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  Live TV Weather Glitch Leads To Epic Report   (Associated Press)
  • A TV weatherman whose map erroneously warned of temperatures over 1,000 degrees didn't miss a beat before delivering a tongue-in-cheek report.
  •   Mountain Lion Ensnared in Fox Trap   (Associated Press)
  • A family shared video of an unexpected temporary tenant in their fox trap -- a displeased mountain lion.
  •   Dead Man Reappointed to County Board   (Associated Press)
  • Officials in are trying to figure out how a man who's been dead for more than two years wound up being reappointed to a county industrial authority board.
  •   Secretary of State Kerry Fined For Not Shoveling   (Reuters)
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a sidewalk adjoining his home shoveled following a blizzard.
  •   Suge Knight Runs Over and Kills Friend   (BBC News)
  • Suge Knight has run over and killed a friend while running from attackers in Los Angeles, his lawyer has said.
  •   British Lord Blames Rise of ISIS on Snapchat and WhatsApp   (Vox.com)
  • A British member of Parliament said that ISIS's rise was "entirely" a result of the group's use of vanishing photo app Snapchat and messaging service WhatsApp.
  •   Fake Furniture Store Was Front For Marijuana Grow Op   (UPI)
  • A marijuana grow operation with more than 1,000 plants was disguised as a furniture store.
  •   UPS Driver Threw Packages, Urinated on House   (UPI)
  • UPS officials have fired a seasonal driver recorded by security cameras throwing packages over a fence and urinating on the home.
  •   Man Hid Cocaine Inside Prosthetic Leg   (Associated Press)
  • A drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.
  •   Police Searching For Stolen Goods Find Two Tanks   (Associated Press)
  • A raid to recover stolen cars and cargo came up with a more interesting find: two war tanks.
  •   Naked Violinist Sues Over Arrest   (Reuters)
  • A man who claims his rights were violated when he was arrested outside a federal courthouse for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 million.
  •   Man May Have Taken Dead Mom for Bank Withdrawal   (UPI)
  • Authorities are looking into whether an elderly woman was already dead when her son brought her to the bank for an $850 withdrawal.
  •   Police Chase Ends In Prison Parking Lot   (UPI)
  • A chase with a suspect who refused to pull over ended when the man drove into a prison parking lot.
  •   Woman Says Aliens Told Her to Break Into Theme Park   (Associated Press)
  • A couple broke into a theme park that was closed for the offseason, and the woman told investigators that God and aliens directed her there.
  •   Government UFO Files Now Available Online   (UPI)
  • The U.S. Air Force has released 130,000 declassified UFO documents.
  •   Lottery Releases Bacon-Scented Ticket   (Associated Press)
  • Lottery ticket buyers who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too.
  •   Handcuffed Woman Stole Cruiser   (Associated Press)
  • A handcuffed shoplifting suspect climbed into the front of a patrol car and raced off at speeds of up to 100 mph.
  •   Man Scooped Up By Garbage Truck Survives Ride   (Associated Press)
  • A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride.
  •   Stray Cat's Cuddles Credited With Saving Abandoned Baby   (UPI)
  • A stray cat is being hailed as a hero for using her warm snuggles to save the life of a baby abandoned in a cardboard box.
  •   Snoozing Zoo Guard Allows Rhinos To Escape   (UPI)
  • A zoo has fired a security guard whose on-the-job snooze was blamed for the on-camera escape of three female rhinos.
  •   Cabbie Gets Tip of a Lifetime: Almost $1,000   (Associated Press)
  • An anonymous passenger brightened a cab driver's night with the tip of a lifetime: nearly $1,000 on a $4.31 fare.
  •   Family Creates 45-Foot Icicle in Front Yard   (Associated Press)
  • Garrick Moreland, a tree trimmer, climbed into a tree with a hose and turned on the water when temperatures dropped.
  •   'Coke in the Trunk' Pranksters Fail to Amuse Police   (UPI)
  • A YouTube prank involving officers being tipped off to a trunk full of "coke" that turned out to be Coca-Cola wasted police resources.
  •   'Docile' 8-Foot Gator Seized from Home   (UPI)
  • Animal control officials said an 8-foot alligator seized from a home had been owned by the family for nearly 40 years.
  •   Sheriff's Office Rug Says 'In Dog We Trust'   (UPI)
  • The bright green and yellow emblem is supposed to read "In God we trust," but a major typo was discovered this week by a security guard.
  •   Strip Club Gets Neighborhood Award for Cleanliness   (Associated Press)
  • A strip club has received a neighborhood award for its efforts to improve the area.
  •   Company That Glitter-Bombs Enemies Can't Keep Up With Demand   (Quartz)
  • The internet can’t get enough sparkly, decorative revenge.
  •   Men Accused of Taking Lamb Chops in Burglary   (Associated Press)
  • A deputy questioned two men carrying large black garbage bags over their shoulders and found they were carrying frozen lamb chops.
  •   Ring Bearer and Flower Girl Wed 20 Years Later   (CNN)
  • Briggs and Britney Fussy took their first walk down the aisle when they were just 3, as a ring bearer and flower girl in the wedding of Briggs' godmother.
  •   Smuggler Caught With 94 iPhones Taped to Body   (Sky News)
  • The man's unusual posture as he walked caught the attention of customs officers.
  •   YouTube Censors Back Off Genital Song For Kids   (UPI)
  • A TV station has persuaded YouTube to drop the "adult" restriction from a video featuring dancing cartoon genitals.
  •   Cleric Condemns Snowmen As Anti-Islamic   (Reuters)
  • A prominent cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen.
  •   Subway Riders Around the World Ditch Pants for a Day   (UPI)
  • Bare-legged strap-hangers braved brisk January weather in cities around the world for the annual No Pants Subway Ride.
  •   Warehouse Fire Wipes Out the Dinosaurs   (UPI)
  • Firefighters extinguished a warehouse blaze blamed for wiping out a herd of eight animatronic dinosaurs.
  •   Clamp Down on Cross-Border Pizza Delivery   (Reuters)
  • Switzerland's frugal pizza lovers have had their hopes dashed for a special rule that would have allowed them to keep ordering cheaper pizza delivery from neighboring Germany.
  •   Interstate Pileup Leaves Road Covered in 500 Pounds of Fries   (Associated Press)
  • A six-vehicle pileup left a road covered in 500 pounds of McDonald's french fries.
  •   'I Saw Your Willy' Video Teaches Kids Texting Safety   (UPI)
  • A British children's charity has unveiled I Saw Your Willy, an animated video aimed at educating kids about the dangers of sending salacious pictures.
  •   Conman Sold Urine as Whiskey   (The [Blackpool] Gazette)
  • A “persistent and troublesome” conman who sold coloured urine as alcohol has been branded a danger to public health.
  •   Attempt to Steal Shrimp Lands Man Prison Term   (Associated Press)
  • An attempt to steal $300 worth of shrimp from a supermarket has landed a man a five-year prison sentence.
  •   Carjacker Offered to Return Vehicle for $50   (UPI)
  • An alleged carjacker contacted the vehicle's owner and offered to sell the 1998 Chevy Malibu back to her for $50.
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