ATLANTA (AP) — A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta. An employee reported a beeping sound coming from a trash bin outside a state government building in the heart of downtown Friday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up — all 300 of them. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the San Diego Humane Society went to the woman's van near Del Mar on Oct.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, "Here for the Party," features the lyrics, "And I ain't leaving till they throw me out," was ousted from a New Mexico hotel over noise complaints.
BAGLEY, Iowa (AP) — Blood may be thicker than water, but it'll still flood your basement. Nick Lestina found this out the hard way two weeks ago when he discovered 5 inches (13 centimeters) of blood, fat and other animal tissue flooding his family's basement in Bagley, which is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Des Moines.
The rules have changed since Lee Ann Walker lasted played competitive golf. She found out the hard way. Walker shot rounds of 85 and 74 at the Senior LPGA Championship at French Lick Resort in Indiana.
DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man repeatedly called 911 to report that his roommate had stolen his marijuana. A deputy for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office posted a Twitter response to the man's calls Saturday night: Stop calling.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado. The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado weighing 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms), The Maui News reported Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cans of beer have littered the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers have turned their fans into Raging Bullies. Philadelphia sports fans have been implicated in the sports crimes of throwing snowballs and batteries and of late, haymakers at horses and athletes , so why not let them smash and bash inanimate objects for cash inside a controlled environment? Grab a helmet and baseball bat and step up to the plate — Flyers fans can take a swing for fun or just to take out frustrations on bottles, dishes or even a fishbowl stamped with the visitor's logo.
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player's wallet.