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Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Nevada newspaper van carjacker nabbed after drive past paper

ELKO, Nev.

A carjacker who stole a newspaper delivery van in northeast Nevada was arrested after he drove past the newspaper’s office.

The Elko Daily Free Press posted a story on its website Thursday warning subscribers deliveries might be delayed because of the crime.

Undersheriff Ron Supp says the van’s driver was loading a newspaper rack at a Ryndon convenience store on Interstate 80 about 3 a.m. when a man pushed him to the ground and stole the van with emblems of Elko’s companion paper, the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.

The carjacker headed east on I-80 but a short time later, a Free Press employee saw it pass the Elko office.

Deputies pulled over 45-year-old Roland Reynolds of Elko and booked him on suspicion of grand larceny, robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Deer defense! Man fights a speeding ticket by using novel argument


A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation – the officer’s radar gun may have picked up a deer.

The Newburyport Daily News reported that Dennis Sayers, of Haverhill, was clocked going 40 mph in 30 mph zone in West Newbury in November. He got a $105 ticket.

He appealed in court Thursday, asking Officer Royster Johnson if he was 100 percent sure his radar captured Sayers’ speed or the speed of a deer that could have been in the vicinity.

When confronted by the skeptical judge, Sayers replied that anything was possible. The fine was upheld.

Deer, by the way, can run approximately 30 mph.

Brr! Winter nights in Austria are cold for naked cyclist


Bike riders know the challenge of dressing warmly when pushing the pedals in sub-freezing temperatures. One man in Austria didn’t even try – he was naked.

State broadcaster ORF says the biker – nude and drunk – was detained after a nighttime joyride that included trying to steer his cycle through the revolving door of a hotel, pulling a fire alarm and then dropping his bike to sprint through part of the southern city of Villach with police in hot pursuit.

Not much else was hot. ORF said Tuesday that temperatures dipped to 8.5 degrees Jan. 23, the night of the caper.

Associated Press