GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme - she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags. The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were tied together to make yarn. She lined it with cotton fabric. The finished garment is quite chic, with a tweedy look from green printing on the brown bags.
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - A sap bucket thief has brought a sour note to Vermont's maple sugaring season. Fred Hopkins tells MyNBC5 that someone took 140 of his sap buckets, a first for him. Hopkins makes award-winning maple syrup at his home in the town of St. Albans and gifts it to friends and family. He says he has since replaced many of the buckets that were located near a cemetery and the Franklin County Sportsman's Club. St. Albans police are looking for the culprit.
ALBANY, Texas (AP) - A Texas homeowner who reported seeing "a few" snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house. Big Country Snake Removal, which was called in to help, said the homeowner crawled underneath his home after strong winds disrupted his cable television service. He saw a few snakes, quickly crawled out and contacted the snake removal company.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling the teen, "I can't help you anymore. This is your life now."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Southern California vehicle pursuit. TV news helicopters were overhead Tuesday night when a suspect pursued by the California Highway Patrol finally surrendered, but broke out into a 10-second dance before being handcuffed. The pursuit began in the Calabasas area and headed east on U.S. 101 into Los Angeles, then north on Interstate 405 where the motorist exited the freeway in the San Fernando Valley.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Jason Windus gave his California neighbor something to look at during a dispute over the height of a backyard fence - naked mannequins having a garden party. Four of the fashion dummies are seated in wicker chairs around a matching table. Another is standing with its arms over its head and shamrocks over on its breasts.
BALDWIN, Md. (AP) - The robbery suspect wore a unicorn costume, and police in Maryland say he has been unmasked. News outlets report that Baltimore County police say 28-year-old Jacob William Rogge donned a pink-and-white unicorn costume and smashed a convenience store register with a crowbar Saturday. Police say 27-year-old Joseph Philip Svezzese drove Rogge, who fled with cash and cigarettes from High's Dairy Store.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned ... until they dropped him and got collared. Authorities say two Missouri men snatched a statue of Al Capone from its seat outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas, early Saturday morning.
Pennsylvania State Police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a Grateful Dead fan caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine's treads, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Monday.