FILE - A Nov. 7, 2012 file photo provided by the Livingston County Sheriff, shows Raulie Casteel. A jury has been seated for Casteel who is charged with a series of shootings in 2012 on and off Interstate 96 in Michigan. Jury selection wrapped on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Livingston County Circuit Court in Howell. The state attorney general's office is prosecuting him on terrorism and other charges. (AP Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Department)

Mich. shootings suspect: Wanted to send a message

A man charged with firing a gun at vehicles along the Interstate 96 corridor in Michigan did so because he believed motorists were part of a government conspiracy against him…

Kansas man is hit by train, gets up and walks away

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man who was walking along railroad tracks wearing headphones was hit by a train that he didn’t hear approaching behind him — but that he got back up and kept…

W. Pa. man upset over $100 fee for road kill bear

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is upset that he had to pay $100 to claim the carcass of a bear he killed with his truck — but the Pennsylvania Game Commission routinely charges fees for…

GA school cancels classes because of great weather

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The headmaster of a school in Columbus says he plans to cancel classes Friday because of great weather. The off day at Calvary Christian School is the result of a commitment headmaster Len McWilliams…

Car hauled from depths of Mass. reservoir

WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) — State police have hauled a submerged car from the second largest body of water in Massachusetts that may have been there since the 1970s. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was discovered Wednesday in an…

Packwood woman stung by bee runs over self

PACKWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Packwood woman was stung by a bee as she was getting into her SUV, and then while trying to get away from the bee she fell to the ground and the car ran…

Old cast-off: Mastodon tooth found in donation box

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan charity that collects donated clothing, shoes and other items for low-income residents got a really old cast-off in a donation box: A mastodon tooth. The remains of the extinct relative of…

Pup stuck in NY sewer turns out to be false alarm

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A frantic effort to save what was believed to be a puppy trapped in an upstate New York city’s sewer system has a happy ending. That’s because there was no trapped puppy, just a…

Mass. lawmaker pulls support from ‘cursing’ bill

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A state lawmaker who co-sponsored a bill that could have gotten police officers fired for cursing or using racial slurs while interacting with the public has withdrawn his support of the proposal. State Rep.…

Police: Pa. heist suspect stopped to bum cigarette

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a bank robbery suspect was nervous when a construction worker saw the suspect throw his shirt in a trash container — but not so harried that he didn’t stop to bum a…