COUPLE CHARGED FOR SPENDING OVER $100K IN ACCIDENTAL DEPOSIT
MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple who police say went on a spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited $120,000 into their account are headed to trial.
State police tell the Williamsport Sun-Gazette that Robert and Tiffany Williams, of Montoursville, spent most of the money on items like an SUV, a race car, two four-wheelers, and a camper. Police say the couple also paid bills and gave friends $15,000.
BB&T bank contacted the couple June 20 after realizing the error, telling the couple they were responsible for returning the funds. After they failed to repay the money, the bank took legal action.
The couple faces felony theft charges.
As they arrived at court Monday, Robert Williams told WNEP-TV they "took some bad legal advice" and "it probably wasn't the best thing in the end."
No trial date was set.
NUMBERS GAME: MISSOURI COUPLE WINS 2ND BIG LOTTERY PRIZE
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Don't try telling Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace that lightning doesn't strike twice, not after the Missouri couple won a big Lottery prize for the second time — and narrowly missed out on a second multi-million dollar payout.
The Missouri Lottery says the Farmington couple matched four of five white-ball numbers drawn, plus the Powerball, in the Sept. 4 Powerball drawing. That earned them a $50,000 prize.
The same couple won a $3.7 million Lotto jackpot prize in 2007.
In the latest win, Jimmie Lovelace bought his ticket at a County Mart store in Farmington.
The winning numbers for the Sept. 4 drawing were 4, 8, 30, 52, 59, and the Powerball was 2. Lovelace missed out only on the number 8.
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is estimated at $50 million.
SC COUPLE FINDS CIVIL WAR CANNONBALLS WASHED UP BY DORIAN
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A couple combing a South Carolina beach after Hurricane Dorian thought they'd discovered a large rock, but soon realized they'd stumbled upon two Civil War-era cannonballs lodged in the sand.
Aaron Lattin told news outlets that he and his girlfriend encountered the 150-year-old relics on the edge of Folly Beach, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Charleston, Friday night.
Folly Beach Police Chief Andrew Gilreath confirmed to news outlets the couple had found an 8-inch (203-millimeter) cannonball and a smaller 3-inch (76-millimeter) shell that'd been uncovered by the storm that swept up the coast last week. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal experts inspected the artifacts and deemed them safe.
Following 2016's Hurricane Matthew, 16 cannonballs washed up at the same beach.
MICKEY SAVES DAY FOR BOY WHO USED VACA FUNDS DORIAN VICTIMS
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 7-year-old Florida boy made national headlines when he emptied his savings to help feed hurricane evacuees. Now Mickey is paying it forward.
Jermaine Bell saved for a year to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom, but when he saw the terrifying storm, he decided to use his trip money to buy hundreds of hot dogs, chips and bottled water for evacuees. He had been visiting his grandmother in South Carolina at the time.
Florida Today reports he waved a sign by the road and passed out refreshments to drivers fleeing the city.
On Sunday, he found Mickey Mouse and several characters on his Jacksonville doorstep, holding balloons. They gave him a Lion King-themed cake to celebrate his 7th birthday and a VIP getaway for later this month.
Jermaine says, "Be strong and if you do good things, you will be rewarded."
POLICE K9 BITES BYSTANDER IN RAPID CITY
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police in Rapid City, South Dakota, have offered to pay a man's medical bills after the department's dog bit the wrong person.
Officers were trying to track down a man wanted on a warrant Saturday and were using the K9 to find him. They knocked on doors in one neighborhood and told residents to stay inside since the dog was in use.
The Rapid City Journal says the dog, running off its leash, followed a scent into a backyard and bit a bystander in the leg. The man police were looking for was found in a shed over the fence from the backyard.
FLORIDA SCHOOL FINDS BEARDED DRAGON IN STUDENT'S BACKPACK
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student's backpack.
In a Facebook post, Bay County School District officials say they found a bearded dragon in the middle school student's backpack Monday.
The school says they put the reptile in a box until an adult could take him home. The student said they brought the lizard, named Jango, to school because they didn't want him to be sad home alone all day.
The school reminded parents to check their children's backpacks before sending them out the door.
U OF TENNESSEE SELLS DESIGN OF BULLIED BOY'S HOMEMADE SHIRT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida boy who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt now has fans of his own.
News outlets report the Knoxville school is now selling shirts featuring the boy's hand-drawn design, which also has been painted onto the Rock, a longtime 97.5 ton campus landmark made of dolomite stone. The school's VolShop website says a portion of sales proceeds will be donated to the STOMP Out Bullying nonprofit.
The boy's teacher shared his story on Facebook, noting that his excitement for his school's college colors day turned to devastation after he was bullied at lunch last week. Her widely shared post led the school to send the boy a care package filled with heartfelt notes and Vols gear that he shared with his class.