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  • Man in concrete mixer truck leads Wyoming police in chase

    GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase — once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck. Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson says the incident began about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when police tried to stop a pickup truck on the Interstate 90 on-ramp. The […]
  • Paper problem has Long Island Rail Road tickets saying 2019

    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It’s back to the future on the Long Island Rail Road. The nation’s largest commuter train system said Friday it’s printing next month’s tickets on paper marked for 2016 and 2019 due to a problem with its usual supply. Riders who get monthly tickets by mail will see a big “19” […]
  • Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A baby girl is guaranteed food for life — and a job — after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom. Falon Griffin was having contractions when she and her husband stopped at the fast-food restaurant in San Antonio to drop off their daughters with a family friend. She […]
  • Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker’s jaw

    ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow. Seth Bahler, owner of Oakridge Dairy Farm in Ellington, tells the Journal Inquirer the 23-year-old man suffered the injury at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a cow swung its […]
  • Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

    BOSTON (AP) — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company’s app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1 million […]
  • Cops responding to 911 call find 4-foot gator in building

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police responding to a 911 hang-up call from an abandoned building in western New York found something they weren’t expecting: a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) alligator. WKBW-TV in Buffalo reports officers in the city of Batavia were checking out the inside of the building on Monday for anyone in distress when they found […]
  • Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity. That’s according to police in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Times reports the victim of a July 10 robbery told police he was held up at gunpoint as he exited his car. The […]
  • Florida mayor apologizes for fight over ‘Starry Night’ home

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor apologized Wednesday to a couple fined thousands of dollars for having their home’s exterior painted to emulate Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Mount Dora City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday that Lubomir Jastrzebski and Nancy Nemhauser can keep the blue-and-yellow paint swirled […]
  • Trapped tourists call wrong Lisbon police for help

    LISBON, Maine (AP) — Two tourists who became trapped in an elevator accidently called the wrong Lisbon police department for help. Dispatcher Cathy Roy told WCSH-TV Tuesday she was working at the Lisbon Police Department in Maine a few weeks ago when she received a call from the trapped tourists. The only problem was they […]
  • Argentina airport evacuated due to grenade-like pot grinder

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — It looked like a grenade and triggered the evacuation of an Argentine airport. But it turns out that it was just a marijuana grinder. The head of Argentina’s national airport police security said Tuesday that the grenade-shaped object found at Astor Piazzolla airport in the coastal city of Mar del […]