Archive for October, 2010

Students complain about no ketchup, mustard

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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hotdogNutty News Tennessee – Students at Memphis City Schools are complaining there’s no ketchup. No mustard, either. Calvin Jones, the interim head of food services, said the schools have plenty of bulk condiments, but not enough cafeteria workers to squirt them into little plastic cups. The schools are asking for individual packs . The school board approved $77,514 to buy little fast-food packs of ketchup.  More…

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Burglars leave notes thanking homeowners for stolen goods

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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thanksNutty News North Carolina – Two suspects, Dajuan Marquis Avant and Darrell Sturdivant Jr., face multiple charges after North Carolina police said they left a note thanking the homeowners for the $5,000 worth of electronics gear and food they stole. Fayetteville police spokesman Dan Grubb said the pair left one note on a white paper napkin saying simply, “Thanks.” Grubb said a second message etched into a wall said the same thing, and added: “We love the stuff we got.”  More…

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Woman charged with neglecting elderly relative

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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april-johnsonNutty News Louisiana – A 30-year-old from Bayou Blue, April Johnson, was arrested after an older relative was found living in a filthy shed amid human waste in what authorities are calling one of the worst cases of neglect they have ever seen. The 69-year-old relative was found and removed from the home. She was living in a 10-by-16-foot wooden shed attached to Johnson’s home. The elderly woman was on a vinyl mattress with no sheets, lying in a pool of urine that stretched to her shoulders.  More…

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Man robs bank, offers bystanders $1,000 for getaway ride

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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bankNutty News California – Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank on 38th Avenue offered bystanders $1,000 for a quick getaway. The man entered a bank on 38th Avenue and demanded $20 and $100 bills from a teller. The man then jumped onto the counter and pushed the teller, opened the till and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses told police a man less than a block away from the bank around the time of the robbery was acting suspiciously and offering $1,000 for a ride to Santa Cruz.  More…

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Couple renews their marriage vows, mocked by the officiator

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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marriageNutty News Sri Lanka – Two Swiss tourists who chose the Maldives’ white-sand beaches as the setting to renew their marriage vows were instead mocked by the officiator, who chanted abuse and curses in the local language at the unsuspecting couple. The ceremony, posted on YouTube with English subtitles translating the abuse, has embarrassed the Maldives, and President Mohammed Nasheed condemned it as “absolutely disgraceful.” Police arrested the celebrant and a helper.  More…   Video…

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Restaurant closes down, something unusual clogged exhaust vent

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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harolds-restaurant-in-virginia-beachNutty News Virginia – The owner of a Virginia restaurant had to close down when something unusual clogged an exhaust vent over his kitchen stove: A former employee. Harold Owens, owner of Harold’s Restaurant in Virginia Beach, says the man used to work for him. He came in to open the restaurant and found the man’s feet dangling from the 18-inch-by-18-inch duct.  More…

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Teens skip check, waiter hangs on to their vehicle for 8 blocks

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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buffalo-wild-wings-in-skokieNutty News Illinois – Three Chicago teenagers were charged with ditching a dinner bill and drove off with a waiter clinging to the roof rack of their SUV, police said. The trio was pulled over in suburban Lincolnwood after they allegedly drove eight blocks with a waiter from the Buffalo Wild Wings in Skokie hanging on to their vehicle. The suspects face theft and battery charges.  More…

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Bank robber dropped wallet

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Date: October 31st, 2010

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walletNutty News Florida – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says the 26-year-old robber brandished a handgun at Destin’s Union State Bank ordering the employees to the floor. Deputies say he fled with $6,000. While investigators searched the bank, a witness found a wallet nearby. Investigators showed the ID photo to bank employees, who thought it might be the robber.  More…

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Runner collides with deer during race

