<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSun, 25 Sep 2016 06:05:07 -0500Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:05:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:26:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/092116+joan+of+arc+statue+no+sword.jpg

Who stole the sword?

The sword Joan of Arc wields in a statue in Northwest Washington's Meridian Hill Park has vanished and the National Park Service says it was stolen.

The French heroine clutched only her weapon's handle in her right hand Wednesday afternoon, as Borderstan.com was first to report. The bronze sword appeared to have been broken off.

U.S. Park Police are investigating the theft. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton questioned whether NPS could have prevented it.

"The Park Service should be able to give Joan of Arc her sword back and place it so securely that kids couldn't get it out," she said.

This is at least the second time the French heroine's sword has vanished. It was stolen in 1978 and was not replaced until 2011, the history website Ghosts of DC says.

The sculpture was a gift from Le Lyceum Societie des Femmes de France, a society of French women, to the women of the United States, according to the Smithsonian Institution. It was dedicated in 1922 and was designed as a replica of a statue in front of Rheims Cathedral in France.

One parkgoer was frustrated to see that the sword was missing.

"People don't have any respect for others. That's for everybody, not for an individual," he said. "Such a beautiful landmark too."

"So sad. Stealing part of history," another man said.

News4's Pat Collins asked, "What kind of person would take Joan of Arc's sword?"

"My best guess? Some college students drunk, on a college pledge task," one man responded.



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<![CDATA[Time to Move? Snake Invades Apartment for 4th Time]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:17:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/englewood+snake.png

A woman found a 3-foot python in her apartment Monday night on Chicago’s South Side. 

Police were called to the Englewood neighborhood home in the 6500 block of South Normal just after 10 p.m. after the woman said she found the massive python in her bathroom. 

It is the fourth time a snake has invaded her apartment, police said. Residents say an old neighbor in the building used to breed the animals, and some believe some may have been left behind. 

This time the python was discovered wrapped around the shower curtain, the woman said. 

Chicago Animal Care and Control were dispatched to the apartment and were able to capture the snake, which was reported to be harmless, police said.



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<![CDATA[Pizza Vending Machine]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pizzavending0920_1920x1080.jpg Piping hot pizza could soon be headed to a vending machine near you. Pizza Touch is testing three pizza vending machines at Florida gas stations, two in Orlando and one in Lakeland.

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<![CDATA[Huge School of Fish in Florida]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:51:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SCHOOL+OF+FISH.jpg Beach visitors got to see one of nature's more amazing sights Friday morning off Palm Beach shores in Florida. It was a large bait ball heading south. Underwater photographer Jim Abernethy estimated about a million mullet and finger mullet were being chased by tarpon and possibly sharks. He says they are driven south by the temperature and will likely reside until Spring. He also says they bring predators to the area as well as underwater photographers like himself.

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<![CDATA[Pet Pythons on the Loose in Georgia Neighborhood ]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:54:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pythons0915_1920x1080.jpg A Georgia woman is searching for 14 pet pythons after an acquaintance intentionally released the snakes into a South Carolina forest.

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<![CDATA[Cat Burglar Busted]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:21:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cat-burglar-147394268667600001.jpg Neighbors living in one Kennewick, Washington neighborhood have seen a rise in burglaries, but the culprit has been found. ]]> <![CDATA[Burritos Delivered By Drone]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:07:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/burrito+by+drone.jpg Chipotle Mexican Grill and Google parent company Alphabet will begin delivering burritos by drone starting next week for a limited time. It's an experimental service by Alphabet's Project Wing Unit and will be used to evaluate the accuracy of the drones' navigation systems while measuring people's responses to the devices. The program is one of the first of its kind to be approved by the FAA.

