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Monday, June 4, 2018

Man reunited with missing class ring 60 years later

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man using a metal detector has found another man’s class ring more than 60 years after he gave it to a high school sweetheart. The Worcester Telegram reports Aaron Doray met 80-year-old Robert Michaud in Worcester on Saturday to return his Cushing Academy class ring. Doray say he found the ring in March while using his metal detector in Leicester. He called Cushing Academy with hopes of finding the ring’s owner, and they linked him to Michaud. Michaud graduated from the school in 1954, and the ring was engraved with his initials. He says he gave the ring away when he was 19, figuring the girl later “threw it out the window.” Michaud says he is delighted to have his ring back, although he’s “terrible with rings.”

Teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle is charged

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland was charged Friday. He faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted. The school is in rural Preston, where the 2004 teen cult classic film “Napoleon Dynamite” was set. The Idaho attorney general’s office handled the investigation after Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson cited a conflict of interest. Several parents came forward to say Crosland fed the puppy to the turtle on March 7. Several weeks later, state officials seized the turtle and euthanized it as a nonnative species. Attempts to reach Crosland at the school Friday were not successful.

FBI agent whose gun went off at nightclub tested for alcohol

DENVER (AP) — Denver police say they’re awaiting lab results to help determine if an off-duty FBI agent could face charges after accidentally firing a weapon that dropped out of its holster while he was dancing at a nightclub. Police say in a statement Monday that they want to determine if alcohol was a factor. Prosecutors will determine whether the agent will face any charges in the shooting that wounded another man. The victim was taken to a hospital in good condition. Police have said the agent was dancing at the downtown club early Saturday when the gun fell from the agent’s waistband holster onto the floor. The firearm went off when the agent picked it up. His name has not been released. The Denver FBI has declined to comment.

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