PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.
It was something he ate!
X-rays showed a stomach full of “a large quantity of foreign material.” Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee had the answer — the dog had consumed 43 1/2 socks.
Police in West Virginia responding to a car crash found dozens of chickens, an AK-47, ammunition and “improvised explosives.”
WOWK reports that Seth Grim crashed his car around 4 a.m. in Amma, W.V. along Interstate 79.
Grim only suffered minor injuries, but a dog in the car died.
Esther Inglis-Arkell talks about the weirdest lost continent myth, I’ve ever heard. Its the only one I know of that ever included giant telepathic lemurs. No seriously!
In 1858 a young zoologist, playing around with an idea, came up with a possible lost continent. This led to one of the longest and weirdest pseudoscience theories of all time, as Lemuria became a lost island of lemurs that had everything from sanskrit to sasquatch.
This was thanks to Philip Lutley Sclater, who has plenty of less crazy credits to his name. He amassed a collection of thousands of bird specimens, which he gave to the British museum. He described the okapi to western zoologists. He founded The Ibis, a journal of ornithology. And he fathered a son, who grew to be another respected ornithologist. But in 1858, when Sclater was in his 20s and all the crazy young kids were coming up with tales of land bridges and lost continents, he undertook a study of the fauna of Madagascar. Sclater with struck by the fact that Madascar’s ecology was similar not only to Africa but to India as well. Sclater’s conclusion, drawn from the puzzling similarity, was that both continents had once been connected by a lost land called Lemuria.
Sheriff’s deputy shoots daughter, wrecks car.
McDonald’s alarm system, another safety precaution, told him the garage had just been opened.
“When he went to go investigate what had set off the alarm, he heard some banging and rustling around in the garage,” said Lang. “At that particular point, he obtained a firearm that he had there in the kitchen area.”
The rustling wasn’t an intruder, but his teenage daughter.
“Later on, it was determined that the daughter had snuck out hours earlier that morning, and was attempting to sneak back into the home,” said Lang.
Lack of visibility in the garage, and the feeling that someone was “coming at him” led McDonald to fire the gun, hitting his daughter in her torso.
This is just freaking horrible.
This is truly terrible: a man and woman addicted to World of Warcraft have been jailed for locking two young girls aged 10 and 5 inside their dilapidated trailer home for a period of three years.
The California couple, Lester Huffmire and his wife, Petra, were unemployed and spent the majority of their time playing World of Warcraft, the Daily News reports. They kept the girls, described as “female relatives,” locked up between May 2010 and May 2013, prohibiting them from going to school, or even going outside.
Cops reportedly raided the house after a concerned neighbor tipped them off. What they found inside was disturbing: a mold-covered kitchen, a feces-covered bathroom with no working toilet, and used condoms stuffed under a teddy bear.
FLEA INFESTATION SHUTS DOWN NEW YORK COURTHOUSE
A western New York courthouse is closed for a second consecutive day because of an infestation of fleas.
New York state court officials tell The Daily News of Batavia ( bit.ly ) that the Orleans County Courthouse in Albion was closed Monday and will remain closed Tuesday.
But when the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homophones, he was let go for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda.
Tim Torkildson says after he wrote the blog on the website of his employer, Nomen Global Language Center, his boss and Nomen owner Clarke Woodger, called him into his office and told him he was fired.
As Torkildson tells it, Woodger said he could not trust him and that the blog about homophones was the last straw.
Police said that about 5:30 p.m., a couple and their children, who all are deaf, were stopped at Second and Island avenues as an annual zombie march through downtown went past their car. They waited several minutes, then the driver, 48, started rolling forward slowly. His children were afraid of the large crowd, Stafford said.
Several pedestrians surrounded the sedan and started punching it while others climbed on it, police said. The windshield was shattered.
“The family was scared so the father drove forward again trying to get away from the angry crowd,” Stafford said.
Then the car knocked down a 64-year-old woman, who fell under the car and suffered a badly broken arm. The crowd chased the car down the street, and the driver pulled over when he saw a police officer, Stafford said.
A Wisconsin police chief has admitted to signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites following a feud over the group’s protests.
Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen pleaded no contest to a single misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system. The terms of his plea deal mean that the charges could be dropped in two years’ time if he commits no further crimes and completes counseling and 40 hours of community service.
According to The La Crosse Tribune, the problems started after the local Tea Party group, led by Greg Luce, began protests on the local Interstate 90 pedestrian overpass. Kelemen saw the protest on a busy roadway as a safety risk, and persuaded the town board to ban signs on the bridge. Luce and the other activists saw this an attack on their rights, and filed a federal lawsuit. Kelemen alleges that at this point Luce told Tea Party supporters across the U.S. to flood Kelemen’s office with harassing phone calls and threats.