KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow.
Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Saturday’s playoff. Allen says “a nice guy named Dave,” who didn’t know he is a Chief, got him back on the road.
The Chicago native asked his 21,000-plus followers to help him track down the Good Samaritan so he could reward him with tickets.
Hundreds of people replied — many claiming to be Dave — and thousands retweeted the plea.
On Sunday, Allen tweeted that he has found the real Dave “despite the recent influx in people changing their name to Dave in the KC area lol.”
DISCOVERY OF TODDLER’S BODY IN YARD LEADS TO COUPLE’S ARREST: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man says his landscaper requested permission to bury a cat in his backyard, but police looking for the landscaper’s missing 1-year-old daughter found her body instead.
Thomas Dunn told KOAT-TV that 26-year-old David Zuber called in late December and said he needed to bury a cat. Dunn said that was OK because his family uses the yard as a pet cemetery.
But the family was surprised in early January when authorities showed up and found Anastazia Romero’s body buried in a trash bag inside a duffel bag and under a dog’s remains.
Police began looking for the child after a relative of Zuber said he had said the child drowned.
Zuber and 23-year-old Monique Romero were arrested and accused of charges that include child abuse resulting in death.
SOME SHAKING FELT AFTER MODERATE ALASKA EARTHQUAKE: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents through the Anchorage area and beyond.
There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries after Sunday morning’s earthquake.
It was an aftershock of the magnitude 7.0 Anchorage earthquake that struck on Nov. 30.
The Alaska Earthquake Center says the moderate quake in the Cook Inlet area was located at a depth of about 21 miles (33 kilometers).
WILLIE NELSON, GEORGE STRAIT PERFORM 1ST EVER DUET TOGETHER: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country icon Willie Nelson has sung with just about everyone, from Snoop Dogg to Frank Sinatra, but one surprising omission was fellow Texas troubadour George Strait.
The two country singers sang their first ever duet together on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, during a tribute show honoring the 85-year-old outlaw country singer with a performance of a song written just for the occasion.
The two sang a song called, “Sing One With Willie,” in which Strait says to Nelson, “You just made my career” and Nelson replies, “Or ruined it.”
More than two dozen artists sang in honor of Nelson during the show, including Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffett, Alison Krauss and more. The show will be aired on A&E at a later date.
SHERIFF: MAN SHOOTS SELF AT NORTH CAROLINA POLICE FACILITY: COLUMBUS, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested in North Carolina killed himself during a standoff that began when an officer determined the man was still carrying a gun.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the man died early Sunday after a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the security fence at the Polk law enforcement facility.
A sheriff’s statement says an officer discovered the firearm on the suspect about 5 a.m. The sheriff’s office says the arrested man was still in a patrol car and ultimately shot himself after being asked several times to turn over the weapon.
LAWMAKER: CONFEDERATE PLAQUE REMOVED FROM TEXAS CAPITOL: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawmaker says a Confederate plaque in the Texas Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War has been removed.
State Rep. Eric Johnson on Sunday tweeted a photo of the blank wall where the plaque was once displayed.
Johnson, a Dallas Democrat, has long pushed the state to remove the plaque, which was made by the Children of the Confederacy and was first hung in the Capitol in 1959.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders agreed to remove the plaque Friday after years of resistance by top Republicans.
Abbott said in October that the Capitol should not have “substantially inaccurate historical statements” on permanent display. He and other members of a preservation board voted Friday to remove the plaque.
MARYLAND SEAFOOD BUSINESS SAVES RARE LOBSTER RECEIVED: SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A seafood distributor wants an extremely rare lobster with a speckled orange and black shell to be viewed by many, rather than enjoyed by just one on a plate.
Ocean City Seafood of Silver Spring, Maryland, was unloading a shipment from Maine last month when the owner found the rare “calico” lobster. Lobsters usually have dark blue or greenish-brown shells.
The University of Maine’s Lobster Institute says calico lobsters occur about once in every 30 million lobsters.
Ocean City Seafood spokeswoman Rita Montoya told The Baltimore Sun the lobster is now in a special tank until it can be relocated, possibly to an aquarium.