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Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning. Full Story

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Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park. Full Story

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Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Full Story

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Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Full Story

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79-year-old player joins Dubuque elementary band

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. Full Story

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National Zoo names two baby animals

Thu Apr 17, 2014

A sloth bear cub and a seal pup at the National Zoo have new names, the zoo announced. Full Story

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Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Fri Apr 18, 2014

- Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Full Story

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Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

Tue Apr 15, 2014

- A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. Full Story