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Mayor loves his team: He's booted after protesting a call
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Greeley Mayor Tom Norton is there for his hometown University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team. Unless he gets ejected after protesting a referees' call....

Trucker loses trailer of 38,000 pounds of marbles on I-465
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A trucker has lost his marbles in the Indianapolis area....

Explosive announcement of baby's gender earns man a ticket
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A western Nebraska man is in trouble after using an explosive rifle target to announce the gender of his baby....





Former employee who took Vienna tram for joyride apprehended
VIENNA (AP) -- Vienna public transit authorities have found the man who went for a joyride with a Vienna street car. But they still don't know why....

Texas judge cited after allegedly making obscene gesture
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A state district judge in El Paso is accused of shaking his middle finger at another judge in a fit of anger and now has a court date after being charged with disorderly conduct....

Mars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattle
NEW YORK (AP) -- A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn't know why the discarded candy might have been headed to become cattle feed....

Rotting radishes stinking up Pennsylvania town
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) -- A television station has found the reason one central Pennsylvania town stinks: a field of decaying radishes....

Florida man's message in bottle turns up 34 years later
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- It took about 34 years, but a sailor finally got a response to a message he stuffed into a plastic bottle and tossed into the Atlantic Ocean....

Driver clocked at 91 mph in snowstorm wanted new car stereo
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire State Police say a driver clocked at 91 mph during a snowstorm said she was late for an appointment to have a new car stereo installed....