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Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:15

Weird National Briefs (07/06/2016)

Written by Allen Adams

Cheesy criminals

OAK CREEK, Wis. It's a caper of grand proportion in a state that loves its cheddar.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:17

Weird National Briefs (05-11-2016)

Written by Allen Adams

Outhouse outlaw

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:48

Weird National Briefs (04-27-2016)

Written by Allen Adams

Snakes and a flame

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:14

Weird National Briefs 3-30

Written by Allen Adams
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 15:08

Weird National Briefs (03-23-2016)

Written by Wire Reports

Bunny brawl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Video posted on social media shows a man dressed as the Easter bunny exchanging punches with shoppers at a New Jersey mall.

The video was posted on Twitter around 5:40 p.m. Sunday and shows a chaotic scene in a section that was set up to take photos with the Easter bunny at the Newport Mall in Jersey City.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:46

Weird National Briefs (03-16-2016)

Written by Associated Press

Taking a toll

FORT LEE, N.J. - Police say a truck driver used fishing line to flip his license plate in a bid to avoid paying tolls into New York City.

A police officer says he saw 41-year-old Javier Marte of Yonkers, New York, drive through a George Washington Bridge electronic toll lane without the toll registering on Wednesday night.

Police stopped his truck and found a fishing line rigged from the cab to a hinge on the front license plate. They say the line could flip the plate out of view going through the toll plaza. They also say the rear license plate was bent up to defeat security cameras.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:09

Weird National Briefs (03-09-2016)

Written by Allen Adams

Something's fishy

HELSINKI - Norwegian police have bigger fish to fry so they've allowed a fellow officer to take home a goldfish that had been waiting for its rightful owner in a jam jar at the local police station.

Bodo Police spokesman Tommy Bech says investigators 'were very close to solving' the case of the lost goldfish, found abandoned Saturday in a shopping bag at a soccer stadium in the northwestern town.

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 06:58

Weird National Briefs (03-02-2016)

Written by Allen Adams

Two great tastes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two Albuquerque Girls Scouts have picked an unusual spot to sell Girl Scout cookies _ a marijuana dispensary.

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports a Junior Girl Scout and a Brownie set up shop Saturday outside medical marijuana dispensary Ultra Health and sold more than 60 boxes.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 07:09

Weird National Briefs (02-24-2016)

Written by Wire Reports

Barely moving

BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities have arrested a naked man who they say drove into a chemical plant site and led deputies on a slow-moving chase.

News outlets report that deputies arrested 38-year-old Charles Cooper on Sunday on counts including obscenity and flight from an officer.

According to an East Baton Rouge Parish report, Cooper pulled into the grounds of the Formosa Plastics chemical plant in Baton Rouge wearing only socks and a T-shirt. Deputies say he screamed for someone to help him, claiming there was someone else inside the vehicle. The report says no one else could be seen in or around his SUV.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 07:55

Weird National Briefs (02-17-2016)

Written by Wire Reports

For the birds

CARLSBAD, N.M. - A New Mexico city in cracking down on people feeding pigeons.

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports that the Carlsbad city council recently approved an ordinance that bans residents from feeding or providing environments that attract the birds.

The city says the ordinance will help eliminate some of the health risks associated with pigeon droppings.

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