Moberly Police Department in Missouri had an unexpected visitor on Valentine’s Day, as CCTV footage shared to their Facebook page on February 14 shows. The clip features somebody dressed up as a T-Rex entering the police station, carrying what appears to be a box of cookies. He walks up and down the hall, before going to the front desk and delivering the cookies. “Today the Moberly Police Department turned into Jurassic Park when we were met by a T-Rex delivering cookies. Whoever you are, thank you for the cookies and the laughs,” the department captioned the video.
Ben Bennight of D’Iberville contacted the FBI about a comment on one of his YouTube videos in September. That comment was made by someone with the same name as the man accused in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida. Bennight, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, said “evil people will do evil things,” and guns are not to blame.
During a basketball tournament in Tina, Mo., Tori Adams of Northwestern High School was left to cheer all alone after her other teammates were out sick. Hardin-Central High School's cheer squad then invited her to join with them instead.
A giant wild boar has been caught on camera raiding a dumpster for food in Hong Kong. The huge pig, which has been nicknamed "Pigzilla" and "Hogzilla" on social media, was significantly taller than the refuse collector when standing on its hind legs. The whopping porker, which was filmed on February 6 near a primary school, was surrounded by several piglets. Seeing wild boar in the city is not uncommon in Hong Kong but this specimen is exceptionally large.
A pit bull puppy rescued by animal control officers from under a bridge in Daytona Beach, Florida, amid freezing temperatures was warmed using a car's dashboard heat vent and eventually adopted by Daytona Beach police officer Kera Cantrell.
A principal in Florence, Kentucky, whose musical snow day announcements have gone viral, was back at it on February 7, 2018, announcing Union Pointe Academy was closed. In a video posted to the school’s Facebook page, Chad Chaddell appeared in a brown wig and gold chain announcing the school’s closure to the tune of 'You Should Be Dancing' by the Bee Gees. Chaddell sang in a falsetto voice talking about snowball fights, hot cocoa and a warning not to lick a frozen flagpole.
The nephew of a fallen officer of the Kissimmee, Florida, Police Department was “sworn in” on Feb. 7. In a Facebook video, Enzo Russell can be seen taking the oath and being sworn in by the department chief. Russell is the nephew of Sergeant Sam Howard, who was killed in the line of duty in August of 2017. Enzo took the oath on his birthday and in front of a photo of his uncle.
A Boca Raton, Florida, family woke up to find an unwanted swimmer in their backyard pool – an eight-foot-long alligator. Homeowner Matt Fino had let his dog into the backyard when he was startled to find the gator swimming in his pool, according to WSVN. Not believing what he was seeing, Fino woke his wife to take a look. The Boca Raton Police Department and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were called to safely remove the alligator.
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, February 6, becoming the most powerful rocket to be used. After the rocket launched, its two side cores successfully landed at the company’s landing zone.
The Southwick Fire Department in Massachusetts shared a homeowner's security camera footage of a pancake-loving dog igniting a house fire while its owners were away. The video shows one of the family's dogs jumping up to reach a plate of leftover pancakes and hitting the ignition button on the gas stove. The fire department rescued the family's dogs and the home was spared serious damage thanks to a monitored alarm system that brought emergency responders to the house.
On Jan. 31, 1958, at 10:48 p.m. EST, NASA's Explorer 1 launched into space, hurtling into Earth's orbit in seven and a half minutes. The next day's front-page news declared that the United States was now officially in the Space Age.
Handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announced on Friday that he saw his shadow. Legend has it that if the furry rodent casts a shadow on February 2, Groundhog Day, expect six more weeks of winter-like weather.