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SUPERSTORM-HALLOWEEN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Halloween is going to have to wait. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he can't imagine it will be safe for kids to go out trick-or-treating tonight. Many towns are rescheduling their Halloween fun in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Some communities will have trick-or-treating this weekend. In New York City, tonight's Village Halloween Parade has been canceled. That's the first time in its four-decade history. The parade usually draws up to 60,000 wildly dressed adult partiers and some who are barely dressed at all.

SANDY-STRANDED TRAVELERS

HONOLULU (AP) -- If you're going to be stranded -- there are worse places to be stuck than Hawaii. Superstorm Sandy left more 1,300 travelers high and dry in Honolulu. Flights were canceled to the East Coast, leaving vacationers going nowhere fast. Hawaii News Now reports tourism officials and airlines are trying to get the East Coasters home. There are plenty of available hotel rooms for the stranded passengers. Hotels are offering discounts to those stuck in Hawaii while they wait for flights

SUPERSTORM-PA-DUCKS

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) -- No, the ducks didn't need saving. Police in Pennsylvania charge a woman jumped into a raging creek to "save" a couple of dozen wild ducks. The incident occurred Monday evening, following superstorm Sandy that pounded much of the East. Southern Regional Police in York County say Justina Laniewski had been drinking. According to authorities, she had an alcohol level more than twice the legal limit for driving. Police say a neighbor grabbed her toddler, as Laniewski went after the ducks. She now faces a number of charges, including disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

NUDE SHOPPER

LACEY, Wash. (AP) -- At least she was wearing a coat -- but not for long. Police in Lacey, Washington, report busting a nude woman outside a Big Lots store. Officers say she tried on a coat, then dropped it as she ran. According to authorities, witnesses report the woman took off her clothes before going into the store yesterday afternoon. The Olympian newspaper reports she was arrested for investigation of indecent exposure.

BANK ROBBERY-BRA

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois woman admits to stuffing her bra -- with cash. Federal prosecutors in northern Illinois report LaToya Shaunta Burrows has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank. According to authorities, Burrows handed a note to a teller that said: "Put the money in the bag and nobody will get hurt." But the teller didn't have a bag. Police say Burrows grabbed the loot and stuffed the cash into her bra. She was busted shortly after the robbery in March.

KARATE STUDENT-INTRUDER

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Jannine Ramirez got to put her karate skills to use. She laid a whuppin' on a man police say broke into her apartment. The 20-year-old Ramirez had just won a karate competition, when police say she found a drunk Wilberto Zapata in her bathroom. According to officers, she kicked Zapata through the shower door, then continued the beat-down until he was outside of her place. Ramirez has a yellow belt -- a step above beginner. She expects to get her orange belt soon. Police tell the Fresno Bee Zapata thought he was breaking into his own apartment. He's been cited for unlawful entry.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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