Saturday, February 24, 2018
News Roundup

The skinny: Waitresses at Colo. restaurant carry loaded guns

Serving up sidearms

Waitresses in Colo. carry loaded guns

A western Colorado restaurant doesn't just allow its customers to openly carry guns. Its waitresses carry loaded weapons right on their hips. At Shooters Grill in the river town of Rifle, open display of firearms is encouraged. It's a tribute to Colorado law that allows citizens to carry concealed weapons into willing commercial establishments. Shooters Grill does. And along with burgers and other fare, the grill hosts training that qualifies customers for concealed carry permits in Colorado and Utah. The $75 price tag includes dinner. Owner Lauren Boebert said she's simply allowing customers and employees to exercise their constitutional right.

Ride to remember

Woman delivers baby while driving

An Idaho woman gave birth while driving to a doctor appointment and delivered her daughter by herself. Shawna Uriguen, 29, delivered the 6-pound, 7-ounce baby Tuesday while she was driving from work to a doctor's appointment, the Times-News reported Thursday. She was on the phone with her fiance, Clay Crown, and said she was trying to find a place to pull over when the baby was born. She said she quickly got the baby out of her pant leg and checked to make sure she was okay.

Look what washed up

Prosthetic found on beach returned

A woman who found a prosthetic leg on a Washington state beach has returned it to its owner. Hannah Listle posted information on Facebook about the prosthetic she found while looking for shells Sunday at Point No Point beach. KOMO reports Megan Smith of Poulsbo claimed the leg Monday. She said she and her husband had been swimming Saturday night when she realized the leg was gone.

My new best friend

Tenn. man claims $259M jackpot

A man has claimed what officials call the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket. Roy Cockrum, 58, of Knoxville appeared at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville on Thursday to claim the prize. He plans to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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Two airlinescut ties withNRA aftershootings

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‘Up to States’ to armteachers, Trump tweets

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Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

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Call her more than just a survivor

Call her more than just a survivor

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Sheriff: Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

Sheriff: Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

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Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

TAMPA — A male motorcyclist died early Saturday morning on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the Tampa Police Department said.About 1:35 a.m., the victim rode his motorcycle west on the Courtney Campbell at high speeds, police said. The motorcycle stru...
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Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

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Broward sheriff’s office launches internal investigations amid questions after Parkland massacre

Broward sheriff’s office launches internal investigations amid questions after Parkland massacre

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating allegations that multiple deputies failed to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, after the shooting rampage there, adding to the mounting internal probes examin...
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Police: Registered sex offender who attacked Marriott hotel worker arrested

Police: Registered sex offender who attacked Marriott hotel worker arrested

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