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Las Vegas animal rescue on hunt for pigeons in tiny hats

Dec. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hat-wearing pigeons have gained popularity on social media while raising concerns from animal rescuers in Nevada. KVVU-TV reported Monday that a man shot a video of pigeons wearing miniature red cowboy hats in Las Vegas. Animal rescuer Mariah Hillman says she originally thought it was cute...

Unlucky for some: Man charged with rigging 10K bingo game

Dec. 10, 2019 7:19 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — The luck has ran out for a Louisiana man allegedly caught rigging bingo games to win more than $10,000. John Cook, 43, was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Facility on Friday on a felony theft charge and two counts for failing to appear multiple times following his June 29 arrest,...

Teen runaway found 'camping' inside Bed, Bath & Beyond

Dec. 10, 2019 6:07 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in North Carolina discovered an uninvited sleepover guest hiding in the store when they opened up Monday morning. The Greenville employees called local police around 8:30 a.m. and officers responded to a “breaking and entering in...

Teen runaway found ''camping'' inside Bed, Bath & Beyond

Dec. 9, 2019 4:20 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in North Carolina discovered an uninvited sleepover guest hiding in the store when they opened up. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Greenville store employees called local police around 8:30 a.m. Monday and officers responded to a...

Kentucky police seize air fryer containing 20 pounds of meth

Dec. 9, 2019 8:51 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It may be the holiday season, but police in Kentucky confiscated an unusual gift being delivered to a Kentucky man's home — a package with about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of meth that was shipped through the mail inside of an air fryer. Narcotics officers were able to...

South Carolina law lax on regulating foreign animals

Dec. 9, 2019 8:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mobs of kangaroos can roam largely unrestricted in Wisconsin, West Virginia and South Carolina, where state laws don't regulate ownership of the creatures. Other states have taken a harder stance on the chaotic marsupials and either require permits or ban ownership outright, The...

Mysterious memorial to 'Lawnmower Man' reappears after theft

Dec. 7, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A mysterious memorial dedicated to a New Mexico homeless man who mowed lawns has reappeared after a similar one was stolen. KRQE-TV reports that a lawnmower memorial dedicated to Carlos Ramirez was installed this week in Roswell, New Mexico. Ramirez died last month in Lubbock, Texas....

'Typo' may have overvalued Utah home at nearly $1B

Dec. 6, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials say a possible dropped phone resulted in a typo that overvalued a home for almost $1 billion. And taxpayers may have to pay for the mistake. The Deseret News reports a house built in 1978 in an unincorporated area of the county was recorded in 2019 tax rolls with a...

Palm Beach Sheriff: French bulldogs stolen in 2 burglaries

Dec. 4, 2019 4:38 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida's Palm Beach County are searching for a dog thief targeting a particular high-end breed. The first French bulldog reported missing was Arthur, sheriff's officials said. The tan and brown Frenchie had been inside a kennel in a home that was burglarized...

Hospital sends $3K bill for pulling toy from girl's nose

Dec. 4, 2019 3:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas mother says she received a $3,000 bill after doctors removed a plastic doll shoe stuck in her 3-year-old daughter's nose. KTNV-TV reported Tuesday that Lucy Branson stuck two pink Polly Pocket plastic doll shoes up her nose -- one in each nostril. Her mother Katy Branson says...