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Mississippi gov is pranked in shout-out to high school grads

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 9:47am

This one slipped through the cracks.

After star-studded California weekend, 5-year-old Utah driver back home — and grounded indefinitely

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted May 14th - 9:08pm

The sister of a young Ogden boy caught driving on the freeway, intent on buying a Lamborghini, says that despite the whirlwind of attention, it was a traumatic event for the family that they hope no one else goes through.

Detroit-area residents lift spirits with costumed parades

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted May 12th - 11:37am

Sarah Ignash spends her days looking after dogs in normal times. With her business temporarily shuttered because of the coronavirus, though, she's taken to walks on the wild side through her Detroit suburb with dancing bears, bipedal zebras and the like.

Peacock on the prowl falls for officer's decoy, not love

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 11th - 5:39pm

A Boston police officer used an electronic mating call Monday to help capture a peacock that had escaped from a nearby zoo.

Have You Seen This? Be like Michael Jordan on the court, don't dress like him off the court

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted May 7th - 4:03pm

MJ is the GOAT. But one thing Jordan will never be the GOAT of is fashion sense.

Mermaids returning to Montana tiki bar as it reopens

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 6th - 3:50pm

For patrons at a Montana tiki bar that has a back wall of a window into a motel swimming pool, it's typical to see mermaids in the water five nights a week.

UK's 'Captain Tom' inspires campaign by 97-year-old Russian

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 5th - 11:13pm

Inspired by 99-year-old Briton Tom Moore's multi-million pound charity walk, a Russian fellow World War II veteran has launched her own effort to gather contributions for the families of doctors and nurses who have died of COVID-19.

Pint-sized driver surprises Utah trooper during traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 5th - 2:19am

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper got a pint-sized surprise when he pulled over a 5-year-old driver who was swerving so badly he thought the driver needed medical attention.

Man arrested trying to quarantine on private Disney island

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 2nd - 3:22pm

Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a “tropical paradise.”

Mask stolen from lion statue outside Chicago's Art Institute

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 2nd - 12:57pm

Somebody apparently needed a really big protective mask.

Key West to skip Hemingway Look-Alike Contest this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 1st - 1:30am

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 40th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, organizers announced Thursday.

Moose family reunion: Trooper brings calves, mom together

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 3:29pm

A Utah state trooper has helped a pair of newborn moose calves reunite safely with their mother after spotting them on a mountain road.

Virginia family out for ride finds nearly $1 million in road

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:03pm

A Virginia family out for a ride to get a change of scenery after being holed up due to the coronavirus found nearly $1 million in two bags lying in the road.

Authorities: Dispute over $10 ends in fight, fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 9:10am

A dispute over $10 sparked a brawl at an Ohio home this week that ended with one man fatally shooting another, authorities said.

9-year-old boy in Tennessee catches 80-pound lake sturgeon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 13th - 5:44am

A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far.

Man whose protective mask helped in jail escape is caught

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 11th - 1:22pm

Authorities have captured a man who escaped from a Chicago jail by wearing a coronavirus protective mask and pretending to be another detainee who was set for release, officials said Monday.

Cops: McDonald's mask scofflaw breaks window, steals panties

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 8th - 4:46pm

A man who had been kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant for having no face mask threw a rock through the window, stole some underwear from a Walmart and surrendered when police threatened to set a dog on him, authorities said.

Fowl play: Louisiana police search for 'aggressive chicken'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 4th - 12:54pm

Police are searching for an “aggressive chicken” accused of engaging in fowl play at an Louisiana bank.

N. Carolina court: Middle finger didn't warrant traffic stop

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 1st - 3:13pm

A state trooper's decision to stop a driver who flashed an obscene hand gesture wasn't justified, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday, overturning lower court decisions.