Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Four-letter words were flying. It was protest to a new bylaw in a Massachusetts town that bans public cussing. Several dozen people rallied yesterday, on the Middleborough Town Hall lawn. Some were using language that would make a sailor blush. The free speech advocates don't the like the idea of $20 tickets police could give to potty mouths. But some people who support the anti-cursing measure also showed up. Police say they won't issue any tickets, until the state attorney general determines if the bylaw is constitutional.


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It was on top of a trash can -- but it's definitely not garbage. Police in Clarksville, Tennessee, report Kenneth Allen found a stash of cash outside of a convenience store. About $12,800 was in a bank bag sitting on a garbage can. Allen called the cops. Police say the money has now been returned to the owner. Police discovered the money belonged to a man who ended up in a hospital, after suffering a reaction to medication.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was one hot jailhouse burrito. A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is going to jail for trying to smuggle illegal drugs into a lockup in Mexican food. Authorities say Henry Marin has pleaded no contest to one count of bringing drugs into a jail. A conspiracy count was dismissed. According to prosecutors, a woman who handed Marin the drug-laced burrito was cooperating with authorities. The former deputy has been sentenced to two years in jail


WASHINGTON (AP) -- How does crispy rabbit, grilled sweet corn and some purple potato soup sound? Those are among the items on the menu at the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The restaurant has won won a Rammy Award from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. It was named "Casual Restaurant of the Year." The museum eatery has a rotating menu of foods eaten in North and South America for thousands of years.


OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Beach-goers may soon have to do their drinking inside -- at least in Ocean City, Maryland. The Town Council in the resort community is considering an ordinance to make public boozing a bustable offense. The council unanimously voted recently to classify open container violations as a misdemeanor. Supporters say police need arrest authority to get visitors to take the law seriously. The measure will get a second consideration next month before becoming law. Police Chief Bernadette DiPino tells a local paper (The Daily Times of Salisbury) officers will use discretion in handling alcohol violations.


MARCELLUS, Mich. (AP) -- Bear the Lab is a lifesaver. That's what Patricia Drauch and deputies say about the family's pet. The Michigan mom says Bear saved her 14-month-old son Stanley, who had fallen into their swimming pool. According to Cass County deputies, Stanley was blue with his face up in the water, when his mother found him. Deputies tell the Kalamazoo Gazette the dog had the toddler on his back and was holding Stanley out of the water. Undersheriff Rick Behnke tells WOOD-TV it's an amazing story.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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