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Man Robs 7-11 In SpongeBob Suit

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they were trying to identify an armed man who robbed a 7-11 store while dressed as the cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants. Osceola County sheriff’s spokesman Twis Lizasuain said the costumed robber and a second man held up the store, located outside of Orlando, Thursday and […]

Ohio Fair Features ‘strongman Sermon’

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The religious presence at the Ohio State Fair includes Sunday church services and an “illustrated sermon through feats of strength.” The Rev. Craig Eilerman, who led the Catholic service at the fair Sunday, said Catholic and Protestant services were offered, in part, to make sure the approximately 280 members […]

Trooper Says Found Cocaine In Prosthesis

ANDERSON, S.C., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A South Carolina state trooper says he found cocaine hidden in an amputee’s prosthetic leg after pulling over a car for going too slow on an interstate highway. When highway patrol Trooper Brad Dowis patted down Glodualdo Moreno Lojan, he noticed an odd bulge between the man’s leg and […]

Snapping Turtle Stops Traffic

CONCORD, N.C., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A giant snapping turtle stopped traffic on a North Carolina road, drivers say. Kelly Glenn and Joe Coward were driving to the Concord Mills mall Sunday when they saw a snapping turtle standing on the edge of a street, The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia reported. “It looked like he […]

Jobs To Be Top Focus In The Fall

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Discussions about jobs shoved aside debt ceiling talk just minutes after the U.S. Senate passed a bill raising the debt limit and cutting the federal deficit. President Obama pledged Tuesday he would “fight for what the American people care most about: new jobs, higher wages and faster economic growth.” Congressional […]

Book Prompts Questions In Wallenberg Case

STOCK, Sweden, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Researchers say Russia intentionally withheld information about a Swedish diplomat credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. The assertion is based on a new book, “Secrets of the Third Reich Diplomacy,” which includes transcripts of interrogations of German diplomats imprisoned after World War II […]

Woman Fined $535 Over Woodpecker Rescue

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Virginia woman said she feels “harassed and angry” after being slapped with a $535 fine after her daughter rescued a baby woodpecker from a cat. Alison Capo of Fredericksburg said her daughter, Skylar, 11, saved the bird from a cat in her father’s backyard and she agreed to […]

Aquarium Weens Fish Off Kit Kat Habit

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Workers at a London aquarium said they have successfully broken an 8.8-pound fish of its addiction to Kit Kat chocolate bars. Rebecca Carter of the Sea Life London Aquarium said Gary the gourami had been raised on a diet of Kit Kat pieces by his former owners but she and […]

Holocaust Survivor Goes Skydiving

JAMUL, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) — An 85-year-old California man who survived the Holocaust said he celebrated his birthday by skydiving as a final swipe against Adolf Hitler. Gary Lenzner of Mission Viejo, who jumped out of the plane at 10,000 feet Sunday morning and landed safely on Nichol’s Field in Jamul, said his birthday […]

Man’s Divorce Blog Starts Free Speech Dispute

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Aug. 1 (UPI) — A bitter, divorced Pennsylvania man’s blog has triggered a free-speech debate, officials say. Doylestown resident Anthony Morelli created his blog, ThePsychoExWife.com, in 2007 as a way to blow off steam about his ex-wife, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday. But then his ex-wife, Allison Morelli, found out about the Web […]

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