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April 2, 2015

Trespasser Leaves Behind Credit Card Trail

West Sunbury, PA (AP) State police in Pennsylvania say a trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him.

The important clue helped police arrest 41-year-old Brent Henry, of East Butler, on Saturday in Clay Township.

Police tell the Butler Eagle that Henry used the card to pick the lock at a friend’s mobile home. Police say the homeowner heard a noise and caught Henry, who ran away but left the credit card behind.

Police say Henry told them he planned to take some gasoline for another friend’s car. Online court records don’t list a defense attorney to comment on the charges. Henry faces a preliminary hearing on criminal trespass and other charges April 7.

Mystery Of California Hilltop Piano Solved

Calabasas, CA (AP) For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of mystery.

Hikers venturing to Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains found a battered upright piano, sitting on a graffiti-scrawled concrete slab with a panoramic view over the mountains between Calabasas and the Pacific Ocean.

Turns out, the piano was used for a music video by Seattle-based artist Rachel Wong.

The cinematographer, Michael Flotron, says he and four others used a dolly and rope to haul the 350-pound instrument a mile up the trail on Tuesday.

After the shoot, it was too dark to get the piano back down.

Flotron says people seem happy to leave it there but if necessary, he’ll haul the piano back down.

Idaho Man Calls 911 A Dozen Times About Bar Bill

Post Falls, ID (AP) Police say a northern Idaho man called 911 a dozen times to report being overcharged at a bar and now faces a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.

Post Falls police Capt. Pat Knight says an officer gave Phillip Poissonnier of Post Falls a ride home after he was kicked out of Club Tequila just after 1 a.m. Monday.

Knight tells Spokane, Washington, television station KXLY that Poissonnier then made 12 emergency calls, the first wanting officers to come back to discuss his bar tab.

The TV station reports that a bartender produced Poissonnier’s receipts showing he was charged $30 for the 10 beers he ordered.

Police say he faces a misdemeanor citation over misusing 911.

Poissonnier couldn’t be reached by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

New Hampshire Senator Resurrects Kids’ Hawk Bill

Concord, NH (AP) This bird’s best friend may be a cat.

The highly-publicized and unsuccessful bill proposed by a group of fourth-graders to designate the red-tailed hawk as New Hampshire’s official raptor is back. It will be added to a Senate bill seeking to name the bobcat the state’s official wildcat.

The hawk bill failed March 12 after a debate in which one state representative invoked abortion, arguing that the bird rips apart its prey “limb by limb” and would make a good mascot for Planned Parenthood. Other lawmakers said the students’ effort was frivolous and cut into time that should be spent on more pressing issues.

Sen. Jeff Woodburn says he’ll attach the hawk language to the bobcat bill to “right a serious wrong.”

Man Gets $7M Lottery Ticket In Get Well Card

New City, NY (AP) A Pennsylvania man recovering from surgery has won $7 million off a lottery ticket tucked into his get-well card.

Joseph Amorese, of Easton, got the ticket from his father, who lives in the hamlet of Congers in Rockland County, New York.

Amorese had just undergone hernia surgery. A few scratches later on the “$7 million Golden Ticket,” and he was feeling great.

“I scratched the ticket and it was a good thing I was already sitting down because I was shocked. I was and still am in complete disbelief,” Amorese said.

“I had surgery so I didn’t jump up and down, but in my mind I was jumping up and down,” the beaming winner recalled Wednesday.

He sent a photo of the ticket to his dad, who agreed that it was a winner.

The 46-year-old Verizon employee then called his wife, Jodi, a social worker.

“I said, ‘Honey, I think we won $7 million.’ And there was silence on the other end for a long time. She was too stunned to talk,” Amorese said.

The new multimillionaire and his wife plan to keep their jobs.

Grandma Is A Centerfold: Rest Home Bares All For Calendar

Akron, OH (AP) The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn’t stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.

Miss March, who’s 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centerfolds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards.

Flip to February and you’ll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals, with chocolates and lingerie nearby.

At 87, she’s the same age as the youngest of three models standing in the cover photo, where their bare feet and shoulders peek out from behind a banner they hold advertising the Barberton facility and the affiliated Pleasant View Health Care Center.

It reads: “Pleasant View, Pleasant Pointe.”

