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  • Tabby Cat Chases Bear Up Tree, Twice

    06/10/2006 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 522+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2006
    A black bear picked the wrong yard for a jaunt, running into a territorial tabby who ran the furry beast up a tree - twice. Jack, a 15-pound orange and white cat, keeps a close vigil on his property, often chasing small animals, but his owners and neighbors say his latest escapade was surprising. "We used to joke, 'Jack's on duty,' never knowing he'd go after a bear," owner Donna Dickey told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Friday's editions.
  • Woman Attacks Dog Breeder With Chihuahua

    06/08/2006 10:20:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 309+ views
    AP ^ | 6/8/6
    ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) -- A woman angry that her new puppy had died pushed her way into a dog breeder's home and repeatedly hit her on the head with the dead Chihuahua, authorities said. The 33-year-old woman told police she had taken the puppy to a veterinarian, who said it was only 4 weeks old and needed to be returned to its mother. But before she could return the puppy, it died. Early Wednesday, the woman went to the breeder's home, pushed her way inside and began fighting with the breeder as she tried to make her way to...
  • College Students Found Dead Inside Balloon

    06/04/2006 2:25:48 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 92 replies · 3,616+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 4 June 2006 | AP
    College Students Found Dead Inside Balloon ASSOCIATED PRESS LUTZ, Fla. (AP) - Two college students were found dead inside a large, deflated helium balloon after apparently pulling it down and crawling inside it, officials said. The deaths of Jason Ackerman and Sara Rydman, both 21, appear to be accidental, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Maj. Bob Schrader said. Their bodies were found Saturday partially inside a deflated helium balloon at the entrance of a condominium complex a few miles north of Tampa. The 8-foot-diameter balloon was used to advertise the complex. "It was more a fun thing they thought they were doing,"...
  • 25 Injured In Cheese Rolling Competition

    06/02/2006 4:49:34 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 24 replies · 799+ views
    all headline news ^ | 5-29-06 | Mary K. Brunskill
    Brockworth, England (AHN) - An annual British cheese-rolling competition that entails chasing giant cheeses down a steep slope has resulted in twenty-five injured people, organizers say. A crowd of 3,000 spectators watched dozens of people take part in the event at Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, reports Yahoo! News. The 25 injuries, which include 12 injured spectators, occurred when participants chased the wheel-shaped Double Gloucester cheese in a 200-meter race down a slope. The winners of each of the five races were awarded with a big circle of cheese.
  • Plane overshoots runway

    06/01/2006 12:54:38 PM PDT · by 4more4Bush · 18 replies · 762+ views
    06/01/06 | AP
    United Express flight overruns runway in central Wisconsin By Associated Press . MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — A United Express flight that overran the runway on a landing at Central Wisconsin Airport was pulled from the mud on Wednesday. The 44 passengers and three crew members were not injured in Tuesday afternoon's landing, said manager Tony Yaron. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating Wednesday and found the situation highly unusual, said Elizabeth Isham Cory, a Chicago-based spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The CRJ 200 regional jet was coming from Chicago and tried to land at about 4...
  • Elderly Woman Taken to Morgue by Mistake

    05/30/2006 4:57:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies · 251+ views
    AP via Taphophilia ^ | April 13, 2006
    Elderly Woman Taken to Morgue by Mistake April 13 @ 18:30:52 CDT VANCOUVER, B.C. – An elderly woman in a deep slumber was mistakenly sent to the morgue over the weekend after body collectors confused her with her deceased roommate. . Health authorities say a driver that transports the dead failed to check the woman's identification bracelets and ended up taking the 87-year-old to a morgue across the street from her extended care facility. The mix-up was only discovered when workers at the Surrey Memorial morgue noticed some movement on the stretcher where the woman lay sleeping. Helen Carkner, a...
  • Pacemaker Blamed As Explosion Inside Coffin Halts Cremation

