The Odd Side – November 28, 2017

Newborn, Mother and Grandmother All Share Birthday

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey family won’t have trouble remembering three generations of birthdays. A newborn, his mother and grandmother were all born on Nov. 19.

Clara Gregory’s grandson, Micah Lee Dunn, was born at a Princeton hospital on Sunday afternoon, November 19, and has the same birthday as his mother, Teresa Dunn, who is 31. November 19 is also the birthday of Teresa’s mother Clara, who is 67.

Micah was born several weeks early but is “doing amazing,” his mother says.

Firefighters Help Rescue Dog From Tunnel Dug by Tortoise

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) – A dog wouldn’t come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the backyard of a home in a Phoenix suburb, so homeowner Toby Passmore called for help.

Chandler firefighters responded with people and shovels and, with the help of a city backhoe, began unearthing the 6-foot-deep tunnel dug by Passmore’s tortoise.

That allowed Passmore to squirm head-first into the hole and see that his Scottish Schnauzer “was willfully inside the hole” where it had cornered the cat.

With his ankles held by firefighters, Passmore was able to pull the dog out. It emerged dirty but unharmed.

The rescuers left the hole open to allow the cat to leave when it felt safe.

House Falls Off Trailer, Blocks North Carolina Road

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Some house movers in North Carolina thought they were getting a jump on the day. Instead, their day got longer when the house they were moving fell off a trailer and onto a road.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol told local media outlets that the house was being moved on a rural road in Iredell County just north of Statesville around 4 a.m. when the rear wheels on the trailer slipped into a hole. When the trailer came out of the hole, the house bounced off the trailer and landed on the road.

Officials said the house had traveled around 25 miles and was just a mile away from its destination.

Town Moves Man’s Loudspeaker Broadcast of Taps to Local Park

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania town has reached a detente over a former councilman’s broadcast of taps through loudspeakers at his home, which had caused complaints and lawsuit threats.

The Glen Rock Borough Council voted to move the nightly taps-playing to a public park as part of a veteran’s memorial.

Joshua Corney, a lieutenant commander in the Navy, has been playing a recording of taps from his home nightly for about two years. Last spring, he added loudspeakers. Several neighbors complained it created a disturbance.

Over the summer, the council restricted Corney’s broadcast to Sunday nights and certain flag holidays.

The York Dispatch reports the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue if Corney wasn’t allowed to play it.

Police: Man Crashes Car to Highlight Dangerous Intersection

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem.

The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded to the Sunday afternoon accident that he was frustrated law enforcement wouldn’t crack down on people running through a stop sign at the intersection.

The driver of the SUV that was hit says Homer pulled out in front of him as he was going through the intersection. The driver says Homer approached him after the crash, telling him he’d run the stop sign and law enforcement “won’t do anything until someone dies.”

Homer is charged with aggravated battery and reckless driving.