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Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI
Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

GATES, N.Y. — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar’s “zombie prom” party.

Police in the town...

Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI
Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

GATES, N.Y. — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar’s “zombie prom” party.

Police in the town...

Iowa residents create Halloween hay bale art

CHARITON, Iowa — Residents in a southern Iowa county have been creating works of art from hay bales for Halloween.

Lucas County’s annual hay bale art contest features more than 30 entries in three towns this year. The roadside...

Suit: Breasts burned at Philadelphia hookah lounge

PHILADELPHIA — A woman said her breasts were burned by hot coals as people danced around a stripper pole at a Philadelphia hookah lounge.

Katelyn Sobon outlined her allegations in a lawsuit against Trilogy Nightclub and Hookah Lounge and ...

‘Hello Kitty’ arrested on drunken driving charge

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GORHAM, Maine — Police said a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Gorham police said officers stopped Carrie Gipson, 37, of Westbrook, at about ...

TSA finds cannon barrel in Maui traveler’s luggage

HONOLULU — An airline passenger flying out of Maui checked in with a weapon not often seen in baggage — the barrel of a cannon.

Transportation Security Administration officials confirmed they spotted the cannon barrel last week in...

Police: Man in zebra print dress robbed bank, held
Police: Man in zebra print dress robbed bank, held

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A man accused of wearing a zebra print dress while robbing a New Hampshire bank has been arrested.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reported Bart Augustus was charged Tuesday with a felony count of robbery. He already was ...

Man wakes up to find stranger in bed with him

CLINTON, Conn. — A Connecticut man was arrested after police said he wandered into the wrong home drunk and got in bed with a stranger, who woke up startled and called 911.

Police said the incident happened early Saturday morning at an...

Horse rescued from swimming pool

MESA, Ariz. — A horse in suburban Phoenix needed rescuing after it led itself to water and did more than just drink.

Mesa firefighters said the horse was wandering outside of its pen Saturday when the animal somehow fell into the...

Dancing priests become Internet sensation
Dancing priests become Internet sensation

ROME — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

The Rev. ...

HallowEast event to feature live Clue game
HallowEast event to feature live Clue game

Who did it? With what weapon? And where?

Charleston residents will be able to answer these iconic questions as they participate in a live, Clue-themed murder mystery Thursday evening as the opening event for East End Main Street’s annual...

Ancient tomb mosaic unveiled
Ancient tomb mosaic unveiled

ATHENS, Greece — Archaeologists digging through a vast ancient tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a floor mosaic that covers the whole area of a room seen as the antechamber to the main burial ground.

The mosaic, 10 feet ...

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon
Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

The 29-year-old woman expects to die no later than Nov. 1. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to...

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