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POSTED November 15, 2013 9:51 p.m.

 

MONTANA BABY BORN ON 11-12-13 AT 14:15: MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Nicollette Brynn Anders was born just in time.

Little Nicollette came into the world at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont., meaning she was born on 11-12-13 at 14:15 in military time.

Proud dad Mark Anders tells the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/1bAaZpO) that's just when she showed up.

The doctors induced labor Tuesday morning, and mom Amanda Anders says they were aware of the potential 11-12-13 birthdate, but didn't realize they might possibly have the 14:15 until about 10 minutes before Nicollette was born.

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 FUNDRAISING STAGNANT FOR RI NIGHTCLUB FIRE PARK: PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The nonprofit group working to build a memorial at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is having trouble raising money for the project, even as work has already begun to build it.

The Station Fire Memorial Foundation estimates it needs to raise $1.4 million. It has less than $200,000 in the bank, according the group's president, Gina Russo.

"We're not sure what we're doing wrong," Russo told The Associated Press this week.

The Feb. 20, 2003, fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick was started when the band Great White set off pyrotechnics that ignited flammable foam used as soundproofing inside the club. It was the fourth worst nightclub fire in U.S. history.

OHIO BOY GETS STOLEN WHEELCHAIR BACK: CLEVELAND (AP) — A wheelchair stolen from a 9-year-old special needs boy in Cleveland has been quietly returned to a police station, the child's mother said.

"It's a happy ending," Stephen Gibson's mother, Barbara, told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "He got his wheelchair back."

Stephen's special green chair with wheels that light up was swiped from the back of the family's minivan in Cleveland last weekend. It apparently had been used by thieves to cart away $200 worth of food stolen from a refrigerator and freezer in their garage.

It turned up at a district police station Thursday night.

Barbara Gibson said the chair is "a little rickety" and needs some repairs, but they are thrilled to have it back. Stephen uses it because he has cerebral palsy and scoliosis.

NY WOMAN TELLS PA. COPS COCAINE IS HOMEMADE SOAP” ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Homemade soap? Nope.

Pennsylvania state troopers say that was the exchange that landed a New York City duo in jail on cocaine trafficking charges.

The (Easton) Times-Express reports that 26-year-old Annadel Cruz and 30-year-old Alexander Bernstein were stopped for speeding Thursday in a rental car on Interstate 78 in South Whitehall Township, outside Allentown.

Troopers say they smelled marijuana and found more than 4 pounds of a white powdery substance wrapped in tape in a factory compartment on a side wall of the car.

Police say Cruz claimed the packages contained soap she had made but police say the drugs field-tested positive for cocaine.

2 FLA. HOMES DEMOLISHED AFTER SINKHOLE OPENS UP: DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Demolition is underway on two homes damaged by a sinkhole that opened under a Florida neighborhood.

The sinkhole was discovered early Thursday at a home owned by Michael Dupre and quickly spread to a neighboring home in Dunedin just north of Clearwater. Residents from five other homes were evacuated as the massive sinkhole spread throughout the day.

Officials say crews worked through the night to stabilize the hole, which eventually measured to about 90 feet in diameter. On Friday morning, more crews began the demolition process.

On Feb. 28, Jeffrey Bush died when a sinkhole opened under his bedroom in Seffner, near Tampa.

1 KILLED IN MISSISSIPPI REFINERY BLAST, FIRE

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery Friday that killed one worker.

An operator at the Cracking II Processing Unit died after something detonated inside a furnace and sparked a fire, Chevron Mississippi general manager Tom Kovar said. The operators were outside the furnace at the time and the fire was contained to a small area.

He identified the victim as Tonya Graddy, who had worked as an operator at Chevron for five years. Graddy was among about a dozen workers in the area when the explosion happened, Kovar said, but there were no other injuries.

MAN CHARGED WITH DRIVING BMW DOWN 'ROCKY' STEPS: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have charged a 20-year-old man with reckless endangerment for allegedly driving his car down the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous by the movie "Rocky."

Police say 20-year-old Emin Faki (AY'-min FAH'-kee) told them the brakes on the car failed and he couldn't stop it. Police had the BMW checked out and filed the criminal charge.

The Oct. 24 stunt was recorded by onlookers who posted videos online.

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