& POSSUM ON A BUSH RUBBER: & # 39; OPOSSUM BREAKS IN LIQUOR STORE, DRINK LIKE A SKUNK
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A possum who apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a sober Florida liquor store at a wildlife rescue center and He was released unharmed.
Officials at the Costa Smeralda Wildlife Refuge say the Fort Walton Beach, Florida police officer brought the opossum on November 24. An employee of a liquor store found the animal next to an empty bottle of bourbon.
The refuge technique Michelle Pettis told the Panama City News Herald that the opossum looked disoriented, was excessively salivary, and was pale. The staff pumped the marsupial full of fluids and took care of it when it became serious.
Pettis says that the opossum did not seem to have a hangover.
The shop owner says he had never had a possum break before.  The animal was released on Thursday.
SELFIE-SERVICE: MAN COOKING WAFFLE HOUSE FOOD AS WORKER
WEST COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – When a man found the only worker in a South Carolina Waffle House asleep, he took his food in your own hands
On Facebook, Alex Bowen chronicled selfies of how he made his own double bacon Texas steak melted at the famous southern restaurant 24-7 around 2 am Thursday.
Bowen says on Facebook he waited 10 minutes, then cooked his food and "even scratched the grill when I finished".
The photos of Bowen showed him with the worker asleep, they fried the bacon and joined the sandwich.
After joking in good humor about stealing the sandwich, Bowen even posted a selfie returning to pay for his meal.
Waffle House said in a statement that it was impressed with Bowen's culinary skills, but customers should never go behind the counter for security reasons.
90 YEARS SPHINX INEQUALITY INEQUALITY MOVIE IN CALIFORNIA  GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) – Archaeologists working on sand dunes on California's central coast have unearthed an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian-built set more than 90 years ago for Cecil B. DeMille's epic "The Ten Commandments."
The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo dunes.
Dunes Center Executive Director Doug Jenzen tells Santa Barbara's KEYT-TV news station that it is different from other items found in previous excavations because most are preserved with the original painting intact.
The set of the 1923 film included more than 20 sphinxes. After filming, DeMille ordered everything that was buried in the dunes 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
They remained calm for decades before the recovery efforts began. The newly recovered sphinx is expected to go on display at the dune museum next summer.
IS THE MOST WONDERFUL MOMENT TO CELEBRATE EARPHONES
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Earmuffs are raging for at least a day.
With the arrival of the Christmas season and winter just around the corner, the city of Farmington celebrated Chester Greenwood Day with a parade that honors the popular hero who is credited with the invention that has kept the ears for more than a century.
Earmuffs adorned with floats and automobiles, and people and pets, too. A flag with giant earflaps was hoisted out of court.
Behind all the nonsense, however, there is pride in the famous tinkerer and his creation.
"They are ubiquitous, people are still using them, something that Mainers can be proud of," said Angela Goebel-Bain of the Maine State Museum.
Greenwood was only 15 years old when he made his first muffs with farm wire and his grandmother sewed them fur in 1873. He made improvements in his creation, obtained a patent and manufactured hundreds of thousands of Champion hearing protectors.
During the First World War, his factory made earmuffs for the "infantry boys" of the US Army. UU who fight in the frozen trenches on the western front.
retouch. He came up with more than 100 gadgets, but he received patents from just five of them, said Goebel-Bain.
The design of his earmuff represented improvements by incorporating a spring that fitted the head and kept the sleeves in contact with the ears, according to his patent of 1877. Other patents include a rake, a teapot and a drilling machine of wood. He also ran a bicycle store, built a plumbing and heating business and set up a local telephone company.
His earmuffs factory closed a few years after his death in 1937.
Forty years later, the Maine Legislature declared Chester Greenwood Day on the first day of winter. These days, it is celebrated on the first Saturday of December. The festivities include a polar immersion, gingerbread house contest, tree lighting and carriage rides.
"People have dedicated themselves to the dish to make it fun," said Nancy Porter of Farmington, author of the book "Chester: More Than Earmuffs."
As the story goes, Greenwood devised the earmuff to protect his oversized ears after a day of ice skating on a chilly day.
Over time, some elements of Greenwood's history may have been embellished, but it's not part of the size of his ears, Porter said.
"He had pretty big ears, there's no doubt," he said.
