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Dead Texas Liberal Wins State Senate Seat

HOUSTON, (UPI) — In one of the more unusual races, the late Texas Democrat Mario Gallegos beat his Republican challenger for a state Senate seat. Gallegos, who died last month, remained on Tuesday’s ballot because he passed less than 74 days before the election and the liberal Hispanic easily won re-election to his Fort Worth-area […]

Obama Victory Tweet Sets Record

CHICAGO, (UPI) — President Barack Obama’s victory message on Twitter has become the website’s most re-tweeted post of all time, with more than 500,000 shares. The microblogging site said Obama’s celebratory tweet of “Four more years” quickly rose to a record 500,000, USA Today reported Wednesday. By 11:20 a.m. EST, it had been re-tweeted 671,943 […]

Poll: Dogs Or Cats? Obama Or Romney?

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (UPI) — A Missouri based advertising agency’s online poll is taking the preferences of voters to predict how they will vote in the presidential election. Barkley, an agency based in Kansas City, said the choices users make on the “light hearted” http://decideyourside.dev.barkleylabs.com/ poll — which asks users to pick between options such […]

Police: Language Barrier Foiled Robbery

ORLANDO, Fla., (UPI) — Authorities in Florida credited a language barrier with foiling a trio of armed robbers who targeted a Chinese restaurant. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the three masked men entered the New China eatery in Orlando a little after 9 p.m. Monday and demanded three employees hand over the money from […]

Woman Sentenced For School Bus Passing

CLEVELAND, (UPI) — A Cleveland woman who admitted to driving recklessly around a school bus was sentenced to wear a sign on a street corner. Shena Hardin, 32, who pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from driving around a stopped school bus, had her license suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay […]

Online Voting Joke Results In Threats

PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C., (UPI) — A North Carolina man who joked on Facebook about voting four times for president will not face any charges, prosecutors say. Carteret County District Attorney Scott Thomas said his office will not seek charges against Jim Turner, 69, of Pine Knoll Shores, who posted Friday to President Barack Obama’s […]

Man Gets Prison For Lobster Thefts

ALLENTOWN, Pa., (UPI) — A Pennsylvania man who admitted to stealing lobsters to help fund his drug habit was sentenced to 7 1/2 to 25 years in prison. Charles Shumanis, 47, of Allentown, was sentenced Monday by Judge Douglas Reichley after he pleaded guilty in September to felony counts of robbery of a motor vehicle, […]

Cocaine, Heroin Found In USPS Package

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they arrested the intended recipient of a U.S. Postal Service package containing cocaine and heroin. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division said the package was intercepted as suspicious and investigators who contacted the intended recipient, Lisa Robinson, 50, of Panama City Beach. Robinson […]

Florida Mayor Irked By Poor Pronounciations

BOCA RATON, Fla., (UPI) — The mayor of Boca Raton, Fla., says her desire to hear people properly pronounce her city’s name may lead to slapping an “e” at the end. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel said she cringes when she hears someone pronounce “Raton” as if it rhymes with “baton” instead of “ra-tone,” the […]

Man Spots Bigfoot In Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY, (UPI) — A Utah man says he saw Bigfoot while camping in Provo Canyon. The man, whose real name has not been reported, posted a video to YouTube of what he says he believes may be Bigfoot, KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, reported Saturday. The man said he and a friend were hiking […]

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