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Nov 11, 2015

Seattle's famous Gum Wall gets wiped clean

Seattle's Gum Wall came to be in 1991 when Market Theater customers began sticking gum on the wall while waiting in line. The tourist attraction will....More
Nov 04, 2015

Philadelphia woman wins $10,000 for voting

A Philadelphia crossing guard won $10,000 for casting a ballot Tuesday....More
Oct 21, 2015

Corrupt government officials and cyber attacks top American Fears list

Forget lions, tigers and bears, Americans most often have a fear of two things not hiding in the woods or the jungle....More
Sep 30, 2015

New Orleans' health initiative asks bands to turn it down

Residents in New Orleans, a city beloved for its year-round sonance of street brass bands, have decided that the big band should quiet down....More
Sep 09, 2015

Every dog has its day: Border collie and former mayor runs for president

Former Rabbit Hash, Ky., Mayor Lucy Lou a border collie with seven years of experience running the small, unincorporated town in Boone County, Ky.,....More
Aug 14, 2015

Alabama senator launches "Fund the Alabama State Government" GoFundMe page

Alabama has a $300 million hole to fill, so a state senator has resorted to the same fundraising efforts struggling musicians have used to fund their....More
Jul 22, 2015

Seattle street marking leads to snail parade

Seattle Department of Transportation crews' street marking blunder slowed things down on a West Seattle street over the weekend....More
Jul 08, 2015

TASER time

Van Meter, IA, will host a raffle allowing townspeople to deploy a TASER on a city official....More
Jun 10, 2015

I Want to Believe

He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him....More
Apr 08, 2015

Sacramento egg hunt ends in chaos

Aah, Easter. Dress your family in pastels, eat a big meal, hide some eggs for the kids, assault your neighbor…....More
Apr 01, 2015

Angry birds

Beligerant birds plague Florida park....More
Mar 11, 2015

Right to shovel1

Shoveling snow and the American Dream....More
Mar 04, 2015

What's that smell?

Louisville, Ky., stinks....More
Feb 24, 2015

Frozen star wanted, arrested

The cold never bothered me anyway…

Feb 11, 2015

Newark's sweet real estate deal

For Valentines Day, Newark, N.J., is offering couples parcels of land at a deeply discounted rate....More

Derek Prall

Derek Prall is a professional journalist who has held numerous positions with a variety of print and online publications including the New Jersey Herald. He is a 2008 graduate of Furman University...
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