Police seek volunteers to get drunk for them; many respond
Police seek volunteers to get drunk for them; many respond

A Pennsylvania police department's request for volunteers to get drunk for law and order purposes generated a predictably enthusiastic response.

January 17th, 1:43 PM PST
Giant rotating ice disk stops moving
Giant rotating ice disk stops moving

Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.

January 17th, 2:43 AM PST
Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief
Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief

A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow.

January 13th, 1:03 PM PST
Chocolate spill creates sweet hot mess on Arizona highway
Chocolate spill creates sweet hot mess on Arizona highway

Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40.

January 15th, 10:53 AM PST
Email prompts man to attend stranger's bachelor party
Email prompts man to attend stranger's bachelor party

A wrongly addressed email has led to an Arizona man attending a bachelor party at a ski resort in Vermont for a stranger.

January 17th, 4:15 AM PST
Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails
Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails

The owner of a rodeo cow named Betsy says the bovine has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city.

January 15th, 7:23 AM PST
Commuter's 'delay scarf' bought by German train company
Commuter's 'delay scarf' bought by German train company

Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf".

January 17th, 3:53 AM PST
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

January 16th, 11:43 AM PST
Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart
Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart

Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after spent she several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store's parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.

January 14th, 5:13 AM PST
Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer become neighbors in Rhode Island
Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer become neighbors in Rhode Island

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Rhode Island, and his new neighbor is a familiar face from their days together in the Trump administration: former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

January 14th, 2:43 PM PST
Brewery launch is on target in former missile command center
Brewery launch is on target in former missile command center

A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center in Pittsburgh.

January 11th, 9:27 AM PST
Lawyer: Coat chewing could've thrown off breath test
Lawyer: Coat chewing could've thrown off breath test

An attorney for a Pennsylvania woman charged with drunken driving hinted his client's coat-chewing could've thrown off the results of her breath test.

January 10th, 4:27 AM PST
Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000
Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000

A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction.

January 11th, 5:57 AM PST
Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID
Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

Detectives seeking a suspect in a recent burglary at closed Florida police substation say a woman entered and ate an officer's chicken dinner, left her wallet and ID behind.

January 10th, 4:27 AM PST
Police: Woman breaks into police station, wanted to date cop
Police: Woman breaks into police station, wanted to date cop

Police say a woman smashed her way into a closed Pennsylvania police station looking for an officer she'd been sexually harassing ever since he arrested her.

January 10th, 4:27 AM PST
Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph
Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph

Houston's police chief says he set a new personal record when he issued a ticket to someone who blew past him going 140 mph.

January 12th, 12:23 PM PST
Leave $350 hats at home, NY middle school administrators beg
Leave $350 hats at home, NY middle school administrators beg

Administrators at a New York middle school are begging students to leave their winter hats made by Italian apparel company Moncler at home because the pricy hats keep getting lost.

January 12th, 3:03 PM PST
Man pleads guilty after alligator threat
Man pleads guilty after alligator threat

A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of a man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

January 11th, 2:57 AM PST
New Mexican arrested for allegedly stealing postal truck
New Mexican arrested for allegedly stealing postal truck

New Mexico State Police say a woman who allegedly stole a postal truck has been arrested in Raton.

January 9th, 4:47 PM PST
A moose walks into an Alaska hospital and finds a snack
A moose walks into an Alaska hospital and finds a snack

A moose wandered into a hospital building Monday in Alaska's largest city, and Stephanie Hupton was ready with her phone camera.

January 7th, 4:57 PM PST
'Don't feed the fatberg': Huge mass blocks English sewer
'Don't feed the fatberg': Huge mass blocks English sewer

A British official say a giant "fatberg" _ a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long _ has been found blocking a sewer in a southwestern English town.

January 8th, 6:56 AM PST
Missing Michigan cat found 2 months later in Florida
Missing Michigan cat found 2 months later in Florida

A cat from a Detroit suburb decided to take a break from the winter cold and turned up more than 1,000 miles away in sunny Florida.

January 8th, 10:27 AM PST
Man accused of guitar thefts has 1 thing to say: 'Go Eagles'
Man accused of guitar thefts has 1 thing to say: 'Go Eagles'

A Pennsylvania man accused of breaking into a music store and stealing guitars says he has one thing to say: "Go Eagles.".

January 4th, 1:47 PM PST
Stolen purple penguin statue returned to hotel museum
Stolen purple penguin statue returned to hotel museum

A large purple penguin statue that was swiped from a hotel in Oklahoma City apparently managed to waddle back home after police released surveillance camera images of a man with the $3,000 artwork tucked under his arm.

January 4th, 3:47 PM PST
Oklahoma game warden catches poacher via dating app
Oklahoma game warden catches poacher via dating app

An Oklahoma woman looking for love got more than she bargained for when she unwittingly shared her exhilaration about illegally shooting a "bigo buck" on a dating app with a state game warden.

January 8th, 2:57 PM PST
Police: Man doing doughnuts crashes car
Police: Man doing doughnuts crashes car

Police: Man doing doughnuts new car strikes power pole in Ohio, sending him and his two children to the hospital.

January 10th, 6:17 AM PST
Not for pick-up: Spilled chicken cause traffic problems
Not for pick-up: Spilled chicken cause traffic problems

An Alabama sheriff's office is warning people against eating chicken tenders that tumbled on to a rural state highway after a truck wreck.

January 7th, 6:57 AM PST
Bank robbery suspect held after stripping, awaiting arrest
Bank robbery suspect held after stripping, awaiting arrest

Authorities are holding a man they say tried to rob a San Diego County bank, then told frightened customers to call 911, stripped to his underwear and awaited arrest.

January 4th, 4:17 PM PST
Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers over pastry loss
Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers over pastry loss

Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire.

January 3rd, 3:47 AM PST
Kansas teen to get high school, Harvard diplomas in 1 month
Kansas teen to get high school, Harvard diplomas in 1 month

A 16-year-old Kansas high school student will soon earn his high school diploma _ and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree.

December 28th, 8:47 AM PST
Austrian train workers rescue wild goat buried in snowdrift
Austrian train workers rescue wild goat buried in snowdrift

Austrian railroad employees shut down track clearing operations to rescue a mountain goat after seeing it get buried in a deluge of snow they had been clearing from the tracks.

January 9th, 7:37 AM PST
Police: Reporter who helped foil robbery finds missing woman
Police: Reporter who helped foil robbery finds missing woman

A reporter who helped police catch a robbery suspect last week followed up with another good deed by finding an 89-year-old suburban Detroit woman with dementia who had wandered away from home in sub-freezing temperatures.

January 9th, 7:37 AM PST
From duct-taped shoes to $11M: Man leaves surprise donations
From duct-taped shoes to $11M: Man leaves surprise donations

Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the last act that he had long planned.

December 27th, 10:57 PM PST
Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted
Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

A street corner weed that had been decorated with Christmas ornaments and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise.

December 28th, 8:07 AM PST
Runaway cow caught on I-80 recovering at animal sanctuary
Runaway cow caught on I-80 recovering at animal sanctuary

A cow bound for a slaughterhouse that led authorities on an hour-long chase along Interstate 80 before being captured is recuperating at an animal sanctuary.

December 28th, 6:47 AM PST

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