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Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

22 Jun 2017 0 Comments
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle. According to police, a woman entered a Spencer's store in Little Rock's Park Plaza Mall at midday Wednesday and tried to return an item. A police report says that the woman became frustrated when she was refused money and tried to leave with a stripper pole instead. Little Rock television station KATV reports (http://bit.ly/2sv87Kr Read more [...]

British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

22 Jun 2017 0 Comments
LONDON (AP) -- Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the gray and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. Devon County Council spokesman David Beasley said about 30 Read more [...]

Game on … and on: 11-day hockey marathon set for Buffalo

22 Jun 2017 0 Comments
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game spanning 11 days - or 251 hours, to be exact. Their goal is to raise $1 million for cancer research and break the Guinness World Record mark of 250 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds set during Read more [...]

Adviser quits in vote tampering scandal at California school

21 Jun 2017 0 Comments
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) -- Students at a Southern California high school got a lesson in political corruption after it was revealed that a faculty adviser rigged the election for class president and two other races. In an email last week to parents, the principal of Vista Murrieta High said the company that handled ballot counting confirmed fraudulent votes made online changed the outcome of elections for 2019 president, 2019 secretary and 2018 president. "This is a very unfortunate Read more [...]

Goodwill returns $97K to Ohio couple in mistaken donation

21 Jun 2017 0 Comments
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A couple has gotten back nearly $100,000 they mistakenly donated to Goodwill Industries in Ohio The (Zanesville) Times Recorder reports (http://ohne.ws/2rQhMrB ) two Goodwill employees in Zanesville initially thought it was play money or counterfeit cash after finding $97,000 in hundred dollar bills in a duffel bag inside a box of clothes last week. The duffel bag also contained legal documents and the last will and testament for Dan and Lynette Leckrone of Read more [...]

Roadkill: It’s what’s for dinner under new Oregon law

21 Jun 2017 0 Comments
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat. And it's not as unusual as people might think. About 20 other states also allow people to take meat from animals killed by vehicles. Aficionados say roadkill can be high-quality, grass-fed Read more [...]

Senior student mocks school’s dress code with yearbook quote

20 Jun 2017 0 Comments
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A teenager has left a permanent mark on her long-running battle against her high school's dress code. Eighteen-year-old West Milford High School senior Victoria DiPaolo chose a black off-the-shoulder top for her senior photo, and her yearbook quote below the photo reads: "I'm sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?" The school says it prohibits tops that expose stomachs, shorts and skirts that are deemed a distraction and anything with Read more [...]

California deputies harness wayward Llama

20 Jun 2017 0 Comments
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A couple of Solano County sheriff's deputies are one wayward llama's heroes after they saved it from traffic. KTVU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rMBBok ) deputies David Hollingsworth and Jordan Austin "found themselves having to think outside the box to coax this llama out of the roadway after it escaped from its pasture." The Llama went wayward Monday and the deputies corralled it without incident. Dashcam video shows the deputies putting a pink harness on Read more [...]

Woman who hid gun in her vagina gets probation in drug case

20 Jun 2017 0 Comments
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession. Ashley Cecilia Castaneda has been sentenced to 10 years on deferred probation for methamphetamine possession. The 33-year-old Waco woman also was fined $2,500. Waco police say that when Castaneda was arrested in 2015, she told officers on her way to McLennan County Jail that she was packing a loaded handgun in her birth Read more [...]

Wicked long: Restaurant hopes to land lobster roll record

19 Jun 2017 0 Comments
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- It's a lobster lover's dream. A Portsmouth, New Hampshire, restaurant is hoping it set the record for the longest lobster roll at 159 feet, 6 inches (49 meters). A lobster roll is usually made from a hot dog-type bun stuffed with lobster meat. The creation by the British Beer Company on Sunday took up several tables before it was cut up and served. Chef James Gibney says 200 pounds (91 kilograms) of lobster meat went into the sandwich and 48 pounds (22 kilograms) Read more [...]
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