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January 7, 2019

MISSING ENGAGEMENT RING RECOVERED

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in two months, police in New York City have reunited a couple with an engagement ring that ended up being dropped into a sidewalk grate. The most recent recovery happened last week, where a couple’s diamond ring ended up being dropped into a sewer grate near Times Square. NBC New York reports that officers spotted the ring in the grate and, with the help of the fire department, pulled it out. The couple was reunited with the ring on Friday, the day after it was dropped. Last month, the NYPD found another engagement ring — and returned it to the couple.

TV ANCHORS TO MARRY

CINCINNATI (AP) — They usually report the news. But a pair of TV anchors in Cincinnati is making news — because they’re pairing up as a couple. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Sheree Paolello (pah-LEL’-loh) and Mike Dardis of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati have announced that they are engaged. Dardis popped the question on Dec. 28 — and announced their engagement on Friday. Paolello told Twitter “the man I was looking for has been sitting next to me the whole time.” They say they had immediate chemistry when Dardis joined the broadcast team in 2012 and started dating in 2017. They plan to marry either in late spring or early summer.

WHAT THE ...

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A restaurant in the town of Keene, New Hampshire, has decided to remove its sign. And it’s not because of the food. The Vietnamese restaurant serves a dish called Pho. Those familiar with the specialty know that it is pronounced “fuh” — but it’s the rest of the sign that has raised concerns. The restaurant uses the name of the soup, followed by the words “Keene Great.” And yes, it sounds just like you think it does. The city manager says the sign does that on purpose — and wants it gone. Owner Isabelle Jolie disagrees, saying she doesn’t think the restaurant name is offensive. Both sides plan to meet soon to see if they can resolve the matter.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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