Texas police arrest man in ‘Cookie Monster’ robberies

Houston-area police have arrested a man dubbed the "Cookie Monster" robber who is suspected in holdups at more than 30 fast-food restaurants, often demanding that a cookie be handed over along with the cash.


Condo association wants dog poop DNA

Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets.


What a $45,000 Thanksgiving Dinner looks like

Imported, free-range, organic, super special everything AND a 2-carat diamond on the dinner table? This is one heck of a Turkey Day.


Reunited and it feels so good

A Tennessee resident has been reunited with her dog that disappeared seven years ago from her old home in Ohio.


At least the car thieves were helpful

Police say two car thieves made an unexpected stop after stealing a vehicle Wednesday morning: They dropped an 8-year-old boy off at school after they discovered him in the backseat.


It’s soap, officer, I swear

Alexander Bernstein is suing, after Pennsylvania state police mistook homemade soap for cocaine.


2 zebras flee circus, run through Philly streets

Police in Philadelphia say two zebras are back "in custody" after escaping from a circus and running through the streets of the city.


In Jersey mall, you gotta pay to see jolly old St. Nick

Admission to the Cherry Hill Mall's Adventure to Santa isn't cheap.


Maybe 1 DUI a day is enough

Pennsylvania State police say they've arrested a woman for two different drunken driving crashes in the same day.


No ticket, no driver: Police stop Google self-driving car

A California police officer made a traffic stop, but wrote no ticket. There was no driver to give it to anyway.


‘Breaking Bad’ donates meth to a museum

Artifacts from the hit AMC show were donated to the Smithsonian.


Cop pulls woman over, sends her flowers

A Massachusetts police officer who sent flowers to a crying woman she pulled over for speeding has received a commendation.


The wayward buck that got stuck

A collision repair shop in western Michigan that fixes cars after crashes involving deer got a surprise visitor from one of the animals.


Woman, 47, gives birth an hour after finding out she’s pregnant

Judy Brown knew she was gaining weight, but thought it was due to menopause. Surprise!


Angry IHOP parking lot eats a dozen cars

DRONE FOOTAGE: A 400-foot-long section of a parking lot caved in outside a Mississippi pancake house that had only been open for a few days.


Let’s do lunch at the toilet cafĂ©

It might not be the worst place you've ever eaten.


Seattle’s ‘gum wall’ cleaning up its act

After 20 years, Seattle officials are giving the Pike Place Market Gum Wall a deep clean to allow fans to rebuild the gross gum deposit.


Would you take a voting booth selfie?

The selfie could be coming to the voting booth -- at least in California.


Massive dog knows how to fly in style

He is a furry, flabby flyer.


Police: Woman breaks into zoo, gets what she deserves

Omaha police say a tiger bit an apparently intoxicated woman who broke into a Nebraska zoo to pet a big cat.

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.

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No Major Travel Disruptions Expected for Thanksgiving


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Insurance Co-op Failures Predictable Under ACA

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Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says something must be done in wake of the collapse of health care CO-OPs under the Affordable Care Act.