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Wyoming man calls to ask why he wasn’t arrested, is arrested

A Wyoming man who asked a sheriff’s dispatcher why he hadn’t been arrested soon found himself in handcuffs. The 62-year-old man called the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday to ask why he hadn’t been arrested after deputies raided his house the previous day. Asked why he should be arrested, the man said meth use, […]

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Yabba dabba dispute resolved. Fred Flintstone can stay

Fred Flintstone fought the law — and he won. Technically, the owner of the fanciful Flintstones house in a posh San Francisco suburb settled a lawsuit with the town of Hillsborough. But the agreement will allow Fred and his friends to remain. In a yabba dabba dispute that pitted property rights against government rules that […]

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8-year-old shooting chipmunks accidentally strikes uncle

A 32-year-old man was accidentally shot in the head in New Hampshire after the bullet fired by his 8-year-old nephew ricocheted while they were shooting chipmunks, police said. The man was injured Friday in Milton and is expected to recover, Fosters Daily Democrat reports. Police said a bullet shot by the 8-year-old ricocheted after killing […]

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Woman charged for feeding rats that exacerbated rodent issue

A woman was charged with allegedly violating a Rhode Island city ordinance against feeding wild animals. The 55-year-old woman’s neighbors blame her for exacerbating the rodent problem in Cranston, WJAR-TV reported. Last week, the publication captured several nocturnal rats active in the middle of the day. Neighbors say that it’s even worse during the night. […]

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Affidavit: FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold

An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a fabled cache of U.S. government gold he said was “stolen during the Civil War” and hidden in a Pennsylvania cave, saying the state might take the gold for itself if the feds asked for permission, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The […]

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Songwriter Diane Warren saves escaped cow from slaughter

Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb. The Grammy-winning artist contacted the city of Pico Rivera to arrange to have the cow sent to the Farm Sanctuary north […]

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Holy cow, not again! More bovines get loose in a US town

The revenge of the cows heated up Thursday with yet another instance of a herd getting loose in a U.S. community. This time a cattle-hauling truck rolled over along Interstate 64 in West Virginia, and an emergency dispatcher in Cabell County said a bridge connecting Huntington to Lawrence County, Ohio, also had to be shut […]