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CONDOM POLICE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- How's this for a job? A condom cop patrolling porno sets. The Los Angeles City Council may soon be looking for someone to help enforce a new law requiring condom use in X-rated films. A committee that studied the issue recommends hiring a licensed medical professional to conduct condom inspections. The committee also recommends that porno producers pay fee that would fund the condom cop.

WALTER WHITE-METH

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Walter White is wanted on meth charges. And we're not talking about the Walter White from AMC's "Breaking Bad." This White happens to share a name with the character played by Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston. Authorities in Alabama are looking for the real Walter White on charges of violating his probation on a 2008 meth conviction. The Tuscaloosa News reports White is now on the local most-wanted list after a recent arrest on similar charges. In the show, Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher. He turns to cooking meth after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

LAZY PARKING

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Double-parked -- double-fined. The city council in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is getting tough on lazy drivers. The council has voted to double the fines for people who double park when there's an available spot nearby. Councilman Peter Schweyer sponsored the measure. He says there's no reason for double-parking if there's a space available. He says it due to laziness and blocks traffic. The Express-Times reports the double-parked drivers will face a penalty of $200.

BURGLARY-COOKING

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- What's cooking? Chicken pot pie. Who's cooking it? A crook. Authorities in Salisbury, Maryland, charge a man broke into a home, stripped down to his skivvies and started fixing something to eat. The homeowner called 911 and hid upstairs until the cops arrived. Police say they found 22-year-old Russell E. Neff sitting in a living room chair, using the TV remote. He was channel surfing while the pot pie was in the oven. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports Neff now faces burglary and other charges.

POLICE K-9 CAMERA

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) -- Ego the K-9 cop is now a K-9 cameraman, too. The police dog has a video camera that will give officers another view of crime scenes. Officials with the Warner Robins, Georgia, police department say the doggie video cam will make police work safer. For example, a police spokeswoman says the dog could be sent into a building, giving officers a view of the suspects inside. The video hookup costs about $8,000. A local paper (The Telegraph) reports the camera is attached to a vest and shoots between the dog's ears.

LUXURY HANDBAGS-AUCTIONS

UNDATED (AP) -- Old bags are getting big bucks. But these aren't just any old handbags -- there designer purses from the likes of Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. The vintage handbags are fetching high prices at auction. Last year, a Hermes bag brought in more than $200,000 during bidding at Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The auction house is preparing for its next holiday sale in December.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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