Friday, November 27, 2009

Pa. suspect's sweet tooth results in felony charge

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) -- Police said a serial shoplifter from central Pennsylvania has taken three sweet steps over the line and now faces a felony charge. Sonya Mosey, 33, was jailed on a felony retail theft charge for allegedly stealing three snack cakes worth $4.27 from a convenience store on Oct. 27. Police said she took a Hostess doughnut and two Tastykake items from the store, though she did pay for a soda pop....

That hissing in the kitchen? Snake!!!

LAKEBAY, Wash. (AP) -- Betty Corey first thought the hissing from her Lakebay, Wash., kitchen might be one of her dogs. Wrong. It was a 4-foot-long ball python. Not a fan of snakes, Corey called 911 and a Pierce County Animal Control officer removed the snake Tuesday morning. Officer Brian Boman said the agency will house the snake at its shelter, keeping it warm and close at hand if its owner is looking for it---...More

Dad Doing Errand Locked Kids in Trunk

FALL RIVER, Massachusetts - Massachusetts police say a man locked his two young sons in the trunk of his car while he ran an errand. Fall River police say Michael Monahan put his kids, ages 3 and 6, in the trunk of his Pontiac Trans Am for several minutes Tuesday morning while he went inside a sailing shop. According to court records, Monahan told investigators the boys like to play in the trunk. The 35-year-old Monahan pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault and reckless endangerment of a child.--...More

Black Friday busiest day for plumbers

CINCINNATI, Ohio - U.S. plumbers say Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is their busiest day of the year, thanks to holiday meals and guests. Big holiday meal preparation and cleanup mean lots of grease and food go down the kitchen drain. Holiday guests require additional clothes washing, showers and toilet flushes, straining household plumbing. ?Often, a house already has partially clogged drains that aren?t noticeable until holiday guests arrive and overwhelm the system,? Paul Abrams, a spokesman for Roto-Rooter, a 24-hour plumbing company, said in a statement.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Police: Dad leaves boy and goes into strip club

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A man was arrested after police said he left his 5-year-old son in a tractor-trailer while he ducked into an Indianapolis strip club to drink. The 39-year-old was arrested at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday on child neglect and public intoxication charges after calling police to report his truck stolen and his child missing. Police said the man was too drunk to remember where he had parked---...More

Utah man makes wrong turn, sees train approaching

OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A man whose car became stuck on a set of railroad tracks bailed out before a commuter train plowed into it. Danny Ray Olsen, 62, said he took a wrong turn in Ogden and got his 1998 Nissan Sentra high-centered between two sets of rails Monday evening. He said he saw lights approaching in his rearview mirror and decided to get out---...More

Hunt on for former royal aide who killed boyfriend

London, England - A former royal aide convicted of murdering her boyfriend has failed to return to prison on schedule, British police said Tuesday. Jane Andrews, 42, did not report back to East Sutton Park prison, southeast of London, on Sunday night, Kent Police said. Andrews worked as a personal dresser to Sarah Ferguson, then the Duchess of York, for nine years until 1997. She was convicted of murdering Thomas Cressman, 40, in their London home in a fit of rage in 2000. Andrews was an ?intense person? who stabbed her lover to death while he slept after he refused to marry her----...More

Georgia church robber: 'Sorry but I'm poor'

ELLENWOOD, Ga. (AP) -- Someone made off with loot from a Georgia church but also left behind an apology. A note scrawled on the wall said: "Sorry but I'm poor. Forgive me Lord." The Rev. Roger Davis tells WSB-TV that expensive equipment including microphones and a laptop containing important records were stolen over the weekend from Berean Baptist Church. The robber broke locks and the church's safe, but it was empty---...More

Deputies use backhoe to find drugs in septic tank

FRIERSON, La. (AP) -- Flushed evidence doesn't go far if your toilet's on a septic system. DeSoto Parish sheriff's Lt. Toni Joe Morris said Tuesday that deputies brought in a backhoe when drug agents raided a home and business and met the owner coming out of a bathroom---...More

Agent showing house finds pile of bones

GIBSON, La. (AP) -- A real estate agent showing a house got to the basement and found about 100 human bones in a corner. James Kenny, a forensic investigator with the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office, says the bones found Saturday were so old that dirt had saturated the marrow inside them. He says they probably are remains of Native Americans buried long before the house was built---...More

