The Tennessee Aquarium is using an electric eel named Miguel Wattson to light up a Christmas tree.
COOKEVILLE — A Tennessee man is charged with animal cruelty in the stabbing death of a raccoon.
GATLINBURG — Police in Tennessee have charged a man they say shot a black bear on the second floor of a motel.
NASHVILLE — Police in Nashville are searching for a man they say paid for a movie ticket and spent the night inside a theater waiting to rob the business once it opened.
PALM CITY, Fla. — Authorities say they’ve arrested a Florida man who provoked a small alligator into biting his arm and poured beer into the animal’s mouth.
CLOVIS, N.M. — A New Mexico football coach is facing charges after authorities say he was spotted on video taking money from a football player’s wallet.
PHOENIX — A baby javelina is recovering after a jaunt on a Phoenix freeway.
SARTELL, Minn. — It took 9-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5K race in Minnesota, but only because he was busy accidentally winning a separate 10K race.
“Oh my goodness, I’ve got a 9/11, 9/11, 9/11.”
HONOLULU — Antonio de la Rosa doesn’t take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Dozens of ducklings have made a bid to create the world’s cutest traffic jam in a Maine city.
WEST MILFORD, N.J. — A New Jersey man is promising to give his neighbor’s dog a steak for chasing a black bear from his backyard.
ST. LOUIS — Authorities say a woman was trapped in a St. Louis jail stairwell for more than two days after not understanding how to get out of the building.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Burger King is retraining workers in a Florida franchise after an employee was caught on video cleaning a table with a floor mop.
Alicia Jessop knew Friday was going to be a memorable day, but she didn’t realize it would be one she’d never forget.