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worldpicXela, January 1, 2010: A Birmingham, Alabama woman who changed her name to Jesus Christ didn’t live up to it when she reported for jury duty this week…

United States

A bank near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania received a surprise package last month – one containing money stolen from by a thief weeks earlier. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says that around 80% of the cash, separated into stacks of $5s, $10s, $20s and $100s, was returned, likely by the repentant robber or an acquaintance. The FBI noted that returning the money doesn’t cancel out the crime that was committed and that the returned package may contain clues to catching the law breaker.

United States

A Birmingham, Alabama woman who changed her name to Jesus Christ didn’t live up to it when she reported for jury duty this week, said local court officials. The woman, whose previous name was Dorothy Lola Killingworth, was sent to be a jury member in a criminal case.  The officials further reported that Christ was excused because she was disruptive and kept asking questions instead of answering them. Efforts to reach Jesus Christ for comment were unsuccessful.

Germany

Police in Darmstadt got an emergency call from four late-night hikers who jumped into a garbage dumpster to escape a herd of wild boars. The police rescued the near-frozen hikers, who said they didn’t dare emerge from the garbage can for fear of being attacked.  By the time the police arrived, the animals had fled and the callers were rescued without incident.

United States

The insurance policy on a Tennessee man’s home apparently doesn’t cover “acts of cow.” Jerry Lynn Davis called the Hawkins County Sheriff’s office, complaining that a neighbor’s cows had been licking his house. In the process, the bovines did about $100 in damage by ripping off a screen window, cracking the glass and pulling down a gutter. Davis’ home is close to fence enclosing the cows’ pasture, which allowed them to poke their heads through to lick the house. It is not apparent what made the house so delicious. The cow’s owner is reported to have said he’d take care of the problem.

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