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Des Moines Burglary Suspect Blames Snow Pants For Arrest

DES MOINES — Des Moines police say a burglary suspect thinks there's a good reason he was caught: His bulky snow pants slowed him down. Police arrested Martin Thicklen Thursday following a car and foot... Read More »

It's Confirmed: Decorah Sits On Top Of Meteorite Crater

DECORAH, Iowa -- Recent aerial surveys in the Decorah area have confirmed that a huge meteorite crashed into the earth there about 470 million years ago. “Yeah, we have a very high confidence level” that... Read More »

Des Moines Woman Tells Police She Went To High School With Robber

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines robbery victim told police she grew up with one of the robbers who broke into her home. The Des Moines Register is reporting that the break-in robbery occurred about... Read More »

Family Finds Mortar Round While Cleaning Out Garage

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The family of a Burlington woman who died in April has made an unexpected discovery while preparing for an estate sale — a live mortar round. It was found on Wednesday. Emergency... Read More »

Man Claims He Was Assaulted Over Exotic Dancer

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man was hospitalized following an assault Tuesday night at the 2400 block of Drake Park. Jabbar Faheem, 34, told police that his assailants believed a dancer at West Des... Read More »

Radio DJ Charged After Spat at Little League Game

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines area radio DJ has been charged with disorderly conduct after a profanity-laced argument at a Little League baseball game, which police say became so out of control... Read More »

Police Identify University of Iowa Graduation 'Crasher'

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A man that disrupted the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' commencement ceremony Saturday by throwing rolls of toilet paper has been identified by University of... Read More »

Girl Is Only Member of Ottumwa School's Graduating Class

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cobler will be the only person in her graduating class at Ottumwa Christian School this year — and she's not even a senior. The small private school had... Read More »

Owner Of Former Race Track Hopes Topless Dancers Turn Business Around

WEST UNION, Iowa - A former race track owner and operator in Fayette County said that offering "adult entertainment" is one of the only options left for him to make money. For the last six weeks, the... Read More »

Missing Puppy From Waterloo Crash Found

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The 8-week-old boxer puppy Zeus has been found not far from the crash site near Waterloo where he went missing. The pup had been missing since a traffic accident last weekend on... Read More »

Firing Of Dirty-Talking Cedar County Dispatcher Upheld

TIPTON, Iowa (AP) — An administrative law judge has upheld denial of unemployment benefits to a Cedar County Sheriff's Department dispatcher who talked dirty on the job. The judge ruled that 29-year-old... Read More »

Illinois Man Who Kept Alligator to Woo Women Charged

FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man thought he had the perfect chick magnet in his pet alligator. Authorities only saw a dangerous animal. A charge of possession of a dangerous animal has... Read More »

New Yorker Thinks Cops Want Him, Jumps into Hudson River

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York say a 21-year-old man who jumped into the Hudson River to escape police got all wet for nothing. The man was riding in a car Wednesday afternoon when it... Read More »

$68,000 In Vases Stolen From Marshalltown Cemetery

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police in Marshalltown are investigating the theft of more than 340 bronze vases from graves at a Marshalltown cemetery. Police say the vases are valued at $68,000. The Times-Republican... Read More »

Wet, Salty Cat Found in NYC; Did it Swim From NJ?

NEW YORK (AP) — Did a calico cat from New Jersey swim across New York Harbor? The mystery surrounds a white, orange and black feline that arrived last weekend on Governors Island in New York. Security... Read More »

NYC Cabbie Drives 2 guys Across US - for $5,000

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City cab driver has racked up the fare of a lifetime. Mohammed Alam is being paid $5,000 to drive a pair of friends to Los Angeles. The trio left Saturday night and had reached... Read More »

New Hampshire Cops Pinch Woman Accused of Shoplifting Lobster

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Rochester, N.H., say they have cracked the case of a woman accused of shoplifting 14 live lobsters. Authorities arrested 26-year-old Meghan Whitcomb of Gonic on Wednesday... Read More »

Drug Store Thief Comes After pills, Gets Beans

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A pharmacist in southeastern Mississippi says some drug store burglar got a surprise when they broke into his business to steal the pain medication Lortab — the pills had been... Read More »

Pennsylvania Police Send Pet Pig to Farm, Man Wants it Back

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — A potbellied pet has been put out to pasture, much to the chagrin of its suburban Philadelphia owner. Brian Maguire tells the Philadelphia Daily News he wants police to return the Vietnamese... Read More »

Pittsburgh Police Say Macy's 'Burglar' Was Asleep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man who triggered a burglar alarm at a downtown department store didn't break into the store — he merely fell asleep in a restroom and didn't leave before the... Read More »

