Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags.
Thief steals 140 sap buckets in Vermont
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A sap bucket thief has brought a sour note to Vermont's maple sugaring season. Fred Hopkins tells MyNBC5 that someone took 140 of his sap buckets, a first for him.
Dozens of rattlesnakes removed from under Texas home
ALBANY, Texas (AP) — A Texas homeowner who reported seeing "a few" snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house.
Escaped wallaby goes on walkabout in Dallas neighborhood
DALLAS (AP) — A wallaby who apparently escaped his owners went on a walkabout in an east Dallas neighborhood before being recaptured.
Man recreates bunny suit marriage proposal for anniversary
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man celebrated his wedding anniversary by showing up at the airport in a bunny costume similar to the one used when he first proposed to his wife.
LA-area pursuit suspect breakdances before surrendering
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Southern California vehicle pursuit. TV news helicopters were overhead Tuesday night when a suspect pursued by the California Highway Patrol finally surrendered, but broke out into a 10-second dance before being handcuffed.
Man uses nude mannequins to send message to 'nosey' neighbor
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jason Windus gave his California neighbor something to look at during a dispute over the height of a backyard fence — naked mannequins having a garden party.
A no-paper jam: Printer ink spill blots all interstate lanes
ATLANTA (AP) — A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours.
Police: Unicorn-costumed robbery suspect has been unmasked
BALDWIN, Md. (AP) — The robbery suspect wore a unicorn costume, and police in Maryland say he has been unmasked. News outlets report that Baltimore County police say 28-year-old Jacob William Rogge donned a pink-and-white unicorn costume and smashed a convenience store register with a crowbar Saturday.
Police: Duo nabbed trying to steal Capone statue in Arkansas
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned ... until they dropped him and got collared. Authorities say two Missouri men snatched a statue of Al Capone from its seat outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas, early Saturday morning.
Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth
BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use.
AP PHOTOS: World's last Blockbuster a tribute to Gen X past
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Blockbuster Video in Oregon is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster video rental shop, in Australia, announced it is closing on March 31.
Germany: Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver's cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow down.
Police: Person with unicorn costume, crowbar robs store
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (AP) — Apparently not all unicorns are the embodiment of purity and grace. Baltimore County Police say a person dressed in a unicorn costume and wielding a crowbar tried to rob a convenience store Saturday morning in the Baldwin community.
T-shirt gun used to launch contraband into Oklahoma prison
SAYRE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones and other contraband over a prison fence.
Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub
BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity.
Florida man finds bright green iguana in toilet, calls 911
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man called 911 after going to the bathroom and finding a bright green iguana swimming in his toilet.
Escaped lion spends night in jail cell in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that escaped a wildlife park and was captured weeks later spent the night in a South African jail cell, until authorities could send him back to the place he's meant to call home.
Moving day: Bear family living in highway median relocated
TEMPLETON, Mass. (AP) — A portion of a Massachusetts highway was shut down while state wildlife officials moved a family of bears that had set up a den in the median.
North Carolina thrift show sells 'haunted' furniture for $1K
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina thrift store has earned $1,000 off a hand-carved bedroom suite that may just be haunted. News outlets reports Habitat for Humanity Rowan County's ReStore warned would-be customers that the previous owner reported he and his wife had "continuous nightmares" while the furniture was in their bedroom.
Court: Middle finger protected by the constitution
TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017.
Tel Aviv deploys 'zombie lights' for mobile-obsessed walkers
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tel Aviv has taken a small step toward protecting the lives of "smartphone zombies." The municipality has installed special LED sidewalk lights at a busy crosswalk to alert distracted pedestrians staring at their phones when they can walk and when they should stop.
Cat that went missing 5 years ago finally found
ESSEX, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family says a pet cat who went missing five years ago has returned home after the feline was unexpectedly found.
Germany: Crematorium goes up in flames, bodies survive
BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a crematorium in southern Germany has caused significant damage to the building — but the 20 bodies stored inside remained intact.
Lamb found trotting through New York City bridge traffic
NEW YORK (AP) — A wayward lamb running around a New York City bridge briefly held up traffic before its rescue. The animal was first seen trotting eastbound along the shoulder of Gowanus Expressway around 9:30 a.m.