Wednesday, December 31, 2008

12/31 - Moonpie Madness

Family expecting quints reaches milestone

Casey and Ethan Jones have spent the last 28 weeks of 2008 preparing for a very big delivery In August the couple learned they were pregnant -- with quintuplets KVUE s Mari Alvarez reports

Louisville woman does her part to help with city's shortfall

When financial times get tough one Louisville woman says you should chip in That s why she sent the city of Louisville a check for 500 to help with their 20 million budget shortfall

teen drunk on pool table

Residents come home to find teen unconscious on the floor of their garage

Leap Second

2008 gets an extra second

Lottery announces $1 million raffle winner

Jonelle Merrill reports

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Once-homeless man now Kirkland's 'guitar hero'

Tommy T Payne who was once homeless is now a fixture and local celebrity at the Kirkland PCC by singing a happy tune NWCN s Cam Johnson reports

Options For Hiring A Designated Driver

Options for hiring a designated driver

The year in wacky video

Painting elephants Hanging beds Belly-flopping high divers 2008 was a great year for the wacky the weird and the wild

YMCA Worker Retires

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Raw Car Wash Robber Makes 'clean' Getaway

Crime is no laughing matter but Portland police say surveillance video from this attempted robbery gave them a good chuckle A masked man who tried to hold up a car wash gets soaked by a power wand Dec 30

Raw Zoo Presents Lucky Charm Piglets

Berlin s zoo introduced its litter of lucky charm piglets on Monday ahead of the approaching Chinese Year of the Pig Dec 30

Monday, December 29, 2008

Calif. man lives with garbage

A California man has decided to live an entire year collecting his garbage just to see how much trash a single person can generate - and avoid throwing away

Miracle Man

Cult leader calls verdict crucifixion

The self-proclaimed messiah scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for molesting an underage follower says in an online posting that the courts have again crucified the son of God

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bracelet 'Lifesaver' For Indianapolis Teen

A bracelet that houses a tracking device helps authorities find a missing teen

2008 Will Be an Extra-long Year

2008 will be the longest year in some time An extra second will be added to the final minute of the year to account for the slowing of the Earth s rotation Dec 29

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sausage Strives to Be Record-breaker

A smoked sausage in Romania gets put to the measuring tape striving to be the world s longest wurst Dec 27

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Doggy thief steals bone

Doggy thief steals bone

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Raw Santa Soars Over Canada

NORAD s Santa Tracker reports the jolly old elf is some taking extra time to fly over Reindeer Lake Manitoba where some of his herd still have relatives Dec 25

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Raw Nativity Scene Made Out of Cheese

A famous Italian cheese maker has found a new way of using cheese as material for uniting art food and spirituality He has opened an exhibition of nativity scenes made from various materials including cheese Dec 24

Apartment building fire blamed on blow torch

New Bedford firefighters say a man melting ice with a blow torch accidentally set his apartment building on fire

Viewer video: Icy pool plunge

Viewer video Icy pool plunge
Billy Poeschl jumps through followed by Beau Hibdon trying to dive through the ice layer and swim across the frozen pool By Tom Poeschl in West Linn OR

RAW: Santa waterskis on Lake Washington

Roger Meyers hit Lake Washington Tuesday decked out in his red and white suit and trailing beard He says he does it to make the holidays a bit brighter for I-90 and SR 520 bridge commuters Click here for the latest weather forecast

Thrill-seekers Get Wet With Crocodiles

A wildlife park in South Africa is offering tourists the opportunity to get up close and personal with crocodiles underwater Dec 20

Samsung Mobile Takes to the Skies to Attempt Guinness World Record for Fastest Text Messaging While Skydiving - VIDEO

Team of Pro Skydivers Text Message During Freefall outside Los Angeles to Give New Meaning to XTREME TEXTING

Thai woman savours scorpion challenge

A Thai woman is gets up close and personal with 5 000 stinging scorpions in an attempt to beat the world record of 33 days spent in small enclosure with the eight-legged creatures But first she s going to attempt another record -- by popping one in her mouth

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tree Made of Designer Handbags, Shoes

Even in slim economic times one luxury hotel isn t afraid to be decadent Guests at the Beverly Wilshire can feast their eyes on a tree made out of designer handbags and shoes The AP s John Mone reports Dec 22

Junior Seau tackled by fan

A man is facing assault charges after officials say he tackled Patriots player Junior Seau following the team s win against the Arizona Cardinals

Save sewers from festive fat

Thames Water ask the people of Britain not to pour their turkey fat down the drain this Christmas

Mom Says Crucifix Saved Daughter From Electric Shock

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Could Bucharest Break a World Santa Record?

