(UPI) A New York man scored a $10 million prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket after previously winning the same amount from a different lottery game in 2022.
The New York Lottery said Wayne Murray of Brooklyn bought a 200X scratch-off ticket from H&A Gas & Convenience on Avenue H in Brooklyn and scratched off a $10 million top prize...Read more
(UPI) A California county's district attorney announced a 17-year-old law clerk has become the youngest person to pass the state's bar exam.
The Tulare County District Attorney's said in a news release that Peter Park was 17 years old when he sat for the exam in July and he learned last month that he had passed.
The now-18-year-old, who became...Read more
(UPI) A former hotel in Nova Scotia was moved by a construction firm with help from 700 bars of soap.
Halifax's Elmwood building, which was built as a home in 1826 and converted into the Victorian Elmwood Hotel in 1896, was slated for demolition in 2018, but was saved by a sale to Galaxy Properties, which announced plans to move the structure ...Read more
(UPI) Residents of a Pennsylvania housing development said their yards and Christmas lights have been repeatedly damaged by a herd of free-roaming cows.
Locals in the Brookhaven neighborhood in Mars said the cows have made repeated visits to their homes, causing damage to yards, gardens and holiday displays.
They said the cows occasionally ...Read more
(UPI) A black bear in Florida played Grinch to a Longwood family by attacking a life-sized reindeer decoration and dragging it from the yard.
EJ Levin said his family was preparing for dinner when his wife alerted him to the spectacle unfolding outside.
"I didn't even see it. It wasn't until my wife called and said, 'Did you see what happened?...Read more
(UPI) An alligator park in Florida announced the rare hatching of a solid white leucistic alligator at the facility.
Gatorland Orlando announced in a Facebook post that the hatchling is the first solid white alligator to be documented since a nest of leucistic gators were discovered in Louisiana about 36 years ago.
"This is beyond rare, it is ...Read more
(UPI) Emergency responders in Tennessee came to the rescue of four goats stranded on a mountain ledge for nearly two weeks.
The Waldens Ridge Emergency Service said in a Facebook post that crews were summoned to the east brow of Signal Mountain on Wednesday when residents reported four goats trapped on the ledge.
The team said the goats are ...Read more
(UPI) A pair of reindeer named Blitzen and Blue were reunited with Santa Claus after escaping from a Christmas-themed attraction in England.
Majestic Reindeer, which owns the animals, said the antlered duo escaped from a Santa's grotto event at the Elveden Estate farm in Suffolk.
The reindeer prompted the closing of the A11 highway when the ...Read more
(UPI) Illinois firefighters conducted an unusual rescue when a resident's 6-foot boa constrictor escaped from her enclosure and got stuck in the side panel of a kitchen cabinet.
The City of Herrin Fire Department said crews responded to the home of a person who reported their pet snake, Nagini, had been stuck in the side panel of a kitchen ...Read more
(UPI) An Alberta cyclist took a nearly 81-mile ride on his bike without using his hands to break a Guinness World Record.
Guinness World Records announced Robert Murray earned the title for greatest distance cycled (no hands) when he rode 80.95 miles in a time of 5 hours and 37 minutes.
Murray said he used his hands to massage his legs when ...Read more
(UPI) Animal control officers in Massachusetts said a loose horse was found wandering on the border line between two towns and was later returned to its owner.
Millis/Medway Animal Control said in a Facebook post that the wayward horse was found wandering on Village Street, on the line between the towns of Millis and Medway.
"Do you know me? ...Read more
(UPI) A wild turkey has taken to chasing cars and blocking traffic in a Michigan neighborhood -- and some locals love him for it.
The turkey, seen most commonly around an intersection in Kentwood, was dubbed "Gary Jr." by locals in honor of a turkey named Gary that previously frequented the area before his death in early 2022.
A Facebook group...Read more
(UPI) A Virginia woman stopped at a convenience store to buy a soda and ended up winning $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Janet Bain of Cumberland told Virginia Lottery officials she stopped at the Hampden Sydney Exxon on Farmville Road in Farmville to buy a beverage and ended up buying three scratch-off lottery tickets along with ...Read more
(UPI) A Pennsylvania library said a book returned to the facility after being spotted at a book sale was nearly 120 years overdue.
The Carbondale Public Library said in a Facebook post that the book, The Cruise of the Esmeralda by Harry Collingwood, was returned by personnel from the Hawley Library, who spotted the tome at a book sale.
The ...Read more
(UPI) A gigantic inflatable Santa Claus is drawing visitors to a Texas neighborhood, but its origins are a mystery.
Residents of the Hollytree area in Tyler said the not-so-little St. Nick appeared on a vacant lot about a week ago, and it quickly became popular with residents.
"Nobody lives on this lot, so we don't know who installed Santa. ...Read more
(UPI) The Guinness World Record for the fastest time to fold and throw a paper plane was broken by an Idaho man who achieved the feat with a time of 6.15 seconds.
The record-keeping organization issued a challenge to would-be title-holders to attempt to beat the previous record of 7 seconds, and David Rush, who holds more than 250 Guinness ...Read more
(UPI) Police in New Jersey engaged in a brief foot chase with an unusual fugitive: a pig named Albert Einswine.
The Deptford Township Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded to the Tanyard Road and Brenner Drive area on a report of a loose pig.
A video shared by the department shows an officer chasing the pig into a ...Read more
(UPI) A deer broke into a New Jersey elementary school and the ensuing chase through the hallways was caught on police body cameras.
The Toms River Police Department shared video on Instagram showing officers conducing a foot chase with the four-legged trespasser inside Cedar Grove Elementary School.
The deer, which had entered through a glass...Read more
(UPI) Police in British Columbia rounded up a loose llama found wandering near a busy intersection.
The Surrey RCMP said officers responded to multiple calls about a loose llama running near 64 Avenue and 176 Street.
Constable Parmbir Kahlon said the llama, dubbed Larry by officers, was caught about two hours later, but he told CityNews the ...Read more
(UPI) An Australian duo broke a Guinness World Record by going on a pub crawl that took them to 99 different bars over the course of 24 hours.
Harry Kooros and Jake Loiterton, both 26, had drinks at 99 Sydney bars over the course of the day to break the Guinness World Record for the most pubs visited in 24 hours.
They took the title from South...Read more