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New York Jan 17

Officers Rescue Escaped Pigs Running Wild on Suffolk County Highway

Police in Suffolk County rescued three pigs that escaped from a trailer on a on Sunrise Highway Friday morning. According to Suffolk County Police, Sgt. Theodore Martinez was driving a marked police v...

  • Sep 4, 2019

    NJ Woman Allegedly Steals $28,000 Costco Diamond Ring After Swapping Stolen $2,000 One

    A woman allegedly stole a $28,000 diamond ring from a New Jersey Costco store by replacing it with a much cheaper ring she had stolen from a different Costco, authorities say.

  • Sep 3, 2019

    Gunman Demands Chicken Sandwich From Texas Popeyes, Leaves Empty and Hungry

    A man pulled a gun at a Popeyes restaurant in Houston after being told they were out of chicken sandwiches, police say.

  • Mar 27, 2017

    Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

    Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four things: human interaction, food, scent and toys.

  • Nov 22, 2016

    Food4Families: Last Update

    Pat Lawson Muse brings us the last update from the Verizon Center where NBC4’s Food4Families is wrapping up. In the final hours of the community service project, a few special guests from the Washington Wizards dropped by to make donations. To donate to hungry families this Thanksgiving, call 202-885-4949, text NBC4DC to 565-12 or donate on t...
  • Jun 15, 2016

    ‘We Want Our Waters Back’: Flotilla Pushing for UK to Leave EU Prompts Skirmish on the Thames

    The battle over whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union spilled from the airwaves to the River Thames on Wednesday. In one of the more surreal moments in the campaign for the June 23 referendum, fishermen who had organized a flotilla on the London river to protest EU fishing policies shot off water hoses at dinghies full...

  • Jun 9, 2016

    Austrian Collects 10 Million Beer Bottle Caps

    It takes a lot of beers to collect 10 million bottle caps. But Austria’s Hans Heiland didn’t drink them alone. Heiland says that most of them have come from others, many of them by mail, after his passion for collecting beer bottle caps become known. Heiland, from the town of Ybbs, west of Vienna, started his hobby five years ago.......
  • May 12, 2016

    Police Catch Nursery-Rhyming ‘Gingerbread Man’ Suspect

    Sheriff’s deputies say they’ve caught the gingerbread man, a Pittsburgh-area burglary suspect who referred to the nursery rhyme in taunting authorities who couldn’t catch up to him. Police say 25-year-old Heath Emory Miller was trying to hide in the attic of a home where police found him on Wednesday. He is wanted on several warra...
  • May 11, 2016

    Beware Everest Graffiti Artists, China Is Watching You

    Next time you leave silly messages on the world’s highest mountain, beware: China is watching you. Mountaineering officials have scrubbed graffiti from two granite tablets on the Chinese side of Mount Everest’s northern base camp and plan to name and shame future defilers. State-run mobile news site The Paper reported Wednesday that wor...
  • May 4, 2016

    Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

    A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. “I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter’s house [when we saw the alligator],” said Gary Rogers, who began to record video of the startling scene.

  • Apr 29, 2016

    Woman Lured by Singles Ad Held Captive, Dies from ‘Blunt Trauma’

    A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported. The woman, from Lower Saxony, Germany, contacted a man “who was looking for a steady parternship” and later moved in to her assailant&#8...
  • Apr 14, 2016

    British Court Rules Woman Can’t Name Her Daughter Cyanide

    A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday. The woman, whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, has infant twins and wants to name her son Preacher and her daughter Cyanide, saying the poison is a “lovely, pretty name” with positive associations because it helped kill Nazi leader Ad...
  • Apr 14, 2016

    Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

    A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

  • Apr 1, 2016

    Wild: Alaska City Temporarily Renamed for Card Game UNO

    On April Fool’s Day, the capital of Alaska was going by the name of card game UNO, not Juneau. No joke. It was a play on words and part of a promotion with game and toy maker Mattel Inc., which is drawing attention to new wild cards in its UNO game by partnering with the mountainous city. Juneau’s website on...

  • Mar 29, 2016

    Cat Sent by Mail Survives 8 Days in Box

    A tough Siamese cat named Cupcake has survived eight days cooped up in a box after accidentally being sent through the mail by her British owners. Cupcake was in a box with an order of DVDs that was sent from Cornwall in southwestern England to West Sussex in south-central England. The recipient found a badly dehydrated Cupcake in the box...
  • Mar 22, 2016

    ‘Boaty McBoatface’ Floats to Top of UK Polar Research Ship-Naming Poll

    When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer or a naturalist. Apparently, they didn’t factor in the Brits’ oddball sense of humor. By 9 a.m. Monday, more than 27,000 people had voted to name the ship “RRS Boaty McBoatface,” almost 10 ti...
  • Mar 5, 2016

    Dog Pops Up in Driver’s Seat When Semi Crashes in Minnesota

    One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck. Customers at a Minnesota gas station saw a golden Labrador retriever appear to drive the semi across a road Friday. Mankato police say the idling truck apparently was put into gear, then went through a parking lot, across the street and over a curb. The Free Press...

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