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Tennessee man loses leg after his son ran him over with a lawn mower when he attacked him with a chainsaw

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Date: October 14th, 2018

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legOfficers were called to a home in Bristol, Tennessee, on June 28 and found Douglas Ferguson, 76, bleeding from his head and leg, according to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

A preliminary investigation indicated that he tried to attack his son with a running chainsaw while his son mowed the yard. His son, who was not identified, ran over his father with the lawn mower as a way to defend himself, the press release stated.

Ferguson was charged with attempted second-degree murder and violating probation.

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Man Arrested For Pelting His Mother With Sausages

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Date: October 14th, 2018

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sausagesMeet Hermes Callijas-Gasperin.

Cops charge that Callijas-Gasperin battered his 41-year-old mother after asking her to make him some food around 8 PM Monday.

The victim agreed to prepare a meal, but asked her son “to give her a few minutes due to being busy.”

The unemployed Callijas-Gasperin became angry when asked to wait, according to a probable cause statement.

Callijas-Gasperin “threw the remaining sausages” at his mother, with one sausage striking her in the right eye.

He also allegedly pushed the victim backwards and placed his hands around her neck (but did not restrict her breathing).

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Woman with ‘emotional support squirrel’ removed from plane

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Date: October 14th, 2018

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planePolice at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an “emotional support squirrel.”

Passengers had already boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday night when they were told there was a “situation” and everyone needed to get off the plane, according to passenger Brandon Nixon.

“Everyone was a little panicked. You expect the worst when they say something like that,” the 24-year-old Ashland, Ohio resident said. “A lot of people were asking questions. People wanted to know what was going on.”

As he exited the plane, Nixon said he asked a flight attendant if she had any other information. “All she said was ‘a squirrel,’” he said.

But once they were back in the terminal, “word spread pretty quickly” about what was happening.

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Man nicknamed ‘Willy Wonka’ pleads guilty to multiple crimes

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Date: October 14th, 2018

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willyThe leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as “Willy Wonka” or the “Chocolate Man” has pleaded guilty to 60 charges.

The Salem News reports that 47-year-old William “Willy Wonka” Rodriguez pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in crimes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut that netted more than $300,000 in property and currency.

The Lawrence man was one of five people arrested in August during a police investigation dubbed Operation Golden Ticket.

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Houston couple creates ‘Good Boy’ beer for dogs

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Date: October 14th, 2018

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beerA pair of Houston bar owners who started brewing beer for their ailing canine a few years ago are now selling Good Boy Dog Beer at more than 20 locations.

Megan and Steve Long said they learned how to brew beer for dogs, which does not contain alcohol, when their Rottweiler mix, Rocky, started having digestion problems a few years ago.

The brews are called beer “because we use a lot of the same equipment a brewery does. We just skip the fermentation process,” Megan Long told USA Today.

She said the beer contains all natural ingredients, including vegetables, meat and turmeric, a spice known to aid digestion in canines.

The Good Boy Dog Beer company now has products available at more than 20 dog-friendly bars and restaurants in the Houston area and they also ship their products in cans.

The beer is available in three varieties: “IPA lot in the yard,” “Session…Squirrel!” and “Mailman Malt Licker.”

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Insects colonize family car in 3 days

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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antsA North Carolina family returned from a three-day trip to find their car parked at the airport had been possessed by a colony of ants.

The Charlotte Observer reports Caroline Tedder Hacker lodged a complaint on Facebook on Sunday, warning people not to park in a certain section of Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s parking lot.

She said the car’s interior and engine were infested with ants, and her 11-month-old daughter had ants crawling on her during their ride back to Greensboro. She said the colony had been inside long enough to build a nest in the corner of the engine.

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Oblivious truck driver hits vehicles with pipe

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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truckA driver on a Georgia road captured video of an oblivious truck driver striking other vehicles with a pipe sticking out from the side of their load.

The video, recorded on a Union City road, shows the open-top truck transporting a number of oversized objects, including what appears to be a plastic pipe that ended up sticking out to the side at an angle.

The pipe collides with multiple vehicles, including a school bus, without the truck driver taking notice.

Multiple drivers honk at the truck to try to get the driver’s attention and it finally pulls over, striking a street sign in the process.

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New Jersey postal worker quits, leaves mail on side of road

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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mailA U.S. postal worker in New Jersey decided to quit on the job and left thousands of envelopes on the side of the road, the agency said Tuesday.

Several boxes full of correspondence was left on the side of a road in Pennsauken, N.J. And on Sunday, a Facebook user spotted the abandoned mail and posted a photo of it on Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times.

“If [you're] looking for your mail, it may be on river road by [the 36th Street] station,” the user wrote.

According to NJ.com, the Special Agent Scott Balfour, with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, said mail was out for delivery from the Roxborough Station Post Office in Philadelphia. But the postal worker responsible for the mail had resigned on Sept. 8.

