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Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 11:48 AM CDT

Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

A South Texas man who pleaded guilty to stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas with taxpayer funds was sentenced Friday, a report says.

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 06:57 AM CDT

Twitch: Explained

Twitch: Explained

Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act. He recently partnered up with one...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 01:58 PM CDT

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned. A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:38 PM CDT

'It Smells Like Death': Alabama Endures NYC 'Poop Train'

'It Smells Like Death': Alabama Endures NYC 'Poop Train'

A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 01:34 PM CDT

N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

One intrepid reporter from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, decided to take on Bull City Burger’s Exotic Meats Month challenge by eating a burger garnished with an oven-roasted tarantula.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 07:39 AM CDT

A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

The mummified carcass of a monkey found in the air ducts of a century-old downtown Minneapolis department store has triggered a mystery. The monkey quickly had his own Twitter account, the state's governor...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 09:53 AM CDT

'Tiger' Reported Running in NYC Streets; Cops Find Raccoon

'Tiger' Reported Running in NYC Streets; Cops Find Raccoon

A report of a tiger running amok in the streets of Manhattan briefly caused a social media frenzy early Thursday, as reporters scrambled to find photos of the ferocious feline and warn civilians to stay out...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 07:33 AM CDT

North Texas Principal Spends Night on School Roof

North Texas Principal Spends Night on School Roof

Sendera Ranch Elementary School principal says 'thank you' to students by sleeping on a school's roof.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 02:21 PM CDT

National Pet Day: Birthday Parties Aren't Just for People

National Pet Day: Birthday Parties Aren't Just for People

Birthday parties aren't just for people anymore. Pet owners are celebrating big milestones with all of the fanfare that comes with it: decorations, favors, presents, outfits. Some even rent out a venue....

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 01:34 PM CDT

We Hope Tanner Approved of This

We Hope Tanner Approved of This

A Florida high school student now has a prom date thanks to his coworkers at Chick-Fil-A. Tanner said he didn't know how to find a prom date, so his coworkers put his name and request on the sign outside....

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