    05/30/2006 4:36:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 46 replies · 826+ views
    Pacemaker Blamed As Explosion Inside Coffin Halts Cremation Posted on Saturday, May 27 @ 21:57:06 CDT A MINOR explosion in a coffin rocked Carlisle’s crematorium after a funeral service yesterday afternoon. The cause is still being investigated – but it is believed to have been the result of a pacemaker being left inside a body. It is understood that members of the family involved have been informed of what happened. No-one was hurt in the incident and there was no disruption to funeral services or cremations. The crematorium, in Dalston Road, is operated by the city council’s bereavement services department....
  • Champion of nudity found dead in jail cell

    05/21/2006 9:25:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 26 replies · 929+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 5/21/06
    Champion of nudity found dead in jail cell 'Naked Guy' won fame in Berkeley, challenged values Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, May 21, 2006 Printable Version Email This Article The Naked Guy, whose au naturel jaunts through Berkeley spurred a nudity revolt in the early 1990s and earned him national fame, died in a San Jose jail cell, apparently of suicide. ...After his days as the Naked Guy, Martinez spent the next decade bouncing among halfway houses, psychiatric institutions, occasional homelessness and jail. ...In typical Berkeley fashion, Martinez's nudity soon hatched a political movement. In September 1992, Martinez organized...
  • Camel goes wild on highway

    05/17/2006 7:54:11 AM PDT · by Alouette · 29 replies · 505+ views
    YNet ^ | May 17, 2006 | Raanan Ben-Zur
    Runaway camel manages to reach Trans-Israel Highway, where he began to go wild and interfere with traffic A camel breached the Trans-Israel Highway Wednesday and interfered with traffic on the road. Police say he also attacked a traffic warden in the region. The camel began to behave wildly and endanger vehicles. Motorists in the area noticed a camel walking on the side of the road heading east. Some of them reported the disturbance to the National Traffic Police, which dispatched units to try and apprehend the camel, but it managed to succeed in escaping and getting on the Trans-Israel highway....
  • Bear eats monkey

    05/15/2006 10:51:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 623+ views
    Sun UK ^ | 5/15/06 | staff
    BEARS killed and ate a monkey in a Dutch zoo in front of horrified visitors. Several Sloth bears chased the Barbary macaque into an electric fence, where it was stunned. It recovered and fled onto a wooden structure, where one bear pursued and mauled it to death. Witness Marco Berelds posted a detailed report on the incident, including photos, on a Dutch Web site. He said one Sloth bear tried unsuccessfully to shake the monkey loose after it took refuge on the structure, built of crossing horizontal and vertical poles. Ignoring attempts by keepers to distract it, the bear climbed...
  • Flatulence ignites operating theatre fire

    05/13/2006 8:48:14 AM PDT · by fanfan · 34 replies · 2,391+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 13 May 2006 | Staff
    A patient's "gas leak" is being blamed for bringing a hospital operation to a fiery end. The man suffered minor burns in a brief but "dramatic" operating theatre fire which is believed to have been caused by flatulence, The New Zealand Herald reported today. The man was at the Southern Cross Hospital in Invercargill to have haemorrhoids removed and was singed in the "exceedingly rare" incident involving his own gas. "This was thought to be flatus containing methane igniting," a health source told the newspaper. "There was a sort of flashfire and that was it, but it was fairly alarming...
  • Husband: Marriage counselor had affair with wife

    05/04/2006 2:14:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies · 300+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 3, 2006 | DAN ROZEK
    A McHenry County man is suing his marriage counselor, contending the therapist he hired to help improve his marriage instead began an affair with his wife. That relationship eventually prompted the couple to divorce, according to the breach-of-contract suit filed by 35-year-old Scott Buetow of Lake in the Hills. His lawsuit seeks more than $200,000 in punitive damages from his former counselor, Dan Blair, and the Arbor Counseling Center where Blair works. "He [Blair] had an obligation to provide services, and he willfully abused that for his own benefit," said attorney Hans Mast, who represents Buetow. Fraud, malpractice allegedThe lawsuit...
  • Trojan Freezes Computer, Demands Ransom

