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Wanted man arrested after falling through ceiling PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 24 January 2014 10:51

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man wanted by Colorado authorities is in custody after he fell through a ceiling while being chased by police and took refuge in a bathroom.

Colorado Springs police say 27-year-old Andrew Stiern burst into Comfort Dental on Thursday and attempted to escape through the roof. But the attempt failed when he fell through the ceiling.

Police say he then barricaded himself inside a bathroom and refused to surrender. After negotiating with police, Stiern turned himself in.

Officers say they were trying to take Stiern into custody for three active felony warrants. Police say he's now facing additional charges.


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Baby doesn't wait, is born on sled in Pennsylvania PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 07:24

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman is going to have quite a story to tell her daughter about the day she was born.

Bella Sophia Bonanni was born on a sled at around 6 a.m. Wednesday in the city's Roxborough neighborhood.

"I woke up with contractions, they were about 10 minutes apart. So we thought we had plenty of time to go to the hospital," mom Shirley Kim Bonanni told WPVI-TV.

By the time she showered and was ready to go, the contractions were too quick and too strong for her to walk.

Her husband couldn't drive up their steep, hilly street, so Fabian Bonnani put his wife in their toddler's plastic sled and began pulling her to the car.

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Protesting Utah student pays tuition in $1 bills PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 07:17

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student says he paid his tuition bill with 2,000 one-dollar bills as a silent protest against the rising cost of college.

Luq Mughal brought a metal case full of greenbacks to the school Tuesday, the deadline for payment. He says he collected the cash from several banks.

Mughal tells The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1kY4Rij ) he spends weekends working to pay for his electrical engineering degree.

The 21-year-old says he gets a discount because his father is a faculty member and acknowledges his situation is far from the worst on campus.

Undergraduate in-state tuition rates have more than doubled in Utah over the past 10 years. Trustees set a 5 percent tuition hike this year, saying they needed to fund a cost-of-living raise for employees as state funding declines.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com


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Gust gaffe: Wyoming road sign warns 355 mph wind PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:48

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — It's windy in Wyoming, but still. Gusts of 355 mph and more?

That's what one electronic road sign said in Casper on Saturday. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says a sign operator working from Cheyenne meant to type "35+" but mistakenly added another 5.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/LU016c) the inflated wind gust message was posted for 17 minutes before the department noticed the mistake and corrected it.

The whirlwind on social media lasted longer.

One person posted a photo of the sign with the comment "CASPER WY. WHERE TORNADO ALLEY SEEMS PLEASANTLY BREEZY."

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com


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(Updated) Police 'like' wanted suspect's Facebook post PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 14:30

FREELAND, Pa. (AP) — Police in one northeastern Pennsylvania town really "liked" this Facebook post.

Officers in Freeland arrested 35-year-old Anthony Lescowitch on Monday night, less than two hours after he shared a wanted photo of himself and taunted police for not being able to find him, the (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader (http://bit.ly/1bg0cOK ) reported Tuesday.

Lescowitch shared the wanted bulletin minutes after Freeland police posted it on the department Facebook page Monday night, authorities said. He was being sought on assault-related charges.

An officer pretending to be an attractive woman then messaged Lescowitch, according to police. Lescowitch refused the offer of a drink but eventually agreed to meet for a cigarette, and was arrested at the agreed-upon location.

After the arrest, police posted this message: "CAPTURED!!!!!! SHARES OUR STATUS ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIMSELF, CAPTURED 45 MINUTES LATER."

Lescowitch, of Drifton, remained in the Luzerne County Jail Tuesday. Court records don't list a defense attorney for him, but show he faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 29 on charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident July 14.

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Information from: Times Leader, http://www.timesleader.com


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