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<![CDATA[Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:21:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018876451_1200x675_761388099764.jpg This law-man walked into work and found a bear going through the trash but he didn't run; instead he started scolding the intruder like a child. Apparently, at the Placer County Sheriff's office in Lake Tahoe, California, it's a common occurrence.]]> <![CDATA[Cast Your Presidential Vote With Coffee Cup Poll]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:03:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/7-eleven-coffee.jpg Dallas-based 7-Eleven is letting coffee drinkers cast their vote by purchasing cofee in custom designed ups. ]]> <![CDATA[Man Paints Dog]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:33:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Felix+Reagan.jpg

Police in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, arrested a man they say crashed a stolen car, broke into a home and painted a dog Saturday afternoon. 

Officers arrested Felix Reagan following the incident. 

They say they received a report around 2:30 p.m. of a stolen vehicle that crashed at the end of Firehouse Lane and that the suspect ran from the scene. 

Shortly after, they responded to a home on Pinewood Lane, where the homeowner said someone broke into the home, stole items and painted their dog with purple paint. 

A neighbor told police a male knocked on the door and asked for someone who didn't live there. They provided police a description of the suspect that led officers to believe Reagan was responsible for the incidents. 

Reagan was arrested on June 3 for breaking and entering, vandalism and being a minor in possession of alcohol. 

Officers located him on Webaqua Road and took him into custody. He was found with prescription pills, a driver's license and credit card stolen from the home. He also had purple paint on him. 

Officers said they also received reports of two additional break-ins on Webaqua Road. 

As Reagan was being transported, he allegedly tried to kick out the cruiser windows and kicked an officer twice. 

He was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property, cruelty to animals, possession of a Class A substance, possession of a Class E substance and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer. 

It's not clear if Reagan has an attorney.



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<![CDATA[Record Setting Domino Drop Shot in Dubai]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Domino+Drop+Shot.jpg

A bar in Dubai broke the Guinness World Record for the longest domino drop shot on Monday evening.

A domino drop shot is where a shot glass drops its contents into another glass.

The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill successfully 'dropped' 4,578 glasses of Camros whiskey into Bazooka energy drink, according to Seyda Subasi Gemici, an official adjudicator for Guinness World Records.

Gemici said she had to deduct 1,570 glasses, of the prepared 6,328 glasses, because they did not fall according to the official guidelines.

The glasses crashed into each other for 55 seconds, with Ahamd Taher, the food and beverage manager at Citymax Hotels pushing over the first glass.

Two hours of counting later, Dubai had its 130th Guinness World Record.

Taher said over 160 employees were involved in the preparations for the record-breaking attempt, which was five months in the making.

The previous record-holder was the Bahama-based location of the chain Senor Frog, which got 4,107 of its 4,109 shot glasses to fall correctly in February 2013.



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<![CDATA[Opera Singer Arrested]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/241*120/2016-09-04_0745.png

An internationally awarded opera singer was arrested in Alexandria Friday night for using a speaker to amplify her voice while she sang on the sidewalk.

Cellphone video posted on YouTube captured officers with the Alexandria Police Department arresting Krista Clouse after she failed to comply with orders. She was charged with violating the city noise ordinance.

Clouse tells News4 she was doing nothing more than expressing her First Amendment rights. She says the tips she earns while singing on the street help support her family.

Clouse was performing near the intersection of King and Lee streets in the city's Old Town neighborhood when officers arrested her. The city of Alexandria’s website states its ordinance “is to prevent any noise that annoys or disturbs the comfort, health, welfare, environment, peace, or safety of any person in the city of Alexandria.”

Clouse was released from jail early Saturday morning.

The Alexandria Police Department said the arrest was unusual, but arresting Clouse was the correct action because of her repeated refusal to comply.



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<![CDATA[Neighbor Knocks Down Home]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:31:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TN+House+Knocked+Down+090616.jpg

Tennessee authorities are investigating a dispute between neighbors that led one man to take heavy machinery to his neighbor's home and destroy it.

Tipton County deputies started receiving calls from that area on Friday regarding a neighbor that had fired multiple shots into the woods.

Deputies talked to the neighbor, John Higdon, 48, who said there were multiple people hiding in and running from the woods that were wearing "ghillie" suits. Higdon told deputies he fired the shots into the woods at the people wearing the "ghillie" suits.

A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage clothing that is made to blend in with the background environment such as trees, sand, or snow.

