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'Baby' found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:03am

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, Tuesday when the blue-skinned corpse was later revealed to be a realistic-looking doll.

24 'dad jokes' to celebrate fatherly humor

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:15pm

I owe a lot to my father — he passed down so much wisdom, taught more life lessons than I can count and helped me grow into the person I am today. However, what I am most grateful for is my dad's ability to always say a corny line to make me laugh.

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:01pm

When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most.

Former Maine governor has a new job _ tending bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:58pm

Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender.

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 9:06am

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the American flag?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:22am

What better day to quiz you on the history of the flag than this?

Beach concerts at Jersey shore town cancelled for the birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 3:24pm

A concert series on a popular New Jersey beach is cancelled this summer to protect dozens of shorebirds nesting there.

Ikea re-creates 'Simpsons', 'Friends' and 'Stranger Things' living rooms

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 12th - 8:23am

I'm not sure you've ever dreamed of living in the house from "The Simpsons" or Will's home in "Stranger Things," but now you an. Ikea took its own furniture to create some of TV's most iconic living rooms.

Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 8:07am

A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig.

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 5:19pm

The Florida Highway Patrol says lightning struck a motorcyclist on the helmet as he drove on an interstate in Florida, causing a crash and his death.

Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:28pm

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions.

Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor's surveillance camera

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:49pm

Louisiana authorities say a burglar effectively caught himself red-handed, unwittingly livestreaming his theft of a neighbor's new surveillance camera.

Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:09am

Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register.

Unicyclist completes 180-mile Trek Across Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:24am

Thousands have ridden their bicycles in the three-day Trek Across Maine. But only one participant has accomplished the feat on a single wheel.

Man says he was deceived when he bought tiny strip of land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 3:37pm

A South Florida man thought he snagged a deal when he paid $9,100 in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was a 1-foot-by-100-foot (0.3-meter-by-30-meter) strip of land.

Snake stows away in bag for trip to Hawaii from Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 8:11am

A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said.

Lithuanian circus owner releases bear he took 'hostage'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 9:54am

Lithuanian police say a private circus owner has released a bear from a cage after a standoff with police trying to take the animal away.

Exotic animals removed from home where alligator escaped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 12th - 6:36am

Authorities have seized more than 30 animals — many of them exotic — from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot (1.52-meter)-long alligator escaped last week.

Deputies: Alligator bit off piece of patrol car in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 11th - 1:35pm

Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.

Bagged lunch sparks inmate fight in courthouse holding cell

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 11th - 5:55am

A dispute over a banana and a cookie apparently sparked a fight between two inmates in a holding cell at a Pennsylvania courthouse.