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Deep doo-doo: Man rolls in dog poop to try avoiding arrest

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is in deep doo-doo after police say he rolled around in dog doo-doo to avoid arrest.

Police in Wilkes-Barre say Maurice Franklin dropped to the ground and floundered in the waste as they...

Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light
Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light


Associated Press

It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black ...

Kentucky town has had enough of the ‘Frozen’ weather
Kentucky town has had enough of the ‘Frozen’ weather

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The cold might not bother Disney’s Queen Elsa, but it’s wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular “Frozen” character’s arrest....

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile slams into pole, snarls traffic

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — An iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has crashed into a pole in Pennsylvania.

Officials say the giant hot dog on wheels slid off a road and slammed into a pole on Sunday in Enola, near Harrisburg.

No injuries were...

Woman gives stranger kidney; now they're in love

The Courier-Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She was his perfect match: Along with a kidney, she gave him her heart.

Ashley McIntyre and Danny Robinson got engaged on Christmas, less than a year after McIntyre heard about Robinson's...

Emergency services deduce ‘banana’ in pine tree is geocache

LINCOLN, Neb. — Emergency personnel and a bomb disposal expert have determined that a suspicious “banana” hanging in a pine tree in Nebraska is simply a harmless geocache.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported that a utility...

2 sleeping in dumpster get emptied into garbage truck

TAMPA, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a man and woman who were intoxicated had to be rescued after falling asleep in a dumpster that was later emptied into a garbage truck.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials say the couple...

Middle school students given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

MONESSEN, Pa. — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students.

The students were given puzzles based on the erotic novel and movie “Fifty...

California city hopes a little humor might slow down drivers

AP Photo CACCT101, CACCT102

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city is using humor to get drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention.

The city of Hayward has placed traffic signs along a downhill boulevard that...

Cops seeking suspect find him after his Greyhound bus selfie

AMBRIDGE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania police chief says officers found a man trying to flee assault charges because he posted a selfie on Facebook while sitting on a Greyhound bus out of town.

Ambridge Chief James Mann tells the Beaver County...

75-year-old man tackles suspect, threatens to break his arm

WASHINGTON, Pa. — A 75-year-old man helped in the arrest of a shoplifting suspect at a Pennsylvania mall by tackling him and threatening to break his arm if he tried to escape.

Charlie Burton, of Fombell, says he was a vendor at the...

Israeli busted for drugs after leaving CV in bag with stash

JERUSALEM — An Israeli man looking for a job may need to add “drug dealer” to his resume. Or, perhaps: No more Mr. Niceguy.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says officers arrested the 27-year-old from central Israel after...

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