Deputies checked the area and found no evidence of anyone in the woods.

After leaving, a second complaint was filed regarding shots being fired. Deputies returned and arrested Higdon for Reckless Endangerment.

The incident followed earlier reports in the week from Higdon who told deputies that approximately five people were shining lights into his residence and he believed it was his neighbor's employees.

The next day, after the incidents of firing shots into the woods and after Higdon had been arrested, a neighbor called the Sheriff's Office and said they could see and hear a large piece of orange equipment bulldozing down their neighbor's home.

Deputies went to the area and found the home, belonging to Higdon, had been destroyed.



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<![CDATA[Barnyard Buddies On The Lam]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Horse+Escape+090616+%281%29.jpg

A pair of Clydesdales have been reunited with their owner after a billy goat opened a gate and set them free from their Santa Cruz, California farm.

Sir Lancelot, or Lance as the little goat is known, teamed up with the horses, banging his head against their gate just enough to loosen the latch and set the pair, Harry and Buddy, free.

It only took a day to track down Harry, but Buddy's owner spent five says searching and worrying about her other horse.



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<![CDATA[Ink On The Run: Tattoo Thief Skips Out On Bill]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:22:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tattoo+Thief+090616.jpg

Police in Denver, Colorado are searching for a tattoo thief.

It began when A guest tattoo artist at Sol Tribe finished a piece that took seven and a half hours to complete Saturday night.

His client angrily "nitpicked a couple of details that could have been fixed," quickly got dressed and left without paying an $1,100 bill.

"It is a heavy hit to an artist that has put that much time and effort and love into something and be victimized like that," said Porscha Butler said, who works at Sol Tribe.

The tattoo now lives on the arm of Ari Chiaroscuro, according to the driver's license required at check-in. In Italian, Chiaroscuro means the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting. Ironically, this tattoo was of black and grey paintbrushes with wings.

"Typically, you build a really nice relationship with someone over that amount of time. This guy wasn't very talkative, nor very friendly," Butler said. "Typically our clients are amazing. This is not a typical experience for us."



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<![CDATA[Boy Finds Bag of Meth in Video Game Package]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:36:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4543558641.jpg

It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.

NBC affiliate KPLC-TV reports that the boy's father returned to the store and called police. Det. Rebecca Reed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the substance was methamphetamine.

Joey Mooring is director of public relations for GameStop. Mooring told the TV station that the Grapevine, Texas-based company checks used games for quality when customers trade them in. He also says games are checked again before being shipped to another store. The Lake Charles store manager says employees there typically don't examine games received from elsewhere in the company.

Reed says GameStop told police it couldn't track the game's origin.



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<![CDATA[Creepy Clown Sightings Continue]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:26:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_clown_1920x1080.jpg Investigators say they've received several more reports of clowns lurking in wooded areas around Greenville, South Carolina, but so far no laws have been broken.

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<![CDATA[Target Celebrates Pokemon Go]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pokeball_img.jpg Target says it's ready to paint the red spheres outside 400 stores nationwide to look like poke balls.]]> <![CDATA[World's Largest Rubber Duck Spotted in New York]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:02:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Big+Duck2.jpg The world's largest rubber duck has been spotted in the Buffalo River. "Mama duck" and her duckling Timmy are in town for the Canalside Maritime Festival this Sunday. The duck towers at a whopping 61 feet above water and weighs about 11 tons. The likely hood of mama duck flying away is slim. The platform she sits on keeps wind and storms from carrying her away.

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<![CDATA[Cops Stumble Upon Gator in Tub ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gator+in+tub.jpg

Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect — a three-foot-long alligator, and it was in the bathtub. 

The reptile was hanging out in the empty tub when police responding to the anonymous call arrived at the abandoned Mariners Harbor home.

Animal care workers took the gator for evaluation. They're also looking into how the gator got into the tub.

The NYPD tweeted responding officers were "surprised" by the reptile, but no one was injured. The department tweeted photos of cops smiling next to the crate.

No arrests have been made.



