Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband

September 4, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman suspected of stealing an Alaska State Troopers patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat was arrested on suspicion of theft and other charges. Troopers acting on a tip found Amber Watford, 28, of Big Lake, and Joshua Watford, 38, at a home in Wasilla...
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Arby’s fires Florida manager after police officer joke goes ‘awry’

September 4, 2015

By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) – Arby’s sandwich chain fired a South Florida restaurant manager and suspended a clerk after an unfortunate police joke led to a complaint against staff at a drive-thru. The mix-up led to a police woman accusing the store of denying her service simply because she was a cop. Pembroke...
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Maine Dunkin’ Donuts: Free coffee for ‘Deflategate’ judge

September 4, 2015

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Maine is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension. The Sun Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1JToFhv ) the shop in Lewiston put the offer on a sign outside the store after U.S. District Court Judge Richard...
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New Hampshire town celebrates notable ’65 UFO sighting

September 4, 2015

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — They say a lightning strike started a fire in the Exeter, New Hampshire, town hall that caused the cancellation of a UFO festival the first year it was hosted by the local Kiwanis Club. That’s what they say anyway. (Cue the eerie music and get Steven Spielberg on the line...
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Frozen meat, chain saw taken during Michigan break-in

September 4, 2015

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say frozen meat and a chain saw were the only things taken during a break-in a home in Michigan. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1LPfq1k ) deputies with the Washtenaw County sheriff’s department were called Thursday to the home in Ypsilanti Township following the theft, which happened sometime...
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Court calls man’s prison term of up to 216 years ‘excessive’

September 4, 2015

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned a drug dealer’s prison sentence of up to 216 years, calling it “excessive.” A Blair County senior judge had imposed the 104 1/2- to 216-year sentence four years ago on 43-year-old Gene “Shorty” Carter, of Philadelphia. Carter had been convicted of running a major...
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Custody battle waged over San Francisco Bay Bridge chicken

September 4, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three people are claiming ownership of the small brown chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bayareane.ws/1QdD8Wx ) Friday that the Oakland Animal Shelter has the chicken that strutted between cars at the Bay Bridge toll plaza early...
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