WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — A 31-pound cat who greets visitors at a New Hampshire resort is winning over guests and internet viewers alike as he deals with a metabolism issue.
The owners of the Best Western Silver Fox Inn at the Waterville Valley Resort soon learned Logan turns up his nose at fancy cat food and prefers to steal food from them.
Police say that didn't stop Vernon Goyne of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, from putting on camouflage and trying to bag a buck in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington.
WTTG-TV (http://bit.ly/2dnfj4z ) reports that officers found Goyne preparing to hit the wounded deer with a stick in the woodsy Palisades neighborhood Tuesday.
(AP) — A Connecticut man who pretended he needed a wheelchair so he could steal a $37,000 watch from a jewelry store is heading to prison.
Once he had the watch in hand, he got out of the wheelchair, used Mace on the sales clerk and the security guard and knocked the guard to the ground as he ran out of the store.
A police vehicle's in-car camera captured what happened after Ellen Sager struck the animal on Sept. 17 in Howell Township.
The patrolman pulled over to help when the buck ran back across the road and tried to jump into Sager's driver's seat.
The 29-year-old had everything he needed to make one of life's biggest decisions on Tuesday night: the engagement ring, the perfect woman and a beautiful early autumn night at Yankee Stadium, which focused a camera on the couple and broadcast the big moment on the center field video board.
When Fox pulled the precious item from his pocket and dropped to one knee before 29-year-old girlfriend Heather Terwilliger to propose during the middle of the fifth inning, the ring fell to the ground in the second row of section 228 in the ballpark's second deck.
[...] Terwilliger looked down and saw something shiny in the cuff of her pants leg — earning a save.
Yankee Stadium public address announcer Paul Olden informed the crowd the ring had been found.
Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary pupils
(AP) — The Portland chapter of The Satanic Temple has succeeded in its efforts to bring an after-school program to a Portland elementary school.
SEATTLE (AP) — A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning.
Washington State Patrol spokesman Rick Johnson says every now and then they get somebody trying to be funny and says they've seen everything from teddy bears to mannequins all sitting beside drivers.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Phone, cable and utility companies in New York may no longer charge early termination fees when service has been discontinued due to the death of a customer.
The rule was signed into law Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said the practice of charging fees to deceased customers was "heartless and inappropriate" and created burdens for those settling their loved ones' affairs.
Few statistics are available about how often companies took such action, but Democratic Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, who sponsored the legislation, says a utility tried to charge her mother an early termination fee after she died.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade.
Malgorzata Chodyla, spokeswoman for a zoo in Poznan, in western Poland, told The Associated Press Tuesday that a visiting Border Guard officer noticed that a female bear named Ewka was playing with something odd.
On closer look, it proved to be a rusty mortar grenade from World War II.
The bear was swiftly locked up following the discovery on Saturday, the public was barred from the area and army sappers took the explosive to a test range to detonate it safely.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.
Cynthia Abercrombie tells the Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/2cyq5Ay ) there were times over the past six weeks that she thought she'd never see Apollo again. But nearly two dozen volunteers helped return Apollo to Abercrombie, who lives on a fixed income and couldn't afford a 1,100-mile trip to Massachusetts to pick him up.
No one knows how Apollo, who escaped from his enclosure Aug. 11, got to Boston. Swansea animal control officer Lisa White found Apollo Aug. 8. A microchip helped officials locate Abercrombie and White started looking for ways to get him home.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby's restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away.
A Gainesville police report says 20-year-old Keshunte L. Taylor pointed a gun at a clerk on Sunday morning and demanded money.
Authorities say Taylor took more than $200 from three registers at the fast-food restaurant.
The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/2dgzj5f ) reports Taylor hopped in a cab, which police stopped a couple of blocks away.
Police say they recovered a gun and $219.
Taylor remains in the Alachua County Jail. Records don't indicate whether she's hired a lawyer.
Information The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com
(AP) — A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.
[...] nearly two dozen volunteers helped return Apollo to Abercrombie, who lives on a fixed income and couldn't afford a 1,100-mile trip to Massachusetts to pick him up.
The group was performing at the High Life Music Festival in Victorville on Sunday when a drone buzzed up and smacked rapper Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse in the face.
Messages left with police and representatives for the group weren't immediately returned.
The buyer was identified only as a collector from the Chicago area who wished to remain anonymous.
Experts say it shows that the notorious mobster who ruled gangland Chicago during Prohibition had a soft side.
The Austrian Press Agency reports that the organ parts were found packed tightly in plastic containers and formaldehyde in a Moroccan woman's baggage during a recent check at the airport of the southern city of Graz.
Pathologist Gerald Hoefler told state broadcaster authorities in Morocco where the man died gave the cause of death as intestinal obstruction, a diagnosis he says is plausible.
Forever with Fido: NY to allow people to be buried with pets
Cuomo, a Democrat, says many New Yorkers consider their pets to be a member of the family, and say the previous regulation banning the burial of cremated pet remains with their human companions was "unnecessary."
TOKYO (AP) — A passenger spotted a snake curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese Shinkansen "bullet" train on Monday, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop.
The train's operator, JR Tokai, or Central Japan Railway Co., said the passenger sitting in the reserved seat was unaware that the snake was wrapped around his armrest for about 50 minutes until the person behind him saw it and notified a conductor.