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Police capture 'unruly' and 'uncooperative' runaway pigBabe on the run: Maine State Police capture runaway pig along Interstate 95
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2018, the Town of Breckenridge employees beheads "Isak Hearthstone," a wooden troll built by artist Thomas Dambo, by a chainsaw to remove it entirely from the Wellington Trail, in Breckenridge, Colo. The troll was created during the Breckenridge Festival of the Arts in August, but got so popular that it caused complaints from nearby homeowners due to tourists visiting, and demanded it to be removed.  (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)
Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden trollThe town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Rolling in toilet paper: Sheriff buys 24K extra rolls of TPOfficials in an Alabama county have a financial mess to wipe up after the sheriff's department mistakenly ordered 24,000 extra rolls of toilet paper
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after allA polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from momA pancake pitstop snagged a fugitive from a Georgia jail whose mother drove the getaway car
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Football fan charged with DWI blames team's performanceAuthorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn't any good
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchupPolice are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup
The Associated Press1 day ago
Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in AustraliaA man who couldn't resist a month-old meerkat has been fined with snatching the baby animal from a zoo in Australia
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE- This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo shows the skyline in Syracuse, N.Y. The city has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials. The idea stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, in which the city of Syracuse partnered with researchers at Syracuse University. City officials wrote and signed thousands of notes by hand, rather than sending standard legal letters demanding payment. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notesThe city of Syracuse has found that sending personal notes to residents who owe taxes is more successful than the typical, computer-generated letter demanding payment
The Associated Press2 days ago
National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crowsNational Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts
The Associated Press2 days ago
Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouseA man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi
The Associated Press2 days ago
'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigationIrish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland
The Associated Press2 days ago
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