(AP) — A Washington state driver who had a monkey on his back wound up with handcuffs on his wrists.
Witnesses told police that the man ran from the crash but returned to grab his pet monkey out of the car.
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — Court documents show that a Utah school district paid more than $10,000 for a student's medical expenses after she was injured while wearing so-called drunk goggles in a 2014 exercise.
The suit says Smith encouraged students to play tag while wearing goggles designed to simulate drunkenness, an activity that caused Nielsen to break her ankle in multiple places.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say two men were caught flouting the Eighth Commandment when surveillance video captured them stealing nearly $500 worth of Bibles from a Christian store in Massachusetts.
The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/1SNQKbe ) reported on Wednesday that images shared by police show the men lifting eight Bibles from the Morning Star Christian Store in West Springfield on April 23.
Police have not identified the men and ask that anyone who recognizes them from the images to contact police.
Information The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery of two men where the assailant walked away with only 35 cents.
Police say the robbery happened Wednesday morning in the city's Carrollton area.
Police said that a 33-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were robbed by a man armed with a semi-automatic gun.
No one was injured. A police report gave no explanation as to why the perpetrator came away with such a small amount of money.
An alligator wandered through a subdivision in Moncks Corner near Charleston this week and at one point wandered onto the front porch of a house and climbed up the front door.
Barkley tells local media that alligators have visited the neighborhood before and last year she saw one on the front porch of another neighbor's house.
VIENNA (AP) — The fireman's pole is history — at least in Vienna.
Firefighter spokesman Lukas Schauer says the last pole in the Austrian capital was removed recently, marking the end of a spectacular — but potentially dangerous — fixture in fire stations around the world.
Schauer told state broadcaster ORF Wednesday that the poles are no longer needed because new or renovated stations are laid out in a way that they would not result in time saved in getting to a fire.
He says the only remaining pole remains in Vienna's firefighters' museum, adding: "Stairs are safer."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that boasts such picturesque sights as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.
City leaders voted unanimously to grant the status to a Norfolk pine hybrid after it was championed by residents who said it gives their neighborhood its beauty and a sense of home.
A biology professor submitted testimony that it probably provides a resting spot for raptors and other birds making their way to Golden Gate Park.
Alarmed that the owner might cut down the remaining pine, a couple living in a house in the backyard and another couple living nearby got a restraining order to stop its removal and began the process to get the tree landmark status over the owner's objections.
A giant sequoia near the Castro District received landmark status over the owner's objections, Short said.
San Francisco city leaders unanimously granted landmark status to a tall, slender pine tree that a San Francisco property owner wants to cut down but that neighbors rallied to save.
A biology professor says the tall tree probably provides a resting spot for raptors and other birds making their way to Golden Gate Park.
Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to grant landmark status to a Norfolk pine hybrid even though it's on a small parcel of private property and the owner wants to cut it down.
(AP) — It took a village and two hours to corral an uncooperative llama named Ethel who escaped from her pasture in rural Colorado and wandered near some busy roadways.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield says Ethel's owner called Tuesday asking for help to get the llama home after she wandered into another pasture.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Maine governor who holds the state record for vetoes has named his new dog Veto.
Last month LePage vetoed a bill to allow people to buy a lifesaving drug overdose antidote without a prescription.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fate of a tall, slender pine tree in the backyard of a San Francisco house that the owner wants to cut down but neighbors are rallying to save is now in the hands of city leaders.
A biology professor submitted testimony that the tall tree probably provides a resting spot for raptors and other birds making their way to Golden Gate Park.
Afraid that the owner would cut down the remaining pine, a couple living in the house in the backyard and another couple living nearby got a restraining order to stop its removal and began the process to get the tree landmarked, over the owner's objections.
Granting it landmark status would be a severe infringement on private property rights, she said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fate of a tall and slender pine tree in the backyard of a San Francisco house that's at the center of a dispute among neighbors is now in the hands of San Francisco city leaders.
Afraid the owner, who bought the property in 2012, would cut down the remaining pine tree, a couple living in the carriage house in the backyard and another couple living two houses down secured a 90-day restraining order to stop its removal and began their attempt to get it landmarked, over the owner's objections, the San Francisco Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1NR6yNu).
Police say the Apple store's manager told them Grant refused to leave Monday night despite being asked multiple times.
According to online court documents, Grant was charged with defiant trespassing and disorderly conduct.
EDGELEY, N.D. (AP) — A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can.
On Friday, he hopped on his tractor and plowed on a football field-size version of the late musician's symbol into his corn field.
Myers Williams, of Brentwood, has been charged with causing nearly $24,000 damage by spray-painting 34 images, mostly of peace signs, on 13 downtown buildings.
Online court records don't list an attorney for Williams, who faces a preliminary hearing May 9.
(AP) — A Vermont family is going to be able to keep a 3-year-old wood duck brought home by a family dog as a chick, because state game officials relented on a plan to take the bird away.
Earlier this year, a game warden arrived at Kimberlee Stevens' home in Middlesex to take the duck named Peep.