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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:17

Weird National Briefs (02/22/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Big shot

ALBANY, N.Y. - It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:24

Weird National Briefs (02/15/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Core concern

WENATCHEE, Wash. - A second semitrailer-truck full of apples has crashed into the Columbia River.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:14

Weird National Briefs (02/08/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Amphibious absence

SAN MARCOS, Texas - A reward for the return hundreds of endangered salamanders missing since November from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aquatic center in Central Texas has been increased to $20,000.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 13:28

Weird National Briefs (02/01/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Deer defense

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation - the officer’s radar gun may have picked up a deer.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:50

Weird National Briefs (01/25/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Marble madness

INDIANAPOLIS - A trucker has lost his marbles in the Indianapolis area.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:28

Weird National Briefs (01/18/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Better late than never

SAN FRANCISCO - A book of short stories titled “Forty Minutes Late” has been returned to a San Francisco library - 100 years late.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 13:40

Weird National Briefs (01/11/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Booze cruise

YORK, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania woman drove into a river to avoid arrest, then ignored officers and continued drinking beer as she floated in the vehicle.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:09

Weird National Briefs (01/04/2017)

Written by Associated Press

Follow your nose

YORBA LINDA, Calif. - A toucan that became a local sensation while living wild much of the year in Southern California has finally been captured.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:49

Weird National Briefs (12/28/2016)

Written by Associated Press

Lather larceny

ABSECON, N.J. - Police say twin brothers stole 180 bars of soap from a New Jersey supermarket but weren’t able to make a clean getaway.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:40

Weird National Briefs (12/21/2016)

Written by Associated Press

Extreme couponing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island police officer accused of stealing bundles of coupons and inserts that go in the Sunday newspaper has pleaded not guilty.

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