By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) 07/15 — Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent’s SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast before they were stopped by police the next day after two fuel thefts and one aborted pursuit,
CHICAGO (AP) 07/10 — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city’s most popular parks.Read more »
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) 07/10 — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy shot and killed his K9 partner of four years after the dog suddenly attacked him.Read more »
NEW YORK (AP) 07/05 — A trio of police officers paid for an accused shoplifter’s groceries rather than arresting her at a New York City Whole Foods.Read more »
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 06/24 — A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) 06/19 — The Connecticut man who promised to turn himself in if his wanted poster received 15,000 likes on Facebook has made good on his pledge.Read more »
By SOPHIA ROSENBAUM, Associated Press 06/09 – Alicia Jessop knew Friday was going to be a memorable day, but she didn’t realize it would be one she’d never forget.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) 05/25 — Police pursuing a burglary suspect in a Southern California suburb found him living in an elaborate treehouse hidden on a hillside.Read more »
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 04/10 — Deputies in Portland, Oregon responded to a possible home invasion, but the intruder they found wasn’t alive or a person.
It was a robotic vacuum cleaner.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) 04/09 — A man who had just bought an $8 million island off of Key West was arrested Saturday for participating in what police described as a scheme to steal $300 in household items from Kmart.Read more »
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) 04/02 — There’s no escape from the long arm of the law in Sweden. Not even sitting naked in a sauna.
Police spokewoman Carina Skagerlind says an off-duty police officer found himself sitting in the same sauna in Rinkeby,
By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 02/28 — A California judge delivered a blow Thursday to a decade-long effort by federal prosecutors to strip the Mongols motorcycle gang of its trademarked logo,
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) 02/18 — A rattlesnake in Florida ended up in the back of a police car.
The snake was being carried by a homeless man claiming to be ‘an agent of God’
HOUSTON (AP) 02/13 — A woman who called Houston’s non-emergency dispatch line after discovering a tiger inside a cage at an abandoned home told the shocked dispatcher: “I’m not lying.”Read more »
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 01/25 — A male St. Louis police officer was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a female officer during what was described as a deadly game with a revolver.
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) 01/24 — A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression.
Joie Henney, 65, said his registered emotional support animal named Wally likes to snuggle and give hugs,
By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) 01/15 — A decorated oxen horn used to carry gun powder made in Charlestown NH in 1757 and stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned.
WYOMING, Pa. (AP) 01/10 — Police say a woman smashed her way into a closed Pennsylvania police station looking for an officer she’d been sexually harassing ever since he arrested her.Read more »
LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) 01/03 — Authorities say a man posing as a pastor tried to smuggle drugs into a North Carolina jail by hiding them in a Bible.Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) 12/18 — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald’s drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana.