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Wallenda In Dispute With Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., (UPI) — Niagara Falls, N.Y. is trying to get Nik Wallenda to pay for police and fire overtime during his daring tightrope walk across Niagara Falls. The city says it spent about $42,700 on overtime associated with the stunt, The New York Times reported. First Niagara Bank put up $17,500 to cover […]

Driver Seeks Help With Bomb In Trunk

ROCHESTER, Minn., (UPI) — A parking garage at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was shut down for hours Thursday after a visitor drove to the clinic with a pipe bomb in the trunk. The driver, a Winona, Minn., resident told security personnel at the garage about the bomb and offered to drive it away […]

Torch Carrier Now Carries A Spelling Error

ATLANTA, (UPI) — A U.S. woman celebrated her role in the London Olympic Torch relay with a tattoo, only to discover her arm now reads “Oylmpic Torch Bearer 2012,” she said. Jerri Peterson, 54, of Atlanta, Ga., carried the torch through Derby, England, June 30 after she was one of 70 people nominated for the […]

Officials Keep Birds From OKC Memorial

OKLAHOMA CITY, (UPI) — Officials said they have had some success using hoses and clappers to keep migratory birds away from the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Kevin Grant, director of the state Agriculture, Food and Forestry Department’s Wildlife Services Division, and Mark Bays, an urban forester with the Agriculture Department, said the purple martins, a […]

Karaoke Leads To Attempted Murder Charge

SHINGLETOWN, Calif., (UPI) — A California man charged with shooting his son over a round of country music karaoke has been ordered to stand trial. Shasta County Superior Court Judge Anthony Anderson ordered William Oller Sr., 70, to stand trial on attempted murder and assault charges during his preliminary hearing Tuesday, The Record Searchlight, Reading, […]

Bottled Message Found After 35 Years

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., (UPI) — A Vermont man who threw a message in a bottle into the water 35 years ago said he was delighted when the bottle surfaced more than 75 miles downriver. Sean Keown of Rochester said he and a friend each stuffed handwritten notes into the bottle in 1977 before sending it […]

Workers Fired Over Lettuce Standing Pic

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio, (UPI) — Three Ohio Burger King employees were fired after an image of one of them standing on two open bins of the eatery’s lettuce appeared online, the company said. The company released a statement Tuesday saying the workers at the Mayfield Heights store were fired after the picture was posted to […]

Driving Tax Considered In California

SAN JOSE, Calif., (UPI) — A California transportation agency said it is considering a tax on motorists for each mile they drive in their cars. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the San Francisco Bay area agency leading the discussions on the possible tax, said the plan would likely involve GPS-like devices installed in cars to keep […]

Shoplifting Suspect Flees Store Topless

UPPER DARBY, Pa., (UPI) — Police in Pennsylvania said a suspected shoplifter fled topless after losing her shirt in a struggle with security guards. Upper Darby police said Aishana Clayton, 26, was caught stealing a package of Pampers diapers at a Pathmark store Saturday and was taken to the security office where she struggled with […]

Men Stopped At Border For Illegal Candy

SEATTLE, (UPI) — Two Seattle men said they were detained for 2 1/2 hours at the Canadian border for trying to bring illegal chocolates back to the United States. Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney said they brought back six Kinder Eggs from their trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, as treats for friends and family and […]

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