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  1. Woman trapped in chimney had been dumped by homeowner (w/ video)

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    A woman who was arrested after being trapped inside a chimney had met the California homeowner online and dated him before he recently broke off the relationship, according to the homeowner.

    Ventura County firefighters worked for two hours, removing each brick in the chimney to rescue Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa after she became trapped inside, fire officials said. [KTLA-Los Angeles]
  2. The skinny: Gunman takes money, gives hug, kisses and an apology

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    Front seat frenzy

    Bear follows nose for snack, ends up stuck

    Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  3. Coast Guard rescues man in bubble off Florida (w/ video)

    Public Safety

    A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating "Hydro Pod" was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue.

    The Coast Guard arrives on scene off the coast of Miami to respond to a report of a man aboard an inflatable hydro bubble who was disoriented. Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza Baluchi and the bubble Saturday, Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said in a statement. [Coast Guard photo via AP]
  4. Tampa woman with three breasts? Suitcase find points to false front

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    TAMPA — The tale told by the Tampa woman who claims she had a third breast implanted onto her chest created an Internet sensation.

    Alisha Jasmine Hessler, who favors the name Jasmine Tridevil, is sticking to her story of a third breast.
  5. Florida man's classic Jaguar stolen 46 years ago is recovered (w/ video)

    Human Interest

    LOS ANGELES - When Ivan Schneider's Jaguar convertible was stolen from in front of his Manhattan apartment 46 years ago, the now-retired trial lawyer thought it was gone forever.

    A 1967 Jaguar XK-E convertible that was stolen 46 years ago is shown to the media by the U.S. Customs and Protection agency in Carson, Calif., on Wednesday. The car was recovered at the Port of Long Beach by the California Highway Patrol along with four other cars in a container en route to the Netherlands. [Associated Press]
  6. Scientists dissect 770-pound colossal squid (w/video)


    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

    Capt. John Bennett shows the colossal squid he and and his crew caught t in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea.  The creature, which has tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates, was caught a mile below the surface. [Associated Press]
  7. Albino cobra captured in California neighborhood


    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A deadly albino cobra that ran loose for days in a Southern California neighborhood was captured Thursday.

    Lt. Fred Agoopi, right, from the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control, captures a venomous albino monocled cobra Thursday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. [AP photo]
  8. Navigation buoy breaks loose during storms

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    Early morning exercisers discovered a new attraction had landed just offshore Tuesday morning near North Shore Park.

    The buoy sits in shallow water near North Shore Park in St. Petersburg Tuesday morning. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  9. Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture


    CORAL GABLES — An American crocodile suspected of biting two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.

    Trapper Todd Hardwick, of Pesky Critters, sets out snare traps in Coral Gables on Thursday. Hardwick had been trying to catch a crocodile named Pancho, suspected of biting two swimmers in a South Florida canal. Wildlife officials say Pancho died Friday morning while fighting capture by two trappers. [Associated Press]
  10. Legendary croc dies fighting capture in Coral Gables

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    Pancho — a 12-foot, 300-pound American crocodile that has made its home in the backyard waters of the exclusive Gables by the Sea community— is dead.

    Trapper Todd Hardwick, of Pesky Critters, sets out snare traps Thursday. He had been trying to catch Pancho, the crocodile that bit two swimmers last weekend. Miami Herald photo