Oddities

This undated image provided by the Elizabeth City Police Department shows Bradley Hardison. A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that Hardison was charged Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, with stealing from a Dunkin' Donuts in November. (Elizabeth City Police Department/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 4:53 pm
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he's accused of stealing from a doughnut shop. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports 27-year-old Bradley Hardison of...
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January 21, 2018 - 4:23 pm
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he's accused of stealing from a doughnut shop. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports 27-year-old Bradley Hardison of...
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People dressed in inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur costumes participate in a rally in Portland, Maine, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
January 20, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — His name means "king of the tyrant lizards," but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party. Make that many T. rexes. Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland's Monument Square on Saturday to observe a gathering of dinosaur lovers dressed as the science museum...
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In this undated handout photo released by the Russian Interior Ministry official website on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, a crocodile rests in a small pool of water dug in a concrete basement in St. Petersburg, Russia. Police were surprised to find the crocodile while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in re-enacting historic military battles, according to local media. (Russian Interior Ministry Press Service via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 4:38 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement. The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened Thursday while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in...
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This undated booking photo released by the Waldo County Jail in Maine shows Brian Fogg, who's accused of punching himself in the face to avoid a sobriety breath test. Fogg, who's free on bail, was charged in Belfast, Maine, with drunken driving, falsifying physical evidence and criminal mischief. (Waldo County Jail via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 11:28 am
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test. Police in the town of Belfast say they found 27-year-old Brian Fogg in his car, stuck in a ditch last week. WGME-TV reports police said when they tried to test for his...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:48 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200. North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was...
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January 18, 2018 - 8:59 am
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a woman told them a man was fatally shot and was in her home, and then led them on a chase into Massachusetts and back before she was arrested. A body has not been found. Police in Nashua, New Hampshire, say they had contact Wednesday with 54-year-old...
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This photo provided by the Kirkland Police Department shows an umbrella with a sword-shaped handle on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in Kirkland, Wash. A Seattle-area hospital was briefly placed in lockdown after a witness reported a man carrying what appeared to be a rifle, which turned out to be the umbrella. (Kirkland Police Department via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 4:13 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle. KOMO reports an employee of Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, noticed a visitor Wednesday morning carrying a backpack that had a long-handled item sticking from the top...
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This undated photo provided by Brogan Hortonshows Richard, a 15-year-old neglected pony that is being saved thanks to an online fundraising campaign by Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit in Bridgton, Maine. Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer, infection and frostbite. (AP Photo/Brogan Horton)
January 17, 2018 - 1:55 pm
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite. Bridgton-based Animal Rescue Unit took over care of the pony that was suffering from cancer and infection. Brogan Horton said...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:38 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped from Latin America. The Iberian police forces announced the big drug bust on Wednesday. They said...
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