Odd Stories

Video shows plane making emergency landing on Jersey highway

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police have released a video of a small plane carrying students from a skydiving school making an emergency landing on a New Jersey highway. No one aboard the single-engine plane or on the ground was injured when the plane touched down Sunday morning in Stafford Township on Route 72, one of the main roads between Philadelphia …

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60-pound dead fish found in suburban Kansas drainage ditch

More on this OLATHE, Kan. — A suburban Kansas City animal control officer says she was skeptical when a man called to report a 4-foot-long carp in a drainage ditch. But Jamie Schmidt, a school resource officer with the Olathe, Kansas, Police Department, soon found herself wrapping up the 60-pound dead fish in trash bags and using a lift to …

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Iowa Community Drops Plan to Taser Town Officials for Fundraiser

More on this VAN METER, Iowa — The small Iowa city of Van Meter has dropped plans for a raffle that would have let the winner shock an official with a stun gun. Bill Daggett, the police chief in the community of 1,000 west of Des Moines, told The Des Moines Register on Tuesday (http://dmreg.co/1O47Srx ) that officials have changed …

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Some moms feel scammed waiting for breast milk jewelry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Several women who sent their breast milk to a Rhode Island jeweler to have it turned into keepsakes say they feel scammed after not receiving their jewelry. Some customers tell WPRO-AM (http://bit.ly/1K7mA2Y ) they sent MommyMilk Creations money and their milk up to two years ago and still haven’t received anything from company owner Allicia Mogavero. They …

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'I just like pigs': Cops say nude man found drinking in barn

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. — Police have charged a man with trespassing, public drunkenness and indecent exposure after he was caught on a neighbor’s Pennsylvania farm in the nude, drinking beer among pigs. Police in Manor Township, Lancaster County, say 64-year-old Larry Henry told them, “I just like pigs” when they found him in the hog barn June 26 about 10:15 p.m. …

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Polish cow on the run for 2 years is finally caught

WARSAW, Poland — Matylda finally moo’ved back home. The cow escaped from her Polish farm two years ago and lived a life on the lam in a nearby forest, sometimes damaging crops. She has finally been caught. Owner Leszek Zasada spoke about his adventure with the brown cow in a story broadcast Tuesday by the all-news station TVN24. He said …

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Boston's tower of filthy snow finally melts away

BOSTON — The last of Boston’s winter nightmare has finally melted away. Mayor Martin Walsh announced Tuesday that Boston’s once-massive pile of filthy snow has officially dwindled to nothing. The pile accumulated into a 75-foot tower of snow after a record-breaking winter that dumped more than 110 inches on the city. The mound made Bostonians shiver into the summer, but …

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Cat freed from truck engine after 28-mile trip has new home

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — A cat rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 28-mile ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey now has a new home. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1TuDCtr) reports that the cat was given to Jennifer Blunts and her boyfriend, John Tegethoff, at a ceremony Sunday. They will take the cat back their Kunkletown, Pennsylvania home. The adoption ends …

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Claims 'As Seen on TV' company scammed customers resolved

By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — A company known for its “As Seen on TV” products including the Pocket Hose has reached a settlement with state officials who said it used high-pressure sales tactics and made it difficult for customers to get refunds. Telebrands Inc., whose products include the PediPaws pet nail trimmer and the non-spill Wow Cup, …

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Honeybees moved from exterior of 11th floor of Austin hotel

AUSTIN, Texas — Some honeybees have a penthouse view from an Austin hotel after their hive was moved from outside the 11th floor to the top of the building. An official with American Honey Bee Protection agency on Sunday safely rappelled from the 14-story Holiday Inn Austin at Lady Bird Lake. Rick Alanzo then used smoke to calm the bees. …

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