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'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head arou...

The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody.


Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson, Rap, Coolio

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Man run over by own truck during road rage

A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

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ABC News

Tortoise an Accomplice in Alligator's Zoo Escape?

An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.


Related Topix: Naubinway, MI, Mackinac County, MI


Jump ball: Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Chris Paul, NBA Players

Chicagos 103.5 KISS FM

Car Dealer Gives Woman Refund - in Pennies

A Florida car dealer ordered to give a refund to a customer whose car had transmission problems grudgingly coughed up-by emptying his penny jars.


WMMV-AM Melbourne

Question Gets Boy, 4, Banned From Doughnut Shop

A curious 4-year-old in Monroe, Conn., is going to have to get his doughnuts elsewhere after asking a Doughnut Inn customer the wrong question.


Related Topix: Monroe, CT


Police Chase Ends In Dramatic Fashion

An armed carjacking suspect went on a crime spree around Lookout Mountain Wednesday afternoon, much of which was captured on video by SkyFOX.

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Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."


ABC News

New Jersey Sues Over Florida Pizza Shop Logo

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop

The woman, Crystal King, tells WTAE-TV that her backyard in Stahlstown, about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is separated from the Pennsylvania Turnpike by only a short fence.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA

NBC Connecticut

McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police

Radnor Township Police say they confiscated these drugs and this cash from Allen Trammell after conducting an undercover sting.


Related Topix: Drugs, Radnor Township, PA, Wayne, PA

Sentinel & Enterprise

Weird Al Yankovic hits No. 1 for the first time

The following is either the greatest thing to happen to the music industry, or a harbinger of a complete collapse, during which Barry Manilow sound-alikes will rule for the next 30 years.

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Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Barry Manilow, Marketing, Entertainment

NBC Chicago

Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House

A Bay Area couple says they had their house covered by insurance -- literally. A huge insurance sign being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday in Fremont.

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92.9 WDSD

Marine Biologist: 6th-Grader Stole My Idea

Using only six fish and six tanks, a 6th-grade science fair entrant was able to demonstrate last year what is being hailed as a remarkable discovery : Lionfish, an invasive species found up and down the Florida coast, can also survive in nearly fresh water.


94.5 The Fox

Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket.

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Related Topix: Newfields, NH

NBC New York

Firefighter Arrested in Conn.

Hartford firefighter Lamont Freeman is facing charges after allegedly walking into a stranger's apartment while drunk and refusing to leave.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government

The Modesto Bee

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honor wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Modesto, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Multimillionaire who killed neighbor is accused of peeing on candy

A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store.



170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

A "For Sale" sign is seen Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" that once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville, Ill.


Related Topix: Collinsville, IL


Tree Planted To Honor George Harrison Killed By Beetles

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park to honor George Harrison died as a result of a beetle infestation, the Los Angeles Times The "George Harrison Tree" was originally planted in 2004 in memory of the late Beatle.


Related Topix: Obituaries