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Teen Who Asked Miss America To Prom Suspended

AP | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. ...

Addict Repeatedly Gives Heroin To Teen Sister To Teach How Bad It Is: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.28.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man's alleged and ill-conceived attempt to keep his teenage sister off drugs has backfired in multiple ways. The brother is behind bars...

Man Wearing 'Scream' Mask Tries To Kidnap Teen

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

A 14-year-old girl in Philadelphia got the shock of her life when a man wearing a mask right out of the "Scream" movies attempted to abduct her. Th...

Teen Sent Romantic Rival Ricin-laced Birthday Card: Cops

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime

HATBORO, Pa. (AP) — Investigators have returned to a suburban Philadelphia neighborhood where a teenager is accused of sending a ricin-tainted birth...

Woman Attempted To Cut Off Husband's Penis With Box Cutter: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania woman is behind bars after allegedly attempting to cut off her husband's penis with a box cutter. Lisa Jones-Orock, 39, of Ellwood C...

Mother And Son Arrested For String Of Car Break-Ins: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.28.2014 | Crime

A 73-year-old Pennsylvania mother and her 37-year-old son have something in common -- they're both accused in a string of car break-ins and thefts amo...

Pranksters Arrested For Threatening People With Pellet Gun: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

A Philadelphia man whose idea of humor was to allegedly threaten people on the street with a pellet gun may not be laughing anymore. Daron Stinson,...

Judge Chides Couple For Racist Responses On Jury Summon (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Weird News

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania couple have been cited for contempt of court for sending back a jury questionnaire filled with prof...

College Student Charged With Bomb Making

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 02.06.2014 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal agents have charged a college student from Russia with making a bomb in his central Pennsylvania apartment. Eighteen-year...

Man Wins $5M For Being Paralyzed In Tipped Toilet

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man left paralyzed from the shoulders down after his relatives tipped over a portable toilet has settled a Pennsylvania lawsui...

Casino Rattled By Snake Attack Rumors

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Weird News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania casino is trying to dispel a bizarre online rumor: The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem says patrons aren...

McDonalds Employee Allegedly Sold Heroin At Work

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

A McDonalds employee was arrested after allegedly something that wasn't on the menu -- heroin. Theodore Levon Upshaw, 28, was charged Wednesday wit...

Woman Claims Cocaine Was Homemade Soap: Cops

Dumb As A Blog | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

UPDATE: Cocaine charges against Annadel Cruz and Alexander Bernstein were dropped in December, when authorities determined the material in their car w...

Man Stole A Backhoe, Drove 30 Miles To Philly: Cops

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he stole a $125,000 backhoe from a suburban construction site then drove it about ...

The Cutting Edge Of 'Rear-Search': A Robotic Butt

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News

Researchers have invented something truly remarkable -- no ifs or ands, but definitely a butt. A robotic one at that. The result is a plastic p...

Man Doggedly Determined To Live Life As Canine

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.23.2013 | Weird News

Some people are animal lovers, but Gary Matthews would love to be an animal. Specifically a dog. Matthews, 47, is an unemployed IT technician in Pi...

America's Best Haunted Houses (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.20.2013 | Weird News

Americans love a good scare as long as it doesn't involve the debt ceiling. That may be why the Halloween industry has gone from a $1 billion a yea...

Flaming Beer Pong Ball Starts Apartment Fire

Dumb As A Blog | Posted 10.16.2013 | Weird News

A beer pong game became a little bit too heated -- literally -- after a ping pong ball was accidentally lit aflame, starting an apartment fire. It ...

Penis-Shaped Pillars Arouse Controversy

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weird News

Citizens of Scott Township, Pa., are in a nutty battle over a set of concrete pillars that some people feel look like concrete penises. The pillars...

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Pennsylvania Town Axes Naked Haunted House

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.27.2013 | Weird News

Officials in a small Pennsylvania township have told organizers of the "Naked and Scared" haunted house challenge to keep their pants on. According...

How Did This Happen?

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Weird News

PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh driver is in stable condition after his car crashed, went airborne, flipped and came to rest upside down in a fountain. Th...

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At Naked Haunted House Every Goosebump Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.27.2013 | Weird News

Don't worry about pissing in your pants at this haunted house -- you won't be wearing any. Pennsylvania's Shocktoberfest offers a "Naked and Scared...

Woman Sues Airline For Losing Husband's Ashes

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA — A suburban Philadelphia woman is suing US Airways, saying her husband's ashes disappeared from her luggage as she flew to England...

New Mother Accused Of Abandoning Baby In Pub After Giving Birth

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

EASTON, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania woman gave birth to a son in the bathroom of a sports bar, then abandoned him to die in the restaurant's toilet, authori...

Man Accused Of Setting Ferrets On Fire

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 10.16.2013 | Crime

An eastern Pennsylvania man doused three pet ferrets in gasoline and set them on fire, police say, a horrific act of cruelty that his wife of nearly 3...