Oddities

January 14, 2020 - 11:45 am
MILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A customer made it much more than a double for two New Hampshire bartenders when he tipped them over $2,000 on a $21 check. Bruce Girouard and Karen Vaillancourt say a customer left them a $2,078.74 tip even though his bill was for only $21.26 on Friday at the Pasta Loft in...
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January 13, 2020 - 8:28 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A man sent some illegal holiday cheer to a woman in jail and he ended up getting arrested himself, officials in a Georgia county say. News outlets report 40-year-old Timothy Lee Snow sent the woman a Christmas card filled with drugs. Bibb County Jail inmate Mary Beth Odum, 40, had...
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January 08, 2020 - 4:40 pm
A Colorado sheriff on Wednesday rescinded his call for people to be on the lookout for a “command vehicle” that may be operating mysterious groups of drones spotted in recent weeks over northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska. That request for public assistance “is no longer pertinent or...
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January 07, 2020 - 8:37 am
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it. Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering...
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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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