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Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

Tue Jul 22, 2014

A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket. Full Story

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Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy. Full Story

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200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables. Full Story

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High water moves Alaska regatta into parking lot

Tue Jul 22, 2014

High water forced the cancellation of the Red Green Regatta in Fairbanks over the weekend, with the fun moved off the water and into a parking lot. Full Story

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Another tiny Wyoming town goes up for sale

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin. Full Story

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Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

Tue Jul 22, 2014

There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we're talking pastry here -- maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard. Full Story

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Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones. Full Story

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Hunt on for possible anaconda in New Jersey lake

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake -- possibly an anaconda -- slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water. Full Story

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Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday. Full Story

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Deja Phew: Plane lands on NY highway for 2nd time

Mon Jul 21, 2014

A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he's lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn't hit anyone. Full Story

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Robber who hit same bank, teller twice sentenced

Tue Jul 22, 2014

A 24-year-old man who a month after being released from prison for a bank robbery held up the same bank and teller has been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars. Full Story

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Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. Full Story

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Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. Full Story

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History buffs? Police say museum's dinosaur stolen

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Talk about exploring the past. Police say a pair of thieves stole a baby dinosaur replica from a science museum and took props from a history exhibit at another facility. Full Story

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Police: Arrested man ordered 5 pizzas to station

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting -- five pizzas showed up at the station. Full Story

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Couple bringing crazed cat home after calling 911

Sun Jul 20, 2014

A cat is heading back home after spending time in quarantine following an attack on its central Florida owners that prompted a 911 call. Full Story

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Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. Full Story

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Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed

Sun Jul 20, 2014

An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court. Full Story

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Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

Tue Jul 22, 2014

A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska. Full Story