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  • Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart

    Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store's parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can. Police tell the Times Record News that officers responded to a report of a suspicious person around 9 a.m. Friday at a Walmart in Wichita Falls. The city is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Dallas, near the Oklahoma border.

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  • Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief

    Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow. Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Saturday's playoff. Allen says "a nice guy named Dave," who didn't know he is a Chief, got him back on the road.

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  • Leave $350 hats at home, NY middle school administrators beg

    Leave $350 hats at home, NY middle school administrators beg

    GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) - Administrators at a New York middle school are begging students to leave their winter hats made by Italian apparel company Moncler at home because the pricy tops keep getting lost. The New York Post reports that administrators at Great Neck North Middle School on Long Island wrote a letter to parents asking them to "try and redirect your middle schooler from wearing these hats to school."

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  • Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph

    Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph

    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's police chief says he set a new personal record when he issued a ticket to someone who blew past him going 140 mph (225 kph). Chief Art Acevedo told the Houston Chronicle the Dodge Viper "almost took my doors off" as Acevedo was driving on a highway Friday. He sped after the Viper in his police SUV, topping out around 120 mph (193 kph). The speed limit was 65 mph (105 kph).

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  • 89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store

    89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store

    CLANTON, Ala. (AP) - Odean Cleckler, 89, said she has been doing her best to help run her husband's used-appliance business since he died a decade ago. This week, that work landed her and her son in jail.

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  • Costco selling 27lb bucket of mac & cheese
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    Costco selling 27lb bucket of mac & cheese

    Costco has once again provided us with another reason to smile. It's almost sad to think they couldn't outdo themselves with 6lbs of Nutella, but they have.

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  • Brewery launch is on target in former missile command center

    Brewery launch is on target in former missile command center

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Grist House Craft Brewery has set its sights on a structure known as "the bunker building" at the former Nike missile base. It was one of several U.S. Army-operated bases using anti-aircraft guns and Nike and Hercules missiles to defend Pittsburgh from Soviet attack in the 1950s and 1960s.

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  • Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000
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    Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction. Heritage Auctions says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin Thursday night. Only 10 to 15 of these pennies, mistakenly minted in bronze instead of steel, are believed to exist. They were made at a time when bronze and copper were being saved to fill metal shortages during World War II.

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  • Man pleads guilty after alligator threat

    Man pleads guilty after alligator threat

    BRIDEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The Connecticut Post reports 30-year-old Isaias Garcia, of Garland, Texas, entered his plea Thursday to unlawful restraint. Garcia originally faced kidnapping, assault and larceny charges in what police said was one of the strangest cases they have investigated.

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  • Police: Man doing doughnuts crashes car

    Police: Man doing doughnuts crashes car

    RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) - Police say a man doing doughnuts in a car he had just bought struck a power pole in Ohio, sending him and his two children to the hospital. Authorities tell the Dayton Daily News the man was doing the stunt in his Pontiac G8 in a snowy parking lot in Riverside on Wednesday afternoon. Police say the man apparently lost control and hit a live power pole, knocking the pole over and leaving the car with a crumpled front end.

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