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Letter that arrived 68 years late returned to family

A Minnesota woman who received a letter that had been mailed to her address 68 years earlier was able to return the long-lost correspondence to a family member of the intended recipients. Susan Nordin, who moved into her home in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Duluth in October, said a mysterious letter recently appeared at […]

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Pennsylvania farm seeks Christmas tree donations to feed goats

A Pennsylvania farm is asking revelers cleaning up from the holidays to donate their used Christmas trees to feed a herd of goats. Mike and Kim Batz, owners of Batz Farm in Grantville, Pa., said Christmas trees are nutritious and delicious to goats, as the needles provide valuable antioxidants and nutrients, as well as acting […]

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Lottery vending machine mistake earns Maryland woman $50,000

A Maryland woman said accidentally pushing the wrong button while using a lottery vending machine led to her winning a $50,000 prize. The 43-year-old Hagerstown woman told Maryland Lottery officials she was suing a lottery vending machine at Halfway Liquors in Hagerstown when she accidentally pushed a button to dispense a $5 Deluxe Crossword ticket […]

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Kitten rescued from engine compartment of vehicle in Pennsylvania

Firefighters in Pennsylvania came to the rescue of a kitten heard crying in the engine compartment of a moving car. Bear Creek Township Volunteer Fire-Rescue said a family driving on Route 115 on Sunday morning pulled over when they heard crying coming from under the hood of their vehicle. Firefighters responded to the location, near […]

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Second time capsule found under Robert E. Lee statue pedestal in Virginia

Crews clearing the site that once hosted a Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia said they have found a second time capsule believed to be the one researchers originally sought. A time capsule found in the base of the Richmond statue was opened last week, revealing items including an almanac, an old coin and two […]

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Listing for all-black ‘goth home’ in Illinois goes viral

An unusual properly listing in Illinois is going viral after the pitch black house was dubbed the “goth home” online. The Zillow listing went viral after Twitter account Zillow Gone Wild, which curates unusual home listings, branded it the “goth home.” The listing for the home at 110 Edgar St. in Lincoln features photos of […]

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Firefighters rescue dog stranded on freeway overpass ledge

Firefighters in California used a ladder truck to come to the rescue of a dog spotted stranded on the ledge of a freeway overpass. The El Segundo Fire Department said in a Facebook post Monday that the Truck 32 crew responded to the 105 Freeway, east of the Pacific Coast Highway, when a dog was […]