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Shoplifter Chops Off Wash. Security Guard's Ear (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Crime

LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Police in Washington state say a shoplifter with a hatchet sliced off most of a store security guard's ear. Longview police Sgt. D...

Wash. Man Acquitted In Mistaken Marten Assault

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Crime

MONTESANO, Wash. -- A jury has acquitted a Washington man accused of breaking into a home and throwing a dead mink at another man during a confrontati...

David Moye

WATCH: Salmon Swims Up-Street, Not Upstream

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.23.2011 | Weird News

Salmon usually swim upstream, but sometimes circumstances force them to swim up-street. That's the "fish-uation" facing several intrepid salmon who...

Rub-A-Dub-Dub: Kid Trapped In A Tub

Posted 01.08.2012 | Weird News

Typically, parents have to fight to get their kids to wash up, but here's a story of a mom using force to get her child out of the suds. A Washing...

'George Bush' And 'George Bush' Rob Seattle Bank

Posted 12.21.2011 | Weird News

Trick or treat! Seattle police say that two men wearing caricature masks resembling former President George W. Bush robbed a bank late Thursday aft...

2nd Art Attack By Woman At DC Museum

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Weird News

WASHINGTON -- A woman who attacked a painting at Washington's National Gallery of Art earlier this year has struck again, police say, this time lashin...

Men Skin 16-Foot Roadkill Python

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. -- A man was driving near a park in his Washington state hometown when he noticed an object on the side of the road that he thoug...

Perp Is Pooped After Hiding In Porta-Potty: Cops

Posted 10.04.2011 | Weird News

Gordon Flavia is accused of making a few bad decisions on Tuesday when he crashed his car into his neighbor's condo. But one of his ideas really stunk...

No Leg Is No Problem For Tortoise With Wheel Prosthetic

AP | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Watch out Mr. Hare, this tortoise has a wheel. A 12-year-old African tortoise that recently had its front left leg amputated due to...

Mom Tries To Sell Baby In Taco Bell: Cops

Posted 09.17.2011 | Crime

A woman tried to sell her newborn baby in a Taco Bell in Washington to a customer for $500, according to Clark County sheriffs. The 36-year-old mot...

Elderly Man Who Was Bound By Robbers Chews His Way To Freedom

Time.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Thank goodness for dentures. Lester Matteson in Shoreline, Washington, is 92, lives in a log cabin and is a hero to a group of third-graders in Ten...

Prison Escapee Caught After Knocking On Guard's Door

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

SEATTLE (AP) -- An escaped convict was caught following a day on the loose after he knocked on a cabin door – only to find out the man renting the l...

Man With Dead Weasel Arrested For Assault

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

HOQUIAM, Wash. -- Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state. The victim ask...

Bears Busted As Students Look On

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Did Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo get separated? While the children in one town were watching the capture of a black bear outside their...

Bin Laden Death Means Teacher Can Shave For First Time In 3,454 Days

David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

After 3,454 days, a middle school teacher in Ephrata, Washington, is finally free to shave a beard he has been growing since Sept. 11, 2001, in the na...