Oddities

This photo provided by Oconee County Sheriff’s Office shows Megan Holman. Holman, who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck. News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged Holman with public intoxication. They say they spotted her cruising down the road in a Power Wheels electric toy truck after a caller reported a suspicious person on the street. (Oconee County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 2:54 pm
WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck. News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication. They say they spotted her...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2007 file photo, an adult Piping Plover runs along a beach as waves lap on the shore in the background, in the Quonochontaug Conservation Area, in Westerly, R.I. A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there. Piping plovers usually visit Sandy Hook but this year, they’ve decided to build more than 20 nests. Sandy Hook Foundation made the announcement Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)
June 13, 2019 - 7:19 pm
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there. Piping plovers usually only visit Sandy Hook but this year, unusually, they've decided to build more than 20 nests. Sandy Hook Foundation made the...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:29 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said. The southern black racer snake slithered out of the man's backpack when he arrived on Maui Monday, KGMB-TV reported Wednesday. Snakes have no natural...
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This undated photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department shows a phony license plate that was spotted by a motorcycle officer on a tractor-trailer in Moorpark, Calif., northwest of Los Angeles. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department said Monday, June 10, 2019, that the driver was arrested and the truck was towed away because it was unsafe. (Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 8:04 pm
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig. How could they tell? Well, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department says the 1960s-style yellow-on-black plate had wobbly letters and numbers. Also, instead of "CALIFORNIA,"...
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June 12, 2019 - 11:53 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian police say a private circus owner has released a bear from a cage after a standoff with police trying to take the animal away. Authorities wanted the bear confiscated for many violations, most recently because it was kept in temperatures reaching 30 degrees...
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June 12, 2019 - 12:26 am
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city known for its proximity to arguably the most famous UFO event in the United States has trademark protection for its alien-inspired logo. The city of Roswell said Tuesday it received its requested trademark certification from the New Mexico Secretary of State's...
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Motorcycle lightning strike
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June 10, 2019 - 1:58 pm
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says lightning struck a motorcyclist on the helmet as he drove on an interstate in Florida, causing a crash and his death. The agency said in a news release that 45-year-old Benjamin Austin Lee of Charlotte, North Carolina, died Sunday afternoon on...
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June 10, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Apparently hungry and thirsty vandals have trashed a fairgrounds booth in Maine, stealing 120 whoopie pies and drinking half a gallon of iced tea. John Youney, a director of the Skowhegan Lions Club, tells the Morning Sentinel that a refrigerator full of cookies was also...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, switches the standing markers to place Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, second and himself first at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix auto race in Montreal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 6:22 pm
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was red with rage at being stripped of a much-needed win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. So the four-time Formula One world champion took matters into his own hands — literally. After getting out of his car with his helmet still on and stomping back to his...
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June 07, 2019 - 1:17 pm
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police who surrounded a house in eastern Texas because they thought they had a burglary in progress found a deer instead. The homeowner called Lufkin police early Thursday after she heard glass breaking. The woman hid in a closet and realized she had left her weapon in the...
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