Some 3 939 people broke the world record for the most Santas handing out presents in Romania on Sunday Dec 21

Friday, December 19, 2008

Meet Twiggy, the Water Skiing Squirrel

The world s only the water skiing squirrel Twiggy is in New York to perform at the Boat Show The famous rodent is the sixth squirrel that handler Lou Ann Best has trained to take on the role since 1979 Dec 19

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Escaped Dogs kill Neighbor's Chickens

This story aired during the 5 PM news on December 18 2008

Prepping for Panda Couple

Taiwan gets ready for a pair of pandas getting sent from China meant to symbolize improving relations between the once-bitter rivals Dec 18

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tree house

A father in Bournemouth has gone the extra mile to make his son s Christmas very special

Raw Tot Breaks Into a Family Dollar

Texas police responding to a store s burglar alarm found a less-than-hardened criminal inside He was 4 and playing with the toys Video shows he opened an unlocked door at 3 a m Monday Dec 16

Monday, December 15, 2008

Arm-wrestling champ takes on Mikes

Mike Powers and Mike Hernandez take on champion arm wrestler Joseph Cordova

Raw Barney's Final Christmas Video

The White House has released the 2008 Christmas video from Scottish Terrier Barney This year s video is titled Barney Cam VII A Red White and Blue Christmas Dec 15th

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pet funeral home

Fort Wayne has the first full service pet funeral home in Indiana

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Video Essay: Seeing Santa Clause

Children in Chagrin Falls Ohio tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year AP video by Amy Sancetta Dec 12

Stupid Robber

This story aired during the 5 PM news on December 11 2008

ZZ Top serial bank robber

ZZ Top serial bank robber

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unusual shooting investigation

Wacky stories of 2008

A tour around the world looking back at the wild and wacky stories AFPTV covered during 2008

Raw Rap Tribute to Obama

A group of Atlanta students are back with an original song and tribute to President-elect Obama During the campaign the students made another video that became an Internet sensation Dec 10

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Boston Vets Reattach Cat's Face

Veterinarians on Tuesday performed an unusual surgery to reattach the face of a cat they believe was injured by a car s fan belt probably because she tried to stay warm under the hood Dec 9

Little Hope for Chile's Highway Hero Dog

The search for Chile s hero dog is apparently coming to an end Officials say there s little chance of finding the valiant canine The dog was captured on a surveillance video pulling an injured dog through traffic to safety back on March 23 Dec 9

French giant truffle sells for 400 euro

A giant black truffle from Jarnac France has been found weighing more than one and a half kilograms The mushroom delicacy sold at auction for 400 euros

Jealous Rhino Goes on Romantic Rampage

Officials at Australia s Monarto Zoo say that a male white rhino escaped its enclosure in search of its mate who was preparing to mate with another male Dec 9

Raw World's Largest Potato?

A Lebanese farmer dug up a potato that weighs over 22 pounds Khalil Semhat hopes it will be recognized as the heaviest in the world Dec 9

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bush boogies as presidency wanes

Jeanne Moos will apparently miss President Bush s dancing - if you can call it that

Raw Rare Baby Hippo

A British zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus on Monday by inviting visitors to vote on its name The zoo has selected four names to vote for Loko Kadina Zimmi and Lola Dec 8

Hospital Rolls Out 'Robo' Doctor

name a bat 2008128

The naming rights for a new species of bat is for sale through Purdue

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lawyers in the case of the 8-year-old accused killer to be in court

A status conference is scheduled Monday morning in the case of an 8-year-old boy accused in the deaths of his father and another man

Devil helps sell religious TV network

A religious TV network that s relaunching has turned to an actor playing the Devil to help promote itself

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Teams Compete in Holiday Pudding Pandemonium

