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This April 20, 2019 photo provided by the Scott County, Mo., Rural Fire Protection District shows a novel approach the district is using to recruit new firefighters. The county is trying to recruit new firefighters with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside one of its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmets!!" KFVS-TV reports that the Scott County Rural Fire Protection District's chief, Jeremy Perrien, says most advertisements are "kind of boring." He says that's why they "wanted to add some humor to it" and "try to catch people's attention." Perrien says they're short about 15 firefighters. (Jeremy Perrien/Scott County Rural Fire Protection District via AP)
Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmet'A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmet."
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Emirati woman wakes up from stupor after 27 yearsA woman from the United Arab Emirates whose apparent awakening from a 27-year-long stupor has grabbed international headlines is a rare but not unique case, one of the German doctors who treated her says
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FILE - In this March 23, 2012, file photo, Ned S. Gilmore, collections manager of vertebrate zoology, shows a hellbender salamander in the collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal salamander that can grow to be more than two feet long. The House voted 191-6 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to grant the honor to the Eastern hellbender, and Gov. Tom Wolf's office said he plans to sign it. AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
'Snot otter' named Pennsylvania's official amphibianPennsylvania's new official amphibian is a slimy, 2-foot-long salamander that needs clean streams to thrive
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5-year-old Michigan boy calls 911 to ask for McDonaldsA 5-year-old Michigan boy had a craving for McDonald's but his grandmother was sleeping so he called 911 and made a request
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Colorado TV tech charged after giving customer 'bear hug'A Colorado television technician is facing felony charges for allegedly hugging a customer tightly
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Road crew misspells 'school' in school crossingA road crew in Florida should get an "F" for spelling, painting "S-C-O-H-O-L" in a crosswalk outside a school.
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Police: Man returns home, finds naked stranger on couchPolice say a Tennessee man returned home to find a naked stranger sitting on his couch drinking juice
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Sheriff's officer corrals donkey on interstate near ChicagoIt wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago
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Snakes in office force Liberia's president to work from homeSnakes in office force Liberia's president to work from home; fumigation has begun
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Paddleboarder guilty of assaulting surfer in wave disputeA paddleboarder has been convicted of assault for hitting a surfer with his paddle during an argument over a wave off the Southern California coast
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'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in ColoradoA scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs
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Deputies look for naked burglar who stole from Little LeagueAuthorities in Florida are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves
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