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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bagged lunch sparks inmate fight in courthouse holding cell

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A dispute over a banana and a cookie apparently sparked a fight between two inmates in a holding cell at a Pennsylvania courthouse. Authorities say 18-year-old Ryshawn Crawford and a 35-year-old man were at the Indiana County courthouse for unrelated matters on Friday when Crawford said he wanted the other man's bagged lunch. The other inmate gave Crawford the sandwich but refused to surrender the other two items. Crawford then allegedly attacked the other man, who wasn't seriously injured. The fight was quickly broken up by sheriff's deputies and Crawford was charged with assault, harassment and strangulation. Crawford is serving a five-year state prison sentence term for robbery conspiracy. The other inmate is in Indiana County jail on a DUI-related charge.

Repaired Al Capone statue returned to Arkansas bar

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A dapper-dressed statue of gangster Al Capone has been repaired, repainted and returned to an Arkansas bar after a failed attempt to steal the welcoming figure. The Sentinel-Record reports the redone statue was returned Saturday to a seat near a bench outside The Ohio Club in Hot Springs. The Club’s website describes the business as the oldest bar in Arkansas, established in 1905 and Capone was a known visitor. Investigators say two men in March tried to snatch the statue but dropped and broke it. Both were charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief. Club owner Mike Pettey says it cost $3,500 for repairs. Part of Capone's white suit has been painted black. About $2,500 generated through T-shirt sales, celebrating Capone's return, will be donated to the Garland County Historical Society.