BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) - There's nothing superstitious about Friday the 13th as two towns celebrate the day with tours or tattoos. Masked maniacs on Friday take to the streets of Blairstown, New Jersey. The community and its surroundings are where the 1980 horror movie "Friday the 13th" was filmed.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Police say a man fell through the ceiling of a New Hampshire supermarket, twice. Authorities say officers were responding to the scene of a bank robbery in Dover Thursday afternoon when they heard a commotion at the nearby Shaw's supermarket. Police say they found a 30-year-old man's legs hanging above the store's seafood and deli section. Officers cleared the store, and the man partially fell through the ceiling again above the store's refrigerated meats.
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph (210 or 225 kph) after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity State Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped on March 27 outside of Parker, Arizona. The rural area near the California border is in Mosley's district and more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of the state capital in Phoenix.
ATLANTA (AP) - Bears don't usually pack a lunch, but they'll be happy to eat whatever someone else has prepared. WSB-TV reports that Carrie Watts of Rabun County found a large black bear enjoying her sandwich, chips and a cookie inside her minivan after climbing through an open window. Watts had left the windows down Wednesday to combat the summer heat. She initially thought the bear was a black cat.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been reunited with his Sea-Doo nearly six years after it was swept away in Hurricane Sandy. NJ.com reports Douglas Ferrigno got an unexpected call from police in Brick Township last week. A man renovating his home was about to clear a Sea-Doo from his property when he checked out a number on the watercraft and contacted police.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a Lamborghini erupted in flames at a suburban St. Louis gas station after a minivan driver pulled away from a gas pump with the nozzle still attached. Kirkwood Police Det. Bob Bruhy says a valve is supposed to shut off when that happens, but instead fuel sprayed into the Huracan Performante's engine, causing the blue Italian supercar to ignite Saturday. He says it was "completely an accident" and no one was charged.
PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) - An alligator that was hanging out in a northern Indiana retention pond has been captured after being lured to shore with a frog. Brandon Crawford of Goshen tells WSBT-TV that he and a friend captured the reptile about 3 a.m. Wednesday and turned it over to police in Plymouth, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of South Bend. Crawford says he's from Texas, where gator hunting isn't unusual.
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland made the plea Tuesday in Franklin County Magistrate Court.
WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) - Made in the shade? It was more like made in the mud for hundreds of people at a Michigan park. Scores of children - and some parents - participated in the 31st annual Wayne County Mud Day on Tuesday at Nankin Mills Park in Westland, west of Detroit. They sloshed and slid around in a shallow "pool" of mud and engaged in various races and a limbo line.