Administrator Teresa Morris told The Akron Beacon Journal that the residents were clearly having fun the morning the photos were taken.

“The residents were like 20-year-olds‚ giggling, and having the time of their lives,” Morris said. “I do not believe the elderly should just sit around staring at each other. I want a fun environment where I challenge them and they challenge me.”

Money from the $12 calendars goes toward a fund providing shoes for children in the local schools in the city of Barberton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARCHIVES:

March 26 - Authorities Seek Remedy For Naked NC Neighbor

March 19 - Nude Backyard Sunbather Takes Plea Deal

March 12 - Raccoon’s Freedom Costs San Francisco Carpenter His Job

March 5 - Men Built Mystery Tunnel To Use As Man Cave

February 26 - Toronto Police Stumped By Mysterious Tunnel

February 19 - No Charges For Woman Who Threw Bacon Into Police Station

February 12 - California Firefighters Save Horse Stuck In Tub

February 5 - Funds Pour In For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To, From Work

January 29 - Dancing Genitals Video Is A Hit In Sweden!

January 22 - ‘In Dog We Trust’ Rug To Be Auctioned For Animal Group

January 15 - Squirrel’s Wrong Turn Leads To Ohio Power Outage

January 8 -
Plea To Save Knavery, Flapdoodle And Rapscallion!

January 1 - West Virginia Troopers Hand Out $100 Bills

December 25 - Among Change, Gift Of Jewels For Salvation Army

December 18 - American Pops Question At Eiffel Tower

December 11 - Boys Searching For Santa Start By Calling 911

December 4 - Family Happy Squashy The Sasquatch Is Back In Their Yard

November 27 - New Sign In Indiana Warm Of Turtle Crossing

November 20- Flying Spaghetti Monster Devotee Sports Colander On License

November 13 - Man Held; Yard-Sale Teller Wasn’t Fooled By Fake $20s

November 6 - NYC Worker Suspended For Using ‘Robotic Voice’

October 30 - Custom Urns Courtesy Of Company’s 3-D Printer

October 23 - Woman Saved And Arrested On The Same Day

October 16 -Indiana College Gives Pizza Delivery Guy $1,200 Tip

October 9 - FTC Retailers: Drop Your Caffeinated Drawers

October 2 - Vets In NH Give Sight To Falcon Blind For Two Years

September 25 - Pregnant Buffalo + Frisky Bull Equals Knockout

September 18 - California Nudist Camp Accused Of Stealing Water

September 11 - In Washington Surprise Attack, Bear: 1 • Bowhunter: 0

September 4 - Dog Turns On Stove, Starts Fire...Maybe He Was Hungry?

