Oddities

January 07, 2020 - 9:29 am
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say they've arrested a man who wanted to go to jail to support his jailed girlfriend. Raymond Pace, 47, was charged with offenses including possession of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia, news outlets report. Pace called authorities...
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January 07, 2020 - 7:37 am
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it. Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering...
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January 06, 2020 - 6:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta couple said they came home from a winter vacation to find their house had been ransacked by an unusual suspect: a squirrel. Kari and Dustin Drees bought their first home last month in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead district and went to visit family a week later, news outlets...
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This image provided by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office shows a suspect entering a convenience store in Galliano, La. Louisiana authorities are trying to identify a man who left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash and a digital scale in a convenience store. The man went into the store early Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 and put the apparent Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release. (Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office via AP)
January 03, 2020 - 5:09 pm
GALLIANO, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are perplexed over why a man left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash and a digital scale in a convenience store. The man went into the store early Thursday and put the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release...
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This photo released Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, by the Somerset Police Department shows Tracy Milanovich, owner of Tracy's Psychic Palm Reader, of Somerset, Mass. She is charged with stealing more than $70,000 from a client by telling the woman her 10-year-old daughter was possessed by a demon and she needed the money to banish the spirit, police said. (Somerset Police Department via AP)
January 03, 2020 - 8:37 am
SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — A woman claiming to be a psychic stole more than $70,000 from a client by telling the woman her 10-year-old daughter was possessed by a demon and she needed the money to banish the spirit, police in Massachusetts said. Tracy Milanovich, 37, of Somerset, is charged with...
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January 02, 2020 - 4:13 pm
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to prison for trying to steal a new $219,000 home by snatching and filing a signed deed without signing loan documents. Stanley Livingston, 45, was given a three-and-a-half-year sentence last month in Polk County court, the Ledger reported. A jury...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 photo, Huddleston native Beth Bays and artist of the hay bale sculpture Will-Hay Nelson poses for a portrait with her creation off of Tolers Ferry Road in Huddleston, Va. (Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP)
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January 02, 2020 - 1:52 pm
HUDDLESTON, Va. (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson frequently sings about traveling and seeing things he may never see again. Chances are he had never before encountered a 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of himself — guitar and iconic pigtail braids included — like the one a Virginia woman recently...
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January 02, 2020 - 5:43 am
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A flying highway sign gave a driver an unwelcome New Year's Eve gift when it impaled the rear window of his Corvette during a highway mishap that left multiple vehicles damaged in south Florida. The large highway merge sign speared the rear window of the car Tuesday...
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Swimmers jump in the Atlantic Ocean in the annual New Year's Day Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 01, 2020 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 2020 began in frigid fanfare for hundreds of people who splashed through the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge. Swimmers wearing Santa hats and other costume braved 40-degree temperatures (4 degrees Celsius) to partake in the New York City...
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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Evalena Worthington rehearses her New Year's Eve descent, costumed as a pirate wench, late Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Key West, Fla. Worthington's event, at the Schooner Wharf Bar, is one of six offbeat warm-weather takeoffs on New York City's Times Square "ball drop" that are scheduled for the subtropical island on New Year's Eve. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 2:49 am
There are going to be plenty of things dropping for New Year's Eve in Key West, Florida. The Sunshine State's hedonistic, subtropical island has six different “drops” Tuesday evening modeled after New York City's famous ball drop. Among them is Gary Marion, known as the drag queen Sushi, who will...
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