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

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Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia
2 days ago -
SYDNEY (AP) — Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. [Read More]
10 pounds of pot sent to pastor 10 pounds of pot sent to pastor
4 days ago -
YEADON (AP) — Police are trying to determine who shipped 10 pounds of marijuana from California to a pastor in the Philadelphia suburbs. [Read More]
Gold stashed inside British piano remains a mystery Gold stashed inside British piano remains a mystery
5 days ago -
LONDON (AP) — British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a “life-changing” amount of money. [Read More]
Starbucks unveils Unicorn drink
1 week ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a “Unicorn Frappuccino.” [Read More]
University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik's Cube University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik's Cube
2 weeks ago -
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have made one of the most popular puzzle games much larger. And tougher to solve. [Read More]
Boy, 8, takes van to McDonald’s
2 weeks ago -
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A craving for a McDonald’s cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad’s van, which he learned to drive on the internet. [Read More]
Contractor bans foul language
2 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Foul language is being discouraged at one construction site in Philadelphia. [Read More]
Python found in hotel room
2 weeks ago -
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A worker at a Massachusetts hotel got a surprise while cleaning a room — a 5-foot snake left in a drawer. [Read More]
Dog opens doors, flees clinic
2 weeks ago -
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A dog who escaped from a Virginia animal hospital after opening several doors has been found and reunited with his owner. [Read More]
Raffle prize: Shock an officer
2 weeks ago -
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A local police union in Louisiana is raffling off a grand prize that has shocked some: the use of a stun gun on one of its officers. [Read More]
Coin toss to determine next leader of Illinois village
2 weeks ago -
COLP, Ill. (AP) — The next village president in a southern Illinois community will be decided by a coin toss. [Read More]
Governor awash in controversy over 25-cent cups of milk at N.Y. state fair Governor awash in controversy over 25-cent cups of milk at N.Y. state fair
2 weeks ago -
ALBANY, N.Y. — The governor is finding out that, in politics, something as simple as a 25-cent cup of milk can turn sour fast. [Read More]
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