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PRO BOWL-TWITTER

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- Players in Sunday's Pro Bowl will be allowed to do something different -- tweet. The NFL is relaxing its social media policy for the game. Pro Bowl players can post messages from the sidelines before the game and during halftime. The league will even set up computers near the benches. The players can also use their own cellphones to post Twitter messages. The players will be tweeting with the hashtag (hash)ProBowl.

LOST CELLPHONE FOUND-LANDFILL

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) -- The "Find My iPhone" app works -- even in an Iowa garbage dump. Allison Peterson figured she had mistakenly dropped her iPhone in a recycling bin. She used the Find My iPhone app to follow a garbage truck online all the way to the dump. Her husband and several workers at the landfill sorted through the trash, until they found the missing smart phone. Mark Peterson says he's scored some brownie points with his wife. He also saved a lot of money by not having to replace the iPhone. The Des Moines Register reports Peterson has sent a two-page letter thanking the landfill workers for their help.

JAIL-ONLINE VISITS

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Visiting prisoners no longer means a trip to the slammer. A county jail in Garden City, Kansas, now allows online visiting. Family and friends of inmates don't have to travel beyond their computers. But this is no get into jail free program. The Garden City Telegram reports the online jailhouse visits cost 50 cents a minute, or 10 bucks for the maximum 20 minute chat.

PATRIOTS FAN-ROBBER

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) -- Seabrook, New Hampshire, police Lieutenant Mike Gallagher says one Patriots fan won't be going to the Super Bowl. He's Benjamin Hammond, who's now charged with bank robbery. Investigators say Hammond's Facebook page has a picture of him wearing the same Patriots cap and light jacket he wore while robbing two banks. According to police, they've found the clothes in a dumpster.

PHILIPPE'S COFFEE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You won't be able to get a 9-cent cup of coffee in L-A anymore. Philippe's restaurant is raising the price of a cup of joe to 45 cents. The coffee's been 9 cents since 1977. But Philippe's owners say their coffee costs have risen too high to keep the bargain price. The Los Angeles Times reports the new price goes into effect next week. Philippe's opened in 1908 and is also known for its French dip sandwiches.

PENGUIN POOPS

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Paula the penguin has left something behind on the Kentucky state Senate floor. The bird pooped. Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine brought the penguin along, as lawmakers considered a resolution honoring the Newport Aquarium. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the aquarium is being recognized for its work protecting sea life and penguins. Paula then made its contribution to the discussion.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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