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    Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course

    JACKSON, N.H. (AP) — Maybe these golfers in New Hampshire didn’t yell “fore” but they might have considered “llama on the links.” Golfers at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson were joined Monday on the sixth fairway by a llama that escaped from his pen about 2 miles (over 3 kilometers) through some woods. The […]
  • This undated image from video provided by the St. Louis County Police Department shows a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens Stores while wearing jean shorts. St. Louis County Police on Monday Aug. 14, 2017, dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet, saying his "disregard for the law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends." The police said anyone who recognizes the man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." (Photo Courtesy St. Louis County Police Department via AP) Odd News

    Call the fashion cops: ‘Jorts-wearing bandit’ hits St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call “the fashion police.” St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the “jorts-wearing bandit” in a tweet on Monday, and included a photo. The tweet says the suspect’s “disregard […]
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    German customs intercepts package with 20 snake heads

    BERLIN (AP) — German customs officers say they have found and destroyed 20 rotten snake heads found in a package that had arrived from Nigeria. A spokeswoman for Munich’s main customs office said Wednesday that officers discovered the snake parts when they X-rayed a three-kilogram (6.6-pound) package last week. Marie Mueller said that when officers […]
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    The Latest: Doctor says nail punctured Wisconsin man’s heart

    PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin man who survived shooting a nail into his chest with a nail gun: 5:15 p.m. The doctor who operated on a Wisconsin man who shot himself with a nail gun says the nail punctured the patient’s heart. Dr. Alexander Roitstein performed the surgery on Doug Bergeson […]
  • This photo provided by Donna Bergeson on June 25, 2017, her husband Doug Bergeson lies on a hospital bed at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis., before a doctor removed a nail from his heart. He had accidentally shot it into his heart earlier in the day while working on a new house in Peshtigo, Wis. He survived and is going back to work this week. (Donna Bergeson via AP) Odd News

    Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room. Doug Bergeson is ready to get back […]
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    2 accused of theft get locked in store, break glass to flee

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut woman and her 12-year-old daughter were locked inside a convenience store by an employee who suspected them of stealing, and they kicked out the store’s glass doors to escape. The girl is also accused of using a stun gun on the 7-Eleven worker. Police say 41-year-old Bridgeport […]
  • A 4-foot alligator was found and removed from an outdoor pool at the Bayview Inn & Suites, in Atlantic City, NJ, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Craig Matthews/The Press of Atlantic City via AP) Odd News

    Wayward alligator found in swimming pool at New Jersey motel

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An alligator has been found in a swimming pool at a motel at the New Jersey shore. The 3-foot-long (0.91-meter-long) alligator was discovered Tuesday morning at the Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic City. Authorities say it’s not clear where the alligator came from, how it got into the pool […]
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    Removal of mysterious circular object from beach canceled

    WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A tree removal company’s attempt to uproot a mysterious object with steel legs that is lodged on a Rhode Island beach has been postponed. WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2x1xm6B ) that East Beach Association President Peter Brockmann says the Tuesday evening extrication by Rocky’s Tree Service has been canceled due to deteriorating conditions […]
  • This Nov. 25, 2016, photo provided by Ellen Manfalouti, of Holland, Pa., shows the remains of a rodent, left, she alleges she found baked into the bun of a chicken sandwich, right, that a co-worker purchased for her that day at a Chick-fil-A franchise restaurant in Langhorne, Pa. Manfalouti, a suburban Philadelphia woman, sued in Bucks County Court in August 2017 over the rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich. (Ellen Manfalouti via AP) Odd News

    Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich. A co-worker picked up the sandwich for her at a Langhorne […]
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    German police hunt stolen trailer full of chocolate

    BERLIN (AP) — Police say a semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town and are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves. Police spokesman Martin Ahlich said Tuesday the cooled truck trailer contained 20 metric tons (22 tons) of chocolate including Kinder Surprise eggs, Nutella hazelnut-chocolate […]