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Three men in South Africa have been arrested for robbery thanks to a GoPro camera attached to the victim’s helmet.

The cyclist said he was almost done with his ride when an armed man and two others stopped him and took his cellphone, car keys, sunglasses and bike.

Fortunately the muggers didn’t have a clue what a GoPro camera was.

According to South Africa’s Citizen the three suspects have all been arrested. The cyclist’s cell phone was recovered but his bike is still missing.

 

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OPELIKA, Ala. – A youth ministry in Alabama said they had only the best of intention when renting out a billboard then putting a quote from Adolf Hitler on it.

The controversial billboard featured the quote:

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future – Adolf Hitler

The billboard also had a group of smiling children and a well-known Bible verse from Proverbs on it.  “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Officials with The Life Savers Ministries said they understand why some people found the billboard, which went up Friday, inappropriate.  They took it down Tuesday replacing the Hitler quote with one from former U.S. President Herbert Hoover.

“We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion. … Herbert Hoover would have been a far better one to quote when he said, ‘Children are our most valuable resource,'” founder James Anderegg told the Ledger-Enquirer. “We are a children’s organization and had honorable intentions and nothing less.”

 

JACKSON, Tenn. – A woman from Jackson, Tennessee is receiving a lot of unwanted attention after uploading photos from her wedding where she had tied her 1-month-old daughter to the train of her dress.

In Facebook photos, the child can be seen laying on her side on the train.

According to the bride, Shona Carter-Brooks, the baby was awake and safely secured to the dress and was never in any danger.

In response to negative reaction she has received Carter-Brooks said she doesn’t regret her decision.

“The answer is we do what we want when we want long as Jesus on our side everything worked out fine and gone continue to be fine. Our 1 month old was awake and well secured on my train. Most important while yall got ya feelings in us we had our hearts in Christ which covers all!! So keep ya mouths running for it was just that Exclusive and Epic enough we made top blog way from small town Ripley, TN and the social media doing what they do, TALK!!!!”

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WASATCH COUNTY, Utah  (KSTU) – Female students at a Utah high school want to know why their yearbook photos were altered to show less skin without them knowing about it.

The students who were surprised to find their photos altered attend Wasatch High School, and some of them said they also feel upset because it seems the decisions whether to alter the photos or not weren’t made consistently.

“I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who,” Sophomore Rachel Russel said. “There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn’t.”

And that’s what bothered the girls the most. It seemed like the school randomly picked which pictures to edit. In one case, two different girls were wearing nearly identical tops: one photo was altered to add sleeves and the other was not.

But educators said the students know the dress code and there was a sign warning them that their pictures may be edited. However, the Wasatch County Superintendent admits the school erred in not applying the same rules to each student.

“We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we`re trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things,” said Terry E. Shoemaker, who is the superintendent of schools for the Wasatch County School District.

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DARE COUNTY, N.C. — Road clean-up crews ditched the shovels and grabbed a machine to remove an 800-pound alligator found dead along a highway in North Carolina Sunday night.

According to a local TV station, WAVY, the alligator had been struck by a car and died just before midnight.

The alligator was over 12-feet long and weighed at least 800 pounds.

 

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Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!

It sounds like the next Disney movie, but a lion named Leio, a tiger named Shere Khan, and a black bear named Baloo have become best buds at the Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Georgia, according to ABC News.

In a small pen, Baloo, Leo and Shere Kahn cuddle, play ball, chase each other around, eat cookies daily and seem to have forged a friendship for life.

“It’s kind of unusual because black bears and tigers would be solitary as adults,” Rebecca Snyder, a curator of animals at Atlanta’s zoo told ABC.

The three predators were rescued as cubs 12 years ago from drug dealers who’d abused and neglected them.

“All of them had issues,” Allison Hedgecoth of Noah’s Ark said.

Trainers originally tried to separate the animals but they acted out.  Now for years, witnesses worried and waited for fights, which never came.  (Experts say if they did fight, the tiger would win)

“I think that the ordeal they went through as youngsters really bonded them together,” Hedgecoth told ABC News. “That’s all that they had. They only had each other for comfort.”

 

Pete the Gnome

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LYNNVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – When a Lynnville, Tennessee, woman dropped her garden gnome on the sidewalk she never expected to discovered an even more precious figure inside. It’s now front-page news and the talk of the town in Giles County.

Heather Andrews has a friend who always gives her garden gnomes. It’s a gag between them, but this time the gnome was carrying a gag of its own.

“My friend opened the door, and it dropped and fell. I went to pick up the pieces and noticed something inside it,” Andrews said.

There appears to be a statue inside the gnome that was formed at the time of the making of the gnome. It’s fused to the top and to the bottom.

“I think the face has really intricate detail and someone spent a lot of time on the face. The anatomy on the body looks feminine to me, but I don’t know. I am just biased to it, I guess,” Andrews said.

Some people say it appears to be the head of Jesus on a woman’s body, or maybe it’s an angel.

“I just want to know where it came from, why they put it there,” Andrews said. “I live in a small town, so a lot of my friends have seen it.”

Our investigation, which involved looking at the sticker on the gnome’s foot, reveals it came from Target. Andrews went a step further and broke open all of her garden gnomes. Unfortunately, there were no more surprises.

“A lot of people are scared of it – just creeped out by it. We’ve adopted him and named him Pete,” Andrews said.

Pete now has a Facebook fan page that is gaining in popularity for his little mystery. Who would go to the trouble of creating a statue that, barring catastrophe, no one would ever see?

“A lot of people have told me that gnomes represent guardians of treasure, and maybe that’s the treasure inside him,” Andrews said.

 

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A crowd gathered below a building in downtown Kalamazoo Tuesday afternoon to watch a raccoon, who was several stories high, be rescued.  But the rescue didn’t go quite as planned.

According to FOX 17, the animal had been stranded for about an hour along the side of a building at the corner of Eleanor and N. Rose Street.

An animal control crew initially attempted to rescue the coon, but quickly realized they needed the fire department’s ladder.

But even with the ladder an animal control officer needed to grab the raccoon in person.  As they got close to the critter, the crowd below erupted.  The little raccoon had gotten scared and jumped from the building, missing a net set up below.

The TV station says the raccoon survived the fall, but was bleeding.

The Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement said the raccoon was transported to a rehabilitation facility and will not be euthanized.

WATCH raw video of the rescue and fall below.  The raccoon falls from the building about 39 seconds in.

Multiple fires across San Diego County have destroyed at least 20 buildings and burned more than 9,000 acres of land.

The above video, originally aired on KSWB on May 15, 2014, shows the magnitude of the fire near San Marcos.

Thousands of homes have been evacuated as multiple wildfires burn in San Diego County.

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