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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
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Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A tough tortoise found herself in a bit of a pickle last week. Her name is Jeeps.
"Jeeps, like the truck," owner Trisha Walker said.
Jeeps took herself on a wild ride Friday.
"I didn't realize she had gotten out until I came home and saw the gardeners had left the gate open," Walker said.
"My husband called me out and said there's a tortoise walking down the road," said neighbor Tempest Deptuch.
Deptuch spotted Jeeps, scooped her up and put up some flyers to help find her owner.
"About 20 minutes later, a fellow phoned and said that he'd lost his tortoise," Deptuch said.
She compared a cell phone photo and took down the guy's contact info before handing Jeeps over.
"He put it in the front seat of his auto parts truck and left. As he left, my neighbors came over and said, 'Have you seen a tortoise? The landscaper left the gate open.' And I went, 'Oh my God, that guy just claimed him.'"
They called the cops, and Officer Ryan Ferrell came to the rescue.
"You know, when I first saw the details on our call for service, I thought it was a typo," Ferrell said.
Once he realized the rogue reptile call was legitimate, he helped track down the person who claimed it - 24-year-old Derek McKnight. He gave Jeeps back to a very happy Walker.
"It's wonderful to have her home again," Walker said.
As for Jeeps, she's busy soaking up her 15 minutes of fame.
"Well she's quite the celebrity today, she's pretty full of herself," Walker said.
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