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Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.

Black-and-white stripes are the new orange (VIDEO)

A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

Pennsylvania man convicted in 'leftover' pot trial

A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of possessing five pounds of marijuana and at least 10 live marijuana plants that he claimed were merely "leftovers" from a police raid on his home two years earlier.

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.

Pastry pranks: Vandals smear cars with baked goods

There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we're talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard.

Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

High water moves Alaska regatta into parking lot

High water forced the cancellation of the Red Green Regatta in Fairbanks over the weekend, with the fun moved off the water and into a parking lot.

Woman with fake whiskers robs Kennewick store

Police say a woman wearing fake facial hair robbed a convenience store early Monday in Kennewick.

Another tiny Wyoming town goes up for sale

Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables.

Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.

Bats in the State House? No problem for Vermont

Bats swoop through the halls of Vermont's grand State House, and nobody seems to mind.

Deja Phew: Plane lands on NY highway for 2nd time (VIDEO)

A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he's lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn't hit anyone.

Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week.

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

California drought doesn't end brown lawn warnings

Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws.

Mosquito trap causes bomb scare at power plant

A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.

History buffs? Police say museum's dinosaur stolen

Talk about exploring the past. Police say a pair of thieves stole a baby dinosaur replica from a science museum and took props from a history exhibit at another facility.

Man accused of using company check to pay hooker

Police in a New Orleans suburb say a health-food store worker is accused of using a $200 company check to pay a prostitute after a back-room encounter.

Couple pilfers replica of baby dino from museum

Police are looking for a man and a woman caught on video stealing a baby dinosaur replica from a North Carolina museum.

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