    04/28/2006 12:40:23 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 54 replies · 1,827+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 4/28/06 | Jeremy Kirk
    A new kind of malware circulating on the Internet freezes a computer and then asks for a ransom paid through the Western Union Holdings money transfer service. A sample of the Trojan horse virus was sent to Sophos, a security vendor, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant. The malware, which Sophos named Troj/Ransom-A, is one of only a few viruses so far that have asked for a ransom in exchange for releasing control of a computer, Cluley said. The new Trojan falls into a class of viruses described as "ransomware." The schemes had been seen in Russia, but the first...
  • Rebooting Your Airbus (After All The Screens Go Dark)

    04/24/2006 10:17:12 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 153 replies · 3,673+ views
    AV Web ^ | april 24, 2006 | Russ Niles
    Rebooting Your Airbus (After All The Screens Go Dark) April 24, 2006 By Russ Niles, Newswriter, Editor Cures aside, pilots of Airbus A320-series airliners are getting new guidance on what to do if the screens on their electronically biased aircraft go blank. "Checklists will be streamlined so re-booting of power is quicker," an Airbus spokesman told the London Daily Mirror after Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch released a report on an incident aboard a British Airways A319 last October. The plane was carrying 76 passengers to Budapest from London when most of the electronic displays went blank. The crew was...
  • Prison Visitor Allegedly Uses Vagina To Smuggle Live Grenade

    04/20/2006 7:37:40 PM PDT · by Westlander · 184 replies · 4,298+ views
    AP ^ | April 20, 2006 | The Associated Press
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- A Salvadoran woman is in some trouble after she allegedly tried to smuggle into the country's main prison a military grenade and marijuana hidden in her vagina. The cylinder was about 10 inches long and 4 inches wide. Officials didn't say what prompted them to check Lidia Alvarado, 44, but authorities have raised the security level at jails across the country, fearing inmates may be planning something.
  • Stargazer falls to death from rooftop

    04/16/2006 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Panerai · 51 replies · 1,897+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04/17/2006 | Laura Crimaldi
    A romantic stargazer who was just days away from whisking away his girlfriend on a surprise Paris trip to pop the question plummeted to his death early yesterday morning when he fell from the roof of his Massachusetts Avenue apartment. “He had the tickets. He had the ring. He just didn’t have the time,” said Don Coulon, whose 28-year-old son, Gregory, was found dead after falling from the roof at 552 Massachusetts Ave. Coulon, 28, a Boston University systems analyst and computer programmer, was set to jet his girlfriend of several years, Michelle Kovach, to the City of Lights Wednesday...
  • Four youths climb through windows, soak class with water pistols

    04/15/2006 4:32:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 317+ views
    KWQC TV 6 DAVENPORT ^ | 04-15-2006 | AP
    JERSEYVILLE, Ill. Police in Jerseyville say they arrested five Alton High School students after four of them climbed through a first-floor window at Jersey Community High School and used squirt guns to spray a classroom full of students who were taking a history. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon. Rachael Jones, a 17-year-old junior, said she was in her U-S history class along with about 20 other students when she heard a noise outside. She said she saw four boys dressed all in black and wearing bandanas over their faces crawl through the windows and into the classroom, where they used...
  • Russian judge calls a halt to epic world walk

    04/14/2006 7:39:11 PM PDT · by Stultis · 9 replies · 535+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 April 2006 | Nick Allen
    Russian judge calls a halt to epic world walkBy Nick Allen in Moscow(Filed: 15/04/2006)An attempt by Karl Bushby, a former paratrooper, to walk around the world was as good as over yesterday as a judge on Russia's frozen east coast ordered his deportation for failing to have his passport stamped.Seven years and 17,000 miles into the trek from the tip of Chile back to his home town of Hull, the 37-year-old adventurer and an American companion, Dimitri Kieffer, will be flown to Alaska from the Chukotka Peninsula if an appeal is rejected. They protested that they had had to make...
  • Man Used Microwave To Kill Girlfriend

    04/14/2006 6:58:13 AM PDT · by Abathar · 28 replies · 513+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | April 14, 2006 | AP
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- Police in Uniontown are holding a 58-year-old man who they suspect threw a microwave oven at his girlfriend and then beat her to death. Authorities said Walter Fordyce attacked her after she refused to heat up some sandwiches for him. Fordyce is jailed without bond and charged with criminal homicide. Police said he told them he began arguing with his live-in girlfriend Thursday, threw her to the floor, threw a microwave oven onto her chest, stomped on her and repeatedly banged her head on the floor until she lost consciousness. Police said he also said it was...
  • DEA Agent Who Shot Self In Foot Sues U.S.

