Police won’t charge woman found trapped under Essendon house

She was heard scratching and murmuring through the floorboards. Neighbours had seen the blonde woman earlier removing fence palings from a rear boundary of the derelict house in Essendon’s Miller Street. The ramshackle residence in Essendon where a woman was trapped for days under the floor. Photo: Chris Hopkins On Sunday, firefighters pulled her “extremely dehydrated and incoherent” from a small space under the kitchen. “It was weird, very weird,” one neighbour said on Monday. Some children already called the property the Halloween house. Now, it has its own unsolved mystery. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to your
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Inside the European Far Right’s Weird Obsession With Paganism | Fast Forward

I meet Edgar Foxbottom (name changed) on a beautiful spring day in the Jardin de Tuileries. In a vintage button-up shirt, tailored slacks and polished loafers, he looks like a time traveler from a chicer Parisian era, and sophisticated far beyond his twentysomething years. As we watch children pilot wooden sailboats on the artificial pond in front of the Louvre, Foxbottom buys us tea. We sip and talk about the seemingly countless statues of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses in the museum. “You see, the difference between monotheistic religions like Islam and Christianity and polytheistic ones is that we
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Parsing the reasons it was weird Trump told Iowa that he was worried about dead birds

President Trump speaks at a rally Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) President Trump has an interesting habit that’s revealed when he’s speaking off the cuff or tweeting. Over the years, he’s built up a core set of beliefs that inform his decision-making process, each packed tight like a snowball. As he moves forward in business and politics, he stumbles across new things that reinforce those beliefs, and he tamps more snow onto them, first awkwardly and then, after being rolled in his mind for
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The Return of Weird TV

From Twin Peaks to American Gods: how strangeness has bled into primetime TV. We are living strange days: A reality TV celebrity and real estate mogul is the 45th president of the United States. The King of the Netherlands revealed he has been leading a secret second life as a commercial airline pilot for the past 21 years and an intergalactic space lord won 249 votes in a national election in the UK. With such odd events happening in the real world, it is not a stretch to think about returning to the Black Lodge 25 years later or to
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Fest, 5k and costumed runners, walkers celebrate keeping Austin weird

Participants in last year’s Keep Austin Weird 5K ran in costume. (KXAN File Photo) AUSTIN (KXAN) — The annual Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5k was back Saturday for a 15th year. The annual festival celebrates the spirit of the city and brings people together with food, music, costumes and a 5k marathon  been dubbed “the slowest 5k you’ll ever run.” KXAN asked attendees what they’re doing to keep Austin weird. A few of their answers: “I just do whatever I want. I like that you can just be yourself and be weird if you want to be weird.” “I
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Frankie Lymon’s tombstone sits in an NJ backyard

Weird NJ 12:00 a.m. ET June 25, 2017 CLOSE One of the best moments from Billy Joel’s “Tonight Show” appearance actually happened during a commercial break. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Frankie Lymon’s tombstone in the Elmwood Park backyard of Pam Nardella(Photo: MARK MORAN/WEIRD NJ) The late teenage R&B vocal group pioneer Frankie Lymon may be buried in the Bronx, but his tombstone has been relocated from a Clifton record shop to a back yard in Elmwood Park. Lymon and his group the Teenagers rose to the top of the music charts in the mid-’50s with such early Rock and
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LA Galaxy stumped by StubHub Center struggles: “It’s really weird”

CARSON, Calif. – Saturday’s clash between the LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City at StubHub Center definitely was not the case of an irresistible force meeting an immovable object. The Galaxy, after all, were not-so-proud owners of a 1-3-3 home record and Sporting KC was a league-worst 1-4-4 away from Children’s Mercy Park. The Galaxy, unfortunately, added to its dubious mark with a 2-1 loss in front of a disappointed crowd of 20,140. “I made a statement in the Chicago game” – a 2-2 tie on May 6 at StubHub Center – “that that’s when we became a team,” Galaxy
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Niklas Hjalmarsson on leaving Blackhawks: ‘Pretty weird feeling’

Niklas Hjalmarsson has a Twitter account, but he’s not the type of guy who spends his offseason scouring hockey websites for rumors and speculation. So it wasn’t until his agent called him up and asked him to submit a list of 10 teams to which he’d be willing to accept a trade that he knew his time in Chicago was really up. “That’s when it actually hit me that I’m probably not going to put the Hawks jersey on anymore, which was a pretty weird feeling,” Hjalmarsson said. “A lot of emotions. It still feels a little strange knowing that
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‘Weird’ find community and support at Longmont Pride event

One, two, three, four, they’re not hiding anymore. A crowd of LGBTQ community members gathered Saturday afternoon at Out Boulder County to march to Longmont Pride festivities on Fourth Avenue, in a celebration of sexuality and gender diversity. Armed with megaphones, signs, and a cornucopia of rainbow adornments from tutus to teddy bears, the group set out along the sometimes sleepy Main Street to spread the word: They’ve got pride, Longmont pride. During Saturday’s march, Leah Cary, a polyamorous pansexual, sported a tie-dye T-shirt along with an unlikely accessory — her pet snake. “He’s super social and he likes to
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Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna feeling ‘weird,’ mentally off

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he is out of sorts mentally, feeling ”anxious” and ”weird.” And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday. ”I really don’t know how to explain it. … I feel like I’m lost a little bit right now,” he said before Saturday’s game against Kansas City. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons did not use the 22-year-old reliever when the Royals scored four runs in the ninth off three relievers to win 5-4. Gibbons says Osuna was ”just not feeling well.” He did not elaborate. ”I feel great physically.
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