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58 min ago | WMMS-FM Independence

Toker Fired After Legally Smoking Pot Has His Job Back

Some parts of the story are still in dispute, but all parties seem to agree on one fact: Michael Boyer, the first man in Spokane, Wash., to legally purchase recreational marijuana on Tuesday, has his job back.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Marijuana, Labor Realty, Human Resources

5 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and ... (more)


9 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Bizarre sexting case in Virginia may have you reconsider sending naked photos

"Sexting," the exchange of explicit messages, has become a popular phenomenon among teens, but unfortunately for one young man in Virginia, it could lead him behind bars.


Related Topix: Prison

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NBC Chicago

Co. Paints Drought-Stricken Lawns

Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

102.5 The Bear

Forget 'Hot Mugshot Guy', Check Out The 'Hot Cop Of Castro'

It was only a couple of weeks ago, convicted felon Jeremy Meeks rose to fame over his dreamy mugshot .


Woman Watching TV Learns of Her Home's Violent Past

When Catrina McGhaw signed a lease on a house in Ferguson, Mo., she didn't think to ask whether she'd be living in a former torture chamber.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Ferguson, MO

The Arizona Republic

'Screaming' pig sought after chasing kids

Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Oakland, ME

The Modesto Bee

Freak accident sends chisel through gym window

The freak accident Wednesday prompted temporary suspension of construction of the controversial Marine Transfer Station on the Upper East Side.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA


Agave that will bloom only once begins to do so

The blooms so far are "low-key" with yellow anthers sticking out, Joe Mooney, a spokesman for Matthaei Botanical Gardens, said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Michigan, Home Gardening, Home

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Bizarre Angelina Jolie video emerges online

The 16-minute clip, which is believed to have been shot at the Ansonia Hotel building in New York City in 1999, was posted online by the National Enquirer on Tuesday night.


ABC News

The Lid's off: Judge Accused of Lying About Fight

An upstate New York judge has been indicted on nine charges related to a reported attack last summer that authorities now say he fabricated.


Related Topix: Seneca County, NY

KOOL 108

'Transformer' Plane Splits Into 3 When Under Attack

If Tom Cruise made a movie that somehow merged his roles in Top Gun, Mission Impossible, and Minority Report, this would be the aircraft he'd be flying.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Tom Cruise

The Arizona Republic

Owner calls 911 after cat goes berserk

A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.


Related Topix: Deland, FL

NBC Connecticut

Caught on Camera: Bear Finds Food at Family Home

The bear wandered into the backyard of a home on the 17000 block of Rancho Avenue in Devore around 11 p.m. Tuesday.


Related Topix: San Bernardino County, CA

KMCX-FM Ogallala

Colorado Man Offers President Obama Pot

President Obama did not say "yes," but he also did not say "no" when asked by a man in a Colorado bar Tuesday night if he wanted to smoke marijuana.


Related Topix: Marijuana

Policeman shoots dead 'aggressive' TORTOISE which attacked him in his home

An officer in Uganda was enjoying a cup of tea in his hut when the hard-shelled invader turned nasty - grabbing his legs and leaving him 'traumatised' Charles Onegiu, from the Nebbi district of Uganda, said he shot the creature dead after it entered his grass-thatched hut and became aggressive.



Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

Faced with potentially hungry - and grumpy - passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.


Related Topix: Transportation, Frontier Airlines, Airlines

Tue Jul 08, 2014

ABC News

Farmer Loses Phone, Returned 8 Months Later

An Oklahoma farmer's iPhone that was lost when it fell into a grain elevator has been returned to him unscathed after it was found in Japan.


Related Topix: Convent, LA, World News, Japan

NBC Miami

Potato Salad Kickstarter Nets $50K

Would you fork over a few bucks to a stranger half way across the country to make potato salad? Thousands of people are doing just that.


The Modesto Bee

Police: Inmate used laundry basket to escape

Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA