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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- College student Erica Clark has made someone's day. She found a envelope stuffed with 2,800 bucks worth of 100 dollar bills in a McDonald's parking lot in Moorhead, Minnesota. She was worried it was somebody's Christmas money and wanted to return it. Inside was a Wells Fargo bank receipt, but with no name on it. Clark's father suggested she turn the money over to police. Turns out it belongs to a man who was going use the cash to buy a truck. Police Lieutenant Tory Jacobson tells The Forum the young woman "deserves a lot of credit for her character."
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Hundreds of students are studying for jobs they hope will take off -- as drone pilots. But there's a big catch, no jobs yet. Instead of training as cargo or airline pilots, many students are learning to fly unmanned aircraft. There are new programs at the University of North Dakota, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Kansas State. Drones are best known as being tools of the military. But the civilian market could boom in the next few years, when Uncle Sam is expected to approve wider use. The unmanned aircraft could be used for everything from crop spraying to search-and-rescue operations.
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) -- Something was cooking -- but it wasn't chicken wings. Authorities in Auburn, New York, say a suspect has admitted he was cooking meth in an apartment. Daniel Van Luven at first told police a fire that damaged the place was caused by grease from cooking wings. The Citizen of Auburn reports Van Luven has pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth. He faces a two-year prison sentence. The woman whose apartment was damaged is also facing charges.
INDIO, Calif. (AP) -- An elderly woman is going to trial, for allegedly swiping a $22,000 ring. Eighty-three-year-old Doris Payne says she's a career jewel thief. But she's pleaded not guilty to stealing the ring from a Southern California jewelry store. The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports the ring has been recovered. Over more than five decades, Payne claims to have swiped millions of dollars' worth of jewels in the U.S. and Europe. She has several convictions and was on probation at the time of her most recent bust.