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  • Ohio man says rescued cow is a regular backseat passenger

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man driving home from work Tuesday says he did a double-take before firing up his cellphone to record a cow poking her head out the back window of a pickup truck. WKEF-TV reports the video posted by Tipp City’s JD Blair on Facebook has gone viral with more than […]
  • Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — A motionless squirrel apparently stunned by a passing car has been revived by the driver who performed chest compressions beside a Minnesota road. Police officers on patrol in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park thought the man might be performing CPR. In police video posted to the department Facebook page, […]
  • Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash

    HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) — A toddler in Utah was a little too helpful when he shredded more than $1,000 that his parents were saving. Ben and Jackee Belnap were saving the cash to reimburse Ben’s parents for University of Utah season football tickets. They had $1,060 in an envelope, which disappeared over the weekend. Ben […]
  • Postal worker leaves mail on side of road, quits job

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says hundreds of pieces of mail meant for Philadelphia residents were dropped on the side of a New Jersey road when the carrier responsible for them quit his job. Philly.com reports a New Jersey man made the odd discovery Sunday morning in Pennsauken. The man posted a picture […]
  • San Francisco has new ‘Snapcrap’ app to report dirty streets

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A newcomer to San Francisco has created a free app to make it easier for people to report poop and used needles on the city’s famously dirty streets. Sean Miller, 24, moved to San Francisco from Vermont after college last year and says he was astonished by the amount of public […]
  • Tipsy birds flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota

    GILBERT, Minn. (AP) — Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated. Citizens in Gilbert on the state’s Iron Range have reported the birds flying into windows, cars and acting confused. In a cheeky Facebook message , the police department says there’s an […]
  • Mexico investigates crocodile’s death in resort city

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a crocodile. The young croc was hung from a tree with a note that read: “We are going to continue killing these disgusting animals unless they are brought under control.” The office for environmental protection said Thursday that the […]
  • Antsy at the airport: Insects colonize family car in 3 days

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina family returned from a three-day trip to find their car parked at the airport had been possessed by a colony of ants. The Charlotte Observer reports Caroline Tedder Hacker lodged a complaint on Facebook on Sunday, warning people not to park in a certain section of Charlotte Douglas […]
  • Funeral director who took corpse pictures gets probation

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania funeral director who took photos of corpses to gross out her friends and relatives has been spared a prison term. Angeliegha (an-jah-LEE’-ah) Stewart was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years probation after she pleaded guilty to 16 counts of abuse of a corpse. She also was permanently barred from […]
  • After Florence, communities work to keep mosquitoes at bay

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Communities inundated by flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence are bracing for an onslaught of mosquitoes. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that the state of North Carolina has identified 27 counties that will split $4 million in emergency mosquito-control funding. The counties include New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick, which were […]