Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

December 18, 2014

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man. Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek (KAHS’-eh-sec) says the bullet struck Richard L. Fipps, of Sheridan, in the arm on Monday. The injury is not life-threatening but Fipps is being treated in...
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Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

December 18, 2014

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1z1eqOH) the man was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was later identified as 24-year-old True Hatch....
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Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

December 18, 2014

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree. The 12-foot top of the tree that snapped off now dangles on the line on Indian...
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Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

December 18, 2014

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road. Emma Czornobaj had been convicted in June of two counts each of criminal negligence and...
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Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment

December 18, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn’t expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine. Police in the German capital said Thursday that employees at the coffee-roasting business found the bag full of the drug the previous day when they opened a...
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Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

December 18, 2014

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out. Greenland Deputy Fire Chief Myrick Bunker tells the Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/1J89FLs ) that John Hanscom was filling a propane tank Wednesday...
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Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

December 18, 2014

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys. The men — 30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree — were arrested Tuesday on grand theft charges. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the men filled a shopping cart...
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