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Portland reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

Portland reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

PORTLAND, Ore. —The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen’s urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone t...
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/17/14

Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty?

Computer glitch makes it look like county summoned German shepherd to jury duty
Published: 04/16/14
British barbershop poster offends N. Korean diplomats

British barbershop poster offends N. Korean diplomats

LONDON — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.
Published: 04/16/14
Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Toddler unharmed after getting stuck inside claw crane machine at Nebraska bowling alley
Published: 04/16/14

N.J. German shepherd gets called to jury duty

BRIDGETON, N.J. – Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime?
Published: 04/16/14
Robber never told to report to prison, seeks release

Robber never told to report to prison, seeks release

ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.
Published: 04/16/14
Toddler found inside claw crane machine at Nebraska bowling alley

Toddler found inside claw crane machine at Nebraska bowling alley

LINCOLN, Neb. – Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
Published: 04/16/14

Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

Obama commutes sentence made longer because of typo, seeks more worthy clemency petitions
Published: 04/15/14
Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

Male cop dresses as Amish woman to nab suspect who was flashing Amish children in Pennsylvania
Published: 04/15/14
Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

PITTSBURGH – A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.
Published: 04/15/14