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This Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 photo provided by the Brea, Calif., Police Department shows a mannequin in the passenger seat of a truck that the driver was using to use the carpool lane instead of congested regular traffic lanes on the 57 Freeway in Brea.  (Brea Police Department via AP)

Truck driver gets caught with mannequin in carpool lane

A California man who claims he had gotten away with driving in the carpool lane with a mannequin passenger for some time was caught when he got a bit too close to a motorcycle cop. The incident happened Wednesday on the congested 57 freeway, according to The Associated Press. >> ...

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Boy, hoping to dine on 'squirrel dumplings,' brings dead squirrel to school

An 8-year-old Oklahoma boy surprised his mom, his teachers and his elementary school principal when he told them he put a dead squirrel in his backpack because he wanted to eat it for dinner. >> Read more trending stories Mom Ladye Hobson on Wednesday shared the story of her son ...

Purse made from dead cat sells at auction in spite of complaints

When a New Zealand taxidermist posted a “real glamour puss purse,” on an online auction site, she had no idea that she would stir up so much controversy. Claire Third posted the handbag, made from a real cat that she found as roadkill, on the New Zealand auction site TradeMe, ...

Police: Man drinks 18 wine coolers, hot-wires 18-wheeler, goes on joyride

Police say a Mississippi man is behind bars after going on a late-night wild ride that could have turned deadly. Johnny Bringle of Marshall County is charged with felony taking of a motor vehicle and felony malicious mischief. WHBQ in Memphis, Tennessee, discovered that Bringle told police he does not remember most of ...

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Thief steals fake money from toy cash register at YMCA, police say

A man broke into a YMCA in Indio, California, to steal cash from a register but ended up getting away with nothing but a pile of phony money.

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Both the cash and the register were ...

Animal intestines spill onto busy highways

Animal intestines were spilled onto busy highways in South Carolina three times this week.  According to York County deputies, Valley Proteins is behind two of the three spills on Highway 49.  The third spill happened on Highway 29 on Thursday. >> Read more trending stories Even though the messes are ...

Google protects cow's identity by blurring face, amusing many

A journalist came across a Google Street View image of cows grazing by the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge, England and made an amusing discovery. The cow in the forefront of the image has its face blurred. Another cow that can be seen in the image did not ...

Sheriff's deputies in Brevard County, Florida, arrested Kimberly Jane Isenbletter, 26, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.

Florida fugitive swears she planned to turn herself in after dinner, sheriff says

A Florida fugitive told deputies she was going to turn herself in this week, she just wanted to eat dinner first, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. >> Read more trending stories Kimberly Isenbletter, 27, was wanted on charges of failure to appear and possession of an electric weapon by ...

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: A man uses one of the new Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing, phone calls and a charging station on August 24, 2016 in New York City. The LinkNYC terminals, which number around 300 in Manhattan, have become especially popular with both the homeless and panhandlers. The free kiosks are being installed to replace obsolete pay phones around Manhattan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York's public internet experiment had a porn problem

Watching porn on the sidewalk. New Yorkers tried it. And now their public internet is being restricted. >> Read more trending stories The porn problem is coming from LinkNYC kiosks, more specifically built-in web browsing. The New York Times reports the stations resulted in people, particularly homeless people, lingering around listening to ...

Georgia man lies about being shot by clowns, deputies say

A Georgia man is in stable condition after he told authorities that he was jumped and shot by people dressed as clowns, Bibb County sheriff’s deputies said Thursday. >> Read more trending stories Authorities found Marvin Leon Cooper, 24, just before 6 a.m. Thursday at Navicent Health Hospital. He had ...

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