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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 7, 2014 at 1:11 a.m.



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GRADUATION CAP FUNDRAISER

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The ads aren't big -- but they are in a prime spot. University of Michigan-Flint senior Alex Blenda is selling ad space on his graduation cap. He tells the Flint Journal he has 100 square inches to sell. So far, he's raised $5,400. Blenda says the ad idea is more successful than he expected. He intends to use the money to pay down his $30,000 student loan debt. He has a little more time to sell ad space. He's getting his diploma May 4.

GOODWILL DONATION-CASH FOUND

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) — Is it a gift or an accident? That's the question an Illinois Goodwill store is trying to answer. Goodwill workers found 2,500 bucks in an article of donated clothing. Officials are now trying to determine whether the money had been left by mistake. There's no shortage people claiming the money is theirs. The Belleville News-Democrat reports at least 15 people are trying to lay claim to the dough. But Goodwill spokeswoman Stephanie Flynn says those people aren't able to accurately describe the clothing in question. Goodwill workers have also been reviewing security video in hopes of identifying the donor.

SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Shades at night. That's the latest world record organizers of LaughFest are trying to break. The festival kicked off last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Guinness World Records says the current record for people wearing sunglasses at night is 1,642. The LaughFest people say they've attracted 1,675 people, which would break the record if verified. LaughFest organizers in the past three years have set new marks for donning false mustaches, wearing chicken beaks and tossing rubber chickens. Gilda's LaughFest raises money for charity and honors the memory of comic Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989.

DILLINGER GUN

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — The Auburn, Indiana, police department has its Tommy gun back. It was stolen more than 80 years ago by members of John Dillinger's gang. The Tommy gun was later recovered by police in Tucson, Arizona, and turned over to the FBI. Auburn Police Chief Martin McCoy says three FBI agent presented the Thompson submachine gun yesterday to Mayor Norm Yoder. Chief McCoy says his department plans to preserve and display the gun.

DADDY'S DELIVERY

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A former Little League catcher made the catch of his life -- his new baby daughter. Keith Arthur is all grown up now and is the father of four. Baby number-four was born this week, in the Arthurs' Southern California home. Arthur was about to drive wife Katherine to the hospital when she said the baby wouldn't wait. Arthur called 911 and the dispatcher talked him through the delivery. Paramedics arrived a few minutes later. The Orange County Register reports the Arthurs are naming their new daughter Colette.

DRUG CANDY

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say there's nothing good about these goodies. Agents stopped a car coming into Southern California from Mexico. According to authorities, the passenger told them he had medical marijuana in a prescription bottle. Agents got permission to search the car and found three sealed boxes in the trunk. Officials say the boxes had lollipops, hard candy and cookies, all laced with the active ingredient in pot. According to authorities, they also found 15 marijuana cartridges for e-cigarettes, three marijuana cigars and nearly 13 pounds of bulk pot. Both the driver and passenger were busted.

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