Three bizarre stories in the news today


Read below about three odd happenings in the headlines today:

Gynecologist inundated with male patients seeking medical marijuana – A gynecologist in Altoona, Pennsylvania, regrets her decision to tell local media she is certified to prescribe medical marijuana, as she has since been inundated with male patients seeking the drug. Dr. Liang Bartkowiak is an OB-GYN who treats women exclusively, but her phone has been ringing off the hook with men looking for a medical card.

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. Most recently, California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada legalized the drug for recreational use. To read the full story, click here.

Woman accused of stealing nuns’ renowned cheesecakes – In a remarkably depraved act last month, a woman stole $250 worth of cheesecake from an order of nuns in Eastern New York known for making the popular dessert. Police on Friday charged a 48-year-old woman in connection with the incident, which took place at the Nuns of New Skete (SKEET) monastery, in the rural town of White Creek, on the Vermont border 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Albany.

Police observed two women on surveillance cameras taking the pastries without leaving money in the drop box. To read the full story, click here.

LUCKY: Woman claims two lottery prizes on the same day – Kimberly Morris of Wake Forest, North Carolina, has a new lease on life Friday, after winning prizes on two lottery tickets on the same day, one for $1 million and another for $10,000. Morris scratched off the $10,000 prize Monday morning and quickly drove to claim her prize in Raleigh. On her way back, she decided to go for another ticket and luck struck again, with winning numbers worth $1 million.

Morris opted to take the lump sum, which totaled $417, 012. To read the full story, click here.

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