Monday, November 23, 2009

Groom Ends Up Behind Bars After Bachelor Party

Montana - A Missoula man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a woman and a cop at his bachelor party. Police say 24-year-old Jordan Iddings and several friends started a fight at Hooters. After police kicked them out, they left in a limo to head downtown. Police say Iddings grabbed a women at Bodega, she slapped him and then he punched her. Court records say the bachelor party then headed to Reds. That?s where the men allegedly started a fight with bartenders. When police arrived they arrested Iddings, then he allegedly headbutted one of the officers.---...More

Cops Woman smuggled drugs,Pa. inmate with kiss

MERCER, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she passed a drug-filled balloon to a state prison inmate while kissing him. State police said guards at the State Correctional Institution-Mercer became suspicious when an inmate appeared to swallow something after a prolonged kiss with a visitor on Oct. 19----...More

Man who claimed disability spotted on TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California tax officials say an interior designer's false disability claim was uncovered when he was spotted on a home improvement television show----...More

Eye doc may lose license after calling patient fat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina doctor could lose his medical license after a patient complained he made cutting criticisms, including telling her she was fat. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the North Carolina Medical Board will decide if Dr. Earl Sunderhaus of Asheville overstepped the bounds of professional decency---...More

Ala. court says woman can't claim $41.8M jackpot

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Supreme Court says a woman who thought she had hit a jackpot worth almost $42 million at the Victoryland electronic bingo center will end up empty handed. The court ruled Friday that an electronic bingo machine that showed Sherry Knowles had won $41.8 million obviously malfunctioned and that she was actually due no more than $2 from the operation in Macon County---...More

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Woman leaves $40,000 at Md. shrine for safekeeping

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A woman quietly left $40,000 worth of rare U.S. coins near a Catholic shrine for safekeeping so the Virgin Mary could watch over her life savings while she was out of town, and apparently it worked: The money was returned to her when she got back a week later----...More

Couple arrested after reporting stolen marijuana

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A man and woman who reported to police that robbers stole their marijuana are now facing charges themselves. The 32-year-old man and 29-year-old woman told police five armed men came to their Wichita apartment late Monday night and took marijuana----...More

Utah teen to challenge citation for McDonald's rap

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The case of one of four teens who were cited after rapping their order at a McDonald's in Utah appears headed for trial---...More

Chunk of ice crashes through roof of Colorado home

BRUSH, Colo. (AP) -- A basketball-sized chunk of ice crashed through the roof of a family's Colorado home after apparently falling from an airplane passing overhead. Danelle Hagan and her 9-year-old daughter were at home in Brush on Saturday when they heard the kitchen ceiling come crashing down. They were not injured---...More

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Police: Would-be Seattle ninja impaled on fence

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police say a man who thought he was ninja was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it. An officer who was looking for an assault victim nearby Monday night heard the man screaming for help. Police supported him to prevent further injuries until medics arrived and took him to a hospital, where he was in serious condition in intensive care on Tuesday---...More

Alleged door-to-door pot seller picks wrong home

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A 19-year-old Brownsville man is jailed on a drug charge after he allegedly went door-to-door trying to sell marijuana. A Brownsville police spokesman says Anthony Carrazco's alleged scheme went awry when he knocked on a police officer's apartment door----...More

Kan. father, son suspect meteorite landed at home

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) -- A father and son have an extraterrestrial explanation for the strange rock that recently landed in their backyard in southwest Kansas. They are convinced it's a meteorite---...More

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mother offers 5-year-old girl for prostitution

SANFORD, North Carolina - A missing 5-year-old whose mother was accused of offering her for sex was found dead off a heavily wooded road in a rural area, ending a weeklong search. Searchers found Shaniya Davis? body southeast of Sanford, in central North Carolina. Two people have been charged in her disappearance, one of them her mother, Antoinette Davis, 25. Police charged Davis with human trafficking and felony child abuse, saying Shaniya was offered for prostitution. Authorities also charged Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, with kidnapping after they said surveillance footage from a Sanford hotel showed him carrying Shaniya there.----...More

Ohio Police: Repo man struck by repossessed car

CINCINNATI (AP) -- An Ohio man was accused of striking a repo man with his car when he tried to take it back after it was repossessed. Police said 41-year-old Charles Alexander was arrested late Saturday near his home in the small town of Silverton, near Cincinnati. He was held without bond Monday on a felony charge of attempted vehicular assault----...More

