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Offbeat Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys
The Salvation Army in Boston says a former bell ringer has offered to pay $21,000 for two rings that a widow dropped into a red donation kettle in hopes they'd be sold to buy toys for poor children.
Offbeat 11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida 11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida
Arkansas police say an 11-year-old girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but that authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia after her parents reported her missing.
Offbeat Officials: Woman had cocaine in custard packages Officials: Woman had cocaine in custard packages
Authorities say a woman arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport was carrying something extra in the packets of custard and milk powder in her luggage — cocaine.