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Grocery store employees in Washington find over $1 million in cocaine stashed in banana shipments
King County Sheriffs Office (BELLINGHAM, Wash.) -- There's always money in the banana stand, and there's apparently cocaine in the banana box. Over $1 million worth, in fact.Grocery store employees in Washington got a shocking surprise when they opened up shipments of bananas over the weekend: dozens of pounds of cocaine. Three Safeway grocery stores -- in Bellingham, Woodinville and Federal Way -- received the boxes of bananas that yielded the drugs, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.The store in Woodinville was first to call police on Sunday at about noon and say they'd found the suspicious, brown-papered bricks...
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Severe storms stretch from Plains to the Carolinas as fire dangers grow in West
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Strong storms blew through the Northeast on Thursday evening, delivering 60 mph wind gusts to Long Island, N.Y., and leaving buildings damaged and thousands without power.The same cold front will slowly drift south Friday and stall across the southern states from the Carolinas to the Plains.Severe storms are expected Friday in southern Virginia and North Carolina and also in the western Plains from Nebraska to western Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle. These areas could see damaging winds, large hail and an isolated tornado. Heavy rain from these storms could bring flash flooding as well to parts...
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Man dies after elevator malfunction in NYC traps him between car and shaft
iStock (NEW YORK) -- A 30-year-old man was killed in a freak accident when the elevator he was exiting in his New York City apartment building suddenly plummeted, crushing him in the process.The man, identified as Samuel Charles Waisbren, was a resident of the building at 344 Third Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of New York City, police said.Waisbren was exiting the elevator in the building's lobby after two other passengers had already left the elevator just before 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to New York ABC station WABC.When the doors began to close, the elevator unexpectedly malfunctioned and...
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