Oddities

December 27, 2018 - 4:56 am
UNIONTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeastern Ohio say a couple broke into a home, washed their clothes, took a shower and made some coffee before the homeowner's relative confronted the pair. Authorities near Uniontown also say they found jewelry, a computer and credit cards from the house inside...
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This booking photo released Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, by the York County Sheriff's Office shows Derek Tarbox, arrested on burglary charges. The sheriff's office said Tarbox broke into a Waterboro, Maine, home Sunday afternoon, took a shower, got dressed in the homeowner's clothing and was watching television when the homeowner arrived. He told the homeowner he mistakenly thought the house belonged to a friend and asked for a ride to what he claimed was his home. (York County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 26, 2018 - 5:17 pm
WATERBORO, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a man broke into a home, had a bite to eat, watched TV and even got a car ride from his unsuspecting victim. The York County sheriff's office said 35-year-old Derek Tarbox broke into a Waterboro home Sunday afternoon, took a shower, got dressed in...
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December 24, 2018 - 4:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A car thief had to call the police to ask for help after he was trapped inside the car he was trying to steal. Police in Trondheim said the young man, who wasn't identified, called the law enforcement from a car dealership in Norway's third-largest city to say he was "...
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December 22, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chanel purse left in a Manhattan subway station held a $10,000 surprise for the man who found it. Richard Taverna was at the West 66th Street and Broadway stop earlier this week when he spotted the purse by a platform wall. He tells the West Side Rag online blog that inside, he...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:58 pm
STANTON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple learned that they broke the law when they wed two years ago, so they asked a judge to void the illegal marriage and then to do it all over again. Philip Timmer and Trisha Stewart, both 55, were remarried last week at the Montcalm County Courthouse, and this...
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This photo provided by Monterey Bay Aquarium shows Abby the Sea Otter at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif. The aquarium on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, apologized after some people perceived a tweet about the sea otter, that featured social media words and phrases, as body-shaming. The aquarium tweeted a multipart apology that it called a “learning moment.” (Monterey Bay Aquarium via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 11:11 am
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — California's Monterey Bay Aquarium has apologized after some people perceived a tweet about a sea otter as body-shaming. The aquarium on Tuesday tweeted a picture of Abby, an otter who helps train orphaned otters how to survive in the wild. The tweet featured social media...
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December 20, 2018 - 2:21 pm
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Bakers are complaining that something is amiss with Hershey's Kisses. The chocolate candy's trademark tips have been mysteriously missing from batches around the country. Bakers have taken to social media to complain that the lopped-off tops are ruining the look of their holiday...
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December 18, 2018 - 12:06 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Travelers beware: Russian border guards are not in a Christmas mood. They demanded that a cameraman from a pro-Kremlin broadcaster explain in writing why he was filming a meeting of Jouluvana, the Estonian version of Santa Claus, and Russia's alter ego, Father Frost, on the Estonian...
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December 18, 2018 - 5:17 am
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald's drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana. News outlets report Port St. Lucie police say the fast food worker denied the trade and Anthony Andrew Gallagher drove off, only to return...
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This undated photo provided by in Lawerence County Sheriff in Mt. Vernon, Mo., shows David Berry Jr. Berry was ordered to watch the Walt Disney movie at least once each month during his one-year jail sentence in what conservation agents are calling one of the largest deer poaching cases in state history. Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter says the deer were killed for their heads and their bodies were left to rot. (Lawerence County Sheriff via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 2:30 am
OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation...
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