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Police: Idaho man clogged toilet with marijuana plants during probation visit

Gretel Kauffman, Times-news  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:15pm

Police say an Idaho man clogged his toilet when he tried to flush the marijuana plants he was growing.

Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:57pm

A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity.

Florida mayor apologizes for fight over 'Starry Night' home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:29pm

A Florida mayor apologized Wednesday to a couple fined thousands of dollars for having their home's exterior painted to emulate Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night."

Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:01pm

A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

Argentina airport evacuated due to grenade-like pot grinder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:09am

It looked like a grenade and triggered the evacuation of an Argentine airport. But it turns out that it was just a marijuana grinder.

Fox is 9th casualty after jaguar's weekend escape at zoo

Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:22pm

A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two days earlier.

Have You Seen This? Solving 3 Rubik’s Cubes while juggling

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:01pm

A 13-year-old boy solves three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling them, and it’s looks as impossible as it sounds.

Have You Seen This? Grandpa plus tech equals adorable proposal reaction

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 14th - 2:02pm

Tech mishaps can and have happened to most of us, but only a few can make a mistake as adorably as this grandpa.

Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:50am

Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach.

5 things you might not know about Friday the 13th

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 13th - 11:05am

It’s not just a freaky film franchise; Friday the 13th has been making people superstitious for centuries.

Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:30am

A baby girl is guaranteed food for life — and a job — after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.

Cops responding to 911 call find 4-foot gator in building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:21pm

Police responding to a 911 hang-up call from an abandoned building in western New York found something they weren't expecting: a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) alligator.

Trapped tourists call wrong Lisbon police for help

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:16pm

Two tourists who became trapped in an elevator accidently called the wrong Lisbon police department for help.

Lose, your blues: Town tosses 'Footloose' anti-dancing law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:50pm

Officials in a western Arkansas city say residents can finally kick off their Sunday shoes.

Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:23am

A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond.

Firefighters rescue raccoon that got head stuck in mayo jar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:23am

Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar.

Toys, eyeglasses, cellphones surface in Ohio sewer system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:57pm

Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system.

Pranksters plant Wyoming city's flower pots with real pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:34am

A Wyoming city has discovered its potted plants have literally gone to pot.

Tours and tattoos mark Friday the 13th

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:34am

There's nothing superstitious about Friday the 13th as two towns celebrate the day with tours or tattoos.