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August 30, 2018


Police: Pair stole trash cans around Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men are facing charges after police say the pair went on a spree of stealing trash cans around Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports 50-year-old Kenneth Brooks and 19-year-old Nicola Weydeveld were arrested Sunday after a security guard spotted them pushing rolling trash carts with trash cans inside from the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

A criminal complaint says police found the two men next to the two carts with other trash carts loaded inside.

Court documents say Weydeveld told police he intended to use the trash carts for personal use.

Police say one stolen bin was valued at more than $3,200.

The men were ordered held on an unsecured bond of $2,500 each on larceny charges. It was not known if they had attorneys.


Classmates can’t find time capsule buried 30 years ago

COLOMA, Mich. (AP) — Former classmates reunited in Michigan to uncover a time capsule buried 30 years ago, but they couldn’t find it.

The Herald-Palladium reports that the seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours on Sunday digging outside Coloma Junior High in southwestern Michigan.

Tracy Gilmer says she remembers putting a Michael Jackson cassette in the box, along with assignments in an accelerated writing-and-reasoning program, including a flag for a fictional country. A teacher, Sandi Sanders, says information about the capsule was filed away but lost.

Coloma Superintendent Dave Ehlers says the box may have been unearthed earlier when work was performed to alleviate flooding behind the school.

The group still might use a metal detector and keep hunting.


Supermarket shopper shocked by surprise snake on cart

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake on her shopping cart while picking out produce at a New York supermarket.

Laura Walitsky says she was at Wegmans in Pittsford on Monday evening when her daughter spotted the hitchhiking reptile wrapped on the bottom of her cart. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports the woman then walked the cart outside and had her daughter tell customer service there was a snake on it.

Walitsky was able to flag down two employees who removed the snake and placed it in a nearby wooded area. A Wegmans spokesperson said in a statement that “this was an isolated incident.”

Biology professor Bradley Cosentino identified the pictured snake as a non-venomous milk snake, a common snake species.


Indiana couple weds at ‘A League of Their Own’ stadium

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) — Two baseball fans have tied the knot at a southern Indiana baseball stadium that features in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.”

Kristopher Weisheit and Brittany Birk took their vows Saturday at home plate in League Stadium in Huntingburg. Their groomsmen and bridesmaids lined up along the first and third baselines.

The (Jasper) Herald reports that the wedding was the first ever held at League Stadium. Maintenance foreman Dale Payne says he’s “surprised that nobody had asked before then.”

The venue was the home stadium to the Rockford Peaches in the 1992 movie about a women’s baseball league during World War II, starring Tom Hanks and Madonna.

It is in this movie that Hanks, playing team manager Jimmy Duggan, yells the immortal line: “There’s no crying in baseball!”

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