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Date: October 30th, 2010

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deer1Nutty News Wisconsin – Sarah Glidden is one of the few people who can say she collided with a deer – while on foot. The Hortonville High School sophomore was running at a cross country sectional at Wausau’s 9-Mile County Forest course when an antlerless deer bolted from the woods. With about 100 meters to go, Glidden partially spun around but she managed to maintain her balance. She kept running and so did the deer.  More…

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Man floods neighbor’s home with garden hose

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Date: October 30th, 2010

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hoseNutty News UK – Electrician Francis McGourty used a hose to unleash a torrent of water into Shirley Elliott’s Bridge of Earn home after he fell out with her. Although Perth Sheriff Court accepted he carried out his bizarre actions over a single weekend, the extent of damage forced Miss Elliott out of the home she shares with son David (21) and partner Colin Callachan (51) for six months. She caught McGourty red-handed in his garden with the hose sticking out of her wall.  More…

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Man pulls gun on Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Date: October 30th, 2010

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doorNutty News Florida – A man was arrested after deputies said he pulled a gun on a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses as they walked to his front door. Carla Dignall and Lenore Salvato were preaching in an Aripeka neighborhood when they approached the home of Rudolf Hellmold, 52. The women were walking up the sidewalk to the front door when Hellmold appeared in the window next to the door. Hellmold pointed a small silver handgun directly at them and yelled, “You (expletive) Jehovah’s Witnesses, get the (expletive) off my property!”  More…

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Official apologizes for blackface costume

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Date: October 30th, 2010

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sorryNutty News Illinois – An official in an Illinois city apologized after posting pictures to Facebook of himself in blackface at a Halloween party. Lockport Alderman John Robert Krzos took down the pictures of himself in blackface dressed as Michael Jordan at a Children’s Memorial Hospital fundraiser party. “I didn’t think that the portrayal of Michael Jordan — who I idolize — was going to cause anybody to be offended,” Krzos said.  More…   Video…

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America’s oldest crack dealer sent to prison

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Date: October 30th, 2010

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ola-mae-ageeNutty News Florida – The country’s oldest crack dealer was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison, where she will celebrate her 89th birthday before being released. Ola Mae Agee, 87, was convicted at trial this week of a felony charge of selling cocaine to an undercover cop in Florida. A jury found Agee guilty after just 20 minutes of deliberation.  More…

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Hotel guest starved to death, left Do Not Disturb sign for two weeks

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Date: October 30th, 2010

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hotelNutty News London – A hotel guest starved to death after ordering staff not to disturb him – two weeks before his body was found in his room by a maid. Kieran Toman booked himself a room at the plush Hyde Park Towers Hotel in Bayswater, west London, and told staff he did not want them to enter his room without permission. An inquest into 39-year-old Mr Toman’s death heard how he was discovered in an emaciated state after a maid noticed an unpleasant smell from his room.  More…

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Blind dog uses echoes like a bat

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Date: October 30th, 2010

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blind-dogNutty News UK – Rowan, a German Spitz, barks and then listens to the echoes to help him tell where he is in relation to his surroundings. Owner Sam Orchard, 41, was shocked when a congenital defect caused Rowan to be born without eyes. But the 18-month-old is now almost indistinguishable from a sighted dog after learning to navigate using his barks.  More…   Video…

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World War II cartridge in firewood injures elderly couple

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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fireplaceNutty News Germany – Police blamed a discarded Second World War bullet for an explosion in a log fire which injured an elderly German couple as they sat at home. The live round must have been absorbed inside a growing tree. The cartridge case showed it was a type used in the 1939-45 war, police said in Bielefeld in western Germany.  More…

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College students dress as babies and teen mothers

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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oxford-universityNutty News Oxford – First year members of the lacrosse team were forced to wear diapers, suck on dummies and drink alcohol from baby bottles during the bizarre proceedings. During the ceremony the younger girls had to sit on the older student’s laps and be fed baby bottles full of booze. The younger students were also made to lick baby food off paper plates as part of the ritual, which has been branded extremely tasteless by fellow students.  More…

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Trick-or-treaters find suicide victim on front porch

