Life things

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Boy, 2, found driving down street in battery-operated car early Sunday morning

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old child was found riding a battery-operated car in the middle of the night on Sunday. Deputies say the child, who was found wearing just jogging pants and…
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Columbia woman crashes funeral, tries to remove body from casket

Cynthia Ann Frierson, 36, of 511 E. 11th St., was charged with disrupting funeral or memorial service, public intoxication, driving on revoked/suspended license, immediate notice of accident and unlawful drug paraphernalia. By KARA COLEMAN…
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Woman seeking revenge on ex-boyfriend sets wrong car on fire

A woman has been arrested after setting fire to a car she thought belonged to an ex-boyfriend, according to police. Carmen Chamblee, 19, was arrested in Clearwater, Florida on September 3 and charged with second-degree arson. The owner…
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Barack Obama Just Nominated A Muslim To Be A Federal Judge. That’s A First.

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday by nominating the first Muslim person to the federal judiciary, Abid Qureshi. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,”…
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Intel tells John McAfee he can't use his own name

Back in May, ever-controversial John McAfee became the executive chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments - a small startup that invests in fantasy sports and mobile games – following its acquisition of his D-Vasive antispy software…
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The latest thing to hit Boulder County coffee pots? Pot coffee

There's a new trend brewing in the coffee pots of Boulder County. It's green, growing and totally groovy. Two local startups are infusing the world's favorite bean with its favorite herb. Native Jack, out of Louisville, is canning a cold…
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Calgary man loses testicles while trying to ‘fill scuba tank with weed smoke’

A 29-year old Calgary local has suffered extensive injuries to his lower body after an unconventional attempt to ‘fill a scuba tank with weed smoke’ failed spectacularly last Thursday night. According to the testimony of several witnesses,…
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Ferguson activist Darren Seals dies at 29

A locally known Ferguson activist who protested in the streets seeking justice for Michael Brown Jr.’s death was killed early Tuesday, September 6 in North St. Louis County. Darren Seals, 29, was a factory line worker and hip-hop…
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Driver busted for using a frying pan as a Steering Wheel

Police wondered what was cooking when they found a South Australian motorist allegedly using a metal fry pan as a steering wheel. Officers discovered the modification in central Adelaide on Sunday morning when they spoke to the driver,…
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Norway’s biggest church loses more than 25,000 members after new online system makes it easier to leave

Norway's state church has lost more than 25,000 members in a month after it launched an online registration system allowing people to sign up or opt out. The Lutheran Church is the official religion in Norway and nearly three-quarters…
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Emergency response triggered at US school after forty students eat one of the world's hottest peppers

An emergency response was initiated at a school in Ohio after around 40 children ingested Bhut Jolokia peppers – one of the hottest species in existence. An unidentified student brought the peppers into Milton Union Middle School, West…
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Upstate NY man who killed friend for eating his sandwich gets 22 years in prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who fatally shot a friend for eating his leftover sandwich has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. The Erie County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Marcus Gottsche was sentenced Wednesday…
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Sore-footed shopper in Stratford-upon-Avon calls 999 for lift home

A shopper with sore feet called an ambulance to give her a lift home. "I've been on my feet all day and now my feet are hurting me so much that I can't walk - they're burning," she told the 999 operator. The 32-year-old asked West Midlands…
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Woman kills 'possessed' daughter by shoving crucifix down her throat, police say

She believed her daughter was possessed by the devil, police say. So she forced a crucifix down her throat until blood gushed out, police say. Police arrested Juanita Gomez, 49, of Oklahoma City on charges of killing her daughter, Geneva,…
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Mold and fungi lurking in instrument blamed for death of bagpipe player

Doctors have an important message for musicians: Don’t forget to clean your instruments. It could be a matter of life and death. Their warning was inspired by a 61-year-old British bagpipe player who developed a dry cough and breathlessness…