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Archive for April, 2012

Woman Assaults Boyfriend with Inflatable Hammer

A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina couple were charged Sunday evening after police responded to a domestic violence call. According to the police report, the woman began to hit him with an inflatable hammer, then “pushed him down onto the toilet.”  More…

Boy, 11, urinates on $36K worth of Apple MacBooks

He had the means and the opportunity, but we may never know the motive of an 11-year-old student who urinated on a couple dozen laptops left unattended at a Pennsylvania elementary school.  More…

Woman plays pool: Leaves baby in car, dog for protection

A South Carolina woman was arrested for leaving her baby in a car for close to an hour and a-half while she went into a pool hall at 3:30am Saturday morning.  More…

Eco concern: Wind farms are warming the earth

New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomenon that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution.  More…

‘Plus-Sized’ College Student Claims Discrimination at Bar

A self-described "plus sized" college student who was told she was "obviously pregnant" and "not pretty enough" to dance on a platform in a bar in Iowa is claiming she was discriminated against by the bar’s bouncers.  More…

Teens Hit By Car While Sunbathing in Street

Two teenage girls who were sunbathing on a street in Beaver County, Pa. were hurt after being struck by a car.  More…

College Dropout Became Mathematical Genius After Mugging

Jason Padgett, 41, sees complex mathematical formulas everywhere he looks. He’s the only person in the world known to have his incredible skill, which he obtained by sheer accident – a brutal mugging – just a decade ago.  More…

Chinplants are the latest prom night must-have for teens

As if prom night wasn’t expensive enough, chin implants are fast being added to teens’ party shopping list, along with pricey dresses. There was a 71% increase in the $3,500 to $7,500 procedure being performed last year, with many of them for high school girls desperate to look more glamorous than their peers.  More…

Philadelphia man closes missing child case after finding himself on website

A Philadelphia man brought an end to a missing child case – previously unsolved for 34 years – after browsing the Internet and finding that the person who disappeared was himself.  More…

One World Trade Center to be NYC’s tallest building

Picking One World Trade Center as the nation’s tallest building, is a little like picking the heavyweight champion in boxing. There is often disagreement about who deserves the title. In this case, the issue involves the 408-foot-tall needle that will sit on the tower’s roof. Count it, and the World Trade Center is back on top. Otherwise, it will have to settle for No. 2, after the Willis Tower in Chicago.  More…

Man arrested after posing as cop during traffic stop

When a Florida man was pulled over Saturday in New Port Richey, he tried to convince officers that he was one of them by flashing a fake badge. It didn’t work.  More…

Unpaid Traffic Tickets May Get Violators’ Utilities Turned Off

Residents of one New Mexico city are in danger of having their utilities shut off if they don’t pay tickets for running red lights.  More…

Should you be grossed out by ‘meat glue?’

Still reeling from the specter of “pink slime,” beef industry officials on Friday fought off another culinary creep-out: “meat glue.” Reports say some restaurants are sticking together scrap meat and calling it prime steak, but experts contend that’s not quite the case.  More…

Lawsuit: Dentist Dropped Tool Down Woman’s Throat

A Kentucky woman is suing a dentist, accusing him of dropping a small screwdriver down her throat that migrated to her digestive tract and later required surgery to remove.  More…

Dad defends couple who caught baseball as son cried

The father of a little boy who broke down at a Texas Rangers game after not getting a ball tossed into the stands said the couple who got the souvenir was unfairly demonized by a Yankees broadcaster.  More…