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Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh....
Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year....
Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....
UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
LONDON (AP) -- He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card....
Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway....
Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona....
Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died....
Pennsylvania man in trouble for painting Main St
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Some people paint the town. A western Pennsylvania man just painted a little stretch of Main Street, and now he's in trouble for it....
Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home....
Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can
BERLIN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide....
Some on the 15 member Allegheny County Council say they need an increase in their 3-thousand dollar expense account. County Council members are each allotted 9-thousand dollars in annual stipends plus up to 3-thousand dollars in expenses to cover mileage, equipment and supplies. Now according to the county home-rule charter these amounts can be increased every five years by up to 5-percent. There has been no change since the year 2000.
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?