Here's a look at some of the strangest news stories from the past week.
They have been unable to leave since Friday, when a late autumn storm brought snow and heavy winds that felled power cables and blocked roads.
“He literally sleeps overlooking the most magnificent view in an Italian custom bed in the former bedroom of the greatest pop star in the world.”
Instead of a message in a bottle, it was the decals on a barnacle-covered trash barrel that shows just how far it traveled, from the southeastern U.S. coast to a beach in Ireland.
One of Doug's growers, an amateur brewer, said he's keen to turn him into a nice drop of potato vodka.
The 250-square-foot home, on a 0.06-acre lot, went on the market in late September.
The Australian Outback town of Quilpie hoped its offer of free residential land might attract five new families to the remote community of 800. It received 250 inquires in less than two weeks .
A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking — with all six of its legs — at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts.
In a scene worthy of a comedy sketch, a Turkish man joined a search party for a missing person not realizing the individual being pursued was him.
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Also, a Danish artist who was was given a pile of money by a museum with which to create a piece of artwork, submitted two empty canvases instead. He called the pieces “Take the Money and Run.”
The man was trying to trade in his vehicle for a new one. But upon checking the VIN, employees found that the vehicle was stolen from the dealership’s lot a few days earlier.
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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to kill two people and wound a third during a 2020 street protest.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s largest hospital system plans to resume elective surgeries soon after postponing them for months as COVID-19 patients and other acutely ill patients crowded its hospitals around the state.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana state senator has decided to resign from her seat just weeks after announcing a campaign for Congress.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The former owner of a northwest Indiana ambulance service has avoided prison after pleading guilty in a health care fraud case that cost the government of millions of dollars.
The man told police he heard one of the suspects say, "Kill him," as he walked away from them inside the Hammond YMCA the night of Dec. 3, court records state.
The former owner of Northwest Ambulance Services was sentenced to probation and a fine for defrauding the government of millions of dollars in health care aid.
The plea agreement states the man's illegal actions involved between eight and 24 firearms.
Democratic Party leaders, including U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland, are hosting a voter outreach rally at 11 a.m. Monday in the Carpenters Union Local 1005 building in Merrillville.
The Indiana Senate has approved legislation containing nearly all the provisions Gov. Eric Holcomb has said must be enacted into law before he'll end Indiana's COVID-19 public health emergency.
The Indiana House voted Thursday to prohibit trans girls assigned male at birth from participating in any elementary or high school athletic competition designated as a "girls" or "female" sport.
The leader of the Republican-controlled House used a procedural maneuver Thursday to prevent a chamber vote on a proposal to return Indiana elections to solely paper ballots.