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Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, December 8th

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities in New Jersey say a motorist who repeatedly told police she was "looking for New Jersey" has been charged with drunken driving.
Port Authority police say officers approached 31-year-old Karol Andino around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after the North Bergen woman stopped her car near the Holland Tunnel entrance in Jersey City and got out of her vehicle.
When she told them she was "looking for New Jersey," the officers told her that's where she was. But Andino continued to say she was "looking for New Jersey," and she was charged a short time later.
Authorities say Andino's blood alcohol level was .25 percent. The state's legal limit is .08 percent.
A phone number in Andino's name rang unanswered Monday afternoon. It's not known if she has retained a lawyer who could comment on her behalf.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Police say an Albuquerque man wanted his mother's traditional New Mexican stew so much he broke into her home and stole it.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that 23-year-old Jonathan Ray was arrested recently after he ignored his mother's orders to stay away from her posole and ran off with the holiday dish.
According to a criminal complaint, Ray sent his mom a text message saying he wanted some of her posole but she told him no.
The complaint says the mother later found her gate and garage broken and a pot of the posole missing.
Ray was arrested on a residential burglary charge. Court records didn't list an attorney for Ray.

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BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) -- The Salvation Army says someone has placed a wedding band and a diamond engagement ring worth $3,500 in one of its holiday red kettles in Massachusetts.
The charity said Tuesday that the anonymous donation made last week in the town of Billerica, about 20 miles northwest of Boston, is reminiscent of a series of donations of expensive jewelry last winter.
Salvation Army officials called the rings "an incredible gift" that will help pay for food pantries, soup kitchens and other holiday outreach to the needy.
Last December, a widow's donation of her wedding and diamond engagement rings in Boston touched off a wave of similar giving that wound up raising more than $30,000.
The Salvation Army says it hopes to raise $3.4 million in this year's red kettle campaign in Massachusetts.

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PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man who may have hidden as officers investigated reports of two suspicious men in a Florida community targeted by recent burglaries was killed by an 11-foot alligator.
Brevard County Sheriff's Maj. Tod Goodyear says 22-year-old Matthew Riggins told his girlfriend he would be in Barefoot Bay to commit burglaries with another suspect. Authorities received calls Nov. 13 about two suspicious men in black walking behind homes and investigated. Riggins was reported missing the next day.       
Goodyear said sheriff's divers recovered Riggins' body 10 days later in a nearby lake and the injuries were consistent with an alligator attack. Authorities said Riggins had drowned and the alligator, which behaved aggressively toward divers, was trapped and euthanized.     
Florida Today reports a second person has been taken into custody.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man wanted for failing to signal a lane change ran from Tulsa police and stopped to get a haircut before being arrested.
The Tulsa World reports that the 27-year-old man was arrested Sunday on several complaints, including eluding police after a felony conviction and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
Police say they saw the man's car cross several lanes of traffic and a police officer tried to pull him over. They say after a pursuit, the man got out of his car and ran to an apartment complex. Police later found the man inside an apartment.
Officers noted the man "sported a freshly clipped head with extremely short hair" despite reportedly having a "large amount of hair" when running from his car.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a father and son stole more than $40,000 worth of chicken wings from a New York restaurant where they worked and sold them on the street or to other businesses.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old Paul Rojek and 33-year-old Joshua Rojek, both of Syracuse, were caught stealing wings from the Twin Trees Too Restaurant in Syracuse.
Deputies say both men were employed as cooks when they placed numerous chicken wing orders with the restaurant's wholesaler. Officials say the Rojeks would later pick up the orders and resell them at a reduced price.
Deputies say the men billed about $41,000 worth of wing orders to the restaurant's account between last February and Nov. 21.
Both have been charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records. It couldn't be determined if they have lawyers.

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WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) -- Talk about a big catch: A self-employed Cape Cod shellfisher has won $10 million playing the lottery.
The Massachusetts State Lottery says William Young, Jr., of Wellfleet is the second person to win the top prize in the lottery's new "$10,000,000 Mega Fortune" game.
Young opted to pocket cash winnings and received a one-time payment of $6.5 million before taxes.
The lottery said Tuesday he plans to use his winnings to help his family and invest.
It said the winning ticket was sold at an Express Mart on Route 6 in Wellfleet.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A railroad conductor became a choral conductor last week when he found his commuter train was carrying the Yale Glee Club.
Dan Rubins, the Glee Club president, says they were on a Metro-North train headed back to New Haven, Connecticut, from a concert at the Yale University Club in New York on Friday night. That's when conductor Bob McDonough asked them to sing.
"I'm the conductor, let me conduct," he says on video recorded by club member Greg Suralik and posted on Facebook.
The group then breaks into the "Carol of the Bells," much to McDonough's delight.
Rubins says the group also had McDonough as their conductor on the way to New York and had sung for him then.
He says the Glee Club also performed for passengers waiting for their trains at Grand Central Station.

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The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man who was speeding, naked, in a Cadillac. Officers say he was going about 110 miles per hour along Alligator Alley, driving on and off the road. There were three women in his car with him.
Police caught up to the car near Naples. 
When they stopped the car, officers say they saw an open 12-pack of Corona in the front seat, and arrested 33-year-old Noe Dejesus, who was naked. 
Police say Dejesus smelled like alcohol, he couldn't speak clearly, and he nearly fell over when he got out of the car to put his pants on. 
Officers arrested him for a DUI and for driving without a license. 

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A new study says Taylor Swift's music might make Chinese food taste better. 
Yup, you read that right. 
A University of Oxford professor says he the pop star's tunes actually enhance a meal of Chinese food, Bruce Springsteen's music makes Indian food taste spicier, and classical music makes Italian food taste better. 
His study used 700 people who listened to music from six genres and rated food on a scale from 1 to 10.
Researchers found while some foods have obvious musical connections, others don't. They say apparently chili compliments rock n' roll, the jazz of Nina Simone and Frank Sinatra are good with sushi, but hip-hop and RnB don't make an impact on different tastes. 

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