    04/11/2006 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Screamname · 147 replies · 5,617+ views
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | 4/11/06 | Screamname
    DEA Agent Who Shot Self In Foot Sues U.S. Seeks damages for distribution of humiliating gun accident video APRIL 11--A Drug Enforcement Administration agent who stars in a popular online video that shows him shooting himself in the foot during a weapons demonstration for Florida children is suing over the tape's release, claiming that his career has been crippled and he's become a laughingstock due to the embarrassing clip's distribution. Lee Paige, 45, blames the video's release on DEA officials in an April 7 federal lawsuit filed against the U.S. government. A copy of the pro se complaint by Paige,...
  • Man Gets $218 Trillion Phone Bill (But it's for three months, so... )

    04/10/2006 8:17:38 AM PDT · by bwteim · 91 replies · 2,583+ views
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - April 10, 2006 - Think your phone bill is high? A Malaysian man says he nearly fainted when he got $218 trillion phone bill, and yes, that's in U.S. The man, Yahaya Wahab, says he's been ordered to pay up within ten days or face prosecution. The New Straits Times reports the bill was for a line that was supposed to have been disconnected in January. The unhappy phone customer says he can't wait to face Telekom Malaysia in court, if the company follows through with its threat.
  • Proof that Guns don't kill people, Bugs do....

    04/05/2006 12:46:00 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 63 replies · 1,351+ views
    Proof that Guns don't kill people, Bugs do.... by Barry Jantz - San Diego County 4-5-2006 11:54 am From the Associated Press.... Live round on desk blows off part of hand VENTURA – A teacher who kept a 40mm round on his desk as a paperweight blew off part of his hand when he apparently used the object to try to squash a bug, authorities say. The 5-inch-long round, which Robert Colla had found while hunting years ago, exploded Monday while Colla was teaching 20 to 25 students at an adult education class. Part of Colla's right hand was severed...
  • Spider-hunting nudist ends with ring of fire

    04/03/2006 5:14:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 558+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/3/06 | Reuters
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A red-faced Australian nudist who tried to set fire to what he thought was a deadly funnel web spider's nest ended up with badly burned buttocks, emergency officials said Monday. The 56-year-old man was at a nudist colony near Bowral, about 60 miles southwest of Sydney, Sunday when he spotted what he believed to be a funnel web spider hole. Ambulance workers, including a helicopter crew, were called to the scene after the man poured petrol down the hole and then lit a match in an attempt to kill the offending arachnid. "The exploding gasoline fumes left...
  • Jerry Garcia's Toilet Stolen From A Sonoma Home

    04/02/2006 6:48:40 AM PDT · by Gomez · 3 replies · 160+ views
    (AP) The long, strange trip continues for Jerry Garcia's toilet. Police say the Grateful Dead leader's commode was stolen recently from a driveway along with three other toilets and a bidet. Garcia's salmon-colored toilet was the subject of a legal battle before it was finally moved to Sonoma, to await shipment to a Canadian casino. It's unclear if the toilet was swiped by a wayward Deadhead or a thief remodeling a bathroom. Police have no suspects or leads. Henry Koltys bought Garcia's Marin County home for $1.39 million in 1997 and removed the toilet and other items he planned to...
  • 3 N.C. Men Charged With Performing Castrations

    04/01/2006 5:31:43 AM PST · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 74 replies · 1,875+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | April 1, 2006 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three men have been arrested on charges of performing castrations on apparently willing participants in a sadomasochistic "dungeon" in a rural house, authorities said Friday. "It's extremely bizarre," District Attorney Michael Bonfoey said in a telephone interview. "It's incredible the amount of ways that people can find to run afoul of the law." Sheriff's investigators said Richard Sciara, 61, Danny Reeves, 49, and Michael Mendez, 60, admitted performing at least eight surgeries, including castrations and testicle replacements, on six consenting clients over the past year. None of the three is licensed to practice medicine, officials said. The...
  • Wife Accidentally Left at Wal-Mart (NM)

