Published Jul 24, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway’s green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday … more ...
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery “dumb, dumber and dumbest.” Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the … more ...
STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols. The woman, Crystal King, tells WTAE-TV … more ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City’s most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the … more ...
NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1sJFYK0) she was driving east on … more ...
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff says he’s trading his inmates’ orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture. Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel tells The Saginaw News (http://bit.ljaily/1p7egTU ) that all-orange jumpsuits are increasingly viewed … more ...
ALADDIN, Wyo. (AP) — Here’s a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin. You won’t need a genie in a bottle to buy it. Just $1.5 million gets you 30 acres and … more ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said … more ...
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A cat is heading back home after spending time in quarantine following an attack on its central Florida owners that prompted a 911 call. Police says the Russian blue cat named Kush went berserk inside a … more ...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. The music of the … more ...

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CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A vacation off the coast of Rhode Island has turned a man into a millionaire. The Rhode Island Lottery said Tuesday that Flemington, New Jersey, resident Thomas Mistele bought a $20 ticket for the $1,000,000 Scratch … more ...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A few commuters in Boulder, Colorado, may have arrived at work dripping wet because they observed Tube To Work Day. The lighthearted holiday hit seven years Tuesday. It began with two men tubing to work along … more ...
MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — Two men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing three Volkswagen minibuses that were customized to look like bright orange Tillamook cheese loafs. Brian Lancaster, 32, and Ryan Monaco, 38, both of Sacramento, were pulled over … more ...
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess. Jeremiah Heaton told the Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/1rcQHtp) that he recently trekked to a small, mountainous region between … more ...
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a “concert” beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station. The 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music … more ...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts pop culture store has honored a 25-year-old gift certificate. Sierra Wales, assistant manager at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, says a longtime customer recently brought in the $10 gift certificate bought in 1989. She tells … more ...
OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods. Capt. Rick Stubbert tells the Morning Sentinel that the children were walking along a trail in … more ...
KENNERDELL, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman says her late father has received notice to register for the nation’s military draft — some 102 years too late. Martha Weaver, now in her 80s, tells The (Oil City) Derrick that the Selective … more ...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours. Cheyenne Domino’s … more ...
WESTLAND, Mich. — Mud Day was even muddier than usual this year. A steady rain drenched hundreds of kids and parents Tuesday as they ran, jumped and waded into a 75-by-150-foot mud pit during the 26th annual event at a … more ...
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