A group of suburban Marylanders has finally chased off the devil.
As previously reported in Out There, the accursed residents of Satan Wood Drive in Columbia, near Baltimore, had finally decided to change their street name after nearly 30 years.
On April 14, salvation arrived in the form of a Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning (search) decision that the street would henceforth be called "Satinwood Drive," which was meant to have been the name all along.
"It's done, we're glad about it and we're happy campers now," resident Barbara Chapman told the Baltimore Sun.
Even better, it didn't cost the residents a dime — the town's developer picked up most of the $2,500 in fees, and the rest of the fees were waived.
"We're very excited, and it made us feel good that the county did this, because it's not a big issue compared to what they usually deal with," Paige Murphy, who's lived on the street for five years, told the Howard County Times.
Last week, a county crew installed two new street signs. Only one old one had to be replaced, because the other "Satan Wood" sign was stolen after news reports on the neighborhood in February.
"I'm having a devil of a time getting this sign off," a worker told WBAL-TV of Baltimore.
The neighborhood plans to have a block party in a couple of weeks.
"It's going to be nice to finally not have to say, 'Yeah, I live on Satan Wood,'" Fran Aycock said to WBAL. "I'm quite sure our housing prices will go up from this one-letter change."
— Thanks to Out There reader Debra L.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Police in Galveston didn't have to go far to make an arrest Wednesday night.
They said they found a man walking down a hall at the police station with a Taser (search) gun, a baton and an officer's cell phone. They arrested him.
Officers first became suspicious when they noticed an open door in the community service office. Seconds later, a man walked out of a training office down the hall.
The man surrendered to the officers without incident. He's charged with burglary.
Police Lt. Walter Braun said anyone burglarizing a staffed police station isn't "taking the NASA test to be a rocket scientist anytime soon."
— Thanks to Out There readers Bart and Terri H., Stephen C. and Micah C.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say modern technology foiled an old-fashioned bank robbery.
A teller placed an electronic Global Positioning System (search) device in a bag of stolen money, allowing police to track down a suspect in just 42 minutes Thursday.
"Around here [GPS] is still relatively rare," Hamilton County sheriff's office spokesman Steve Barnett said. "But with the advancement in technology and the continued success of catching bank robbers, soon I would hope that other financial institutions would jump on board."
Authorities said that after William Ingram, 46, left a U.S. Bank in suburban Colerain Township, the GPS device tracked him to a car dealership in Hartwell, where he was returning a Honda that he had borrowed for a test drive but actually used as a getaway car.
When Ingram was confronted, money began spilling from his pockets, officials said.
CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) — Two grizzly bear cubs wandered into a backyard in this Rocky Mountain Front community — prompting a bear lockdown at a nearby elementary school.
Chuck Gameon, principal of the Choteau Elementary School (search), said the bears didn't cause too much of a stir because many of the students are from ranches and, "They see lots of bears." But it did force the school to cancel recess Thursday.
In recent years, the school has had two or three bear-related lockdowns, he said.
A state bear specialist and deputies used rubber bullets to scare the bears. Sheriff George Anderson and Mike Madel of the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks followed the bears into a creek bottom on foot and chased them west.
Madel said the yearling cubs probably were searching for birdseed. Two yearling bears got into bird feeders northwest of town earlier this week, he said.
HOBART, Ind. (AP) — A tiny, ankle-nipping Chihuahua that recently had its name flashed around the globe, and in Out There, for halting mail deliveries is in hot water again.
The Hobart Humane Society (search) picked up Bobo last week for the third time this year after someone reported that the 4.5-pound dog was running loose once more, officials in the northern Indiana city said.
Bobo remained at the Humane Society on Wednesday evening, and former owner Vicki Seber said she hadn't been contacted about the dog.
Her mother had been keeping the dog at her home in Hammond, but recently gave the troublesome mutt away.
Seber was unsure who had the dog or whether it had been living in Hobart.
"I'm done with Bobo," she said at her home. "I don't own him anymore. We gave him a good home and apparently I wasn't the only person who couldn't keep him at bay."
City Judge William Longer agreed to suspend two $500 fines against Seber last month under an agreement that Bobo would not be caught running at large again.
Seber paid roughly $300 in court costs and vowed to solve the problem by keeping the dog at her mother's home.
"I've paid over $300 in the past month to bail him out, and I just can't do it anymore," she said. "It's just not worth it. I'm too busy of a person to worry about this little dog."
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A salvage yard employee saved five kittens from the crusher or a long road trip when he discovered the felines in a clothes dryer discarded during this city's cleanup week.
"I've found a lot of weird things, but never kittens," said John Sullivan, who has worked the past six years at Hazer's Auto & Truck Salvage (search).
Sullivan said he was awaiting another dump truck delivery Wednesday when he heard the meows. He followed the cries to a beat-up dryer and made the discovery.
If not for his find, the kittens would have been crushed along with their dryer or trucked for miles.
"These [kittens] could have been in Canada [Thursday] morning," he said.
Sullivan said there is no way to know where the dryer and kittens came from.
"I really don't think anybody stuffed them in there, but you never know," he said.
Sullivan said many people keep cleanup week items in their back yards or garages until collection time rolls around, and it is possible the dryer's owner had no idea the kittens were inside.
Compiled by FOX News' Paul Wagenseil.
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