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‘I just wanted peace and quiet’: daughter whacks mother 20 times in head with skillet and hammer

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Date: February 13th, 2015

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jacobsA Pennsylvania woman who repeatedly bludgeoned her mother with a frying pan and hammer because she “just wanted peace and quiet” pleaded guilty Thursday after the prosecutor agreed to drop attempted murder charges.

Kimberly A. Jacobs, 47, called Northern York County police Sept. 5 after she hit her mother, Lenore Jacobs, in the head up to 20 times with a pan followed by a 4-pound hammer but still failed to kill her, The Patriot-News reported.

The elder Jacobs, in her daughter’s care for several years, was bleeding heavily and suffered skull fractures when police arrived.

“My daughter was trying to kill me because I was crying,” the elder Jacobs told police, according to The Patriot-News. “She just kept hitting me.”

Jacobs confessed she planned to kill her mother, father — who was asleep — and then herself.  More

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Bob Simon‘s homeless Afghan immigrant driver had ‘dead’ arm, 9 license suspensions

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Date: February 13th, 2015

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Obit Bob SimonCBS newsman Bob Simon’s black-car driver was a rookie with nine license suspensions who is suspected of speeding during the fatal crash — and had just one hand on the wheel because he had a “dead” left arm from a suicide attempt, sources said Thursday.

Investigators believe Abdul Reshad Fedahi, a 44-year-old Afghan immigrant who lives in a homeless shelter, mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake after sideswiping a car on the West Side Highway at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, law-enforcement sources said.

“He hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. He sped up after hitting the car,” a law-enforcement source told The Post.

Simons, a “60 Minutes’’ correspondent and legendary war reporter, was sitting in the rear seat without his seat belt, sources said. He suffered a broken neck and severe stomach and head trauma.  More

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Woman killed herself after being filmed shoplifting by ‘caught on camera’ TV crew

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Date: February 13th, 2015

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OutramUK – A woman killed herself on her 30th birthday after being filmed shoplifting for a “caught on camera” television show, an inquest heard.

Friends tried in vain to save Elizabeth Outram when they found her hanging unconscious at her home in Hackney after a night out to celebrate her birthday at the Shard last September.

Poplar coroners’ court heard how Miss Outram had suffered from depression, anxiety and panic attacks since 2007 but her condition had stabilised by last summer when she went to a friend’s hen party in Brighton.

Unable to afford a leather jacket for the rock-themed night, she switched price tags in a TK Maxx store but was detained at the till and subsequently charged with fraud. The incident was captured by a TV production company who were filming in the shop for a reality show.  More

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Judge orders gamblers to return winnings to casino

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Date: February 13th, 2015

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goldenNew Jersey – A New Jersey judge ordered the return of $1.5 million to a casino from gamblers who won at o,casige,odda table game after realizing the cards had not been shuffled.

State Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor ruled in favor of the Golden Nugget casino in its dispute with 14 gamblers who say it was not there fault the cards were not shuffled and should be allowed to keep their winnings.

A mini-baccarat game is where the trouble started in April 2012. The casino was using decks of cards that paid a manufacturer to pre-shuffle, but the deck at hand was not shuffled.

Once the gamblers realized the cards were not shuffled, they increased their bets from $10 to $5,000 and proceeded to win 41 straight hands.  More

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Shovel That Snow – Mayor says rat out your neighbor

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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snowBOSTON – In Boston, the never-ending snow is turning neighbor against neighbor.

More than 5,600 complaints over snow removal have been filed in the city about people who have not done their due diligence when it comes to shoveling.

There are complaints about neighbors, businesses and even the city for leaving roads and sidewalks snow-covered.

As the city tries to tackle the six feet of snow that fell in a little more than two weeks, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has encouraged people to report snow removal offenders online through “Citizens Connect.” Many have included photos in their anonymous complaints.  More

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Dog leaves home, walks 20 blocks to find owner at hospital

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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dog hospitalCEDAR RAPIDS - Nancy Franck and her two miniature schnauzers, Sissy and Barney, live in southeast Cedar Rapids. Franck, however, has been staying 15 to 20 blocks away at Mercy Medical Center following a surgery.

She’s been in the hospital for about two weeks.

Last Saturday Nancy’s husband, Dale, was devastated when Sissy unexpectedly ran away from home

“We looked up and there was this dog just that was just running across the lobby,” said Mercy Security Officer Samantha Conrad.

