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POSTED July 23, 2013 9:48 p.m.

BABY'S BODY FOUND IN CAR TRUNK AT OHIO AUTO SHOP: SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a mechanic working on a car found a baby's body inside a box in the vehicle's trunk at a repair shop in northern Ohio.

Police in Shelby say the mechanic discovered the body Tuesday after noticing a strange odor.

Investigators say the mechanic realized the odor was coming from the trunk, opened it and found the box. When the mechanic went to put the box to the curb for disposal, he opened it and found the body.

Police say the car's driver is a 17-year-old girl. She is being interviewed.

JERSEY TOWN: SNOOKI AND STORM REBUILDING DON'T MIX: BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Some residents of a Jersey shore town say they don't want reality star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to benefit from efforts to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

Berkeley Township residents and officials say Polizzi plans to vacation and film in a house there for the new season of her "Jersey Shore" spinoff, "Snooki and JWoww."

Some homeowners have hired a lawyer to try to block production.

Dozens of people attended a council meeting Monday, and many of them blasted township officials, fearing a circus-like atmosphere.

Polizzi writes on Instagram that she doesn't understand why people want to ban her, her son and fiance from enjoying summer at the shore. She went on to say, "Grow up, get over yourself and move on."

OHIO WOMAN'S SENTENCE INCLUDES CHRISTMASES IN JAIL: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio judge has ordered a woman to spend the next five Christmases in jail as part of her sentence for issuing state ID cards and driver's licenses to immigrants who entered the country illegally.

Prosecutors say 44-year-old Betina Young — a former license agency employee — accepted payments from applicants to falsify records showing they had verified their immigration status. She has pleaded guilty.

Judge Michael Holbrook put Young on probation Monday for five years — ordering that she spend a minimum of three days in jail each Christmas while on probation.

If she violates probation, she could go to prison for 15 years.

250 IN 6 STATES HAVE UNIDENTIFIED STOMACH BUG: WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 250 people in at least six states have come down with a stomach bug that could be linked to foodborne illness.

The Centers for Disease Control says the cyclospora infection causing diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms has been reported in Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia and Connecticut. The CDC said 10 people have been hospitalized and most of the reported illnesses occurred from mid-June to early July.

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are most often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past.

The illness is usually spread when people ingest foods or water contaminated with feces. The agency said it isn't yet clear whether the cases from all of the states are linked.

The number of reported illnesses expanded from more than 200 to more than 250 on Tuesday, according to the CDC. The CDC added Georgia and Connecticut to the list of affected states.

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CORONER: TEXAS ROLLER COASTER VICTIM FELL 75 FEET: FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet before striking a metal beam.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office released additional details Tuesday on the death of 52-year-old Rosa Irene Ayala-Gaona. She was found dead Friday night at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in suburban Dallas.

The official cause of death remains pending, but the office says the Dallas woman's body was found atop a ride tunnel for the 14-story Texas Giant roller coaster.

The coroner says Ayala-Gaona was ejected from her third-row seat as the ride began a steep descent along the track's first large hill.

SALSA RECALLED AFTER GLASS PIECES FOUND IN JARS: FRESNO  (AP) — The maker of salsas sold at Dollar Tree and Deals, Dollar Express and Dollar Bills stores nationwide is recalling the product after large glass pieces were found in some jars.

Olam Tomato Processors Inc. announced the recall Tuesday of its Mild Chunky Salsa with best-by dates of June 2015 and October 2015, and Medium Chunky Salsa with a best by date of July 2015.

Company spokeswoman Roxana Janka says the glass pieces got into the salsa during the beginning of the manufacturing process, when some of the glass jars were damaged. The pieces were not detected by X-rays at the plant because the machines were not calibrated to detect large glass pieces.

The Fresno, Calif.-based company says there have been no reports of injury.

RELEASE SOUGHT FOR 8 PROTESTERS DETAINED AT BORDER: PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer is seeking the release of eight protesters who were detained by U.S. authorities at a southern Arizona border crossing when they tried to re-enter the country from Mexico.

The eight young people, who were born in Mexico but were brought to America illegally when they were children, tried to re-enter the U.S. at the Nogales port of entry in southern Arizona on Monday to protest immigration policies.

Tucson attorney Margo Cowan said Tuesday that immigration officers in the U.S. turned down her clients' request for "humanitarian parole" that would temporarily allow them to come into the country, so she is now seeking asylum.

Cowan said she would seek her clients' release from a Pinal County immigration detention center while their asylum applications are being litigated.

"They certainly can't be considered a flight risk because they asked the U.S. to admit them," Cowan said.

The group tried to re-enter the U.S. as a way to draw attention to the huge jump in deportations carried out under the Obama administration, and to reaffirm their attachment to the country where they were raised. They wore graduation caps and gowns to show they are productive members of society and want the country to open its doors to them.

 

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