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Police Use Chopper In Snake Search

PLYMOUTH, England (UPI) — Authorities in Britain said a police helicopter with a thermal imaging camera attempted to locate a 4-foot snake that eluded capture. Police in Plymouth, England, said the snake, believed to be a boa constrictor, was spotted slithering on a busy street last week and three locals managed to trap it in […]

Canada Extends Life Of Penny Coins

OTTAWA (UPI) — The Canadian government has given doomed copper pennies six more months to circulate so as not to disrupt the Christmas and holiday shopping season. In the Conservative government’s March budget, it was announced the coins would be phased out of circulation by this fall and the last pennies were stamped by the […]

Woman, 88, Still Working For Oklahoma Agency

OKLAHOMA CITY, (UPI) — Melba Morrow says she plans to spend her 88th birthday the way she spends many of her days, answering phones for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Morrow, who is a year older than the agency, said she has been working as a receptionist for the bureau for about 13 years […]

Dump Truck Rolls Into House

TAMPA, Fla., (UPI) — Police in Florida said a dump truck rolled into a home while the driver was inside a neighboring restaurant. Tampa police said Daniel Echols, 53, parked the 1998 Volvo dump truck at the La Teresita Plus Club restaurant around 8:50 p.m. Sunday and went inside to eat, the Tampa Bay (Fla.) […]

Woman Arrested Trying To Get Into Jail

HAMILTON, Ohio, (UPI) — Authorities in Ohio said they arrested a woman accused of trying to break into a jail while shouting, “I want to be arrested.” The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said Tiffany Hurd, 36, was spotted attempting to climb over a barbed wire fence early Sunday at the jail in Hamilton and a […]

Fake $100 Bills Had Lincoln Watermark

PRESCOTT, Ariz., (UPI) — Police in Arizona said they were trying to identify a suspect who allegedly tried to pass two counterfeit $100 bills bearing a watermark of Abraham Lincoln. Prescott police said the man first attempted to use a phony $100 bill about 8 p.m. July 18 at a Goodwill store. A worker noticed […]

Some Olympic Volunteers Sell Props

LONDON, (UPI) — Some volunteers in the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies have called colleagues “crass” and “disrespectful” for selling props from the show. Items including costumes, a book read to the audience by J.K. Rowling, programs and confetti from the Opening Ceremonies have popped up for sale on eBay and London 2012 officials said they […]

Man Pulled Over Twice By Same Deputy

LORAIN, Ohio, (UPI) — Authorities in Ohio said a man was busted for driving under suspension twice by the same deputy in the space of 9 hours. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy pulled over Roy Pinkston III, 27, for driving under an OVI suspension around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on state Road 82, […]

Three Kudus Born At North Carolina Zoo

ASHEBORO, N.C., (UPI) — Officials at the North Carolina zoo said they have welcomed a trio of newborn kudus, a species of African antelope. Tom Gillespie, a spokesman for the zoo, said two of the baby kudus, which were born in the past week, are on display while the third is receiving medical treatment before […]

Escalator Found To Be Full Of Human Feces

SAN FRANCISCO, (UPI) — San Francisco transportation officials said workers repairing an escalator had to call in a hazardous materials team to remove human excrement. Bay Area Rapid Transportation officials said a crew pulled apart a broken escalator at the Civic Center Station and discovered such a high volume of human fecal matter that a […]

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