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Streep out, but plenty of New Jersey talent in Hall of Fame

06 May 2018 0 Comments
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Meryl Streep has made her "Sophie's choice" between the New Jersey Hall of Fame and her hit HBO series "Big Little Lies," choosing the TV show. Streep won't be among the inductees at Sunday night's New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremony in Asbury Park because you have to be present to be inducted. Inductees will include Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist and "Sopranos" star Steven Van Zandt and Frankie Valli and the Four Read more [...]

Colorado woman cited after microwave blows up urine sample

06 May 2018 0 Comments
DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado woman has been cited by police after a container of what appeared to be urine blew up as she was heating it up in a microwave at a 7-Eleven. Police say the incident occurred in the convenience store chain's Aurora location last week when the clerk heard a loud bang and saw 26-year-old Angelique Sanchez take a white plastic bottle out of the microwave. A police report says when confronted by the clerk, Sanchez wiped a yellow liquid that smelled like urine Read more [...]

Florida woman’s gruesome roach-in-ear tale goes viral

05 May 2018 0 Comments
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Those screams you hear? They're the collective sounds of primal anguish after reading a Florida woman's account of waking up with a palmetto bug in her ear. (That's the polite name for a flying cockroach, for those of you not acquainted with the reviled Sunshine State insects.) Katie Holley's gruesome experience happened in the early morning hours of April 14. Soon after, her sister-in-law - who works as an editor for Self Magazine - asked her to pen an Read more [...]

Hungry bear breaks into California home, snacks on fruit

05 May 2018 0 Comments
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) -- A hungry bear broke into a California home and snacked on bread and fruit before sheriff's deputies were able to chase it away. The Placer County sheriff's office posted a video of the bear inside the house on its Twitter account Thursday. Bears are coming out of hibernation and deputies say this particular bear broke into a house at Northstar, North Lake Tahoe for groceries. The homeowners called for help. In the video, the bear can be seen on a kitchen Read more [...]

Ohio couple awakens to find stranger asleep on couch

05 May 2018 0 Comments
RITTMAN, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a couple in Ohio was startled to find a stranger who had helped himself to leftover Easter candy and then fell asleep on the couch of their apartment. Rittman police say a 36-year-old man climbed through an unlocked window, got his a sugar fix and fell asleep overnight Friday in the couple's living room. A male resident of the home called 911 around 6 a.m. to report that "some random guy" wouldn't wake up. He can be heard yelling at the man to Read more [...]

Michigan Catholic school ends prom ‘modesty poncho’ plan

04 May 2018 0 Comments
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- A principal at a Michigan Catholic high school has rescinded a plan to require female students to wear "modesty ponchos" at prom if their dresses are too revealing. Some students and parents at Divine Child High School in Dearborn had called the policy a form of body shaming. Principal Eric Haley issued a statement Tuesday through the Archdiocese of Detroit, saying that the ponchos were intended to remind students of the dress code, not to make them feel uncomfortable. Read more [...]

Officials: Man robs same bank day after release from prison

04 May 2018 0 Comments
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Authorities say a man sent to state prison for bank robbery has robbed the same Cleveland bank branch the day after his release. Federal prosecutors in Cleveland say 40-year-old Markiko Sonnie Lewis was indicted Tuesday on a single count of bank robbery for robbing a Cleveland Key Bank branch April 12. Prosecutors say he took just over $1,000. Lewis, of Maple Heights, was sentenced to 30 months in prison in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Common Pleas Court in April Read more [...]

Man charged with shooting smoke detector to quiet it

04 May 2018 0 Comments
BARTON, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man is facing charges that he used a shotgun to silence a smoke detector in the kitchen of his apartment. Police say two shots fired Monday afternoon from the 20-gauge shotgun owned by 68-year-old Leroy Mason, of Barton, hit the adjoining wall of an occupied apartment. Police say Mason has complained about frequent false alarms from his smoke detector, and he was upset fire crews wouldn't relocate it so he "took it upon himself to relocate the smoke detector, Read more [...]

Girl survives 5-story fall after landing in fresh mulch

03 May 2018 0 Comments
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a 3-year-old girl survived with just minor injuries after falling as far as five stories from a window and landing in freshly spread mulch. Stamford police tell The Advocate the girl fell from the apartment building window Tuesday afternoon. She was moving and crying when found. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Brian Butler says the girl was being watched by her sight-impaired grandmother and an aunt when she Read more [...]

Michigan police ‘pawfficer’ gets name, rank on force

03 May 2018 0 Comments
TROY, Mich. (AP) -- A suburban Detroit police department has created a new rank of "pawfficer" for the cat that has joined the force. The Troy police department announced Tuesday the kitty will be named Badges. That was the winning name from a Twitter poll, narrowly beating out Donut. The department added the cat to its ranks last month after auditioning five felines from the Michigan Humane Society. Badges will be used for therapeutic purposes and make public appearances. A Troy Read more [...]
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