Saturday 14 December 2019

Unusual prom date

A US high school student was the envy of his friends when he turned up for the prom with a cheerleader from an American football team.

Mike Ramirez tweeted Houston Texans cheerleader Caitlyn, asking: "If I get 10,000 retweets will you go to prom with me?" She responded: "Of course I will." And just 27 hours later the high school senior had a date.


Seattle police are looking for a man suspected of stealing the toilet tank from a Subway sandwich shop while staff prepared his family's meal.

The man went to the shop with his family and, after placing an order, he entered the restroom and remained inside even after his wife knocked on the door, then left without him.


A club at an elite US university has dropped its sponsorship of a satanic mass after condemnation from community leaders.

The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club backed the event, but were criticised by the Archdiocese of Boston and the university president. After a rethink, the club cancelled their sponsorship.


A man was arrested after he drove to a Louisiana state police headquarters to file a report – while he was drunk. Officers said Patrick Ruffner (31) called state police saying his vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver. He was told to come in and fill out a crash report.

When Ruffner got out of his SUV, an officer smelled alcohol and gave him field sobriety and breath tests. He was charged with driving on a suspended licence and driving while intoxicated.


Law enforcement negotiators in one US state are getting training in the art of texting in case they need it to help defuse violent and unpredictable situations

A New York state police spokeswoman said texting was not ideal in a crisis but, if it was all they had, troopers would use the option. She said situations had arisen enough times in the last five years to warrant the special training.


A Lady Gaga concert in Dubai in September will be censored to respect cultural traditions, the Gulf News reported yesterday.

The singer, who is known for her outrageous stunts and provocative costumes, cancelled a concert in Indonesia in 2012 because of concerns over objections by Islamic groups to her style.

Irish Independent

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