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Published: Fri, July 4, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

oddly enough

W.Pa. police seek owner of abandoned prosthetic leg

GLASSPORT, Pa.

Police in one western Pennsylvania borough are working on an unusual lost-and-found case involving a prosthetic leg.

Glassport police Lt. Ron Benoit tells KDKA-TV that investigators haven’t been able to determine whether the artificial limb was lost or stolen since a motorist found it lying along a road June 21.

Police know the limb’s serial number and say it was manufactured by Hanger Inc., a leading manufacturer of prosthetics. The company won’t release information about the serial number except for recall notices, but police are hoping to use the number and a shoe found on the leg to identify the owner.

The lieutenant says, “It’s an expensive piece of medical equipment. We’d like to get it back to its rightful owner.”

Letter written in Maine 83 years ago is delivered

SKOWHEGAN, Maine

A letter written by a Maine schoolteacher in 1931 to her mother 150 miles away finally has been delivered — 83 years later.

Twenty-three-year-old Miriam McMichael sent the nine-page letter from Houlton to Dollena McMichael in Pittsfield. Both women since have died.

The letter was lost and only recently found at the Pittsfield post office. Postal worker Michelle Rowell found it and tells the Morning Sentinel she knew it was old because of the 2-cent stamp.

The postmaster and town officials tracked down the family, and the letter now is in the hands of 69-year-old Ann MacMichael, of Cornville, Miriam’s niece and Dollena’s granddaughter. The spelling of the family name has changed.

MacMichael says the irony is that the writer apologizes for not writing sooner.

Associated Press


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