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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trickNutty News Pennsylvania – Police in central Pennsylvania say children going door-to-door to trick or treat discovered a man who had shot himself to death on his front stoop. Police were called after children found the 68-year-old man in the Conewago Valley Mobile Home Park. Newberry Township Police tell the paper they don’t know exactly when the man shot himself in the head, and that it’s possible some people thought it was a Halloween decoration.  More…

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Sheriff’s chaplain arrested for prostitution

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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samuel-conleyNutty News Florida – The Kissimmee Police spent all day conducting sex offender checks, inspecting pawn shops and performing prostitution stings. Among those arrested in one of the stings is Samuel Conley, Chaplain for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The Criminal Investigation Division also conducted an internet prostitution sting and a street prostitution reverse. During the operation Samuel Conley was arrested for Assignation of Prostitution and Entering a Dwelling for Prostitution.  More…

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Gourmet chef beats old man for brushing up against him

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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matthew-redington1Nutty News New York – A gourmet chef boiled over with rage and pounded an elderly man — for accidentally brushing up against him on a Greenwich Village sidewalk. Matthew Redington, 29, who once worked at the posh Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant Spice Market, screamed, “Why did you bump into me?” at Joon Ha Yoon. He then went berserk — punching the old man in the face with such fury that Yoon wound up covered in cuts and blood. More…

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Man Overdoses on Caffeine, Dies

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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caffeineNutty News UK – British man died after poisoning himself with two spoonfuls of caffeine powder bought over the internet, local media reported. Michael Lee Bedford, 23, from Mansfield, central England, was at a part when he swallowed caffeine powder that a friend bought online. He washed the powder down with an energy drink, and around 15 minutes later began sweating and vomiting blood. He later died at King’s Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire.  More…

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Unmanned fire engine crashes into home

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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spokaneNutty News Washington – A parked Spokane Fire Department engine with nobody at the wheel rolled into a home where firefighters were making an aid call. Fire Chief Bobby Williams said the truck had been parked about 100 yards from the home. Shortly after medics walked inside, they heard the crash. KXLY-TV reported the engine knocked down porch supports and punched a hole in the living room wall.  More…

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4-Year-Old Can Be Sued for Hitting Woman With Bike

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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bikeNutty News New York – Citing cases dating back as far as 1928, a judge has ruled that a young girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with training wheels on a Manhattan sidewalk can be sued for negligence. The ruling by the judge, Justice Paul Wooten of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, did not find that the girl was liable, but merely permitted a lawsuit brought against her, another boy and their parents to move forward.  More…

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Veterinary clinic worker bitten and scratched by woman

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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minnekerNutty News Florida – A Florida woman is facing charges after allegedly biting a worker at a veterinary clinic. Officials at the Affordable Animal Care Clinic in Fort Myers said it was quite the bizarre brawl. They say Kathleen Minneker dropped off her dogs almost an hour late and was mad when they weren’t ready in time. So, deputies say, she started biting. The owner of the clinic, Gina Brashear, is covered in bites, bruises and scratches.  More…   Video…

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Man smuggled 2,060 diamonds in his stomach

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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chennai-airportNutty News India – A Sri Lankan who had 2,060 pieces of diamonds and other precious stones lodged in his stomach was arrested from the Chennai airport by the central crime branch of the suburban police. The man said he was innocent. The police commissioner said that even during questioning, Rafi could not sit comfortably and when questioned, he told the police that he was suffering from piles. More…

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Woman’s ghost reveals her murderer

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Date: October 29th, 2010

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mango-treeNutty News Thailand – In an eerie tale just in time for Halloween, a man was arrested in this northern province after being fingered for murdering his young wife by an unlikely source: her ghost. Four months after her disappearance, the spirit of 21-year-old Ratree Thongdee reportedly appeared to her mother, Somjit Jitprajak, in a dream. In the dream she said had been murdered by her husband, then buried underneath a mango tree behind the house.  More…

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