Video shows North Carolina police officers trying to catch injured squirrel; hilarity ensues

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Hillsborough police officers had some “serious police business” to attend to, the department said in a video posted to the HPD Facebook page Tuesday. Officers took to the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center in response to an unusual call: an injured squirrel. “They responded quickly and worked proficiently as they wrangled a squirrel who had an injured leg,” HPD wrote. The squirrel put up a good fight, but officers were ultimately able to capture the squirrel in a […]

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One-year-old burned after pulling slow cooker off counter

BLANCHARD, Okla. – The mother of a one-year-old girl in Oklahoma is warning other families after her child was burned from juice in a crock pot, according to KFOR. “In an instant, everything just kind of changed,” said Vanesa Herrera. Terrifying moments in what had been just an ordinary evening for Herrera and her daughter, Azra. “Usually, the routine is to put her in the high chair, give her a snack and then do whatever I needed to do but, this […]

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Man who naps with cats while volunteering at local shelter is melting hearts

GREEN BAY, Wis. – There’s nothing like a good-hearted volunteer. One of them is named Terry, who donates a lot of his time to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary located in Green Bay. In a Facebook post shared Tuesday, Sept. 18 the shelter shared heartwarming photos of the dedicated volunteer who came along one day and said: “he’d like to brush cats.” Terry eventually started going to the shelter every day to brush and pet the cats, getting to know each […]

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Mom forced to appear in court for taking cellphone from 15-year-old daughter as punishment

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — A Michigan mother had to appear in court after taking a cellphone away from her teenage daughter as a punishment. Jodie May, of Grandville, Mich., appeared Tuesday in Ottawa County District Court on a misdemeanor charge of larceny, WOOD-TV reported. “I was just being a mom, a concerned parent and disciplining my daughter,” said May said. She said she took the iPhone 6 from her 15-year-old daughter in April after the girl got in trouble in school, according […]

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Couple reunited with dog, Jeep stolen from hospital parking lot

TACOMA, Wash. — A Washington state couple whose Jeep was stolen from a Tacoma hospital parking lot – with their dog in the backseat – have been reunited with their dog and vehicle. Ivey, a 70-pound beagle lab mix, was in the backseat of a Jeep Cherokee when the vehicle was stolen from a Tacoma hospital parking lot. Samantha Worley said their white, 1991 Jeep was recovered Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot, less than 24 hours after it was […]

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Baked before boiled: Maine restaurant treats lobsters with marijuana to ease pain before cooking

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — A Maine lobster pound is experimenting with getting lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing and cooking them, believing it is “more humane.” In an experiment, Charlotte Gill owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, put a lobster into a box with a few inches of water and then marijuana smoke was blown into the box, WMTW reports. Gill, who is a licensed medical marijuana caregiver in the state of Maine, claimed that the lobster was calmer for […]

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Pig feces and coal ash a serious concern in North Carolina floods

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. – Even after a hurricane’s immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence — and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwaters can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state’s key industries: hog farming and coal power generation. Hog farms flooded out An earthen dam surrounding a hog lagoon was breached by floodwaters […]

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Boy helps save school bus driver’s life

TOLLAND, Conn. –  Sixth grader Will Restall was in the right place at the right time. While riding the bus to Tolland Middle School Monday morning, Will found himself in an emergency situation and stepped up to help. “I received a phone call from William’s principal,” Tara Restall, Will’s mother, told WTIC. “She wanted to let me know that there had been a medical emergency with the bus driver.” “When we got to school, she parked and then fell over,” said Will, […]

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Sony joins retro console craze, will release PlayStation Classic in time for Christmas

It’s game on again for the original PlayStation. Sony plans to release a revamped model of the iconic gaming console, called PlayStation Classic on December 3, Sony announced Wednesday. The company said the game system will retail for $99.99. The new version is 45% smaller than the original and ditches CDs in favor of 20 pre-loaded games, including “Final Fantasy VII,” “Tekken 3” and “Wild Arms.” A complete roster of games will be announced soon, including more “fan favorites,” according to the […]

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