A hot dog? Firefighters rescue pet stuck in heating duct
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — It wasn't a cat in a tree, but a dog in a heating duct that took firefighters to a home in Virginia.
Workers take dive into deep doo to unclog sewer pumps
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Divers spent two days deep inside a South Carolina sewer, pulling out huge balls of oily, black used wet wipes and baby wipes that had clogged intake pumps.
12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000
BOSTON (AP) — A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000.
Eagles fan hit with fame after hitting pole gets some glory
The moment in the spotlight isn't over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year.
Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Seattle temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars.
'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year. The Roanoke Times reports Roanoke County police arrested 21-year-old Manuel Carlos Ramirez-Godoy in Sunday's burglary of Clean Soles, seizing seven right-foot Nike Air Jordans and a sweatshirt printed with "Call My Lawyer."
Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Heather and Clark Ensminger breathed sighs of relief when their Los Angeles-bound plane took off from Florida on time: Their biggest hurdle was now eliminated for achieving their goal of visiting six Disney parks on two coasts in one day.
Nebraska's message for tourists? 'It's not for everyone'
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: "Nebraska.
Man finds congressman's documents in abandoned storage unit
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man stumbled upon a trove of historical documents possibly worth thousands of dollars after purchasing an abandoned storage unit for $20 in a Phoenix suburb.
Perfect scapegoat: Goat on road jams morning traffic near DC
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — The appearance of a goat on a road in a Maryland suburb of Washington created traffic delays and an opportunity for county police to come up with many puns.
Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer that was stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves.
Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Tennessee couple plans to visit six Disney parks on two U.S. coasts in one day. Heather and Clark Ensminger on Wednesday plan to visit Disney World's four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and end the night at Disney's two California parks.
Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport
ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport.
Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday.
Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam. Police in Maine's capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after presumably escaping.
Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.
Man nicknamed 'Willy Wonka' pleads guilty to multiple crimes
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as "Willy Wonka" or the "Chocolate Man" has pleaded guilty to 60 charges.
World War II explosive was being used as a garden decoration
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood.
Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's newest police chief is already making a name for himself. His name? Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Orlando's newest police chief during a ceremony Thursday.
Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says police in Healdsburg in California's wine country are looking for an enormous artwork that vanished over the weekend.
For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon
BOSTON (AP) — Anyone who can't make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth.
Woman with 'emotional support squirrel' removed from plane
NEW YORK (AP) — Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an "emotional support squirrel."
Restaurant offers free steak tips for tips on burglar
RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire restaurant is offering free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location.
Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities don't know who dumped a 4-foot-long reptile into Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is.

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