    03/29/2006 10:18:33 AM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies · 764+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 29, 2006 | Leslie Linthicum
    Regina, 77, and Lloyd Vogt, 80, retired farmers from Minnesota, had made a stop in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Socorro last week when they each had one of those oops! moments. They both went into Wal-Mart to browse, never running into each other in the vast super center. Lloyd came out before Regina did and hit the road for Tucumcari, the couple's destination that day. A thoughtful husband, Lloyd decided to let Regina sleep in. About 10 minutes later, Regina walked outside the Wal-Mart. Regina's plight was first noticed by Wal-Mart greeter Patricia Montoya, who saw her sitting on...
  • What A Whopper: Man Pays $4334.33 At Burger King

    03/28/2006 10:02:22 AM PST · by Abathar · 41 replies · 1,852+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 3/28/06 | AP
    PALMDALE, Calif. -- This fast food bill was a real whopper. A man was charged more than $4,300 after placing his food order at a Burger King in California last week. The four burgers came to $4.33. The cashier entered the charge on George Beane's debit card, then mistakenly punched in the numbers again without erasing the original ones. That brought the bill to $4,334.33. The electronic charge drained a checking account and left Beane and his wife wondering how they'd pay their mortgage. But everything worked out. Burger King didn't charge the Beanes for their meal and the couple...
  • Indian man ordered to leave his wife after 'divorcing' her in his sleep

    03/27/2006 11:34:16 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 45 replies · 1,257+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2006
    NEW DELHI, India -- A Muslim couple in India have been told by local Islamic leaders they must separate after the husband "divorced" his wife in his sleep, the Press Trust of India reported. Sohela Ansari told friends that her husband Aftab had uttered the word "talaq", or divorce, three times in his sleep, according to the report published in newspapers today.When local Islamic leaders got to hear, they said Aftab's words constituted a divorce under an Islamic procedure known as "triple talaq". The couple, married for 11 years with three children, were told they had to split.The religious leaders...
  • N.Y. Sinkhole Swallows SUV

    03/27/2006 11:34:13 AM PST · by Always Right · 5 replies · 230+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/27/2006 | AP
    NEW YORK - A city street collapsed under a sports utility vehicle early Monday, leaving the vehicle nose down into a deep sinkhole that officials said was caused by a water main break. The driver of the SUV escaped without serious injuries but was taken to a hospital for treatment of shock, said Fire Department spokesman Brian Conlon.
  • Man blames crash on pretty woman

    03/27/2006 7:31:42 AM PST · by Millee · 16 replies · 334+ views
    Ananova ^ | 3/27/06 | Staff
    A German taking a Ferrari for a test drive wrapped it round a lamppost when he tried to impress a pretty woman. Alphons Edberg, 33, from Hamburg, was driving a borrowed Ferrari 360 Modena which he was considering buying. But, according to police, the inexperienced driver lost control after putting his foot down to impress a pretty woman he had spotted. He crashed the powerful car into a tree, a road sign and a fence before finally wrapping it around a lamppost. The car was a write off and Edberg is in hospital being treated for head injuries.
  • In the village of federal livestock minister: Mob attacks donkey funeral rites

    03/24/2006 4:18:14 PM PST · by Dog · 7 replies · 378+ views
    dailytimes.com ^ | March 25, 2006 | Staff Report
    MULTAN: People took to the street against a man, Manzoor Hussain Khokhar, who reportedly observed the funeral rites of a donkey on Thursday at Adda Bosan, a suburb of Multan and the native village of Livestock Minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan. The donkey had died on Wednesday. The mob staged a demonstration and attempted to attack the master of the donkey and his friends who, however, ran to save their lives. The demonstrators demanded an immediate arrest of the accused for observing funeral rites of a donkey. Manzoor Khokhar told reporters that his donkey died on Wednesday and he loved it...
  • Six Busted in Wet T-Shirt Contest

