customer whose car had transmission problems grudgingly coughed up-by emptying his penny jars.

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15 hrs ago | WMMV-AM Melbourne

Question Gets Boy, 4, Banned From Doughnut Shop

A curious 4-year-old in Monroe, Conn., is going to have to get his doughnuts elsewhere after asking a Doughnut Inn customer the wrong question.

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Related Topix: Monroe, CT

16 hrs ago | WHLO-AM Akron

Police Chase Ends In Dramatic Fashion

An armed carjacking suspect went on a crime spree around Lookout Mountain Wednesday afternoon, much of which was captured on video by SkyFOX.

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17 hrs ago | WSB-TV

Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

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21 hrs ago | ABC News

New Jersey Sues Over Florida Pizza Shop Logo

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop

The woman, Crystal King, tells WTAE-TV that her backyard in Stahlstown, about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is separated from the Pennsylvania Turnpike by only a short fence.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

NBC Connecticut

McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police

Radnor Township Police say they confiscated these drugs and this cash from Allen Trammell after conducting an undercover sting.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Radnor Township, PA, Wayne, PA

Sentinel & Enterprise

Weird Al Yankovic hits No. 1 for the first time

The following is either the greatest thing to happen to the music industry, or a harbinger of a complete collapse, during which Barry Manilow sound-alikes will rule for the next 30 years.

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Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Barry Manilow, Marketing, Entertainment

NBC Chicago

Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House

A Bay Area couple says they had their house covered by insurance -- literally. A huge insurance sign being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday in Fremont.

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92.9 WDSD

Marine Biologist: 6th-Grader Stole My Idea

Using only six fish and six tanks, a 6th-grade science fair entrant was able to demonstrate last year what is being hailed as a remarkable discovery : Lionfish, an invasive species found up and down the Florida coast, can also survive in nearly fresh water.

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94.5 The Fox

Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket.

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Related Topix: Newfields, NH

NBC New York

Firefighter Arrested in Conn.

Hartford firefighter Lamont Freeman is facing charges after allegedly walking into a stranger's apartment while drunk and refusing to leave.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government

The Modesto Bee

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honor wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Modesto, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Multimillionaire who killed neighbor is accused of peeing on candy

A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.

9 comments

KRMG-AM Tulsa

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

A "For Sale" sign is seen Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" that once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville, Ill.

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Related Topix: Collinsville, IL

AM 570 KLAC

Tree Planted To Honor George Harrison Killed By Beetles

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park to honor George Harrison died as a result of a beetle infestation, the Los Angeles Times The "George Harrison Tree" was originally planted in 2004 in memory of the late Beatle.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

The Modesto Bee

Driver stops to help ducklings, gets $100 ticket

Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings.

6 comments

Related Topix: Newfields, NH

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