Giant wooden troll removed in Colorado could get new home
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A huge wooden troll that proved to be too popular in a Colorado ski resort town is gone, but it's possible the artwork could find another home.
Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft
SYDNEY (AP) — A homeless Australian man who shot to fame after using a shopping trolley to help police thwart last week's militant attack in Melbourne has been charged over a series of burglaries.
Expert: Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died.
Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.
Wildlife officials seize mountain lion kitten fed bratwurst
WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst.
FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists.
Police capture 'unruly' and 'uncooperative' runaway pig
PALMYRA, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say they helped corral a rather "unruly' pig on the run along Interstate 95. State police say in a Facebook post they were alerted to the "uncooperative" pig along the interstate in Palmyra on Wednesday.
Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The 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.
Rolling in toilet paper: Sheriff buys 24K extra rolls of TP
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Officials 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.
Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 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.
Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — An inmate fled a Georgia jail with the help of his mom and then went out for pancakes. News outlets report 27-year-old Joshua Gullatt and 54-year-old Kathy Lynn Pence were arrested Tuesday at an IHOP restaurant where they met with his children.
Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) — It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny. But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of three people.
Football fan charged with DWI blames team's performance
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities 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.
Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup.
Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials.
National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crows
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — After all else failed, National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts.
Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi. News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early Saturday because it was the best way to let them know his drug paraphernalia had been stolen.
'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigation
LONDON (AP) — Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland. The Irish Aviation Authority said Tuesday it was looking into "reports from a small number of aircraft" about what was called "unusual air activity" on Friday.
Runaway elephant returned to upstate New York sanctuary
WESTTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — An elephant that was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War has been returned to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after taking a late-night stroll.
Trapper captures record-setting python in Everglades
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades.
France seizes jet at takeoff after Ryanair doesn't pay bill
PARIS (AP) — Storms, strikes, computer failures — you can now add "your plane has been seized by the government" to the list of things that can delay your flight.
Animal control officers, nearby helpers catch loose chicken
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal control officer had been on a mission to find a loose chicken when he decided to whack a few branches, exposing a black fowl lurking below.
Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.
What's in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband thinks age is just a number. And his is a number the Dutchman wants changed.
Bond between donkey, emu may make adoption difficult
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina animal shelter says the close bond between a donkey and an emu that can barely stand to be separated may complicate an adoption.

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