CAT PROHIBITED THE LIBRARY DEVELOPS SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING  S T. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A tabby cat named Max has been playing cat and mouse with some librarians at the University of Minnesota.
The sneaky feline has infiltrated the library of Macalester College in St. Paul when people open the door and have been scampering around the shelves.
The library placed a poster of wanted type asking clients: "Please, do not let the cat in".
The Star Tribune reports that the enigma has caused a stir on Twitter and Reddit, where people have been publishing works of art inspired by Max. Someone even made a library card for Max, who has been punished by his owner for his naughty behavior.
BUSTED BUTTERMILK: INTELLIGENT BEAGLE IN AN ANIMAL HOSTL CAPTURED FROM HIS CAGE
WINDSOR, Va. (AP) – A video of a beagle in a Virginia animal shelter climbing his cage in an escape attempt has generated calls of interest from across the country.
Emily Glickman, a caregiver at the shelter in Windsor, said by telephone Thursday that her new owner plans to take her home on Friday.
The adopter claimed the dog, called Buttermilk, long before the video went viral.
The Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter posted a Facebook video of the escape attempt on Tuesday, generating more than 70,000 visits. It shows that Buttermilk carefully climbs a 4-foot cage wall before settling on it.
The refuge often rescues hunting dogs, especially after the season. Glickman said Buttermilk was rescued three weeks ago.
Shelter animals are often called food brought by volunteers. In the case of Buttermilk, they were pancakes.
& SURPRISING BY A PROFESSIONAL & # 39; SHOW HUNTER AFTER THE DOG PASSES ON THE SHIELD TRIGGER GUARD
WOOLSTOCK, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a pheasant hunter in North-central Iowa a dog stepped on the shotgun trigger and the gun fired.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the shooting occurred around 1:20 p.m. m. Wednesday in a public hunting area near Woolstock, in southwestern Wright County. The department says that four hunters and two dogs were looking for game birds when one of the hunters placed a 12-gauge shotgun loaded on the ground. It shot when one of the dogs stepped on the trigger and the shotgun sprayed another hunter. The department says that several pellets were housed in the back of William Rancourt, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, but that he was able to walk shortly after being injured.
He was taken to a hospital in Fort Dodge for treatment.
BANG HARANGUE: NJ POLICE TRIES TO TRACK SOURCE OF LOUD NOISE STRONG
SAYREVILLE, NJ (AP) – New Jersey police are trying to trace the source of a loud noise that is awakening residents and It makes the dogs bark.
say they started receiving reports on Monday about noise coming from South Amboy. Initially, police thought a private company hired to control the geese population was responsible, but the Middlebad County Parks Department said that was not the case.
The investigation is ongoing.
HOW NOT TO DO IT: THE POLICE STOPS THE CAR WITH MASSIVE CHRISTMAS TREE ON THE TOP
SUDBURY, Mbad. (AP) – Mbadachusetts police are showing residents how not to transport their holiday trees.
Sudbury police posted a picture of a vehicle with a large tree on it on Friday. Almost the entire car seems to be hidden.
Police say an officer stopped the vehicle on Route 20 in the city, located about 25 miles (40 km) west of Boston.
Police on Facebook reminded people to transport holiday trees "responsibly".
It is not clear if the driver was cited. The department did not immediately respond to a request for additional details on Monday.
& SEAT & GREETING: & # 39; MAN SUSPECTED AN INTRUDER BECAUSE THE TOILET SEAT WAS DOWN
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan. (AP) – A man suspected of breaking into a house in northern Michigan left a large clue: the toilet seat was down.
Police say that a man from Traverse City who lives alone thought something was not right last Saturday. Why? He told investigators that he usually keeps the seat up.
Police Chief Jeff O & # 39; Brien says that a 26-year-old man was found pbaded out in the man's garage. O & # 39; Brien tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that the intruder appeared to be drunk and that he had taken prescription drugs from home.
The man and the resident do not know each other. The charges will be prosecuted.
POTTY PLUNGE: POLICE ARREST BANK SUSPICIOUS ROBO HIDING AT PORT-A-POTTY
REVERE, Mbad. (AP) – A suspect in a bank robbery is in police custody after the authorities smell foul escape in a portable toilet.
Police say Steven Spolidoro, 41, of Woburn, entered a Revere bank around 1 pm On Wednesday he demanded money and fled with about $ 1,000 in cash.
