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  1. Even presidents get sinkholes: One has formed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

    Bizarre News

    Even presidential mansions are susceptible to sinkholes — especially if they're in Florida.

    A sinkhole has formed in front of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in south Florida.
  2. A lesson in forgiveness: Governor pardons fourth-grader who swiped pen from Capitol

    Nation

    SALEM, Ore. — The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol.

    Here's part of the apology letter from a fourth-grader to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown explaining that his class had toured the Capitol on a field trip in April 2017 and how he took a hazelnut and a pen from the Capitol Building. In a note replying to the letter, which included the pen in question and a $1 reimbursement for the hazelnut, Brown thanked the young man and wrote "I accept your apology and forgive you."  [Saerom England | Office of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown via AP, and Associated Press]
  3. Says Florida woman who hit 9-foot alligator on I-75, 'Are you kidding me?'

    Wildlife

    SARASOTA — A mother of four escaped serious injury when her SUV hit a 9-foot alligator crossing Interstate 75.

    Jennifer Rosinski's Ford Escape struck this alligator as it tried to run across Interstate 75 near North Port in Sarasota Couonty late on Tuesday. [Photo courtesy of Jennifer Rosinski via Palm Beach Post]
  4. Florida alert: Escaped zebra crashes into truck in Wimauma, flees scene (w/video)

    Bizarre News

    WIMAUMA — A 21-year-old driver was "a little banged up, but mainly just really surprised" after a zebra slammed into his pickup truck Friday, his sister said.

    A zebra in the zoo of  Frankfurt, central  Germany.  [Associated Press]
  5. Florida K-9 found dead in cruiser parked outside courthouse

    Public Safety

    MELBOURNE — Authorities are investigating the death of a police dog found dead inside a patrol car parked outside a courthouse in Florida.

    A file photo of a K-9 police dog. [Times (2015)]
  6. Video: Watch as this giant alligator stalks two cranes on a Florida golf course

    Wildlife

    It has been a few days since we've had a video of a giant alligator. So we were glad to see this amazing Facebook post on Friday.

    Bill Pruitt shared video of a giant gator lumbering along after two sandhill cranes on a golf course Friday. [Image from video]
  7. Wildlife sanctuary operator in Tampa hospital after saving rhino from wildfire

    Bizarre News

    TAMPA — A wildlife sanctuary operator who saved a rhinoceros from a fire Friday is recovering at Tampa General Hospital after sustaining second-degree burns on 18 percent of his body, his doctors and fire officials said.

    Zookeeper Donovan Smith was hospitalized with burns after trying to keep "Walter" his rhinoceros and two big cats safe Friday during what has become a 7,000 acre fire in the Naples area.  [Photo from GoFundMe]
  8. Video: Deputy wrestles feisty alligator

    Wildlife

    MACON, Ga. — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature.

  9. 12-year-old boy found driving alone for 800 miles across Australia

    World

    SYDNEY — Some of you probably think your adolescence was filled with adventure because you drove your parents' car to the local pizza place when you were, what, 15 years old?

  10. Video captures aggressive goose attacking and knocking down police officer outside station

    Bizarre News

    A pretty hilarious video of an aggressive goose attacking a police officer outside an Indiana police station has gone viral.

    This goose attacked a police detective outside a police station in Indiana recently. Wire photo.