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Road to Hell getting a little smoother this summer PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 06:31

HELL, Mich. (AP) — The road to Hell is going to get a little better this summer.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports (http://bit.ly/1nLmqm1 ) a half-mile of traffic- and weather-beaten Patterson Lake Road leading to the Michigan community about 45 miles west of Detroit will be overhauled this construction season.

Mike Craine, Livingston County Road Commission's managing director, says they'll be "smoothing the road to Hell."

The cost of the $150,000 project will be shared by the road commission and Putnam Township. Patterson Lake Road is part of a winding roadway extending from Putnam Township through Hell and west into Gregory in southwestern Livingston County.

The road to Hell last got a makeover in 2010. The project is one of a number in the county to repair heavily traversed roads.

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Information from: Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, http://www.livingstondaily.com


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Thieves take everything — even the kitchen sink PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:04

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Everything has been stolen — including the kitchen sink — from the kitchen of a model house in Kansas.

Police say thieves stripped the kitchen of the Clayton Homes unit in south Wichita, taking all the upscale appliances, the wooden cabinets from the walls and, of course, the sink.

General manager Kevin McCracken says the model unit was nearly ready for display when the theft occurred, sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday.

KWCH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nBM9NP ) that the missing appliances, cabinets, counters and sink, along with the cost of repairing the damage, amounts to a loss of several thousand dollars.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/


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Police: Man 'armed' with potato arrested PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:50

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police have arrested a man who allegedly wielded a potato disguised as a gun during a robbery attempt last week.

WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/QCQan7 ) 34-year-old Gary Deming of Cranston was arrested on robbery charges. Authorities say he pretended he had a gun when he demanded money from a convenience store and dry cleaner April 21.

The convenience store manager chased him off with a baseball bat. A dry cleaner employee gave him a fake $20 from a decoy register.

The station reports Deming is also accused of breaking into his sister's home on the same day as the alleged potato incidents. She told police he took a purse, debit card and $100 in cash.

A telephone listing for Deming couldn't be found. It's not clear if he has legal representation.


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Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 08:11

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.

The "Atari grave" was, until that moment, a highly debated tale among gaming enthusiasts and other self-described geeks for 30 years. The story claimed that in its death throes, the video game company sent about a dozen truckloads of cartridges of what many call the worst video game ever to be forever hidden in a concrete-covered landfill in southeastern New Mexico.

The search for the cartridges of a game that contributed to the demise of Atari will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the biggest video game company of the early '80s.

As a backhoe scattered a huge scoop of 30-year-old trash and dirt over the sand, the film crew spotted boxes and booklets carrying the Atari logo. Soon after, a game cartridge turned up, then another and another.

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Baby found on road now back home PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 26 April 2014 21:12

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Police say a baby found crawling across a busy four-lane street in northern Utah after his 7-year-old sister took him out of his crib is safely back home.

The driver who rescued the 1-year-old boy about 5:45 p.m. Friday returned him to his mother and called police in Brigham City, 60 miles north of Salt Lake City.

The unidentified mother told police she was resting and had put the infant in a crib to sleep.

Police say her 7-year-old daughter took the baby out to play and he somehow got out of the backyard.

They say the baby crawled less than a block when he was found in the lane closest to the sidewalk.

Police say charges are unlikely, but the case has been turned over to the Division of Child and Family Services.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 April 2014 08:15
 
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