Oddities

August 18, 2017 - 1:26 pm
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard. KATU-TV reported ( http://bit.ly/2xb1MmW ) Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog named Kenyon thought he had dug up a time...
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August 18, 2017 - 9:48 am
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family. Terence Naphys, of West Deptford Township, had paid the toll to cross the Middle Thorofare Bridge with three family members in his vehicle on Aug. 1. The...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a U.S. Border Patrol car that had been sprayed with manure in Alburgh, Vt. Mark Johnson is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 12:10 pm
NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has denied charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Johnson, of Alburgh, pleaded not guilty...
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August 17, 2017 - 7:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — A wary woman in southern Germany alerted police after a man buzzed on the door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth. Police in Rheinfelden near the Swiss border reported Thursday that an interrogation of the 56-year-old man soon showed that his unusual...
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August 17, 2017 - 6:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — A black swan in Bavaria is no longer alone after finding a mate thanks to a lonely hearts ad. The German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the female swan had been living on her own on a lake near Castle Rosenau since her partner died last year — believed killed by a fox...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a U.S. Border Patrol car that had been sprayed with manure in Alburgh, Vt. Mark Johnson is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 12:07 am
NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Johnson, of Alburgh, is due in court on Thursday on assault...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a U.S. Border Patrol car that had been sprayed with manure in Alburgh, Vt. Mark Johnson is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
August 16, 2017 - 6:11 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a U.S. Border Patrol car that had been sprayed with manure in Alburgh, Vt. Mark Johnson is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
August 16, 2017 - 3:40 pm
ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Johnson, of Alburgh, is due in court Thursday to answer charges of assault and disorderly...
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This undated image from video provided by the St. Louis County Police Department shows a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens Stores while wearing jean shorts. St. Louis County Police on Monday Aug. 14, 2017, dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet, saying his "disregard for the law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends." The police said anyone who recognizes the man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." (Photo Courtesy St. Louis County Police Department via AP)
August 16, 2017 - 2:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet on Monday, and included a photo. The tweet says the...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:19 pm
ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is charged with spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Johnson, of Alburgh, is due in court Thursday to answer charges of assault and disorderly...
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