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Man drives stolen shopping cart to probation meeting

Police say a man rode a stolen electric shopping cart this week to meet with his probation officer.

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1,000 pound gator snared in Alabama hunt

Hunters snared the largest alligator ever caught in a legal hunt in the state of Alabama.

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Man celebrates 101st birthday by going to work

Even at 101-years-old, this guy still puts in his time at the job he's held for 73 years.

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Sweet job: England seeks ‘choc doc’ to study candy

Cambridge University is looking for a doctor of chocolate.

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Don’t ride the giraffes

A California woman took her trip to the zoo a little too far.

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Hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

An Australian hospital apologized after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.

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Police: Teacher came to class drunk, kept drinking

An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, police say.

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Alaskan woman, mauled by bear, drives herself to hospital

A 57-year-old hiker survived after being mauled on a wilderness trail, walking more than a mile to her truck and driving to the hospital.

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No joke: Chicken crossing road blocks traffic

A rogue chicken trying to make his way to the other side of the road brought traffic to a halt in Oregon.

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Maserati patrol car raises police suspicions

Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis.

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Make an impression by driving a Zamboni

For just $2,000 - or best offer - you can sport a Zamboni ice-cleaning machine.

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Out on bail, man breaks into cop car for nap

A man charged with stealing a taxi cab stepped out of a Boston police station and into an empty patrol car.

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NYPD to tourists: Call 911 if superhero bothers you

Police are handing out fliers to Times Square tourists, telling them that tipping the costumed characters is optional, and to call 911 if they have complaints.

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Insurer pays out in buckets – literally

A California insurer has paid a $21,000 court settlement in more than a dozen buckets of coins.

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Museum finds 6,500-year-old skeleton in basement

Talk about having skeletons in your closet: An archaeology museum discovered an extremely rare human skeleton that had been in storage for 85 years.

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5-year-old Minnesota ‘mayor’ loses bid for third term

Among the boy mayor's most popular acts was declaring ice cream as the top of the food pyramid.

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Burglars break in, bake brownies

Police say two 17-year-old boys have been charged with breaking into a Pennsylvania home and baking drug-laced brownies.

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Ill? French hospital offers you a glass of wine

A French hospital is opening a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a "medically-supervised" glass or two.

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More cats than people: Felines take over N.Y. island

WATCH: A tiny island near Buffalo is overrun by cats, thanks to hundreds of abandoned felines.

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‘World Trade Center’ ship dates to pre-Revolutionary America

A vessel unearthed at the World Trade Center site dates back to three years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Rose Receives Medals

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A man who served in World War 2 was honored and given medals...

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Gold Star at CCF

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The Clay County Fair announces their midway emtertainment...

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Unemployment Overpayment

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Iowa's workforce agency provided unemployment benefits earlier this year to people who didn't seek them...

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Lyon County 2nd Fish Kill

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The state Department of Natural Resources says it's investigating another fish kill...

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Japan Conference

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Governors from throughout the Midwest will join next month with officials from Japan...