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Two men have been charged with illegally dumping raw sewage down Florida manholes, spilling some down sidewalks.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities say he attempted to bribe a sheriff’s deputy during a suspected drunken driving stop.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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A Florida man who was found nude inside a plumbing business is facing charges after being accused of using a forklift and a hammer to wreak havoc before taking a shower there.

By Associated Press October 16, 2019
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Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste.

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press October 15, 2019
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The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper found nearly 70 pounds (31.75 kilograms) of marijuana inside gift-wrapped boxes in a vehicle.

By Associated Press October 15, 2019
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A St. Louis woman says she was carjacked, found her missing vehicle and then was carjacked again by the same men as she waited for a locksmith.

October 15, 2019
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Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there’s an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won’t appear in the record books.

By ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press October 14, 2019
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A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family’s south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on Friday.

By Associated Press October 14, 2019
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A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world’s heaviest avocado.

By Associated Press October 14, 2019
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Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets downtown.

By Associated Press October 13, 2019
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Police in New Jersey say a church bingo night went awry after an allegation that two players had taped a called number onto their card to claim a bingo win.

By Associated Press October 13, 2019
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Danish brewer Carlsberg says it is developing a paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers.

By Associated Press October 13, 2019
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Authorities say they’ve arrested a Florida man who provoked a small alligator into biting his arm and poured beer into the animal’s mouth.

By Associated Press October 12, 2019
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The Flyers have turned their fans into Raging Bullies. Philadelphia sports fans have been implicated in the sports crimes of throwing snowballs and batteries and of late, haymakers at horses and athletes , so why not let them smash and bash inanimate objects for cash inside a controlled environment?

By DAN GELSTON, Associated Press October 12, 2019
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Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith.

By Associated Press October 12, 2019
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The copyright owners of the “Charlie Brown Christmas” theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement.

By Associated Press October 11, 2019
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A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine.

By Associated Press October 11, 2019
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A former university professor in Philadelphia spent federal grant money on strip clubs and other personal expenses, prosecutors said Monday.

By Associated Press October 10, 2019
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A South Carolina man says a house fire would have ended his life if it weren’t for his four-legged friend.

By Associated Press October 10, 2019
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A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player’s wallet.

By Associated Press October 10, 2019
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A Pittsburgh area couple found out where all their walnuts have gone.

By Associated Press October 9, 2019
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A California reptile lover says thieves who made off with his duffel bag probably thought they were taking swag.

By Associated Press October 9, 2019
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A load of frozen bagels ended up toasted and strewn along a northwestern Indiana highway after a semi-trailer’s rear axle caught fire.

By Associated Press October 9, 2019
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A Florida woman faces multiple charges after authorities say she climbed into the ceiling of a Big Lots store to avoid a shoplifting arrest.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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An Ohio homeowner is busy cleaning up after a large goat broke into her home by ramming through a sliding glass door and then settling down for a nap in a bathroom.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019

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