Boater accidentally drains Kennet and Avon Canal

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Date: July 18th, 2018

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drainA boater accidentally drained a stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal after leaving all the lock gates open.

A section of the waterway was left with hardly any water on Tuesday near the Barge Inn in Seend, Wiltshire.

A spokesperson for the Canal and River Trust confirmed what happened was not malicious but that the boater was “rushing and left the paddles up”.

The lock paddles “work like a plug on a bath in allowing water in and out of the locks,” he explained.

He added that the trust had since restored the water levels.

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Hoarding Level: Pro

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Date: July 18th, 2018

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Woman Bit Off, Swallowed Chunk Of Victim’s Nose

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Date: July 17th, 2018

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noseJessica Collins, 41, was arrested Thursday for the bloody attack in Spring, a Houston suburb. Collins, seen at right, was released from custody after posting $1000 bond on the misdemeanor charge. She is scheduled for a July 19 court appearance.

Collins, who lives in Conroe, another Houston suburb, was staying with a female neighbor of the 28-year-old victim. After spending Wednesday evening at a local bar, the three women returned to the victim’s home, where Collins–seeking to keep the party going–asked her host for booze and cigarettes.

Instead, the victim asked Collins to leave her residence, a request that allegedly prompted Collins to attack the woman. After yanking the victim to the floor by her hair, Collins allegedly bit off a large piece from the bridge of the woman’s nose.

The woman, who needs emergency plastic surgery, told KTRK that she tried to fight off Collins, “but I couldn’t. All I could remember was the taste of blood in my mouth.” She also recalled calling her husband while in an ambulance: “I was screaming, like, ‘I don’t have a nose. I’m 28 years old and I don’t have a nose anymore.’”

A court filing accuses Collins of intentionally causing bodily injury to the victim by “biting Complainant with her mouth.” As a condition of her bond, Collins, a divorced mother of three, has been ordered to have no contact with the victim. According to her Facebook page, Collins works at Michaels, the arts and crafts chain, and has studied therapeutic massage.

A friend of the victim has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $12,000 to cover medical costs. “Because of the missing piece was never recovered, my friend now needs reconstructive plastic surgery,” notes the solicitation, which adds that the victim was assaulted by a “mentally unstable person” who “lunged at my friend, biting off her nose and swallowing it.”

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Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

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Date: July 17th, 2018

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bikePolice say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation surveillance video shot July Fourth shows the woman ignoring the barrier and red flashing lights at the bridge in Menasha, and apparently not noticing that it was already cranking into action.

The woman and her bike then drop into the gap and she disappears.

In the following minutes, onlookers rush to her aid and the bridge operator stalls the bridge until the woman and her bicycle are extracted.

Police say the 37-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in Neenah where she was treated for facial injuries.

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Roadside couch becomes viral spectacle in Florida

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Date: July 17th, 2018

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couchAn abandoned couch at the side of a commercial road in Florida is going viral after people started turning it into an outdoor living room.

The sofa, now known on social media as “#TheCouch,” has been on the sidewalk next to Palm Bay Road in West Melbourne, near a Chick-fil-A eatery, for several weeks, locals say, but recently started drawing attention when residents started accessorizing the furniture with a throw rug, a coffee table, curtains, a houseplant and various living room items.

Kenny Johnson, a candidate for the Palm Bay City Council, brought the couch to the Internet’s attention when he recorded an interview with his campaign manager on the roadside seating.

“We went out there and did a bunch of sofa jokes,” Bobby Burns, Johnson’s campaign manager, told Florida Today.

Fans of #TheCouch held a meet and greet at the couch on Sunday night and further decorated the scene with lamps, books and other items.

West Melbourne officials have not revealed whether they have plans to remove the couch and its accessories.

Johnson has suggested visitors to the couch bring canned goods to donate to local food banks.

 

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Bats cover wall outside window of Houston high rise office

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Date: July 17th, 2018

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batsA worker at a Houston high rise captured video of an unusual sight outside one of the building’s windows — dozens of bats gathered in a swarm on the wall.

Dave Rojas, who works in an office at the building, tweeted a video showing dozens of bats gathered together to roost right outside a window.

Rojas said the building is an annual hub of bat activity.

“Every year the bats make a visit to our office. It must be that time of the year again. I think they are migrating,” he wrote.

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My German Shepherd is afraid of thunder and lightning.

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Date: July 17th, 2018

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Motorized shopping cart gases up in Tennessee

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Date: July 17th, 2018

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cartA visitor to a Tennessee gas station captured video of an unusual vehicle gassing up — a motorized shopping cart.

The video, filmed at a Sunoco station in Jefferson City, shows a man sitting in a modified shopping cart next to a pump.

The cart moves on its own with a gas engine and is controlled with a steering wheel.

“This video was filmed at our local gas station. To me, it was interesting to use a shopping cart with a motor attached. He saved a lot of money on gas!!” the filmer wrote.

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Man drove car sitting on bucket and steering with pliers

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Date: July 16th, 2018

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bucketA motorist was stopped by police for driving while sitting on a bucket and steering with pliers.

