No foolin’ Actual news can be stranger than fiction

Written by Compiled by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 26 March 2015 19:56

The Secret Service wants millions of dollars to build another White House.

San Francisco uses medical marijuana proceeds for gun buybacks

Written by The AP Monday, 23 March 2015 08:29

San Francisco police say 91 weapons were taken off the street in a gun buyback event in which guns were bought with cash from medical marijuana dispensaries.

Police Officer Grace Gatpandan said the haul included three assault rifles, including an AR¡15 military style rifle worth thousands of dollars that was bought back for $200. 

Student scientists study living dead

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:27

In the event of a zombie outbreak, don’t muddle around watching Atlanta burn or New York City fall. Run for the Rockies.

Brand identity? Hall and Oates sue over Haulin' Oats granola

Written by The AP Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:53

Hall and Oates can't go for this: a New York company selling granola called Haulin' Oats.

The pop music duo has sued Brooklyn-based Early Bird Foods in federal court. They're accusing the company of violating trademark protections with its "phonetic play on Daryl Hall and John Oates' well-known brand name."

WiGWAG: News with a twist
March 26, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff, Louis Weisberg,
Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:46


A Pennsylvania man in Wilkes-Barre thought he could ward off an arrest for public drunkenness by making himself untouchable. As police approached the apparently intoxicated man, he dropped to the ground and rolled around in dog waste. He then told police they couldn’t arrest him covered in feces. But they did.

Meth lab discovered in Wal-mart bathroom

Written by The AP Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:15

A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

State police say a Wal-Mart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom late one night with a backpack and leave without it. The Star Press reports that members of a state police meth suppression team removed the dangerous chemicals.

WiGWAG: News with a twist, March 12, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff, Louis Weisberg,
Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 12 March 2015 19:03

Who would you expect to see at CannaCon? — PHOTO: Courtesy

Hollywood harvest

Duck Dynasty patriarch gives Roy Moore thumbs-up

Written by The AP Monday, 02 March 2015 07:58

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a famous ally in his fight against same-sex marriages becoming accepted law.

Phil Robertson, patriarch of cable television’s “Duck Dynasty” series, said the chief justice is “spot on” in his opposition to a federal court ruling striking down Alabama’s constitutional amendment that limits marriage to heterosexual couples.

Former Bob Jones president apologizes for 35-year-old anti-gay remark

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:07

The former president and current chancellor of fundamentalist Christian Bob Jones University apologized for saying in 1980 that gay people should be stoned, calling his comments reckless and inflammatory.

In a statement issued by the university earlier this week, Bob Jones III called his comments "reckless" and "inflammatory rhetoric" made during the heat of a political controversy. At the time, ministers were at the White House to oppose extending Civil Rights Act protections to gays.

Son of anti-gay Alabama judge arrested on drug charges

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 05:06

Caleb Moore's mugshot

The son of Alabama’s chief justice — who has made national headlines recently for his efforts to block same-sex marriage in the state — has been arrested on drug charges.

PHOTO: Dep't of Corrections

An appeals court says a man was properly convicted of video recording a sexual encounter with a naked prostitute.

Blue and black or gold and white? Debate goes viral over colors in dress

Written by The AP Saturday, 28 February 2015 22:46

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling the photo a one-in-a-million shot that perfectly captures how people's brains perceive color and process contrast in dramatically different ways.