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Friday, August 10, 2018

Bronze Archie statue honors artist for hometown anniversary

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — A life-size bronze statue of a redhaired, freckle-faced Archie is now greeting visitors at a New Hampshire town in honor of a local man who drew the comic book character and his group of wholesome teenage friends. Bob Montana illustrated Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead from 1942 until his death in 1975 at age 54. He lived for 35 years in Meredith, a town of about 6,000 residents in the heart of the state’s Lakes Region. The statue of Archie sitting on a park bench was commemorated Thursday in Meredith’s Community Park to coincide with the town’s 250th anniversary.

School demolition crews unearth 124-year-old time capsule

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — Construction crews tearing down a former middle school in Massachusetts have found a 124-year-old time capsule. Crews found the time capsule under one of the front steps of the former Swampscott Middle School. The capsule is dated April 28, 1894, the day the school was dedicated. It contains two newspapers, remnants of military uniforms from the Civil War, a war medal and names of locals who served in the war. Planning Board Chairwoman Angela Ippolito says they were aware the time capsule existed but weren’t sure where it was located. She says the discovery was “quite a thrill.” She says they hope to put the items on display at Town Hall.

Bremerton woman arrested after husband stabbed with sword

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton woman has been charged with second-degree assault after authorities say she stabbed her husband in the arm with a samurai sword. The man called police early Wednesday morning and was later flown to a Seattle hospital. The man told police that he had been fighting with his wife and demanded that she leave their house. He says the woman grabbed the sword mounted on a wall and impaled him as he ran up to her. According to police, the sword caused a 4-inch (wound down to the bone.