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Drug Seller Wrong-Number Texts Deputy

NEBO, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) — Authorities in North Carolina said they arrested a woman whose wrong-number text about a drug deal was received by a sheriff’s deputy. The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy P.V. Alkire received a text message Thursday night from a number he did not recognize from a sender who identified […]

Michigan Fan Proposes At OSU Stadium

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 12 (UPI) — An Ohio man who has been a lifelong University of Michigan fan said he braved enemy territory to propose to his girlfriend inside Ohio State’s stadium. Johnny Wakefield, who said he inherited his love of the Wolverines from his Detroit native parents, said he paid $150 to rent Ohio […]

Threats Prevent Arkansas Turkey Drop

YELLVILLE, Ark., Oct. 11 (UPI) — A traditional Arkansas turkey drop was aborted this year following threats from an animal rights group and the Federal Aviation Administration, observers said. Fans gathering in downtown Yellville were in high anticipation at the 66th annual Turkey Trot festival Saturday as an unknown aviator dubbed The Phantom Pilot circled […]

Seattle ‘Superhero’ Arrested

SEATTLE, Oct. 11 (UPI) — The self-proclaimed “superhero” known as Phoenix Jones, Guardian of Seattle, was arrested on suspicion of assault, police said. Seattle Police Detective Jeff Kappel said officers were called to First Avenue and Columbia Street after 2:30 a.m. Sunday by a group of men and women who said the suspect had walked […]

Lights Go Out In Michigan City Of Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., Oct. 11 (UPI) — Failure to pay a multimillion-dollar utility bill has left the town of Highland Park, Mich., without street lights, officials said. Most of the small city’s street lights have been repossessed by crews from DTE Energy as part of a settlement that allowed the city to avoid paying $4 […]

Paper Gets Accidental Traffic Ticket Fax

BELLEVILLE, Ill., Oct. 11 (UPI) — An Illinois sheriff’s department records clerk who sought to have a college student’s speeding ticket dismissed accidentally faxed the request to a newspaper. The Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat said it received a fax from St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department records clerk Joann Reed asking for a speeding ticket to be […]

Doctor Apologizes For $73,000 Ring Lawsuit

HOUSTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) — A well-known Houston doctor said he was dropping a lawsuit seeking a $73,000 engagement ring from his ex-fiancee and he will pay her legal fees. Tony Buzbee, an attorney for Nichole Johnson, released a statement from the woman’s ex-fiance, Dr. Craig Fischer, chief of digestive surgical oncology and associate professor […]

Judge To Teens: ‘Pull Up Pants’

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) — A New York judge who often deals with teenagers said he was so tired of seeing them with saggy pants that he taped a notice to the defense table. City Supreme Court Justice Eduardo Padro said he affixed the “Pull Up Pants” sign but he still often has to […]

France Bans Ketchup In Schools

PARIS, Oct. 8 (UPI) — The French government said it is banning ketchup from being served with any dishes except fries in all school and college cafeterias. Officials said the ketchup ban, which also stipulates fries can be served a maximum once per week, is aimed at promoting healthy eating among the country’s youngsters, the […]

Some Find Skywriting Art Project ‘Creepy’

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) — The non-profit behind a popular elevated park in New York has taken credit for skywriting messages such as “Last Chance” and “Lost Our Lease.” Friends of the High Line, the non-profit that turned a former elevated freight railroad spur into the High Line park, said the skywriting messages Sunday, […]

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