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South Carolina woman wins $125,000 from Mother’s Day gift

A South Carolina woman who received a lottery ticket as a Mother’s Day gift from her father won $125,000. The Florence woman, whose identity was not released, told South Carolina Education Lottery officials her father gave her a $5 Carolina Black Ruby scratch-off ticket as a Mother’s Day gift. The woman scratched off a $125,000 […]

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Minnesota man breaks a second Mohawk world record

A Minnesota man who held the Guinness World Record for tallest Mohican, or fan Mohawk, hair style had some adjustments made to capture a second record for the world’s tallest spike Mohawk. Joe Grisamore set his first record in 2020, when his fan Mohawk was measured at 42.5 inches tall. Grisamore said his stylist, Kay […]

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Loose cows, bull rounded up in Indianapolis neighborhood

Police and animal control officers in Indianapolis responded to the city’s southeast side when multiple cows were reported on the loose. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indianapolis Animal Care Services dispatched personnel to the Vandergriff Road area about 11:15 a.m. Thursday when multiple bovines were spotted wandering loose. Animal control officers said the animals […]

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97-year-old WWII vet earns college degree in Illinois

An Illinois man who left college to serve in World War II returned to finish his education nearly 80 years later. Bill Gossett, 97, attended Lincoln College for a short time before transferring to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but he ended up joining the U.S. Army Air Corps before finishing a degree. Gossett returned […]

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Escaped pet alligator captured while floating in Pennsylvania river

An escaped alligator spotted swimming in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River was captured Friday morning and returned to his owner. The Find Toby in PA Facebook group for lost pets posted a photo Friday morning showing the alligator floating in the river. The reptile, described as a “tame and legal pet alligator,” was caught on video floating […]

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Bob Dylan record returned to Ohio library was 48 years overdue

A manager at an Ohio library said a man who checked out a Bob Dylan record returned the borrowed item through the mail 48 years later. Sara Philips, manager of the University Heights branch of Heights Libraries, said an oddly-shaped package arrived in the mail on one recent day. “I got a package in the […]

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Plague of ravenous, destructive mice tormenting Australians

At night, the floors of sheds vanish beneath carpets of scampering mice. Ceilings come alive with the sounds of scratching. One family blamed mice chewing electrical wires for their house burning down. Vast tracts of land in Australia’s New South Wales state are being threatened by a mouse plague that the state government describes as […]