Friday, March 25, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Woman falls asleep at drive-thru
A Tampa Bay-area woman faces several charges after authorities say she passed out while she and three children waited at a Burger King drive-thru.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that employees called authorities Tuesday night after watching 27-year-old April A. Musson fall asleep in her car. Children -- ages 1, 3 and 5 -- were also in the vehicle.
The sheriff's office says deputies found an oxycodone pill and marijuana on Musson, and she told them she had smoked marijuana earlier that day. Musson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, child abuse, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Try fitting this cable bill into the monthly budget
An Ohio man says Time Warner Cable told him he owed the company $16.4 million.
Daniel DeVirgilio, of Beavercreek, says his payment was rejected because it wouldn't cover the total. His bill is usually $80.
DeVirgilio wanted to watch the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16 but didn't expect it to cost a million dollars per team. He jokes he should have added Showtime to his channels because the charge of a few extra dollars doesn't seem big in comparison.
Time Warner says human error is to blame for the payment problem. Officials say a worker typed the wrong amount owed, and a letter to DeVirgilio was automatically generated. They're working to resolve the issue.
2 arrested for meth after car runs out of gas
Two Missouri men are facing charges after the car they were in ran out of gas -- and responding officers allegedly found a mobile meth lab.
Maries County deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person on Route 68 near St. James around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Sheriff Chris Heitman says deputies found a vehicle that had run out of gas.
They then found the two men from the car, along with components of "shake-and-bake" meth, which is typically made by shaking up ingredients in a 2-liter soda bottle. Both men are now jailed.
2,500 stolen rubber ducks
Police in the western Chicago suburb of Yorkville are searching for thousands of stolen yellow rubber ducks.
About 2,500 ducks were taken sometime this week. Police say several of the toy ducks have been found on a Yorkville roadway since they were stolen. Police ask anyone who finds a duck to return them.
The Yorkville Citizens Police Academy planned to use them for its annual charity "Duck Pluck."

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