Michigan twins run for county seats as political opponents
Michigan twins run for county seats as political opponents

Twin sisters from western Michigan are running for county commissioner seats, but they aren't endorsing one another.

Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish
Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish

A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond.

July 16th, 9:28 am
Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?
Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.

8 hrs 22 mins ago
Probe criticizes Montana justice for absences, tardiness
Probe criticizes Montana justice for absences, tardiness

An investigation into the operation of one of the Missoula County justice courts found the judge was frequently absent, had employees walk her dog, put court fees in an unlocked box on her back porch and offered no training to new hires.

4 hrs 2 mins ago
German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots
German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots.

July 14th, 5:34 am
Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies
Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

10 hrs 9 mins ago
Probe criticizes Montana justice for absences, tardiness
Probe criticizes Montana justice for absences, tardiness

An investigation into the operation of one of the Missoula County justice courts found the judge was frequently absent, had employees walk her dog, put court fees in an unlocked box on her back porch and offered no training to new hires.

4 hrs 2 mins ago
German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots
German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots.

July 14th, 5:34 am
Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies
Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

10 hrs 9 mins ago
Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues
Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues

The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping.

21 hrs 57 mins ago
Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit
Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

Finnish brewery pays humorous tribute to U.S. Russian summit in Helsinki with a limited-edition beer, urges Trump, Putin to settle things "like adults".

July 14th, 3:31 pm
Errant tweet inspires "National Blue Cheese Dressing Day"
Errant tweet inspires "National Blue Cheese Dressing Day"

The founder of Buffalo's annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge _ with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day.

July 16th, 5:45 am
Firefighters rescue raccoon that got head stuck in mayo jar
Firefighters rescue raccoon that got head stuck in mayo jar

Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar.

July 16th, 8:30 am
Toys, eyeglasses, cellphones surface in Ohio sewer system
Toys, eyeglasses, cellphones surface in Ohio sewer system

Workers in metropolitan sewer district in Ohio amass impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system.

July 15th, 11:54 am
Lose, your blues: Town tosses 'Footloose' anti-dancing law
Lose, your blues: Town tosses 'Footloose' anti-dancing law

Western Arkansas city has a message for residents: It's finally time to kick off the Sunday shoes.

July 16th, 11:40 am
Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies
Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies

A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie in Portland, Maine.

July 15th, 11:47 am
Man smashes through grocery store ceiling, twice
Man smashes through grocery store ceiling, twice

Police say officers investigating a bank robbery in New Hampshire found a man at a nearby grocery store who fell through the ceiling.

July 13th, 6:02 am
Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers
Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers

Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers on a Phoenix freeway.

July 13th, 12:18 pm
Arizona lawmaker apologizes after video shows 140 mph brag
Arizona lawmaker apologizes after video shows 140 mph brag

An Arizona state lawmaker told a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 140 miles per hour after he was pulled over for speeding.

July 12th, 3:39 pm
Video shows woman snatching, bagging birds at US park
Video shows woman snatching, bagging birds at US park

Videos of a woman snatching birds at a U.S. park and putting them alive in plastic bags have triggered an investigation by the National Park Service.

July 12th, 1:38 pm
State board to consider changing mountain's made-up name
State board to consider changing mountain's made-up name

A Vermont state board plans to hear a man's request to change the name of Mount Ascutney because it's a made-up name.

July 12th, 3:03 pm

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Black bear noshes on lunch inside surprised woman's minivan
Black bear noshes on lunch inside surprised woman's minivan

Free food? Bear noshes on lunch inside minivan whose windows were left open.

July 12th, 10:01 am
Man gets Sea-Doo back nearly 6 years after Hurricane Sandy
Man gets Sea-Doo back nearly 6 years after Hurricane Sandy

A New Jersey man has been reunited with his Sea-Doo nearly six years after it was swept away in Hurricane Sandy.

July 11th, 2:55 pm
World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title
World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest.

July 11th, 8:01 am
Lamborghini destroyed in Missouri gas station mishap
Lamborghini destroyed in Missouri gas station mishap

A Lamborghini erupted in flames at a suburban St. Louis gas station after a minivan driver pulled away from a gas pump with the nozzle still attached.

July 11th, 1:35 pm
Snap! Alligator tempted by frog captured in Indiana pond
Snap! Alligator tempted by frog captured in Indiana pond

An alligator that was hanging out in a northern Indiana retention pond has been captured after being lured to shore with a frog.

July 11th, 10:16 am
Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle
Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle

An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.

July 10th, 3:47 pm
Another Mud Day oozes into the books near Detroit
Another Mud Day oozes into the books near Detroit

Made in the shade? It was more like made in the mud for hundreds of people at a Michigan park.

July 10th, 3:23 pm
Officers find 9-year-old girl behind wheel of crashed car
Officers find 9-year-old girl behind wheel of crashed car

Officers who followed a car zig-zagging down a Des Moines street were surprised to find a 10-year-old boy at the wheel with his 7-year-old brother riding shotgun.

July 9th, 12:22 pm
Officers describe faint whimper, finding abandoned infant
Officers describe faint whimper, finding abandoned infant

A man accused of abandoning a 5-month-old baby in the Montana woods is appearing in court on a child endangerment charge.

July 10th, 1:39 am
Rescue crew drops man at hospital, then does his yard work
Rescue crew drops man at hospital, then does his yard work

When a Florida man suffered a heart attack while laying sod in his front yard, the team of first responders who took him to the hospital returned to his house and finished the job.

July 9th, 10:03 am
German police ask for help in search for kangaroo mom, joey
German police ask for help in search for kangaroo mom, joey

German police are appealing to the public for help in their search for a kangaroo and her baby that went missing from a zoo earlier this week.

July 6th, 8:36 am
Man takes a naked stroll through the city
Man takes a naked stroll through the city

A man has decided to take a stroll in the buff through a Vermont downtown on a simmering day.

July 6th, 8:04 am
Tasty typo confuses Senate candidate with a sandwich
Tasty typo confuses Senate candidate with a sandwich

A tasty typo mistakenly turned a U.S. Senate candidate's name into that of a sandwich.

July 5th, 2:41 pm
Budget surplus results in $68 checks for thousands in town
Budget surplus results in $68 checks for thousands in town

A Pennsylvania township with more money than it anticipated from increased property tax collection decided to give the dividends to residents in the form of a $68 check to each of nearly 15,000 property owners.

July 5th, 3:06 pm
Big tree found near farm may be among Pennsylvania's largest
Big tree found near farm may be among Pennsylvania's largest

A forester in Pennsylvania says he's discovered a massive red oak tree that may be one of the biggest trees in the state.

July 5th, 11:50 am

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