Here at KFBK, we work hard to bring you the most entertaining, newsworthy and talked-about stories of the day. But sometimes it doesn't all fit into an hour.
Our goal with this page is to expand on some of those stories and bring you some of things we find behind the scenes. Check this page for dramatic video, entertaining pictures and interesting stories.
The Venezuelan Dictator announcing Wednesday that the United States is behind a bout of cancer affecting him and some of the other South American leaders aligned with him.
Chavez in a nationally televised speech asking “Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years?”
Chavez had a baseball sized tumor removed in June. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, as well as Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo have also been formally diagnosed. And Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced yesterday she has thyroid cancer.
Chavez is calling for a regional summit of leaders to discuss the situation.
It's a holiday tradition for clergy to clean the Church of the Nativity between the celebrations of Christmas on December 25 and the Orthodox celebration in the first week of January.
The basilica is shared between the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Armenian religious authorities and it is not uncommon for tensions to flare.
Wednesday morning, Greek Orthodox preists and Armenian monks were cleaning when one of them started fighting. Pretty soon 50-60 members of both clergies were exchanging blows.
Palestinean police quickly stepped in and intervened. The fight only lasted a couple of minutes.
A similar incident between the same two sects occured in 2007.
The small nation located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has decided it wants to switch its position in regards to the International Date Line. Right now, Samoa currently has the same date as the United States. But the government is trying to aline itself more with its largest trade partners (Australia and New Zeland) and is changing time zones.
In order to move ahead one day, the government has to cancel a day in the calendar year. Officials picked this Friday and wiped it off the map.
This isn't the first time the nation has made a radical change to align itself more with its largest trade partners. 2 years ago, the nation switched their roadways from right-side driving to left-side driving.
It's a Christmas story that jolts the heart. I can't summarize it in words. You have to just watch the video.
He is a holiday spectacle for Christmas shoppers in Providence, Rhode Island. Tony Lepore has been directing traffic for 27 years and sees it as his duty to maintain public safety.
He says he got the idea to start dancing from watching "Candid Camera" and the Providence Police Department approved it because the public liked it.
One bystander says her favorite move is when "he shakes his butt." Another bystander says her grandfather used to bring her to watch Tony and now she brings her daughter.
Tony says his favorite move is what he calls the "John Travolta". "John can't do it anymore but I can" says Tony.
Saturday was a lucky day for a Frito-Lay truck driver. 34-year-old David Dopp found out he had won a $380,000 Lamborghini in a convenience store contest called the Maverik's Sweepstakes on November 12. However, he had to take out insurance on the vehicle before he could claim it last weekend...which turned out to be a good thing.
6 hours after getting the keys, Dopp crashed the vehicle in a spinout. The damage wasn't major and no one was hurt, but Dopp says he has had enough fun anyways. He is selling the car and already has a few perspective buyers.
Dopp says he can't afford the insurance or the taxes on the vehicle anyways. He is going to use the money to pay bills and support his family.
So it wasn't exactly a UFO because it was on the back of a flatbed semi-truck trailer. However, the shape was conspicuous.
Calls poured into the local newspaper Monday after residents of Cowley County, Kansas watched the truck drive down US Highway 77. The object, which was covered by a tarp, was about 30-feet-wide and saucer-shaped.
Callers claimed the truck was hauling a downed UFO.
The object was so wide that law enforcement had to shutdown the roadway in both directions and even remove some signage.
Turns out the truck was hauling the XB-47B, an unmanned drone being developed by nearby Northrop Grumman. The company had decided that the method of travel was the best way to get the craft to its destination: Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.
- Scot Murdoch/ KFBK
Who says they don't make them like they used to. Joe LoCicero of Saco, Maine reached a milestone that few people see when his 1990 Honda hit the 1 million mile mark last month.
The 53-year-old is a consultant for car warranty companies and drives a lot for work. The average driver logs about 14 thousand miles a year. LoCicero has logged an average of 62 thousand miles per year.
Honda decided to throw a little party for the occasion and held a parade that included a middle school marching band, cheerleaders, an airplane banner congratulating Joe, and a float of a giant odometer. The company also gave LoCicero a new 2012 Accord with a special presentation of the key by Ms. Maine.
For almost a month now Occupy Oakland protestors have been calling for an end to Wall Steet greed and the big banks. Yet Wednesday, the group announced today it was making a deposit of $20,000 into Wells Fargo.
The move was approved by 97 percent of the group's general assembly in a vote.
In a statement, the group says that move is just temporary and that it takes time to move funds into a credit union.
Organizers says the money will be used to bail demonstrators out of jail or pay injured protesters’ medical expenses.