August 28 - Um...OK, The Cameras Stink; Nevermind

August 21 - 86 Year Old Woman Writes Romance Novel

August 14 - Wanted: Serial Bank Robber With Questionable Taste

August 7 - Interrupting Lawyer Gets Rare Sanction

July 31 - Strip Club Endorses Pastor For Congress

July 24 - Man Starts Fire Using ‘Blowtorch’ To Kill Spider

July 17 - Great Fall Too Much, Humpty Dumpty To Be Rebuilt

July 10 - Performer Drapes, Lights Firecrackers On Body

July 3 - Good Samaritan Rescues Man From Burning SUV

June 26 - Firemen Rescue Man When ‘Lady’ Sculpture Traps Him

June 19 - Blind Man Hears, Feels His Way To Auto Mechanic Degree

June 12 - Drivers Gathering For Great Nebraska Tractor Ride

June 5 - Thief With Facebook Account Rats Himself Out

May 29 - Missing Pet Pigeon Flies To School Of Young Owner

May 22 - Testing Inconclusive, Suspected Bobcat Returned

May 15 - Rooster Prince George, At Dallas Hardware Store, Is Popular

May 8 - New Jersey Fire Siren Silenced By Osprey Nest

May 1 - New Jersey Tot Wipes Out Hours Of Monks’ Work

April 24 - Miss America: Don’t Suspend Teen Over Prom Invite

April 17 - Squirrel Blamed For $300K In Damage To Building

April 10 - Burglary Suspects Butt Dials 911

April 3 - Teen Says Typeface Change Could Save Millions

March 27 - Scrap Dealer’s Bargain Turns Out To Be Worth Millions

March 20 - City Considers Taking Ban On Spitting Off Books

March 13 - Gettysburg Wax Museum Selling Historical Figures

March 6 - Woman Gives Birth In New York City Crosswalk

February 27 - Wisconsin Rubber Duck Bill Racing To Finish Line

February 20 - Wait Till Santa See ‘Em! Reindeer Get Glowing Antlers

February 13 - NJ Festival Lets You Eat, Drink, Floss With Bacon

February 6 - Romance Sizzles At Bacon Fest As Couples Marry

January 30 - Man Shares Wanted Photo, And Cops Really LIKE Him

January 23 - Beloved Dog’s Ashes Returned To Owner After Two Years

January 16 - Colorado Gives Up And Renames Mile 420 Marker

January 9 - Brewery Responds To Starbucks Letter With $6 Check

January 2 - Atlanta Home Prompts 911 Calls With Fake Dangler

December 26 - Dog That Survived Gassing Headed To Rose Parade

December 19 - Tourist Distracted By Facebook Falls Off Pier

December 12 - ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Sicken Wisconsin Residents

December 5 - Topless Barber Charged With Unlicensed Cosmetology

November 28 - 852 Thai Children Set Human Christmas Tree Record

November 21 - Beagle’s Nose Predicts Few US Polar Bear Cubs

November 14 - NY Knish Factory Fire Leads To Nationwide Shortage

November 7 - Stolen Costumes + Craigslist = Not A Good Idea

October 31 - City: Odor From Sriracha Chili Plant A Nuisance

October 24 - Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some

October 17 - Abandoned Philly Prison Adds Screams For Halloween

October 10 - Indiana Dog That Crashed Half Marathon Gets Medal

October 3 - Naked And Scared Has Turned Into Semi-Clothed & Spooky

September 26 - Extra Weight Costs Bank Robber Swift Exit

September 19 - Russian Shot In Quarrel Over Kant’s Philosophy

September 12 - Art Heist Trial Help Up Over Lawyer’s Sneakers

September 5 - Marijuana Wrapped Arrow Shot At Squirrel?

August 29 - Hole Makes Huge Pumpkin Ineligible For Alaska Fair

August 22 - Prowling Ninja Says He Was Trying To Help Cops

August 15 - British Cats’ DNA Helps Convict A Killer

August 8 - China’s Heat Wave Brings‘Dead’ Man Back To Life

August 1 - Owner Could Face Charges For Venomous Snakes

July 25 - Swimmer To Go Alone Hauling 2,000 Pounds Of Brick

July 18 - Thai University Apologizes For Hitler Banner

July 11 - Winner Of The Cherry-Spitting Contest - BB Gun!

July 4 - Family Dogs Survive Close Call With Mama & Baby Bears

June 27 - ‘Here’s Looking At You...Officer!’ Man Quotes Bogart Upon Arrest

June 20 - "Happy Birthday To You" Copyright Suit Filed In NY

June 13 - Nude Revelers Greet Popular Tourist Train

June 6 - ‘Bucket List’ Item Leads To Women’s Arrest

May 30 - Swing Dance Your Way To Class Credit

May 23 - NH City Sues Parking Meter “Robin Hoods”

May 16 - Critter Cams Provide Peek Into The Lives Of Bears

May 9 - OMG - The Sun Is Shining! School Closes For Nice Weather

May 2 - Cartel-Linked Man Arrested On The Dance Floor

April 25 - Oregon Juror Jailed For Texting During Trial

April 18 - What’s That Sound? Court Screeners Find Pet Duck In Bag

April 11 - Goat That Walked Into Bar Was Taken From Zoo

April 4 - Man Accused Of Using Fake Penis For Drug Test

March 28 - Caretaker Charged With Taking Care Of Old Whiskey, Too

March 21 - Crime Doesn’t Pay #1: Thief Returns Money From 1980s

March 14 - People, Pooches Team Up To Fight Flab At Gym

March 7 - 37-Pound Tubby Tabby, Biscuit, In Need Of Home

February 28 - Shoeshine Man Donates $200,000 In Tips

February 21 - 911 Call Asking For Cigarettes Leads To Arrest

February 14 - Mistrial Declared When Prosthetic Eye Pops Out

February 7 - Snoozing Judge Sent Home For Nap


 

 

 

 

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