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Apr 23, 2014

Reservoir dog

Portland plans to flush 38 million gallons of urine-tainted reservoir water....More
Apr 16, 2014

With this sewage, I thee wed

When picking the perfect wedding venue, rarely does the local sewage treatment plant come to mind....More
Apr 09, 2014

"Keep the change" in Millcreek Township

After a woman paid for her sewer bill with a shoebox full of change, Millcreek Township, Pa., officials changed the township's payment policy....More
Mar 26, 2014

Like watching 'Prison Break' in reverse

A man tried to break back into the jail from which he was just released in order to recover a confiscated skateboard....More
Mar 19, 2014

New York City: a great place to go

After nearly a decade of procurement hurdles, New York City finally installed three public toilets....More
Mar 12, 2014

Welcome to the 'Gunshine State' [Updated]

A Florida man constructed a shooting range in the back yard of his suburban home, and municipal leaders were stunned to find out there is nothing....More
Mar 05, 2014

A bridge too strong

A bridge in New Sharon, Maine, proved to be more formidable than a demolitions team had anticipated....More
Feb 26, 2014

Bible saves bus driver

Some are saying divine intervention saved a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority bus driver....More
Feb 12, 2014

Mr. Chitwood's wild ride

A napping paramedic gets taken on a the ride of his life....More
Feb 05, 2014

Detroit swears in nine-year-old police chief

Jayvon Felton, a nine-year-old leukemia patient, served as Detroit’s police chief for the day, fulfilling one his longtime dreams....More
Jan 29, 2014

Omaha! Omaha!

Peyton Manning's pre-snap chatter has given Omaha, Neb., some unexpected attention....More
Jan 15, 2014

Pastafarian elected to Pomfret, N.Y., City Council

Christopher Schaeffer, Pomfret’s newest councilman, was sworn in wearing a colander on his head. The headgear, he says, is a symbol of his faith....More
Jan 08, 2014

Resignation is a dish best served cold

North Carolina councilman resigns in Klingon....More
Dec 17, 2013

Fire hazard

When looking for a fluid to put out your fire, don’t pick jet fuel....More
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