Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- You've probably heard all about RGIII. He's the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback who had a spectacular NFL debut Sunday. But you may not know about the heroics of the man who played in front of Robert Griffin III. He's long snapper Nick Sundberg, who was playing with a broken arm. Sundberg busted his left arm during the first half. But he continued to play. Sundberg says at one point he grabbed the rookie QB and told RGIII to keep the drives going. That's because the punt snaps hurt so much. Washington went on to beat New Orleans 40-32. Sundberg's arm is now in a cast. He's not sure when he'll be able to play again.


WOODSTOCK, Va. (AP) -- The judge is going to jail -- for growing pot. James H. Allamong Junior was sentenced yesterday in a plea deal with prosecutors. Allamong is a substitute judge in Virginia's Shenandoah County. Felony charges were dropped but his honor will do 30 days for growing the illegal weed on his property. The Daily News Record of Harrisonburg reports Allamong was also fined 500 bucks, put on two years' probation and was ordered to do 200 hours of community service.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- People who get pulled over by the cops have plenty of complaints. But there have been no gripes against Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Elton Simmons for decades. Department officials say Simmons has been on traffic patrol for 20 years without a single citizen complaint. Simmons says his secret is courtesy. He says when he pulls someone over he flashes a smile and shows some simple respect. But he tells the L-A Times he won't put up with drivers who try phony excuses.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Rover is welcome. That's the message from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Ind. The school is trying to keep seniors on campus by throwing them a bone. The school is changing the no pets allowed rule for dorms. This year, seniors can have a four-legged canine buddy under 30 pounds. Cats can share the dorms, too. School officials note having a pet is a privilege and that's why they don't offer it to underclassmen.


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- It's not quite as rare as Big Foot. More like white foot. A white moose has been spotted again in Alaska's Delta Junction. Guests at the Alaska Garden Bed and Breakfast took pictures of the rare creature. Tim Barnes, who was visiting from Quincy, Ill., says he couldn't believe it. The white moose has been seen in the area before, first as a calf in 2009. Now, the white moose appears to be a new mom. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the white moose had a brown calf in tow.


SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Something stinks in Southern California. People in the L-A area are holding their noses but scientists haven't been able find the source of the rotten egg smell. Some think the P-U could be coming from the Salton Sea about 150 miles from Los Angeles. But experts say it would be highly unusual for a strong smell to travel so far. Comedian Jose Chavez jokes he was worried he might be to blame. So, he says he went home and changed his clothes.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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