Goat drowns trying to escape Alaska crowds taking its photo
A mountain goat in Alaska jumped into the ocean to get away from crowds snapping its picture, and the animal drowned when it couldn't get back to land because of the crush of people on shore.
Alaska State Troopers say it's imperative to give animals adequate space. That didn't happen Saturday in downtown Seward, and troopers say in an online post that it "resulted in a wild animal dying for no cause."
It comes amid a series of incidents of people getting too close to wildlife, including tourists in Yellowstone National Park who picked up a bison calf they thought was abandoned. It had to be euthanized.
In Alaska, troopers got a call about people harassing the goat and another about a large group following it onto the breakwater rocks.
92 ducks left outside of a mall available for adoption
A New Jersey farm sanctuary is looking for people to adopt nearly 100 ducks abandoned at a mall .
The Barnyard Sanctuary says that the 92 ducks were left in the grass outside of the Mill Creek Mall in Secaucus on Sunday morning.
The state's department of fish and wildlife brought them to the sanctuary about an hour and 15 minutes away in Columbia.
The Khaki Campbell ducks are about four months old. The sanctuary says they are healthy and available for adoption.
New Hampshire city police use Pokemon Go to lure fugitives
Police in New Hampshire's largest city have gotten the Pokemon Go bug, trying to lure fugitives with the popular app.
A post on the Manchester Police Department Facebook page announces that police recently detected one of the more rare Pokemon characters — a Charizard — in the booking area. The post invites those whose names appear on a list linked to the post to be "one of the lucky ones" to come capture the Charizard.
The list includes the names of the more than 500 fugitives on the department's wanted persons roundup.
Sgt. Eric Knight said Sunday the post has yet to net an arrest. But it's been popular with its Facebook followers.
Since the post went up late Saturday night, it's captured more than 13,000 "likes."
Sheriff: Naked couple arrested on stolen lawn mower
Authorities have arrested a couple accused of riding naked on a stolen lawn mower in Missouri.
Jasper County sheriff's Det. Tim Williams said a 55-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman admitted that they rode the lawn mower home naked after their clothing was stolen while they skinny dipped in a creek northwest of Joplin.
The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/29N2kIe ) reports that authorities arrested the pair Tuesday morning on suspicion of stealing after finding them at a house with the riding mower parked in the front yard.
Williams says an investigation determined that the lawn mower didn't belong to either of them.
Breakage Fee: Suit on restaurant dish policy going to trial
A federal lawsuit over a South Carolina restaurant's policy of charging workers to cover the cost of broken glasses and dishes is headed to trial.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports jury selection is set next month in the case brought against Hyman Seafood Co. of Charleston.
Under the policy, bartenders, servers and bussers were charged a few dollars each shift to offset breakage costs.
But it's against federal law to extract business costs from employee wages. The company has acknowledged in court documents that the policy violated the federal Fair Labors Standards Act. A restaurant attorney says the issue is how much the 160 workers are entitled to receive.
U.S. District Judge Patrick Duffy said it's up to a jury to decide if the violation was willful.
Man covers face with toilet paper, robs Nashville store
Police in Tennessee are looking for a man who they say robbed a Nashville gas station while covering his face with toilet paper.
WSMV-TV reports that the man entered a Twice Daily gas station just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.
He went into the bathroom, grabbed toilet paper and used it to cover his face as he pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk. No other customers were at the gas station at the time of the robbery.
Police are reviewing the store's surveillance video, hoping to get a frame of the man's face before he covered it with the toilet paper.
Woman, 27, accused of taking $860 worth of fingernail polish
New Orleans police say a 27-year-old woman is accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish from a CVS drug store — in one day.
Authorities say in a news release that Raushawn Ford was arrested Monday and held without bond on charges of theft and possessing stolen property. The news release quotes CVS' loss prevention officer as saying that Ford also had stolen from two other stores.
The release did not elaborate on when and how Ford allegedly stole the polish or how she was caught. Jail records did not indicate whether she had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.
According to the CVS website, it sells nail polish for anywhere from 99 cents to $17 a bottle, with kits running from $5 to $25.