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Boy, 5, Gets No-Show Bill For Missing Another Kid’s Birthday Party

It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old’s school bag: A bill demanding a “no-show fee” for another child’s birthday party.

01/19/2015

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2 Teachers In Southern California Accused Of Having Sex With High School Students

Authorities say two teachers have been arrested following allegations they had sex with high school students on an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.

01/19/2015

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Fired Crater Lake Park Cook Gets Prison After Drunken Fight With Rangers

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 47-year-old John Charles Saubert was fired last September over alcohol and performance issues, and got in a fight with rangers after refusing to behave himself and stay in his dorm room until he left the next day.

01/16/2015

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Woodland Man Searching For Wallet In Garbage Truck Gets Stuck, Taken To Dump

A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin in Northern California was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride.

01/16/2015

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Escaped Inmate Accused Of Robbing Bank Allegedly Tries To Escape During Court Appearance

A jail inmate suspected of trying to rob a bank after escaping from Central California work camp tried to escape again during a courtroom appearance.

01/16/2015

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Oregon Sheriff’s Amnesty Offer Pays Off In Dognapping Case

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that three days after a chocolate lab named Brewer disappeared from his owner’s yard near Marion, south of Salem, someone returned the animal Sunday afternoon. Deputies had offered a 48-hour amnesty period for whoever took the animal to return it, no questions asked.

01/12/2015

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Rare 1792 Penny Sells For Almost $2.6 Million

An experimental U.S. penny struck to test a design in 1792 sold for almost $2.6 million a day after another rare penny sold for $2.35 million at the same series of auctions at a collectors’ convention.

01/12/2015

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Kirby Delauter, County Councilman, Threatens To Sue Newspaper Over Using His Name

“Use my name again unauthorized and you’ll be paying for an attorney,” the Republican official told a Frederick News-Post reporter in a Facebook post that’s been ridiculed on the Internet and by the newspaper.

01/06/2015

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Woman Gets Stuck Shimmying Naked Down Ex-Boyfriend’s Chimney

A woman who had to be rescued from a fireplace in Riverside County was the ex-girlfriend of the homeowner and tried to shimmy down the chimney naked.

01/06/2015

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Portland Considers Suing Pabst Over Using Sign Promoting Music Festival

The city owns the trademark for the sign, which sits atop the White Stag building in Old Town. It shows a leaping stag at the top of an Oregon-shaped sign.

01/05/2015

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Naked Oregon Man Accused Of Breaking Into Homes, Using Hot Tub

Police near Salem, Oregon, say they arrested a naked man after he broke into two homes, drank booze and used a hot tub at one of them.

01/05/2015

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Tiger Selfie Ban, Gas Pump Clips Among New 2015 Laws Hitting Books Across Country

Although it doesn’t take effect until early February, a New York law captures this year’s “Who knew?” prize by banning tiger selfies, which have been used by young men as profile photos on social media sites.

01/01/2015