Not so ‘Good to Go’ when man gets $18,000 toll bridge bill

January 31, 2015

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man says he just paid more than $18,000 in bridge tolls for his son who crossed the 520 bridge daily for work but never got a Good To Go pass. KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/jVvZXM ) that Tom Rose’s son thought he would be billed for the tolls and...
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Suspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condoms

January 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn’t contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police...
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Trucker pulling loose tooth triggers backup on Alabama freeway: report

January 31, 2015

(Reuters) – A truck driver distracted by yanking free his loose tooth veered off the road and caused a miles-long backup on an Alabama freeway, a local newspaper reported on Friday. The unnamed 57-year-old trucker was driving on Interstate 20/59 near Tuscaloosa when the accident occurred late on Sunday, the Birmingham News reported. “The...
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Coach clipping wrestler’s long hair leads to investigation

January 30, 2015

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A friendly bet between a high school coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation in Hawaii. Carla Fontes hadn’t cut her hair since intermediate school, but her coach at Waiakea High School, Stan Haraguchi, thought the locks flowing below her waist were interfering with...
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Sale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity

January 30, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity. The ball created by Sarris Candies of Canonsburg was auctioned off Friday on KDKA radio to benefit the Dollar Energy Fund, which provides utility...
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Winging it: Chicago man smashes Philadelphia eating record

January 30, 2015
Winging it: Chicago man smashes Philadelphia eating record

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A professional competitive eater from Chicago downed 444 chicken wings in 30 minutes at the 23rd annual Wing Bowl in Philadelphia, narrowly edging out his nearest rival and shattering the record of 363 wings set a year earlier. “I have the sweats but I feel a lot better because I know...
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Ohio pair say unhurried burglar fed dog bologna, made coffee

January 30, 2015

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio couple who reported a break-in say the burglar apparently was in no hurry because he or she took time to feed their dog bologna, make a pot of coffee and smoke some cigarettes. WKBN-TV in Youngstown says the couple from Newton Falls reported that their home...
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