Teen, missing for 4 days, lived off school's fruit trees
(AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who went missing for nearly four days before he returned to his Northern California home told his family he hid on his high school campus, surviving on fruit from trees and drinking from the water fountain.
Owner spots his stolen truck in rearview mirror; arrest made
(AP) — A man driving to work in Alabama suddenly noticed his stolen pickup truck following him, setting off a chain of events that included a pursuit, a crash and an arrest.
The Missoulian newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1zV1knv ) that it took an hour to guide the trio from the heart of Missoula back to the Clark Fork River on Thursday.
Four women spotted the birds and stopped to help, using cardboard and a sweater to shepherd them safely through town as cars slowed and people snapped photos.
WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Usher, leader of the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, says his group has up to three emergency calls a week.
(AP) — Police say a would-be burglar got sidetracked by snacks and a comfy place to snooze, heating up some tater tots and taking a nap on the sofa of the house he broke into.
The woman rushed to her bedroom, called police and then ran out the front door.
COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — The escape of a small herd of buffalo from a farm is ending badly, with the animals being shot after crossing the New York State Thruway.
Three men believed to be associated with the farm shot three buffaloes Friday afternoon in a stream in woods in the town of Coeymans (KWEE'-mihnz), about 10 miles south of the capital.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway.
Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg and Eric Jansberger were headed to see a Broadway performance of "Les Miserables" on Wednesday when a brawl broke out between two men on a crowded train.
BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (AP) — Police are trying to round up a small herd of buffalo that escaped from a farm and crossed a busy stretch of the New York State Thruway.
About 15 of the animals got loose Thursday from a farm in the Rensselaer (rehn-suh-LEER') County town of Schodack (SKOH'-dak), on the river's east bank a few miles southeast of Albany.
The court says the message that appeared indicating McKee won a $41.8 million legacy bonus "was a gratuitous promise" that the casino wasn't obligated to pay.
The Antioch, Illinois grandmother of 13 hit the bonus while gambling on a Miss Kitty slot machine at the Isle Casino Hotel during a family reunion.
Manure trade show's slogan contest produces pile of entries
Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo.
An official event slogan has already been settled on: 2015 Manure Expo:
[...] contestants are vying to land a spot on the back of the T-shirt, which event organizers say will display 10 of the "crappiest" also-rans.
Thief sneaks ice cream cooler past sleeping store clerk
(AP) — Deputies in Florida say a thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of Good Humor ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas station near Fort Lauderdale.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors have detained 14 people suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union.
The alleged leader was among those detained Friday and prosecutors have asked for their arrest.
A string of recent sightings in Manhattan has drawn new attention to the wily critters that have been spotted periodically in New York since the 1990s.
At least four coyotes have been spotted around Manhattan so far this year, and one was seen clambering around on the roof of a Queens bar before disappearing, says Sarah Aucoin, the director of the city's Urban Park Rangers program.
There's no firm count of coyotes or sightings in the nation's biggest city, but the population is probably at least in the teens, says wildlife biologist Chris Nagy, a co-founder of a study group called the Gotham Coyote Project and the research director at the Mianus River Gorge in Bedford, New York.
With some coyotes ensconced and breeding in the Bronx, others are likely heading into Manhattan this spring to seek their own turf, said coyote project co-founder Mark Weckel, a conservation biologist at the American Museum of Natural History.
Wildlife experts say people can reduce the risk of coyote conflicts by not feeding them and securing trash and pets, among other steps.
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — An environmental group in southeastern Rhode Island is trying to break the world record for the most people simultaneously hugging trees.
The current Guinness World Record was set in South Korea, where 12,001 people turned out to hug trees in 2014.