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Sacramento teen arrested in attempted beer run

9:17 AM, Jan 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO - A clerk contributed to the arrest of one of two individuals suspected in a beer run at a Sacrameneto store just after midnight Tuesday.

Stockton man discovers he's shot after going jogging

11:16 AM, Jan 16, 2014

Could it have been the endorphins that kept the pain at bay?

Car thieves get stuck with a stick

5:44 AM, Jan 16, 2014

SPRINGFIELD - A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan because none of them knew how to drive a stick.

Davis Skycar crowdfunding campaign falls short

11:35 AM, Jan 7, 2014

A campaign to collect individual contributions to finally get a personal vertical takeoff and landing vehicle into production after decades of development has fallen far short of its goal.

Black box data tracks distracted drivers

11:14 AM, Jan 7, 2014

A New England Journal of Medicine study used black box in-car data to track driving habits for over a year of more than 150 drivers.

Police: Man pulls knife on brother over PB&J

9:55 AM, Jan 6, 2014

DES MOINES - Police say an Iowa man was arrested after he pulled a knife on his brother during a fight over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

NC politician writes resignation letter in Klingon

5:49 AM, Jan 3, 2014

INDIAN TRAIL - Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina.

How does the fox taste?

11:30 AM, Jan 2, 2014

If 2013 was the year of the Ikea meat scandal, 2014 is kicking off similarly terribly for Walmart and its meat-specifically, its donkey meat.

Police: Man stole brains, sold them on eBay

6:14 AM, Jan 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - Desperate for cash, a young man breaks into a warehouse to steal the brains of dead mental patients, and the body parts are later sold on eBay.

Mother suspects man of molesting son, takes drastic action with box cutter

6:14 PM, Jan 1, 2014

FRANKLIN - Sheriff's deputies arrested Bonita Lynn Vela, 35, Franklin, Ind., on preliminary charges of battery with a deadly weapon and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon.

Police: Naked man flees cops across rooftops

9:48 AM, Dec 31, 2013

STOCTKON - A 36-year-old man was arrested in Stockton Monday following a police pursuit of a peculiar nature.

Wedding color scheme argument leads to stabbing

1:15 PM, Dec 27, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC - Sheriff deputies in South Carolina say a woman stabbed her fiance on Christmas day after they argued over what colors should be used in their wedding.

Neighbors 'ditto' next-door decorations

12:10 PM, Dec 23, 2013

MEDINA, Tenn.  - After their neighbor completely lined the roof and fence with lights, covered all of the trees and added some lit-up animals, a Tennessee couple did something a little less subtle.

Great Hang Up: Poetry Slam

1:29 PM, Dec 20, 2013

WEST SACRAMENTO - River City High School students perform a poetry jam on the topic of drunk and drugged driving.

Polar Express stops in Natomas

8:34 AM, Dec 20, 2013

Natomas - The "Polar Express" made a stop at a North Natomas Elementary school complete with the story reading, hot chocolate, a conductor and bells for all.

How not to land the job: Steal during the interview

6:41 AM, Dec 18, 2013

REHOBOTH BEACH - Police say a woman applying for a job at a Delaware restaurant stole money from a tip jar.

'Buddy the Elf' lookalike arrested on OWI charge

11:42 AM, Dec 17, 2013

A man dressed like 'Buddy the Elf' from the popular Christmas movie 'Elf' was arrested on a drunk-driving charge in Lafayette, Louisiana Sunday.

Black ice leads to traffic issues across Sacramento

9:04 AM, Dec 9, 2013

SACRAMENTO - The California Highway Patrol has issued a warning for the possibility of black ice throughout the region for drivers Monday morning.

Weather-resistant cockroach discovered in NYC

6:10 AM, Dec 9, 2013

NEW YORK - A cockroach possessing powers to withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the United States has invaded New York City.

Reindeer escapes from Santa at Colorado mall

5:50 PM, Dec 6, 2013

DILLON, Colo. - A runaway reindeer broke free from Santa Claus at a Colorado mall Thursday.

$26K worth of booze disappears, $10K reward offered

5:59 AM, Dec 3, 2013

LOUISVILLE - Kentucky authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps authorities solve the disappearance of hundreds of bottles of pricey bourbon.

German police officer suspected in cannibalism killing

8:06 AM, Nov 29, 2013

BERLIN - A German policeman has been arrested on suspicion of killing and chopping up a man he met on the Internet who apparently fantasized about being killed and eaten.

Bizarre Black Friday deals

6:40 AM, Nov 25, 2013

Black Friday - the hallowed day of retail deals -- is getting hijacked by total oddballs.

Costco apologizes for Bible flap

9:39 AM, Nov 22, 2013

SIMI VALLEY - A Costco store in Southern California drew some unwanted attention this week after labeling some of its Bibles as fiction.

A rare look inside Disney's Dream Suite, Walt's apt.

9:57 AM, Nov 20, 2013

A rare look inside  the Disneyland Dream Suite and Walt Disney's own apartment.

Emerson College to name school after Ron Burgundy

2:30 PM, Nov 18, 2013

BOSTON - It's kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication.

Test blunder blames N.C. crash on women, Obamacare

4:54 PM, Nov 7, 2013

Contractor testing traffic management system was fired after six "inappropriate" warnings went public.

The 32 most recognizable mustaches of all time

1:28 PM, Nov 5, 2013

To celebrate Movember, we look at the most famous and imfamous mustaches to ever grace an upper lip.

Can a beagle sniff out a pregnant polar bear?

9:44 AM, Nov 4, 2013

CINCINNATI - Zoos around the country will find out whether the nose of a beagle named Elvis can let them know when their polar bears are pregnant.

When is a pumpkin like a mule?

5:29 AM, Nov 1, 2013

MONTREAL - Canada's border services agency says it has stumbled upon a different kind of Halloween surprise in some pumpkins.

Citrus Heights officer loses important equipment on freeway

5:20 AM, Oct 31, 2013

SACRAMENTO - One Citrus Heights officer may be forced to hoof it for a while after losing a police bicycle on the freeway Thursday morning.

North Dakota woman to give obese kids letter, not candy

7:01 AM, Oct 30, 2013

A Fargo, N.D., woman says she will give trick-or-treaters that she deems "moderately obese" a letter instead of candy this Halloween.

What's America's favorite Halloween candy?

6:03 AM, Oct 30, 2013

Website Wall St. 24/7 revealed the most purchased candy in America. Click through to see which were the most popular. Read the full article here http://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/10/16/americas-favorite-halloween-candy/3/

Secrets to spending less time in line at Disneyland

4:45 AM, Oct 30, 2013

Tips that could shave as much as 45 minutes off your wait time at Disneyland. 

Survey: Startling number of people having sex while driving

4:43 AM, Oct 30, 2013

A new online survey measures just how much actual living goes on in cars -- whether it is eating, applying makeup, flirting or having sex.

Cannons raised from wreckage of world's most infamous pirate ship

5:50 AM, Oct 29, 2013

BEAUFORT - Archeologists in North Carolina have recovered five more cannons from the wreck Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.