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- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
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- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Bystanders help out after cash spill
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Money doesn't grow on trees, but it apparently does flutter like leaves in the wind.
Three bystanders helped pick up $15,000 in dollar bills that flitted across a Long Island road after falling out of an armored car on Halloween, according to two volunteer police officers who helped at the scene.
"I've never seen that much money in one place," said one of the auxiliary officers, George Fuhr, 76. "It was wild."
A sack of cash apparently tumbled onto Nicolls Road Wednesday because the armored car's door wasn't completely closed. The bills burst from the bag after cars ran it over.
Fuhr and his patrol partner, Ralph Cabattente, 73, stopped when they came across the commotion and directed traffic while waiting for Suffolk County police.
Fuhr said the bystanders were able to recover all but $128 of money and return it to its rightful owners.