    03/24/2006 10:09:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies · 1,073+ views
    WJHG TV (Fla) ^ | 03/2/06 | Staff
    Bay County sheriff's deputies made their first lewd and lascivious arrests of spring break. It started with a wet t-shirt contest that took place Tuesday night at Hammerhead Fred's bar on Thomas Drive. Investigators say the male DJs and customers used alcohol to help encourage the female participants to remove the t-shirts, expose themselves, and allow the audience to fondle them and bite their breasts. Capt. Rickie Ramie of the BCSO Special Investigations Unit explained, “They had taken a contest and basically there were females up there performing oral sex on one another, that was the original complaint. And we...
  • Man Catches Train, Forgets Baby in Car

    03/23/2006 2:01:59 PM PST · by NKByrum · 62 replies · 1,570+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 03/23-2006 | Michael Kahn
    By MICHAEL W. KAHN, Associated Press Writer 27 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Commuters racing to catch the train typically forget things in the car — keys, wallets, briefcases. But a baby daughter? ADVERTISEMENT That's what happened Thursday just north of Washington, police say. "Dad forgot baby was in the car, parked the car, got on the Metro," said Lucille Baur, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department. "I don't know exactly when he got the memory flash, but he was in D.C. when it was the horrible defining moment, 'Oh my goodness, I think I've left my child...
  • Court orders viagra treatment for impotent horse

    03/23/2006 11:33:58 AM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 142+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 3/22/06
    Court orders viagra treatment for impotent horse Posted on 22 Mar 2006 Court orders viagra treatment for impotent horse Sydney: A stallion in Germany has been prescribed a virility drug, as a means to temporarily cure its impotency. A court in the eastern town of Neuruppin has ordered viagra to be given to the horse after his new owner claimed he was impotent and refused to pay the full asking price. Vedor, the buyer of the horse paid just a 10th of the price of over 4,000 euros (6,700 dollars), claiming it had only one testicle and failed to get...
  • Man's toddler son wanders into strip club

    03/22/2006 5:23:15 AM PST · by tx_eggman · 28 replies · 880+ views
    The Star Telegram ^ | March 21,2006 | AP
    TULSA, Okla. - A Kansas man was arrested at a Tulsa strip club after police say his toddler son wandered from an unlocked car into the club over the weekend. Christopher Greg Killion, 31, was arrested Saturday on a complaint of "encouraging a minor child to be in need of supervision." He posted $500 bond and was released from the Tulsa Jail. The toddler told police that his father told him to stay in the car, and that if he left it, "monsters would eat him," reports indicate.
  • Japan:Man uses machete to chop off hand in front of Diet building (for protest)

    03/21/2006 5:55:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 785+ views
    Man uses machete to chop off hand in front of Diet building A man almost completely severed his left hand with a machete in front of the National Diet Building on Tuesday, apparently to protest policies toward North Korea, police said. The 54-year-old man approached the front gates of the building by car, stepped out, silently placed his left hand against the hood of his car and swung the 40 centimeter blade down across his left wrist, according to Tokyo police official Hideyuki Yoshioka. The man, who identified himself as a member of a right-wing organization, then mumbled a few...
  • Couple told to raze Chevy Chase home

    03/17/2006 11:22:04 AM PST · by JZelle · 218 replies · 6,443+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-17-06 | Tarron Lively
    A couple who bought and renovated an 82-year-old house in Chevy Chase must tear it down because Montgomery County officials erred in approving the project. Marianne and Marc Duffy said the oversight was pointed out by some high-powered neighbors who pressured the officials into rescinding approval, which will force the Duffys into bankruptcy and to demolish their $725,000 home in the 3700 block of Thornapple Street. "Our neighbors complained, then county officials informed us that they issued our building permits in error and that we'd have to seek a variance," Mrs. Duffy said. "This is after a county official testified...
  • Man severs own penis, throws it at officers

    03/17/2006 6:11:10 AM PST · by jdm · 226 replies · 4,689+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 17, 2006 | Eric Herman
    Before cops threw the book at him, Jakub Fik threw something unusual at them -- his penis. Fik, 33, cut off his own penis during a Northwest Side rampage Wednesday morning. When confronted by police, Fik hurled several knives and his severed organ at the officers, police said. Officers stunned him with a Taser and took him into custody. "We took him out without any serious injury, with the exception of his own," said Chicago Police Sgt. Edward Dolan of the 16th District. Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital reattached Fik's penis Wednesday, sources said. He was listed in good condition...
  • Flying Cow Leaves Two Police Cars in Flames

