AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) -- The parents of a Minnesota bride and groom couldn't attend their wedding in person, so the couple did the next best thing -- they got married in the cemetery where their new in-laws are buried. Diane Waller and Randy Kjarland exchanged vows Saturday near the graves of their parents at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minn. The bride, tells the Austin Daily Herald that some people thought the cemetery wedding was a joke. But she says others cried when they heard the couple's story.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Akron, Ohio, couple is celebrating after their half-marathon ended up being a sort of race to the altar. Allison Ramsey says she was "completely shocked" when her boyfriend got down on his knee to propose after they finished the Cleveland half-marathon on Sunday. The Plain Dealer reports the 30-year-old Ramsey was crying but nodded yes when Nolan James Jr. popped the question. The 25-year-old James says proposing at the race was appropriate because the pair's first date about a year ago started with a 2-mile run.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say three and a half tons of marijuana have been found floating in the ocean off Southern California. A boater spotted 160 bales of pot around noon Sunday about 15 miles off the coast of Dana Point. Orange County authorities and the Coast Guard sent boats to gather up the pot and turn it over to the U.S. Border Patrol. They say it's unclear who dumped the pot, which together weighs about 7,000 pounds and has an estimated street value of $3 million.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A visual artist may love New York, but New York authorities are less than enamored of his artwork. Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested Saturday after placing an illuminated "I Love New York"-themed public art display in Brooklyn. That's because the pair of wired contraptions were mistaken for explosive devices. His lawyer and employer call the arrest a misunderstanding.
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MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska car thief tracked down by police using sandwich wrappers he left in the stolen vehicle has pleaded guilty to felony theft in Red Willow County. The McCook Daily Gazette says 27-year-old Merrill Johnston of McCook pleaded guilty to the reduced theft charge and misdemeanor charge of forgery late last month. Johnston was implicated after McCook police found a stolen van left in Atwood, Kan. Sandwich wrappers from a Wal-Mart store were found in the van and investigators were able to identify the store. Police obtained a video of Johnston buying the sandwiches with a stolen check, as well as a video of him leaving the store in the stolen van.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A woman called Boynton Beach, Fla., police when she found $1,800 in cash sticking out of a deposit slot at a Chase bank ATM. Boynton Beach police say 46-year-old Adriana Allen saw the stack of $100 bills when she drove up to the ATM on Sunday afternoon. She told police she tried to push the cash into the deposit slot, but the ATM wouldn't accept it. So she took the cash and called police. Police are holding the cash until bank officials locate the account holder.
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