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No joke: Chicken crossing road blocks traffic

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police were told there was a chicken – and it was attempting to cross the road. In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Aug. 11, reported that the chicken’s efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing traffic nearly to a standstill. He assured the dispatcher he was not …

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Police: man assaulted after talking in sleep

BOZEMAN, Montana — Police say a woman kicked and struck her boyfriend with a shotgun because he said bad things about her in his sleep. Police tell the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that 24-year-old Sara Ann Bade of Montana was arrested at her home June 9. She appeared in court that morning on a felony charge of assault with a weapon. …

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Minor leaguer’s first home run caught by dad

Davenport, Iowa — A 22-year-old Houston Astros prospect’s first home run of the season was caught by a familiar fan: his father. Quad Cities first baseman Conrad Gregor launched a three-run shot in the sixth inning of the Class-A River Bandits’ 5-2 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Modern Woodmen Park on May 24. A fan beyond the fence …

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Kidnapper bit by own dog; woman escapes

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Authorities in southern New Mexico say they apprehended a suspected kidnapper after his own dog turned on him. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s investigators say they arrested Gabriel Garcia of Las Cruces on May 30, after he was accused of holding a 26-year-old Las Cruces woman against her will, refusing to return her car keys and threatening …

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