An off-duty officer in the area provided authorities with a description of Spolidoro's vehicle. It was seen in Boston and police say that Spolidoro abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.
The authorities finally located Spolidoro hiding in a potty near the TD Garden arena.
His appearance is scheduled for Thursday. It is not clear if he has a lawyer.
An officer crashed his SUV during the pursuit of Spolidoro. The WCVB-TV informs that the officer is expected to be well.
OREGON'S COUPLE FINDS A ASSAULT ON THE BEDROOM FLOOR
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) – Authorities say a couple woke up and found a robber asleep on the floor of their bedroom. 19659002] The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the couple escorted the man Wednesday morning before he realized there were missing wallets, cell phones and a tablet. The deputies, with the help of the Find My iPhone application, found a 64-year-old suspect hiding under the porch of a nearby house.
Ervin Solomon has been charged with robbery, theft and criminal in possession of a restricted weapon.  In addition to the articles taken from the couple, the sheriff's office says that Solomon had jewelry and other items. The deputies are trying to find the owners of that property.
MAN SUSPECTED OF STEALING A $ 300K FERRARI AFTER FINDING GAS MONEY
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A man from Southern California suspected of stealing a $ 300,000 Ferrari arrested after asking for gasoline, authorities said.
Santa Ana police arrested Israel Pérez Rangel on November 1. He pleaded not guilty to stealing a car.
Authorities say the 458 Spider was taken to a Costa Mesa service center stolen in October after a worker left the key in the pbadenger seat.
A security video showed a man in a Ferrari jacket entering the parking lot and taking it.
Police of Santa Ana Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said officers later responded to a report from a Ferrari that drove erratically and stopped at an intersection, and another call that the driver was asking for gasoline money.
The exotic car was seen at a service station, where the driver ran "Outside, he was found and arrested behind bushes near a Holiday Inn," police said.
Los Angeles Times says the car was smashed, with emblems ripped from the body, broken fins and a destroyed gearbox.
The Times said insurers paid the owner, who used the money to buy a 2018 Lamborghini Huracan.
ANONYMOUS DRIVER SENDS THE POLICE $ 1,000 30 YEARS AFTER THE ACCIDENT
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A person who apparently accelerated after crashing into a car parked in a suburb of Minneapolis more than 30 years ago anonymously sent $ 1,000 to local police this month and asked him to hand it over to the owner of the vehicle, if possible .
The sender also sent a letter to the South St. Paul police department asking for forgiveness, The Pioneer Press reported.
"I was quite surprised," said Police Chief Bill Messerich. "It's not something you see every day."
The note states that the anonymous driver struck a car parked one afternoon in 1985 or 1986. The sender expressed his regret and asked the police to try to locate the owner of the vehicle. The note says that the money could be donated to a police charity if the victim is not found.
"I am sorry for the inconvenience I have caused and I ask for your forgiveness," the letter says.
Police records do not go that far back, so the money went into the department's general account, Messerich said. It will be used to buy new equipment or technology.
"I think this only weighed on this person's conscience for more than 30 years and they reached a certain point in their life where they wanted to do things right if they could," Messerich said.
City Manager Steve Kind has been in city government for 35 years. He said he had not seen a similar donation.
"It's a pleasant surprise," he said. "It's good to be the recipient, so that part is, but it's also good to see that there is redemption after all those years"
SAMARITANO HOMELESS WILL GET HOME, DREAM TRUCKS, TRUST FUNDS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A New Jersey woman who received roadside help from a homeless man in Philadelphia has raised her more than $ 385,000, enough to buy a house and the truck of her dreams and give her a small annual salary.
Kate McClure said on GoFundMe page she created, a lawyer and financial advisor helped Johnny Bobbitt Jr., 34, to come up with the plan.
McClure, of Florence Township, ran out of fuel on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late at night in Philadelphia. Bobbitt walked a few blocks to buy her gas with her last $ 20. She did not have money to pay for it, but she returned several times to the area to return the money in cash and also to help with food and water.
She and her boyfriend later decided to organize fundraising online to help him out. The campaign took off and donations came from all over the world.
Bobbitt, originally from Henderson, North Carolina, told BBC Radio on Sunday that he was impressed by the generosity.
"Everything happened so fast, I'm happy to have a second chance in life," he said.
