GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — The appearance of a goat on a road in a Maryland suburb of Washington created traffic delays and an opportunity for county police to come up with many puns.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer that was stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Tennessee couple plans to visit six Disney parks on two U.S. coasts in one day. Heather and Clark Ensminger on Wednesday plan to visit Disney World's four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and end the night at Disney's two California parks.
ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport.
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam. Police in Maine's capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after presumably escaping.
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as "Willy Wonka" or the "Chocolate Man" has pleaded guilty to 60 charges.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's newest police chief is already making a name for himself. His name? Orlando. Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Orlando's newest police chief during a ceremony Thursday.
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says police in Healdsburg in California's wine country are looking for an enormous artwork that vanished over the weekend.
BOSTON (AP) — Anyone who can't make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an "emotional support squirrel."
RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire restaurant is offering free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities don't know who dumped a 4-foot-long reptile into Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is.
HONOLULU (AP) — If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals, you were butt-dialed.
HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — An animal sanctuary and a farm in New Hampshire are working together to spare a young slaughterhouse-bound pig to promote local agriculture.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A giant sea monster has taken over a building at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, but only temporarily. The inflatable sculpture titled "Sea Monsters HERE" is at a rusting warehouse called Building 611.
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — "One special seed" and months of care by an Oregon commercial pilot produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a global weigh-in Monday in Northern California, the fourth time his gargantuan plants were awarded top honors.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is charged with a felony after he allegedly filmed himself removing an ankle monitor and then posted the video on Facebook.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A jogger's run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field.
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Baseball's fall classic focuses on an American pastime. A Maine ski resort has its own fall classic based on a Finnish tradition.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's one of the enduring mysteries of life in New York City: Just how many squirrels live in Central Park? There could soon be an answer.
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