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Florida Teacher Fired After Allegedly ‘Ordering Hit’ On Seventh-Grade Student

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. (UPI) — A Florida school board has decided to fire a teacher who allegedly ordered a group of six boys to attack a younger student to “teach him a lesson.” During the incident, seventh-grade student Radravious Williams told teacher Dru Dehart that he “wished he could curse out teachers someday.” She […]

Oklahoma Gun Range Hopes To Be First In The State To Sell Booze

OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) — An Oklahoma business is hoping to make history by becoming the first gun range in the State to have a café that serves alcohol. When the state-of-the art indoor range at Wilshire Gun opens in Oklahoma City this spring, owners hope that the 24 firearm lanes, 10 archery lanes and classrooms […]

North Korean Officials Visit London Hair Salon About Kim Jong Un ‘Bad Hair Day’ Ad

LONDON (UPI) — North Korean embassy officials visited a London hair salon after the business put up a poster with leader Kim Jong Un’s face on it offering discount haircuts. The M&M Hair Academy posted Jong Un’s picture accompanied by the phrase, “Bad Hair Day?” “We put up posters for an offer for men’s hair […]

Illinois Garden Center’s Business Increases After DEA Agents Raid Home Of Customer

CREST HILL, Ill. (UPI) — After DEA agents raided the home of a customer who had purchased organic fertilizer for an edible hibiscus plant, the owner of an Illinois garden center thought his business would wither up and die. As it happens, customers have been coming back to Midwest Hydroganics in Crest Hill in droves. […]

Australian Driver After Hitting Biker While Texting Behind The Wheel: ‘I Just Don’t Care’

KOROIT, Australia (UPI) — An Australian driver who pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to dangerous driving after using her phone 44 times prior to hitting a cyclist has been fined $4500 and lost her license for nine months. Kimberley Davis’ sentence might have been more lenient had it not been for her comments […]

Texas Woman Arrested After Failing To Stop And Talk To Police Officer

WHITEHOUSE , Texas (UPI) — A Texas woman who was approached by a police officer who was “acting suspicious” was arrested after she failed to stop and talk to him. Melissa Bonnette was out for a walk on Friday morning when a Whitehouse Police Department officer pulled up alongside her on a motorcycle and asked […]

New Jersey Man Sets Out On 224-mile Run To Boston To Honor Marathon Bombing Victims

BOSTON (UPI) — A New Jersey man set off on Sunday to run 224 miles to Boston with the hope of arriving by Saturday before running the Boston Marathon — another 26.2 miles — on Monday. Larry Grogin ran the Boston Marathon last year and was just about the cross the finish line when the […]

Pot Vending Machine To Debut

AVON, Colo. (UPI) — A Colorado company has introduced the first-ever marijuana vending machine, which will soon be put to use at a dispensary in Eagle-Vail, Colo. The so-called Zazz machine was produced by Stephen Shearin’s company, American Green, and was delivered to the Herbal Elements dispensary Friday. The dispensary debuted the machine to the […]

Pregnant Women Who Took Antidepressants Linked To Higher Autism Risk In Boys

BALTIMORE (UPI) — Boys whose mothers took antidepressants such as Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft while pregnant, were almost three times more likely to have autism spectrum disorder. Rebecca A. Harrington and Li-Ching Lee of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Rosa M. Crum of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Dr. Andrew W. […]

Postpartum Depression A Risk For Young Dads Too

EVANSTON, Ill. (UPI) — In analyzing health data on 10,623 young men, ages 24 to 32 — data collected as part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health — researchers at Northwestern University found that depression symptoms went up by an average of 68 percent during the first five years of fatherhood. While most […]

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