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  • Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California.
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  • Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.
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  • Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.
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  • What's worse than a bad hair day?
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  • A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on forgery and other charges because state police say she identified herself as her sister when she was pulled over and given two traffic tickets, and again when she pleaded guilty before a district judge and was fined.
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  • Authorities say it was a "selfie" that led detectives to a suspect in the burglary of a Southern California church.
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  • Big Mouth Billy Bass apparently got the best of a would-be burglar in Minnesota.
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  • A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan because none of them knew how to drive a stick.
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  • Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.
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  • Police say a woman applying for a job at a Delaware restaurant stole money from a tip jar.
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  • A man faces burglary and tampering charges after an X-ray machine revealed a dark mass near his stomach while he was being booked into jail.
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  • Pennsylvania State Police say they found 20 pounds of marijuana in boxes wrapped as Christmas presents inside a minivan after a traffic stop.
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  • A pot smuggling scheme gets squashed.
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  • It's a wedding night to remember -- but for the wrong reason.
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  • Cops and doughnuts -- sounds like a scene from a sitcom.
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  • Who gets the house?
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  • Police say a western Pennsylvania woman has been caught dirty-handed trying to sneak a "clean" urine sample into a family court drug test - inside a hand sanitizer bottle.
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  • The pumpkin gave him up.
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  • The former treasurer of a western Pennsylvania city will spend a year on probation and must repay $311 worth of change he stole from the city's parking meters.
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  • Police say a robber left with no money for his trouble when he arrived at a northwestern Pennsylvania pizzeria just after the crew had made a night bank deposit.
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  • A Utah man has been sentenced to seven days in jail after a high-speed chase that he blamed on a bathroom emergency.
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  • A bank robbery suspect was nervous when a construction worker saw him throw his shirt in a trash container on Friday- but not so harried that he didn't stop to bum a cigarette, police said.
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  • We've got your number -- especially when you drunk dial 911.
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  • A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with inciting Chaos.
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  • A burglar who tried to break into an ATM at a bank in San Francisco was arrested Friday after he hopped onto the roof of a nearby building to escape and fell into an apartment, police said.
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  • It didn't take the CSI team to crack this case.
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  • A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer - on a riding lawn mower.
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  • Police trying to figure out who egged and toilet-papered a house in a south-central Montana town cracked the case after finding a grocery bag and a receipt in the backyard.
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  • An Ohio man has been cited for public drunkenness and criminal trespass for a not-so-great effort to commandeer a freight train in northwestern Pennsylvania.
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  • A suburban Washington DC woman now knows all about the danger of texting while driving.
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  • There are people who feel the way some motorists park should be a crime.
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  • "Weed for Sale!"
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  • He wanted to prove he could swim the Detroit River from Canada to the U.S.
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  • Authorities say a shirtless man who allegedly stole a transit bus from a San Francisco terminal drove it 100 miles before being arrested.
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  • State police are looking for a landscaper who gave a western Pennsylvania man a sucker bite on his neck after luring the victim into his truck with the promise of a $20 grass-cutting job.
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  • Police say a suspect's phone call from a convenience store telephone helped them to charge him with stealing $142 worth of change from the business.
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  • Police say a western prostitution suspect asked an undercover officer to sing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with her before other police swooped in to arrest her.
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  • Authorities say a burglar's decision to knock back a couple of beers during a break-in at an upstate New York home led to his arrest.
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  • It's anything but a clean getaway.
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  • Authorities in Eastern Oregon say a fleeing man tried to use a backstroke to get across the Columbia River but, exhausted, said he couldn't swim and pleaded with officers to retrieve him. They did.
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  • Anchorage police say a young man who didn't want to return to jail ran out onto the uncertain ice of an Alaska lake to escape officers armed with an arrest warrant.
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  • A Washington woman whose car was stolen from her apartment complex saw the stolen SUV hours later - in the drive-thru of the McDonald's restaurant where she works.
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  • Double jeopardy is prohibited by law.
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  • There really weren't a lot of unhappy customers.
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  • It's one tough cash machine.
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  • Police say a western Pennsylvania man tried to blame his drunken driving on his grandmother. The only problem is, she wasn't there.
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  • Police say they've got the $3,200 engagement ring a New Hampshire allegedly swallowed during an attempted jewelry store theft.
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  • Police have cited a 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman for disorderly conduct after she called 911 requesting a divorce and police assistance to make her husband leave.
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  • A Montana man whose 12-year-old golden retriever ate five $100 bills hopes to be reimbursed by the federal government.
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  • A northern Indiana man who called 911 and told dispatchers he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road got his wish when a sheriff's deputy arrived.
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