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DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A baby raccoon that got stuck head-first in a sewer grate is free thanks to the quick and slippery work of some city workers in suburban Detroit.
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — A construction billboard inside a New Jersey mall has come down after a protest that its message about wolf whistles treated sex harassment as a joke.
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.
BURKE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a man died after he broke into a home by smashing a glass window and was severely cut as he climbed through it.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jailers in Atlanta have a challenge for inmates: Get past the new locks being tested on cell doors and win free food.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After failing to stop the debut of ABC's "The Glass House," CBS is trying another tactic against its competitor: sarcasm.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah police officer fired for dropping his pants and flaunting a green Speedo during a "Princess and the Frog" skit at a school is getting his job back.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man had to be rescued after he climbed a tree for exercise but got stuck upside down by one leg.
UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A woman told police she drove her car into a sand trap on a Massachusetts golf course because her GPS sent her the wrong way.
LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio are trying to identify a candy thief who has stolen hundreds of dollars in peanut butter cups from a gas station store.