PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit claims an eastern New Mexico sheriff is interfering with a town's police business and even challenged its mayor to a "fist fight in the middle of the road."
According to the lawsuit, Parker has interfered with Elida police business on at least three occasions.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Newborn babies at an Ohio hospital have joined the ranks of Cleveland Indians fans.
The outfits feature a baseball design accompanied by the words "World Series Baby" and the hashtag #RallyTogether.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man arrested for blocking traffic in Maine while dressed as an evergreen tree says the public display was intended to be performance art.
Asher Woodworth tells the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2eIWl74 ) his embodiment of a tree inching across a busy downtown Portland intersection was designed to reflect a contrast in the "energies of economy and efficiency and the energies of slowness and magic."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.
The tongue-in-cheek ad posted to YouTube shows Charlyn Daugherty rolling her eyes at the camera and seeking relief from Gerald Daugherty as he talks of tax rates, light rail and other issues while doing household chores.
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter.
WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/2dFgqsy ) reports the message was discovered by Clint Buffington of Utah while he was vacationing in the Turks and Caicos.
DENVER (AP) — Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.
The company says a professional truck driver was on board for the entire route and monitored the trip from the cab's sleeper berth.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founder of a Rhode Island youth football team says its season is ending early after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players.
Capital City Buccaneers founder Alexandra Diaz says she had stepped away from the Sunday game in Scituate when the coach let the young man believed to be at least 18 take part in several plays before getting kicked out.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man dressed as a tree for blocking traffic in Maine.
They say the man didn't respond to officers when they warned him against obstructing traffic in a busy intersection in downtown Portland.
WCSH-TV posted video of the man being arrested after he blocked traffic again.
A friend of the man says he was trying to study the city's traffic patterns.
The man appeared to be dressed as a pine tree or other type of evergreen.
Portland police hasn't provided additional details.
PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a pot advocacy company's RV carrying marijuana-laced candy burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and tying up traffic for hours.
Weed World Candies tells WCAU-TV more than $50,000 in merchandise was destroyed Sunday evening when one of its vehicles heading to Philadelphia from Washington, D.C., caught fire on the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Some on Twitter speculated that the call was a signal for blockers to form a wall for the ball carrier in reference to the Republican presidential nominee's plan to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
A company that has trained dogs to recognize the smell of human fecal bacteria has been sniffing out sources of water pollution nationwide, discovering broken sewer pipes, leaking septic tanks and illegal sewage discharges, to the delight of environmental groups and government agencies.
Using dogs rescued from shelters and specially trained to detect human waste in the same way other dogs are trained to sniff out drugs or explosives, the dogs of Otisfield, Maine-based Environmental Canine Services are always looking out for No. 2.
Human fecal contamination is a serious environmental problem that can cause illnesses including intestinal problems; hepatitis; respiratory infections; and ear, nose, and throat problems.
Contamination from the E. coli bacterium, naturally occurring in human intestines, becomes dangerous if it is present in the environment in high enough concentrations.
Environmental groups including Clean Ocean Action, along with the local government, hired the company to determine whether any sewage was making its way into the pond, which feeds into the nearby Navesink River, a waterway having its own problems with bacterial contamination.
Once the dogs went to work there, they helped authorities find 15 to 20 leaking septic tanks that were polluting waterways, including one in Bayview State Park that routinely had to be closed to swimming when bacteria levels got high.
[...] the abandoned buildings at the former Mansfield Training School have made it an attraction for ghost hunters, horror filmmakers, copper thieves and the curious.
The school has put up fencing around many of the decaying buildings to keep people out, and police make regular patrols, but say that doesn't always stop trespassers.
BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday afternoon as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous.
Alan Sorrentino says the response to the letter to the editor, printed in The Barrington Times Wednesday, has been "vicious" and that he's received death threats.
More than 300 people — many of them women and young girls — came out for the social media-driven event in the affluent, coastal town of Barrington, the Providence Journal reported.
Sorrentino told WPRO-AM the letter was meant to be a humorous break from the current political campaign rhetoric and that he doesn't really have an issue with yoga pants.
UMaine professor dies conducting research in Antarctica
UMaine provost Jeffery Hecker released a statement calling Hamilton a "quintessential scientist and educator" and a "pioneer researcher" who touched and changed many lives.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says the agency received reports Friday around 10 a.m. that an emu was on the loose on Interstate 10.
According to Mehr, a responding trooper found the bird in the median.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2eq8fmX ) the fire department will now search for another leader for the first time since 1953.
There has been only one interruption in his service to the department: a four-year hiatus when he served during World War II.
BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who says the outfits look tacky and ridiculous.
Sorrentino wrote that yoga pants belong in the yoga studio and that it's bizarre and disturbing to see women wear them in public.