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  • Poachers beware: Robot deer may be roaming the woods, hunting for you

    BURLINGTON, Wash. –  Poachers may want to think twice the next time they line up an animal in their crosshairs – states across the country are  using robotic deer, bear, elk, grouse and other animals to combat illegal hunting. In Washington state, for instance, the imposter animals deployed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife are not just simple decoys –they’re lifelike, made with real animal pelts and controlled by a remote control. The legs bend, the heads turn and the tails […]

  • Homeless man’s savings bonds returned 30 years later – just when he needed them the most

    CHICAGO, Ill. – To understand this story, you have to go back 30 years and 600 miles to a pawn shop in Junction City, Kansas. It was there that a Chicago guy stationed at a  local U.S. Army base hawked a handful of $100 savings bonds. It was quick cash for a young man in need of a little spending money. Little did he know that exchange would find its way back to him as a 58-year-old man when he […]

  • Police issue arrest warrant for Queen Elsa from ‘Frozen’

    SEYMOUR, Ind. – With temperatures sliding well below the early January averages for multiple states across the country, several police departments decided to have a little fun on social media. In Seymour, Indiana, where the low for Friday is 1 degree, police posted a “wanted” flier on Facebook for Queen Elsa of Arendelle, the main character from hit film “Frozen.” Elsa’s special ability to create ice and snow have her under suspicion of “maintaining a common nuisance.” The beloved Disney […]

  • Soon-to-be grandmother can’t figure out who put ‘bun in the oven’

    DESTREHAN, La. – After 11 years of battling infertility, Shantelle Dozier is finally pregnant, and she planned a special surprise for her mother-in-law to let her know. Shantelle said she wanted to “be all Pinterest and cutesy” with her pregnancy announcement, but she got so excited that she was having trouble waiting for the perfect time. She ended up working with her husband, Wesley Dozier, to surprise Wesley’s mother, Cynthia Dozier. With a cellphone camera recording the event for posterity, […]

  • Watch Oprah’s inspirational speech during Golden Globes (and read the full transcript)

    Oprah received the annual Cecil B. DeMille award and delivered a memorable acceptance speech during the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Here is the full transcript: “Thank you, Reese. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history:” The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to […]

  • Manhattan restaurant opens its doors to homeless looking for a warm place to sleep

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. —  A Manhattan restaurant has opened its doors to homeless individuals in need of warm places to sleep this winter. Ali Baba, located at the intersection of 46th Street and Second Avenue, has a heat lamp set up in its vestibule, which is open to people in need, according to WPIX. “We’re trying our best,” manager Mursel Ilker Yalbuzdag said. “It comes from the heart.” Two people slept under the warmth of the heat lamp Saturday […]

  • D.B. Cooper mystery solved? Filmmakers say they’ve ID’d infamous hijacker

    SAN DIEGO – An intriguing twist in the D.B. Cooper hijacking case: Amateur investigators say a 1971 letter believed to have been sent to authorities by the hijacker has a code that points to his identity, reports Oregon Live. The sleuths, who are preparing a documentary, say they’ve deciphered a series of numbers at the bottom of the letter that prove a Vietnam vet named Robert Rackstraw of San Diego is the famous bandit. They’re not providing precise details on […]

  • Man trying to kill spider sets apartment on fire, tenants forced to move out

    REDDING, Calif. – A Northern California man determined to exterminate a spider ended up setting fire to his own apartment Sunday, according to the Redding Record Searchlight. “It was a huge wolf spider,” said Lyndsey Wisegarver, a caregiver to one of the residents of the apartment that caught fire. Spider set ablaze causes apartment fire in Redding, and the residents are forced to move out. — Damon Arthur (@damonarthur_RS) January 7, 2018 Wisegarver told the paper that another resident […]

  • Army veteran pulls over, stands for WWII veteran’s funeral procession

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A touching photo spreading on social media shows a U.S. Army veteran holding his hand over his heart as a procession for a fellow veteran passes by. The man, identified as nine-year Army veteran Bradley Faulkner, pulled his semi-truck over on Interstate 70 and gave the patriotic salute, WMAZ reports. Kristen Collins, granddaughter of deceased World War II veteran Fred Ladage, snapped the photo on Friday and posted it on Facebook. The post reads, “While in […]

  • 10-year-old ‘sports analyst’ steals the show at Alabama’s homecoming celebration

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dozens of fans braved the rain and cold on Tuesday morning to welcome the Crimson Tide players back to Tuscaloosa. But even though the Tide took center stage, a young man in elementary school stole some of the limelight. The phrase “age is just a number” usually refers to those defying odds later in life. In this case, it refers to the detail in which some of the youngest Tide faithful know their sport, 10-year-old Jackson Way in […]