Monday, December 31, 2012
Katie Broadus, 30, went into labor in Benton, Ar., several hours after the power went out in her home following a snowstorm. Ambulances took several hours to reach her home due to downed trees. By the time they got there, baby London had been born, following a delivery aided by flashlights, lanterns, and a pair of neighbors, one of whom had some experience birthing cows.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Susan Cotey, 52, and her husband Dennis Murawska, 59, survived an early morning fire at their Wisconsin home, despite the fact that their smoke alarms didn't go off, because their pet chicken, Cluck Cluck, woke Cotey with loud clucking from her cage in the basement two floors below where they slept.
Clay Logan, who has been handling the New Year's Eve possum drop in Brasstown, N.C., for years, said he will use a substitute this year after PETA sued to stop the event, adding that he's considering putting a stuffed animal or roadkill in the see-through box that is covered with tinsel and lowered to the ground at midnight.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Bob Clark and Norma Clark, who took their vows in August 1964, finally obtained a marriage license with their maid of honor and an usher as witnesses after they learned while getting their end-of-life documents in order that the Hall of Records in San Mateo County, Ca., had no record of their 48-year-old nuptials.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Sheena Monnin, a Pennsylvania beauty queen who contended that the five finalists of this year's Miss USA contest had been selected in advance of the pageant's live telecast, has been ordered in an arbitrator's decision to pay the pageant organization $5 million for defamation.