Thursday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

BENGALS CHEERLEADER-LAWSUIT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader can sue a website operator. A federal judge has ruled Sarah Jones can press her defamation case against thedirty.com and its owner. Jones says she had to leave her job as a teacher because of false sexual and offensive comments about her posted on the site. One featured a picture of Jones, along with claims about her sex life as a cheerleader and teacher. Attorneys for the site say the owner isn't liable for comments posted by others.

BURRITO-DRUG SMUGGLING

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities charge it was one hot jail burrito. But a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy says he's innocent. Deputy Henry Marin is accused of sneaking drugs hidden in a burrito into a courthouse jail. Prosecutors say Marin entered a not guilty plea yesterday. He's been relieved of duty without pay and is being held on $25,000 bail.

FREE MARIJUANA-VOTER REGISTRATION

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- High on voting. And now a medical marijuana dispensary owner is off the legal hook in Michigan. A jury has found Shekina Pena innocent on a charge of trying to influence voters. Prosecutors say Pena offered free pot to patients who registered to vote. Pena's lawyer tells the Lansing State Journal the jurors got it right.

COCAINE SHOES

HOUSTON (AP) -- Talk about high heels. Authorities charge a young New York woman had about three pounds of cocaine hidden in her shoes. Brielle Latoi Orridge of the Bronx was indicted yesterday. The 19-year-old was busted at a Houston airport after landing on a flight from Jamaica. Authorities say she was on her way to New York. Customs agents say her luggage was searched after a drug-sniffing dog detected something suspicious.

BUGGY BUILDER

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- When Matt Burch restores an antique ride, he's not working on an old car. The Utah man's passion is antique wagons. Over the last decade he's restored 21 wagons, carriages and even horse-drawn hearses. He says the wagons are used in everything from weddings to funerals. Burch tells the Daily Herald newspaper one of the toughest jobs is rebuilding wagon wheels. They might not look that complicated, but Burch says the whole thing falls apart if you're just a-quarter of an inch off.

LIQUOR PRICES

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Booze will soon cost more in the Keystone state. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is lifting an 18-month moratorium on price increases. The price freeze was imposed because of the economic downturn. Hundreds of wine and liquor products in state-owned stores could see higher price tags as early as next month. State officials say producers will be able to pass along their increased costs.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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