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Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 03:27 PM EDT

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled wrong. Despite a new petition drive to make it right — the bridge is named...

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:59 AM EDT

Alligator Crosses Fla. Crosswalk 'Like It Was Normal'

Alligator Crosses Fla. Crosswalk 'Like It Was Normal'

An alligator was caught on camera using a crosswalk in Flagler County, in northern Florida, Monday morning. According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the gator was spotted in the bushes near the...

Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 at 01:26 PM EDT

Thieves Stole $2,500 Worth of Meat From Organic Farm: Police

Thieves Stole $2,500 Worth of Meat From Organic Farm: Police

Vermont state police say they are looking for the thief or thieves who stole about $2,500 worth steak, hamburger and bacon from an organic farm in Marshfield.

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 02:23 PM EDT

Village Hosts Festival to Celebrate Blackflies

Village Hosts Festival to Celebrate Blackflies

A Vermont village is hosting a festival to celebrate a nuisance of spring in New England: the blackfly. The 13th annual Adamant Blackfly Festival on Saturday includes a fashion show, a blackfly poetry slam and...

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 03:26 PM EDT

Conn. Firefighters Rescue Great Dane From Roof

Conn. Firefighters Rescue Great Dane From Roof

Firefighters come to the rescue on a daily basis, but the rescue of a dog in Middletown, Conn., was out of the ordinary. Firefighters responded to Hendley Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday after a resident spotted

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 09:15 PM EDT

Chill Ride: Conn. Teen Takes Ice Cream Truck to Prom

Chill Ride: Conn. Teen Takes Ice Cream Truck to Prom

One Connecticut teen had a "chill" ride to his prom this year. A Bristol teen shocked classmates when he showed up to the senior prom in an ice cream truck. Zack Nichparenko said he wanted to take a...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 09:06 PM EDT

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Yabba-Dabba-Don't: Fla. Flintstones Car Parked Illegally

Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's. City officials said they found the vintage...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 07:56 PM EDT

African Lions Lick Tent With Campers Inside

African Lions Lick Tent With Campers Inside

Two South African campers had a close encounter with lions who licked the tent they were in at a campsite in Botswana. Danie and Fransie Lubbe said Wednesday that they were in their tent at the Kgalagadi...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 09:52 AM EDT

Nesting Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten Outside Fire Station

Nesting Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten Outside Fire Station

The Stratford Fire Department is plagued with an unusual problem: Two ospreys that built a nest above the station are dropping sticks, fish and even a kitten in the path of unsuspecting firefighters below. The...

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 07:24 PM EDT

Knock, Knock: No Joke, a Gator's at the Door (Again)

Knock, Knock: No Joke, a Gator's at the Door (Again)

A Florida family thought someone was trying to break into their apartment when they heard knocking sounds at 4 a.m. It turns out a 5-foot alligator was outside their front door Friday morning. And so were Tampa

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