It’s a surprise visitor no one expected: a dog in a hospital. Security cameras caught it all. Just like anybody would, Sissy wondered through two automatic doors and strolls right into Mercy Medical Center.  More

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Court rejects suit from teacher with fear of small children

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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MariaCINCINNATI – An Ohio teacher with a phobia of young children lost an appeal accusing her former district of failing to accommodate her disability.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati rejected the appeal from Maria Waltherr-Willard, 63, who had accused the Mariemont district of age discrimination and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Waltherr-Willard, a French and Spanish teacher, alleged the district knew she suffered from pedophobia, a fear of small children, when she was transferred in 2009 from Mariemont High School to the district’s middle school.  More

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Comcast Cashes Elderly ABQ Woman’s Rent Check – Refused To Refund

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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comcastNew Mexico – As if you needed another reason to hate Comcast, the company’s latest customer blunder involves cashing an elderly woman’s rent check sent to Comcast by accident and initially refusing to reimburse her.

ABQ’s KRQE reports 79-year-old Francis Wilson accidentally mailed her rent check to Comcast.

When the mistake was discovered, Wilson not only learned that Comcast cashed the check (despite the check not being made out to Comcast) but that it refused to give the check back or refund Wilson.

Instead, the company credited Wilson the $235.

Of course, Comcast refused to pay Wilson back until the local news started calling.  More

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Repo men accidentally take baby

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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repoORLANDO, Florida – A 9-month-old baby has been reunited with her mother after their car was repossessed with the child still inside outside of an Orlando daycare.

Antoinette Jordan went the daycare to pick up her other two children, and when she went back outside the car was gone.

“I was just very, very scared,” Jordan said. “I would never think nobody would take my baby.

I didn’t care about the car. They could have got their possession, I just want my baby back.”  More

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Korean Air executive jailed over nut rage incident

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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Heather ChoHeather Cho, the former Korean Air executive who ordered an international flight to return to the gate over how macadamia nuts were served in first class, has been sentenced to a year in jail.

The judge said that Cho was a passenger on the Korean Air flight and could not override crew members and give orders during a flight.

On December 5, Cho, the daughter of the airline chairman, ordered an international flight back to the gate at New York’s JFK airport after becoming dissatisfied that her macadamia nuts were served in a bag instead of on a plate in first class.

She had the chief steward removed from the flight after the plane had departed from the gate.  More

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Woman bit into a fish and discovered a fish hook inside

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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hookNEW YORK – A lawsuit has been filed after a woman claimed she bit into a fish at a Manhattan restaurant and discovered a metal hook inside.

According to the suit, Vincent and Aliona Russo were having dinner at Villagio on the Park, an Italian restaurant on Central Park South.

The couple said Ms. Russo ordered a whole branzino, and felt something unusual when she bit into it.

“Removing the remnants of the piece of fish from her mouth, she was shocked” to observe the hook, said the couple’s attorney Jay Dankner.  More

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Man has Star Wars-themed funeral

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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star warsUK – A Star Wars fanatic who died from cancer was given the perfect send-off by having an honor guard of stormtroopers lead his funeral procession.

Gordon Deacon, 58, from Llanedeyrn in Cardiff, passed away last month after battling pancreatic and liver cancer, reports Wales Online.

He was obsessed with Star Wars and so mourners were asked to wear costumes from the sci-fi film or red for Liverpool – the football team he supported.

One mourner wore a top saying “may the force be with you” and another was kitted out in a Steven Gerrard shirt, while the coffin was adorned with a Liverpool flag and Star Wars floral tribute.  More

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Couple Tossed Into Garbage Truck

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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garbage truckFlorida – A man and woman in Florida are lucky to be alive after they fell asleep in a dumpster while intoxicated and had to be rescued after it was later emptied into a garbage truck.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials say the couple had been sleeping in a dumpster outside a Wawa gas station near Tampa early on Wednesday.

When the dumpster was emptied into the back of a Progressive Waste Solutions garbage truck, they started screaming and banging on the sides of the truck. 

Rescue crews had to be called about 5 a.m. after the driver was unable to remove 37-year-old Donald L. Jordan and 49-year-old Lisa Spirella from the truck.  More

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Hubble Telescope Captures A Smiley Face In Outer Space

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Date: February 12th, 2015

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face smileThe Hubble Space Telescope snapped a shot of galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 in which the cluster appears to be looking back.

Two bright dots look like eyes, another like a nose, and curved lines of light create a mouth and the outline of a face.

Altogether, they create the impression of a happy face in the galaxy cluster.

In reality, the two “eyes” are each a distant galaxy, and the curved lines come from light that has been bent by gravity around the galaxy cluster — an effect known as gravitational lensing.  More

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Puerto Rico considers fining parents of fat kids

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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prSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Legislators in Puerto Rico are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if they don’t lose weight.

If approved, public school teachers would flag potential obesity cases and refer them to a counselor or social worker, depending on the severity of the case.