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<![CDATA[6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/potato+hudson.jpg

If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. 

The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has been making cross-country trips since 2012, when the Idaho Potato Commission strutted it out nationwide to celebrate its 75th anniversary. 

The tater's national tour was such a hit the commission opted to make it an annual event. The potato is the equivalent of 32,346 medium-sized Idaho potatoes and is 1,102 times heavier than the largest potato ever grown. 

It travels the country promoting the certified heart-healthy Idaho Potato, and its mission is to help small charities in town and cities with its Big Helping Program, according to the Idaho Potato Commission's website. 

Other fun facts: the massive tater would make 30,325 servings of mashed potatoes and more than 1.5 million average-sized french fries. 

Idaho couple Chris Schofield and Sharolyn Spruce, who have toiled on hundreds of big custom projects and designs, built the enormous tater with help from several contractors, according to the Idaho Press-Tribune. The duo said the monstrous spud, made of steel, plywood, foams and concrete, was the first "vegetable" they'd ever built. 

The next stop on its grand tour is Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey, Aug. 26 before a trip to West Point and then to Plymouth, Indiana, for the 50th annual Blueberry Fest.



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<![CDATA[Cops Capture Boa]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:51:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_snakea0816_1920x1080.jpg A five-foot-long boa constrictor was taken in by Massachusetts police Saturday night after it was found in the middle of a road.

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<![CDATA[The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:56:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jesse+Newton+Roomba+Poop.jpg

Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house.

In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his dog, Evie, defecated in the living room at some point between midnight and when his vacuum cleaning robot was set to run at 1:30 a.m. When Newton‘s 4-year-old son awoke at 3 a.m. to crawl into bed with his parents, Newton smelled a strong odor. He got out of bed and walked into a “war zone of poop” in his living room.

Newton documented the dramatic saga that unfolded as a cautionary tail to others. The post, complete with a hand drawn map of the poop trail, has since gone viral with more than 140,000 reactions and more than 200,000 shares.

“Do not, under any circumstances, let your Roomba run over dog poop,” Newton said. “If the unthinkable does happen, and your Roomba runs over dog poop, stop it immediately and do not let it continue the cleaning cycle.”

Newton was not so lucky. He recounts his attempts to clean the copious amounts of dried poop from his living room and a failed effort at using a rug shampooer to remove poop from the rug where it all started.

“Some folks would shrug their shoulders and get back in bed to deal with it in the morning. But you're not one of those people,” Newton writes of himself.

Instead, in the early hours of the morning, he attempted to clean the Roomba but forgot to take the batteries out before soaking it. As the waterlogged Roomba sputtered to its death, Newton had some harsh words.

“You're not just using profanity - you're inventing new types of profanity,” Newton said of his reaction. “You're saying things that would make Satan shudder in revulsion. You hope your kid stayed in bed, because if he hears you talking like this, there's no way he's not ending up in prison.”

But the tale has a happy ending. After a week of trying to fix the costly device, he called the store where he purchased the Roomba and told them the story. The purchase came with a lifetime warranty.

"They are replacing the Roomba that ran over dog poop and then died a poopy, watery death in the bathtub - by no fault of their own, of course," Newton wrote on Facebook.

This is one experience that won't soon be flushed away.

See the full Facebook post below.



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<![CDATA[Creepy Clown Terrorizes Residents]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:37:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_creepyclown0804_1920x1080.jpg Residents of Green Bay, Wisconsin are on edge after several late night sightings of a particularly creepy clown.

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<![CDATA[Police Go on the Road With 'UFO']]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:06:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/belfast.jpg

A '"UFO" got a police escort last week when it roamed the streets of Ireland, but the rolling saucer wasn't from outer space. It was made right here on Earth.

Ali Kemal Ali, 53, told the Belfast Telegraph he initially completed the craft as part of a visual arts course he was taking. The saucer later became the centerpiece of an Irish art exhibition called Third Space Pop Art Show.

Ali said he wanted more people to see his creation.

