Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

Amazing 12/17/18, 11:35

A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer.The Springfield News-Leader reports that David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence. Conservation agents are ...

Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

New York 12/15/18, 15:01

A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. State police on Saturday asked for the public's help in finding the suspect in the incident Wednesday on Interstate 81 near Whitney Point, north of ...

Cow steals spotlight at student’s graduation photo shoot

U.S. 12/14/18, 18:53

University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot.The Columbia Missourian reports that senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano brought the 3-year-old cow, named Amelia, to campus on Thursday to join his commencement photo shoot.Montalbano worked ...

Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore

U.S. 12/13/18, 12:28

Some commuters who use the Holland Tunnel from New Jersey into New York City think the agency that operates it needs better editing — or a remedial design class.Wreaths have adorned the entrance to the heavily used tunnel around the holidays for decades. But this year's configuration is causing a ...

Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers

New York 12/13/18, 08:06

Customs officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag.The New York Times reports officials believe the birds were brought to the U.S. to participate ...

Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant for 2 days

U.S. 12/12/18, 18:13

A man who authorities say was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days. The Alameda County sheriff's office says deputies and firefighters were called to the vacant building in San Lorenzo on Wednesday ...

New study explains creation of deadly California ‘firenado’

California 12/05/18, 22:49

A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a study announced Wednesday.The churning funnel of smoke and flame killed a firefighter ...

CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

California 12/04/18, 00:18

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep.The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 mph (113 kph) on a highway early Friday in the San ...

Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger

World 12/03/18, 07:20

Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69.A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband's request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention."Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than ...

Royal Mail delivers: Postman, can you take this to heaven?

Europe 12/01/18, 09:18

A 7-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven has received a heart-warming reply. A Royal Mail official responded to Jase Hyndman after seeing the card addressed: "Mr. Postman, Can you take this to heaven for my dad's birthday." The Royal Mail's Sean Milligan wrote back, saying, ...

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

Sports 11/30/18, 20:32

Roll in dough, Tide!FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship — over a month before the game is played.The company announced Friday night it is treating the top-ranked Crimson Tide as the winners already, and paid out single-game bets ...

DC clerk stalls marriage over ‘foreign’ New Mexico ID card

Amazing 11/30/18, 13:21

A District of Columbia clerk and a supervisor refused to accept a New Mexico man's state driver's license as he sought a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country. Gavin Clarkson told the Las Cruces Sun-News it happened Nov. 20 at the District of ...

Teen freed after being stuck in vault at abandoned bank

Amazing 11/29/18, 12:35

Officials say a teen has been freed after spending more than three hours in the vault of an abandoned Florida bank. News outlets report that Hollywood firefighters tried to drill through a wall to break into the vault Wednesday afternoon after the 17-year-old's friend called 911. But they were stymied until a ...

Officials: Woman passes gas, pulls knife on offended man

U.S. 11/29/18, 12:05

A Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it.Citing a Broward Sheriff's Office report, the Miami Herald reports 37-year-old Shanetta Yvette Wilson passed gas while waiting in line ...

Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

Amazing 11/28/18, 03:09

Knickers the steer is huge on the internet — for being huge. The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of "Holy Cow!" after photos surfaced of the 194-centimeter (6-foot-4-inch) steer standing head and shoulders above a herd of brown cattle in Western Australia state. Owner Geoff Pearson says ...

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from ‘The Nutcracker’

Amazing 11/22/18, 08:45

After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Providence, a 19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring.This undated photo provided by Festival Ballet Providence shows Archie, a Yorkshire Terrier who has performed in more than ...

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

Amazing 11/14/18, 23:29

It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny.But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of three people.In September, Perth Zoo was ready to publicly show off its new month-old ...

Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes

U.S. 11/13/18, 16:44

A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials.The idea stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, in which the city of Syracuse partnered with researchers at Syracuse University. City officials wrote and signed ...

Surprise: Large alligator found in Kansas City hot tub

Amazing 11/07/18, 21:11

A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.The tenant described the 150-pound reptile as "gentle as a puppy" after animal control workers were called to the Kansas City home on Wednesday. The workers also found two boa constrictors ...

Relief: Police recover stolen inflatable colon

Amazing 10/31/18, 11:46

There was a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer.Police in Kansas City, Missouri, announced on Twitter Tuesday that a tip led officers to locate the "pilfered intestine" inside a vacant house.The 10-foot (3-meter), 150-pound (68-kilogram) ...

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