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Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 02:37 PM PDT

Man Dressed as Darth Vader Strikes Back at Highway Trash

Man Dressed as Darth Vader Strikes Back at Highway Trash

A Virginia man troubled by litter along the highway has decided it's time for the empire to strike back. NBC affiliate WSLS-TV reports Henry Wakley of Blackburg on Thursday dressed as the Star Wars character...

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 11:59 AM PDT

Snakes On The Loose: Ga. Officers Hunt Escaped Pet Pythons

Snakes On The Loose: Ga. Officers Hunt Escaped Pet Pythons

In a real life version of the children's reader "Snakes Alive!", state wildlife officers are searching for 14 pythons in an east Georgia subdivision after a woman reported that someone let the pet snakes loose.

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 08:21 AM PDT

Cat Burglar Busted

Cat Burglar Busted

Neighbors living in one Kennewick, Washington neighborhood have seen a rise in burglaries, but the culprit has been found.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:21 PM PDT

Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office

Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office

This law-man walked into work and found a bear going through the trash but he didn't run; instead he started scolding the intruder like a child. Apparently, at the Placer County Sheriff's office in Lake...

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 at 09:25 PM PDT

5K Toilets to Get New Life as NYC Oyster Beds

5K Toilets to Get New Life as NYC Oyster Beds

New York City is placing 50,000 oysters in Jamaica Bay — on beds made with the porcelain from 5,000 recycled toilets. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday that the...

Monday, Sep 5, 2016 at 09:33 PM PDT

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 02:37 PM PDT

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 02:51 PM PDT

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 12:36 PM PDT

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 12:06 PM PDT

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...

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