Oddities

This image provided by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office shows a suspect entering a convenience store in Galliano, La. Louisiana authorities are trying to identify a man who left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash and a digital scale in a convenience store. The man went into the store early Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 and put the apparent Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release. (Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office via AP)
January 03, 2020 - 6:09 pm
GALLIANO, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are perplexed over why a man left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash and a digital scale in a convenience store. The man went into the store early Thursday and put the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release...
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January 02, 2020 - 5:13 pm
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to prison for trying to steal a new $219,000 home by snatching and filing a signed deed without signing loan documents. Stanley Livingston, 45, was given a three-and-a-half-year sentence last month in Polk County court, the Ledger reported. A jury...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 photo, Huddleston native Beth Bays and artist of the hay bale sculpture Will-Hay Nelson poses for a portrait with her creation off of Tolers Ferry Road in Huddleston, Va. (Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP)
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January 02, 2020 - 2:52 pm
HUDDLESTON, Va. (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson frequently sings about traveling and seeing things he may never see again. Chances are he had never before encountered a 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of himself — guitar and iconic pigtail braids included — like the one a Virginia woman recently...
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January 02, 2020 - 6:43 am
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A flying highway sign gave a driver an unwelcome New Year's Eve gift when it impaled the rear window of his Corvette during a highway mishap that left multiple vehicles damaged in south Florida. The large highway merge sign speared the rear window of the car Tuesday...
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Swimmers jump in the Atlantic Ocean in the annual New Year's Day Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 01, 2020 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 2020 began in frigid fanfare for hundreds of people who splashed through the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge. Swimmers wearing Santa hats and other costume braved 40-degree temperatures (4 degrees Celsius) to partake in the New York City...
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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Evalena Worthington rehearses her New Year's Eve descent, costumed as a pirate wench, late Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Key West, Fla. Worthington's event, at the Schooner Wharf Bar, is one of six offbeat warm-weather takeoffs on New York City's Times Square "ball drop" that are scheduled for the subtropical island on New Year's Eve. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 3:49 am
There are going to be plenty of things dropping for New Year's Eve in Key West, Florida. The Sunshine State's hedonistic, subtropical island has six different “drops” Tuesday evening modeled after New York City's famous ball drop. Among them is Gary Marion, known as the drag queen Sushi, who will...
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This still image taken from video provided by WLIO-TV shows 950 people throwing footballs at the same time on Oct. 25, 2019 at the Ada War Memorial Stadium football field in Ada, Ohio. The Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most footballs thrown at once. The record-keeping organization certified the record. (
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December 28, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most thrown at the same time. The organization certified the record after the attempt was made Oct. 25 by 950 people simultaneously throwing a football on the Ada War Memorial...
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Jason Roy and Valerie Sneade say their vows in front of friends and family at the Dunkin' Donuts on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Worcester, Mass. The couple reunited for their wedding vows at the Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly thirty years ago. Except for a couple of chance encounters, Sneade and Roy mostly didn't see each other for 25 years after a conversation about their future at the same donut shop in 1992 led the young couple to slowly cut ties. Sneade and Roy blame misunderstandings at the time and words that didn't come out right. (Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)
AP News
December 28, 2019 - 3:17 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple reunited for extra-sweet wedding vows at the same Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly 30 years ago. Valerie Sneade and Jason Roy were married Friday afternoon, joined by family, friends and customers buying coffee and pastries at...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. The Illinois man who made and delivered more than 27,000 crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, is stepping away from his ministry but aims to train others to carry it on. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 27, 2019 - 7:05 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. Greg Zanis came to realize, after 23 years, his Crosses for Losses ministry was beginning to take a personal and financial toll on him, according to The...
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December 26, 2019 - 6:08 am
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — 'Twas the night of Christmas at a North Carolina house, no creature should have been stirring, not even a mouse. But a Forsyth County couple awoke with a fright, as something was moving about their house in the night. They dashed to their closet and hid in fear, dialing 911...
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