EUGENE, Ore. — A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside.
Date: 10/06/2015 | Northwest
ELK GROVE, Calif. — A Napa farmer won a Northern California contest with a record-setting 1,806-pound pumpkin that judges nicknamed “The Flying Saucer” because of its wide and flat shape.
Date: 10/04/2015 | Off the Wire
Marysville woman's dolls are lifelike in every detail
Date: 09/22/2015 | Whats Up With That?
MCINTIRE, Iowa — An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes — not even his own — but he’ll probably still get the job.
Date: 09/20/2015 | Off the Wire
Once just dusty tomes inexplicably filed in the reference sections of school libraries — and pored over by kids who wanted another look at the world’s tallest man or the world’s fattest twins — Guinness World Records seems to grow more sophisticated by the year.
Date: 09/13/2015 | Nation & World
ST. LOUIS — A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn't dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she's alive.Alexandria Goree is suing Experian, TransUnion and Equifax over the glitch, contending that it was difficult to get loans...
Date: 08/02/2015 | Business Wire
LAS VEGAS — New advertisements outside Little Darlings strip club in Las Vegas encourage recent high school graduates to apply, promoting stripping as a way to earn money for college.KVVU-TV reports that Little Darlings manager Rick...
Date: 06/07/2015 | Off the Wire
Dolores Simpson loves the beach. Her best memories include long-ago walks along South Whidbey’s western shore. She remembers picking up starfish and moon snails. And she has a unique memory — a man in a bathtub.
Date: 05/31/2015 | Local News
BERLIN — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.
Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World
CAMAS — OK, it is a stuffed tiger — but it’s a very large stuffed tiger. And the sight of it lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.
Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Montana man who was arrested after “liking” his mug shot on a Crimestoppers Facebook page has posted bond in a felony forgery case.
Date: 05/12/2015 | Off the Wire
ROCKFORD, Mich. — A western Michigan couple with 12 sons are waiting to find out whether baby No. 13 keeps the streak going.
Date: 05/07/2015 | Off the Wire
MOSCOW — A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial.
Date: 04/26/2015 | Off the Wire
POST FALLS, Idaho — Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.
Date: 03/31/2015 | Off the Wire
FIFE — A Washington State Patrol trooper says it’s by far the best carpool scam he’s seen, but it didn’t work.As KOMO-TV put it, “Troopers don’t always stop people in the HOV lanes, but when they do, they prefer ‘dos’ passengers.”
Date: 03/24/2015 | Northwest
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn.
Date: 03/15/2015 | Nation & World
BERLIN — Archaeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old — and are little different to the doughy product available in the state's famous beer halls today.
Date: 03/12/2015 | Off the Wire
EUCLID, Ohio -- An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as...
Date: 03/06/2015 | Off the Wire
EUGENE, Ore. — Owning rare, expensive coins is nothing new for David Nelkin, who regularly buys and sells them for a living.
Date: 03/04/2015 | Northwest
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets — a multiple birth that’s rare.
Date: 02/25/2015 | Off the Wire
TAMPA, Fla. — Maxxzandra Ford said she realized during delivery that she was giving birth to an unusually large baby, but had no idea her son was 14.1 pounds. It was a double surprise for the Florida mom who didn't even realize she was pregnant until her third trimester.
Date: 02/08/2015 | Nation & World
RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian news report says an underwire bra saved a woman's life after she was struck near the heart by a stray bullet.
Date: 02/05/2015 | Off the Wire
SALEM, Mass. — A Massachusetts man dubbed a "one-man crime wave" by police has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison for using a dumbbell in three smash-and-grab burglaries at jewelry stores.
Date: 01/21/2015 | Off the Wire
LARGO, Fla. — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has gone to the dogs. Well, at least its rugs have.Department spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said Wednesday that a new, $500 rug at the sheriff’s administration building said “In Dog We Trust” instead of “In God We Trust.”
Date: 01/14/2015 | Off the Wire
LAS VEGAS — It’s rare. It’s orderly. And when it comes to remembering an anniversary date, it’s as easy as 12/13/14.Saturday’s Dec. 13, 2014, represents the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years (Jan. 2, 2034) and another 89 years if waiting for Jan. 2, 2103.
Date: 12/13/2014 | Nation & World
BRYANT, Ark. — An 11-year-old Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia, and found her safe, after her parents reported her missing.Bryant police used cellphone records to determine...
Date: 12/13/2014 | Off the Wire
The brains behind the sayings on Dunn’s sign in Everett
Date: 12/02/2014 | Whats Up With That?
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A hummingbird has finally made its way south for the winter after accidentally ending up in Minnesota.
Date: 11/24/2014 | Off the Wire
KODIAK, Alaska — An underwear bandit is actively stealing women’s undergarments in Kodiak.Alaska State Troopers say there’s been a rash of burglaries reported lately. People have returned to their homes to find items — mostly women’s underwear — missing.
Date: 11/12/2014 | Northwest
CHICAGO — With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them blindfolded.For Sunday's televised walks, the 35-year-old daredevil promised to...
Date: 11/02/2014 | Nation & World
BALTIMORE — A door lock on an armored vehicle transporting cash malfunctioned while traveling on a highway in Frederick County, Md., sending cash raining out onto the highway Friday morning.
Date: 11/01/2014 | Nation & World
OKEMOS, Mich. — A Michigan woman who wanted homebrewed Starbucks coffee — described by her attorney as “gold” — will accept $250 to end a lawsuit over the company’s decision to stop making discs for a specific single-serve machine.
Date: 10/30/2014 | Nation & World
ROCKFORD, Mich. — A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.
Date: 10/29/2014 | Off the Wire
Human beings are, in general, a superstitious lot. Our tendency to see patterns where they don't exist, and to falsely apply cause to effect, may have helped keep us alive back when we were little more than a band of frightened critters scurrying about the savanna. Those tendencies...
Date: 10/26/2014 | Nation & World
SAN FRANCISCO — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.
Date: 10/24/2014 | Nation & World
Cascade freshman sets Guinness record for most one-handed claps
Date: 10/24/2014 | Local News
PENDLETON, Ore. — A city in northern Oregon has been reduced to using a van as its sole library after a blueprint mix-up shut down a newly built $1.2 million facility.The new library had been open for less than a month before the wall it shares with City Hall was found to be a fire hazard.
Date: 10/22/2014 | Northwest