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FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

Eric Risberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:42pm

Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists.

Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:14am

The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents.

Police capture 'unruly' and 'uncooperative' runaway pig

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:40am

Maine State Police say they helped corral a rather "unruly' pig on the run along Interstate 95.

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:23am

It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny.

Have You Seen This? Boy is adorable emotional roller coaster after shots

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 10th - 2:04pm

Being a brave boy certainly has its up and downs.

Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 12:39pm

Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.

Surprise: Large alligator found in Kansas City hot tub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 7th - 3:04pm

A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.

Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:22pm

A homeless Australian man who shot to fame after using a shopping trolley to help police thwart last week's militant attack in Melbourne has been charged over a series of burglaries.

Expert: Rare snake with 2 heads found in Virginia has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 4:53pm

A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died.

Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:45am

The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway.

Wildlife officials seize mountain lion kitten fed bratwurst

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:52pm

Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst.

Rolling in toilet paper: Sheriff buys 24K extra rolls of TP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:48am

Officials in an Alabama county have a financial mess to wipe up after the sheriff's department mistakenly ordered 24,000 extra rolls of toilet paper.

Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:43am

A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all.

Crash sends deer into back of woman's SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:42am

Police are praising a woman for avoiding tragedy after a deer crashed through her windshield and landed in the back passenger seat of her SUV.

Runaway elephant returned to upstate New York sanctuary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:19am

An elephant that was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War has been returned to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after taking a late-night stroll.

Romanian man returns $100,000 found in secondhand cupboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:16am

A Romanian man was surprised to find 95,000 euros ($107,000) stashed inside a secondhand cupboard he'd bought — and promptly returned the money.

Minnesota baby born on Nov. 11 at 11:11 p.m.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 4:52pm

A Minnesota baby girl was born on Veterans Day — the 11th day of the 11th month — at 11:11 p.m.

Animal control officers, nearby helpers catch loose chicken

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 3:17pm

A Maine animal control officer had been on a mission to find a loose chicken when he decided to whack a few branches, exposing a black fowl lurking below.

No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 8:52am

Rhode Island elections officials say one polling place in Providence did not see a single voter during the midterm elections this week.

Bond between donkey, emu may make adoption difficult

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 8th - 3:32am

A North Carolina animal shelter says the close bond between a donkey and an emu that can barely stand to be separated may complicate an adoption.