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Bowler turning 105 still looking to improve his game

Dec. 11, 2018 3:02 PM EST

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state man who has been bowling for more than 90 years says he's still trying to improve his game as he turns 105 years old. Tom Pisano bowls in the Monday and Wednesday leagues at AMF Empire Lanes in Webster, a Rochester suburb. League organizer Brad Larson says Pisano also...

Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display

Dec. 11, 2018 9:49 AM EST

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man. WRTV broadcast the video recorded Sunday night by a neighbor's camera in Greenwood. The video starts with a man...

Police give $3 to person who found it 14 years ago

Dec. 11, 2018 9:47 AM EST

MONMOUTH BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey have given $3 to the person who found it 14 years ago. Paige Woodie was 12 years old when she and a friend discovered the cash and turned it into a Monmouth Beach police officer in 2004. Sgt. Jeff Godwin tells the Asbury Park Press people who turn in found...

Man who rammed cars to flee 'zombies' gets 15 years

Dec. 11, 2018 3:21 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast man who rammed vehicles because he thought zombies were chasing him has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Sun Herald reports 32-year-old Shaun Michael Stroud of Kiln pleaded guilty last week to aggravated assault, grand larceny and malicious mischief....

Arizona family builds Christmas tree made of dead cactuses

Dec. 11, 2018 1:03 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family is gaining attention for building a Christmas tree made of dead cactuses. The Arizona Republic reports the Lancasters in Mesa, Arizona, recently completed their four-year journey to erect their "Phoenix Christmas tree" — a tree made entirely from cholla cactus...

Even the dogs get snow boots at this police department

Dec. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A police dog in South Dakota is learning how to walk a beat in snow boots. Video posted by the Rapid City police department shows Jary trying to adjust having the boots on its paws. The dog awkwardly lifts its legs while getting used to the new boots. The department says it equips...

9 years after being flushed, woman's wedding ring reappears

Dec. 10, 2018 10:09 AM EST

SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has her wedding ring back, nine years after she accidentally flushed it down her toilet. Paula Stanton was sure the diamond-encrusted gold ring was lost forever after she noticed it wasn't on her finger while she was cleaning her bathroom nearly a decade ago....

Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school

Dec. 10, 2018 9:16 AM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks. Video of the rat shot by an 11th-grader quickly spread on social media among students at Atlantic Community High school in Delray Beach. In...

Mmm ... Bacon! Vending machine a hit on Ohio State U campus

Dec. 8, 2018 12:00 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many Ohio State University students are taking a break from studying for final exams by making a bacon run. Senior Sarah Page, who studies meat science, says the bacon vending machine at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has turned out to be even more...

Clarification: Alderman-Key Missed Vote story

Dec. 7, 2018 4:29 PM EST
HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — In a story Dec. 6, The Associated Press reported that Cliff Farmer, an Arkansas political candidate who missed voting for himself in a local election, was vacationing in Florida. Farmer was on a work-related trip.