People dressed as reindeer pigs and penguins were among 18 teams who navigated their way around an obstacle course in London s Covent Garden for the 28th annual Great Christmas Pudding Race to raise money for Cancer Research UK Dec 7

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stinky farm ordered to clean up

A local farm known for its rancid eye-watering smell has been fined for noxious odors Now in a NewsChannel 36 exclusive the state is saying pay up not just clean up

Pup rescued from drainage pipe

An Ohio hound dog found his way stuck in a drainage pipe while raccoon hunting with his owner

Travel Channel searches for ghosts at Old Idaho Penitentiary

Kaycee Murray reports

Circus skills on the up in France

In these times of economic turmoil aspiring artists hope the circus ring will give them both a profession and a sense of fulfilment AFP goes behind the scenes with acrobats at the national centre of circus skills in France s Champagne region

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Animal Sex Charges

The Flagler County Sheriff s Office says they have pictures of Carla Maldonado engaged in sexual acts with dogs

D.C. tourists stink, senator says

Sen Harry Reid who said Washington s high humidity and heat during summer months caused tourists to reek has been taking flak since then Jeanne Moos does her thing with the story

Girl with no arms gets her wings

An Arizona woman born without arms now has her wings Jessica Cox was born without arms so she uses her feet to do almost everything including fly a plane Lorraine Rivera reports

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Debaters enter liquid warfare

A debate in Romania was much less civil than many American debates as a candidate knocked a glass of water into her opponent s lap Jeanne Moos takes a look at other drinks-turned-weapons

Aishah Bump

This clip aired on Deceber 2nd at 5 p m

Competing to Be Top Claus

The eighth Santa Claus world championships took place in the Swiss mountain village of Samnaun on Saturday to get the 2008-2009 wintersports season off to a colorful start Dec 2

Video Essay: a Zoo in Winter

When the weather turns cold the crowds thin out at the Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago But life goes on for the animals as the AP s Martha Irvine found Dec 2

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sculptor dabbles in crayons

Herb Williams still plays with crayons building sculptures and other works of art with the childhood favorite

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

'Luxury' Italian White Truffle Ready for Auction

The biggest Italian white truffle of 2008 is on display ahead of an international auction of the aromatic culinary ingredient The truffle weighs 2 38 pounds Last year a truffle weighing 3 3 pounds auctioned for 330 000 US dollars Nov 26

Dog Survives Owl Attack

Daredevil Flies Across Royal Gorge With Jet Pack

Eric Scott Makes Trip In 21 Seconds

Video Essay: Turning Toilet Seats Into Art

A Texas artist shows off his collection of toilet seats that he has turned into works of art Produced by Eric Gay Nov 25

Monday, November 24, 2008

Japanese restaurant brings in monkeys

At a restaurant in Tokyo the waiters are real monkeys Literally

Daredevil flies across canyon

A daredevil stuntman has flown across a 457 metre canyon wearing nothing but a jet pack

Raw NYC Rolls Out Plush Public Toilets

The free public restrooms operated by the Charmin toilet paper company in Times Square have been rolled out for another holiday season The 20 deluxe stalls were inaugurated with a ceremonial first flush by Broadway star Joey Fatone Nov 24

Sunday, November 23, 2008

L.A. shop starts bacon donut craze

People in Los Angeles are going crazy over one shop s bacon donut

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Japanese Man Makes Mexico Airport Home

A Japanese man is on a layover at Mexico City s airport that has lasted almost three months and he has no plans to leave Nov 22

Friday, November 21, 2008

Car hits wandering buffalo

A wandering buffalo was struck by a car early Friday morning in Albuquerque s South Valley

Esquer sentenced to ten years

Esquer sentenced to ten years in jail

Tough Jobs: Cow Manicurist

UTICA N Y WKTV Don and Megan tackle the Tough Job of being a Livestock Manicurist

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Celebrations seen from space

Hotel is launched with firework display to be seen from space

Video of apparent snub goes viral

Video of world leaders seeming to refuse to shake President Bush s hand has gone viral on the Internet and even made The Daily Show s Moment of Zen Jeanne Moos takes a look

Web Connects "Sugar Daddies" and "Sugar Babies"

