June 17, 2021

Washington man lights beehive on fire after sting

LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state fire chief says a man dumped gasoline on a beehive in a tree in retaliation for a bee sting, then ignited the hive, causing an explosion heard throughout his suburban neighbourhood just a few miles south of the Canadian border. Lynden chief Gary Baar tells the Bellingham Herald […]

Man hid 7 snakes, 3 tortoises in his pants

MIAMI (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with nylon bags filled with exotic snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants. TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen says the man was stopped after passing through a body scanner at Miami International Airport last Thursday. Security officials […]

New Zealand’s penguin visitor starts journey home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The wayward emperor penguin dubbed Happy Feet craned his head, flapped his flippers and seemed a little perturbed as he started his journey home to cooler southern waters Monday. The penguin was moved from the Wellington Zoo, where staff has cared for him for the past two months to the […]

Angler fishes out Minnesota woman’s prosthetic leg

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — A woman who lost her prosthetic leg while swimming in a western Minnesota lake three years ago has been reunited with the limb thanks to an angler. Beth Krohn was fishing last month on Lake Ida in Alexandria. She says her line kept snagging on something, and that she hoped it […]

Man reports own parking violation to Conn. police

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was so upset about the lack of parking enforcement in his town that he parked his car illegally in a handicapped space and called police over a dozen times. When they showed up, they subdued him with a stun gun and arrested him. Shelton police say they had […]

Police: Pa. newlyweds shoplifted reception food

CENTRE HALL, Pa. (AP) — A couple of Pennsylvania newlyweds are behind bars after police say they were caught shoplifting food from a supermarket for their wedding reception. The Centre Daily Times reports 32-year-old Arthur Phillips III and his bride, 22-year-old Brittany Lurch, were arrested Saturday after taking more than $1,000 in merchandise from a […]

Pa. school district backs off on skinny jeans ban

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Students in a Pennsylvania school district have gotten approval to remain fashion forward. The Morning Call of Allentown reports that Catasauqua Area School District approved a revised dress code this week. It allows students to wear so-called skinny jeans. The tight-fitting jeans had been banned under an earlier dress code. But […]