Gambling nun jailed
A ROMAN Catholic nun has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for stealing nearly $130,000 (£87,000) from two western New York parishes to support a gambling addiction.
Sister Mary Anne Rapp was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and repay the money. The 68-year-old admitted stealing from St Mary's Church in Holley and St Mark's Church in Kendall from 2006 to 2011.
TERRY'S DAD CHARGED
THE father of Chelsea football star John Terry has been charged with carrying out a racist attack on a man after a scuffle in the City of London.
Ted Terry (59) was arrested earlier this year following the incident on Fenchurch Street in capital's Square Mile. However, yesterday he was charged with two racially motivated offences l at Bishopsgate Police Station.
Flushed out of toilet
A man was discovered hiding inside a septic tank beneath a women's toilet at a US park.
Kenneth Enslow (52) was arrested after a woman took her daughter to the cubicles in Oklahoma and noticed a man looking up at her from inside the toilet. The man, who was covered in human waste, was sprayed with a fire hose and taken into custody after the incident at White Water Park, near Tulsa.
SURPRISE CASH BONUS
Three people using the drive-through at a fast food restaurant in Michigan got something more valuable – $3,600 in cash.
An employee at Taco Bell in Grand Rapids mistakenly passed it to them instead of their food. They returned it a short time later. The money had been in a store bag for deposit at a bank.
TRAVIS 'CRITICALLY ILL'
US country music legend Randy Travis is in critical condition in a Texas hospital because of complications from a virus, the singer's publicist said on Monday.
Travis (54), one of the best-selling country music artists in the US, is suffering from viral cardiomyopathy, which he recently acquired, Travis' publicist said in a statement.
LAURYN HILL JAILED
singer Lauryn Hill has begun her three-month prison sentence in the US for failing to pay about $1m in taxes. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut.
Hill, who started her singing career with the Fugees as a teenager in the 1990s before releasing her album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill', pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on earnings from 2005 to 2007.