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Man with 14 DUI convictions found passed out at stoplight, sheriff says
A man who had been convicted 14 times of driving under the influence was arrested again. Lee Edward Collins, 73, smelled of alcohol and was passed out in his vehicle at a stoplight in northwest Lincoln about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday when deputies approached him. — Omaha.com
Maryland girl impaled by metal rod while sledding
Authorities say a 10-year-old girl is in serious condition after she was impaled by a metal rod while sledding in Jarrettsville, north of Baltimore. — WTOP
Virginia wife charged after allegedly shooting husband during domestic dispute
The huge gash on 68-year-old Mary Jane Betts’ forehead is startling to see, but even more bizarre to hear is how deputies believe it got there. “We believe that she inflicted some wounds upon herself to make it look like she was acting in self-defense, but it appears that’s not the case,” said York-Poquson Sheriff J. D. Diggs. — WTKR
Screaming male pig concerns neighbor in Maine
The screams of delight from a male pig placed with five receptive sows led to an erroneous report of an assault last week. A woman in China, Maine called police Jan. 27 after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a home separated by woods just a short distance away. The caller feared she had overheard domestic violence at the home. — Morning Sentinel
Ancient ash volcanoes entombed Chinese dinosaurs
The dinosaurs, birds, and early mammals found in the fossil beds of northern China are famous—both for their exceptional preservation and for their incredible diversity. But no one knew how they died or why hundreds of creatures from different habitats were buried together on ancient lake floors. Now researchers say they were likely killed by a series of volcanic eruptions more than 120 million years ago. — National Geographic
Cheers, jeers erupt for “Jeopardy” player Arthur Chu
If you've been watching Jeopardy lately you've seen Arthur Chu tear up the game and stir up chatter. And if you haven't, here's what you missed. Chu, 30, an insurance compliance analyst and aspiring actor, has won $102,800 in four Jeopardy! appearances. — USA Today
Why Hollywood stars turn to Heroin
Philip Seymour Hoffman. Cory Monteith. Janis Joplin. River Phoenix. John Belushi. Those are some of the Hollywood names that will forever be attached to heroin, after all five of the performers overdosed and died after taking heroin or a combination of heroin and cocaine. — ABC News
Fewer kids die in crashes but it's still too many, CDC says
Better car seats, air bags and seat belts have helped cut the number of children who die in car crashes by 43 percent since 2002, federal researchers say. But more than 9,000 children died in car crashes over the past decade and fully a third of them weren’t wearing seat belts. — NBC News
Parents often underestimate children's weight
Half of parents with an overweight or obese child think their kids are slimmer than they actually are, according to a new review of past studies. In 69 studies of more than 15,000 children, researchers found many parents with an overweight child thought their son or daughter was at a healthy weight or below. Others with an obese kid thought the child was normal or just a bit heavy. — Reuters
California educator accused on YouTube of sexual abuse charged with 16 felonies
A California educator who authorities say is the person accused in a YouTube video of sexual abuse by a former student was charged Monday with 16 felony counts of child sex abuse, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said. — CNN
Obama's internet plan for schools speeds up
President Barack Obama touted progress Tuesday on his push to provide classrooms with high-speed Internet connections as he announced public and private funds that will give more students access to educational technology and the next generation of broadband and wireless networks. — The Wall Street Journal
45 arrested, 16 juveniles rescued in Super Bowl prostitution bust
Forty-five people were arrested and 16 juveniles rescued in a two-week crackdown on prostitution in the New York-New Jersey area leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said on Tuesday. — Reuters
Target data breach went on longer than thought
Target’s big holiday data breach wasn't quite over when the company originally said it was over. In testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Target Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan said the company has learned software on another 25 checkout machines continued to steal payment card data three days after Dec. 15, the date by which the discounter had said the malware was removed from its system. — The Wall Street Journal
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Counties undermine prison efforts
California counties are confounding the state’s court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Boy buried by avalanche tried to bite his way out
An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to “lick and bite” his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep.
Set clocks ahead for daylight saving time
A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It’s time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill
In late December, President Barack Obama’s new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a few ideas of his own, including a request for more social events with lawmakers at the White House.
Plea for peace and Ukraine’s independence in Sochi
In the fading light in the mountains above Sochi, the athletes and flags from Russia and Ukraine appeared side by side Saturday, united by success on the opening day of action at the Paralympics as the discord between their nations deepens.
Oil slicks spotted in hunt for jet with 239 aboard
Vietnamese air force planes spotted two large oil slicks Saturday in the region where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, the first sign that the Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard had crashed.
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Department of Labor hosting job fair in Rock Spring
The Georgia Department of Labor is preparing to host a career expo featuring 45 employers in northwest Georgia.
Copperheads appear on rise as kingsnakes decline
As kingsnakes decline in localized areas of the Southeast, the abundance of one of their common meals — the venomous copperhead — seems to be increasing.
Prosecutors: General coerced captain into affair
With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements began Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general — believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
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