Indiana Court To Decide What Constitutes A Criminally “Annoying” Drunk Person

Indiana Court To Decide What Constitutes A Criminally “Annoying” Drunk Person

We’ve all likely had the experience of being annoyed by someone drunk in public, perhaps that guy breathing on you on the bus or the screeching girl outside a club. And heck, odds are you’ve been that obnoxious boozebag at some point in your life too. But is it a crime to be “annoying” while drunk? And if so, what constitutes annoying? [More]

Pizza Hut Wants To Hire Back Manager Who Refused To Work Thanksgiving

Pizza Hut Wants To Hire Back Manager Who Refused To Work Thanksgiving

Earlier this week, a Pizza Hut manager in Indiana was all over the news for taking a stand against his bosses’ demand to open the restaurant on Thanksgiving — and losing his job in the process. Now the folks at Pizza Hut HQ are finally talking about the subject and say it was all a big misunderstanding. [More]

Pizza Hut Manager Walks Away From Job Rather Than Open On Thanksgiving

Pizza Hut Manager Walks Away From Job Rather Than Open On Thanksgiving

A 10-year employee of Pizza Hut claims he was given no choice but to leave his job when faced with the company’s demand that the restaurant open on Thanksgiving. [More]

$1 Million Lottery Prize Goes Unclaimed, Split Between Boring Worthy Causes

$1 Million Lottery Prize Goes Unclaimed, Split Between Boring Worthy Causes

Did you buy a Powerball ticket in an Indiana Circle K convenience store in April? Do your usual numbers include 1, 36, 40, 52, and 53? Um, you should probably sit down. [More]

$1 Homes For Sale In Indiana, But Don’t Go Counting Quarters Just Yet

$1 Homes For Sale In Indiana, But Don’t Go Counting Quarters Just Yet

When you hear that Gary, IN, has a dozen homes for sale for $1 each, you might be inclined to dig into your wallet and ask, “Will you take a 10-spot for the whole lot of them?” But these home aren’t available to just anyone with four quarters to rub together, so nearly 94% of interested buyers have been turned away. [More]

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HOA President Threatens To Sue Newspaper For Using Neighborhood’s Name In Article

Some residents of an Indiana neighborhood say the leadership of their homeowners association have gotten a bit power-hungry and lawsuit-happy, and the HOA’s response to a local newspaper doesn’t do much to help out the association’s public image. [More]

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Starbucks Store Gives Away Two Months Of Tips To Charity

A Starbucks store in Greencastle, IN, recently handed over a check to the local chapter of the Humane Society, representing the full amount of tips taken in by the coffee shop in September and October. [More]

Generous Mystery Family Hands Out Cash, Pays For Purchases, At Indiana Goodwill

Generous Mystery Family Hands Out Cash, Pays For Purchases, At Indiana Goodwill

Over the weekend, a family in Valparaiso, IN, took the name of the Goodwill store quite literally, handing out money to shoppers and paying for their purchases at the checkout line. [More]

Garden On The Go Brings Veggies To Indiana's Food Deserts

Garden On The Go Brings Veggies To Indiana's Food Deserts

Food trucks aren’t just for cleverly named cupcakes. Indiana University has launched “Garden On The Go,” an initiative to send trucks full of fruits and vegetables for sale to Indiana’s “food deserts.” These are places where people are poor and markets with fresh veggies are frequently more than a mile away. Normally, these folks often have to get their food from gas stations, convenience stores, and restaurants. [More]

Billboard Comes Down After Outcry Over Jonestown Reference

Billboard Comes Down After Outcry Over Jonestown Reference

You know what puts me in the mood for Mexican food? References to ’70s suicide cults. I must be the only one, though, because an Indiana restaurant chain ended a billboard campaign after complaints about its Jonestown theme. “We’re like a cult, with better Kool-Aid,” the billboards read. “To die for!” [More]

Why Won't Walmart Tell Its Employees They Can't Demand ID For MasterCard Purchases?

Why Won't Walmart Tell Its Employees They Can't Demand ID For MasterCard Purchases?

Even though — as recently as last week — executives at both Walmart and MasterCard confirmed that it is against both companies’ policies to demand ID for credit card purchases, Consumerist readers and Walmart shoppers are letting us know that the hassle continues. [More]

Taco Bell Employee Fights Crime With Mop Handle

Taco Bell Employee Fights Crime With Mop Handle

Remember that scene in the Eddie Murphy film Coming to America where he and Arsenio Hall take out an armed robber (a barely recognizable Samuel L. Jackson) with a mop handle? Well, the real-life scene on Sunday at a Taco Bell in Indiana probably wasn’t as cinematic, but it was cool nonetheless. [More]

White Castle Testing Waters With New BBQ Menu

White Castle Testing Waters With New BBQ Menu

Steamed meat purveyor White Castle has dipped its toe into the BBQ world in the past with its “pulled pork sliders.” But now a Castle outpost in Indiana has gone whole hog and become the first of the chain’s eateries to debut its “Blaze Modern BBQ” menu. [More]

AT&T Really Wants Everyone To Know About Their Remodeled Store In Niles, Michigan

AT&T Really Wants Everyone To Know About Their Remodeled Store In Niles, Michigan

Either someone at AT&T thinks thousands of its customers need to know about its newly renovated store in Niles, MI — a town of around 12,000 not far from the Indiana border — or someone at AT&T screwed up and sent out e-mail announcements about the store to the wrong distribution list. Because we’ve gotten several complaints — including one from yours truly — about this apparent gaffe. [More]

WellPoint/Anthem BCBS Decides Not To Be Completely Evil To California Policyholders

WellPoint/Anthem BCBS Decides Not To Be Completely Evil To California Policyholders

Nearly five months ago, Anthem Blue Cross of California and parent company WellPoint put their names in the running for Biggest Dickheads of 2010 by trying to raise rates upward of 39% for individual policyholders, a move that put the entire insurance industry under the legal and legislative microscope. In a move to seem like only a huge dickface, the insurance giant announced yesterday that it’s now proposing less grandiose rate increases. [More]

If You're Going To Sell Stolen Stuff On Craigslist, Don't Post Your Real Phone Number

If You're Going To Sell Stolen Stuff On Craigslist, Don't Post Your Real Phone Number

You would think that, given the amount of heisted property that gets listed for sale on Craigslist ever day, the criminal masterminds out there would know to not post any information that could immediately identify them to the authorities. And yet, a man from Indiana is behind bars right now, all because he didn’t follow this simple rule. [More]

Mother-Daughter Scam Tag Team Targeted Seniors Via Obits

Mother-Daughter Scam Tag Team Targeted Seniors Via Obits

Vultures. A mother and a daughter were arrested for skimming through the local obituary pages and calling up the spouses pretending to be from the bank or credit card company. They would say that the recently departed owed the company money, and the survivor needed to provide a blank check or a credit card. [More]

Guilt-Stricken Taco Bell Robber Returns Stolen Money

Guilt-Stricken Taco Bell Robber Returns Stolen Money

It’s not often that a story about a Taco Bell heist ends happily, but a would-be thief in Indiana was apparently so stricken with guilt (or afraid of getting caught) that he returned the cash he’d ripped off only days earlier. [More]