'Seeing eye camel' acts as guide for blind horse at zoo

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship.

Police: Black cat crosses suspect's path, rats him out

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive.

Signs to mark eastern and western ends of longest US road

BOSTON (AP) — Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. are being unveiled on both coasts.

Deck the ... Look out! Woman tries to run over decorating ex

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say holiday music was blaring from a Pennsylvania woman's car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend's home, nearly running the man and his family over.

Ohio man's controversial 'Zombie Nativity' vandalized

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard.

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$1,000 reward for catching ugly fish from Wyoming reservoir

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A $1,000 reward has been posted for catching an ugly fish out of Fontenelle Reservoir in western Wyoming.

Class ring flung in rage reunited with owner decades later

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has been reunited with his high school class ring more than 45 years after he threw it as far as he could in a fit of teen rage.

Florida woman in half-marathon lost for 12 hours, then found

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who became lost during a half-marathon trail run was found past nightfall after wandering around a 25,000-acre park for nearly 12 hours.

Cops find robbery suspect after sending him Facebook warning

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police have helped cops in a Pennsylvania town keep a Facebook promise they made to an armed robbery suspect: "We WILL find you."

Rock-loving orangutan causes $220K damage at St. Louis zoo

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit.


Sheriff: Alabama burglary suspect was naked when captured

HENAGAR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man charged with burglary was naked when he was taken into custody.

More than 200 Christmas wreaths stolen from Maine farm

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm.

Police nab suspects, fowl accomplice in break-in

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Two suspects in a weekend break-in at a Massachusetts convenience store had a fowl accomplice.

Wyoming police to dole out donated money for good deeds

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A good deed could turn into a $50 tip from Jackson law enforcement officials who will dole out donated money ahead of the holidays.

Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job

LONDON (AP) — An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job.

Deliberations by Texas jury prompts missing person report

WACO, Texas (AP) — One juror in a Central Texas robbery trial apparently forgot to tell her family she'd be working late deliberating in the case, prompting relatives to file a missing person report.

Police: 'Postal Grinch' caught opening post office packages

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is being accused of being a Christmas Grinch after authorities say he broke into a post office and tried to steal packages.

Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction.

Friendly moose befriends 2 cows on Vermont farm

SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn't want it to get injured, stuck in their barn or damage their fences.

Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland

BOSTON (AP) — Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?