Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


HORICON, N.Y. (AP) -- A camera lost in a creek in New York's Adirondacks for three years is being returned thanks to clever detective work by a Vermont man who studied pictures on its memory card. John Noerr found the camera in July. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports the camera's memory card had 581 photos Noerr was able to study. Many of the photos looked like they were taken in New York City. Noerr used Google to find the Brooklyn neighborhood, tax records to find the building's owner and social media to contact the family. The camera's owner, Michael Comeau, says he can't wait to get it back.


WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Residents of a Pittsburgh-area public housing complex had a pretty alarming experience: A fire alarm that blared for nearly 16 hours. Residents of Glenshaw Gardens in Wilkinsburg say the alarm's strobe lights began flashing and a high-pitched screech began sounding Sunday evening when a resident burned some popcorn. The alarm was finally turned off Monday morning. Building president Bud Joyce says the delay occurred because the housing authority began managing the building in May and didn't have a key to the room where the alarm's control panel was located because the room also contains access to a bank ATM.


INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- Police have charged two men with robbing two other men in western Pennsylvania by claiming they were recording a video for a reality TV show. Police in Indiana, Pa., tell The Associated Press one of the men put the victims into headlocks while the other recorded the robbery -- in which $20 was taken from one of the victims -- on a cellphone. The name of the supposed reality show: "You Just Got Robbed."


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The Springfield Museums of Massachusetts have been awarded a $150,000 grant to help create an interactive, literacy-based exhibit for children based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services will help build "The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss." The 3,200-square-foot, bilingual exhibition is designed to instill a love of reading and introduce children and their families to the stories of the Springfield-born author whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.


WASHINGTON, Ark. (AP) -- If a couple of loblolly pine trees in Arkansas seem a little other-worldly, it's because they grew from seeds that were passengers on the Apollo 14 moon mission in January 1971. Arkansas received four so-called moon trees, but only two survived: one in Historic Washington State Park in south Arkansas and one outside the Sebastian County Courthouse in Fort Smith. So far, they show no signs of being any different from regular trees of the same species.


BEDFORD, Va. (AP) -- The Bedford, Va., area's moonshine making history soon will be on display at the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library. A new exhibit that opens Sept. 7 will include a still from Bedford County, court records and artifacts. Genealogical librarian and children's education director Jennifer Thomson says the museum isn't trying to glorify illegal activity. She tells The News and Advance that moonshine is a part of the area's past.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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