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  • Police: Burglary suspect found sleeping in bed
    Associated Press | December 30, 2014 6:20 am
    A woman has been jailed on charges she broke into a stranger's central Pennsylvania home after a night of drinking and was found by police in bed.
  • Record for largest paper wad set in Minnesota
    Associated Press | December 29, 2014 1:56 pm
    A state agency in Minnesota is claiming the world record for largest ball of paper.
  • Police: Toilet paper links man to heist attempt
    Associated Press | December 29, 2014 12:16 pm
    Police say they matched a would-be pizza shop robber to a roll of toilet paper in his Pennsylvania home.
  • Cat accidentally sold with mattress back home
    Associated Press | December 29, 2014 11:46 am
    Camo is hiding no longer.
  • Possum Drop won't ring in 2015 with live animal
    Associated Press | December 29, 2014 9:36 am
    For most of the past 20 years, a live animal has been used in a small North Carolina town's annual New Year's Eve Possum Drop. But this year, following challenges from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the organizer says he'll no longer use a live opossum -- instead, it'll be a road-kill opossum or perhaps a pot of opossum stew.
  • To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail
    Associated Press | December 28, 2014 11:08 am
    A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion.
  • Farmers say Christmas trees make great goat snacks
    Associated Press | December 27, 2014 2:48 pm
    Western Colorado goat farmers say Christmas trees make great snacks for their herds, and they're offering to collect them from homes in the Grand Valley.
  • Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge
    Associated Press | December 26, 2014 6:53 pm
    A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped.
  • Paws by Claus: Santa delivers for animal shelter
    Associated Press | December 25, 2014 3:25 pm
    Santa Claus went to work on Christmas Day for an animal shelter.
  • Snow-capped summits give Hawaii a white Christmas
    Associated Press | December 25, 2014 12:00 pm
    A rare blizzard that dusted two island mountaintops gave tourists and residents in Hawaii a white Christmas.
  • Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees
    Associated Press | December 25, 2014 11:36 am
    Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.
  • Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled
    Associated Press | December 25, 2014 10:40 am
    Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.
  • Kayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout
    Associated Press | December 25, 2014 9:04 am
    Massachusetts fire officials have come to the rescue of a capsized kayaker who may have been trying to install a Charlie Brown cutout on a raft that holds a Christmas tree at the center of a pond.
  • Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam
    Associated Press | December 25, 2014 8:48 am
    A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon.
  • Diamonds among donations in Salvation Army kettles
    Associated Press | December 24, 2014 9:52 am
    In Massachusetts, it's not just the treetops that are glistening this holiday season. It's also the jewelry that's being dropped in Salvation Army's red kettles.
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