Oddities

May 11, 2018 - 9:22 am
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker's car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey. The bruin smashed a window and left only smeared icing and a paw print behind. Christine Allen tells The Record the bear ate every single chocolate, vanilla and strawberry...
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Fort Dodge Police officers Matt Weir, left, Larry Hedlund and Jacob Naatz investigate an accidental shooting, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when the pit bull-Labrador mix bounded back up, he must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belly band and stepped on the trigger causing the gun to fire and strike Remme in the leg. (Joe Sutter/The Messenger via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 3:23 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his...
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May 10, 2018 - 6:55 am
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a woman got angry at a cable TV worker and left him stranded in the air. Police say the dispute started in Ridgewood on Monday between a woman and an Optimum employee. The Record reports the 59-year-old woman turned off the worker's truck while he was...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2012 file photo, Baby Hope Diamond, a Coton de Tulear, appears as a dog bride at a fundraiser in New York that was deemed the world's priciest pet wedding. Animal advocate Wendy Diamond announced Wednesday May 9, 2018, that Baby Hope Diamond has died at the age of 13 after a nine-month battle with congestive heart failure. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
May 09, 2018 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A little dog known for her role in a fundraiser deemed the world's priciest pet wedding has died. Animal advocate Wendy Diamond announced Wednesday that Baby Hope Diamond died this week after a nine-month battle with congestive heart failure. She was 13. The coton du tulear (koh-...
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May 09, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A little dog known for her role in a fundraiser deemed the world's priciest pet wedding has died. Animal advocate Wendy Diamond announced Wednesday that Baby Hope Diamond died this week after a nine-month battle with congestive heart failure. She was 13. The coton du tulear (koh-...
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This May 7, 2018 photo provided by the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services Department shows two bobcat cubs, one in back only partially visible. Three people suffered bites when the kittens they rescued from a San Antonio alley turned out to be these ravenous bobcat cubs. The caretakers found the blue-eyed, stub-tailed pair on Saturday and, thinking they were Bengal kittens, took them in. (City of San Antonio Animal Care Services Department via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 2:37 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three well-meaning people suffered bites when the kittens they rescued after hearing them mewling in a San Antonio alley turned out to be ravenous bobcat cubs . The caretakers found the blue-eyed, stub-tailed pair of young bobcats on Saturday and, thinking they were Bengal...
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May 09, 2018 - 2:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brother can you spare a dime? How about 8 million of them? A semi-trailer truck hauling $800,000 worth of dimes crashed Tuesday into a guard rail on an interstate near Las Vegas, spilling thousands of coins on the side of the road. State troopers established a crime scene so a...
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May 09, 2018 - 12:48 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper has rescued a dog running loose in the middle of an interstate with the bribe of a homemade snack. Trooper Nick D'Angelo responded to a report of a pup running loose along Interstate 190 in Worcester on Wednesday morning. State police say the...
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May 09, 2018 - 8:40 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters helped one of their own pull off a marriage proposal. Fayetteville, North Carolina, firefighter Ashton Hanway asked Lauren Wood to visit Station 17 on Friday to take some pictures. His captain suggested they stand on top of a truck. An alarm sounded and two...
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Tons of liquid milk chocolate are spilled and block six lanes on a highway after a truck transporting it overturned near Slupca, in western Poland, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo)
May 09, 2018 - 6:53 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A tractor-trailer has overturned on a Polish highway, spilling tons of liquid chocolate that are solidifying into a huge sticky mess. The private broadcaster TVN24 showed images of an overturned truck surrounded by brown chocolate covering six lanes on the A2 motorway,...
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