Weird National Briefs (242)

Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:53

Weird National Briefs - December 11th, 2013

Written by AP

Feed for speed

LINCOLN, Neb. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are building cars for an upcoming competition - and then they have to eat them.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:58

Weird National Briefs - December 4th, 2013

Written by AP

Topless tonsorialist

LONGMONT, Colo. - A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn't cutting hair without a top. It's cutting hair without a license.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:39

Weird National Briefs - November 27th, 2013

Written by AP

Llama on the lam

HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A llama spotted wandering for nearly six months in Michigan has been captured and is getting a new home. reports the llama that Kathy Kuzma calls 'Dolly' was found Saturday in Oakland County's Holly Township, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 23:29

Weird National Briefs - November 13th, 2013

Written by AP

Better late than never

OKLAHOMA CITY - A man who said he escaped from a Maryland prison 30 years ago turned himself in to authorities in Oklahoma, saying he was tired of being blackmailed.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 01:06

Weird National Briefs - November 6th, 2013

Written by AP

Gator done!

CHICAGO - A small alligator found under an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has left authorities puzzled.

A maintenance worker discovered the alligator, which is about a foot long, on Friday in Terminal 3, Chicago Police spokesman Jose Estrada said Sunday.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 16:51

Weird National Briefs - October 30th, 2013

Written by PA

Baby Buckeye

SANDUSKY, Ohio - A couple who root for Ohio State say they've made sure their baby daughter embraces their football allegiance by giving her a name that implies automatic fandom: Scarlet Gray.

And those are the colors that Justin and Kim King's 3-month-old daughter wears as her family watches Saturday games on their big-screen television.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:06

Weird National Briefs - October 16th, 2013

Written by PA

That blows!

NEWARK, Ohio - Police in a central Ohio town are investigating a series of blow dart attacks.

The Advocate in Newark reports that a 13-year-old boy was stuck by a dart while riding his bike Wednesday night, though the dart didn't pierce his skin.

It was the third blow dart incident over the last several weeks in the town. One woman reported that she was shot in the leg by a dart, causing a minor injury. Another woman said a dart hit the umbrella she was carrying.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:31

Weird National Briefs - October 9th, 2013

Written by AP

Tipping point

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - An Oregon bartender got the tip of a lifetime this week.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports that a customer at Conway's Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield often tips bartender Aurora Kephart with unplayed tickets for the state lottery's Keno game.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 23:55

Weird National Briefs - October 2, 2013

Written by PA

Birthday suit Halloween

SINKING SPRING, Pa - Naked and scared has turned into semi-clothed and kind of spooked.

A Halloween attraction's heavily publicized plan to allow guests to go through one of its haunted houses in the buff was revised Thursday amid opposition from local officials in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 22:51

Weird National Briefs - Sept 18, 2013

Written by AP

This week in criminal masterminds

LIVINGSTON, Mont. - Police trying to figure out who egged and toilet-papered a house in a south-central Montana town cracked the case after finding a grocery bag and a receipt in the backyard.

Livingston Police Chief Darren Raney said Tuesday that a resident reported his house had been targeted by vandals on Aug. 29.

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