    03/16/2006 8:33:48 PM PST · by shadeaud · 42 replies · 727+ views
    woai San Antonio news ^ | 3/16/06 | Mandi Bishop
    Talk about a wild night near Seguin. A cow came flying out of its trailer, sent DPS and police scrambling, and left two police cars going up in flames. "It was almost hard to believe," said Detective Sergeant Maureen Watson. She has been in law enforcement for 15 years, and says she "never had a day like this. I mean the best way to characterize this it, is it's bizarre. It's really really strange." It's strange because it started out with a truck towing cattle, and ended in fire. Watson told News 4 WOAI, "We believe the gate of the...
  • Police: Hitchhiker forced to eat at knifepoint (Alabama)

    03/16/2006 3:31:05 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | March 16, 2006 | David Ferrara
    A Tennessee man faces kidnapping charges after police said Wednesday that he took a hitchhiker to a Robertsdale convenience store and forced him to eat pizza and drink wine at knifepoint. Timothy Lee Hagewood, 42, of Clarksville Tenn., was charged with second-degree kidnapping and resisting arrest after the incident Tuesday evening. Hagewood picked up Billy Watson, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., somewhere along Interstate 10 in Mobile, according to Robertsdale Police Investigator Anthony Dobson. Watson entered Hagewood's Dodge pickup truck voluntarily and was apparently headed back to Florida. The victim told police Hagewood had driven around the Baldwin County area before...
  • Mystery "Buddha" boy goes missing

    03/11/2006 3:14:19 PM PST · by INDIAN_REPUBLICAN · 179 replies · 3,088+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 11, 2006
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police began hunting on Saturday for a teenaged boy who some people believe is an reincarnation of Buddha after he disappeared from the site where he had been meditating for almost 10 months. Fifteen-year-old Ram Bahadur Bamjon has not been seen since early Saturday, said Hari Krishna Khatiwada, a district official of Bara, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. The boy had been meditating there without food or water since May. Some of his followers are also missing. "So far we have found no trace of them," Khatiwada said. Sitting cross-legged beneath a "pipal" tree,...
  • Florida Motorist Drives 17 Miles Wrong Way On I-80

    03/08/2006 7:25:29 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 10 replies · 283+ views
    AP | 3.8.06
    Fla. Motorist Drives 17 Miles Wrong Way On I-80 POSTED: 11:53 am EST March 8, 2006 BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania police say a Florida man drove 17 miles in the wrong direction on an interstate before he was finally pulled over. Police said John William Fisher Junior appeared confused when he was stopped. A trooper who pursued the SUV said Fisher had a can of beer on the console and was slurring his words. The trooper said Fisher was then taken to a medical center, where his blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit of .08 percent....
  • Mesa official cited in bestial acts with lamb

    03/07/2006 1:45:50 PM PST · by kaktuskid · 188 replies · 3,622+ views
    East Valley (AZ) Tribune ^ | 3/7/06 | Mike Branom
    A Mesa(AZ) deputy fire chief is on paid leave after being accused of bestial acts with his nextdoor neighbor’s lamb. Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies took LeRoy Johnson, 52, into custody at his Gilbert home on Saturday. The 26-year veteran was booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct, trespassing and public sexual indecency, all misdemeanors, spokesman Lt. Paul Chagolla said. Johnson was released from jail on his own recognizance on Sunday. The arrest came after the neighbor and another man said they found Johnson in a small barn in the 1200 block of East Catclaw Street; his pants were down as he...
  • Man accidentally shoots himself while driving

