In Slaton, Texas, Ira Keys has saved every penny since he was 17 years old—literally. According to KCBD-TV, Keys said it was at that age his father told him, “Whatever you do son, save your money.” Keys said he didn’t have a lot of money back then, so he started saving pennies and has continued to save them. The 81-year-old recently took his collection—weighing about 500 pounds—to the bank, where it took employees more than an hour to count them. The total was $816.
In Near Eastside, Indiana, a 32-year-old woman lost control of her car and struck a Hardee’s restaurant. She claimed she only drank two be.ers, but a brea.thalyzer registered her blood alc.ohol content at 0.168—twice the legal limit in Indiana. The woman was hired late last year to help run the campaign to repeal Indiana’s ban on Sunday alc.ohol sales at grocery, liq.uor, convenience and drug stores.
In DeBary, Florida, an 83-year-old woman drove herself and her 87-year-old husband to the hospital to be treated for injuries received in a fight—with each other. The husband had bruising and cuts to his left forearm, which he was said were caused by his wife grabbing him and “clawing his arm with her fingernails,” the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. The wife, listed in court records as at 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 88 pounds, according to the news report, had the left side lens of her glasses missing, severe bruising and numerous bloody skin tears to both forearms, an abrasion on her left cheek and bruising on her upper chest near her neck and collarbone. She was charged with battery on a person older than 65—a felony. Both the husband and wife declined to give statements, saying they did not remember the incident or the reason they were arguing.
In Toledo, Ohio, police tried to stop a motorist, but he sped up and led them on a chase. During the pursuit, the man rammed through the gate of a parking lot, which happened to be the parking lot of a prison. He followed the facilities driveway around the perimeter, but it just ended up back in the parking lot. The motorist is facing several charges.
In Aberdeen, Scotland, the oldest woman in the country recently celebrated her 109th birthday. Asked for the secret to her longevity, the woman told the UK’s Daily Mail, “My secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They’re just more trouble than they’re worth.” She added, “I also made sure that I got plenty of exercise, eat a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning and have never gotten married.”