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Mystery donor slips $1,000 bill into Morgantown kettle

MORGANTOWN — A mystery donor in Morgantown is continuing a tradition that began in the late 1970s.

Every year since at least 1978, someone has slipped a $1,000 bill into a Salvation Army kettle in the city.

Salvation Army Lt. Allen...

Mystery donor slips $1,000 bill into Morgantown kettle

MORGANTOWN — A mystery donor in Morgantown is continuing a tradition that began in the late 1970s.

Every year since at least 1978, someone has slipped a $1,000 bill into a Salvation Army kettle in the city.

Salvation Army Lt. Allen...

College implodes Detroit-area office building
College implodes Detroit-area office building

EBay bid of $8,000 won grad student rights to push demolition button

Countless crows, droppings rankle Ohio residents

AP Photo OHSPR102, OHSPR103, OHSPR101

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Thousands of crows roosting at night in a western Ohio city’s downtown leave some residents comparing the crow-laden landscape to the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The...

Alabama to recall license plate with gay slur

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Revenue said it will recall a personalized license plate with a gay slur.

Revenue Department spokeswoman Amanda Collier said the license plate with the saying “NOHOMO” slipped...

Bacon, pet psychic turn up zilch in 5-month search
Bacon, pet psychic turn up zilch in 5-month search

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner’s five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated ...

Man gets trapped in wall of Denver restaurant

DENVER — Police said a man who was living in the rafters above a Denver restaurant crashed through the ceiling, triggered a flood and got trapped in a wall.

Officers responded to a report of a man falling through the ceiling at the Yard...

3 Vermont college students cited for stealing live chicken

BURLINGTON, Vt. — University of Vermont Police said three students are facing charges for stealing a chicken from a Burlington home, killing it and eating it at a university dormitory.

Police said 18-year-olds Cameron Dube, Darien Newman ...

Calves spill onto Florida highway after crash

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A tractor-trailer carrying 130 calves overturned along the Florida Turnpike, but police have traffic going once again.

Numerous calves spilled out of the semi and were loose on both sides of the highway about 2:30 a.m....

Squirrels munch on Cincinnati Zoo’s holiday lights

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo’s holiday light display is under attack by roaming resident squirrels who seem to like chewing the wires, and animal-loving officials have been torn about how to stop them.

The Cincinnati Enquirer ...

Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

The Kansas City, Missouri-based company alerted retailers to the...

Student charged after teacher eats pot brownie

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Police say a Maryland teenager eating a pot brownie in class panicked when his teacher asked him for a piece of the treat, and that he is now charged for obliging.

Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that the 17-year-...

School bus battery thefts leave students stranded

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Thieves have given students in metro Atlanta a new excuse for missing class: The battery was stolen from my school bus.

Dekalb County Schools police said a total of 90 batteries have been stolen from the school...

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