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Video: School bus shoots flames, reaches 367 mph

Video: School bus shoots flames, reaches 367 mph - UPI.com: An Indiana man used a jet engine to transform a school bus into a fire-spitting vehicle that reaches speeds of 367 mph.

The "School Time" bus, created by Paul Stender and his Indy Boys build team, was created from parts of a school bus and and a GE J-79 jet engine that shoots 80 feet of flames behind the vehicle when it rockets forward.

"The entire vehicle was custom-built by myself because there's no way the original bus could have withstood the speeds I take it to," Stender said. "A lot of it is hand-crafted and the types of metals used would be more at home on an aircraft."

Stender said the bus is designed in part to help him bring an anti-drug message to kids.

"It's important for them to have active hobbies and creative interests to keep busy and keep away from bad influences," he said. "That's why we wrote our motto on the side of the bus: Jets are hot -- drugs are not."

Tortoise swallows toy turtle

Tortoise swallows toy turtle | Orange UK: An X-ray on a poorly tortoise showed up something rather unusual in its belly - a tiny metallic turtle.

Lola the tortoise was examined by Dr. Don Harris in Miami, Florida, because he'd had stomach problems for a month and wasn't eating.

"When I saw the X-ray, I thought the staff were playing a joke on me," Harris told NBC 6 South Florida.

"What I saw in the tortoise's intestines was a little metallic sea turtle. I thought they had slipped a pendant under the tortoise. But somewhere along the way, this guy ate a little metallic sea turtle."

Lola is now in good health and Dr. Harris said the small turtle pendant should be digested soon.

Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13

My Way News - Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13: A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.

Jay and Kateri Schwandt's baby is due May 9, The Grand Rapids Press reported. Even though they expect it will be another boy, the couple said they would welcome either into the family.

"If we were to have a girl, I think we would go into shock," Kateri Schwandt said. "It would probably be disbelief."

Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested

My Way News - Policeman who asked to smell woman's feet arrested: Houston-area authorities say they believe a school district police officer who pulled over a motorist and then asked to smell her feet may have made similar demands of others.

Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Quinn is charged with two counts of "official oppression." He's free on $2,000 bond.

The Harris County district attorney's office says Quinn stopped the woman in August and said he found marijuana paraphernalia. Authorities say Quinn told her he has a foot fetish and would release her if she let him smell her feet.

He later said he wouldn't need to smell them if she gave him her underwear. Investigators say he then changed his mind and let her go.

Quinn has been suspended by the Cypress-Fairbanks school district.

Police: Man in zebra print dress robbed bank

My Way News - Police: Man in zebra print dress robbed bank, held: A man accused of wearing a zebra print dress while robbing a New Hampshire bank has been arrested.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports Bart Augustus was charged Tuesday with a felony count of robbery. He already was being held in jail on a probation violation charge.

Police say Augustus robbed the Bank of New Hampshire's Rochester branch last Thursday. They say he didn't display a weapon as he handed the teller a note demanding money. They say nobody was injured and he walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Besides the dress, the robber was wearing a black-and-white checkered bandanna on his head, black-rimmed glasses, a white shirt and a black overcoat. He also was wearing tan nylons over his head.

Driver runs over himself after cigarette gaffe

Driver runs over himself after cigarette gaffe | Orange UK: A US man is in hospital after an accident with a cigarette caused him to run over his own head with his van.

The man was reversing the vehicle out of his driveway in Aurora, Colorado, when the accident happened.

Police told KUSA News that he was lighting a cigarette while performing the manoeuvre but dropped it down the front of his jacket.

Fearing he would be burnt, the driver opened the door and jumped out. The vehicle continued to move backwards, knocking him over, and the front tire rolled over his head.

The man was rushed to a local hospital in Aurora, where police said he was in a critical condition but likely to survive.

Florida man shoots 500-pound bear in his house

Florida man shoots 500-pound bear in his house - UPI.com: A Florida man shot and killed a black bear Wednesday night after the animal broke into his home for a second time to eat from a bag of dog food.

Victor Peters, 64, at first thought that his house had been burglarized after dicovering a large hole in his windows and wall Wednesday morning. Half of a 35-pound bag of dog food was the only thing missing.

By 8:30 p.m. the culprit returned; Peters looked outside a window and saw a black bear approaching the hole, which he had not patched.

"I've seen a lot of black bear. I hunt," Peters told the Orlando Sentinel. "I've never seen one this big."

He estimated the bear's size at 400 or 500 pounds.

After failing to scare the bear away, Peters shot the animal in the head with a hunting rifle when it came back inside his house and bore its teeth.

Black bears are known to be opportunistic eaters, scavenging food food in the fall months in preparation for winter hybernation.

Earlier this month, a California man who died of a heart attack was partially eaten by a black bear that happened upon his corpse.

Walmart pulls “Fat Girl Costumes” section off website

Walmart pulls “Fat Girl Costumes” section off website - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com: Retail giant Walmart removed a section of its website marketing “Fat Girl Costumes” after getting complaints.

The popular online blog Jezebel first reported the story. A reader said she was searching for something to wear for Halloween and was shocked by where she ended up.

The story went viral Monday morning and shortly afterward all items in the “Fat Girl Costumes” section were removed.

Just before noon the link began redirecting customers to a section labeled “Women's Plus Size Halloween Costumes.”

Walmart has not yet responded requests for comments so it's unclear if it was an unfortunate mistake, a cruel joke or just a really bad marketing attempt.

Man wakes up to find stranger in bed with him

My Way News - Man wakes up to find stranger in bed with him: A Connecticut man was arrested after police say he wandered into the wrong home drunk and got in bed with a stranger, who woke up startled and called 911.

Police say the incident happened early Saturday morning at an apartment complex in Clinton. Officers say 26-year-old Tyler Sullivan of Haddam told officers he thought he was at his mother's apartment, which is in the same complex.

A man in the home said he told Sullivan to leave, but Sullivan refused. Police say Sullivan was still there when officers arrived.

Sullivan was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. He was released on $1,000 bail and ordered to appear in Middletown Superior Court on Nov. 4.

Man stabbed by uncle in argument over pork chops

Man stabbed by uncle in argument over pork chops - UPI.com: Authorities say a man was arrested after he stabbed his nephew in a fight over pork chops.

When police arrived at a home in Fellsmere, Fla., Wednesday, they discovered Charles Williams bleeding profusely from abdominal wounds. Billy Wall, 61, told officers that he was forced to stab Williams, his nephew, after the two began arguing over the number of pork chops each was allowed to eat for dinner.