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Group to hold pit bull parade after ban dropped

Buy AP Photo Reprints PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of pit bull lovers plans to hold a pit bull parade to celebrate after a judge threw out a 10-year-old ban on the dogs in a Rhode Island city. WLNE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1uSqnbs ) the nonprofit group Pit Bulls for PTSD...
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Judge says crowing Oregon rooster must go

In this taken Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Mr. Rooster, an endangered white sultan, stands in the Cornelius, Ore., backyard of his owner, Megan Keller. Keller has gotten more than she bargained for from the fowl, who lives in her Cornelius backyard. Together with her husband, Dan, Keller...

Bandage DNA leads to arrest in 2-year-old burglary

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — State police say DNA taken from an adhesive bandage left at the scene of a Vermont camp break-in two years ago has led to an arrest. The bandage was found on the floor of the camp at Fairfield Pond, where a window had been smashed around Nov. 12, 2012....

Michigan wins appeal over prisoner’s air mattress

KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court has deflated a Michigan prisoner’s air mattress. The court on Thursday overturned a 2013 order by a judge who told the state Corrections Department to let Richard Boone II use an air mattress to relieve pain. In a 3-0...
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Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

A glacial erratic rock estimated to be 300,000 pounds and two million years old lies 30 feet below ground after being fully unearthed on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Courtyard by Marriott construction site in Everett, Wash. A geotechnical engineer who was called out to...
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Oregon festival’s giant nutcracker: 41 feet

Mike Hackett, right, guides the head of the world’s tallest wooden nutcracker for the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights as Ron Covey lifts it off the trailer with a crane, Monday Nov. 17, 2014 in Roseburg, Ore. The 41-foot nutcracker was carved with chainsaws by Toby...
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New signs in Indiana warn of turtle crossing

The efforts of Justin Guyer and Amber Slaughterbeck, natural resource programmer for the Vigo County, Ind., Parks and Recreation Department, helped to have two “Turtle Crossing” signs installed on National Avenue between Terre Haute and West Terre Haute, Ind. Guyer...

Thai leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears. A video posted on Facebook by Bangkok Post reporter Wassana Nanuam shows Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha...

Kozy Shack Recalls Some Puddings Over Labeling

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (AP) — Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The voluntary recall involves 4-ounce cups of Foodservice Kozy Shack Simply Well Chocolate Pudding. The recalled pudding was...

Marlene Shumaker

FOSTORIA — Marlene L. Shumaker, 78, of Fostoria, died at her home. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.