Strange

In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2019 handout photo shows Paul Bedard raising a 9-foot alligator over his head at a home in Parkland, Fla. Bedard, a local trapper, removed the nuisance reptile that had jumped into a customers pool. Bedard stars in the Animal Planet show "Gator Boys." (Paul Bedard via AP)
Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 10:45 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool. Celebrity trapper Paul Bedard, who is contracted with the state's nuisance alligator program, said Thursday that he was...
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Associated Press
October 09, 2019 - 9:47 am
FRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine. Beaufort County Sheriff's Maj. Bob Bromage told news outlets Monday that the family was walking along...
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Associated Press
October 03, 2019 - 4:51 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Having played nearly every corner of the Earth in a nearly 50-year career, the rock band Kiss is taking its show to a new place _ under the sea, where they will perform for great white sharks and eight fans separated from them by a small submarine. As part of a promotion...
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Arizona state trooper Martin Soleto pets a baby javelina he wrangled off a Phoenix freeway in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the young javelina was one of two that brought traffic on State Route 51 to a standstill Monday afternoon. The rescued javelina was transported to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale for medical treatment. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)
Associated Press
October 01, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A baby javelina is recovering after a jaunt on a Phoenix freeway. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the young javelina was one of two that brought traffic on State Route 51 to a standstill Monday afternoon. DPS officials say several troopers tried to round up the animals,...
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Associated Press
September 26, 2019 - 6:08 am
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a store clerk at a New Jersey gas station pointed a gun at a suspected shoplifter and forced him to strip naked. Amit Saraswat is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and two weapons charges. It's not known if he's retained an attorney. The...
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Associated Press
September 22, 2019 - 3:18 pm
The festivals are over and Earthlings from around the globe headed home Sunday after a weekend camping and partying in the dusty Nevada desert and trekking to remote gates of Area 51, a formerly top-secret U.S. military base long the focus of UFO and space alien lore.
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A mans holds an inflatable alien at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, near Rachel, Nev. People gathered at the gate inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 10:37 pm
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said. Three more people were arrested Friday on the...
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In this undated image made from video from a U.S. Navy aircraft and released by The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, an unidentified object moves near the plane in the air. (The Stars Academy of Arts & Science via AP)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 9:57 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In one of the videos, a small object streaks across the sky before the U.S. Navy fighter jet's tracking system locks on and follows it. "Whoa. Got it," the pilot yells, laughing as the dot moves on his screen. "Woohoo!" Another pilot asks: "Wow. What is that, man?" The Navy isn'...
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People walk near the Little A'Le'Inn during an event inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Rachel, Nev. Hundreds have arrived in the desert after a Facebook post inviting people to "see them aliens" got widespread attention and gave rise to festivals this week. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 12:47 am
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after sunset in Rachel, the Nevada town closest to the once-secret Area 51 military base. Martinez's muse was the thumping beat from a satellite set-up...
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Associated Press
September 18, 2019 - 9:35 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems this love was too hot to handle. Police in Lincoln say a 19-year-old woman sparked an apartment fire Monday by burning love letters from her ex in her bedroom. Police say the woman used a butane torch to burn the letters and left some of them of the floor. She then...
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