Police seek huge boa on loose in Nampa

September 15, 2014

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say they’re on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity. The big snake last was seen around 4 p.m. Friday, before it escaped from its cage. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/YIH9gY ) the snake last ate three weeks ago. Police urge anybody who sees...
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Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

September 15, 2014

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other’s establishments over a years-long feud. The Coshocton Tribune (http://ohne.ws/1uIX9t4 ) reports the letter to New Beginnings Ministries Pastor Bill Dunfee and strip club owner Thomas George was signed by the city...
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Police seek huge boa on loose in Idaho

September 14, 2014

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Police in Nampa say they’re on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity. The big snake last was seen around 4 p.m. Friday, before it escaped from its cage. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/YIH9gY ) the snake last ate three weeks ago. Police urge anybody who sees...
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California nudist camp accused of stealing water

September 14, 2014

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state’s historic drought. The San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/1xRDM6S ) reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking...
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California man accused of cooking ex-girlfriend’s dog

September 13, 2014

(Reuters) – A northern California man was in police custody on Friday after allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend’s pet dog, cooking it and feeding it to her, police said. Ryan Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedro was arrested on Thursday and charged with counts of domestic violence, false imprisonment, stalking and cruelty to animals, according to...
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Kentucky man admits to selling fraudulent fertility kits

September 13, 2014

By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) – A Kentucky man, who made international news for saying he was trying to clone humans, must close or sell his business after pleading guilty to a federal charge that he misled customers about in-home fertility kits, according to court documents. Panayiotis Zavos faces up to a year in prison...
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Japanese Festival Puts the ‘Fun’ in Planning Your Own Funeral

September 12, 2014

Sampling commercial products comes in many forms, from tasting new foods and drinks or test-driving cars to trying out the latest video games. How about sampling your own funeral and getting a taste of your last goodbye before you’re placed six feet under or cremated, depending on your preference. Whether you think it’s cool...
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