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City Nixes Anti-Swearing Laws

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Oct. 5 (UPI) — Officials in an Illinois city said they have done away with a ban on public profanity as part of an effort to do away with outdated ordinances. The Park Ridge City Council voted to get rid of the law, which made it illegal “to use profanity in any […]

Pantsless Man, 18, Arrested At Messy Home

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) — Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man whose mother called 911 to report he was swearing at her during an argument about his messiness. Investigators said a 54-year-old Stamford woman called police Sunday night and reported her son, Luis Perez, 18, had started shouting profanities at her during […]

Bus Driver Allegedly Booted Crying Baby

HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Oregon’s TriMet bus system said it is investigating allegations a woman and her baby were kicked off a bus by a driver upset by the infant’s crying. Passenger Jennifer Chapman of Forest Grove said the female driver of the No. 57 TriMet bus, which serves Hillsboro, forced her and […]

Woman Sues Walmart Over 2 Cents, Wins $100

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania woman was awarded $100 in damages from Walmart over a 2-cent disparity between an item’s tagged price and its scanned price. Murrysville District Judge Charles Conway sided with consumer activist Mary Bach of Murrysville, whose civil suit against Walmart claimed the company intentionally charged 2 cents more […]

Students Want Leaf Blowers Banned

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Some students at a Florida college say they want leaf blowers banned in their county to cut down on noise and pollution. The Palm Beach State College students, who call themselves Students Against Volatile Emissions, or S.A.V.E., said they will urge Palm Beach County commissioners during Tuesday’s […]

Boss Offered Prize For Predicting Firings

BETTENDORF, Iowa, Oct. 4 (UPI) — An Iowa judge sided with former convenience store workers whose former boss offered prizes to employees who could correctly guess who would be fired next. Former QC Mart cashier Misty Shelsky of Davenport said she and other workers from her branch quit after William Ernst, 57, owner of the […]

Clerk Error Leads To $25 Million Lottery Win

LITHONIA, Ga., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Georgia woman said a store clerk’s error caused her to win $25 million in a recent Powerball lottery drawing. Kathy Scruggs, 44, of Lithonia, claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters. She said she asked the clerk at Shell Food Mart in Decatur for a Mega Millions […]

NYC Couple Raising Hens In Apartment

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) — A New York City couple are raising chickens in their one-bedroom apartment as a way of eating local in a city with little green space. Robert McMinn, 45, and Jules Corkery, 45, collect about two eggs a week from each of their three hens living in their Queens apartment, […]

Homecoming Queen Kicks Winning Field Goal

PINCHNEY, Mich., Oct. 3 (UPI) — The first girl to play on a Michigan high school’s varsity football team was crowned homecoming queen and then went out and kicked a game-winning field goal. Brianna Amat, a Pinchney High soccer star turned varsity football kicker, said she received a note at halftime of the Friday night […]

Lost Girl’s Glowing Necklace Helps Rescue

WOODSIDE, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) — Rescuers in California said a 5-year-old girl’s glow stick necklace and flashlight helped them locate her when she became lost in the woods. Huddart Park rangers, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol said the child wandered off Saturday while camping with her family on […]


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