Thursday, December 9, 2021

Odd Stories

Buffett fans scolded for leaving homemade toilets at show

MANSFIELD, Mass. — Parrotheads are apparently too busy wasting away in Margaritaville to wait in line for the bathroom. Mansfield police tell The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1HTQHnB ) that despite warnings against the practice, many fans at the Jimmy Buffett concert Saturday at the Xfinity Center brought homemade, portable toilets for the party in the parking lot. Lt. Sam Thompson says …

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Killer deal: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ house up for sale

More on this PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania couple is looking for someone new to live in a home movie fans associate with grisly death. Scott and Barbara Lloyd are looking to sell the three-story Victorian that was used as the home of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs.” Scott Lloyd tells the …

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Alabama Family Reunites with Dog Missing for 9 years

More on this GOLDEN, Colo. — An Alabama family drove to Colorado to be reunited with their dog Boozer on Saturday after a 9-year separation. Boozer, now 10, had gone missing while the family was moving from Tennessee to Alabama. KUSA-TV reports (http://goo.gl/l1uZsA ) that a man who had owned Boozer, a boxer, recently moved to Denver and gave the …

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2 Arrested After Meth Lab Remnants Found in Iowa Taco Bell

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa. The Cedar Rapids Police Department says officers found two men outside the restaurant early Tuesday. One identified himself as a Taco Bell employee. Officers entered the closed restaurant and found meth lab remnants …

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East Texas Man Guilty of Assault Gets Sentenced to Marriage

More on this TYLER, Texas — An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life — in matrimony. Josten Bundy, 21, pleaded guilty on July 2 to assault with bodily injury for a February fistfight with the ex-boyfriend of Elizabeth Jaynes, 19, KLTV (http://bit.ly/1gQzs1e ) reported. Bundy told the Tyler television station …

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Woman sues credit reporting firms for declaring her dead

More on this ST. LOUIS — A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn’t dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she’s alive. Alexandria Goree is suing Experian, TransUnion and Equifax over the glitch, contending that it was difficult to get loans or a new home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1SnvzRT ) reported. Her suit, …

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School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders. WHTM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1DVzTvV ) this is the third time brown recluse spiders were found at Montgomery Elementary School in Mercersburg. The Tuscarora School District made the decision to close the school Tuesday after officials met with the district’s pest …

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Chicken, beer a bad recipe for home burglar who fell asleep

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary. A Florida family tells police they came home to chicken bones and empty beer bottles scattered about their kitchen floor and a would-be robber passed out on their couch. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies found 22-year-old Jacob Miller still asleep when they responded Monday …

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Massachusetts woman’s chicken getting $2,500 prosthetic leg

CLINTON, Mass. — This chicken leg isn’t for eating. A hen owned by a Massachusetts woman who specializes in chicken rehabilitation and rescue is getting fitted with a prosthetic leg Wednesday at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Andrea Martin, of Clinton, tells The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1DVRpAj ) she is paying for the $2,500 operation out of her …

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Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Subway’s “sandwich artists” cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the “most people making sandwiches simultaneously” when 1,481 people built subs at the same time during the brand’s annual convention in Las Vegas. All of the sandwiches …

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