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    Corn maze marks 100 anniversary of women voting in New York

    SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York farm is marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the state in distinctly fall fashion, with a corn maze in the shape of Susan B. Anthony. Stokoe Farms’ owner Suzanne Stokoe says she wanted to honor one of Rochester’s most famous citizens with the three-acre maze, […]
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    Graveyard plaque of Wild West figure was buried, not stolen

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — It turns out the graveyard plaque of the common-law wife of legendary gunfighter John Henry “Doc” Holiday was just six inches under, not stolen from a cemetery. The plaque at the Arizona Pioneers’ Home Cemetery in Prescott had been reported stolen recently. But the Prescott Daily Courier (https://goo.gl/uSPLmM ) reports that […]
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    New Mexico college bake sale charged prices based on race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it. The group, Turning Point USA, set up what it called an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on campus Thursday with a sign advertising […]
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    Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2hojjpi ) that officer Chris Frabbiele was responding to an accident scene […]
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    Sheriff: Stop calling 911, ‘body’ is Halloween display

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff’s office is asking people not to call the agency about a “body” trapped under a closed, blood-stained garage door. That’s because the scene at a home in Greene County isn’t real; it’s an early Halloween display. The Green County Sheriff’s Department says it has been inundated with so […]
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    Coroner IDs man in Pennsylvania river wearing hospital garb

    BIRDSBORO, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a man in hospital garb found dead along a Pennsylvania river had left a hospital against the advice of doctors about a week earlier. The body of 56-year-old Randy Fabian was found still wearing hospital socks and had heart monitor pads stuck to the chest when kayakers saw […]
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    Cops: Owner taken for ride when test driver leaves with car

    DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a man hoping to sell his car was taken for a ride when a prospective buyer drove away without him and never came back. Police in Carroll Township in York County say the bizarre theft occurred Tuesday night. Investigators say the car’s owner advertised it online and […]
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    LL Bean publishes outdoors ad only visible in the sunlight

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see L.L. Bean’s new ad, you’re going to have to step outdoors. The company took its mission to get people outside to a new level Friday by publishing an ad in The New York Times in ink that can only be seen when the newspaper is taken […]
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    Cops: 8-year-old girl helps drive drunken Pennsylvania man

    DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man had an 8-year-old girl drive him around until someone saw the car moving recklessly and called 911. WPXI-TV (http://bit.ly/2xk4UAM ) reports the bizarre incident involving 24-year-old Kevin Cook happened on Sept. 3 in Darlington Township, Beaver County. That’s where township police say in a criminal […]
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    Council member gives opponent ABC (already been chewed) gum

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over — a piece of chewed gum. Twenty-year incumbent Lisa Goodman took the gum out of her mouth and handed it to challenger Teqen Zea-Aida before the start of a candidate forum Tuesday. Goodman asked Zea-Aida: “Would you […]