Michigan hunters use branch saw to free entangled bucks
BOWNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Quick-thinking hunters in central Michigan have rescued two deer who literally became locked in battle.
Coin toss rule could determine village's tied mayoral race
MAGNOLIA, Ohio (AP) — A mayoral election in a small Ohio village could once again be decided by a coin toss. The Canton Repository reports candidates Travis Boyd and Grant Downes each received 127 votes during Tuesday's election in Magnolia, which straddles Stark and Carroll counties.
Sweet of taste of freedom: Chocolate Berlin Wall destroyed
PARIS (AP) — So this is what freedom tastes like. A French chocolate sculptor celebrated the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall by taking a hammer to a chocolate replica of the infamous barrier, distributing the sweet chunks to applauding bystanders.
Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame
If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex.
Customers help Waffle House worker left to run diner alone
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Waffle House is known to not close for anything - even if there's only one worker behind the counter. Ethan Crispo told AL.com that was the case early Sunday morning at a location in Birmingham, Alabama.
Iowa inmate's claim he briefly died won't end life sentence
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Appeals Court has ruled against a convicted killer who says he "died" during a medical emergency and thus fulfilled his life sentence.
S. Carolina man: McDonald's sweet tea came with weed inside
HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who went to McDonald's for a sweet tea says he received a little extra herbal substance on the side.
Millions at stake in dinosaur fight: Are fossils minerals?
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The discovery of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons intertwined in what looks like a final death match could make a Montana ranching couple rich beyond their dreams.
Lobsterman rescues deer trapped in water off Maine coast
HARRINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman hauled in an unusual catch 5 miles off the coast — a live deer. Ren Dorr says he was setting traps when he saw a young deer Monday morning.
Orangutan granted 'personhood' settles into new Florida home
WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.
Mesa police: 5-year-old boy calls 911 to order a kid's meal
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb got a strange 911 call recently. A 5-year-old boy didn't have an emergency; he just wanted to order a Happy Meal from McDonald's.
Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking tickets
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — What a lip-smacking offer! Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly.
California deputies help dumpster-diving bear escape
KINGS BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Northern California have helped a massive dumpster-diving bear get out of a sticky situation.
College grad says she found secret message in classic poem
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A recent Massachusetts college graduate believes she has discovered a secret message in the epic poem "Paradise Lost," by John Milton.
Mangoes spilled from truck in Maryland make for traffic mess
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Mangoes spilling from an overturned tractor trailer caused a not-so-sweet morning commute on the Beltway in Maryland.
Astronaut casts Pennsylvania absentee ballot from space
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — An election official in Pennsylvania didn't think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location.
Indiana school goes on lockdown when deer crashes inside
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A deer that crashed through a window into a suburban Indianapolis school sent students into lockdown mode during its surprise invasion.
Sheriff: Louisiana man rode electric cart from bar to bar
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has avoided a driving while intoxicated charge by operating an electric-powered shopping cart to get from one bar to another.
Missouri sheriff's department sees 17 babies born this year
HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — One Missouri sheriff's department has seen the ranks of its deputy dads grow, as 17 law enforcement officers welcomed babies this year.
Black cat scampers on field at Cowboys-Giants game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black cat got the best of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants for a few minutes Monday night. The cat scampered on the field during a Giants drive in the second quarter and forced referee Clay Martin to delay the game while workers at MetLife Stadium and some New Jersey State Troopers herded the feline toward the end zone away from the players.
Drunk Austrian policeman suspended after crashing into car
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say an allegedly intoxicated off-duty policeman has been suspended after crashing into a car that was being checked by other officers.
Krispy Kreme orders student to halt doughnut resale service
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop.
German swingers' club evacuated after carbon monoxide alarm
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a swingers' club in western Germany had to be evacuated mid-party after a carbon monoxide alarm went off and several guests reported feeling unwell.
Chick-fil-A backs Sunday's National Sandwich Day _ oops!
ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone who is a fan of Chick-fil-A knows that the chicken chain is closed on Sundays, in keeping with its founder's Christian faith.
'Wizard Rock' that disappeared from Arizona forest returns
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A boulder that mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago from a national forest in Arizona is back, and forest officials aren't asking any questions.