Deer, Goose Make Unlikely Pair in Buffalo Cemetery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An unusual springtime friendship between a deer and a nesting goose appears to have blossomed inside a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y. For the past week or so, the deer has been standing... Read More »

Massachusetts Man Uses Fake Leg to Take Down Armed Robber

MIDDLETON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who used his prosthetic leg to take down a robber says he didn't have time to think, he just reacted. Stephen Cornell peered through the window of his neighborhood... Read More »

5 Goats Found Wandering Gritty New Jersey City

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police have captured five goats that were wandering the streets of a gritty northern New Jersey city. Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando tells The Record newspaper that a... Read More »

Fake Massage Parlor Inspector Demands Rubdown

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man is charged with demanding a rubdown and $200 while pretending to be a massage parlor inspector. Orange County prosecutors charged Edward Justin LaPorte with... Read More »

2,500 Rubber Ducks Stolen From Illinois Police Academy

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A flotilla of yellow rubber ducks intended for a fund-raising event has been stolen from a police academy in suburban Chicago. The Beacon-News in Aurora says Friday that some 2,500... Read More »

Brawl Over Spaghetti in NYC Subway Ignites Debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The city's subway riders can handle panhandlers, rats and tuneless street musicians. But eating spaghetti in a crowded subway car? Well, that's just going too far. An Internet video that... Read More »

Turtle Sparks Fast-Moving Blaze in NYC Apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a lumbering pet turtle sparked a fast-moving fire in a New York City apartment after crawling out of its tank and knocking over the terrarium's heat lamp. Giovani, a... Read More »

Condom Machine Stolen in Washington State Burglary

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A condom machine has been stolen from a shuttered Washington state sports bar, where fixtures are being auctioned off. Police spokesman Mark Young also says an ATM machine was... Read More »

NY Judge Jails Man for Lugging Beer to DWI Hearing

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man appearing before a judge on a felony drunken driving charge arrived at court an hour and a half late, drunk and carrying an open can of Busch beer. Sullivan... Read More »

Police: $4M Stash in Bottled Water Cache in Truck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Highway Patrol officers say they have seized more than $4 million in cash in duct-taped bundles hidden in cases of bottled water in a tractor-trailer, prompting the arrests... Read More »

Emu Eggs Being Stolen from Alabama Zoo

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Mobile Zoo in Alabama is trying to put a stop to the theft of emu eggs. Curator Lacey Clark says at least two or three of the big, emerald-green eggs have recently been taken,... Read More »

Minnesota Man to Spend Month in Glass Apartment at Mall of America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities man will spend the next 30 days on display in a glass apartment at the Mall of America. The 45-year-old entertainer will live at the Bloomington mall starting Friday... Read More »

Maple Syrup Sticky Issue for Ohio Councilman

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city councilman who prides himself on being a back-to-the-land type has a sticky problem. Steven Steel tapped a century-old maple tree in front of his Toledo home and collected... Read More »

Vermont Neighborhood Suffering Squirrel Attacks

BENNINGTON, Vermont (AP) — A Bennington neighborhood is being stalked by a renegade gray squirrel, but a Vermont state veterinarian says it's possible the animal is upset because it's homesick for the... Read More »

Police: Ohio Man Robs Bank, is Caught on City Bus

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man robbed a bank and then tried to flee on board a public bus, where officers eventually caught up with him. Dayton police Sgt. Moe Perez tells the Dayton Daily... Read More »

Police in Ohio Say Man Called 911 From Jail

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man arrested on a disorderly conduct charge called 911 from jail to complain he was being held against his will. The Sandusky Register reports the man had been... Read More »

Arizona Man Gets Probation in Bloodsucking Case

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to three years of probation for stabbing a man who refused to let him suck his blood. Maricopa County Superior Court says 24-year-old Aaron Homer, of Chandler,... Read More »

Woman Goes to Virginia Court with Tiny Monkey in Bra

AMHERST, Va. (AP) — A woman turned a few heads when she walked into a rural Virginia courthouse with a tiny monkey clad in a pink-and-white dress tucked in her bra. The woman brought the palm-sized marmoset... Read More »

Marijuana Bales Found in Clogged Arizona Sewer Line

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in a southern Arizona city near the Mexico border have found two feces-covered bales of marijuana tied to a rope feeding into a sewer system. Nogales police say public... Read More »

Man Arrested for Using Sword to Rob Pharmancy

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man accused of trying to rob a Lynchburg pharmacy twice in the same day — once while wielding a sword. Lynchburg police arrested 27-year-old Michael... Read More »

