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Boy's Calls To 911 Lead To Mom's Arrest

Posted: 10/22/2007 - An 8-year-old boy riding in a car with his mom called 911 several times to report that she wasn't "acting normal," leading to her arrest for investigation of drunken driving and other charges, authorities said.

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Jetliner Dumps Luggage Over Chicago

Posted: 10/22/2007 - Several pieces of luggage are missing from a Delta Airlines flight that left Chicago's Midway Airport yesterday, and authorities say they apparently fell out somewhere over the Chicago area.

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Iowa Woman Accused Of Drugging Salsa

Posted: 10/15/2007 - Charges have been filed against a northeast Iowa woman accused of doctoring a salsa dip with her prescription drug that made another person ill.

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Brits Resort To Pulling Own Teeth

Posted: 10/15/2007 - Some English people have resorted to pulling out their own teeth because they cannot find -- or cannot afford -- a dentist, a major study has revealed.

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Dentist Claims Breast Rubs Appropriate

Posted: 10/13/2007 - A dentist accused of fondling the breasts of 27 female patients is trying to keep his dental license by arguing that chest massages are an appropriate procedure in certain cases.

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Pepsi, Coke Rivalry Becomes Physical

Posted: 10/13/2007 - The long-standing rivalry between Coke and Pepsi took a physical turn Friday when a Pepsi deliveryman allegedly punched his Coke counterpart in the face at a western Pennsylvania Wal-Mart, state police said.

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Man Attacks Inflatable Ghosts, Pumpkin

Posted: 10/13/2007 - A woman says a neighbor attacked her inflatable Halloween lawn display of three ghosts and a giant pumpkin, then apparently smashed his head through her window in a fit of rage.

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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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