Lost and found
Missing woman appears after her funeral
When Sharolyn Jackson's family attended her viewing, funeral and burial in Hamilton, N.J., on Aug. 3, they noted that her nose looked thinner. But they figured something had happened to it during the embalming process. The truth is far stranger: The woman they buried that day was not their loved one. Jackson showed up at a Philadelphia hospital on Aug. 16, weeks after she had been reported missing and 13 days after her family thought they had laid her to rest. Authorities are trying to identify the buried woman.
Goat manure pile catches on fire
A pile of goat manure spontaneously caught fire, spreading stench and wrinkling noses through a Vermont town but causing no damage, officials said. The odor evoked "a damp kind of burning leaves or brush fire," Windsor town manager Tom Marsh said. Marsh said he could smell the fire at his hilltop home five miles away. "It was a very strong smell," he said.
Man discovers pot stash in gun safe
Authorities in Ohio say a man who ordered a gun safe online opened it up only to discover 280 pounds of marijuana inside. Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart in western Ohio says the safe was made in Mexico, and sent by truck to Ohio. He says the marijuana has a street value of $420,000.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.