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Krispy Kreme in Ireland stops overnight drive-through due to honking

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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kA new Krispy Kreme location in Blanchardstown, Ireland has decided to end its overnight drive-through service following complaints from neighbors about the noise caused by honking cars.

The store, which opened Sept. 26, offered a 24-hour drive-through service that would attract long lines of cars that would honk their horns throughout the night, preventing nearby residents from going to sleep.

“Since the grand opening we haven’t had proper sleep at night. We have jobs, kids, schools, and so many elderly people living here as well,” a resident said. “Every night the queue for doughnuts is unbelievable — lights, noises, pollution and horns. All streets blocked and all cars honking at once. All night, every night.”

Krispy Kreme has listened to the nearby residents and will now have the drive-through open from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The company is also looking into a traffic management plan to help minimize any disruption.

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Birds ‘tipsy’ on fermented berries flying into cars, windows in Minnesota town

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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drunkBirds in a Minnesota town have flown into windows and cars, likely because they are “tipsy” from fermented berries, local police said.

The frost in the northeastern Minnesota town of Gilbert came early this year, which has sped up the fermenting process for some local berries, Gilbert police said in a news release Tuesday.

“Many birds have not migrated south, so it appears to be more prevalent than in past years,” Gilbert said. “It appears that some birds are getting a little more ‘tipsy’ than normal.”

The sugars in some local fruits will ferment into alcohol, park ranger Sharon Stiteler told KMSP. The TV station reported police have received about a half-dozen reports of bird-related incidents.

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Dealer suspected of hiding drugs up his bottom hailed as a ‘medical marvel’ following 19-day poo strike

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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medicalKevin Wayou was able to avoid going to the toilet for 19 days – despite eating as normal

Kevin Wayou, 23, passed “nothing of substance” despite eating and drinking as normal while held by police. No drugs were spotted when he did finally have a poo.

But Wayou eventually admitted having cocaine and heroin with intent to supply when the case reached court.

Wayou, of Portsmouth, had been arrested in a raid in Banbury, Oxon, where £3,000 was hidden in a washing machine.

Details emerged when a judge cut his sentence from five years to four on appeal.

In March a drug suspect in Brixton, South London, was released without charge amid fears for his health after he went an eye-watering 47 days without a poo.

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A Hole in Arkansas Is a Flame-Spouting Mystery

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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flameOfficials in northern Arkansas are investigating the cause of a mysterious hole in the ground that spouted flames into the air for more than 40 minutes.

Investigators have ruled out methane as the source of the fire that erupted from the hole on Sept. 17 in Midway, a community near the Arkansas-Missouri border.

Farfetched suspicions, such as meteorites, have also been proven unfounded, Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The judge acknowledged other theories, too: “As far as the spiritual Satan goes, we’ve ruled that out. … He didn’t come up and stick his pitchfork in the ground and blow that hole out.”

The flames flared up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) high from the hole, which has been on the private property for at least 10 years, Pendergrass said.

Geologists scoped the hole with a camera and determined it was likely created by an animal because it extended horizontally before intercepting a nearby drainage ditch, according to an Arkansas Geological Survey report.

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Bowling alley owner dies after getting caught in pin setting machine

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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bowlThe owner of the Florence Bowling Alley was killed Sunday after getting caught inside the bowling pin setting machine, according to a release from the Florence Police Department.

Authorities from FPD and Florence Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the bowling alley around 1:30 p.m. for reports of a person stuck in the machine. The victim was unconscious and not breathing when officers arrived.

Medical authorities confirmed the victim was dead upon their arrival. He was later identified as 65-year-old Ector Rodriguez, the owner of the bowling alley.

Police said there is no suspicion of foul play and are treating the incident as an accident.

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Mountain Goats Are Being Airlifted Out of a National Park Because They Crave Human Pee

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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goatsOlympic National Park, located in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, is faced with a daunting challenge: removing a ballooning mountain goat population that’s developed a strong appetite for human pee.

Mountain goats aren’t a native species in the park. Since their introduction in the 1920s, their numbers have blossomed into a staggering 700 ungulates.

Now, with humans flooding the area and routinely relieving themselves on various hiking trails, the goats have developed an insatiable thirst for urine, which serves as a strong source of salt and minerals.

Acting in concert with the National Park Services (NPS) and the USDA Forest Service, park authorities have begun tagging, blindfolding and airlifting the goats to the nearby forests in the North Cascades via helicopter.

Fitted with GPS collars, the goats are ferried in pairs to nine sites in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, per a Motherboard report. The sites should provide a more hospitable environment for the surging goat tribe where they can roam free of human interlopers.

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Truck pulls over due to sheep on the roof

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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sheepA shocked witness on a New Zealand highway captured baffling footage of a semi truck pulled over to the side of the road due to a sheep on the roof.

The video, recorded Sunday by a traveler on the Auckland Motorway, shows the semi pulled over onto the shoulder while the driver attempts to get the sheep off the roof of the trailer.

“Honestly,” the filmer says, “how did the sheep get on top of the truck?”

The occupants of the vehicle laugh as they pass by the unusual scene.

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