Oddities

June 01, 2018 - 11:13 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is willing to pay new residents who work remotely for an out-of-state employer — all in an effort to increase its population. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law a bill that will pay those new residents up to $10,000, in an effort to attract younger people to...
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June 01, 2018 - 7:57 am
WARRENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York law enforcers are looking for a tree thief. The Post-Star says somebody snatched 130 saplings recently from the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Christmas-type trees — fir and spruce — were taken out of the ground next to the district's...
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May 31, 2018 - 2:33 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple ran into a different sort of hazard during a round of golf on Memorial Day near Salt Lake City. A young moose bigger than their golf cart chased them off the links at the Park City Golf Club. Emily Clearwater of Phoenix says she watched the scene unfold from a...
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In this image made from video, a Porsche Carrera car is underneath another car in Sydney, Australia Thursday, May 31, 2018. Australian media say a valet drove the soft-top Porsche Carrera under another vehicle Thursday outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney. (Australian Broadcasting Corp. via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 1:41 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A hotel valet had a lucky escape — but the luxury sports car he was trying to park did not. Australian media say the valet drove the soft-top Porsche Carrera under another vehicle Thursday outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney. Emergency workers cut the driver out from the Porsche...
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In this image made from video, a Porsche Carrera car is underneath another car in Sydney, Australia Thursday, May 31, 2018. Australian media say a valet drove the soft-top Porsche Carrera under another vehicle Thursday outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney. (Australian Broadcasting Corp. via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 12:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A hotel valet had a lucky escape — but the luxury sports car he was trying to park did not. Australian media say the valet drove the soft-top Porsche Carrera under another vehicle Thursday outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney. Emergency workers cut the driver out from the Porsche...
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May 30, 2018 - 12:06 pm
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 6-foot-long boa constrictor reported loose in Binghamton, New York, has been found — beneath the owner's kitchen sink. A Facebook post by the Broome County Humane Society on behalf of the owner said the pet snake escaped its enclosure earlier this week and was last seen...
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May 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — This city means business when it comes to hockey and is stating its (lower) case — no capital letters. In a shot at the Vegas Golden Knights' opponent — the Washington Capitals — city officials are dispensing with capital letters on the official Twitter account. The city posted a...
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May 28, 2018 - 3:00 pm
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Officials on Long Island are offering a reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for dumping 27 rabbits by a Suffolk County train station. The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it was notified on Sunday that a...
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May 27, 2018 - 9:39 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Motorists traveling around Maine this holiday weekend will see residents' creativity on display. Message boards warn motorists that, "A Cold Suppah Is Bettah Thana Hot Ticket." Another one says, "Spend Money on Lobstahs — Not Speeding Tickets." Yet another says, "Put Down UR...
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May 24, 2018 - 6:25 pm
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Talk about gunning the engine. Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday. When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in...
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