California Pot Growers Use Alligator to Protect Stash

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — California narcotics investigators found a $1.5 million marijuana growing operation at a house and an unusual security guard — a 4-foot-long alligator named Wally. The Riverside County... Read More »

Swedish Bank Robber Busted by Forgotten Urine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish bank robber forgot to cover his tracks and left three bottles of urine behind after hiding inside a bank vault in Copenhagen for three days. The 27-year-old man and... Read More »

Twin Sisters Give Birth to Daughters 2 Hours Apart

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twin sisters have given birth to baby girls only two hours apart — and in the same Indianapolis hospital. WTHR-TV in Indianapolis reports that 22-year-olds Charron (SHA'-ron) and Chardee... Read More »

Police Find Field of Money in Ohio Highway Median

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Police north of Columbus, Ohio, are trying to figure out how thousands of dollars in cash ended up along a highway. Police Chief Russ Martin in the city of Delaware says there were... Read More »

Broken Toilet Delays Pittsburgh Flight by 3 Hours

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Continental Airlines flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to Houston is running about three hours late because the toilet in first class is broken. Continental spokeswoman... Read More »

Man Says He Took Ambulance Because He Needed Ride

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A man in eastern Kentucky charged with stealing an ambulance says he just needed a ride home. A Perry County ambulance crew was inside a hospital in Hazard for only a few minutes Friday... Read More »

Impatient Woman Destroys $1,600 Worth of Booze from NY Liquor Store

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman at a suburban New York liquor store swept her arm through a shelf of high-priced booze, smashing $1,600 worth onto the floor because she felt a clerk was taking too... Read More »

Officer: Pennsylvania Men Killed Deer for Super Bowl Fest

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania men are in trouble for allegedly serving poached food at their Super Bowl party — and that doesn't mean eggs or salmon. Instead, a state wildlife conservation... Read More »

Oregon Car Theft Suspect Asks Officer for Ride

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon car theft suspect who took off on foot in Salem was able to flag down a motorist for a ride. The only problem: the helpful driver was an undercover police officer. The Statesman... Read More »

Police: Ohio DUI Suspect Drinks In Front of Cop

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio say a man who was asked during a traffic stop whether he'd been drinking took a swig from an open can of beer and told the officer, "Yes." According to Cleveland's... Read More »

Iowa Hen Lays 'Egg-Normous' Prize

BONAPARTE, Iowa (AP) — A hen in southeast Iowa has provided its owner with a prize he calls "egg-normous." It's a 4.1-ounce beauty that's about twice the size of large eggs sold by the dozen in supermarkets. After... Read More »

Iguana Meat Confiscated at Texas Border

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Longing for some lizard? Two ice chests on a bus from Mexico bound for Texas have yielded nearly 58 pounds of alleged iguana meat hidden in corn dough, which is normally used in tamales. U.S.... Read More »

Police: Man Breaks Into Pizza Hut, Fries Up Wings

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud police say an intoxicated man broke into a Pizza Hut and started frying up a batch of boneless chicken wings. An alarm brought out officers who found a door open at the... Read More »

Florida Sheriff: Fight Over Cookies Leads to Arrest

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Police say a brawl between roommates over Girl Scout cookies led to assault charges against one of them. According to the Naples Daily News, the Collier County Sheriff's Office reports... Read More »

Bicycling Seattle Mayor Has Bike Stolen

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's bicycling mayor has had some explaining to do — to his wife about why her bike got swiped after he borrowed it to ride to work. Seattlepi.com says Mayor Mike McGinn sent a message... Read More »

Wallet Missing for 40 Years Found in New York Crevice

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man whose wallet disappeared from his jacket pocket has gotten it back — 40 years later. Rudolph Resta was working for The New York Times as an art director in 1970 when he... Read More »

Cowboys Save Horse Stuck in Drain Hole on Beale

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group of cowboys in Memphis for a roping competition helped save a horse on Beale Street. Philip Murrah told WREG-TV that he and four buddies were eating at the Rum Boogie Cafe... Read More »

Mom Gives Birth in Kansas Hospital Elevator

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas newborn could be well equipped to face the ups and downs of life: She was born in a hospital elevator. Alyssa Lynn Leming arrived Friday as her parents rushed through the... Read More »

Men Stopped in Pennsylvania with Carload of Stolen Jerky

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Two West Virginia cousins have been jailed after Pennsylvania State Police say they were stopped with a carload of stolen beef jerky and tool sets the men were selling for gas money. Online... Read More »

Man Acquitted in Cat Marinating Case

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 52-year-old Buffalo man accused of "marinating" his cat in his car trunk has been acquitted of animal cruelty. Gary Korkuc was charged last August after he was pulled over for a... Read More »

