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Dutchess Rail Trail: Timing Is Everything

The Thanksgiving Snowfall didn’t amount to much, but it did bring down a bunch of branches across the area. A few days later, as we rode along the DCRT on an errand, we¬†admired the freshly sawed fallen trees and piles of brush by the side of the trail: evidently, a DC DPW crew had just cleared the trail. 91 more words


Montreal woman saved by pig liver healthy for past 20 years

MONTREAL – Mavis McArdle says she doesn’t feel weird at all that a pig’s liver helped save her life.

“No! It helped me live, I am alive because of that!” exclaims the 76-year-old Montreal native, who went through a pioneering medical procedure 20 years ago. 548 more words


French police Taser chocolate-loving monkey

French police had to Taser an aggressive monkey running around in a Marseilles neighbourhood, after the primate started harassing and attacking children at an elementary school trying to steal chocolate, the French newspaper, … 94 more words


It's Hard to Write About Happy Stuff

I realize that I have a hard time writing about things that are cheery and happy. I like writing all things dreary, annoying, melancholy, etc.. I sat with my phone in my hands for a few minutes, with the strongest intent to write about something happy. 95 more words

Clumsy dog accidentally shoots owner in Wyoming

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek says the bullet struck Richard L. 85 more words


Ice bucket challenge attempt ends in Saskatchewan man's arrest

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – A man has been arrested in North Battleford, Sask., after his ALS ice-bucket challenge misfired.

Mounties were called to a hotel after getting a call about a drunken, agitated man causing a scene and claiming he had been assaulted. 69 more words