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Dec. 24, 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 06:44

HOMEOWNER ORDERED TO TAKE DOWN ZOMBIE NATIVITY SCENE: An Ohio homeowner has been ordered by Sycamore Township officials to take down a Nativity scene outside of his home that featured zombies --  instead of humans -- as baby Jesus and the wise men. The man, Jasen Dixon, who manages a haunted house, said, "I wanted a Nativity and I worked with what I had. The neighbors don't like it. My father hates it and anything bad that happens he blames on that." (Fox News)

DRINK DRIVER CLAIMS TO BE VLADIMIR PUTIN'S COUSIN: A Russian man was stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence in England and told police he was Vladmir Putin's cousin and a member of the Russian mafia in an attempt to intimidate the police officers. The man refused a breathalyzer and told the officers that if he was charged he would not turn up in court and would head back to Russia. He was remanded to custody and pled guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He was baaned from driving for six months, given a curfew for 30 days and ordered to pay forty pounds for costs and sixty pounds for victim surcharge. Superintendent Jane Derrick said, "The behavior of Tencs might appear funny if his actions had not been so dangerous." (East Grinstead Courier)

FEDEX TRUCK LOSES PACKAGES ON HIGHWAY: A Colorado man caught a FedEx truck losing packages on the highway on video. The man said, "I kind of swerved over to avoid running over it and realized it was a package." FedEx said only five packages fell and all of them were recovered but Dickson says more than five packages tumbled off the truck and at least one was missed during the cleanup. Click here for the video: http://bit.ly/1E9O8ly (UPI)

Dec. 23, 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:37

CHRISTMAS TREE CONTROLLED BY TWEETS: Twitter users everywhere can control the lights on a New Jersey Christmas tree. The 9-foot Christmas tree and menorah contain nearly 1,000-LED lights that can be turned on and off by tweeting. Oxford Communications created the display to help charities, towns and businesses and fundraising campaigns. Twitter users can tweet #brilliant#twinkle to @Oxmas_Tree to light the display and tweet #figgyypudding to turn them off. (USA Today)

754 DREIDELS SPIN TO BREAK WORLD RECORD: Nearly 800-people gathered in Israel to break the Guinness World Record for most dreidels spinning simultaneously. The group attempted to spin about 1,000-dreidels at Tel Aviv's Sarona shopping center. A total of 754 toys kept spinning for the required 10-seconds to break the previous record of 734 originally set in 2011. (The Jerusalem Post)

LEG LAMP STOLEN: The leg lamp made famous in "A Christmas Story" was stolen from a New York liquor store. The owner of the Yankee Spirits caught the man on camera, but police have not yet been able to identify the man. The store's surveillance video shows a man in a gray hoodie and sunglasses walking into the store and glancing around before he grabs a large leg lamp and leaves. (Yahoo)

Dec. 22, 2014
Monday, 22 December 2014 06:59

MAN DRESSED AS ELF ARRESTED FOR DWI: A New Jersey man dressed as one of Santa's elves was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DWI after failing multiple sobriety tests. Brian Chellis was found by police passed out drunk in his car, with the engine running, music blaring and an open can of beer beside him, in a Target parking lot and was subsequently arrested and summoned for driving while intoxicated and careless driving while also being cited for possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. (UPI)

MAN PLUNGES THROUGH CEILING IN FAILED ROBBERY: Florida man, Chacarion Avant, 19, was charged with armed burglary after he crashed through insulation and ceiling tiles at Gonzalez Bakery in Groveland, Florida. Avant had a knife on him and officials believe he was trying to rob the business but they are not sure how he got into the ceiling. The thief allegedly fell onto a rack of potato chips. (Huffington Post)

UNEXPLODED WORLD WAR II BOMB FOUND: Authorities in Potsdam, Germany evacuated about 10,000 people from the surrounding area where an unexploded bomb from WWII was found. City authorities said builders working on state investment bank ILB's new headquarters found the 550 pound bomb at the site. The bomb, which dates from WWII, has been reported as being of U.S. or British origin. In a statement issued, explosive disposal experts were brought in to difuse the bomb. (UPI)

TEACHER FIRED FOR TAKING STUDENTS ON A RIDE IN A CAR TRUNK: Heather Cagle, an Oklhoma teacher, was fired after she allegedly took 11 students on a trip to Walmart for snacks in her Honda Accord. Seven children sat in the backseat, two rode in the front and two were locked in the trunk. Cagle did not have school or parental permission for the trip. She told the school board, "It was a terrible mistake. I didn't want to hurt anyone. I just wanted to do something nice." (Huffington Post)

