Falling fish shatters Ohio driver's windshield
MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — A woman in Ohio is telling a fish story about one that got away — from a bird, and damaged her car.
Authorities in northwest Ohio say the fish — a Lake Erie freshwater drum, known as a sheepshead — smashed a car windshield Tuesday when an eagle dropped its catch from a height of about 40 feet.
Italy village bangs pots to protest silenced bells
ROME (AP) — Which is nicer to have echoing through a small Italian village — the chiming of bells or the banging of pots?
The church bells in Mezzema, a village near La Spezia, northern Italy, were silenced earlier this month by the local parish priest. A tourist, it seems, had complained about the early morning gonging.
Luxury resort offers $19 room — minus bed
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A luxury resort in San Diego is offering rooms for $19 a night — if you don't mind sleeping in a tent.
The Rancho Bernardo Inn boasts three pools, a spa and golf course. It typically charges more than $200 a room.
Obese Texas inmate hides gun in his flabs of fat
HOUSTON (AP) — An obese inmate in Texas has been charged after officials learned he had a gun hidden under flabs of his own flesh.
Twenty-five-year-old George Vera was charged with possession of a firearm in a correctional facility after he told a guard at the Harris County Jail about the unloaded 9mm pistol. The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday that Vera was originally arrested on charges of selling illegal copies of compact discs.
Mouse builds nest in Oregon ATM with $20 bills
LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — A mouse found inside an automatic teller machine — along with a nest it had built with chewed-up $20 bills — gave an Oregon gas station employee the surprise of her life.
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- Beer enticement used on intoxicated intruder
- Fla. honey rule ensures purity of the sweet nectar
- Toy-gun robber foiled by bat-wielding store worker
- Orchestra plays live soundtrack to horse race
- Falling fish shatters Ohio driver's windshield
Plane through: Cessna lands on Houston golf course
HOUSTON (AP) — An area near the 11th hole at a Houston golf course provided a smooth landing spot after a small plane ran out of fuel and glided on to the grass.
The Cessna 170 was expected to be moved from Hermann Park on Tuesday. The unplanned landing of the single-engine plane happened Monday night on a flight from Lafayette, La.
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