Health Department officials would then meet with the parents and determine whether the obesity is a result of bad eating habits or a medical condition.

They also would create a diet-and-exercise program combined with monthly visits to ensure it’s being followed.  More

‘Drunk’ man arrested for slapping NYPD horse

Floral centerpiece catches fire at NY Botanical Garden dinner

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74-year-old man takes down suspected shoplifter – threatened to break his arm

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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74-year-old-manNORTH FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – A suspected shoplifter at a Pennsylvania mall found himself at the mercy of a 74-year-old man who tackled the suspect and threatened to break his arm.

Charlie Burton, 74, of Fombell, said he was selling the pens he created from old bullets at the Washington County Sportsmen’s Show in North Franklin Township’s Washington Crown Center when he spotted a disturbance near the food court.

“I was going to the food court to get something to eat, and I went over there and there was this officer.

He had a fella up against the counter there, and I saw he was in trouble,” Burton told KDK.

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Raw Burger Served To Customer At McDonald’s

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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Byron Thomas was with his stepdaughter Katie, 13, when he ordered the quarter pounder with cheese meal for £4.69 at his local restaurant.

The 28-year-old took the burger back to his car but noticed a strange taste after he had his first bite.

He looked down and was sickened when he saw that apart from the light brown top layer, the rest of the meal was red raw.  More

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Police issue arrest warrant for Punxsutawney Phil

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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ppMERRIMACK, New Hampshire – New Hampshire police said they issued an arrest warrant for the country’s most famous groundhog for failing to disclose the extent of the lasting winter.

The Merrimack Police Department took to Facebook to vent its frustrations at Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil for leaving some crucial details out of his Groundhog Day weather forecast. He failed to disclose that it would consist of mountains of snow.

Punxsutawney Phil might not be the only groundhog in need of arrest — Jimmy the Groundhog took a bite out of Sun Prairie, Wis., Mayor Jon Freund’s ear after predicting an early arrival for spring.  More

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Supermarket Found Selling Whole Frozen Raccoons In Frozen Foods Section

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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raccoonTEMPLE CITY – The Health Department has taken action after a local supermarket’s frozen foods section featured an unusual item.

Inspectors from the LA County Health Department visited the Metro Supermarket in Temple City on Tuesday, after being informed that the market was selling raccoons as food.

Employees at the market declined to appear on camera, but did show entire raccoons, frozen, bagged, and selling for $9.99 per pound. The employees say raccoon is considered a delicacy in China.

“The way it’s packaged in the store, it’s so real, and it’s so fresh, and you don’t see chickens with their feathers and blood all over them, and their expression, with their tongue hanging out,” Dow said.  More

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Family shocked, horrified, and disgusted by what was in their walls

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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wallsAUBURN – The Bretzius family were just trying to add some insulation to a room in their home in Schuylkill County, but instead they found the home was already insulated with dozens of dead animal carcasses, half-used spices, and other items filled behind layers of drywall.

“We were shocked, horrified, and disgusted,” said Kajia Bretzuis.

The mother of four said they first found animals in the walls back in 2012 and have been removing the items ever since.

The dead animals were all wrapped in old newspapers from the 1930s and 40s.  More

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Chicago Little League Team Stripped Of National Title – Players On Team Not Team Not Qualified To Play

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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littleCHICAGO (CBS) - Little League Internationals officials have stripped Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team of its national title from last summer’s Little League World Series, for allegedly adding top suburban players in violation of residency rules.

Little League officials determined “the Jackie Robinson West Little League and Illinois District 4 Administrator knowingly violated Little League International Rules and Regulations by placing players on their team who did not qualify to play because they lived outside the team’s boundaries.”

As a result, Jackie Robinson has vacated all its wins from the 2014 Little League tournament, including its regional and U.S. championships. The U.S. title from the Little League World Series will go to Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas.  More

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Teen tweets herself out of pizzeria job

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Date: February 11th, 2015

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B8sq4neCYAALKIlDallas – A Texas teen lost her job at a Dallas area pizzeria before she even started when she trashed the gig in a tweet that her prospective boss spotted.

“Ew I start this f*** a** job tomorrow,” Twitter user @cellla_ tweeted regarding her new job at Jet’s Pizza in Mansfield, along with a string of emojis depicting seven thumbs down.

But the worker was served up a cold slice of reality when another Jet’s employee showed the missive to franchise owner Robert Waple. He responded to the young girl with a tweet of his own.

“No you don’t start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!” @Robertwaple tweeted, using his account for the first time since signing up for the social media service in 2009.  More

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Town packs heat, and wants criminals to know it

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Date: February 10th, 2015

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gun freePennsylvania – Drive into tiny Conoy Township, Pa., and you’ll see the standard “welcome” sign, but it also comes with a warning: “THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE.”

