SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A Massachusetts judge has denied a man's request to juggle during his trial to show jurors he was just clowning around when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Surveillance video shows a naked man driving away from a Florida storage center in a stolen pickup truck loaded with a large, black and white checkered swan.
COCOA, Fla. - Another day, another python in Florida.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - A bear trying to get doughnuts has ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
PHOENIX - Phoenix police are investigating the theft of a large multicolored inflatable obstacle course.
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - Someone apparently inadvertently donated more than 100 grams of marijuana when they dropped off some used children's clothes at a suburban Minneapolis shop.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A former executive of a Kansas City-area roofing company has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for employing people living in the country illegally.
LEAVENWORTH - Leavenworth's Immaculata Catholic High School will close Wednesday, ending Catholic secondary education in Leavenworth after more than 100 years.
TOPEKA- A therapy dog that comforted veterans, hospice patients and children with disabilities in northeastern Kansas has died after undergoing surgery.
WELLINGTON - Last Wednesday, it was the cleaning supply guys.
PLAISTOW, N.H. - Police say a man donned an orange Home Depot apron and posed as an employee to steal air conditioners in New Hampshire. But a manager noticed the name on the garment didn't match that of any worker at the store.
TOPEKA - The Kansas attorney general's office has seized patient records from a closed nursing home after suing the owners.
JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have arrested two people for stealing a 16-foot trailer that contained thousands of dollars' worth of Little Debbie snack cakes.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A stray emu that had become notorious throughout a three-day span in southern New Mexico has been captured by law enforcement.
WICHITA - Lynn Gilkey and her husband, David, had just loaded two dozen young people they mentor on a bus for a spring break trip in March that was supposed to give the teens hope. When word came that one of the teens supposed to make the trip had died the day before, killed by his own fathe…
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is delaying for six months a rule that would require organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards.
WICHITA - More than half of U.S. women of reproductive age live in states with unneeded restrictions on abortion facilities, according to an analysis released Tuesday by a research group that supports abortion rights.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A $54 million lawsuit over the state's tallest building, called the Superman Building, has been settled just before a trial was scheduled to begin in federal court.
NORTHPORT, Mich. - An elected official in a small Michigan town is serving a 90-day jail sentence after he was accused of forging documents to impress an overseas mistress.
SALINA - An 8-year-old boy in central Kansas is giving 57 graves new wooden-cross grave markers.
LANCASTER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man trying to scare away possums by setting a fire has destroyed his home.
NENANA, Alaska - Alaska's favorite spring guessing contest has concluded.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - A wild coyote has decided to go where some other wild things are - the Detroit Zoo.
TOPEKA - The University of Kansas Health System says it will form a partnership with Ardent Health Services to take over the struggling St. Francis hospital in Topeka.
PITTSBURGH - A businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and the federal court jurors who convicted him last year.
CHALKHILL, Pa. - Authorities say a drunken driving suspect who was chased by police from Maryland into Pennsylvania identified herself as Hillary Clinton.
MADISON, Wis. - The plan was too "gouda" to fail.
MINNEAPOLIS - The first of tens of thousands of lawsuits against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta for introducing a genetically engineered corn variety before China approved it for imports has been pushed back to July.
WAYNESBORO, Va. - Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats?
ARLINGTON, Mass. - A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy who turned in $2,000 in cash he found in a bank bag lost by a restaurant employee has received an Outstanding Citizen Award.
OMAHA, Neb. - Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest a slight improvement in the economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states.
BURDICK - An application to inject wastewater from oil and natural gas operations into a well in an area of east-central Kansas that is near a fault zone and national park is garnering opposition.
NEW YORK - Liberals who feel the current Republican presidential administration is driving them to drink now have the perfect place to do it.
SALEM, Mass. - A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp.
TOPEKA - A group that specializes in turning around distressed hospitals has expressed interest in acquiring a Topeka hospital whose financial troubles have reinvigorated debate about Medicaid expansion in Kansas.
MACON, Ga. - An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature.
BELFAST, Maine - Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.
TOPEKA- A Topeka woman has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for committing health care fraud while operating a business that was licensed to provide day and residential services to developmentally disabled adults.
TOPEKA - Kansas regulators on Wednesday rejected the proposed sale of the state's largest electric company to a Missouri firm, concluding that the $12.2 billion price was too high and would leave the combined utility financially weaker than the separate companies.
LINCOLN, Neb. - The mayor of Nebraska's capital city has complained to Kansas officials about smoke from its agricultural burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska.
TOPEKA - Hundreds of people have gathered in Topeka for a candlelight vigil in support of a financially troubled nonprofit Catholic hospital that faces an uncertain future.
METAIRIE, La. - An alligator has been wrangled after crawling out of a storm drain in Louisiana.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mild winter has drawn oak mites out of hibernation earlier than expected.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, woman is the last homeowner in her area as the University of Kansas Health System continues to expand around her.
MICANOPY, Fla. - Visitors to a state park in Florida got a dramatic glimpse at the wild kingdom when a wild horse attacked an alligator.
PHOENIX - Police say a Phoenix man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a woman's purse during a first date.
TOPEKA - Firefighters in Kansas rescued a cat from a tree. They also rescued its owner.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "My family and friends . My family and friends ."
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska officials say they'll complain to Kansas about smoke from its agriculture burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska.