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Police: Black cat crosses suspect's path, rats him out
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive....

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....

Deck the ... Look out! Woman tries to run over decorating ex
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman's car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend's home, nearly running the man and his family over....





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....

Ohio man's controversial 'Zombie Nativity' vandalized
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard....

Manatee rescued off Cape Cod swims to another unusual spot
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- The pregnant manatee rescued off Massachusetts' Cape Cod and released off Florida's Atlantic coast is now in another unusual place - the Bahamas....

$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....

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....