The Associated Press
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$1,000 reward for catching ugly fish from Wyoming reservoir
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) -- A $1,000 reward has been posted for catching an ugly fish out of Fontenelle Reservoir in western Wyoming....

Rock-loving orangutan causes $220K damage at St. Louis zoo
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit....

Police officer charged with slapping man dressed as bunny
HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) -- A police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn inside a police station has been charged with assault....





Cops find robbery suspect after sending him Facebook warning
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police have helped cops in a Pennsylvania town keep a Facebook promise they made to an armed robbery suspect: "We WILL find you."...

Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple $1 million
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million....

Class ring flung in rage reunited with owner decades later
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming man has been reunited with his high school class ring more than 45 years after he threw it as far as he could in a fit of teen rage....

Officials: Passenger hit train's emergency stop to get phone
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Transit officials say a passenger pulled the emergency stop on a train so he could retrieve the cellphone he dropped on the tracks....

Florida woman in half-marathon lost for 12 hours, then found
NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman who became lost during a half-marathon trail run was found past nightfall after wandering around a 25,000-acre park for nearly 12 hours....

Police nab suspects, fowl accomplice in break-in
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- Two suspects in a weekend break-in at a Massachusetts convenience store had a fowl accomplice....

School board official avoids trial in frozen fish assault
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) -- A member of a Massachusetts town's school committee charged with assaulting a man with frozen fish patties has been ordered to attend anger management classes....