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Semi on Walkway

Crews worked to remove a semi-tractor trailer from the entrance of a foot bridge at Lake Park in Milwaukee's historic Lake Park district. The driver of the truck, who authorities that he had been following directions from his GPS on Tuesday, has been fined $579.80 for reckless driving and failure to obey signs, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mike De Sisti)

Man proves he’s not dead in Michigan, gets to vote

LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Dale Hopfinger ran into a problem while trying to vote in Michigan: He was told he was dead.

An election worker even told him that local records listed the date of his demise as Sept. 25. After some persuasion, Hopfinger says officials finally allowed him to cast a ballot last week in Lee Township.

Hopfinger told WNEM-TV he’s been working to figure out what happened, and that the Social Security Administration told him it was likely a clerical error. The 48-year-old planned to visit a Social Security office in Bay City to try to settle the issue.

Tractor-trailer stuck in park, driver blames GPS

MILWAUKEE — A man who drove his tractor-trailer onto a walkway at a Milwaukee park, getting it stuck on a foot bridge, says his GPS device is to blame.

The 50-year-old driver was cited for reckless driving and failing to obey road signs, which carry nearly $580 in fines.

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Milwaukee County sheriff’s officials say the Indiana man drove the truck onto a walkway at Lake Park. The truck had a 53-foot trailer.

The truck got hung up on a peninsula behind the North Point Lighthouse along Milwaukee’s lakeshore. The mishap damaged several trees and concrete railings on two pedestrian bridges.

WTMJ-TV reported that crews were later able to remove the truck.

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Troopers warn of underwear bandit in Alaska town

KODIAK, Alaska — An underwear bandit is actively stealing women’s undergarments in Kodiak, Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers say there’s been a rash of burglaries reported lately. People have returned to their homes to find items — mostly women’s underwear — missing.

Fisherman Hannah Clark told Kodiak radio station KMXT that she began noticing items had been moved around in her home when she returned from fishing trips last summer. But she didn’t connect those incidents to her missing underwear until she heard the news recently.

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