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Apathy is a problem with many homeowners’ associations, but at the annual meeting of the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association of Annandale, Va., 50 people sleepily voted for Ms. Beatha Lee as president, thus electing (in a legitimate, by-the-book process) a Wheaten terrier belonging to former association officer Mark Crawford.
Crawford said that Beatha, as a manager, “delegates a lot.”
At least
he wasn’t
An unnamed man was taken to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., with a gash on his face and a bullet (later removed) in his sinus cavity.
Police think “he might have been chewing on a firecracker or a bullet” when it exploded.
those must be
fancy panties
A 50-year-old woman was arrested in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after managers at a Family Dollar store accused her of walking out without paying for packages of baking soda and dishwashing detergent and a pair of thong panties — total value, according to Family Dollar, $7.50.
No fair!
It was
fake money
Police in Princess Anne, Md., arrested George Ballard, 25, inside a PNC Bank at 11 p.m. after a motion detector sounded.
Officers said the “cash” Ballard was in the process of taking was in fact a stack of fake bills the bank uses for training.
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