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Inmate Wins $12,000 In Court Over Filthy Mattress

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prisoner forced to sleep on a mattress that smelled of mildew and missing much of its stuffing was awarded $12...

Man Named Noel Arrested For Climbing Christmas Tree

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Weird News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man named Noel who climbed a tree decorated with Christmas lights has been arrested. The electricity for the ...

David Lohr

Would You Live In A Haunted House?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.25.2013 | Weird News

Gone are the days where ghostly manifestations will stigmatize the sale of a haunted home. According to realtor.com's 2013 "Haunted Housing Report...

WATCH: News Anchor Eats Cat Vomit

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.10.2013 | Weird News

Gross, disgusting and totally repulsive are words that will no doubt come to mind when you watch a new viral video of a news anchor snacking on gooey,...

Biker Shot Self, Blamed Made-Up, Hoodie-Wearing Gang

Posted 08.30.2013 | Weird News

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot -- or the leg, as the case may be. Police say Wendell Docteur, 22, accidentally shot himself while riding ...

Girl Kicked Out Of Camp Over Kiss: Lawsuit

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weird News

WESTPORT, Conn. — The parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut girl sued a summer camp in Massachusetts on Monday, saying their daughter was kicked ...

WATCH: Mom Chucks Baby Aside For Brawl On Bus

Posted 04.15.2013 | Weird News

The babies on the bus go fly-y-ying. Police in Hartford, Conn., are investigating a video that shows a woman tossing a child aside on the bus befor...

Tween Lovers Run Away To Elope: Police

Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News

Ah, young love. Two Connecticut sweethearts left their parents in a panic last weekend when they disappeared in an apparent attempt to elope, poli...

Real Estate Agents Charged For Allegedly Swiping 'For Sale' Signs

AP | Posted 11.24.2012 | Weird News

It's never been harder time to sell your home in Connecticut because of a realtor who allegedly steals 'For Sale' signs from front lawns. Police s...

Woman Allegedly Gets DUI After Chugging Hand Sanitizer

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weird News

A Connecticut woman may have learned the hard way not to mix hand sanitizer and highways. Jennifer Amanda Wilcox, 36, was charged with driving unde...

Virgin Mary Statue Beheaded; Owner Calls It A Hate Crime

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.06.2012 | Weird News

Usually, gnome news is good news, but it's terrible for Darlene Fraga -- and her Virgin Mary statue. Vandals snuck on to Fraga's property in Windso...

Navy Causing Garage Doors To Go Haywire

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 09.22.2012 | Weird News

HARTFORD, Conn. — A radio signal being transmitted out of a submarine base is likely behind reports of garage doors failing to open and close in...

Man Calls 911 Over Wrong Sandwich Order

AP | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- A man angry that a deli had fouled up his sandwich order decided to take his beef to police. The man, identified by police as...

SLEEP ROBBER? This Man Claims He Was Sleepwalking While Robbing A Woman At Knifepoint

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

NEW LONDON, Conn. - A Connecticut man accused of attempting to rob a woman at knifepoint in an elevator at the Mohegan Sun casino says he was sleepwa...

BOTTLED UP: Message In A Bottle Travels 4,000 Miles From Connecticut To England

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.05.2012 | Weird News

Back in October 2010, Jerry Pope had a bottle he wanted to toss. But instead of recycling it, he decided to stick in a message and throw it into th...

Police At Sex Shop Need To Break Customer Out Of Handcuffs

AP | Posted 05.29.2012 | Weird News

ORANGE, Conn. (AP) -- There's a new twist for police in Orange, Conn.: They've had to break a man out of handcuffs. Assistant Chief Ed Koether tell...

Thief Accidentally Dials 911 During Crime

AP | Posted 05.25.2012 | Crime

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. -- Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals. P...

WATCH: Man Tries To Evict His Mom On Her 98th Birthday

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.18.2012 | Weird News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Peter Kantorowski wanted his 98-year-old mother to move into a nursing home or live with him. She wouldn't go; she didn't wan...

Police Chase Ends With Car Landing On Sleeping Man

AP | Posted 04.01.2012 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A police chase ended early Tuesday when the suspect's car slammed into a house, coming to rest inside a bedroom and on top of a sl...

Divorcing Couple Told To Swap Facebook Passwords

Newser.com | David Moye | Posted 01.10.2012 | Weird News

A judge has ordered a feuding Connecticut couple to turn their passwords for Facebook and dating sites over to each other's divorce lawyers. The un...

Mom Calls Cops On Son For Not Cleaning Up Mess

Posted 12.07.2011 | Weird News

If you don't pick up after yourself, you risk getting grounded -- or even arrested. Luis Perez was booked on disorderly conduct charges after his m...

Two Connecticut Women Arrested For 'Stick Up' Joke

Manchester Patch | Posted 10.22.2011 | Weird News

A pair of Manchester women were arrested on robbery charges earlier this week after they walked into a local liquor store and told the clerk to open t...

Lee Speigel

No Need To Call Ghostbusters -- Just Use Your Paranormal Phone App

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.09.2011 | Weird News

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, if there's something weird and it don't look good, who ya gonna call -- on your smartphone? When...

(WATCH) Whale Can't Dance: Experts

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Weird News

MYSTIC, Conn. -- Trainers say a beluga whale seen bobbing to the music of a mariachi band on a wedding video taken at a Connecticut aquarium wasn't re...

Dirty Tale: Connecticut Town Shuts Off Whale Fountain Frequently Used As Urinal

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Officials in New London, Conn., turned off the water at the city's new waterfront fountain over the weekend, because people have ...