    03/01/2006 9:26:21 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 43 replies · 1,308+ views
    kansas ^ | Feb. 28, 2006
    The moral of the story is, it's probably not a good idea to drive with a loaded weapon tucked between your legs. Wichita police said a 25-year-old man was driving south on West Street shortly before 4 p.m. Monday when a gun went off in the car. The victim told police the gun was in his pocket. But there was no hole in the man's pants pocket, Sgt. Steve Hiser said. The bullet passed through the victim's left thigh, Hiser said. Police don't know what kind of gun it was, he said, because a front-seat passenger took the gun and...
  • 6 Year Old Boy Drives School Bus In Milwaukee

    03/01/2006 8:55:22 AM PST · by UB355 · 43 replies · 921+ views
    AP/CBS 5 Greenbay, WI ^ | 3/01/2006 | AP
    6 Year Old Boy Drives School Bus In Milwaukee (AP) MILWAUKEE A six-year-old Milwaukee boy tried to drive himself home in a school bus. Authorities say the kindergartner got mad at his teacher and slipped out of the building and climbed into an idling school bus. The boy then drove around the circle drive in front of the school twice before driving away. No one was hurt, but the boy did hit a parked car, a tree and knocked down a fence. The bus was empty at the time. Milwaukee police are investigating.
  • Police Dog Bites Nude Man in the Genitals

    12/08/2004 6:50:28 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 84 replies · 1,222+ views
    ap ^ | 12-8-04
    Police Dog Bites Nude Man in the Genitals 1 hour, 21 minutes ago Strange News - AP MINNEAPOLIS - A naked man was bit in the genitals by a police dog while being arrested for running nude and entering homes in a Minneapolis neighborhood. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. According to police reports, a police canine unit found the nude suspect shortly after noon Tuesday in a house on the 5400 block of Park Avenue South. While the officer was ordering the suspect out of the house, the suspect began hitting him, police...
  • Sticky Situation: Student Duct-Taped To Wall

    02/28/2006 11:13:59 AM PST · by kingattax · 10 replies · 373+ views
    ThePittsburghChannel. ^ | February 27, 2006
    CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A student was taped to the wall at a school -- and it was caught on video, police said. Chartiers Township police said that they received videotape found by an administrator of the Western Area Career & Technology Center, in Canonsburg. The video showed a student being duct-taped by his arms, hands and head to the wall of a bathroom, police said. According to police, an aerosol was sprayed on the student's shoes and the floor and then ignited. Police said that on the tape, does not appear that the student was injured in the incident,...
  • Boy Sticks Gum On $1.5 Million Painting At Museum

    02/28/2006 12:55:40 PM PST · by Cagey · 216 replies · 4,902+ views
    WFTV-NEWS ^ | 2-28-2006
    DETROIT -- The Detroit Institute of Arts is stuck with having to repair a painting worth $1.5 million. It has to remove a stain left by a wad of gum stuck on the painting by a 12-year-old visitor. It happened Friday. Museum officials said the boy was with a group from Holly Academy in Oakland County, Mich., when he took the gum out of his mouth and stuck it on Helen Frankenthaler's 1963 abstract painting "The Bay." The gum didn't stick to the fiber of the canvas, but left a stain the size of a quarter. Museum experts are researching...
  • Microwaved Penis Turns Out To Be Fake

    02/27/2006 5:31:39 AM PST · by Abathar · 87 replies · 2,075+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | February 27, 2006 | AP
    PITTSBURGH -- It turns out the microwaved penis was a fake. A convenience store clerk in the Pittsburgh area was freaked out when she thought she had put a severed penis in the store's microwave oven. The clerk said a couple came into the store and asked her to heat up something for them. The clerk did and caught a glimpse of what she thought was a penis wrapped in paper towels. McKeesport police Chief Joseph Pero said the woman who came into the store with the fake penis was actually trying to cheat on a job application drug test....
  • Village flooded by liquid pig manure

    02/22/2006 4:46:43 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 466+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 February 2006
    A BAVARIAN village was flooded by liquid pig manure after a tank containing 240,000 litres of it burst, German police said today. Sewage rose to 50cm in the courtyards and streets of Elsa after gushing from the tank. "The village was swamped with green-brown liquid and it was pig manure - the mother of all muck," said Rainer Prediger, a police spokesman in the nearby town of Coburg. Police estimated the pig waste had caused at least 100,000 euro ($161,590) worth of damage.