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Police reunite traveler with lost turtle at NYC bus station

A turtle found wandering around a busy New York City bus terminal has been reunited with its grateful but sleepy owner. Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says a bus dispatcher summoned police Sunday after the rambling reptile was found on a roadway inside the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ...

Romania: hang glider dumps contraband cigarettes in field

Romanian border police have confiscated thousands of packs of cigarettes which apparently were dropped in a field from a powered hang glider. The Interior Ministry said Monday that police discovered 10 boxes containing 5,000 packets of Chinese-produced Ashima cigarettes. Police say they were patrolling the area with heat-detecting equipment when ...

Band of monkeys raid Thai polling place, tear up voter lists

Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution. District official Surachai Maneeprakorn said a large population of the monkeys ...

Man arrested after spending 12 hours in tree in Seattle

Police have arrested a man after he spent nearly 12 hours perched in a tree in Seattle. KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29TPCI7 ) the man climbed onto the roof of an apartment building in the Lake City neighborhood at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. He then crawled across some power lines and made ...

Fight between driver, passenger results in crash in Phoenix

Police say a car crash that critically injured a driver and shut down part of a Phoenix freeway was started by a fight between the man and a passenger. Authorities say the southbound lanes on a section of State Route 51 near the Northern exit were closed for several hours ...

In this  Saturday, July 23, 2016, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau,  Dave Hemingway, center, hoists his trophy after winning the 2016 Ernest "Papa"  Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Success for Dave Hemingway came on the Macon, N.C., resident's seventh attempt to win the coveted title at the highlight event of the island city's annual Hemingway Days festival that ends Sunday. Dave Hemingway is not related to Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote in Key West in the 1930s. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

For the first time in its 36-year history, a Hemingway has won a competition seeking the man who most looks like literary giant Ernest Hemingway. Dave Hemingway was named the winner of the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on Saturday in Key West, Florida. The winner said he is not related ...

In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Dave Hemingway, center,  receives smooches from Charlie Boise, left, and Wally Collins, right, after Hemingway won the 2016 Ernest "Papa"  Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Fla. Success for Dave Hemingway came on the Macon, N.C., resident's seventh attempt to win the coveted title at Sloppy Joe's Bar. Dave Hemingway is not related to Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote in Key West in the 1930s. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Dave Hemingway — a 65-year old from Macon, North Carolina who is no relation to the famed literary figure — won the contest Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar. It is the highlight event of the annual Hemingway ...

Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket

A woman who drove her husband's body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket. ...

Town where 'Jersey Shore' was filmed now wants quiet beaches

A New Jersey town made famous by the "Jersey Shore" reality TV series and its hard-partying cast is ready for some quiet time on its beaches. Seaside Heights is banning speakers, boomboxes and any other devices that amplify music from its beaches, beginning Friday. It's part of a 60-day experiment. ...

Pennsylvania police hoping dope will claim marijuana package

Police in Pennsylvania are hoping a dope will stop by their station and claim a package containing more than 4 pounds of marijuana. WCAU-TV (http://bit.ly/2af5eVL ) reports Cheltenham Township police near Philadelphia were alerted to the package this week. The package had been dropped off at the home of a ...

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