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Published: Tue, March 26, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

oddly enough

Teen sentenced to not say ‘bingo’ for 6 months

COVINGTON, Ky.

Calling out “bingo” when you don’t have one can get you in trouble in northern Kentucky.

Ask Austin Whaley.

The 18-year-old man recently was sentenced to refrain from saying “bingo” for six months. That’s because he and several other teens did that at a Covington bingo hall.

An off-duty police officer working security cited Whaley for second-degree disorderly conduct. The affidavit stated the prank disrupted the game for several minutes and alarmed patrons.

Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus didn’t send Whaley to jail but told him to not even use the word for a while.

Grothaus told The Kentucky Enquirer that Whaley was a good kid who hadn’t been in trouble before. He said the court also must have a sense of humor.

Pa. caretaker charged with drinking old whiskey

GREENSBURG, Pa.

Fifty-two bottles of well-aged whiskey disappeared between his lips, police said, and now it’s time for a western Pennsylvania man to settle up.

John Saunders, the former live-in caretaker of a Pittsburgh-area mansion, faces criminal charges for purportedly drinking more than $100,000 worth of the owner’s whiskey.

Owner Patricia Hill found nine cases of whiskey hidden in the walls and stairwell of the century-old Georgian mansion built by coal and coke industrialist J.P. Brennan after she bought it in 2012. The Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey was produced in the early 1900s by the nearby West Overton Distilling Co.

Scottdale police told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Saunders drank dozens of bottles of whiskey valued at $102,400 by a New York auction house.

Saunders, 62, of Irwin, was charged with receiving stolen property and theft. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Man finds knife in back 3 years after stabbing

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

A Canadian man was just scratching what he thought was an old itch this week when it turned out to be a knife blade that had been buried in his back for almost three years.

Billy McNeely said last week it all goes back to an April, 2010, birthday party in his home town of Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. McNeely got into a fight over an arm-wrestling contest and was stabbed five times. A doctor stitched him up back then and never took X-rays.

Ever since, McNeely would set off metal detector, and he’s had a lump in his back where the knife went in. It never stopped nagging him and grew more painful last week.

Doctors dug out a blade measuring about 2.7 inches.

Associated Press


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