He ate the homework, too
A western Pennsylvania man who blamed his dog for causing an apartment fire has been jailed on charges that he set the fire himself. Police have yet to specify how that happened, but they say the fire didn't start the way Saparo claimed. He allegedly told police he was cleaning and had several fans running at the time, only to have his dog knock over one of the fans which, somehow, started the fire.
Some residents in Bethel, Alaska, may have thought their pleas of, "Yo quiero, Taco Bell!" had finally been heard. Yellow flyers announcing the opening of the fast food restaurant started showing up in this southwest Alaska community of 6,200 people last week, complete with instructions of how to apply for a job. BUt it turned out to be an elaborate hoax, with a fake phone number and website listed on the flyer.
Tackling a problem with poetry
Arizona transportation officials are getting the message out about dust storm safety - in precisely 17 syllables.The Arizona Department of Transportation is encouraging Twitter users to tweet haikus around the theme safe driving in haboobs - severe dust storms that hit Phoenix in the summer. So far they've seen more than 30 entries and are re-tweeting some of the best ones.