HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is offering its 38-foot-long fishing boat for sale on the online auction site eBay. The Courier reports the starting bid is $180,000. The auction ends May 18. Since taking office, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has criticized former Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois' decision to buy the... more »
CHICAGO - The University of Chicago has determined the source of a mystery package that the school received addressed to movie adventurer Indiana Jones. The school received a replica of the journal from the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" that was addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr. - better... more »
LANGHORNE, Pa. - Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay. Officials at The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., are seeking bids starting around $600,000 to offset steep budget cuts. The eBay listing describes the public alternative... more »
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Several alleged members of an upstate New York stolen goods ring that's blamed for the 2010 death of a comic book collector again entered not guilty pleas to federal murder and racketeering charges Tuesday after a grand jury revised its indictment. Neither alleged ring leader Rico Vendetti... more »
eBay banned the sale of free tickets to a concert to help the oil-stricken gulf coast. Jimmy Buffet and other stars will perform in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The free 35,000 tickets were grabbed up in a matter of minutes on Wednesday and then began showing up for sale on eBay... more »
A Florida company seeking a specialized boat for oil spill cleanup duty in the Gulf of Mexico found one at the eBay online auction site.
Midway Auto Inc. of Morganville, N.J., said it sold the 27-foot skimmer this week. Spokesman Dan Velba said the buyer will use it in... more »
A Monroe woman has pleaded guilty to selling about $175,000 worth of stolen merchandise over the Internet. Federal prosecutors say Stephanie R. Payne stole more than 11,000 items from a Monroe retailer between October and December 2009 and listed them for sale on eBay. Payne faces a maximum sentence of... more »