PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — One man’s back hair is another man’s canvas.
MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday with two fighter jets on its tail, triggering blackouts across the countryside as it dragged its tether across power lines.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.
GREENSBURG, Pa. — A man sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in one Pennsylvania courtroom has followed that up by walking into another courtroom to marry his girlfriend.
DENVER — A wedding gift was no joke to TSA agents checking bags in a screening room at Denver International Airport.
UPPER DARBY, Pa. — Police in the Philadelphia suburbs said the Man of Steal was undone by his Superman T-shirt.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Inspired by the popular movie “Wedding Crashers,” a Florida couple is actually asking strangers to crash their wedding next month.
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A monkey that escaped its owner’s home in an Orlando, Fla., suburb chewed on its neighbors’ mail, pulled molding off a police car and rocked back and forth on a street sign.
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Some ghoulish decorations at a Central Texas cemetery are coming down after complaints about Halloween-type figures set up on a grave.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A McDonald’s customer in New Mexico was not loving it when employees mistakenly put pickles on his order.
CENTER LINE, Mich. — A man with an apparent case of arachnophobia caused a fire Saturday at a suburban Detroit gas pump by putting a lighter to what he says was a spider near his fuel door.
LINTHICUM, Md. — A tarantula that escaped in the cargo hold of a passenger flight from Maryland’s BWI airport to Atlanta grounded the plane before it could take off and sent passengers onto another flight.
WIND GAP, Pa. — State police say a man feared dead along an eastern Pennsylvania highway was just napping.
KENTWOOD, Mich. — A Michigan woman who won a $1 million lottery prize didn't know about it for months, after leaving the ticket in a pile of mail.
MANOR, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman is crying “fowl” over a local ordinance that could cost her $300 in daily fines for keeping two ducks she bought as pets for her granddaughter.
MANOR, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman is crying ‘fowl’ over a local ordinance that could cost her $300 in daily fines for keeping two ducks she bought as pets for her granddaughter.
HIBBS, Pa. — Police say a shotgun-wielding robber told a southwestern Pennsylvania pizza shop clerk he was having a “bad day.”
NEW YORK — A soundtrack ranging from Mozart to “Motownphilly” has been created by a Notre Dame professor for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States.
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — A Pittsburgh-area pastor has engaged in a space oddity: He’s spent a week in a replica of the Mercury space capsule and communicated only by Internet to raise money for a community youth program.
TRENTON, N.J. — A man who stole a cellphone from a business returned it four days later with a letter of apology, but police are not willing to forgive and forget.
KEARNEY, Neb. — A Nebraska man believes he and his 2-year-old son were poisoned by a methamphetamine-tainted coffee maker at an Omaha hotel.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A man is charged with burglary after police said he returned to a Twin Falls, Idaho, home for his forgotten car keys and cellphone.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police said vandals have been lobbing watermelons at cars in a Reno, Nevada, neighborhood.
BANGKOK (AP) — The good news for a Chinese visitor to Bangkok was that a doctor had successfully removed a foreign object from her large intestine that could have damaged her digestive system.
LINDON, Utah (AP) — Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall know a thing or two about twins.
HONOLULU (AP) — Bees have been swarming on Hawaii and experts say warm weather caused by El Nino may be responsible.
MODESTO, Calif. - A loud crash startled a California family at home Wednesday morning when a chunk of ice the size of a basketball hurdled from the sky and smashed through the roof, likely the result of frozen moisture breaking loose from an airplane flying high overhead.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A woman suspected of stealing an Alaska State Troopers patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat was arrested on suspicion of theft and other charges.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Part of King Kamehameha’s spear is missing.
HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Where’s the beef? On Saturday, it was at the Taste of Hamburg-er Festival in the eastern Pennsylvania town of Hamburg.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan computer science junior has moved into a 170-square-foot home he built himself.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Three people are claiming ownership of the small brown chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week.
KENNEBUNK, Maine — Authorities have nabbed a man who’s accused of spray-painting images of Sasquatch on public property in Kennebunk, Maine.
AUBURN, Mass. — Police in Auburn are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic City bomb squad was dispatched to a southern New Jersey home over the weekend after a man dug up a live cannonball in his backyard.
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — If female students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are going wild this weekend, they won’t be doing it at the Elks Club.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — A man who shot several rounds from a prop gun outside a saloon in the historic Arizona town of Tombstone faces disorderly conduct and other charges.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Police in Pennsylvania said officers found a couple asleep in a garage with the light on after a homeowner reported a burglary.
HOUSTON — It could have been the plot of a movie: A Houston couple improvises a hospital wedding in less than an hour after the bride goes into labor early.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police said a woman found an intruder taking a shower and doing his laundry at her home when she woke up.
BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A group of people in New Mexico said they cooked the world’s longest tamale Saturday morning.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities said one or two wallaroos, a type of kangaroo, have escaped from a north Tucson home.
POULTNEY, Vt. — A college student in Vermont is living in a 96-square-foot house he built to reduce his carbon footprint — and save money.
PONTIAC, Mich. — A creepy car show offered a new treat for car aficionados in the Detroit area.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Western Pennsylvania’s largest 911 dispatch center has its own emergency: It’s infested with bedbugs.