A former Microsoft employee has created a dating website that helps customers find mutually beneficial relationships Sex and money often play a role but not everyone thinks it s a good idea Nov 20

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Meet Carter Barack Obama Sealy

A Denver father has taken middle names farther than most people would dare giving his daughter Brooke the middle name Trout his son Cooper the middle name John Elway and the family s newest edition Carter was named after the next president

UFOs Frequent North Austin Sky

Doctors Find Worm in Woman's Brain

They ate all the pies

Wookie Hole hosts its annual mince pie-eating competition

Green Gadgets at Environmental Expo

Environmentally conscience business leaders filled the World s Largest Environmental Expo in San Francisco with a variety of green gift ideas just in time for the holiday season Nov 18

Monday, November 17, 2008

White Deer Spotted in Horseheads

Cat stuck on top of utility pole

A Seattle teenager who has raised money for numerous causes can t seem to get help when he needs it most KING 5 s Jim Forman reports

Break dancing 7-year-old shines on Oprah

He may be small but his moves are anything but KING 5 s Lori Matsukawa introduces us to a pint-sized break dancer who got a chance to shine on Oprah

St. George tragedy shows dangers of blank-gun use

A firearms dealer said a teen s death in St George could easily have been avoided

Taos Hit Run

Taos Hit Run

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Group sets new domino record

A group in the Netherlands broke the world record for the number of dominoes tipped over in one go

Friday, November 14, 2008

Submerged Car

Two people saved from submerged car

Raw Dutch Set Domino Record

A new world record for the number of dominoes toppled in one go was set in the Netherlands on Friday night when according to event organisers 4 345 027 dominoes fell during a two-hour TV show Nov 15

Guiness world records smashed

Guiness world records were broken around the world as part of Guiness World Record Day

Pet Psychiatrist

Woman Attempting to Swim Across Atlantic Ocean

Jennifer Figge has conquered more than 3 000 miles running and crossed almost 25 channels swimming But nothing compares to her latest endeavor become the first woman on record to swim the Atlantic Ocean Nov 14

Domenici offices close

Domenici offices close

Astronaut talks to News 4

Astronaut talks to News 4

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Tree Breaks During Move

Crews in Milwaukee Wisc Had to do some repairs to the city s Christmas tree on Thursday The tree was too big for the flatbed it was being moved on and the top broke off Nov 14

Posing child almost talls off cliff

Posing child almost talls off cliff

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What to do when stuck in an elevator

What to do when stuck in an elevator

Corpse uncollected in college classroom

A college student who died during one of his classes remained in his classroom longer than planned when investigators refused to release the body to a contractor hired by the Office of the Medical Investigator

No Monkeying Around: Chimp Mothers Tigers

A South Florida chimpanzee has new friends--two tiger cubs The chimp helps give the cubs a bottle and regularly sleeps and plays with them Nov 12

Raw Spiderman Climbs Indonesia Skyscraper

French skyscraper climber Alain Robert scaled a 33-story building in Jakarta Indonesia above the watchful eyes of hundreds of spectators Nov 12

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chef will feed Obamas

President-elect Barack Obama isn t just choosing a cabinet he ll also have a chef he ll need to choose for everything ranging from state dinners to his daughters after-school snacks

Fashionistas take on Mrs. Obama

Jeanne Moos reports on how fashion critics are reacting to the fashion of the country s next first lady

Musical road

Musical road

With 50-inch Legs, She Takes Record in Stride

Russian-born Svetlana Pankratova shows off her 52-inch-long legs at a ceremony in New York ahead of Guinness World Records week Nov 11

Monday, November 10, 2008


this is just a test

Russian Woman Holds Guinness Record for Longest Legs

The Naked Cowboy vs. Mars

Naked Cowboy Drops Suit Against Mars After Character in M M Commercial Depicts Cowboy Schtick

Man attempts 50 jobs in 50 states

Kaycee Murray reports

Worm Power Farm

Raw Obama Pet Fashions a Hit in Paris

A Parisian pet shop has been buying into so-called Obamania by selling dog coats collars and leashes bearing the name and image of United States President-Elect Barack Obama Nov 10

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Van drives into house

A Grand Rapids home is damaged after a van rammed into it

Vandals slash tires

Vandals slash tires