Drilling for Scotch whisky on frozen continent

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A beverage company has asked a team to drill through Antarctica's ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whisky that has been on the rocks since a century ago---...More

5 allegedly try to rob Nev. bank with fake warrant

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities say they have arrested five people who allegedly tried to rob a Nevada bank by presenting a false federal search warrant which demanded all of the money in the vault. The FBI says that when the Wells Fargo bank manager refused to comply Friday, he was handcuffed and threatened in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson---...More

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ohio 8th-grader suspended for wild Bengals haircut

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- A young Cincinnati Bengals fan has been penalized for clipping. Dustin Reader got the NFL team's stripes and "B" insignia cut into his hair as a tribute to the team's good season. When he showed up to school in the southwest Ohio city of Hamilton on Monday, officials put the eighth-grader into in-school suspension. The school said its code of conduct prohibits extreme and distracting hairstyles---...More

Police: Ex-clerk discounted hardware to woo man

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) -- A former home improvement store clerk in West Virginia has been charged with discounting $20,000 worth of merchandise to win a man's heart. Nitro police arrested 20-year-old Katie Lynn Smith Thursday on a fraudulent schemes charge. She had worked at Lowe's---...More

Man awakened in ditch with moonshine and rifle

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) -- When Ricky Butler went to sleep on a rural, East Tennessee roadside, he didn't have to worry about comfort but apparently he was feeling insecure. McMinn County deputies found the 31-year-old Decatur man sleeping on his back in a roadside ditch, with a loaded rifle on his chest and an almost empty jar of moonshine in the bib of his overalls.---...More

Man reaches under car and gets bitten by alligator

LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) -- A Pasco County man was bitten by an alligator that had parked itself under his car. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said 38-year-old Joseph Cannistra saw something lying under his car early Sunday morning. Thinking it was his dog, Cannistra reached underneath and was bitten on his hands by an alligator---...More

Thursday, November 12, 2009

1.5 lbs. of nails pulled from Peruvian's stomach

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- "They call me the hardware store," says Requelme Abanto from his hospital bed in northern Peru. Doctors in the city of Cajamarca said they removed 1.5 pounds of metal from Abanto's stomach, including nails, coins, and rusted copper wire and scrap metal---More

Police: Wife pulls knife on husband over vodka

CLAWSON, Mich. (AP) -- Police said a woman threatened her husband with a 7-inch knife after he threw away her bottle of vodka as she slept in their suburban Detroit home. Clawson police Lt. Scott Sarvello told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak the man returned home from work Sunday night to find his wife sleeping with a bottle of vodka. He threw away the bottle---...More

Charges dropped against Fla. men in sidewalk feud

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Prosecutors have decided to drop charges against two men who got into a raucous fist fight at a St. Petersburg City Council meeting. Frederick Dudley and Ronald Deaton were arrested in October after they began throwing punches during an argument over a decision to privatize a public sidewalk. The men, ages 76 and 61, respectively, were charged with disorderly conduct--...More

Wedding ring found in dump amid 10 tons of trash

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) -- Sanitation workers sorted through 10 tons of trash to recover a wedding ring accidentally thrown away by a New Jersey couple---...More

Irishman wins euro46,000 after island home disappears

DUBLIN (AP) -- A Northern Ireland filmmaker has won euro46,000 ($69,000) in damages after a judge ruled that his Irish island home was transformed into a parking lot while he was overseas for six years---...More

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Veteran’s Day Tribute

When America had an urgent need,
These brave ones raised a hand;
No hesitation held them back;
They were proud to take a stand.

They left their friends and family;
They gave up normal life;
To serve their country and their God,
They plowed into the strife.

They fought for freedom and for peace
On strange and foreign shores;
Some lost new friends; some lost their lives
In long and brutal wars.

Other veterans answered a call
To support the ones who fought;
Their country had requirements for
The essential skills they brought.

We salute each and every one of them,
The noble and the brave,
The ones still with us here today,
And those who rest in a grave.

So here’s to our country’s heroes;
They’re a cut above the rest;
Let’s give the honor that is due
To our country’s very best.

