1,000 runaway plastic ducks need to be rounded up (AP)

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Mon Jul 19, 2:29 pm ET

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A child advocacy agency is hoping to get all its ducks in a row after more than 1,000 plastic entrants in a charity duck race floated to freedom in northeast Indiana.

Stop Child Abuse & Neglect says 17,000 plastic ducks were dropped into the St. Joseph River in Fort Wayne during the June 19 fundraiser but that only 15,000 were retrieved that day.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Boen says about 1,000 of the rogue ducks have since been recovered, and that some of the others have been spotted as far away as Ohio.

The group says it is working with the Fort Wayne Water Department to catch the remaining ducks and that it wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize the beauty of the river.



Stop Child Abuse & Neglect website: Original article

NYC bank robber pulls off heist armed with flowers (AP)

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Mon Jul 19, 5:34 pm ET

NEW YORK – New York City police are seeking a bank robber who’s armed with a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers. The suspect strolled into a Manhattan bank last week while carrying the flowers. Police say he reached into the arrangement, pulled out a threatening note and handed it to a teller.

The note demanded $100 and $50 bills and warned, “Don’t be a hero.”

He was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing.

Police released a security photo on Monday of the man showing him standing at a counter while clutching the bouquet.

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Iowa man who just wanted a hug lands in jail (AP)

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Mon Jul 19, 5:06 pm ET

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Police arrested a man who they said punched another man who refused to hug him. Iowa City police responded to a report of someone being aggressive and punching cars Sunday night. The suspect, a 23-year-old man, told police he became upset after he tried to hug a man and was pushed away.

Police said the man punched and dented the hood of a car before punching the man he tried to hug.

Police said the man had a blood-alcohol content of .086. He was charged with simple assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a serious misdemeanor.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, Original article