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Accounts of the quirky and bizarre, on The Indiana Gazette Online.

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Man delivers 300,000 pennies to DMV
3 days ago -
LEBANON, Va. (AP) — Now, that's a lot of change. [Read More]
Police: Boy demanded Chicken McNugget at gunpoint
3 days ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — A 12-year-old New York City boy is accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget. [Read More]
SUV runs through wall into swimming pool
6 days ago -
APEX, N.C. (AP) —Police say a North Carolina woman accidentally drove her SUV through her garage and landed in the middle of her backyard swimming pool. [Read More]
Police: Woman drives into river, keeps drinking
1 week ago -
YORK (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman drove into a river to avoid arrest, then ignored officers and continued drinking beer as she floated in the vehicle. [Read More]
Zoo hand raises Amur tiger cub
2 weeks ago -
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County Zoo officials are hand-raising an Amur tiger cub — an unusual undertaking only done in order to save the cub’s life. [Read More]
Two-faced calf dies at 108 days old Two-faced calf dies at 108 days old
2 weeks ago -
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A two-faced calf named Lucky has died in Kentucky after the family that treated her like a pet raised thousands of dollars to help her. [Read More]
German man's front door walled up overnight
2 weeks ago -
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a man in western Germany ran into a wall, literally, as he opened his front door to leave the house earlier this week. [Read More]
Dog attacks family trying to dress it in sweater; three hurt
2 weeks ago -
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say an angry dog sent three people to the hospital after one tried to put a sweater on it. [Read More]
Two-year twins: Babies born Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in San Diego
2 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the second straight year, twins in San Diego are getting attention because, though born just minutes apart, one has a birthday in 2016 and one in 2017. [Read More]
Hollywood sign changed to read 'HOLLYWeeD' Hollywood sign changed to read 'HOLLYWeeD'
2 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — No, Los Angeles residents, it wasn’t your hangovers playing tricks on you. The Hollywood sign really did read “HOLLYWeeD” for a few hours on New Year’s Day. [Read More]
Woman, dog die of CO poisoning Woman, dog die of CO poisoning
3 weeks ago -
CENTERPORT (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman and her dog died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a blocked furnace exhaust that sent smoke into the basement, officials said. [Read More]
New leaders to head Pa. Senate committees New leaders to head Pa. Senate committees
3 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Several powerful committees are getting new leaders in Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled state Senate. [Read More]
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