"I thought, 'How can I attract a bit more interest?'" he recalled. "I thought, 'I'll go and ask the guards,'" Ali said, referring to the Garda, the Irish civilian police force. "I asked, 'Can they give me a police escort with my UFO?' They loved it." [[389208952, C]]

The fiberglass flying saucer reportedly runs on two electric scooters and is complete with a strobe light, laser, smoke machine and a loudspeaker designed to reproduce low bass frequencies that sound out of this world.

Video of the craft's journey taken by onlookers shows the saucer even made its way through a neighborhood park.

"How often do you go into a police station and ask for something like this? It's always doom and gloom," Ali added. "They saw the funny side of it."

Ali posted a video of the saucer’s police escort, which now has almost a million views on Facebook.



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<![CDATA[Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:49:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_duckdog0729_1920x1080.jpg An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:40:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/218*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-15h43m31s162.jpg

A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon.

In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest MacVane attempts to deal with the cows by asking them to "pull over."

The cows, however, continue walking down the road, leading the officer to call out to the cows and ask them to "stop resisting arrest."



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<![CDATA[Creepy Creeper Burglar Caught On Cam]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:46:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Creepy_Creeper_Burglar_Caught_On_Cam_1200x675_734263875715.jpg A thief known as the "Creeper Ghost" is believed to be responsible for a rash of home burglaries in Chicago. A victim of the burglar captured chilling footage showing a man moving through a home with the owners still inside. In the video you can see the hooded figure lurking in the upper right corner.

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<![CDATA[Man Attacks Officers With Batarangs]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:18:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/batarang.jpg Police in Seattle arrested a man after he threw batarangs at officers. Batarangs are the sharp boomerangs Batman uses in fight scenes.]]> <![CDATA[Stuck Ducklings Get A Helping Hand]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:18:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-0000337.jpg A couple of newly hatched baby ducklings in Northern Japan were in trouble and one man came to their rescue. The video shows two baby ducklings crying as they struggle to get out of the pond with high edges. Their worried mother duck stays close. The president of a local iron and steel company in charge of the plaza saw the dilemma and decided to help. He installed a metal slope in the pond. One duckling approached the slope, climbed on and got out of the pond successfully! After about 20 minutes, the 2nd duckling finally climbed up and its sibling came over to welcome it. The duck family seemed happy to be reunited. The slope will stay in place until the ducklings are able to fly.

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<![CDATA[Long Lost World Series Ring Found]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:09:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_lostring0727_1920x1080.jpg Former Kansas City Royals player and scout Jerry Terrell has been reunited with the 1985 World Series ring he lost nearly a year ago.

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<![CDATA[Police Find Package of Marijuana ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:33:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cheltenham+Police+Marijuana.PNG

Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home.

Earlier this week, a resident called the police department when they received a package they were not expecting, police said.

With no name on the box, officers checked the package for any indication of ownership.

"What we found was surprising to say the least. Two-kilos of high (get it?) quality marijuana,” a Facebook post by the department reads.

The department hopes to return the package to its rightful owner ... and maybe chat with them a little about it.

"If you are that person, please feel free to stop by the station to claim it. We'll be waiting."



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<![CDATA[Blue Wine? It's Real, And Coming to U.S.]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:49:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/202*120/gik_bottles.jpg

A new brand of blue wine is heading to U.S. shores this year.

Yes — blue wine.

The bright cobalt blue beverage, currently sold in Spain and being launched in Europe this summer, has been given a U.S. release date just in time for Halloween.

As TODAY reports, the "vintners" behind the creation aren't trying to claim any wine-making expertise. The twentysomething entrepreneurs are just having a try at something a bit more eye-catching.

What's it made out of?

Coming in at 11.5 percent alcohol, the wine is a blend of red and white wines from Spanish and French vineyards. The blue color comes from organic pigments found in grape skin and a non-caloric sweetener, according to its website.

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"Once having selected the wine industry as our battlefield, we set about creating a radically different product, changing the color to a vibrant blue and making the wine sweeter and easier to drink," the website said.

The wine will sell for $16 a bottle, five dollars more than its comparable European price. It will be available this October.


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