Friday, February 23, 2018
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The Skinny: Motorcycle recovered 46 years after theft

Long road trip

Bike Stolen in '60s recovered

In February 1967, an uninsured motorcycle worth $300 was reported stolen from a back yard. Fast forward 46 years, and the Omaha, Neb., owner, now in his 70s, is getting his motorcycle back. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday the 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was recovered last week at the Port of Los Angeles. It was on its way to Japan, valued at $9,000.

Get set, purl

No record yet for Norway knitters

A team of Norwegian knitters took on the Aussie record-holders in a "sheep to sweater" challenge. Friday night the sheep, Guri, was sheared and the wool spun into yarn, the Local.no reported. Eight hours, 33 minutes of nonstop knitting later, the team had a sweater. But by a long skein, the Australians retain the record: 4 hours, 51 minutes. Norway's televised National Knitting Evening filled a "slow TV" slot in the nation that perfected watching wood burn.

Flight risk

Gator found under O'Hare escalator

A small alligator was captured Friday in a terminal at O'Hare International Airport. Chicago police spokesman Jose Estrada said Sunday that an officer snared the footlong reptile by putting a trash can over it. One report said aviation workers used a dustpan and broom. The gator was swept away to the Herpetological Society.

'Hillbilly Hotties'

Bikini baristas too hot for shop

Three women were arrested by police in Everett, Wash., after undercover detectives visited the "Hillbilly Hotties" coffee shop. Police Officer Aaron Snell said, "The cut-and-dried version is women showing body parts." But an employee disagreed. "We're just like every other regular coffee stand, really. It's just that we're a little less dressed."

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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Florida beach beset by stinging man-of-war creatures

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Beachgoers in one part of central Florida are encountering dozens of stinging sea creatures known as the Portuguese man-of-war.Florida Today reported Sunday that a number of people on Brevard County beaches have suffered stings from...
Published: 02/11/18
Florida judge arrested in undercover prostitution sting

Florida judge arrested in undercover prostitution sting

NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida judge has been arrested along with five other men in an undercover police prostitution sting. The Naples Daily News reports that Lee County Circuit Judge Jay B. Rosman was arrested along with the others after arranging...
Published: 02/11/18
Border agents to search for banned Valentine’s Day flowers

Border agents to search for banned Valentine’s Day flowers

SANTA TERESA, N.M. — Customs agents will step up searches for banned flowers meant for Valentine’s Day being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico over worries about diseases and pests, federal officials announced.Agriculture specialists will be station...
Published: 02/10/18

Florida teen dies from gunshot wound he sustained while trying to kill trash animals

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida teen died after accidentally shooting himself with a handgun. New outlets reports that 15-year-old Wyatt Austin Ballard Hall died Thursday night at his Myakka City home, southeast of Tampa Bay. Th...
Published: 02/10/18
Deputies help deliver baby at Florida State Fair

Deputies help deliver baby at Florida State Fair

TAMPA — Two deputies helped a woman deliver a baby at the Florida State Fair on Friday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies Roberto Ramirez and Henry Echenique heard a woman asking for help sometime after 4 p.m. because her...
Published: 02/09/18
Florida boy climbs into arcade claw machine but firefighters save the day

Florida boy climbs into arcade claw machine but firefighters save the day

Under the hashtag #youneverknowwhatsgonnahappen, the Titusville Fire and Emergency Services Department reports extricating a boy Wednesday from an arcade claw machines. Apparently seeing no reason to wrestle with the contraption to get one of the stu...
Published: 02/08/18
UPS Store clerk caught on video kicking out client who didn’t speak English

UPS Store clerk caught on video kicking out client who didn’t speak English

They say that you can get by in Miami even if you don’t speak English, but you can’t get by without Spanish. Not all Miami residents like that linguistic imbalance. Some don’t talk about their discontent, some whisper it, and a few...
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