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Goetz charged with selling drugs

NEW YORK — Subway vigilante Bernie Goetz, 65, who ignited a national furor over racism and gun control after he shot four panhandling youths on a subway train in Manhattan in 1984, was arrested on drug charges, police said Saturday. Goetz was the subject of a sting in Union Square park Friday afternoon. He was charged with selling $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover officer, police said. (AP)

NEW YORK

Academy sees first wedding of gay men

WEST POINT — Two West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy’s first wedding between two men. Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married Daniel Lennox, class of 2007, before about 20 guests. Choate, 27, who taught Sunday school at the US Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel, said he always thought of it as the place he would get married if he could. (AP)

GEORGIA

Girl’s burned body found in trash can

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LAWRENCEVILLE — The body of a 10-year-old girl was found in a trash can at a metro Atlanta apartment complex. Gwinnett County police said a man called 911 at 3:43 a.m. Saturday and said he was suicidal. He also said his daughter drank some type of chemical and was dead. Officers said they found the girl’s body, badly burned,
in a trash can. Police are treating the death as a homicide. (AP)

COLORADO

Funeral service held for astronaut

BOULDER — Astronaut Scott Carpenter, 88, was remembered at a funeral service in Colorado on Saturday. Carpenter, who grew up in Boulder and lived in Vail, Colo., died Oct. 10 of complications from a stroke in September. He was the second American to orbit the Earth. (AP)

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