Entries by Wes Yahola

Iowa waitress stiffed on tip for not being ‘normal looking’

By Ben Hooper DES MOINES, Iowa, March 17 (UPI) — A server at an Iowa restaurant felt like she was “back in middle school” when a stingy customer left a note reading, “Tips are only for normal looking people.” Taelor Beeck, a popular waitress at Zombie Burger in Des Moines, said she collected the completed […]

Man Accused Of Egging Former Neighbor’s House More Than 100 Times

by    Steven Hoffer An Ohio man is accused of egging an elderly neighbor’s house more than 100 times — a series of actions that didn’t go over so easy with the police. Authorities in Euclid, Ohio, arrested Jason Kozan, 30, on Tuesday after an extensive investigation that included undercover stakeouts and analysis of eggshells […]

Woman pinned under Corvette after automatic starter misfires

By Michael Gartland, Georgett Roberts and Daniel Prendergast A woman was struck by a Corvette when the car’s automatic starter malfunctioned and shot out the front of a parking garage not far from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route, officials and witnesses said. “It happened in the blink of an eye, it happened so fast,” […]

Felon sings Adele-inspired apology to Michigan courtroom

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A felon offered a musical apology, apparently inspired by singer Adele’s “Hello,” before being sentenced to up to 17 years in prison in Michigan for unlawful imprisonment and carrying a concealed weapon. The Ann Arbor News reports 21-year-old Brian Earl Taylor on March 10 sang the refrain to Washtenaw County […]

Woman arrested after flushing vehicle keys down the toilet

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. —An Iowa woman has been arrested on drug charges in South Dakota after she contacted authorities because she had accidentally flushed down the toilet the keys to her rental vehicle. KCCR-AM reports 57-year-old Anna Reed, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, is facing various charges, including possession of marijuana. Reed called 911 Tuesday after flushing […]

Ailing dog found with stuffed polar bear in stomach

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A veterinarian helped save the life of an ailing New Mexico dog after discovering the source of the pup’s pain – a 6-inch long, 2-inch wide stuffed polar bear. Santa Fe Animal Humane officials told KRQE-TV in Albuquerque  that the bear was discovered in the dog’s stomach during surgery. A […]