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    ‘Zombie’ event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support taxes

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anti-tax “zombies” in Oklahoma were stopped outside the entrance to the state Capitol on Saturday in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases to prevent cuts to health, education and other services. The event by Together Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Policy Institute was filmed for videos to be posted on […]
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    Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

    HONOLULU (AP) — Cans of Spam have become a common item that’s being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities. Ra Long, who owns a convenience store in the city, said shoplifters have typically targeted alcohol in the past, but recently more cans of Spam have […]
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    To learn how to say New Zealand leader’s name, just call her

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he — unwittingly — went straight to the top. According to The New Zealand Herald, Tiger Webb of Australia’s ABC Radio called the New Zealand Parliament on Friday to find […]
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    Police: Newborn’s dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward

    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter. Twenty-five-year-old Cody Hulse was arraigned Friday on charges including heroin delivery and endangering the welfare of children. The Tribune-Review reports he declined to comment afterward. Authorities say […]
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    Police: Man accused of fake ID use found hiding in trash can

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of trying to rent a car in Delaware using fake identification was caught hiding in a trash can. Delaware State Police said 23-year-old Davontae Williams tried to rent a car from Enterprise Car Rental in Wilmington on Wednesday. Police say employees realized Williams matched the description […]
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    Student’s yearbook photo rejected because he’s holding gun

    STANDISH, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school has rejected a student’s submitted yearbook photo because it shows him holding a shotgun. Bonny Eagle High School senior Wade Gelinas says he wanted his picture to feature hunting because it is a family tradition. Principal Lori Napolitano tells WCSH-TV the school in Standish does not allow […]
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    Police video shows large bear peering into shop windows

    KINGS BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A very large bear-about-town was spotted peering into shop windows in a California tourist community on Lake Tahoe. The Placer (PLAH’-ser) County Sheriff’s Office posted video on its Facebook page of the four-pawed prowler early Wednesday. In it, Deputy Don Nevins shines his car’s spotlight on the animal and shouts, […]
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    Police: Unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads to ID theft ring

    PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have uncovered a sophisticated, Los Angeles-based identity theft ring, thanks to two men who skipped out on their $7 Waffle House bill, authorities said. Waffle House employees called police Saturday, saying two men had stiffed the restaurant and driven away in a U-Haul van. Investigators were still […]
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    Alaska rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub

    WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub. KTUU-TV reports that a Wasilla resident called 911 this week after realizing that the more than 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) alligator named Allie couldn’t live in a tub anymore. Rescue group Valley […]
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    Robbers with hunting knives demand $1 from store, then flee

    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Two young men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts by demanding a single dollar in their robbery. Police say two men entered the Brockton Market and Deli around lunchtime Tuesday while brandishing large hunting-style knives and demanded a single dollar. The men then fled. The […]