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Category: Weird news
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.,…



October 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

After Oregon shopping trip, little bear to undergo rehab in Lynnwood

The Associated Press ASHLAND, Ore. — Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store got a surprise when they saw a bear cub scurrying down the aisles. There was no sign of its mother. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday the bear has been taken to the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, for rehabilitation. Director Jennifer…


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September 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Pooch missing from Philadelphia since April turns up in Portland

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 of Tualatin, and brought her to the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter, said Deborah…


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August 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Experienced skydiver dies in ‘extremely hard landing’

An experienced skydiver with a fully functional parachute died Sunday afternoon after an “extremely hard landing,” according to a spokesman for Kapowsin Air Sports at Sanderson Field in Shelton. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ryan Erickson, who was an experienced skydiver. Erickson had completed nearly 1,000 successful jumps in the past. On Sunday,…


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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…


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