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  1. Flaw spotted on new rug in Pinellas Sheriff's Office

    Public Safety

    LARGO — The green rugs were placed a few months ago inside the new $81 million building that houses the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

    A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed the misspelling on the new $500 rug on Tuesday.
  2. Meet Eclipse, the black lab that likes to take solo bus rides to her dog park (w/video)

    Bizarre News

    SEATTLE — A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.

    If the owner of Eclipse, a black Labrador, takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, Eclipse climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop, the dog park, to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers. [Associated Press]
  3. Family in minivan stuck under semitrailer truck, dragged 16 miles (w/video)

    Bizarre News

    GRAYLING, Mich. — A couple called 911 during a snowstorm to say they were trapped in their minivan as it was being dragged 16 miles along Interstate 75 in northern Michigan after it became lodged beneath the rear of a tractor-trailer.

  4. Naked man broke into homes, used hot tub — and it's not in Florida

    Bizarre News

    KEIZER, Ore. — Police near Salem, Ore., say they arrested a naked man after he broke into two homes, drank booze and used a hot tub at one of them.

    In this photo released by the Keizer, Ore., Police Department, 24-year-old Guillermo Brambila Lopez, of Woodburn, Ore., is wrapped in a blanket after his arrest, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Police said Lopez broke into two homes in Keizer, drinking alcohol and using the hot tub at one of them. [Associated Press]
  5. The 10 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014

    Bizarre News

    1. There was no "three-boob girl."

    In September, Alisha Hessler — alias Jasmine Tridevil, of Tampa — captivated the Internet and confounded plastic surgeons with the claim that she'd gotten a third-breast implant in order to score a reality TV show. (That is, admittedly, a pretty solid MTV pitch.) …

    Jasmine was the boob of the year.
  6. Weird Florida 2014: Fangate, nude crooks and Satan (w/video)

    Bizarre News

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's year in news included a 90-year-old man arrested for feeding the homeless and a "Catholic Warrior" damaging a Satanic holiday display in the Capitol. But what else would you expect from a state where the two leading candidates for governor held up a live televised debate over a small …

  7. Man steals front-end loader, leads police on 90-minute chase

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — A man driving a stolen vehicle no faster than 25 mph nevertheless led police on a 90-minute chase through north St. Petersburg neighborhoods Saturday night before they could arrest him.

    St. Petersburg police followed a front-end loader driving erratically near 62nd Avenue N. and 16th Street. The vehicle, a $250,000 Volvo L110G,  drove onto side streets and through neighborhoods, hitting curbs and running stop signs. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
  8. Baby weighing nearly 14 pounds born in Colorado

    Health

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl that tipped the scales at almost 14 pounds.

    This image provided by Children's Hospital Colorado shows Mia Yasmin Garcia shortly after birth Dec. 2, 2014. She was born by cesarean section in Alamosa, Colo., weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces. Mia's father, Francisco Garcia, says the newborn's size shocked everyone, including hospital staff. He says "they were like whoa! They opened their eyes like they've never seen a baby like that." [Tia Brayman of Children's Hospital Colorado via AP]
  9. James Watson's Nobel medal sells for record $4.1 million

    Science

    NEW YORK — James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Prize medal for sharing in the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, the foundation of the new science of genomics, sold for $4.1 million at auction Thursday.

    James Watson won in 1962.
  10. Cat survives trip in moving box from Va. to Hawaii

    Human Interest

    SUFFOLK, Va. — A cat has used up at least one of its nine lives after surviving a monthlong trip in a moving box with no food or water.