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April 23, 2018 - 4:47 pm
MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine apple orchard employee's attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack" has ended with a similar result. Authorities say the orchard employee started a fire on Saturday to try to smoke a woodchuck out from a hole in the ground in Monmouth. The...
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April 23, 2018 - 8:46 am
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has fined a woman $500 for not declaring she was bringing a free apple into the U.S. that she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris. Crystal Tadlock tells KDVR-TV in Denver that flight attendants had passed out the apples and she placed...
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April 21, 2018 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver. But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to deliver the important...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Oh sprat! A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania...
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April 20, 2018 - 8:55 am
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Lucy is a lover of long walks and a shared dinner of weeds, and she's looking for love. At least according to an ad the 2-year-old Embden goose's owner placed in a Facebook page last week. Brandy Hall tells The Sun Herald of Biloxi that she has taken it upon herself to...
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April 20, 2018 - 8:29 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo. WEWS-TV reports that the bus left Cleveland several hours late on Thursday and was headed east through Pennsylvania when it started experiencing problems. The...
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Casey Sykes /The Grand Rapids Press via AP
April 19, 2018 - 9:38 pm
ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters. WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 pounds,...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:31 pm
MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath. A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that...
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AP Photo/Jay Reeves
April 18, 2018 - 9:11 am
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste.
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April 16, 2018 - 11:52 am
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. The Saginaw News reports nothing was found in the search Sunday at Planet Fitness in...
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