By Amber Bass
STATEN ISLAND, NY – A flock of feral turkeys are causing a flap in a city that defines urbanity. A population of roving turkeys has become a mess-making, traffic-stopping scourge to some residents. Since dozens of the turkeys were rounded up and killed this summer, the birds’ future has become a heated topic. Officials envision the slaughtered, now-frozen birds becoming a turkey dinner for food pantries, but they’re awaiting test results for pesticides and other chemicals the birds might have gobbled up. The results aren’t expected before Thanksgiving.
KENNETT SQUARE, PA. – A town near Philadelphia that’s famous for fungus will ring in 2014 with a giant mushroom. The 700-pound, stainless steel toadstool will be lowered from a crane Dec. 31 as residents of Kennett Square count down to the New Year. It is reported that the sculpture will be more than 7 feet wide and 8 feet tall.
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA. – A Georgia man was arrested for indecent exposure after he was caught running around in nothing but a turban and high heels. Jermaine Lloyd was hiding behind a tree. At the time, he was trying to put on a pair of pink women’s panties. During his failed flee attempt, Lloyd dropped a purple Crown Royal bag that contained cocaine and marijuana. Though he was only wearing the aforementioned high heels and turban, he was also carrying a pair of sweatpants.
STOCKTON, CA. – Prosecutors say they will not file charges against a father and son arrested on suspicion of kidnapping the father’s ex-wife in Northern California to perform an exorcism. The father and son were accused of kidnapping 41-year-old Blanca Farias from Stockton on Saturday and were arrested, but have since been released. Blanca Farias was told she had devils inside her and took her to a church, where they bathed her in oil and made her drink it.