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    Attorney: Convicted tax schemer is too fat for prison

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison. Curtis Fallgatter wrote in a court filing on Monday that Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn’t have an average man’s life expectancy because he’s 5-foot-9 and weighs […]
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    Crash leads to fight, stun gun, arrests on Indiana racetrack

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Two racecar drivers have been arrested after getting into a fistfight following a crash on an Indiana racetrack that ended with a police officer using a stun gun on one of the drivers. A video posted online from Saturday’s race at Anderson Speedway shows one vehicle driving onto the second car’s […]
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    Candidate touts apparent hoax idea of drug-sniffing bunnies

    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected — even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Republican nominee Dave Gautreau broached the idea Thursday at a Phoenixville mayoral forum. The candidate told […]
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    Neigh-sayers welcome at this pet-friendly Kentucky motel

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian horse has had the opportunity to watch television for the first time at a pet-friendly Kentucky motel. Lindsey Partridge of Ontario, Canada, told The Lexington Herald-Leader she stopped to check in Oct. 4 at the Super 8 in Georgetown on her way to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s […]
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    Pathologist toting human organs while drunk gets probation

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana pathologist who was hauling human organ samples in his pickup truck when he was arrested on drunken driving charges has pleaded guilty. Seventy-five-year-old Elmo A. Griggs was sentenced last week to a year of probation in Morgan County after pleading guilty to one count of operating a vehicle while […]
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    Man builds 2-story ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween

    PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home. Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. […]
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    UK coast guard comes to aid of struggling dog in North Sea

    CUMMINGSTON, Scotland (AP) — A waterlogged dog has the coast guard to thank for coming to its rescue in the North Sea. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter on a training mission spotted the struggling cockerpoo that was being swept out to sea Sunday morning near Cummingston on Scotland’s northeast coast. The crew promptly alerted […]
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    Life-size Pope cutout stolen from church returned intact

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a life-size cutout of Pope Francis that was stolen from a New Jersey church during a bingo fundraiser has been returned intact. New Jersey police say the theft occurred sometime Thursday night at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Gloucester County. A post made on the department’s Facebook […]
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    Man wounded in shooting during fight in Tombstone saloon

    TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities say a saloon shooting in the Old West town of Tombstone put one man in the hospital with a leg wound and another in jail. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting occurred in Doc Holliday’s Saloon when the two men struggled following a verbal altercation that also […]
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    Teacher who works at supermarket to vie for US bagging prize

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman is heading to Las Vegas to compete for the title of America’s fastest grocery bagger. WBTS-LD reports Alysha Orrok recently won the New Hampshire bagging competition. She will face off against America’s best during the national competition in February for a $10,000 prize. The Portsmouth teacher pulls […]