Wednesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Sometimes saying you're sorry just isn't enough. A man in Madison, Wisconsin, is being charged with disorderly conduct, after police say he slapped a female officer on the butt. The slap flap happened during the city's downtown Halloween party over the weekend. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the female officer was on bike patrol. DeSpain says the 21-year-old man also made contact with the officer's gun during the butt slap. The Capital Times reports the officer got off her bike and handcuffed the man. Police say the young man "apologized profusely" before being cited.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It's a scary way to start a marriage -- even though no Kardashians are involved. Max Coffman and Sheri Whitt tied the knot in a Salt Lake City haunted house. The Grim Reaper officiated at the Halloween night wedding. The new bride tells KSL-TV it's the perfect way to wed, because the couple met on Halloween. Even their wedding rings were brought to the altar in a miniature coffin. They add Halloween is their favorite time of year.


VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- It's probably not what the train bandits had in mind. A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman says crooks have stolen 20 boxes of frozen pigs feet from a freight train. The entire haul is only worth about 200 bucks. The train had made an emergency stop in a Southern California desert, about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt tells the Victorville Daily Press officials are investigating the reason for that unscheduled stop.


CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) -- You still may be munching on Halloween candy, but some folks are already thinking Christmas. The federal Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service are offering Christmas tree permits for public lands in Colorado. Permits are ten bucks per tree, with a limit of two trees per household.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin teachers would have to do their X-rated cyber surfing at home. The state Assembly has passed a bill to yank the teaching license of teachers using school district computers for porn. The measure would add viewing or downloading X-rated material to the list of immoral conduct offenses. The bill now heads to Governor Scott Walker for his signature.


SEATTLE (AP) -- It's a lot of green -- to make pot legal. The campaign to legalize marijuana in the state of Washington is getting a big cash boost. Campaign director Alison Holcomb says her group received a check yesterday for $100,000, from philanthropist Harriet Bullitt. By the end of next week, it expects to have $200,000 more from Progressive Insurance Company Chairman Peter Lewis. He has already given 50-grand. Initiative 502 has two months left to collect a total of 241,000 signatures. The effort is about 60,000 short.

Copyright 2011. The Associated Press.

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