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Mad Minute stories from Thursday, July 7th

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CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) -- Officials say a New Jersey woman found a winning lottery ticket worth more than $470,000 while preparing to file her taxes.
The state lottery announced on Thursday that Yokasta Boyer, of Clifton, found the Jersey Cash 5 ticket from an April 2015 drawing and was able to file her claim about two weeks before the ticket expired in April.
Boyer says she had her brother verify the winning numbers after finding the ticket.
Boyer, who has a full-time and part-time job, says she plans to pay off her debts and spend more time with family and friends during the coming Christmas holiday season.
The ticket was bought at the Quick Mart in Clifton.

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YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for having sex so loudly it shook her neighbor's furniture, then threatening her row house neighbors for complaining.
Twenty-five-year-old Amanda Marie Warfel has been jailed since March 22.
The York Daily Record reports the woman pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 45 to 90 days in jail, which she's already served but remained jailed for another case.
Warfel said during the hearing that she just wanted to go home and regretted her neighbors weren't in court because she wanted to apologize to them.
Warfel had pleaded guilty previously to disorderly conduct and harassment charges based on the same complaints.
Police say Warfel's neighbor has dealt with the issues for two years.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old man turned himself in to Fort Lauderdale police after his mother recognized him in surveillance video circulated by detectives who were looking for a suspect in a string of drug store robberies.
A police report says Keith Fitzgerald Knowles Jr. told investigators his mother showed him the video footage of the robberies and he admitted that it was indeed him.
Knowles was booked into jail on Sunday and remained in jail Thursday with bond set at $45,100. He's charged with robbery, theft and battery on a person over 65.
Investigators had released the videos showing a series of robberies at Walgreens stores across Broward County in June in hopes of tracking down the suspect.
Jail records don't list a lawyer for Knowles.

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PARIS, Ark. (AP) -- An inmate who escaped a northwestern Arkansas jail, showed up at a nearby bar a week later, ordered a beer and declared he was turning himself in.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 45-year-old Shaun Higham turned up Tuesday night at Mitch's Place in Paris, about 6 miles from the Logan County Jail. He was wearing a dirty prison uniform and covered in insect bites.
Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks says there had been no sightings of Higham since he picked a lock and fled the county jail on June 28.
The bar's owner called police, saying Higham was there and that he wanted to turn himself in. Higham was drinking a beer when police arrived. He surrendered without incident.
Paris is about 90 miles northwest of Little Rock.

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TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Wearing saggy pants could get expensive in tiny Timmonsville, South Carolina.
A new town ordinance outlaws wearing sagging pants, trousers or shorts that intentionally display a person's underwear. After initial warnings, third and subsequent offenses carry a fine ranging from $100 to $600.
Town administrator Mary Bines says the ordinance, which also bans nudity, passed the Town Council 5-1 on Tuesday night.
The sagging style has been popular for years among young people and hip-hop artists.
The text of the law says the town about 70 miles east of Columbia wishes to maintain decorum on its streets. Council members have also said the ordinance is aimed at helping young people make better choices.

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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- Officials say hackers temporarily changed the message on a southern New Jersey roadway sign to the word "poop."
The Press of Atlantic City reports the word flashed repeatedly on Wednesday in Mays Landing on an electric message board near a road construction project. The message remained until state Transportation Department officials contacted the contractor responsible for the sign and asked that the word be removed.
Officials say message boards are secured with locks to prevent vandalism.

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MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - A mayor in a Mississippi city has decided not to banish a pet pig while its owner is on military duty in Iraq.
The Sun Herald reports that Moss Point Mayor Billy Broomfield has saved the bacon, so to speak, of Patrick the pig.
Patrick's owner, Otis Lundy, will be deployed with the Air Force until this fall, and a friend is taking care of his pets. Patrick is 7 years old, and Lundy had him for years before a local ordinance banned pigs in the town.
Lundy's home is a few blocks from City Hall, and an animal-control officer saw Patrick while responding to a complaint about a dog.
After a social media uproar about the possibility of Patrick being confiscated, the mayor declared the pig could stay.

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FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) -- A feral cat nicknamed "Little Bear" has forged an unlikely friendship with an aging bear at a California zoo.
The black cat with a clipped ear is rarely far from 18-year-old Sequoia, one of Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary's largest black bears. Zookeepers tell the Sacramento Bee that Little Bear joins the lumbering Sequoia as he lounges in the shade or wanders through his enclosure. They've even shared meals.
If the bear is sleeping in the grass, then Little Bear is invariably a few feet away.
Little Bear is part of a colony of feral cats living at the zoo. Lead senior zookeeper Jill Faust says she suspects the cat feels comfortable around Sequoia because the bear's arthritis has slowed him down.

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MIAMI (AP) - Police in Florida say a woman squirted pepper spray in the eyes of a beauty supply store employee who was showing her pricey human hair extensions.
The woman grabbed the $450 package of hair extensions while three other women grabbed more extensions before running from J & C Beauty Supply store in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood on June 22.
Miami police on Wednesday released surveillance video from the store in an effort to identify the suspects. The footage also shows one of the women grabbing a cellphone before shoving the employee.
Store owner John Gao tells the Miami Herald the employee is shaken up but otherwise OK. He says he's hoping police capture the women, adding that he's had people steal from him before but "never like this."

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GASTONIA, N.C. - A Gastonia, N.C. couple were arrested early Monday morning after police say they threw pizza rolls at each other.
At around 1 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a home in the 3100 block of Spring Valley Drive in Gastonia.
When officers arrived, the couple told them they got into an argument that led to the tossing of pizza rolls. Brad Scott Beard, 24, and Samantha Brook Canipe, 21, were each charged with simple assault in the incident.

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