Western Pennsylvania Man Jailed for 5 Break-ins at Liquor Store

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has been jailed on charges that he broke into the same liquor store five times — most recently after he had just be released on bond for the first four break-ins. Online... Read More »

Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Shunned by Herd, Moving

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 10-year-old male elephant at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is moving to Alabama because of peer pressure of sorts. The female herd has begun to exclude Callee in a phenomenon that... Read More »

Giant Fiberglass Cactus Not Stolen in New Mexico After All

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The good news about a giant fiberglass cactus reported stolen in New Mexico is that it wasn't the target of thieves. The bad news is that the $50,000 cactus is in a landfill and... Read More »

NY Health Officials Launch Condom Finder Phone App

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have released a mobile phone application to help New Yorkers find free condoms. The app is designed to locate the five nearest venues that distribute official NYC Condoms... Read More »

Vermont Woman Crowned Nation's Top Grocery Bagger

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has been crowned the nation's top grocery bagger. Twenty-four-year-old Krystal Smith of Burlington won the award and the $10,000 prize at the 2011 U.S. Best Bagger... Read More »

Reno Man Accused of Kidnapping Grandpa

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man accused of tying up his grandfather in the closet after a fight over a radio was arrested hours later when he crashed the 83-year-old man's stolen pickup. Police say 20-year-old... Read More »

Man Drops Ring Into Sewer; She Still Says 'Yes'

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man had just proposed to his girlfriend on Valentine's Day — and she said "yes" — when he dropped an heirloom wedding band into a storm drain in downtown Denver. But Denver firefighters... Read More »

Flavor Flav Pitches New Show at Iowa High School

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Now that he's opened his first chicken restaurant in Iowa, rapper Flavor Flav would like to earn his high school diploma there and record the effort for a new reality show. Flav,... Read More »

Policy Change Lets Waterloo Officers Grow Beards

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — It's cold, so some Waterloo police officers are looking a little hairy. When January started, so did a new policy that lets officers grow facial hair. Officer James Oliver told... Read More »

Cops: 'Cheeseburger' Panhandler had $252

MONROE, La. (AP) — A panhandler whose sign read "Vision of a cheeseburger Bless U!!!" reportedly was carrying enough cash for a full-dress dinner when he was arrested. Police reports say 54-year-old Thomas... Read More »

Rat Delays Alaska Airlines Flight out of Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines had to delay a flight about to leave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a rat was seen scurrying in the cabin. The airline says the flight from Seattle to Denver... Read More »

Fisherman Draws a Bad Hand with Computer Solitaire

LAKEWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A warm game of solitaire sometimes beats a cold day of ice fishing. But it can be expensive. A Michigan conservation officer says he noticed unattended fishing lines while recently... Read More »

Police: Woman Allegedly Hit Man with Frozen Steak

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Police in the southern Louisiana city of Houma say a woman upset over her lack of freezer space allegedly hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen beefsteak. Police told The Courier... Read More »

'I'm Robbing you, Sir' - 'Polite' Robber Arrested

SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of robbing a Seattle convenience store at gunpoint last weekend might have earned points with its owner by being polite. But saying "sir" probably won't impress prosecutors... Read More »

Alcohol Sold in Ohio Town for 1st Time Since 1920

NOVELTY, Ohio (AP) — People can buy alcohol in one Ohio town for the first time since Prohibition took effect in 1920. Russell Township voters in northeast Ohio's Geauga (jee-AW'-guh) County said no to... Read More »

Mount Vernon Man Trying to Raise $1Million in Pennies

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A man is trying to raise $1 million — in pennies — to help needy families in Mount Vernon. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Rand O'Donnell has already raised more than $4,000... Read More »

Alabama Man Tries to Outrun Police on ATV

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — It's tough to outrun the police, especially on a four wheeler. Police say 38-year-old Gordon Young led officers on a chase through Mobile last week on his all-terrain vehicle. He was... Read More »

Arkansas Cow Gives Birth to Rare Set of Triplets

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Guess it runs in the family: A descendant of an Arkansas cow famed for giving birth to triplets multiple times has birthed her own set of triplets. Rancher David Jones tells the... Read More »

North Dakota Team Exposed to Raccoon Pulled from Tournament

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A raccoon has ended a North Dakota team's bid for a fourth consecutive regional championship in high school wrestling. The Carrington High School team was pulled from Saturday's... Read More »

Scuffle Over Dog Biscuit Leads to Arrest in Montana

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who took exception to someone else giving his dog a biscuit faces a misdemeanor assault charge. The Livingston Enterprise reports one man had reached over a fence... Read More »

