Oddities

November 06, 2019 - 3:30 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb got a strange 911 call recently. A 5-year-old boy didn't have an emergency; he just wanted to order a Happy Meal from McDonald's. A Mesa police officer delivered the food in person to the child, along with some advice about the proper time to use 911...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2011 file photo, Smucker's Simply Fruit Strawberry is spread atop peanut butter in Pittsburgh. Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska, Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. KTUU-TV reported the university would take donations for their annual payment tradition until Nov. 8 to help combat student hunger. Officials say the food goes to students in need. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 06, 2019 - 1:05 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — What a lip-smacking offer! Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. KTUU-TV reported the university would take donations for their annual payment...
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November 06, 2019 - 8:46 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Mangoes spilling from an overturned tractor trailer caused a not-so-sweet morning commute on the Beltway in Maryland. News outlets report the truck overturned early Wednesday on Interstate 495 in Bethesda. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer says...
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November 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — An election official in Pennsylvania didn't think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location. The New Castle News reports that the application to Lawrence County's voter services department listed the location as "...
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November 05, 2019 - 11:41 am
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has avoided a driving while intoxicated charge by operating an electric-powered shopping cart to get from one bar to another. A news release from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Brice Kendell Williams is accused of taking the cart Sunday...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 photo, Catherine Newton, left, buys three boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts from Jayson Gonzalez in Little Canada, Minn. Gonzalez, a Minnesota college student, says Krispy Kreme has told him to stop making doughnut runs to Iowa. Gonzalez told the Pioneer Press he was told his sales created a liability for the North Carolina-based company. (Deanna Weniger/Pioneer Press via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 9:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota college student says Krispy Kreme has told him to stop making doughnut runs to Iowa. Twenty-one-year-old Jayson Gonzalez of Champlin, Minnesota, would make weekend runs to a Krispy Kreme store in Clive, Iowa, and pack his car with boxes of doughnuts that he would...
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November 02, 2019 - 5:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone who is a fan of Chick-fil-A knows that the chicken chain is closed on Sundays, in keeping with its founder's Christian faith. But the Georgia-based fast-food chain apparently forgot when it sent an email to some of its loyalty members this week. "Calling all sandwich lovers...
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November 02, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A boulder that mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago from a national forest in Arizona is back, and forest officials aren't asking any questions. Prescott National Forest officials said a forest employee on patrol Friday noticed that the 1-ton boulder dubbed "Wizard Rock"...
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November 01, 2019 - 8:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has acknowledged that it picked up the tab when the country's spy agency recently took dozens of foreign agents on a trip to the Munich Oktoberfest. News of the spies' visit to the world-famous beer festival came to light in a government response to an opposition...
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Pittsburgh police officers stand near a Port Authority bus that had fallen into a sinkhole along 10th Street and Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The bus and a car fell in the sinkhole shortly before 8 a.m. One person was taken to the hospital for a minor injury. (Kristina Serafini/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 9:41 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bus that was partially swallowed when a sinkhole opened during morning rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh has been removed from the hole. Authorities said earlier Monday that two cranes arrived to remove the city bus. The city's official Twitter account later posted a video of the...
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