May 5, 2012
Colorado’s Mike the Headless Chicken throws hat in the ring for president
The pride of Fruita, the real Miracle Mike was an internationally known oddity in the 1940s when he lived for 18 months minus his head, and the town still celebrates its cock of the walk with a town statute and an annual festival, this year on May 18-19.
"My opponents — those poor clucks — are running around like headless chickens, and I gotta ask you: wouldn’t you really rather have the real thing?" his campaign announcement states.

Colorado’s Mike the Headless Chicken throws hat in the ring for president

The pride of Fruita, the real Miracle Mike was an internationally known oddity in the 1940s when he lived for 18 months minus his head, and the town still celebrates its cock of the walk with a town statute and an annual festival, this year on May 18-19.

"My opponents — those poor clucks — are running around like headless chickens, and I gotta ask you: wouldn’t you really rather have the real thing?" his campaign announcement states.

April 29, 2012

Body of likely suspect in Washington double-slayings found in blown bunker

After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man thought to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside.

February 16, 2012
AP: Josh Powell won’t be buried next to two sons he killed after Crime Stoppers buys adjacent cemetery plots

"Powell’s mother, wracked by grief, realized early this week that no one else was planning for what to do with Josh Powell’s remains, Kirk Graves, the brother-in-law of Josh Powell, told The Associated Press. She visited a funeral home and a few cemeteries, he said, she ‘cluelessly’ picked a gravesite just up the hill from where the boys are buried.

"The decision prompted a public firestorm. The parents of Susan Powell threatened legal action to keep Josh Powell from being buried so close, and the anti-crime organization Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County purchased the plots on either side of the boys to ensure that he didn’t wind up next to them. Crime Stoppers raised about $20,000 in donations for the effort in less than a day.”

February 15, 2012
Electronic cigarette explodes in Florida man's mouth (AP)

February 15, 2012
Six little pigs have found a new friend in a maternal French bulldog  named Baby.
The Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin says Baby took  straight to the wild boar piglets when they were brought in, three days  old and shivering from cold.  Sanctuary  worker Norbert Damm said as soon as the furry striped piglets were  brought in, Baby ran over and started snuggling them and keeping them  warm, even though they’re already about her size.

Six little pigs have found a new friend in a maternal French bulldog named Baby.

The Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin says Baby took straight to the wild boar piglets when they were brought in, three days old and shivering from cold.  Sanctuary worker Norbert Damm said as soon as the furry striped piglets were brought in, Baby ran over and started snuggling them and keeping them warm, even though they’re already about her size.

September 28, 2011

Photos: Split rumored for Ashton and Demi

According to stories on StarMagazine.com and NYDailyNews.com, Hollywood power couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have been living separately for months and are preparing for a divorce.

Rumors of Kutcher’s infidelity have focused on reports from TheDirty.com that the young star spent his anniversary with another (younger) woman. Moore and Kutcher were married on September 24, 2005.

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(Source: The Denver Post)

September 15, 2011

Two men charged after taking their dead friend for a ride

After a shorter, but boozier and less amusing real-life version of the film Weekend at Bernie’s, Denver prosecutors have charged two men with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation.

Court papers say they loaded Jeffrey Jarrett’s body into a car and drove him to various stops around Denver for a night — including a bar and a restaurant — while they used his ATM card.

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September 14, 2011

Photos: World Record 12,290 Pound Chocolate Bar

A 12,290 pound chocolate bar created by the Worlds Finest Chocolate company set a Guinness World Record September 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The bar, which stands nearly 3 feet high and measures 21 feet long, beat the previous record chocolate bar by more than a ton.

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(Source: The Denver Post)

August 25, 2011
latimes:

Dec. 1985:  This threatening scene was observed by Los Angeles Times photographer Dave Gatley, who contacted police and followed the car. Was a crime going down?

latimes:

Dec. 1985: This threatening scene was observed by Los Angeles Times photographer Dave Gatley, who contacted police and followed the car. Was a crime going down?

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

August 25, 2011
Burning man preview: Wine fan will uncork costumed persona Corky Buchon
Claire Martin reports:

For years, Al Fink saved corks from the  wine he drank with his wife and friends, tossing the corks in a big jar,  transferring the contents to a plastic bag when the jar filled and  saving the bag in his garage.
No reason to keep them, really, just a feeling that all those corks would come in handy some day.
That day has arrived, along with Fink’s temporary persona as the  nominally redundant Corky Buchon, whose surname is French for “cork.”

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Burning man preview: Wine fan will uncork costumed persona Corky Buchon

Claire Martin reports:

For years, Al Fink saved corks from the wine he drank with his wife and friends, tossing the corks in a big jar, transferring the contents to a plastic bag when the jar filled and saving the bag in his garage.

No reason to keep them, really, just a feeling that all those corks would come in handy some day.

That day has arrived, along with Fink’s temporary persona as the nominally redundant Corky Buchon, whose surname is French for “cork.”

(Read more

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