Oddities

August 31, 2018 - 1:40 pm
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police responding to a Massachusetts go-kart track found a venomous snake wrapped around a tree in the parking lot. Braintree police say the timber rattlesnake was discovered Wednesday night near X1 Boston. Experts think the rattlesnake likely came from the nearby 6,000-acre...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:30 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Try walking a mile in these shoes. The Roanoke Times reports a Virginia shoe store lost mostly shoes designed for the right foot over the course of two break-ins this summer. Clean Soles operator Rob Wickham says his two-year-old sneaker store was raided by two people on July 20...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:07 am
STONINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine fisherman says he caught a rare, nearly see-through "ghost lobster," then threw the crustacean back into the ocean because it was too small to keep. Mike Billings hauled in the lobster Tuesday morning off the coast of Stonington. The Portland Press Herald reports...
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August 29, 2018 - 10:24 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office thought it made a huge drug bust, seizing 13 pounds of fentanyl worth $2 million on the street. The powder was found in a home along with other drugs and paraphernalia. A field test indicated it was the powerful opioid, justifying a host of...
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August 29, 2018 - 10:23 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake in her shopping cart while picking out produce at a New York supermarket. Laura Walitsky says she was at Wegmans in Pittsford on Monday evening when her daughter spotted the hitchhiking reptile wrapped on...
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Kristopher Weisheit and Brittany Birk took their vows Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, from home plate at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Ind., while their groomsmen and bridesmaids lined up, respectively, along the first and third baselines. The stadium is featured in the 1992 movie about a women's baseball league during World War II that starred Tom Hanks and Madonna. In one scene, Hanks’ team manager character tells one of his players: "there's no crying in baseball." (Nic Antaya/The Herald via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 7:54 am
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) — Two baseball fans have tied the knot at a southern Indiana baseball stadium that features in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own." Kristopher Weisheit and Brittany Birk took their vows Saturday at home plate in League Stadium in Huntingburg. Their groomsmen and...
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A pair of U.S. Navy divers attach a rope to a "reported unexploded ordnance" drifting in the water between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island, off Brownsville, Wash., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Brownsville is located a few miles south of Naval Base Kitsap - Keyport's torpedo testing range. The Navy was not immediately able to respond to a request for information. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 6:11 am
BROWNSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Coast Guard and Navy bomb technicians have detonated what they said appeared to be an unidentified mine floating in Puget Sound between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island. The object was reported at about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Navy says initial inspection of the moored...
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This photo from video provided by KCBS2/KCAL9 shows dead fish at Malibu Lagoon State Park, as state workers prepare to remove the stinking mess in Malibu, Calif., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The unexplained die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the massive die-off, which began last Wednesday, is very likely caused by unusually warm water temperatures. Officials are doing tests on the water and the fish. (KCBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials were trying Monday to solve a stinky mystery: A die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the Malibu Lagoon die-off, which began last Wednesday, is likely caused by unusually warm...
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August 27, 2018 - 11:28 am
WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman's 3 ½-foot lizard that went missing nearly a month ago is home again safe and sound. Liz Rose says her black and white tegu lizard named Tiggs was found close to her home in a neighbor's shed Sunday, no worse for wear other than being a little skinnier...
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August 26, 2018 - 2:08 pm
THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — Talk about driving a lemon! Authorities say a man has been arrested in Southern California after deputies found about 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of stolen lemons inside his car. Riverside County sheriff's officials say 69-year-old Dionicio Fierros was arrested Friday and...
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