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Poop scooper gets probation for using fake IDs, badges

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:09
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man whose company scoops up pet poop has been placed on probation for two years and fined $500 for buying fake Secret Service identification cards and badges online to impress women on a dating site. 2017-03-13T11:10:00-04:00 2017-03-13T15:10:22-04:00

Alaska residents warned to give grumpy moose their space

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 06:56
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials warned people Tuesday to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls this past weekend. 2017-03-14T18:03:00-04:00 2017-03-14T22:03:46-04:00

Sheriff: drunk man steals Keys forklift, 'needed to drive'

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:53
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Keys authorities say a drunken man from Rhode Island stole a forklift and crashed into a gate, telling deputies he lost his car keys and needed something to drive. 2017-03-11T07:53:00-05:00 2017-03-11T12:53:15-05:00

Man charged after leading New Jersey police on 30-mile chase

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 02:02
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man led New Jersey state troopers on a nearly 30-mile chase on the New Jersey Turnpike. 2017-03-13T04:06:00-04:00 2017-03-13T08:06:06-04:00

Sea turtle flaps flippers in 1st rehab swim after surgery

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 21:54
BANGKOK (AP) — Bank the green sea turtle flapped her flippers with vigor in her first swim after a life-saving operation to remove a heavy mass of swallowed coins from her stomach. 2017-03-10T02:50:00-05:00 2017-03-10T07:50:26-05:00

Royal tantrum! Boy throws fit meeting Queen Elizabeth II

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:35
LONDON (AP) — A 2-year-old boy in England wasn't very impressed with a chance to meet Queen Elizabeth II and showed it by throwing a tantrum in front of her majesty. 2017-03-10T04:01:00-05:00 2017-03-10T09:01:05-05:00

Fire crews rescue iguana from eastern Oregon house fire

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:18
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Fire crews slipped an oxygen mask over the face of a 20-pound iguana after rescuing the creature from a house fire in Oregon. 2017-03-11T12:51:00-05:00 2017-03-11T17:51:14-05:00

200-year-old tavern moved from Massachusetts to Connecticut

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:50
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A 200-year-old tavern has been moved in its entirety from Massachusetts to Connecticut. 2017-03-13T09:30:00-04:00 2017-03-13T13:30:30-04:00

Alaska man charged with using front-end loader to steal ATM

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:45
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage, Alaska, man has been charged with a snatch-and-grab theft with a twist — the use of heavy equipment to do the grabbing. 2017-03-10T15:01:00-05:00 2017-03-10T20:01:48-05:00

Police say couple staged murder with ketchup, texted photos

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 19:01
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Police say a couple in Ohio staged a murder scene in a bathtub in which they poured ketchup over her and he then sent pictures to friends, saying he did it. 2017-03-10T06:06:00-05:00 2017-03-10T11:06:29-05:00

Trial by fire: Lawyer's pants set ablaze during arson case

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:21
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami defense attorney is feeling the heat after his pants caught fire Wednesday after he told jurors during arguments in an arson case that his client's car spontaneously combusted and wasn't intentionally set. 2017-03-13T13:20:05-04:00 2017-03-09T13:38:59-05:00

Woman resigned to being plump learns she had 140-pound tumor

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:01
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Mary Clancey said she was resigned to being a plump old lady. Over 15 years she kept getting bigger despite dieting. But with her health deteriorating, her son persuaded her to go to the hospital. 2017-03-10T12:21:00-05:00 2017-03-10T17:21:11-05:00

Alaska man charged with using front-end loader to steal ATM

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 06:01
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage, Alaska, man has been charged with using an unusual tool to steal an ATM — a front-end loader. 2017-03-10T13:06:00-05:00 2017-03-10T18:06:02-05:00

4-year-old takes flight amid high winds in Cleveland area

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 05:01
LYNDHURST, Ohio (AP) — High winds that blew through the Cleveland area knocked a little girl off her feet, literally. 2017-03-10T01:12:00-05:00 2017-03-10T06:12:17-05:00

Hey umpire, whattayou, drunk? Alabama cops say yes, he was

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 21:01
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Hey umpire, whattayou, drunk? At one Alabama high school baseball game, police say the answer was yes. 2017-03-10T02:16:00-05:00 2017-03-10T07:16:08-05:00

Hey umpire, whattayou, drunk? Alabama cops say yes, he was

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 07:01
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Hey umpire, whattayou, drunk? At one Alabama high school baseball game, police say the answer was yes. 2017-03-12T03:00:02-04:00 2017-03-09T16:33:09-05:00

LAPD seeks thieves thick with makeup after $4.5M heist

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 22:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are looking to throw shade at the thieves behind a million-dollar makeup heist. 2017-03-11T17:39:59-05:00 2017-03-09T22:55:38-05:00

Sheriff: drunk man steals Keys forklift, 'needed to drive'

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 17:41
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Keys authorities say a drunken man from Rhode Island stole a forklift and crashed into a gate, telling deputies he lost his car keys and needed something to drive. 2017-03-11T06:46:00-05:00 2017-03-11T11:46:53-05:00

Parents question school's slave auction poster assignment

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 16:41
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Posters by fifth-graders that advertised slave auctions have been removed from the wall of an elementary school hallway after some parents questioned the assignment. 2017-03-10T11:08:00-05:00 2017-03-10T16:08:53-05:00

Hudson Valley couple claims $10M jackpot from scratch-off

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 23:01
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A decision to invest $180 in six scratch-off lottery tickets resulted in a $10 million windfall for a New York state couple. 2017-03-10T02:16:00-05:00 2017-03-10T07:16:53-05:00

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