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Nitwit News – October 1
Nitwit News – October 1

A South Carolina couple who wanted their wedding guests to remember their ceremony as the “most fun” time rode zip lines down the aisle. Lauren and Ben Youngkin said they did not warn their wedding guests before they showed up on zip lines, complete with harnesses, helmets and carabineers in addition to their formal attire. The couple aren’t regular zip-liners — they just wanted to amuse their wedding guests.

A thief was caught not so much red-handed as green-faced in London after breaking into a car in that sprayed him with a liquid that glows emerald under ultraviolet light. The 28-year-old man denied entering the vehicle that police set up with a dye-trap to catch thieves. But he was found guilty of stealing objects inside the car after police produced photos showing his face covered with the liquid, invisible under normal light.

A California couple is having problems with the IRS. Not over unpaid taxes, or a missing refund. They’ve sent in their 2010 tax return four times, and the IRS keeps losing it. The couple owed taxes that year, and mailed a check that was cashed in 2011. Checks and tax returns get processed separately, so that part makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is what happened to their original tax return — and the three subsequent ones. One of which the husband hand-delivered to the IRS office. The couple didn’t find out that something was wrong until the following year, when their refund check didn’t show up. Currently the couple is working with the Taxpayer Advocate Service. They’re like a special squad that helps taxpayers who are having trouble with the agency, but is independent from its bureaucracy.

Interviews & Bits

Sgt. Bruce and Cop Cameras

Champaign police cars have cameras. How do they work and will the police be wearing cameras soon?  

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How to Tell Someone They Smell

We asked life coach Gina how to tell someone they stink or have bad breath.

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We TRIED to do the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Expendables 3 and The Giver not good

Willie gives E3 one and a half “waffles” and The Giver just one.

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Willie Waffle Reviews Guardians of the Galaxy

Willie Waffle reviews Guardians of the Galaxy and Get On Up.

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Sgt. Bruce: Can We Do Citizen’s Arrests?

Can people in Champaign do a citizen’s arrest?

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Pee Tree: For Kids Who Want to Pee Outdoors

One of our listeners called to say they have a pee tree in their yard

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Willie Reviews 3 New Movies

Willie Waffle reviews Hercules, Lucy and And So It Goes.