By Joanna Fuchs

New device takes gorilla's blood pressure

ATLANTA (AP) -- One of the gorillas at Zoo Atlanta has been under pressure lately. Zoo keepers, along with undergraduate students from Georgia Tech and reseachers from Emory University, got a western lowland gorilla named Ozzie to voluntarily have his blood pressure taken by a machine students designed called the Gorilla Tough Cuff. Zoo officials say it's the first time a gorilla has ever voluntarily had its blood pressure taken in any zoo in the world.----...More

NC school sells test points for $20 to raise money

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- A middle school in North Carolina is selling test scores to students in a bid to raise money.---...More

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chew on this: Conn. police say gum thefts increase

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Police in several Connecticut towns said they're dealing with a sticky situation - chewing gum thefts. According to authorities, the number of people caught stealing chewing gum has noticeably increased recently. They believe the chewy contraband is ending up on the black market, where it's harder to trace than some other stolen goods...More

Stupid News:Graffiti artist ran out of purple

PALM BAY, Florida - Police in Florida said a graffiti artist left an apology — not for the crime of vandalism, but for an artistic infraction: “Ran out of purple.” Palm Bay police said the message was found scrawled next to a costly yet apparently unfinished purple tagging reading “Solo,” Florida Today reported.....more

Woman said she had cancer - Used money for boob job

Texas - Count Trista Joy Lathern’s husband and co-workers among those who now feel misled and betrayed by her alleged pretense that she had breast cancer and was undergoing the rigors of chemotherapy. Lathern, 24, formerly of Robinson, was arrested on theft by deception charges after authorities say she lied about her medical condition, watched as friends raised $10,000 for her at a benefit and then reportedly spent the proceeds on breast-augmentation surgery....More

Monday, November 9, 2009

New fair targets France's 260,000 annual divorces

PARIS (AP) -- The city of romance got a lesson in love's hard knocks Sunday, as thousands flocked to the French capital's first divorce fair--...More

Fla. police: Graffiti artist left work incomplete

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Florida say a graffiti artist who apparently ran out of paint midway through a spray-painted creation left a note to potential critics to explain the unfinished work.---...More

Authorities say man stole car to face theft charge

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol say a man stole a car to make a court appearance on a previous auto theft charge---...More

Homeowner Finds Dead Body in Front Yard

CENTENNIAL, Colorado - Police suspect foul play in the death of a man found in the front yard of a Centennial home. Twenty-three-year-old Andrew Gleston Graham was discovered by the homeowner at about 5:30 a.m. Police have not said how he died, but they say the death is being investigated as a homicide. Graham lived about a mile away from the yard where his body was found.---

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Burglar sends paper homemade mug shot

SWANSEA, Wales - An alleged burglar wanted by Welsh authorities sent a newspaper a picture of himself because he didn?t like the mug shot it published. A spokesman for the South Wales Evening Post said Matthew Maynard, 23, whose mug shot appeared in the paper during the weekend as part of a police effort to track down wanted suspects. He telephoned the paper he was not happy with the picture and that he would send in another. --...More

Cop Shoots Teen in Face After He Pulled Pellet Gun

NEW YORK - A police detective shot a New York teen in the face after he pulled a realistic-looking pellet gun during an argument in the Bronx. Police say 15-year-old Marcus Bonner was hit in the cheek, but survived. He was hospitalized in stable condition. Authorities say a group of officers were conducting an undercover drug operation when they spotted the teen threatening a group of rival youths with the gun.---...More

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Odd News:Giant snake capture was a hoax

MIAMI, Florida - A man who caught a 14-foot python in a Florida drain pipe was charged with perpetrating a hoax after wildlife officers discovered he owned the snake and put it in the pipe in order to stage the capture. Justin Matthews, a professional animal trapper, later admitted that he had ?staged the event to call attention to a growing problem of irresponsible pet ownership,? the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Matthews was charged with misusing the 911 emergency system and maintaining captive wildlife in an unsafe manner. --More

SKorean woman passes driver's exam on 950th try

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A woman in South Korea who tried to pass the written exam for a driver's license with near-daily attempts since April 2005 has finally succeeded on her 950th time. The aspiring driver spent more than 5 million won ($4,200) in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test....--More

Oregon man charged with DUI after 911 call

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon police have charged a man with drunken driving after he called 911 to report his marijuana as stolen but the dispatcher couldn't understand him because he was vomiting while on the road....--More

