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  1. 17-year-old bit by alligator after wading into Tampa retention pond

    Bizarre News

    TAMPA — A 17-year-old girl who waded into a retention pond near University Square Mall was bit on the hand Friday afternoon by a 3-foot alligator, authorities said.

  2. Toddler survives near-drowning after 101 minutes of CPR


    In a survival story his doctors call extraordinary, a 22-month-old Pennsylvania boy whose lifeless body was pulled from an icy creek was revived after an hour and 41 minutes of CPR and has suffered virtually no lingering effects

    Gardell Martin came home from the hospital on Sunday, and his doctors said Thursday he has made a full recovery.  [AP photo]
  3. Police: Stranger lures pregnant woman with Craigslist ad, cuts out her baby (w/video)


    LONGMONT, Colo. — A woman advertising baby clothes on Craigslist lured a pregnant stranger to her Colorado home and then stabbed her in the belly and took out her unborn child, police say.

    Dynel Lyne, 34,  is accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the abdomen and removing her baby, while the expectant mother visited her home to buy baby clothes advertised on Craigslist authorities said.  The 26-year-old expectant mother was found beaten and stabbed at the suspect's home, has undergone surgery, and on Thursday was alert,  police said. The baby did not survive. [Longmont Police Department via AP]
  4. Milwaukee Brewers ban high fives to avoid spread of pink eye


    PEORIA, Ariz. — The Milwaukee Brewers will have to find a new way to celebrate for the next few spring training games. The team has banned high fives to avoid the spread of pink eye.

    Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, left, and pitcher Francisco Rodriguez celebrate after the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sept. 27, 2014. The Brewers are dealing with a rash of pink eye that has broken out in the clubhouse. Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz were the latest victims. Hoping to avoid spreading the annoying and highly contagious malady, the Brewers are staying away from the usual high-fives in the dugout. [Associated Press]
  5. Video: 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok in Arizona

    Bizarre News

    PHOENIX — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

  6. Kentucky town has had enough of cold, issues warrant for Elsa of 'Frozen' (w/video)

    Pop Culture

    HARLAN, Ky. — The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular Frozen character's arrest.

    This image released by Disney shows Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." Police in Harlan, Kentucky, issued a warrant for Elsa's arrest because of the cold weather. [Disney photo via AP}
  7. Vanilla Ice arrested in Florida, charged with burglary (w/video)


    LANTANA — Vanilla Ice has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure in Florida.

    Robert van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, was arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft in Lantana after items from an adjacent house, which was in foreclosure, were discovered at his property. [Getty Images]
  8. Snowbound Bostonians jumping out windows — in fun (w/ video)

    Human Interest

    BOSTON — New England's winter blast is serious business, but there's been no shortage of shenanigans.

  9. Feds: Mail soaked with drugs was 'hit' with Florida inmates


    FORT LAUDERDALE — Postcards arriving at the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale contained more than just drawings.

  10. Superstition times three: 2015 calendar has three Friday the 13ths

    Human Interest

    Get ready for superstition — times three.

    Debbie Grondin kisses Peyton, a black cat, in her Lacey Township N.J. home on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015. Grondin is taking care of Peyton until the cat can be adopted, but the founder of a cat rescue facility that placed her with Grondin says black cats are the hardest to place for adoption due to some people's superstition.  [Associated Press]