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Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 09:38 AM CDT

Plague of Grackles Reminiscent of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

Plague of Grackles Reminiscent of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'

Grackles are back in full force this fall, as tends to happen in Texas. And the people of Dallas-Fort Worth have noticed.

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 07:09 AM CDT

Dallas Woman Discovers Long-Lost Class Ring

Dallas Woman Discovers Long-Lost Class Ring

A Dallas woman's discovery more than 30 years ago has finally led to a happy reunion.

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 03:21 PM CDT

Real Bears Visit 'Teddy Bear Child Care'

Real Bears Visit 'Teddy Bear Child Care'

The "Teddy Bear Child Care" in Altamonte Springs, Florida is living up to its name. A pair of real-life bear cubs recently took up residence in a tree outside the day care.  

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 02:53 PM CDT

Man Claims to Own Largest Ouija Board Collection

Man Claims to Own Largest Ouija Board Collection

A man in Colorado claims to be the world's foremost collector of Ouija boards. Bob Murch lives in the suburbs of Denver and is the chairman of the Talking Boards Historical Society. The talking board is the...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 03:21 PM CDT

Town's Ordinance Bans Trick-or-Treating After Certain Age

Town's Ordinance Bans Trick-or-Treating After Certain Age

An ordinance in a North Carolina town prohibits anyone older than 12-years-old from going trick-or-treating. The ordinance in Apex has been in place since 1973, but not many people in the town were unaware. &nb...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 01:09 PM CDT

Statue of 45-Foot Woman Won't Stand on National Mall

Statue of 45-Foot Woman Won't Stand on National Mall

A permit to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to Washington, D.C. was denied by the National Park Service.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 08:19 AM CDT

Police Post 'Pumpkin Lineup' After Stolen Squash Bust

Police Post 'Pumpkin Lineup' After Stolen Squash Bust

Police who caught three teenagers orange-handed with 48 stolen pumpkins — and one gourd — are asking residents of a St. Louis suburb to view a "pumpkin lineup" online to see if their Halloween squash are...

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 05:31 PM CDT

Gator Hides in Pipe

Gator Hides in Pipe

A Florida construction crew discovered one of their pipes was clogged -- with a five-foot alligator. They were working on ductwork in a depressed area along the side of the road when the gator showed up. The...

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 05:33 PM CDT

Radio Crew Spends Night in Infamous Murder House

Radio Crew Spends Night in Infamous Murder House

A radio crew from Iowa station WHO spends a whole night in the infamous Villisca Axe Murder House, the scene of a gruesome, unsolved 1912 massacre that left eight people dead.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 02:37 PM CDT

Man Uses Party Balloons to Fly Across Africa

Man Uses Party Balloons to Fly Across Africa

In what looks like a scene from the movie "Up", a British adventurer flew 15 miles across South Africa in a camping chair tied to a bunch of large party balloons. Tom Morgan reached an altitude of over...

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