Oddities

September 20, 2017 - 1:55 pm
VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — A tractor-trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got trapped on a boardwalk at the New Jersey shore. Workers in Ventnor spent Wednesday morning removing benches and railings to help the truck get off of the boardwalk. Police said the truck first drove onto the boardwalk in...
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September 20, 2017 - 10:57 am
VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — A tractor trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got stuck on a boardwalk at the New Jersey shore. Workers in Ventnor spent Wednesday morning removing benches and railings to help the truck get off of the boardwalk. Police said that the tractor trailer first drove onto the...
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September 20, 2017 - 9:29 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested three people who used obituaries to plan out thefts of items left in vehicles parked at western New York funeral homes. Law enforcement officials from several agencies in the Rochester area say a 39-year-old man and two women, ages 20 and 23,...
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September 20, 2017 - 7:58 am
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A police officer has come to the rescue of a New Jersey woman who lost her diamond engagement ring on a highway while changing a flat tire. Police in Paramus said Kimberly Garcia realized when she got home on Sunday that she had lost her ring after pulling over to change the...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:28 am
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. The detour will run from 9 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday as crews close the toll road between the New Castle and Cranberry interchanges. That...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show attendees. The New York restaurant is called Samovarchik and is located on the Lower...
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September 18, 2017 - 10:14 am
STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man who didn't want to drink alone forced his way into a woman's home and sat down with two 12-packs of beer. Thirty-nine-year-old Sean Haller, of Stewartstown, faces charges including criminal trespass and remained in the York County jail...
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September 16, 2017 - 5:45 pm
FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York. Newsday ( http://nwsdy.li/2xpQNJK ) says a woman found the stray, a German shepherd mix, and brought it to a Long Island rescue group called Bobbi and The Strays on Tuesday. The dog's microchip was...
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September 16, 2017 - 5:11 pm
FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York. Newsday ( http://nwsdy.li/2xpQNJK ) says a woman found the stray, a German shepherd mix, and brought it to a Long Island rescue group called Bobbi and The Strays on Tuesday. The dog's microchip was...
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September 16, 2017 - 1:33 pm
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a...
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