Advertisement
  1. News

News briefs: Mo. man has car turn signal removed from arm

CREVE COEUR, Mo. After 51 years, car turn signal removed from arm Arthur Lampitt and his wife, Betty, of Granite City, Mo., show off the 1963 Thunderbird turn signal that was embedded in his arm for 51 years, after having surgery to remove it Wednesday. The 7-inch turn signal was embedded in his arm during a traffic accident that broke Lampitt’s hip, drawing attention away from the arm, which healed. The surgeon said a protective pocket grew around the lever.
CREVE COEUR, Mo. After 51 years, car turn signal removed from arm Arthur Lampitt and his wife, Betty, of Granite City, Mo., show off the 1963 Thunderbird turn signal that was embedded in his arm for 51 years, after having surgery to remove it Wednesday. The 7-inch turn signal was embedded in his arm during a traffic accident that broke Lampitt’s hip, drawing attention away from the arm, which healed. The surgeon said a protective pocket grew around the lever.
Published Jan. 2, 2015

Officers make 'net' in rescue

Several police officers formed a human net to catch a woman and her two young daughters as they jumped from their burning home in southern New Jersey. Camden County police said the fire on Atlantic Avenue in Camden was reported about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. The woman and her children, ages 4 and 7, remain hospitalized in critical condition.

Turkish man's attack fails

Turkish police arrested an armed man Thursday after he tried to attack a palace complex near the prime minister's office in Istanbul. The man, who is suspected of being a member of a terrorist organization, threw two homemade grenades at police officers in front of the Dolmabahce Palace. When the grenades failed to detonate, he tried to shoot at the officers with a gun, the semiofficial Anadolu News Agency reported. No injuries have been reported.

Soup likely cause of N.Y. fire

A traditional Haitian holiday soup left unattended on a stove in New York City likely sparked a deadly fire that killed a couple and their relative late Wednesday night, fire officials said Thursday. Louise Jean-Charles, 59, her husband, Napoleon Michel, 69, and Nadia Donnay, 37, were unconscious inside the apartment when firefighters arrived minutes before midnight. They were pronounced dead at hospitals.

By the Numbers

7,905 The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

92,221 The number of full-size trucks and SUVs that General Motors is recalling for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions.

Times wires