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BALLISTICS

Even if it looks cool on television, it remains a terrible idea to stick your gun in the waistband of your pants. Ask Khamir Grant, 15, of Brooklyn. Although, he is probably not in a mood to talk about it, since he is in jail on reckless endangerment charges. And he has a bullet hole going straight through an area of the body that is directly in the line of fire when you do something as stupid as put a gun down your waistband. Police let him get all bandaged up before arresting him, according to the New York Post.

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LOST AND FOUND

Dog returned, but where is reward?

Returning a beloved dog to its concerned family is really reward enough, right? Carmen Dominguez and Sheila Miller of Cincinnati say they found Wilfred, a chihuahua, and saw the notice that he was missing and returned him. When they weren't given the $1,000 reward, they filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud and want $15,000. The dog's owner says she won't pay because she says the dog was stolen.

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RIDE IN PEACE

If he can't go in his car, he's not going

Lonnie Holloway didn't want any fancy casket, or to be cremated when he met his end. He really had only one request for his funeral: He wanted to be interred in his 1972 Pontiac Catalina. He wanted to be seated in the driver's seat - seat belt on, for safety - with his hand on the wheel. And he wanted his guns in the car. A lot of guns. An assortment of rifles and handguns. In case he needed them. Is that asking too much? No, no it wasn't. Holloway, 90, was buried just so in Saluda, S.C., on Tuesday. "It was unusual," said his caretaker, Rosa Anderson. "(But) that was his favorite car."

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COLORADO CARS

Denver delivery truck ticket king

The Denver Post reports that parking tickets are on the rise in the city, and that there is a single UPS van that is going well above and beyond the call of duty in skewing the average. That delivery van has been ticketed 196 times, running up fines of nearly $5,700 last year. The city is on pace to cite 670,000 violations this year, up 14 percent from last year. The city swears it isn't just trying to drum up revenue, but that it is probably because of ... um ... growth! Yeah, growth! That's it.

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It wasn't a drive- through before

A driver crashed his way through a storefront in Grand Junction, Colo. Police say they believe alcohol was involved. Well, alcohol was definitely involved, because the store the SUV crashed into was a liquor store. Police clarified that they think the driver had been drinking. The damage to the building was estimated at $15,000. The damage to the store's inventory was estimated at $25,000.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at jwebster@sptimes.com.

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