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Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags

Mar. 21, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags. The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were...

Thief steals 140 sap buckets in Vermont

Mar. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A sap bucket thief has brought a sour note to Vermont's maple sugaring season. Fred Hopkins tells MyNBC5 that someone took 140 of his sap buckets, a first for him. Hopkins makes award-winning maple syrup at his home in the town of St. Albans and gifts it to friends and family. He...

Squabble over airport's name heads to court in Florida

Mar. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Apparently, this region ain't big enough for two airports with the name "Orlando." The authority that governs Orlando International Airport has sued the authority for the much smaller Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Florida's Space Coast, claiming its name is misleading...

Escaped wallaby goes on walkabout in Dallas neighborhood

Mar. 21, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A wallaby who apparently escaped his owners went on a walkabout in an east Dallas neighborhood before being recaptured. Tim Tiernan said he and his wife were taking a morning walk Wednesday when they saw what they first thought was a dog. The wallaby hopped into the couple's driveway and up...

Man recreates bunny suit marriage proposal for anniversary

Mar. 21, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man celebrated his wedding anniversary by showing up at the airport in a bunny costume similar to the one used when he first proposed to his wife. Londonderry resident Mark DeAngelis says he asked his wife Jolene to marry him on Easter 1998, surprising her in a bunny...

LA-area pursuit suspect breakdances before surrendering

Mar. 20, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Southern California vehicle pursuit. TV news helicopters were overhead Tuesday night when a suspect pursued by the California Highway Patrol finally surrendered, but broke out into a 10-second dance before being handcuffed. The...

Man uses nude mannequins to send message to 'nosey' neighbor

Mar. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jason Windus gave his California neighbor something to look at during a dispute over the height of a backyard fence — naked mannequins having a garden party. Four of the fashion dummies are seated in wicker chairs around a matching table. Another is standing with its arms...

Police: Duo nabbed trying to steal Capone statue in Arkansas

Mar. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned ... until they dropped him and got collared. Authorities say two Missouri men snatched a statue of Al Capone from its seat outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas, early Saturday morning. Club owner Mike Pettey told the Hot...

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Mar. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out...

Man returns library book 53 years late

Mar. 18, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man says he has returned an overdue library book — 53 years after he first borrowed the book. Fair Lawn resident Harry Krame says he checked out "The Family Book Of Verse" by Lewis Gannet from his school library when he was 13 and Lyndon Johnson was president. The...