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HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — It wasn't loud noise or an argument that led to a peace disturbance call at Hannibal City Hall — it was a person's unpleasant odor.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania hunter man who shot a deer in a crowded Wal-Mart parking lot on the first day of hunting season last year will have his record expunged if he completes six months' probation without incident.
MIAMI (AP) — A man was bitten by a rattlesnake while trying to help a stranded turtle across Interstate 75 in South Florida.
PACKWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Packwood woman was stung by a bee as she was getting into her SUV, and then while trying to get away from the bee she fell to the ground and the car ran over her leg.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Lion Air jet carrying 117 people hit a cow while landing and skidded off a runway in eastern Indonesia, an official said Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the incident forced the cancellation of flights, stranding hundreds of passengers traveling for the Eid holiday.
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — Two parents face charges after authorities say motorists spied a 10-year-old girl riding in a dog cage in the back of a pickup truck in western Pennsylvania.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons in Florida when he couldn't hack up a basketball-size hairball by himself.
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The American Gerbil Society's annual pageant brought dozens of rodents scurrying to New England this weekend for a chance to win "top gerbil."
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A sheriff says a rowdy inmate caught on tape destroying a spork will not face criminal charges after all.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.
ROSELAWN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who called 911 and told dispatchers he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road got his wish when a sheriff's deputy arrived.
Mehdi Ouazzani isn't the devil, but he has played one on TV — only he didn't realize that some thought he looked like President Barack Obama while he was at it.
A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff's office patrol boat.
An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian received a bravery award on Monday for grabbing a 12-foot great white shark by the tail as it mauled a snorkeler.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil might want to go back into hibernation.
OTISVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan medical marijuana facility is partnering with a member of the Grammy-winning rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to cultivate and distribute a new strain of medical marijuana.
An Estonian man has returned a library book 69 years late, partly blaming a World War II aerial bombing that damaged the library for the late return.
LONDON (AP) — Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies.
Fred Butler was married for 65 years, raised five children, served in the Army during World War II and worked for years for the local water department, but the fact he never earned a high school diploma always bothered him.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a dog searching for a gun in a snowbank accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw, firing the weapon.
At 37 pounds, Biscuit is about the right weight for a 4-year-old — human, that is.
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — Organizers of the Redneck Games, a Georgia festival that includes competitions such as toilet seat horseshoes and mud pit belly flops, say this summer's event is being canceled.