Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80-mile detour this weekend

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend.
The detour will run from 9 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday as crews close the toll road between the New Castle and Cranberry interchanges.
That's being done so crews can demolish and replace a bridge in New Sewickley. New construction techniques are being used to replace the bridge quickly.
But the closure also means motorists who try to use that stretch of turnpike will be detoured onto Interstates 376, 80 and 79 to get around it.
Motorists are urged to avoid that stretch of turnpike this weekend, but especially during peak travel hours, because major delays are expected.

Pequeño sismo remece Hollywood, Los Angeles y Twitter

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LOS ÁNGELES (AP) — Un pequeño terremoto con epicentro justo a las afueras de Los Ángeles tuvo su réplica entre los internautas del sur de California.

El sismo de magnitud 3,6 se registró alrededor de las 23:20 de la noche del lunes, dijo el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos. El epicentro estuvo a unos seis kilómetros (3,6 millas) al noroeste de Westwood. Aunque el movimiento telúrico no tuvo potencia suficiente para causar grandes daños, docenas de personas lo reportaron, agregó.
Algunos con experiencia en terremotos comentaron el del lunes en Twitter, entre ellos algunas personalidades de Hollywood.

Pierogis made for Broadway find new home in restaurant

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NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show attendees.
The New York restaurant is called Samovarchik and is located on the Lower East Side.

The New York Times reports it offers a menu of Russian specialties, including the pierogis made for the musical.
"Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" served pierogis to audience members at the beginning of the show. The musical is an adaptation of a segment of the novel "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy.
The menu is based on recipes of Lena Gambourg, the mother of producer Roman Gambourg.

Man dressed as clown running for city council seat

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BOSTON (AP) — A man dressed as a clown is running for a city council seat in Boston.

The Boston Herald reports that Roxbury resident Pat Payaso will be on the November ballot along with seven other candidates for an at-large city council seat. The candidate's last name means clown in Spanish.
Payaso donned a rainbow wig, red nose and clown makeup in recent campaign photos and videos on social media.
The newspaper reports he registered his campaign with the state in April and has $45 in his campaign account.
City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George says that Payaso is making a "mockery" of the election. Payaso didn't immediately comment.

Michigan lottery tickets with 4 zeroes are worth $5,000

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When are four zeroes worth $5,000? When four zeroes are the winning numbers in a Michigan lottery drawing.
Officials say 1,079 players had winning tickets in Michigan's Sunday evening Daily 4 game. Each ticket is worth $5,000.
It's the first time that four zeroes were drawn in the game, which has been played since 1981. Each play costs a dollar. The Daily 4 game is played twice a day every day.

Boleto de lotería con cuatro ceros gana $5.000 en Michigan

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LANSING, Michigan, EE.UU. (AP) — ¿En qué momento cuatro ceros se convierten en 5.000 dólares? Cuando son los números ganadores en un sorteo de lotería en Michigan.

Funcionarios dijeron que 1.079 jugadores contaban con boletos ganadores en el sorteo Daily 4 de Michigan realizado el domingo. Cada boleto obtuvo un premio de 5.000 dólares.
Es la primera vez que salen cuatro ceros en el sorteo que se realiza desde 1981. Cada boleto cuesta un dólar. El Daily 4 es un sorteo que se realiza de manera diaria dos veces al día.

Man jumps on alligator near campsite to aid police capture

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GLOCESTER, R.I. (AP) — Authorities in Rhode Island have captured an alligator hanging out near a campground.
WJAR-TV (http://bit.ly/2y8pvob ) reports that motorists spotted the 4-foot-long alligator near the Holiday Acres Campground in Glocester on Saturday.
Police, animal control and the state Department of Environmental Management responded to the scene after receiving calls.
Police caught the wayward reptile with the help of a man who jumped on top of it. Authorities say no one was hurt during the capture.
Environmental management officials took the alligator away. Investigators say it's unclear how the alligator ended up in Glocester.
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Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com

Cops: Man who didn't want to drink alone breaks in with beer

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STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man who didn't want to drink alone forced his way into a woman's home and sat down with two 12-packs of beer.
Thirty-nine-year-old Sean Haller, of Stewartstown, faces charges including criminal trespass and remained in the York County jail on Monday.
Southern Regional police say a woman called them on Sept. 12 to report Haller had entered her home and refused to leave. Police say Haller had done the same thing in another woman's home earlier that day.
Police found Haller in the second woman's home and say he refused to leave, even though there were children inside. They say officers had to go inside and get him.
He faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 1.

Koala survives 10-mile Australia trip in wheel arch

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ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in a wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches.
The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of Adelaide, Australia, and he heard some unusual cries.
After seeing the koala in the wheel arch, he immediately called animal rescuers, who removed the wheel and eventually extricated the frightened but very lucky animal.
"You think you've seen it all. No, I've never seen anything like that and it's absolutely incredible," said Fauna Rescue worker, Jane Brister.
The koala suffered superficial injuries and was covered in grease from under the car.

Dog that disappeared in Florida in 2016 is found in New York

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FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York.
A woman who said she found the German shepherd-Jack Russell Terrier mix brought it last week to a Long Island and New York City rescue group called Bobbi and The Strays, which traced its microchip and tracked down its astonished family in West Palm Beach, Florida.
"I had said many times, 'They're going to find that dog. They may not find that dog alive, but somehow, some way, they're going to find the chip on that dog and they're going to be calling us,'" Rick Moneck told The Associated Press in a phone call on Saturday. Nonetheless, the news came as quite the shock.