Bobbitt served in the US Marine Corps. UU and worked as a paramedic in Vance County, North Carolina, before becoming homeless, according to McClure and Bobbitt & # 39; s Facebook page
Details on how it ended up on the streets of Philadelphia have been sparse.
Bobbitt told the BBC that it was a mixture of "bad decisions and bad situations".
Two trust funds and a bank account were being established for him with the money donated, McClure said. A fund will give you the ability to collect a small salary each month, and the other will function as a retirement fund, which will be invested by a financial planner.
"Then, when the time comes, you can live your retirement dream of owning a piece of land and a cabin in the country," McClure wrote on the GoFundMe page.
Bobbitt also wants to donate to organizations and people who helped him in recent years during this difficult period of his life, she said.
And that truck dreamed? It's a 1999 Ford Ranger, he said.
FIRE FIGHTERS HELP RESCUE DOG TUNNEL DUG BY TORTOISE
CHANDLER, Arizona. (AP) – A dog would not go after chasing a cat through a tunnel dug by a giant Turtle in the backyard of a house in a suburb of Phoenix, so owner Toby Pbadmore asked for help.
Chandler firefighters responded with people and shovels on Wednesday and, with the help of a bulldozer from the city, they began digging up the 6 foot deep tunnel dug by the Pbadmore turtle.
That allowed Pbadmore to wriggle headlong into the hole and see that his Scottish Schnauzer "was intentionally inside the hole" where he had cornered the cat.
With the ankles held by the firemen, Pbadmore was able to get the dog out. He came out dirty but unharmed.
Rescuers left the hole open to allow the cat to leave when it felt safe.
ALLEGED THE CALL OF THE AUTO CALLED 911 WHEN THE TRUCK OWNER TELLS IT
MAYER, Ariz. (AP) – A man accused of stealing a van with a disability in north central Arizona later called 911 to Report that the owner of the vehicle threatened you.
Yavapai County sheriff officials say Robert Jones of Glendale, 25, was booked into the Camp Verde jail on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.
The Daily Courier reports that Jones allegedly broke the truck window and removed the items from the vehicle.
The sheriff's deputies contact the owner, who tells him that his truck was on the side of Highway 69 because he had a flat tire.
When the man returned with a spare tire, he saw the broken window and faced Jones.
Authorities say that Jones denied his involvement in the theft even though the victim saw his duffle bag and tire rim on the th suspicious car.
A hand donation was found in a donation to California.
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say someone left a hand grenade inside a donation box that a woman left in a Goodwill store in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Times reports that an unidentified woman left the box on Wednesday at the store in the city of Placentia, near Los Angeles.
Placentia Police Department says shop workers discovered the grenade while reviewing donations.
The officers evacuated neighboring businesses and a bomb squad was sent to retrieve the grenade.
The non-profit organization Goodwill Industries International Inc. has more than 3,200 second-hand retail stores.
OH EQUID IT: VIDEO LEADS TO ARREST IN CASE OF ZEBRA HEAD MOUNTED IN ROBBERY
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaskan woman came home to discover that a thief had entered and stolen clothing, jewelry , prescription drugs and the head mounted sugar she had on a wall.
Stacy Scott received good news on Monday, however. A taxi driver who helped a suspect carry the stolen items, found the zebra head in his trunk and returned it.
Scott tells the Anchorage television station KTVA that he received a friend's zebra head while working in a downtown boutique. He named the head "George."
A security camera on Friday recorded a woman carrying items, including George, outside Scott's house and in a taxi.
Police arrested a 38-year-old woman in an Anchorage motel where the taxi driver had taken her. The suspect is accused of robbery and theft.
WATER LIQUID TAKES 3M GALLONS DAILY PER YEARS IN THE CITY OF TEXAS
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – Workers in the city of Galveston discovered a leak in a nearby water line an average of 3 million gallons of water in the storm sewer system of the city every day for years.
Galveston County Daily News reports that city workers found the leak on November 18 while trying to establish new reflux prevention devices that could potentially delay the effects of sea level rise.
City manager Brian Maxwell says the workers crowned the line to stop the flow. Maxwell says that the 10-inch line was supposedly abandoned by Galveston in the mid-20th century and does not appear on any map of the recent city.
Maxwell believes the leak occurred for at least seven years. The badistant city manager, Brandon Cook, says the city had to buy 3 million gallons less water a day since the line closed.
