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  • Veterinarians revive cat that nearly froze in Montana

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Veterinarians in Montana revived a cat named Fluffy that nearly froze to death after being found in a snowbank covered from head to tail in ice and snow. Dr. Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said Thursday that Fluffy was unresponsive and her body temperature didn’t register on the […]
  • A dying disk: Warm weather deteriorates river’s wheel of ice

    WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s giant spinning ice disk may soon meet its end because of unseasonably warm weather. The Portland Press Herald reports the disk in the Presumpscot River has lost most of the shape and appearance that made it look like a blue moon. Westbrook spokeswoman Tina Radel says that the disk was […]
  • Pedestrian run over when he takes shortcut underneath truck

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian who tried to take a shortcut by scooting underneath a parked tractor-trailer was critically injured when the driver started up the vehicle and drove away. Edison police say the 30-year-old Princeton man and a friend were walking back to a hotel around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when he […]
  • Inmate falls through ceiling trying to escape from jail

    BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — An inmate fell through the ceiling while trying to escape from a jail in Indiana. Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer posted on Facebook that 28-year-old Blaze Ayers bolted from officers and locked himself in a medical room on Monday. When officers got into the room, Ayers had made his way into […]
  • Officers recognize, arrest woman who barked at police dog

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman who barked at a police dog attracted the attention of officers, who arrested her on outstanding warrants. Lafayette police say officers were conducting a traffic stop Monday when 20-year-old Kiana Champagne Fletcher, who was standing in front of her home, began barking at a police dog sniffing the […]
  • College student finds man in closet wearing her clothes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student says she found a man in her closet wearing her clothes. Greensboro police spokesman Ron Glenn told news outlets the unidentified student at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro came home at lunch Saturday and heard a noise in her closet in her off-campus apartment. The student […]
  • Officials launch ice guessing contest on Vermont lake

    NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials have launched their annual contest to guess how long the ice will last on Lake Memphremagog. The Caledonian Record reports for its “Ice Out” contest, the Newport Parks and Recreation put a large drawing of a bottle of vanilla extract on a platform attached to a time clock. It […]
  • In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

    HONG KONG (AP) — It may be the year of the pig, but Hong Kong has had enough of the wild ones. Authorities in the densely populated financial center are looking for ways to cut down on potentially dangerous encounters between humans and wild boars that have increased as the city’s ballooning population expands into […]
  • Super Bowl super fan can’t stop because Patriots won’t stop

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he cheers for his New England Patriots. Donald Crisman, of Kennebunk, Maine, says he’s happy to feel well enough to go to Atlanta. The 82-year-old football fan says a bout of ulcerative […]
  • Indiana town marshal rescues horse that got stuck in tree

    WINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana town marshal wielding a chain saw rescued a horse that became wedged between two branches of a tree trunk amid subzero cold . Winfield Town Marshal Dan Ball says the horse somehow became stuck in the multi-trunked tree Wednesday morning in the town about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south […]