Runners Dash 2 miles, Scarf Doughnuts, Sprint Back

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — On your marks, get set, stuff your face. About 7,500 people are expected to take part in Saturday's annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh. The rules are simple and stomach-churning:... Read More »

Snake Missing For a Month Found on Boston Subway

BOSTON (AP) — Transit officials say a 3-foot-long boa constrictor that slithered away from its owner on a Boston subway car a month ago has been found in an adjoining car. A commuter spotted Penelope... Read More »

Man Arrested After Asking Cops About Growing Pot

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man was arrested after he called 911 and asked a dispatcher how much trouble he could get into by growing one marijuana plant. Farmington police say 21-year-old... Read More »

Ohio Snow Plow Chases Suspected Purse Snatcher

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio snow plow chased a suspected purse snatcher for 30 minutes, eventually prompting the fleeing driver to call police to his rescue. Plow driver John Shuman told The Repository... Read More »

Hole-in-the-Floor Ashtray Apparently Leads to Fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An official in Portland, Ore., says a house fire that caused $30,000 in damage was apparently started by tenants who were using a hole in the floor as an ashtray. Portland Fire &... Read More »

Pennsylvania Woman Jailed for Heroin Hidden in Police Car

MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman is jailed on charges that she hid heroin in a police car when she was previously arrested for a probation violation in August. Online court records don't... Read More »

NASA Spots 54 Potentially Life-Friendly Planets

WASHINGTON (AP) — An orbiting NASA telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life, spotting more than 50 potential planets that appear to be in the habitable zone. In... Read More »

'Biggest Loser' Competitor Sells Huge Burger

AFTON, Wyoming (AP) — An Olympic champion wrestler has been serving a 1.5-pound (0.68-kilogram) hamburger at his restaurant, even while competing to be "The Biggest Loser" on TV. The mighty Rulon Burger... Read More »

Mexican Gangs Using Catapults to Hurl Pot into US

HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Drug smugglers are using an ancient invention as a new way to move marijuana across the border from Mexico to Arizona. The discovery of two "drug catapults" in the Mexican state... Read More »

Lost 5-foot Monitor Lizard Reunited with Owner

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A 5-foot-long Monitor lizard named Elmer was reunited with his owner Wednesday after being found wandering the streets of Riverside the day before. County Animal Services spokesman... Read More »

Company Pays $10K for 9-Year-Old's Cake at Auction

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl's cake brought in a lot of dough in Florida. Cash, that is — $10,000 to be exact. A fertilizer company paid the sum for Abigail Putnam's cake at the Polk County... Read More »

Vermont Woman Facing Charges for Overdue Library Items

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is facing charges that she failed to return hundreds of dollars' worth of books and videos from the library. State Police say the 35-year-old woman from Concord... Read More »

85-year-old Wisconsin Man Earns Wii Guinness Record

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) — An 85-year-old man from Onalaska has made it into the Guinness World Record's book for the most perfect games of Wii Sports Bowling. John Bates recorded 2,850 perfect games from... Read More »

Teens Arrested for Robbing Motorists Stuck in Snow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three teens accused of robbing motorists stuck in the snow have been caught after — you guessed it — they got stuck in the snow themselves. Prosecutors announced robbery and armed... Read More »

Woman Accused of Sickening Roommate with Eye Drops

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman is accused of putting eye drops in her roommate's water bottle to make her sick. Luciana Reichel, of Brookfield, is charged with placing foreign objects in edibles,... Read More »

No App For This: Croc Gulps Phone, Starts Ringing

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Workers at a Ukrainian aquarium didn't believe it when a visitor said a crocodile swallowed her phone. Then the reptile started ringing. The accident in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk... Read More »

Deadly Virus Hits Michigan Region's Cricket Supply

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (AP) — For a small insect, crickets are big business. Lou's Pet Shop in Grosse Pointe Woods gets a weekly shipment of 10,000 of the chirpers each week and sells roughly 8,000... Read More »

Horse Rescued After Falling into NY Swimming Pool

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A cold January night is no time to be jumping in a swimming pool — especially if you're a horse. Long Island firefighters and police officers were summoned to a Dix Hills home Thursday... Read More »

Officer Suspended for Ticketing Child

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Metro Louisville police officer who ticketed a 7-year-old boy for hitting his truck with a ball has been suspended for 15 days. The Courier-Journal reports an internal affairs... Read More »

Charges Filed Against Woman Found Naked in Public After Car Accident

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Charges have been filed against a Brighton woman who police allegedly found naked in public after she crashed her vehicle into an Iowa City building in March. According to a criminal... Read More »

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