Friday, November 6, 2009

Man fined for 911 call over missing McDonald's OJ

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) -- A 20-year-old man who called 911 to get his fast-food order straightened out has been told to pay a $300 fine. Washington County, Ore., sheriff's deputies said Raibin Raof Osman called the emergency line to complain that a McDonald's in Aloha had left out a box of orange juice from his drive-through order. A restaurant employee later called 911 to report that Osman and others who were with him were blocking the lane, knocking on restaurant windows and intimidating em---...More

Police find mail carrier passed out drunk in truck

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police officers reported finding a mail carrier passed out drunk in his U.S. Postal Service mail truck in Boynton Beach. According to a release, police received a 911 call Wednesday afternoon reporting a mail truck parked on the side of a road with the driver slumped over the wheel. Officers found a 29-year-old man, whose blood alcohol content was tested to be .264 and .258, more than three times the legal limit--...More

Sheboygan man tries to sell the rights to his name

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Unemployed and desperate, a 19-year-old Sheboygan man is trying to sell one of the only things he owns - his name. Calvin Gosz has put the rights to give him a new name on eBay. He said if people can have a name like Mercedes for free, "why wouldn't McDonald's pay for me to have Ronald McDonald as a name?" Gosz said he moved to Wisconsin from Florida in September. He's filled out more than a dozen job applications, but so far no luck.--...More

Terrorist Attack At Fort Hood-Major Malik Nadal Hasan Shoots 44 People

Shooter Major Malik Nadal Hasan Kills 13 and 31 wounded at Fort Hood Texas.

Malik Nadal Hasan A Muslim extremist infiltrates the US Military and goes on a Jihad.

Fort Hood shooting: Army psychiatrist named as gunman is still aliveUS major unconscious and under military guard after being shot four times during Texas base rampage that killed 13

The US army psychiatrist who allegedly shot dead 13 people and wounded 30 when he went on a rampage at Fort Hood military base in Texas is alive in a hospital under military guard.

The gunman, identified as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, was initially reported to have been killed. But it emerged early this morning he survived despite being shot four times by a police officer. He is on a ventilator and unconscious, according to military officials. "I would say his death is not imminent," a military spokesman told the Associated Press.

Hasan was about to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, said Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican senator for Texas. One of Hasan's cousins, Nader Hasan, told reporters the major was dreading going to war, having counselled scores of returning soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder....More

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pet Cat Has Swine Flu H1N1

Iowa - Vets in Iowa said that a household cat had tested positive for swine flu ? the first known case in the world of the new pandemic strain spreading to the feline population. The domestic shorthair, a 13-year-old castrated male, apparently caught A(H1N1) off its owners ? two of the three members of the family had previously contracted the deadly virus. ?This is the first cat that we are aware of with the pandemic H1N1,? said Dr. Brett Sponseller, an assistant professor of veterinary microbiology who helped treat the pet at Iowa State University?s College of Veterinary Medicine. ----...More

Mexican Doctors Accused of Selling Newborns

MEXICO CITY - Three doctors and a nurse have been arrested for allegedly selling newborns after telling mothers their babies had died at a private hospital in Mexico City. Police uncovered the scheme after one of the women learned her baby was alive and had been sold. He said she told authorities she heard her baby cry but when she asked to see the child, doctors told her she had to wait until the effects of the anesthetics wore off. Later, doctors told her the baby had been taken to another hospital. A day later, the woman was told her baby died and had been cremated.---...More

Woman pleads guilty in road rage dressing case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho woman accused of ramming her pickup into another car, then hurling ranch salad dressing at the vehicle, has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. Tiffany M. Wallace, 18, entered the plea in 4th District Court Monday in a deal with prosecutors. The Idaho Statesman reported Wallace was scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11---...More

Mom gets jail after teen rides in box atop van

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A woman pleaded guilty and will spend five days in jail after letting her daughter ride in a cardboard box on top of their van. The judge ordered Jackie Knott to 90 days jail time, of which she will serve only five days---...More

NH woman's car hit by a escaped boar on interstate

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire wildlife officials said a boar that ran into the side of a woman's car on Interstate 89 in New London most likely escaped from a private game preserve. Becky Field said she didn't realize her car had been hit by a boar until a state trooper told her after her vehicle was damaged on Sunday night---...More

