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Woman reunited with car stolen nearly 30 years ago

This Dec. 22, 2014 photo shows Lynda Alsip sitting inside her 1967 Ford Mustang at California Towing in Salinas, Calif. The vehicle, Alsip’s first car, was stolen from her 28 years ago and was recently recovered by the California Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Monterey Herald,...

Man mistakenly sells mattress set with cat inside

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend’s mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside. While his girlfriend was at work, Roy Dufek helped strap the mattress and box spring to the top...

Sheriff: Thief of Rudolph statue caught red-handed

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — When officers found a stolen Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue, they certainly said its shiny nose was glowing. The 200-pound statue had been pilfered nearly two weeks ago from its perch atop a sign marking an upscale Southern California...

Bear that eluded capture in Phoenix suburb spotted

Buy AP Photo Reprints MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a black bear that caused a stir when it ran through a field in a Phoenix suburb has been spotted again. Arizona Game and Fish spokeswoman Amy Burnett says residents reported seeing the bear twice in an hour...

West Virginia troopers hand out $100 bills

Buy AP Photo Reprints PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Several people got a surprise when they were pulled over by West Virginia State Police troopers: Instead of a ticket, they got a $100 bill. First Sgt. M.R. Crowder tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1ztmSf1)...

Sheriff: Thief of Rudolph statue caught red-handed

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a wooden Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue stolen from a Los Angeles-area neighborhood where it was a seasonal fixture for half a century. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s statement says the statue, which vanished...

German police hunt stolen pigeon worth $184,000

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are looking for a missing pigeon, and any finder could be in line for a 10,000-euro ($12,250) reward. Duesseldorf police said Tuesday that the 6-year-old male homing pigeon, named AS 969, was stolen at some point on Saturday night from a...

Prosecutor: 7 Indicted In 9-county Burglary Ring

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seven people accused of targeting affluent homes in nine northern Ohio counties have been indicted in what authorities are calling a burglary ring. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says the alleged burglars used Google Earth and...

Leak Contained At Eastern Ohio Natural Gas Well

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A leak at a natural-gas fracking well that had kept 25 families from their eastern Ohio homes for days has been brought under control. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says crews regained surface control of the Monroe County well around 3:30 p.m....

Ohio Township Orders ‘Zombie Nativity’ Taken Down

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati township wants a man to kill off his “Zombie Nativity” scene. Sycamore Township has sent Jasen Dixon two notices of zoning violations. Officials have told news outlets that they received complaints, and they concluded the...