Offbeat News

Elk on the Loose Stuck to a Hammock

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (AP) — As if seeing an elk running around the woods of western North Carolina wasn’t enough of a sight — imagine seeing one running around with pieces of a shredded hammock tangled in its antlers. News reports say a man called the sheriff’s department in Haywood County

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Baby Born in Airport Wednesday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It was an “arrival” at the Charlotte, North Carolina airport, all right — just not one that was displayed on the terminal message boards. A woman heading to Charlotte from Tampa, Florida went into labor during her flight Wednesday. The flight crew alerted the

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Synthetic Frogs in the Classroom

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Fake frogs? It’s a real thing. A high school in Florida has begun using synthetic frogs for students to do classroom dissections. J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using the fake amphibians last week — becoming the first school in the world to

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Fisherman Pulls Grenade From River

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — It was quite the interesting catch for a Michigan angler who uses a magnet to pull things out of the water. WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids says Joseph Alexander fished out a World War I-era grenade from the Grand River. After posting images online, Alexander said people

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High Horse

LORIS, S.C. (AP) — Talk about a horse with unbridled ambition. Fire officials in Loris, South Carolina were called out to a barn this past Sunday to check out a horse that somehow managed to leave its stall and climb into a hayloft. It wouldn’t be easy for the horse to get up to the hayloft

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Sleeping Judge’s Ruling Upheld

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If a trial judge takes a catnap during a trial, is it a reason for an appeals court to dog the entire proceeding? The Kansas Supreme Court has laid that argument to rest with a ruling on Wednesday. The state high court says a defendant’s guilty verdict in a firearms case

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