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Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 12:33 AM EDT

Man Breaks Into Home, Paints Dog Purple: Police

Man Breaks Into Home, Paints Dog Purple: Police

Police in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, arrested a man they say crashed a stolen car, broke into a home and painted a dog Saturday afternoon. Officers arrested Felix Reagan following the incident. They say they...

Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 at 05:37 PM EDT

Va. Opera Singer Arrested for Violating Noise Ordinance

Va. Opera Singer Arrested for Violating Noise Ordinance

An internationally awarded opera singer was arrested in Alexandria Friday night for using a speaker to amplify her voice while she sang on the sidewalk. Cellphone video posted on YouTube captured officers...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 05:51 PM EDT

Deer Interrupts Surfing Tryouts in California

Deer Interrupts Surfing Tryouts in California

Surfing team tryouts in California were interrupted by a four-legged friend who apparently wanted to get in on the fun. Surfers at Southern California's Dana Point were shocked when a deer rushed into the ocean...

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 03:36 PM EDT

Boy Finds Bag of Meth in Video Game Package

Boy Finds Bag of Meth in Video Game Package

It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs. NBC affiliate KPLC-TV reports that the...

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 03:06 PM EDT

Orlando Theme Parks Offer Bug Spray to Ease Zika Fears

Orlando Theme Parks Offer Bug Spray to Ease Zika Fears

Florida's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando on Sunday...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:54 PM EDT

London Flight Delayed 1 Hour Over Crew Argument

London Flight Delayed 1 Hour Over Crew Argument

An easyJet flight from London's Gatwick Airport to Belfast has faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting match. Shocked passengers tweeted about the argument that grew so heated...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 06:57 AM EDT

NYC Cops Responding to Burglary Call Find Gator Taking a Bath

NYC Cops Responding to Burglary Call Find Gator Taking a Bath

Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect — a three-foot-long alligator, and it was in the bathtub. The reptile was hanging out in the empty tub...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 01:10 PM EDT

6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River

6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River

If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 09:44 PM EDT

Duke the Dog Wins 3rd Term as Mayor of Minn. Town

Duke the Dog Wins 3rd Term as Mayor of Minn. Town

The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician. Duke, a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees, won a third one-year term as honorary mayor of Cormorant Township on Saturday.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 05:39 PM EDT

Minor Leaguer Smashes Own Windshield With Grand Slam

Minor Leaguer Smashes Own Windshield With Grand Slam

A minor league baseball player in southern Illinois hit a grand slam only to find the ball smashed the windshield of his own truck. The Gateway Grizzlies of Sauget, Illinois, say Brandon Thomas hit the homer...

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