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Las Vegas Hotel Sued Over Legionnaire’s

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Six people have sued a Las Vegas casino resort, charging they contracted Legionnaire’s disease while staying there. The lawsuits name the Aria hotel, CityCenter, the development where it is located, MGM Resorts, which has a 50 percent interest in City Center, and Tutor Perini, the general contractor, the Las […]

Some Sex Abuse Charges Dropped In Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A judge has dismissed many of the child sex abuse charges against a former Oklahoma City police sergeant accused of molesting teenagers. Maurice Martinez, 45, said Tuesday after the hearing that he expects to be acquitted when the case goes to trial, The Oklahoman reported. He remained in […]

Sex Trafficking Bar Owner Gets 30 Years

MCALLEN, Texas, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A Mexican man has been sentenced to 30 years in a U.S. prison for luring three teenage sisters to Texas and forcing them into prostitution. Beleal Garcia Gonzalez, who owned El Paraiso Bar in Mission, Texas, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, was also ordered Tuesday to pay $230,000 […]

Court: Marijuana Business Can Be Shut Down

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A medical marijuana operation that allows patients to sell their excess supply can be shut down as a public nuisance, a Michigan appeals court ruled Wednesday. The three-judge panel reversed a lower court’s finding that Compassionate Apothecary was in compliance with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. The court […]

Stolen Bike Back After 15 Years

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A Swedish woman whose bicycle was stolen 15 years ago said she was shocked when police called her to report the bike had been found. Agneta Wallen, 34, said the bike was stolen in 1996 after she parked it near the Galve business where she worked at the time […]

Experts To Probe Ghost Reports At Museum

NAPLES, Italy, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Officials at the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy said experts are being brought in to investigate reported paranormal happenings at the facility. The museum said the experts, identified only as university professors, will arrive in September to investigate claims of supernatural activity, ANSA reported Tuesday. However, museum director […]

Man Shares 70-Year-Old Beef With Neighbors

ESKILSTUNA, Sweden, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A Swedish man said he hosted a meal for his neighbors and served beef that had been placed in a glass jar by his family more than 70 years ago. Eskil Carlsson said the beef was placed in a jar during food shortages in 1939 or 1940 by his […]

Box Of Light Bulbs Shuts Down City Hall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a suspicious package that led Jacksonville City Hall to be shut down for more than 3 hours was filled with light bulbs. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said workers in the City Hall mailroom reported the package at about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday after a scan showed […]

Dog Swallows $10,000 Worth Of Diamonds

ALBANY, Ga., Aug. 24 (UPI) — The co-owner of a Georgia jewelry store said $10,000 worth of diamonds that went missing were found in the stomach of a four-legged worker. Chuck Roberts, co-owner of John Ross Jewelers in Albany, said the small dog, Honey Bun, is only supposed to greet customers, but he swallowed a […]

Men Found Sleeping In Caskets

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Police in Tennessee said workers at a funeral home called 911 when they discovered two men sleeping in caskets in a storage area. Investigators said the workers at Weaver’s Funeral Home in Bristol discovered the men sleeping at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and the suspects fled through a window […]


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