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wis. firefighter accused of drugging wife's tea

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A veteran Milwaukee firefighter was charged with drugging his wife's tea with his anti-depressent medication because he said he wanted to calm her after an argument. A criminal complaint charges the 43-year-old man with a felony. He was in the Milwaukee County jail Tuesday on $10,000 bail and was unavailable for comment---...More

Man angry with police response walks onto roadway

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Portland man described as unhappy about police response time to his 911 call walked onto Interstate 5 near Woodburn in an apparent attempt to get assistance more quickly---...More

Mich. county seeks to prevent shouting at inmates

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) -- A new law takes effect in early December making it illegal to give a shout-out to an inmate at the Van Buren County Jail. A century-old section of the jail in the heart of Paw Paw has no air conditioning, so its barred windows are opened in warm weather. The wing stands only a few feet from the sidewalk, separated from it by a tall chain-link fence crowned by spirals of razor wire---...More

Police: Valet's umbrella saves woman from attack

BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston parking valet armed with an umbrella is being credited for helping a woman fight off a knife-wielding purse snatcher. Police said Tuesday that 61-year-old Barbara Pero of Auburn was attacked Monday night outside a Boston condominium just after her car was brought up by a valet parking service. A man forced his way into the car and threatened to kill her---...More

Town makes it illegal to own more than 3 cats

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) -- It's now illegal in one Massachusetts town to own more than three cats without getting a special license. Voters at a town meeting in Dudley on Monday night added language to a town bylaw that makes it illegal to own more than three cats without a $50 residential kennel license. Dudley is about 60 miles southwest of Boston---...More

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Camera found in bathroom of Christian bookstore

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- A 28-year-old clerk at a Christian bookstore in Simi Valley has been arrested on charges of peeping at customers in the restroom with a video camera. Police said the man was cited and released on suspicion of peeping by means of an electronic device Sunday after a customer spotted the device hidden among boxes in the corner of the bathroom of the Family Christian Book Store---...More

Police: Mich. Man without vehicle steals ambulance

EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities said a 31-year-old Detroit man who was stranded at a southeast Michigan hospital face charges after he stole an ambulance. Police said the man stole the ambulance from the St. John River District Hospital in St. Clair County's East China Township on Saturday night after people inside the facility refused to give him a ride to St. Clair where his vehicle was located.---...More

Officials find gator that escaped at show and tell

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Officials believe they have found an alligator that escaped from a wildlife officer who brought the animal to his daughter's school for show and tell---...More

Crime-weary Ohioans say cops tell them to move out

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Residents of Ohio's capital city are complaining that police officers are telling them to move out if they're fed up with neighborhood crime---...More

Man convicted in orange rabbit pedicab hit-and-run

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Mercedes driver testified he didn't see the 6-foot-tall orange rabbit driving a pedicab because he was fumbling for a dropped cell phone---

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mafia boss arrested in chicken farm raid

Italy - Italian police arrested one of the country?s most wanted mafia fugitives after tearing down a wall in a dawn raid at a chicken farm where he had built a hideout. Salvatore Russo, the 51-year-old head of a Camorra clan carrying his name, had been sentenced to life in prison for homicide and links to organised crime and was on the run since 1995. The arrest was made at the farm near Naples after he returned from hunting. The alleged clan leader had set up a small hideout at the chicken and rabbit farm.--...More

Cops: TN mechanic disabled parked cars for repairs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee police said a mechanic was drumming up business by tampering with parked cars, then charging to help start them. Police arrested 41-year-old Christopher Walls of Johnson City on Thursday night---...More

Men accused of pawning stolen items for bail cash

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Two Bozeman men have been arrested on probation violations after police said they tried to pawn a truckload of stolen items to bail a friend out of jail. Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said the two 21-year-old men arrived at a pawn shop Saturday morning with about $20,000 worth of goods including bikes, televisions and tools---...More

Ex-Notre Dame worker to repay much of $29,000 tip

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A woman mistakenly tipped $29,000 by the University of Notre Dame in her catering paycheck will return more than half of the money in $50 monthly payments over the next 28 years---...More

McPrank: 4 Utah teens cited for McDonald's rap

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A rap by four teenagers at a McDonald's has gotten them a bad rap in one Utah city---...More