• June 29, 2016

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Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son's cackling chickens

CREEKSIDE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.

Driver flips, totals car after slipping on snail slime

BERLIN (AP) — Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard?

Judge to farmer: Stop using crushed eggshells as fertilizer

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has ordered a New York farmer to stop using eggshells as fertilizer after neighboring food and beverage businesses complained the smell and clouds of flies drove away customers.

Hawaii to websites: Stop touting closed cultural site

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are asking websites and blogs to stop pointing people to the off-limits crumbling remains of a Hawaiian monarchy palace.

Tony Hawk recreates his breakthrough skate trick at age 48

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Hawk has landed a 900 — a 2-and-a-half- turn trick few skateboarders dare to try— 17 years to the day after the same feat made him a household name.

Horseback rider on NYC bridge is raising awareness of hunger

NEW YORK (AP) — A cowboy who tied up traffic by riding a horse across a busy bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey says he is traversing the country to raise money and awareness for child hunger.

Germany: Man finds $166,000 in old cupboard, hands it back

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German town of Minden say a 25-year-old man who arrived last year as a refugee is their "hero of the day" after he found some 150,000 euros ($166,095) — and handed it to authorities.

German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off

BERLIN (AP) — A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings.

Police say DUI suspect drove a mile with body lodged in car

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Oceanside police say a suspected drunk driver struck and killed a man, then drove for a mile with his body lodged in the car.

40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) — In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie.

Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries.

Man driving motorcycle in dark hits black cow and dies

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old Kansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Friday night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road.

Blind dog with oozing sore wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

Teen pierced in eye by javelin flown to hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a teen was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after he tripped and was stabbed in the eye by a javelin at a Portland track meet.

Texas city council votes to oust library cat

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city's public library mascot.

Court bites back, exonerates Michigan TV vet who saved dog

DETROIT (AP) — A Boston terrier named Mr. Pigglesworth is as frisky as ever — and the Michigan veterinarian who saved the dog's life on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct.

Wife of nation's lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli.

After ad, dad interviews potential wives for 48-year-old son

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman is setting up interviews for women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son, nearly a week after taking out a newspaper ad announcing the search.

Disbelieving state workers asked not to hang up on governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's personal touch doesn't always get him very far.

Eatery has duck on menu and ducklings jumping off its roof

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — One New Jersey restaurant has duck on its menu and ducklings jumping off its roof.

Police find heroin mill behind NYC candy shop's secret door

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they have uncovered a massive heroin-selling operation behind a secret door that was disguised as a shelf at a New York City candy shop.

2 charged with racking up $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've nabbed two New Jersey residents who have racked up about $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined.

Mud-splattered Filipinos pray to saint for blessing and woes

BIBICLAT, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of Filipino villagers donning capes of banana leaves covered themselves in mud Friday in a ritual to thank their patron saint, John the Baptist, who they believe saved residents from killings by Japanese invaders in World War II.

Solar panel again stolen from New Mexico boy's grave site

SAN ACACIA, N.M. (AP) — A solar panel placed at a grave site of a 5-year-old boy who was scared of the dark has been stolen for a second time.