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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) â€” A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.
Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) â€” "Cowabunga!"
A Louisiana teen is behind bars after police say he donned a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and used a stick wrapped in plastic to rob a convenience store Thursday morning.
Lafayette police say 18-year-old Lacorrion Detron Turner is charged with first-degree robbery. Police say he was able to force his way behind the counter with the stick. He then tried -- and failed -- to open the register.
Police say Turner fled on foot after taking two wallets from underneath the counter.
Officers arrested Turner a short time later.
A new insignia designed for the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office has won the first place in the contest sponsored by â€śLaw and Order-- The Magazine for Police Management.â€ť
This design won first place for sheriff offices with over 25 deputies, east and west.
â€śWe won nationally,â€ť said Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland.
Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Sgt. David Johnson and his wife, Lori, designed the insignia.
â€śThe sheriff wanted to have something that represents what the county means to us,â€ť said Johnson. â€śI chose a flag and eagle.
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HONOLULU (AP) â€” An airline is complaining that passengers are getting lost and missing their flights because of a lack of road signs helping them find an out-of-the way Hawaii airport.
Mokulele Airlines is the first commercial airline to offer service out of a west Oahu airport that's at a former naval air station. On July 1, the airline began offering three roundtrip flights a day to Kahului, Maui, out of the Kalaeloa Airport.
"We've had a lot of no-shows because people miss the flight because they can't find the airport," said CEO Ron Hansen.
POCATELLO â€” Two Blackfoot women will be honored at the Pocatello NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday.
educator Corina Moran will receive the John Purce President's Award. This award is the local Branch's highest honor and is given annually to an individual, organization or business that has made considerable strives in his or her community to elevate the status of individuals through advocacy, education, outreach, collaborated partnerships and social justice.
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman made jury duty even worse than usual for nine people by stealing their money while they were hearing a different case.
The Allegheny County sheriff on Thursday charged 38-year-old Jawanda Tench, of Swissvale, with stealing $520 from the jurors' purses.
Deputies reviewed surveillance video and saw a woman who appeared to have court papers sticking out of her pocket enter the jury room on Tuesday around the time the money went missing.
THOMAS â€”Â Each school district must have in place an alternate pathway to graduation for those students who need it.
Snake River High School counselor Karen Crook presented the recommendations for an alternate route to graduation to Snake River school board members on Wednesday evening. These rubrics were designed by Crook, high school counselor Brian Goff and counselor secretary Cindy Williams.
It was patterned after the alternative pathway designed by Century High.
HONOLULU (AP) â€” A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy.
Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at the Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds.
Loco moco was invented in the late 1940s in Hilo. There are varieties, but the basic dish consists of hot white rice, a hamburger patty, an over-easy fried egg and brown gravy.
Guinness World Records said the dish would have to weigh at least 1,100 pounds for consideration.