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Category: Weird news
January 12, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Dog sometimes hops on bus alone, gets off at Seattle dog park

UPDATE JAN. 24: Eclipse the bus-riding dog is now the star of a video for King County Metro’s Trip Planner. Watch the video “Eclipse the Bus Riding Dog’s Day Off in Seattle”:   EARLIER POST:  The Associated Press A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing…



January 12, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Arlington petting zoo owners looking for missing wallaby

Bella, a 6-year-old wallaby, has been missing since Friday after she jumped from her cage. (Photo courtesy of Gayle Van Alstyne) The owners of an exotic animal petting zoo in Arlington are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing marsupial. While she was being transported from a car to the Outback Kangaroo Farm Friday, Bella,…


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December 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Oregon woman persuades judge to give her a longer sentence

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — An Albany, Ore., woman who called in three bomb threats to elementary schools has persuaded a federal judge to sentence her to a longer prison term than prosecutors had recommended. The Register-Guard reports that 47-year-old Jenelle Pinkston told U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken on Tuesday that the government’s recommended 24-month sentence…


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December 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Aberdeen woman gives birth to baby weighing nearly 15 pounds

The Associated Press ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor Community Hospital says a Raymond woman gave birth this month a baby weighing nearly 15 pounds. The hospital says the average newborn weighs about 7 ½ pounds at birth. Yessica Ortiz Delgado delivered a boy named Francisco Leon Ortiz who weighed 14 pounds and 11 ounces. Delgado’s two other children were…


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December 2, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Thief makes off with Salvation Army kettle in Spokane

The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE — A thief stole an unknown amount of money and a great deal of Holiday cheer on Saturday when he made off with a Salvation Army kettle at a South Hill grocery store. A Salvation Army bell ringer told officers he was collecting donations about 4 p.m. Saturday at Rosauers, 2610 E. 29th Ave.,…



September 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Pooch missing from Philadelphia since April turns up in Portland

Gidget, a Jack Russell terrier, had been missing since April. (Washington County, Ore., Animal Services) PORTLAND (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland suburb…


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