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  • Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn’t want him to leave. Eric Abramovitz, currently with the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee, is a Canadian clarinetist who in 2013 applied to study at Los Angeles’ Coburn […]
  • Someone didn’t buy work gloves but left a ring inside

    SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois hardware store is looking for a man who apparently tried on a pair of snug work gloves and left a ring inside. Mark Driscoll, owner of Ace Hardware in Sugar Grove, Illinois, says he found the ring when he went to buy a pair of gloves before a […]
  • Signs seeking return of heirloom: ‘My mother will kill me’

    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A recent college graduate desperate to recover a family heirloom mistakenly left curbside when he moved out of his apartment is plastering his neighborhood with signs warning, “My mother will kill me.” Colin Trimmer is offering a reward for the return of his great-grandmother’s iron and brass bed frame, given to […]
  • Emergency slide accidently deployed from plane

    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — An emergency slide was accidentally deployed from a plane at a Connecticut airport, causing the flight to be delayed for several hours. Delta officials at Bradley International Airport tell WVIT-TV the chute was deployed before passengers boarded a flight to Detroit on Thursday. No one was hurt, and no damage […]
  • Firefighters break windows of car blocking hydrant

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters had to break the windows and run a hose through a car that was blocking a fire hydrant in New Jersey. Firefighters arrived on the scene of a house fire early Thursday in Hamilton Township. But they found the car parked in front of the hydrant. A picture posted […]
  • Trucks collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads. Two tractor-trailers collided Thursday on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas, causing one to spill hundreds of mini-bottles of the cinnamon-flavored whiskey on the highway. Over the past year, Arkansas drivers have endured a veritable feast spilled on their roadways. […]
  • Airplane-towed banner falls in NJ, smashes car window

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey’s statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car. The banner fell under clear skies Thursday as the plane flew over the state’s capital before hitting a black Kia sedan. It carried an advertisement for […]
  • Snapchat snafu: Alleged drug dealer leads clients to police

    MORGANFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A suspected Kentucky drug dealer likely tanked his reviews after police say a wrong phone number posted on Snapchat led clients straight to police. The Gleaner cites a Morganfield police release that says an officer received calls and texts Sunday from someone seeking to buy marijuana from a person called “Dunk.” […]
  • Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again. Piedmont Columbus Regional said in a statement that sisters Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis went into labor on the same day last week and gave birth nearly at the same time at the hospital’s midtown campus in west Georgia. The […]
  • The Latest: Raccoon that climbed St. Paul tower set free

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a raccoon that climbed an office tower in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The raccoon that climbed the outside of a 25-story building in Minnesota before being lured into a trap with cat food has been set free. Christina Valdivia is general manager […]