HOT COVER: GERMAN TREATMENTS NAB CARD TREATED WITH RADIOACTIVE CARDS
BERLIN (AP) – A German restaurant owner in hot water for allegedly marking cards with radioactivity for rigging games.
Berlin police said on Tuesday that the 41-year-old woman punctured Iodine-125 on specific cards, which allowed a player with a hidden detector to identify him.
Police followed their trail after fragments of radioactive cards were found during a routine inspection of a garbage truck at a waste treatment plant a year ago. The researchers then followed the route of the vehicle to determine the origin.
Assaulted the woman's restaurant and other facilities earlier this month and found 13 pieces of radioactive cards.
Police said on Tuesday that iodine 125 is commonly used for medical purposes and only poses a health risk through direct contact without protective clothing.
The net amount of the plan is still under investigation.
SNAKE SURPRISE: SEATTLE FAMILY DISCOVERS PYTHON AT THE TOILET
SEATTLE (AP) – A family made an unusual discovery inside the bathroom of their apartment in North Seattle on Friday – a snake was hiding in the toilet.
KOMO-TV reports that the family called the police after a child found the 1 meter snake inside the apartment in the Lake City neighborhood.
The officers helped remove the snake, and the personnel of the Herpetological Society of the Pacific Northwest picked it up.
Society officials say the snake appears to be a python ball, a nonpoisonous constrictor that is a popular pet among reptile fanatics.
Although it is rare, the reports of snakes that are discovered in the baths are not unknown. A family from Kansas City, Kansas found a ball python inside their bathroom in 2015, and similar incidents have been reported in Australia, Thailand and elsewhere.
POLICE: ROBBER ASKS COOKIE AND CASH
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police say a thief ordered a cookie and then asked for money at a Subway store in Pittsburgh.
The robbery occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the East Carson Street store.
Police say that after ordering a cookie, the man put his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun and told the employee that he wanted money from the cash register.
The bandit fled with an undetermined amount of cash.
MICHIGAN COUNCIL SENTENCED IN A CASE OF PORTABLE PAWNING
FLINT, Mich. (AP) A member of the Michigan City Council accused of pawning his publicly owned laptop nine times has been ordered to pay $ 300 and pay for a week of service in a sheriff's job.
Flint Councilman Eric Mays has learned of his punishment on Monday after pleading or responding in August to commit a misdemeanor for willful neglect of duty. The Flint Journal reports that the Genesee County District Court Judge William H. Crawford II said the councilman should focus on "regaining public trust."
Mays told the judge that she "wishes everything had not happened," but that she is ready to move forward. Mays was reelected this month.
Police say Mays pledged her laptop for a $ 100 loan nine times over two years. The last time he recovered the laptop was in May when he paid $ 116.
STILL!: THE STAR JUDGE OF YANKEES AARON RECEIVES 10 VOTES FOR THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK
NEW YORK (AP) – Unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year Award Runner-up in the Most Valuable Player voting, Aaron Judge also received ballots in another election: for the mayor of the city of New York.
The right fielder of the New York Yankees was included in 10 ballots as a candidate for mayor, according to the final The judge received three votes in New York County (Manhattan and the Marble Hill section of the Bronx), four in Brooklyn, two in Queens and one in Staten Island.  He was way behind Bill de Blasio, who won re-election with 713,634 votes in the Democratic line and 46,478 in the Working Families line.
Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi and former Yankees captain Derek Jeter, now managing director of Miami Marlins, got two written votes each.
Kristaps Porzingis, Latvian player of the New York Knicks of the NBA, received nine written votes. There was an additional vote for each of the two misspelled variants of his name: Kristaps Porzinais and Kristops Porzingis.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who was banked this week, got one vote.
ZOO DE TOLEDO WELCOMES BABY GORILLA NAMED MOKONZI
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – The Toledo Zoo welcomed a new addition to its troop of lowland western gorillas.
Ohio zoo officials say the male Mokonzi was born last week to the 23-year-old mother Kitani and the 29-year-old father, Kwisha. The name of the baby gorilla means governor in Swahili.
The zoo says that this is the first western lowland gorilla born there since 2003. Officials say he is healthy and that the mother is taking good care of him.
The Kingdom of the Apes exhibition has been closed since the birth of Mokonzi. Zoo officials hope it will reopen its doors to visitors later this week.
The zoo Mike Payne tells the newspaper The Blade that Mokonzi will remain at the zoo until he reaches puberty.