Accessories betray suspect in home invasion
Police in Omaha, Neb., have arrested Steven Tubbs in connection with a home invasion on Monday. In the incident, two men broke into a home and held a young couple and the couple's infant at gunpoint and robbed them. Police suspected Tubbs, because the court-ordered ankle-monitor he was wearing as the result of a previous infraction said he was there at the time of the incident, reports the Omaha World-Herald. That's all the evidence they have, but it's pretty good.
The force is not so strong with this one
Almost as if it was reminded by the fact that a man dressed as Gumby tried to rob a California convenience store this week, a court in Glasgow, Scotland, sentenced a man who committed a robbery last year while wearing a Darth Vader hemet. Francis Anderson got 5 1/2 years for the November 2010 offense in which he stole $430 from a garage, then escaped on his bicycle.
Officials strip club of its bus stop
The school bus stop in Atlantic Beach, S.C., was in a central location for the area it was to accommodate. There was not much traffic there in the morning, so it seemed to have that going for it. Really, the only problem with the location was that sometimes parents ended up having to explain the meaning of the word "topless" to their 4-year-olds. That was enough. School officials decided to remove the stop from the strip club. They created two new stops to replace it so students wouldn't have to walk farther.
Her anniversary runs in the family
Angelynn Perchermeier married Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Ray on Friday in a service in Cincinnati. That will make it easy for the family to continue its tradition of celebrating wedding anniversaries on Sept. 9. Apparently, everyone on the Perchermeier side of the family tree tends to get married on that date, dating back to her great-great-grandparents in 1911. If there is any significance to the date, they aren't aware. But they think it's cool and are already hoping their unborn children continue it.
Someone has to shovel fish heads
It probably isn't Jaime Arnold's job to shovel fish heads off the interstate, but when the Washington State Patrol trooper came across a spilled load on I-5 near Seattle, he grabbed a shovel and went to work. The fish heads were slowing traffic, and Arnold was on the scene, so why wait? Police have no idea where the fish heads came from. Other than fish, obviously.
Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.