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  • Ohio State denied request to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has lost its fight to trademark the word “The.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office turned down the university’s request to trademark “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. OSU submitted the trademark application last month. The patent office cited the trademark appears […]
  • Couple charged for spending over $100K in accidental deposit

    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple who police say went on a spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited $120,000 into their account are headed to trial. State police tell the Williamsport Sun-Gazette that Robert and Tiffany Williams, of Montoursville, spent most of the money on items like an SUV, a race car, two […]
  • Florida school finds bearded dragon in student’s backpack

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student’s backpack. In a Facebook post, Bay County School District officials say they found a bearded dragon in the middle school student’s backpack Monday. The school says they put the reptile in a box until an adult could […]
  • Car crashes into health club’s indoor pool, injures swimmer

    CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a car smashed through the window of a health club in Ohio and landed in its swimming pool, injuring one person who was in the water. Authorities in the Dayton suburb of Centerville say the person in the pool and the driver were taken to a hospital Monday, but […]
  • Sweden rejects TRUMP vanity license plate request

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities say that a man has been denied a vanity plate with the letters TRUMP because it violated motor vehicle department rules, calling the letter combination “offensive.” The Aftonbladet tabloid, one of Sweden’s largest newspapers, reported Saturday that the man said he “was drunk and thought it was fun to […]
  • Wheels stolen from New Mexico speed limit monitoring device

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mobile speed limit monitoring trailer in Albuquerque can still monitor speeding motorists but can’t be moved because thieves recently stole its tires. KOB-TV reports that police said Thursday that the wheels of the speed trailer were stolen and the device is now stationary after it was put on metal pegs. […]
  • Slovenian flight canceled over a 250-euro penalty

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A Slovenian news agency says an airliner canceled a flight to Vienna for fear its plane would be seized because of a 250-euro ($275) penalty it owes to an Austrian citizen. The STA news agency said Friday that the debt stemmed from an Adria Airways flight the Austrian booked back home […]
  • Man calls police demanding they return his stolen pot

    SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they “stole” from him. WXIX-TV reports the man told a Sharonville police dispatcher in an expletive-laced call Tuesday that it’s legal to possess 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of marijuana, and […]
  • Intoxicated Utah woman called police to report drunk driver

    WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman has been sentenced to jail time after calling 911 to report a possible drunk driver while she was intoxicated. Court documents show 32-year-old Breanna Dawn Hernandez called police on August 16 to report a possible drunk driver in Woods Cross. When police pressed her for more information, […]
  • Burglar cooks breakfast, tells resident ‘go back to sleep’

    SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a burglar broke into a Florida home, cooked himself an early morning meal and told the resident there to “go back to sleep.” The home’s occupant told investigators he awoke to discover the man cooking and eating sometime after 4 a.m. Tuesday. Fox 13 in Tampa reported the […]