Joe Houston and his nephew Scott Houston hunted a huge alligator near the South Carolina coast. They had to use a crossbow, harpoons and a gun to finish the hunt, which took an hour and 45 minutes, before they were able to get the alligator in the boat. Joe Houston is having the meat processed and having the head and other parts mounted.
A Placer County Sheriff's Office deputy encountered a big bear sauntering down North Lake Boulevard in King's Beach, Lake Tahoe on Tuesday night, October 17, 2017. "Hey, big boy. Don't be breaking into any of them businesses," the deputy joked from his car.
Actress Alyssa Milano got an idea from a friend of a friend on Facebook to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet." The hashtag #MeToo was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours, according to Twitter.
Just past midnight on Wednesday, October 18, the statue of John Hunt Morgan was lifted by crane onto a flat-bed semi truck. The statue was one of two controversial Confederate monuments removed by the city of Lexington.
A Charlotte, North Carolina, man decapitates a Copperhead that was hanging out near his front door. After an unusually warm winter, spring and summer, fall is high time for the snakes. Copperhead bites are up in North Carolina.
Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. The US Army says Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg.
A cat was rescued by Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies on October 13 in a neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California, that had been badly damaged by the Tubbs Fire. This footage shows the deputies coaxing the cat out of hiding from underneath a vehicle. According to reports, the cat’s name was Milo, and its paws had been burned in the fire. Milo was reunited with its owner, Ed Ratliff, shortly after the video was posted on YouTube. Ratliff lost his home in the fire.
A miner in West Virginia was filmed passionately singing the national anthem before his October 10 shift in a clip which has been shared widely online. Josh Stowers performed the Star-Spangled Banner at the Mammoth Coal Company, West Virginia while his colleagues stood with their heads bowed, eyes closed and hands over their hearts. The video was shared on Facebook by Stowers’ colleague Shane Wriston, a safety worker at Alpha Natural Resources, which owns Mammoth Coal.
Chris Hale found a dehydrated cat in a tool box of a burned house at the Tubbs fire in the Coffey Park Neighborhood on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Santa Rosa. Rescuers planned to take the cat to a shelter.
Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen were surprised to discover Tuesday that their parents' dog Izzy was uninjured in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their Santa Rosa neighborhood early Monday morning.
Seven people were injured when an explosion ripped through an oil rig in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, on October 15. The New Orleans Advocate said cleaning chemicals being used on a platform caught fire. This video was posted to Facebook by Karl Hanson, who lives locally. He said he recorded it with the use of a telescope.