The Associated Press - News Oddities
Toys, eyeglasses, cellphones surface in Ohio sewer system
CINCINNATI (AP) Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system.
Jul 15 10:56PM AP

Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie.
Jul 15 4:38PM AP

Pranksters plant Wyoming city's flower pots with real pot
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) A Wyoming city has discovered its potted plants have literally gone to pot.
Jul 14 5:32PM AP

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots
BERLIN (AP) Quiet neighbors, pristine grounds and a view to die for: No wonder graveyard plots in Berchtesgaden are in high demand.
Jul 14 12:32PM AP

Baltimore market closed after rat spotted in bakery case
BALTIMORE (AP) A historic Baltimore market is closed temporarily after a video posted on social media showed a rat scampering through a bakery's display case.
Jul 13 8:38PM AP

Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers
PHOENIX (AP) Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway.
Jul 13 5:12PM AP

Tours and tattoos mark Friday the 13th
BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) There's nothing superstitious about Friday the 13th as two towns celebrate the day with tours or tattoos.
Jul 13 11:33AM AP

Man smashes through grocery store ceiling, twice
DOVER, N.H. (AP) Police say a man fell through the ceiling of a New Hampshire supermarket, twice.
Jul 13 10:59AM AP

Arizona lawmaker apologizes after video shows 140 mph brag
PHOENIX (AP) An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph (210 or 225 kph) after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity
Jul 13 12:32AM AP

Wreckage believed to be from 1997 plane crash found
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in northern Michigan.
Jul 12 10:41PM AP

Video shows woman snatching, bagging birds at US park
PHILADELPHIA (AP) A U.S. park ranger confronted a woman seen snatching birds at a historic square in Philadelphia and placing them alive in plastic bags, and she claimed she released the birds after catching them.
Jul 12 8:55PM AP

State board to consider changing mountain's made-up name
WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) A Vermont state board plans to hear a man's request to change the name of Mount Ascutney (ah-SKUT'-nee) because it's a made-up name.
Jul 12 8:00PM AP

Black bear noshes on lunch inside surprised woman's minivan
ATLANTA (AP) Bears don't usually pack a lunch, but they'll be happy to eat whatever someone else has prepared.
Jul 12 2:57PM AP

Man gets Sea-Doo back nearly 6 years after Hurricane Sandy
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey man has been reunited with his Sea-Doo nearly six years after it was swept away in Hurricane Sandy.
Jul 11 7:47PM AP

Lamborghini destroyed in Missouri gas station mishap
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) Authorities say a Lamborghini erupted in flames at a suburban St. Louis gas station after a minivan driver pulled away from a gas pump with the nozzle still attached.
Jul 11 6:33PM AP

Snap! Alligator tempted by frog captured in Indiana pond
PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) An alligator that was hanging out in a northern Indiana retention pond has been captured after being lured to shore with a frog.
Jul 11 4:01PM AP

World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest.
Jul 11 12:57PM AP

Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.
Jul 10 8:36PM AP

Another Mud Day oozes into the books near Detroit
WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) Made in the shade? It was more like made in the mud for hundreds of people at a Michigan park.
Jul 10 8:18PM AP

Baby found alive buried under debris in Montana woods
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A 5-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered only minor injuries despite wearing wet and soiled clothes in cold weather, authorities said.
Jul 10 6:29AM AP