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End of days comes for Ohio man's 'zombie Nativity' scene
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A ghoulish holiday tradition outside of Cincinnati will soon come to a close after an Ohio man said he won't put up his "zombie Nativity" scene after this year....

Oil change turns into owl sighting, bird named 'Shazam'
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- A routine oil change has turned into an unusual owl sighting for one car owner....

Dog subject of court battle, faked death
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A dog who was the subject of a two-year court battle and a faked death is back with his adopted family in Missouri....





California man gets stuck in chimney during burglary attempt
CITRUS HEIGHTS, California (AP) -- Authorities say a Northern California man tried to burglarize a business by entering through the chimney only to become stuck....

Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land
ELLSTON, Iowa (AP) -- Bargain hunters beware! A four-bedroom farmhouse in southern Iowa listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must move the building from the current owners' land....

Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) -- An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot....

Grizzly crime solved: Candy factory's stolen bear found
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) -- Police say a sweet tip led to the recovery of a bear statue that was stolen from outside a candy factory in central Kansas a year ago....