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Dissatisfied Robbers Abandon Cargo Truck

Posted: 10/12/2007 - Robbers hijacked a Malaysian cargo truck but then abandoned it, most likely after discovering it carried boxes of fruit juice instead of a more valuable load, police said Friday.

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Burglar Steals Food, Leaves Valuables

Posted: 10/12/2007 - This thief apparently had quite the appetite. Appleton police received a call Wednesday of a burglary — not of valuables but of food.

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Boy, 6, Tries To Drive To Applebees

Posted: 10/09/2007 - A 6-year-old boy was hungry and decided he'd go to Applebees. So he grabbed the car keys, took his booster seat from the back seat of his grandmother's car and placed it in the driver's seat, then made a go of driving himself to the restaurant Tuesday.

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Man Wins Contest With 1,524-lb Pumpkin

Posted: 10/08/2007 - An Oregon man won the annual pumpkin weigh-off here, presenting a gigantic gourd that came it at 1,524 pounds. Thad Starr, of Pleasant Hill, Ore., set a contest record with the pumpkin. He'll get $6 a pound, bringing his winnings to $9,144.

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Lulu The Rhino Is Pregnant Again

Posted: 10/08/2007 - Lulu, the first rhino to give birth to a calf conceived by artificial insemination, is pregnant again.

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Rubik's Cube Solved In 10.88 Seconds

Posted: 10/07/2007 - A 16-year-old took the top prize at the Rubik's Cube world championship Sunday, solving the puzzle five times in an average of 12.46 seconds.

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Love Blooms In Wal-Mart Aisle

Posted: 10/07/2007 - Employees Chet Eldridge and Danna Hornback tied the knot Thursday amid the retailer's flowers, shrubs and lawn chairs.

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'Naked Lunch' May Be Banned In Maine

Posted: 10/06/2007 - "Naked Lunch" just doesn't sound appetizing to some people. A sandwich called the Skinny Dip, featuring sliced prime rib in a baguette roll, has been offered free of charge anyone willing to plunge naked from The Black Frog Restaurant's dock into a lake.

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Jury Gives $6.1M to Woman in Strip Hoax

Posted: 10/05/2007 - A jury awarded $6.1 million Friday to a woman who was forced to strip for a search in a McDonald's back office after someone called the restaurant posing as a police officer reporting a theft.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Taunting Police

Posted: 10/02/2007 - A Colorado Springs man pleaded guilty to felony eluding in connection with a case in which he taunted authorities. Alexander Craig, 22, entered the plea on Monday in district court, saying that he was having a mental breakdown at the time.

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Artists Built Secret Apartment in Mall

Posted: 10/02/2007 - The leader of an artists' cooperative has been sentenced to probation for setting up a secret apartment inside a shopping mall's parking garage as part of a project on mall life.

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Ala. Couple Celebrate 80th Anniversary

Posted: 10/02/2007 - A Scottboro couple recently celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary, one of the longest marriages among living people when compared to reports in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records.

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Man Uses Adult Store's Cuffs in Robbery

Posted: 10/02/2007 - A parolee faces charges of robbing a lingerie and adult novelties store after locking up a clerk with a pair of off-the-shelf handcuffs.

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Woman Gives Birth To Own Grandchildren

Posted: 09/30/2007 - A 51-year-old surrogate mother for her daughter has given birth to her own twin grandchildren in northeastern Brazil, the delivery hospital said.

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Holyfield takes on Foreman grill

Portable Grills

Posted: 09/30/2007 - Evander Holyfield once defeated George Foreman in a battle for the world heavyweight boxing title. Now he is seeking to oust his former foe from another arena: the grilling world.

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Bear Rescued From Sierra Bridge Ledge

Posted: 09/29/2007 - A 250-pound bear stranded under a bridge near Lake Tahoe was saved by an army of rescuers, a tranquilizer dart and a nylon net bought at an Army surplus store.

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Woman Left In CT Scanner For Hours

Posted: 09/29/2007 - A cancer patient says she was left alone in a CT scanner for hours after a technician apparently forget about her, and she finally crawled out of the device, only to find herself locked in the closed clinic.

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Toilet Paper Thief On The Loose In Wisconsin

Posted: 09/29/2007 - Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel said someone has been repeatedly stealing toilet paper from the men's public bathrooms at the Fond du Lac City County Government Center since June.

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Police break up brawl at Chuck E. Cheese

Posted: 09/25/2007 - Police were called to break up a weekend fight among a rowdy group of teenage girls at the family-themed pizza restaurant, Chuck E. Cheese.

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Nike designs shoe for American Indians

Posted: 09/25/2007 - Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.

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Police: Man Beheads Tame Hotel Duck

Posted: 09/23/2007 - A man was in custody Sunday after police said he ripped the head off a tame duck that lived in a hotel lobby's ornamental pond.

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