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Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 03:40 PM PST

NY Village Changing Logo That Was Butt of Jokes on 'Daily Show'

NY Village Changing Logo That Was Butt of Jokes on 'Daily Show'

The upstate New York village of Whitesboro has confirmed that it will change its official logo a day after the image, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian, was ridiculed on Comedy Central's...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 01:00 PM PST

Cops Pay $40 to Save Escaped Goat: NYPD

Cops Pay $40 to Save Escaped Goat: NYPD

A couple of NYPD cops paid $40 of their own money to bail out a goat that escaped a slaughterhouse earlier this week, taking the gruff former fugitive to a Long Island sanctuary. Cops from the 103rd precinct's...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 03:26 PM PST

Cow Escapes NYC Slaughterhouse, Leads Cops on Chase

Cow Escapes NYC Slaughterhouse, Leads Cops on Chase

NYPD cops did their best cowboy impressions Thursday afternoon, wrangling a bovine that escaped a slaughterhouse and ran through the streets in Queens. Officers in Jamaica say they cornered a cow in a parking...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST

8-Foot Crocodile Found in Florida Keys Pool

8-Foot Crocodile Found in Florida Keys Pool

A homeowner in Lower Matecumbe Key had quite the surprise Thursday morning when an uninvited guest turned up in the pool: a live crocodile. The homeowner, who lives near mile marker 77, called the Monroe...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 04:34 PM PST

Man Charged Driving Car Almost Covered in Snow

Man Charged Driving Car Almost Covered in Snow

An 80-year-old man was charged after driving a car that was almost completely covered in snow with only a portion of the driver's side windshield cleared for vision, police said. Ontario Provincial Police said...

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 03:31 PM PST

Satanic Cross Goes Up on Florida City Hall Lawn

Satanic Cross Goes Up on Florida City Hall Lawn

A South Florida man has erected a satanic cross on the front lawn of the Hallandale Beach City Hall. Chaz Stevens, a self-described atheist, put up the 6-foot black cross upside down.

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 07:35 AM PST

Live Shark Found in Florida Condo Swimming Pool

Live Shark Found in Florida Condo Swimming Pool

Wildlife officials are trying to figure out exactly how a shark got into the swimming pool at a South Florida condo complex. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 07:35 AM PST

Man Dresses as Old Woman for Official's Photo Op

Man Dresses as Old Woman for Official's Photo Op

A city official who wanted to include an elderly woman in a photo op about a snow shoveling program persuaded a middle-aged man to dress up in a wig, earrings, lipstick and a dress. The man stood next to...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:27 PM PST

Gray-Haired Men Guilty For Britain's Biggest Burglary

Gray-Haired Men Guilty For Britain's Biggest Burglary

The last three members of a British criminal crew with a combined age of around 500 were found guilty Thursday for a $20 million heist committed last Easter — the biggest in the country’s history, NBC News...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:44 PM PST

300-Pound Statue Missing From UC Berkeley

300-Pound Statue Missing From UC Berkeley

Someone could be trying to hide — or sell — a 300-pound bronze statue of a 20th century California crew coach. University of California police said the statue of UC Berkeley Crew Coach Carrol "Ky" Ebright...

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