The signs are meant to alert criminals to the fact that many people in the rural Pennsylvania town of 3,000 are armed.

A dozen have been installed so far and three more are slated to go up, which would cover every major road into the town.

Officials hope the signs give would-be criminals second thoughts before causing trouble.  More

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Teen finds something odd in his meal – KFC says no big deal, returns his $4

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Date: February 10th, 2015

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kfc brainSTOCKTON, California – KFC said a “brain” found by a California teenager in his meal was actually a gizzard or a kidney, but the company agreed to refund the teen’s $4.

Manuel Cobarubies, a Stockton High School student, said he frequented his local KFC until early February, when he discovered the unidentified chicken organ in his $4 meal.

“[It looked] like a brain to me. I mean at that point, red flags were kind of raised,” Cobarubies told KTXL-TV.

“I ended up spitting it in the trash can because I get grossed out by that.”   More

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The woman who will never grow up – 20-year-old looks like a young child

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Date: February 10th, 2015

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Girl Aged 20 Looks 7 Because Of Life Begging While IllzengChina – A Chinese girl with a rare medical problem has the appearance of a child – despite being 19-years-old.

Zeng Yushan (left) was born in June 1994 in the township of Huzhu in Fushun County in south-western China’s Sichuan Province.

At seven years old, she stopped growing and was diagnosed with a tumor on her pituitary gland, which caused a deficiency in growth hormones.

The pituitary gland is found behind the bridge of the nose and below the base of the brain, and is about the size of a pea.

It releases hormones growth and puberty hormones, among others, directly into the blood stream.  More

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Nationally known ‘serial stowaway’ arrested

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Date: February 10th, 2015

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hartmanAMELIA ISLAND, Florida - The woman who is known nationally as the “Serial Stowaway” was arrested Monday in Nassau County.

Marilyn Jean Hartman, 63, is charged with fraud/impersonation, defrauding an inkeeper and trespassing after she was found to have checked into the Omni Amelia Island Plantation under another person’s name, according to a Nassau County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

An online search of Hartman’s name will yield dozens of mugshots and stowaway arrests from all across the country.

According to the NCSO, Hartman boarded a plane in Minnesota without a ticket.  More

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Two-legged dog finds home with animal control officer

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Date: February 10th, 2015

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chiHIGHLAND, California – A two-legged chihuahua found as a stray in California last week has found a new home with the county’s supervising animal control officer.

Doug Smith, supervising animal control officer for San Bernardino County, entered his name in a Sunday morning lottery for the dog after no one came forward to claim him by the Saturday night deadline.

Smith’s daughter, Rodri, took an instant shine to the chihuahua, who was named Joey by rescuers.

Joey, who has only a left front leg and a right back leg, was found running loose Feb. 3 and did not have a collar or a microchip to identify his owner. However, officers said he was in good health and appeared well-fed.  More

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Robot vacuum cleaner ate woman’s hair as she slept

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Date: February 9th, 2015

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ate hairA South Korean women had to call firefighters for help after her robot vacuum cleaner ate her hair as she slept.

The 52-year-old resident of Changwon city was taking a nap on the floor when the vacuum cleaner locked on to her hair and sucked it up, apparently mistaking it for dust.

Unable to free herself, she called the fire department with a “desperate rescue plea”, reports the Kyunghyang Shinmun.

She was eventually separated from the robot’s clutches by paramedics, according to the South Korean newspaper.  More

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Group ordered to stop handing out Thanksgiving meals to homeless

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Date: November 30th, 2013

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churchFlorida – A church’s plan to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving Day hit a snag when some of its members were ordered to stop giving out meals at a Palm Beach County park.

The group had just begun distributing boxes of turkey and stuffing at John Prince Park when a ranger pulled up and told them it wasn’t allowed on park property, said Brian Oakes, one of the volunteers from Acts 2 Worship Center in Loxahatchee.

“We were just kind of blown away,” he said.

“We were there to feed the homeless, to feed the people that just don’t get a nice warm meal like the rest of us do.”  More

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Bishop dresses as homeless man to teach lesson

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Date: November 29th, 2013

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bishopTAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday. What they did not  know was the man was a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day  Saints.

At least five people asked David Musselman to leave the church property in  Taylorsville, some gave him money and most  were indifferent.

He said he disguised himself as a homeless man to teach his congregation a  lesson about compassion.

To make his appearance more convincing, he contacted a Salt Lake City makeup artist to transform his familiar face to that of a  stranger not even his family recognized.  More

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