FRI, SAT, SUN, September 23, 24, 25, 2011

Faced with ever-increasing fan violence during games, the NFL will soon enforce a rule requiring that everyone entering the stadium undergo a pat-down search.  They'll be looking for drugs, contraband, weapons -- and in the case of Tony Romo, broken bones.

Police in Berlin are investigating a man who emerged from the forest carrying a backpack and no identification.  He proceeded to give the authorities a fantastic story.  He says he was hiking with some other guys along the Iran-Iraq border, when suddenly, out of nowhere --

Oceanographers warn that they are finding dangerous levels of floating bacteria caused by rising ocean temperatures.   If that doesn't keep you out of the water, let's put it this way:  that's like Great Whites being replaced by schools of piranhas.  

Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a man accused of defrauding hundreds of unsuspecting members of the Amish community.  Seems he sold them overpriced buggies with, according to the police report "seats of genuine leather and isinglass windows you can roll right down in case there's a change in the weather."

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