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August 13, 2015

East Texas Man Guilty Of Assault Gets Life In Matrimony

Tyler, TX (AP) An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life in matrimony.

KLTV-TV reports 21-year-old Josten Bundy pleaded guilty on July 2 to assault with bodily injury for a February fistfight with the ex-boyfriend of 19-year-old Elizabeth Jaynes.

Bundy tells the Tyler television station that the man ``had been saying disrespectful things’’ about Jaynes, so he challenged him to a fight and punched him twice in the jaw.

Smith County Court-at-Law Judge Randall Rogers sentenced Bundy to probation on the condition that he marry Jaynes within 30 days. Otherwise, it would be 15 days in jail.

Reluctantly, Bundy and Jaynes applied for their marriage license and scheduled a date with a justice of the peace.

Bunk On Battleship During Pope’s Philadelphia Visit

Camden, NJ (AP) Visitors looking for a place to stay during Pope Francis’ trip to Philadelphia have an unusual option.

The Battleship New Jersey is offering 400 bunks for $75 per person for a night between Sept. 22 and Sept. 26. Those are the same bunks where sailors slept.

The price includes breakfast and dinner. Guests also will get a tour of the ship and a ride in a flight simulator.

But there are no showers available.

The ship is docked in Camden, across the river from Philadelphia and less than a mile from the Ben Franklin Bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic, but open to pedestrians and bicyclists during the pope’s visit.

The battleship was launched on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Man Takes Backpack Stuffed With Dirty Socks To Drug Deal

Adrian, MI (AP) A southeastern Michigan man who brought a backpack stuffed with dirty socks to a couple looking to buy a pound of marijuana is facing prison.

The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports the fraudulent July 8 marijuana sale in Lenawee County’s Raisin Township was described Wednesday in Circuit Court when Michael Rafael Suarez of Ypsilanti pleaded guilty to false pretenses.

The 33-year-old says he “didn’t bring any weed” and instead had “a bag of dirty socks.” He faces up to 71/2 years in prison when sentenced Sept. 3. An Ypsilanti couple who say they accompanied Suarez pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Police stopped the three and a man told officers that he and his girlfriend were robbed. Authorities say $2,800 in cash was taken during the would-be drug deal.

Planning A Robbery? Don’t Call 911 First!

Branchburg, NJ (AP) Authorities say a man planning a burglary inadvertently dialed 911, allowing dispatchers to listen in on his conversation.

Somerset County prosecutors say Branchburg police received the errant call on July 27, but were unsure of the caller’s location. They learned that the phone number had recently been assigned to 42-year-old Scott Esser, of Elizabeth.

Esser was arrested Wednesday, after he allegedly entered a Stafford Township home. He’s now charged with that burglary and others in Branchburg and Berkeley Heights.

Authorities say the Branchburg robbery occurred the same day Esser allegedly made the inadvertent phone call.

Esser’s bail was set at $100,000 and it wasn’t known Saturday if he has retained an attorney.

Sneaky Pups Start Fire In Attempted Cupcake Grab

Altoona, PA (AP) Police say dogs trying to get at a box of cupcakes left on top of a stove apparently started a small fire in a central Pennsylvania home.

The landlord tells police in Logan Township that he stopped by his tenants’ home to let out the dogs about 8 p.m. Sunday.

That’s when the landlord saw a small stovetop fire and called firefighters.

Police say it appears the dogs were trying to get into the cupcakes and not only knocked off the stove’s control knobs, they also turned on the stove, causing the fire.

The fire has been ruled accidental. Nobody was hurt.

Logan Township is near Altoona, about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Pope Learns Tasty Secret Of Joy From Tiny Grandma

Vatican City (AP) Pope Francis says when he wanted to know the secret of being joyful he asked a ``tiny granny with shining eyes’’ and got an unexpected answer: homemade ravioli.

Addressing a Catholic youth organization Friday, Francis recounted how during one of his public audiences in St. Peter’s Square, he made his driver stop the popemobile so he could chat with a petite 92-year-old woman whose joyful eyes caught his attention.

Francis recalled saying, ``Tell me your recipe’’ for joy.

She replied: ``I eat ravioli,’’ then added: ``I make them.’’

The pope urged young people to value the elderly for their often surprising perspectives on life. He adds that he experiences ``deep joy’’ in finding true peace in the Lord.

Paraglider Prompts Strange Sky Chase After Jail Fly Over

Castaic, CA (AP) A midair traffic stop? Almost, as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s helicopter pursued a powered paraglider that had just flown past a jail, raising concern.

A KABC-TV helicopter captured the brief chase that took place when the man in the paraglider flew near Los Angeles County’s Pitchess Detention Center Monday.

Jail deputies saw the fly-by and a sheriff’s helicopter began following him. He at first didn’t obey orders to stop, but landed a few minutes later near a paintball playing field

A sheriff’s statement says the 67-year-old was very apologetic and said he hadn’t heard them because of the motorized fan at his back. He said the winds took him near the jail.

Authorities say they’re still investigating, but the man had no contraband, was not spotted dropping anything and was not arrested or cited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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