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Giggles the Pig wins landslide victory in Mayoral race

A lawyer wants to enter his pet pig into the race for Flint mayor after a mix-up threatened to keep names of mayoral candidates off the primary election ballot.

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There’s a surprise in your granola … and it’s not exactly healthfood

Police are investigating how a packet of cocaine ended up in a Nature Valley granola bar.

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Michigan grad plans ‘Gump’ run

The nuclear engineering major is planning a coast-to-coast run over 100 days.

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Maybe don’t Instagram your robbery

STUPID CRIMINAL FILES: A man accused of robbing a Virginia Beach bank posted two videos and a photo of the incident to his Instagram account.

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Normally cake is served with ice cream – not gasoline

Police say a New Jersey man added more than eggs and flour to a birthday cake and nearly set his house on fire.

People dressed and made up as zombies take part in a traditional Zombie Walk in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Ohio college brings academic analysis of zombies to life

Students examine social order in the context of a zombie apocalypse and what the popularity of zombies says about humanity's future.

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Why vote for mayor when you can roll the dice?

A roll of the dice has determined who will be the next mayor in the South Dakota town of Platte.

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Turkey gives new meaning to the term ‘wild’

A Rhode Island woman thought a pipe burst when she returned home to find water pouring from her garage ceiling. But the culprit turned out to be an unusual houseguest.

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Rough day? Have a sewer beer

An Oregon utility is challenging home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and a special ingredient — treated sewer water.

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Texas A&M professor issues ultimate ‘epic fail’

An entire class is not making the grade.

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Truck, Freight Train Collide Near Blue Mound

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A truck driver was injured after he was hit by a freight train on Route 48 near the Macon/Christian County line.

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Florence Sentenced to 72 Years

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The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.