Dec. 18, 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:41

MAN IS UNHARMED AFTER FALL FROM SIXTY-FOOT CLIFF: A 22-year-old New Yorker slipped of the edge of a cliff while hiking at Letchworth State Park. A friend called police immediately after Timothy Mazurczak fell. Nearly two-dozen rescuers spent two hours trying to save the hiker from the gorge. Luckily, he showed little signs of his fall. (Huffington Post)

POLICE SEARCH FOR VANDAL WITH SPELLING PROBLEM: An unknown suspect vandalized a South Carolina woman's 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, but spelled her insult incorrectly. Wendy Owens told police that she noticed the words "B*cth I'm get you". Owens, had no solid proof, but she thought the vandal “may have been a female named Dawn.” (Smoking Gun)

MONSTER TRUCK BREAKS GUINNESS SPEED RECORD: A monster truck reached a speed of 99.1-miles-per-hour on a Texas racetrack to break a Guinness world record. The Raminator driven by Mark Hall went for a spin around the track at the Circuit of the Americas. Hall broke the record for fastest monster truck speed, which was set at 96.8-miles per-hour. (Jalopnik)

SCHOOL SENDS 300 ACCEPTANCE LETTERS TO THE WRONG STUDENTS: John Hopkins University accidentally sent nearly 300 acceptance letters to students who should have been rejected. University officials apologized to the students for the disappointment that they caused. Vice Provost David Phillips chalked the mistake up to human error and explained that a contractor mistakenly pulled the wrong list of emails. The subject line for the email messages read, "Embrace the YES!" and the message welcomed the students to the university. (Yahoo)

Dec. 17, 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:22

BASKETBALL STAR HAS COMBINED THE SPORT WITH TAI CHI: A Chinese "freestyle basketball" star has shot a video showing his basketball skills in a routine inspired by the Chinese martial art, tai chi. Jiang Shan, who performs with his freestyle basketball group, theZmedia, was named China's champion freestyle basketball player in 2006, 2007 and 2008 before becoming a full time entertainer. Click here to see the video: http://bit.ly/1sxFDpY (UPI)

MAN ARRESTED WHILE DRIVING CAR WITH 4 FLATS AND A DEPLOYED AIRBAG: Omaha police arrested a man for suspicion of DUI after they spotted him driving with a deployed airbag on four flat tires. He has been arrested for DUI three previous times. This time Richard Curzon was booked on suspicion of felony DUI, felony driving during revocation, felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, bail review, open container and possession of drug paraphernalia. (Omaha.com)

WALMART CUSTOMERS AND WORKERS TACKLE DEER INSIDE STORE: Customers and workers at a Charlotte, North Caroline Walmart got a shock when a confused deer wandered into the store. It was tackled and pinned down to the group by a few customers and workers and caught on video by a customer. The deer was taken away by Animal Control. Click here to see the video: http://bit.ly/1wHnR7A (UPI)

Dec. 16, 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 06:24

MAN FINED FOR CROSSING STREET TOO SLOWLY: An 85-year-old man was fined $50 for crossing the street too slowly. Italy's La Republica newspaper reported that he didn't get to the other side of the street before the traffic light turned red. Locals were furious at the fine because they say the traffic lights change too quickly. The unidentified man paid the fine, but Pinerolo's mayor intends to reduce the fine to nothing. (Newser)

NEW YORK STATE BANS PET TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS: New York is banning pet tattoos and piercing. Andrew Cuomo's new legislation will deem those acts to be animal abuse. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal introduced the bill in 2011 after hearing about a Pennsylvania woman who attempted to sell on the Internet "gothic kittens," with piercings down their necks and spines. Violators of the law, which applies to dogs, cats and all other pets, will face up to $250 in fines and up to 15 days imprisonment. The law is set to take effect in 120-days.

SANTA GETS A PARKING TICKET: Santa Claus' sleigh was given a ticket for parking in a no parking zone. Chris Uttley was towing the sleigh to a charity event when he stopped to wait for some volunteers outside a co-op. He started transferring some tins from his car to the sleigh when he was slammed with a $50-dollar-ticket. Uttley said that "Santa was absolutely shocked," and thought the warden should "get a lump of coal for Christmas." (Mirror)

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