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Last Update on February 12, 2016 08:10 GMT

STRIPPER-BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Police report busting a stripper they charge was lying in bed with crisp $100 bills. According to investigators in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the money is possibly linked to a bank robbery in Rhode Island. The Sun Chronicle reports officers kicked in the door of a motel room and found Shannon Sampson in bed next to the cash. She's been charged with second-degree robbery stemming from the holdup Tuesday of a Santander Bank branch in Cranston. In court documents, Sampson lists her occupation as a dancer at a Providence strip club. Her lawyer is declining to comment.

Record Winter Heat

PHOENIX (AP) -- While much of the East freezes, the winter heat is on in Arizona. Record high temperatures were set yesterday in Phoenix, Tucson and other Arizona cities. Phoenix hit 85 to break the previous record of 83, set in 1951. It was also 85 in Tucson. The National Weather Service says the heatwave comes from a strong high-pressure ridge that has set up over the Southwest. Forecasters say the record heat is likely to continue into next week.

ALASKA MARIJUANA

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Buy and try could be coming with a legal high in Alaska. State officials are considering rules for Alaska's legal pot industry. One proposal would allow consumption of marijuana at certain stores that will sell it. An area inside pot shops might be set aside for users to indulge. But no final decisions were made at yesterday's Marijuana Control Board meeting.

CARJACKING-DOG

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- An 80-year-old Southern California man now has his tiny terrier back. Donald Mittica was carjacked earlier this week. The robber got away with Mittica's Toyota and his little white terrier, Lola. The Toyota was found several hours later. But there was no sign of Lola. A good Samaritan brought the dog into a Riverside County shelter, where Lola's microchip ID was scanned. Mittica tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper he became especially close to the dog after his wife died last year. No busts have been made in the carjacking.

 
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