MAN FINED AFTER PACKERS-BEARS STUN GUN BET: JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man was fined $250 after allegedly using a stun gun on his wife after she lost a bet on a Packers-Bears game.
Forty-two-year-old John Grant of Tinley Park, Ill., pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct in a Wisconsin court on Thursday.
The Daily Citizen reports Judge Steven Bauer ordered the fine plus court costs.
The couple was driving through Mayville when they stopped at a bar to watch the Nov. 4 game. The Bears won 27-20.
According to the complaint, Nicole Grant said her husband could use a stun gun on her for three seconds if Green Bay lost.
John Grant allegedly used it three times, and she called police. She told officers she didn't think her husband would actually use the weapon on her.
NY WOMAN RESENTENCED FOR DECKING WAL-MART WORKER: BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A 28-year-old woman has been given a court-ordered one-year sentence for punching a 70-year-old cashier at a western New York Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve 2011.
The Daily News of Batavia reports Jacquetta Simmons was resentenced Monday after a state appeals court earlier this month ruled that her original five-year state prison sentence was too harsh. She'll serve a one-year term in a county jail with credit for time already served.
Simmons was convicted in August 2012 of assault for punching Wal-Mart cashier Grace Suozzi after she asked to see a receipt for merchandise Simmons was carrying out of the Batavia store on the morning of Dec. 24, 2011.
Police say the punch knocked the cashier to the ground and caused facial fractures.
BLUE METH SEEN IN NEW MEXICO: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Reality in the illegal drug world is mimicking fiction.
Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New Mexico, says distributors are selling methamphetamine tinted blue in the Four Corners region.
That mirrors AMC's hit drama "Breaking Bad," which depicted an Albuquerque-based meth operation that cooked up the drug with a blue hue.
Abar says tinting meth blue is a way for distributors to advertise and brand their product.
But he says the blue meth being sold makes people sick. He says it has been cut with chemicals to make it blue and is not the "pure" product portrayed on "Breaking Bad."
Abar says agents also have stumbled upon red-colored meth.
"Breaking Bad" last year ended its popular run after five seasons.
OHIO WOMAN OFFERS BEER, SMOKES AS LOST DOG REWARD: DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman made fliers offering a case of beer and a pack of cigarettes as a reward for finding her lost dog — and it worked.
Twenty-three-year-old Abigail Miller of Dayton offered the unusual reward after her two dogs escaped through an open gate on Jan. 2.
She found one of them at a local animal shelter a few days later, but the other, a Husky named Zoro, remained missing.
Miller came up the reward because she could afford it and figured it would attract attention.
She was right. The man who called and told Miller where to find her dog turned down the reward, but she says she's going to offer him some food from the sandwich shop where she works.
DAD THREW TODDLER OVER HOTEL BALCONY: KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a father threw his 2-year-old son off a second-floor, hotel balcony in central Florida before jumping himself.
Kissimmee police responded to the Budget Inn around 2 a.m. Tuesday. A Department of Children and Families news release says Juan Pablo Maradiaga will face an attempted murder charge.
DCF says the toddler suffered multiple injuries including several fractures, but is expected to recover.
The department says the 41-year-old Maradiaga was also hospitalized, but his condition was not known.
DCF is in the early stages of its investigation and has not made any changes in the child's custody. The agency said in a statement that the child will remain safely in the hospital while they complete their assessment.
The agency has not had any prior contact with the child.