Oddities

Stormy, the cow, is led out of a parking garage Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, after its second escape from a Philadelphia church's live nativity scene. After the second escape, the church decided to use Stormy's understudy, a cow about half her size named Ginger. (Katherine Scott/6 ABC via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, a 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at Old First Reformed Church of Christ by 7:15 a.m. after two sets...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook. The top Senate Democrat sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster on Thursday urging her to...
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This Dec. 13, 2017 photo provided by the Abilene, Kan., Police Department shows a bear statue at the department that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago. Abilene Police Department assistant chief Jason Wilkins says the Russell Stover Candies sculpture, depicting a sitting teddy bear covered in chocolate, was found Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in a Salina home following a tip from someone apparently unconnected to its theft. (Jason Wilkins/Abilene Police Department via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 12:29 pm
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago. Abilene Police Department assistant chief Jason Wilkins says the Russell Stover Candies sculpture, depicting a sitting teddy bear covered in...
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December 14, 2017 - 8:53 am
PARIS (AP) — French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000). Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said Thursday that video surveillance...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:10 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and white cat over the summer and named him D-O-G (dee-OH'-jee). He's more than a mascot - officials say he plays a key role getting the dogs...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:56 am
SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts responded to a fast food restaurant over the weekend to free a young girl who got stuck in the playground. The Telegram & Gazette reports that firefighters responded to a McDonald's in Spencer at around 8 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters say they...
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December 10, 2017 - 9:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne. Reutlingen police say crew members were unable to calm the 44-year-old business class passenger,...
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December 09, 2017 - 5:45 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee prosecutors say a man who led police on a high-speed chased told arresting officers he crashed his minivan because he became distracted checking his cellphone for directions. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office said in a criminal complaint released Friday that 20-...
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December 07, 2017 - 7:05 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills fan who ran naked across the field during a blowout loss last month and earned praise from other fans for rushing better than the team's players has pleaded guilty to exposure. Tristan Lambright admitted the violation in Orchard Park Town Court on Thursday...
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December 07, 2017 - 1:30 pm
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — An obese squirrel was caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a family leaves outside as a holiday treat for delivery people. Michele Boudreaux, of Maplewood, New Jersey, said on her blog she provides candy, snacks, tissues, hand warmers and other goodies...
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