Maine shuts down pot Facebook page after critics poke fun
Maine shuts down pot Facebook page after critics poke fun

The state of Maine has shut down a Facebook page detailing the potential dangers of marijuana use in response to a satirical page launched by pro-pot critics.

Cow steals spotlight at student's graduation photo shoot
Cow steals spotlight at student's graduation photo shoot

University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot.

December 14th, 4:07 PM CST
Truck crashes through home, misses sleeping woman
Truck crashes through home, misses sleeping woman

Pickup truck smashes through a home in Massachusetts, barely missing a woman who was asleep on her couch.

December 14th, 4:49 AM CST
Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers
Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers

Customs officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.

December 13th, 6:21 AM CST
89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store
89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store

An 89-year-old Alabama woman is free after spending what she describes as her first night in jail for failing to clean up her small-town appliance store.

December 13th, 11:31 AM CST
Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant
Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant

A man who was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days.

December 12th, 4:21 PM CST
Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers
Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers

It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco.

December 13th, 5:19 PM CST
Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice roll
Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice roll

A city council candidate in northeastern Arkansas whose runoff election ended in a tie after he didn't vote has lost his bid for the seat by a roll of the dice.

December 13th, 2:59 PM CST
Man sues after getting finger caught in airplane armrest
Man sues after getting finger caught in airplane armrest

A man is suing after he says one of his pinky fingers was caught in an airline armrest mechanism for nearly an hour during a flight to Los Angeles.

December 12th, 2:31 PM CST
Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in Germany
Factory mishap paves street with chocolate in Germany

A town in western Germany briefly became a scene that could have dreamed up by fans of fictional candy maker Willy Wonka when a ton of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified on the street.

December 11th, 1:01 PM CST
Leaping lemur surprises Florida trooper during DUI arrest
Leaping lemur surprises Florida trooper during DUI arrest

A lemur surprised a Florida Highway Patrol trooper when it crawled from a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck that had been stopped for driving erratically and hitting other cars.

December 7th, 11:38 AM CST
Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school
Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school

Students at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks.

December 10th, 8:18 AM CST
Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display
Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display

An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man.

December 11th, 8:51 AM CST
Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town
Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town

A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town is letting officials know how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his front lawn.

December 13th, 2:01 PM CST
Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes
Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes

Police say an armored truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway, causing multiple crashes as motorists stopped to grab money.

December 13th, 10:51 AM CST
Uranus Examiner ends publication, blaming judgmental people
Uranus Examiner ends publication, blaming judgmental people

The Uranus Examiner, a small Missouri newspaper whose name inspired chuckles and groans when it launched a few months ago, is closing.

December 7th, 3:08 PM CST
Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display
Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display

An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man.

December 11th, 8:51 AM CST
Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town
Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town

A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town is letting officials know how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his front lawn.

December 13th, 2:01 PM CST
Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes
Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes

Police say an armored truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway, causing multiple crashes as motorists stopped to grab money.

December 13th, 10:51 AM CST
Uranus Examiner ends publication, blaming judgmental people
Uranus Examiner ends publication, blaming judgmental people

The Uranus Examiner, a small Missouri newspaper whose name inspired chuckles and groans when it launched a few months ago, is closing.

December 7th, 3:08 PM CST
Man yells 'there's no Santa' at Florida holiday event
Man yells 'there's no Santa' at Florida holiday event

A man screamed "there's no Santa Claus" over and over during a recent holiday festival in Florida.

December 7th, 1:38 PM CST

Connect 

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights
It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.

December 6th, 9:39 AM CST
Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell
Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

Quackarazzi: A brightly colored Mandarin duck is holding New York City in its spell, with pink, purple, orange and emerald green colors one admirer called a "living box of crayons.".

December 5th, 10:09 PM CST
Moose rings Alaska home's doorbell
Moose rings Alaska home's doorbell

A moose used the doorbell to awaken a couple in Alaska.

December 7th, 6:35 AM CST
Bah, Humbug: Florida neighbors scorn woman over display
Bah, Humbug: Florida neighbors scorn woman over display

California humor? Woman scored by her new neighbors in a Florida high-rise condo because of the "Bah Humbug" holiday message she spelled out in lights across her balcony.

December 6th, 10:16 AM CST
Feng shui or in the way? Begrudged boulders won't budge
Feng shui or in the way? Begrudged boulders won't budge

A Maine restaurant owner is citing "feng shui" as a reason not to move boulders outside the building that are in the way of a sidewalk project.

December 6th, 5:08 PM CST
Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban
Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

Boy gets small Colorado town to lift nearly century-old ban on snowball fights.

December 3rd, 10:08 PM CST
Police: Man freed from jail steals car from its parking lot
Police: Man freed from jail steals car from its parking lot

Police say a Pennsylvania man released from custody immediately stole a car in the jail's parking lot.

December 5th, 11:04 AM CST
Teacher accused of cutting boy's hair pleads not guilty
Teacher accused of cutting boy's hair pleads not guilty

A California prosecutor has charged a high school teacher with several child cruelty and battery counts after she forcibly cut the hair of one of her students.

December 7th, 4:38 PM CST
Clarification: Alderman-Key Missed Vote story
Clarification: Alderman-Key Missed Vote story

A first-time political candidate in northeast Arkansas has learned a valuable civics lesson -- vote -- after his race ends in a tie.

December 6th, 2:37 PM CST
Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger
Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger

A Dutch court has rejected the request of a self-styled positivity guru to shave 20 years off his age, in a case that drew worldwide attention.

December 3rd, 5:58 AM CST
New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'
New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere.

December 5th, 9:29 PM CST
CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car
CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep.

December 3rd, 10:58 PM CST
DC clerk stalls marriage over 'foreign' New Mexico ID card
DC clerk stalls marriage over 'foreign' New Mexico ID card

A District of Columbia clerk refused to accept a New Mexico man's state driver's license for a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country.

November 30th, 11:42 AM CST
Teacher who spoiled Santa will not return to school
Teacher who spoiled Santa will not return to school

School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn't real will not be returning to the school.

December 5th, 6:46 AM CST
'Nutcracker' prince proposes to stunned Dewdrop Fairy
'Nutcracker' prince proposes to stunned Dewdrop Fairy

The prince in the "Nutcracker" had a special present for his favorite ballerina during a Wichita performance of the holiday classic.

December 4th, 9:18 AM CST

US News 

Local News 

World News