The battered car, which also had no front wing, bumper, headlights and a flat tyre was pulled over in King’s Lynn in Norfolk.

Norfolk’s roads policing unit tweeted pictures of “the most un-roadworthy car” and said there were “too many offences to mention”.

Police said the driver has been reported to court.

“Yes this was driven on a road and yes he was sitting on a bucket and steering with a pair of mole grips,” officers wrote, as they posted pictures of the vehicle in Saddlebow Road.

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Tourist feared shark attack after drifting seven miles out to sea on air mattress for 21 HOURS

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Date: July 16th, 2018

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touirstA tourist feared being eaten by sharks as she clung to her lilo for 21 hours after being swept out to sea.

Olga Kuldo, 55, went in the water off Crete without telling her husband Oleg, 59, and daughter Yulia, 28.

They raised the alarm when they realised she was missing but it was not until the following day that she was rescued around seven miles off the coast.

Describing her ordeal, Olga said: “I felt things touching my legs. I kept assuring myself it was just seaweed. It was truly horrible at night, all sorts of thoughts flashed across my mind.”

The cardiologist went for a paddle off the Greek resort of Rethym

no despite storm warnings. She said: “The current and the wind carried me further and further away. I began to shout and wave but nobody on shore noticed.”
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A Dozen Camels Disqualified From Saudi Beauty Pageant Over Botox Injections

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Date: July 16th, 2018

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camelsA camel beauty contest in Saudi Arabia disqualified a dozen camels for receiving Botox injections to make them more attractive.

Saudi media reported that a veterinarian was caught performing plastic surgery on the camels a few days before the pageant, according to UAE’s The National. In addition to the injections, the clinic was surgically reducing the size of the animals’ ears to make them appear more delicate.

“They use Botox for the lips, the nose, the upper lips, the lower lips and even the jaw,” Ali Al Mazrouei, a regular at such festivals and the son of a prominent Emirati breeder, told the newspaper. “It makes the head more inflated so when the camel comes it’s like, ‘Oh look at how big that head is. It has big lips, a big nose.’ ”

Real money is at stake: About $57 million is awarded to winners of the contests and camel races, The National reports, with more than $31.8 million in prizes for just the pageants.

The festival provides a number of informative graphics about camels, including a diagram titled Standards of Camel Beauty. It is sadly unspecific about what makes for handsome nostrils and withers, though it does mention a “leathery mouth.”

The beauty contest, launched in 2000, is a centerpiece of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival. Last year, authorities moved the festival from a remote location in the desert to a site an hour and a half from Riyadh, and this year attendance has increased by a third, according to Reuters.

“The camel,” the chief judge of the show, Fawzan al-Madi, told the newswire, “is a symbol of Saudi Arabia. We used to preserve it out of necessity, now we preserve it as a pastime.”

 

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Florida teen girl tied to tree with earbuds, cops say

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Date: July 16th, 2018

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earCentral Florida cops on Monday were hunting the man who reportedly tied a teen girl to a tree — using her earbuds.

Police told The Orlando Sentinel the girl was found around 6:30 p.m. Friday in the city’s College Park neighborhood tied to the tree by her wrist.

The victim told police a man who may have been homeless grabbed her and then bound her to the tree.

The man is described as possibly being in his 50s, and was seen wearing shorts and a white t-shirt, police told FOX35.

The teenager’s hands were swollen, and she had minor injuries on her wrist when she was found, according to police.

A motive for the assault was not immediately clear.

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Police say they accidentally ran over a fleeing suspect with a bulldozer during pot bust

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Date: July 16th, 2018

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potPennsylvania State Police say a fleeing suspect was accidentally run over by a bulldozer as officers responded to a scene on state game lands that contained 10 marijuana plants.

Police say Gregory Longenecker,  51, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was found dead under a bulldozer that an officer and a game commission employee were using to search for him in “thick underbrush” on Monday.

Local police arrived at the scene on state game lands in Berks County, Pennsylvania around 10 a.m. after a game commission employee saw a car “parked well off the road in a field,” State Police said in a release.

Soon after police arrived, two men came out of the underbrush and fled on foot. One was taken into custody and the other, Longenecker, escaped, police say.

State police then arrived and used a helicopter and the bulldozer in their search for Longenecker. The helicopter briefly spotted Longenecker, lost him and communicated his last known position to the bulldozer.

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I lost my job. You guys mind if I crash here?

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Date: July 16th, 2018

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Texas police issue warning to driver with washing machine on hood of SUV

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Date: July 15th, 2018

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hoodA man in Texas strapped a washing machine to the hood of his SUV and drove with it that way.

Someone spotted the SUV at the Stripes convenience store across from Dyess Air Force Base and called the Abilene Police Department.

Police told KTXS that they tracked the driver down at his home in the 6100 block of South 7th. Street and let him off with a warning instead of giving him a ticket.

If they would’ve issued the driver a ticket, police said it would have been issued for “obstruction of operator’s view or driving mechanism.”

The man told police he was “going to sell it.”

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