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  • Firefighter accused of leaving his dog locked in crate to die after eviction

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A dog found dead in a crate inside a bedroom closet has led to charges against a Missouri firefighter who police say left the pet behind when he was evicted from his apartment. Blayne Trevor Theunissen, a 25-year-old firefighter with the Kansas City Fire Department, is charged with animal neglect and animal abuse, a misdemeanor. According to the charging documents, animal control officers made the grisly find Sept. 17 when they were called out to The […]

  • Time capsule from 1982 found bolted to Seattle’s Space Needle

    SEATTLE — Open it! Open it! Construction workers renovating the Space Needle’s Observation Deck discovered a 35-year-old time capsule earlier this week. On Friday, crews cut through a wall to get to the container that was bolted to a beam on the Observation Deck. Its contents were revealed by current and former Space Needle team members who were on hand when the time capsule was installed in 1982. The capsule contained historic documents, photographs, art and even a master key to […]

  • Man gets $3.9 million bill, realizes it’s actually his social security number

    SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. — Is this my bill or my phone number?! Neither. It’s your social security number. A Wisconsin man recently received a student loan bill that indicated he owed nearly $4 million. “I almost had a heart attack,” Robert Theis told WITI. “I was like, ‘Whoa, what’s going on?'” Theis owed $3,000 to Federal Perkins Loan. Like most colleges, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee outsources collections to a third-party. In this case, Heartland ECSI was handling the debt collection. Theis recently checked […]

  • Pennsylvania man buried with two cheesesteaks as part of dying wish

    PLAINS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man with a sense of humor and fondness for cheesesteaks got his dying wish. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Richard Lussi, from Plains Township, was a fan of Philadelphia sports teams and Pat’s King of Steaks cheesesteaks.  Lussi apparently told family members he wanted to be buried with two cheesesteaks just in case he got hungry in the afterlife. Richard’s son Dominic Lussi told the Inquirer that when asked what he wanted to take with him […]

  • Pringles recreates Thanksgiving dinner with eight new chip flavors

    It’s the greatest, most filling meal of the year — and junk food wants in on the action. Pringles has created eight new chip flavors in a combination that’s “deliciously close to the real thing.” “While the dinner is not available for retail sale this season, who knows what the future of Pringles stacking and snacking will bring,” the company said in a press release. The tray includes the following flavors: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, green […]

  • Special education teacher arrested for selling heroin at Maryland school, officials say

    SALISBURY, Md. – A Maryland special education teacher was arrested Tuesday, accused of dealing drugs at the same high school where she worked for 17 years. Monica Snee, 51, faces multiple heroin-related charges, including possession and distribution on school property, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. While officials believe she used the Parkside High School grounds to sell drugs, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said there isn’t evidence she dealt to students or teachers. During a press conference Wednesday, […]

  • Video from 2006 shows Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden during USO Iraq visit

    NEW YORK – A chill filled the air as a Blackhawk helicopter landed with a roar in Iraq that afternoon in 2006, carrying a USO troupe from Ramadi where fierce fighting was underway. Inside the aircraft was a group that included a couple of Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, model Leeann Tweeden and then-comedian and radio host Al Franken. The crew landed that afternoon at Camp Anaconda, in Balad, Iraq, a sprawling military base north of Baghdad, five days before Christmas. Local New […]

  • Navy acknowledges pilot drew male genitalia in the sky

    Warning: Some readers may find the graphic offensive WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Navy has taken responsibility for some obscene sky drawings made over a portion of northern Washington. KREM 2 in Spokane says they received multiple pictures and phone calls showing male genitalia drawn in the sky. The most monumental thing to happen in omak. A penis in the sky pic.twitter.com/SM8k1tNYaj — Anahi Torres (@anahi_torres_) November 16, 2017 Officials from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island told KREM 2 the […]

  • Doctors in Colorado save hunter whose face was ripped off by grizzly bear

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Coming face to face with a grizzly bear and living to tell the story — it’s something movies are made of, but this is no movie. Doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado are being credited with saving a man whose face was torn off by a grizzly bear, according to KDVR. Lee Brooke was hunting in Wyoming when he encountered the grizzly. After months of treatment he is now back home in Pennsylvania. The attack […]

  • Teacher arrested after text messages reveal sexual relationship with student

    YUKON, Okla. — An Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree rape following an undercover sting, according to KFOR. Hunter Day, 22, was placed in in the Canadian County Jail on multiple charges, including second-degree rape. “Yukon Public Schools were informed late Wednesday afternoon, November 15, that an employee of the district was arrested for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student,” said Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth. Day, a […]