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May 2nd, 2013
08:46 AM ET

VIDEO: Winter wonderland in Wisconsin in historic May snow storm

CNN's Jim Spellman on a historic May snowstorm that dumped record amounts of snow across Midwest.

Filed under: Wacky weather
March 22nd, 2013
09:41 AM ET

Prosecutor: Punxsutawney Phil indicted for 'letting us down' on early spring prediction


(CNN) - Punxsutawney Phil lied.

That's what a prosecutor in Ohio says. He has filed a criminal "indictment" against the famed groundhog, who, year for year on February 2, emerges from his burrow at Gobbler's Knob to predict whether spring will come early or winter will linger.

Gmoser is convinced that Phil is one and that he intentionally misled the nation. Now, trouble with the law is a brewing for the famous rodent from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Not really.

It's all in good fun, of course, and Phil's handlers are getting in on the joke. But they are not "ratting" him out.

Gmoser is sticking by his guns. "Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause people to believe that Spring would come early," the indictment reads.

He recommends the death penalty.

Butler County, OH prosecutor Michael Gmoser explains his reasoning for the indictment on "Starting Point" this morning.

READ MORE: Weather groundhog Phil 'indicted,' accused of lying as winter continues

Filed under: Punxsutawney Phil • Wacky weather
March 20th, 2013
08:09 AM ET

VIDEO: Where are the cherry blossoms? Washington D.C. postpones annual festival

CNN's Shannon Travis on the postponing of the cherry blossom festival in Washington, D.C. Colder than average temperatures in the nation's capitol is affecting the annual bloom of the iconic trees.

Filed under: Cherry blossoms • Wacky weather