Odds and ends for March 1


Man found alive inside body bag

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that Walter Williams, 78, is alive. The coroner was called to Williams’ home in Lexington, where family members believed he had died.

Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m. Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.

Family members were called and Williams was taken to a hospital.

Speeding excuse: I won the lottery!

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man busted for speeding had a pretty good excuse when he was pulled over: He had just won a big lottery prize and was on his way to collect his cash.

It turns out Thursday was Scott Lowe’s lucky day in more ways than one. The officer who pulled him over in Hingham issued a verbal warning. Lowe, 22, told the officer he was speeding because he had won $50,000 on a scratch-off ticket and was on his way to Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree to collect his winnings.

WCVB-TV (http://bit.ly/1crD2Wu ) reports that police say Lowe was shaking, and showed the officer his winning ticket.

After the warning, he went on his way and claimed his prize.

 

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