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    Man dressed as clown running for city council seat

    BOSTON (AP) — A man dressed as a clown is running for a city council seat in Boston. The Boston Herald reports that Roxbury resident Pat Payaso will be on the November ballot along with seven other candidates for an at-large city council seat. The candidate’s last name means clown in Spanish. Payaso donned a […]
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    Michigan lottery tickets with 4 zeroes are worth $5,000

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When are four zeroes worth $5,000? When four zeroes are the winning numbers in a Michigan lottery drawing. Officials say 1,079 players had winning tickets in Michigan’s Sunday evening Daily 4 game. Each ticket is worth $5,000. It’s the first time that four zeroes were drawn in the game, which has […]
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    Man jumps on alligator near campsite to aid police capture

    GLOCESTER, R.I. (AP) — Authorities in Rhode Island have captured an alligator hanging out near a campground. WJAR-TV ( ) reports that motorists spotted the 4-foot-long alligator near the Holiday Acres Campground in Glocester on Saturday. Police, animal control and the state Department of Environmental Management responded to the scene after receiving calls. Police caught […]
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    Cops: Man who didn’t want to drink alone breaks in with beer

    STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man who didn’t want to drink alone forced his way into a woman’s home and sat down with two 12-packs of beer. Thirty-nine-year-old Sean Haller, of Stewartstown, faces charges including criminal trespass and remained in the York County jail on Monday. Southern Regional police say a […]
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    Koala survives 10-mile Australia trip in wheel arch

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in a wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of Adelaide, Australia, and he heard some […]
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    Dog that disappeared in Florida in 2016 is found in New York

    FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York. A woman who said she found the German shepherd-Jack Russell Terrier mix brought it last week to a Long Island and New York City rescue group called Bobbi and The Strays, which traced its microchip and […]
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    Gas station robbery suspect’s getaway car runs out of fuel

    LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn’t steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of a two-lane highway with his […]
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    Fish tale: Fisherman gets up close view of humpback whale

    SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — A fisherman says he had a close encounter with a humpback whale near a New Hampshire beach. Michael Lamagna was wearing a GoPro camera while fly-fishing on a paddleboard near Seabrook Beach on Monday. His camera captured a whale swimming just a few feet from him. Lamagna posted the video on […]
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    Dirty money? Wads of cut-up cash found in Geneva toilets

    GENEVA (AP) — Talk about flush with cash. A Geneva official has confirmed a newspaper report that said wads of cut-up 500-euro notes (about $600 each) mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months. Prosecutor’s office spokesman Henri Della Casa confirmed Friday’s report […]
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    Man to trial on charges he sent Hannibal Lecter pic to judge

    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he threatened a judge by sending her a letter including a picture of movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter. The Tribune-Review ( ) says 38-year-old Gregg Tchirkow (CHIR’-koh) claimed at Thursday’s hearing that picture was a “cry for help” and a way […]