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DETROIT - Law enforcement knew they had to act quickly. A man, struggling with the decision to take his own life, was on the verge of jumping off a Detroit freeway overpass, a move that would likely end his life. Then, state troopers and local law enforcement decided to make an out-of-the-ordinary call for backup: 13 (heroic) truckers. One by one, the truckers, with the help of police, pulled up next to each other, side-by-side, forming a wall underneath the overpass in an effort to prevent the man from jumping off the overpass.
BLISSFIELD, Mich. - In Florida, they have alligators. In Arizona, they have rattlesnakes. In Michigan? Here's a tip: stay as far away from the geese as you possibly can. A southeastern Michigan high school golfer learned his lesson the hard way Sunday, April 22, after a Canada goose randomly attacked him as he was walking down the fairway of a golf course. According to a tweet from the Blissfield Athletics account, the group of golfers had just finished teeing off and were walking down the fairway and there was a goose nest to their left.
FARGO - A Facebook post by the Fargo Police Department is grabbing lots of attention online today, April 20 -- an unofficial holiday among pot smokers. The post reads: "Since today is 4/20, we are giving away prizes to the person that has the most marijuana. If you think you have more marijuana than anyone else, and you want to enter this contest, come by and show us 222 4 St.
PHILADELPHIA - While the rest of the NFL is forced to wait until Thursday evening, April 19 to figure out their 2018 regular-season schedule, it appears Philadelphia Eagles fans already know who their week one opponent will be -- and it's not the Minnesota Vikings. According to a tweet from Jeff McLane, Eagles beat reporter for Philly.com, the defending-champion Eagles will be kicking off the 2018 NFL regular season against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:20 p.m. CST.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 36-year-old Nashville, Tenn. man, who was known to dress up as Spiderman and wash the windows at a local children's hospital, has been sentenced to 105 years in prison for various child pornography crimes. Jarratt A. Turner was sentenced Monday, April 16 in U.S. District Court on multiple instances of production of child pornography and transportaion of child pornography. According to court records:
Two statewide tornado drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 12 as a part of Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week 2018. Outdoor warnings sirens will sound at approximately 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Weather radios will also be activated and many television and cable stations will also be participating.
MINNEAPOLIS - Here’s a mystery you likely thought you’d never hear: how did a mummified monkey end up in the ceiling of a 116-year-old downtown Minneapolis department store? That is the question that everyone was wondering when the monkey was discovered by a group of construction workers doing restoration to the historic building on Nicollet Mall.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Dog owners in this northeastern New Jersey town are desperately seeking answers after a local PetSmart store here has turned into a pet cemetery.
OWASSO, Okla.—The family of a 7-year-old Oklahoma boy who was born with two rare genetic conditions are now the proud new owners of a cat that shares the exact same characteristics. Madden Humphreys, of Owasso, Okla., was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He also has a rare condition known as heterochromia iridum, which means his eyes are two different colors. For Madden, looking different than his peers, unfortunately, has resulted in several bullying-related incidents at school.
FARGO—Actor and comedian Nick Swardson announced he'll be taking his stand-up routine on the road this summer, which includes a stop in Fargo. Swardson, a Minneapolis native, said on his official Twitter account Friday, March 23, that his "Many Smells Tour" will come to Fargo June 3. A native of the Twin Cities, Swardson found fame working with Adam Sandler on movies like "Grandma's Boy," "Benchwarmers," and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry". He also had his own Comedy Central TV program, "Pretend Time with Nick Swardson".