Man stabbed by antlers after deer accident
RATCLIFF, Texas -- A freak accident left a man hospitalized on Friday after he was apparently stabbed by antlers. Authorities say Paul Nash, 45, and girlfriend Gayla File were driving on Highway 7 from Ratcliff when they hit a deer. File called 911 as Nash got out of their pickup to check the vehicle's damaged headlight and clear debris from the roadway. Officials believe another vehicle came along and hit the dead animal or part of the mangled remains. The antlers apparently flew up and stabbed Nash in the side. An official at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler said Nash is in fair condition in the intensive care unit.
Gathering of Joneses sets world record
CARDIFF, Wales -- Keeping up with Joneses now has a whole new meaning. More than 1,200 people with the surname Jones broke the world record Friday for the biggest get-together of people with the same last name, Guinness World Record officials said. The gathering more than doubled the size of the previous record-holder -- a meeting of 583 people named Norberg in Sweden in 2004. Jones is the most common surname in Wales and is Britain's second-most common, after Smith. Friday's event was, appropriately, called "Jones, Jones, Jones," and famous Joneses -- including former Bond girl Grace Jones and opera singer Dame Gwyneth Jones -- performed for their fellow Joneses. The name Jones is believed to be a derivative of John and has been traced back to 916, said Gwyn Williams, a member of the production team.
Officer claims wife put pot in meatballs
NEW YORK -- A detective suspended after testing positive for drugs says his wife served him meatballs spiked with marijuana because she wanted to keep him out of harm's way by forcing him into retirement. An administrative judge believed him, and recommended this week that Anthony Chiofalo be reinstated. Police commissioner Raymond Kelly has yet to decide what to do. Chiofalo, a 22-year veteran, was suspended without pay last year after a random drug test found marijuana in his system. The officer denied ever using drugs and demanded a hearing. During an investigation, his wife said she had substituted pot for oregano in her meatball recipe in hopes of forcing him to leave police work. The detective's attorneys also presented evidence that she had passed a lie-detector test, and offered testimony from a toxicologist that the excuse was valid.
-- From wire reports