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By: Angela Wendler

A Roman Catholic priest was arrested for viewing over 100 images of child pornography on his office computer within the church, reports Reuters.

The Rev. Bart Sorensen, 62, of St. John Fisher Church in Churchill, was charged with possession of child pornography after a church staff member caught him viewing the images Friday, reports Reuters.

He was being held Sunday at Allegheny County Jail on $100,000 unsecured bond, reports the Pittsburg Tribune.

The Pittsburgh diocese said that Sorensen was removed from the active ministry and placed on administrative leave, reports the Pittsburg Tribune.

By: Angela Wendler

A St. Paul woman threatened to shoot a teacher after she had broken up a fight between her daughter and another student at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School, reports the Pioneer Press.

Christina M. Parks, 29, told the teacher on May 2 that she would come back and "shoot you...and the whole school," reports the Pioneer Press.

Parks denied making the statement, reports the Pioneer Press.

Parks was sentenced to three days in jail, which she has already served. In addition she was sentenced to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service, reports the Star Tribune.

According to the charges Parks thumped on the back of the teacher after he tried to prevent her daughter from getting up after she ad been pushed down, reports the Star Tribune.

Parks and her daughter got into her truck and left, reports the Pioneer Press.

Two die while competing in the Philly Marathon

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By: Angela Wendler

Two runners died Sunday in the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon, reports Reuters.

Race organizers confirmed that a 21-year-old male collapsed at the finish line. Another runner, a 40-year-old male, collapsed a quarter-mile before the finish line, reports CBS News.

Both runners were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital where they were later pronounced dead. The runners both died of a heart attack, reports CBS News.

Their identities have not been released, pending the notification of their relatives, reports Reuters.

"We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with their families and friends," Melanie Johnson, Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend Executive Director, said, as reported by CBS News.

The Russian "cemetery collector" was arrested

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By: Angela Wendler

Russian police have arrested the man who has been titled the "cemetery collector" for digging up the bodies of 29 women and displaying them in his home, reports Reuters.

The man has been identified as Anatoly Moskvin, 45, a historian noted for his expertise on the cemeteries in Nizhny Novgorod, reports the Associated Press.

Moskvin dressed the corpses in women's clothing that he recovered from the graves of buried people, reports the Associated Press.

He dressed and displayed the corpses in his flat as if they were life-size dolls, reports Reuters.

Hunter catches fire and dies in St. Louis Park

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By: Angela Wendler

A Maple Grove hunter died Saturday after attempting to light a propane heater in his deer stand, reports the Star Tribune.

The 84-year-old man's clothing caught fire while attempting to light the heater, and he fell from the tree stand, reports the Star Tribune.

Arthur Joseph Knafla, was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m. in Lavell Township, near Hibbing, reports the Star Tribune.

Saturday was the opening day for Minnesota's deer firearm season, reports the Star Tribune.

Later Saturday, a Clear Lake man was accidentally shot in the arm by a fellow hunter, reports CBS.

Kurt Goenner, 45, was shot near the intersection of River Road and 95th Avenue in Clear Lake Township, reports CBS.

The shot was fired by Dana Hartung, 40, also of Clear Lake, reports the Star Tribune.

No criminal charges are expected, reports CBS.

Goenner was taken to St. Cloud Hospital. His condition is currently unavailable, but the gunshot wound was not fatal, reports the Star Tribune.

Trade Halloween candy for cash

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By: Angela Wendler

An Ohio dentist is offering cash in exchange for Halloween sweets to promote dental health, reports Fox News.

Craig Callen, a Mansfield dentist, will pay children $1 per pound of unopened Halloween candy that is brought to his office between Oct. 31 and Nov.4, reports the Mansfield News Journal. Callen will also be holding a free raffle for two children's bikes.

"Kids can have the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well," Callen said to the Mansfield News Journal.

Callen and he colleagues will hand out up to $1,000 to support their candy buy-back, as reported by Fox News.

Steve Jobs dies at 56

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By: Angela Wendler

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO, died Wednesday night at 56 of pancreatic cancer, announced Apple.

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," the company wrote in a statement on its website, as reported by the Minnesota Daily.

Jobs was surrounded by his family on the night of his death in Palo Alto, California, said Apple, as reported by the National Post.

Jobs had been fighting pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade. He stepped down from his position as CEO on Aug. 24 due to the progression of his condition.

"Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple," reports the Minnesota daily.

Fashion forward toddlers

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By: Angela Wendler

Baby fashion is a booming business. Designer junkie parents splurge on expensive labels for their children wardrobe.

Celebrity families give this industry a major boost. Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri are always dressed in similar fashions clad with designer labels, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Ralph Lauren has carried children's fashion for several years, but now Gucci, Versace, Lanvin, Burberry, and others, will be joining the industry later this year, reports Business Insider.

One of the main reasons high-end designers are moving to a children's line is that parents will spend money on their little ones. In 2008, the adult clothing industry dropped 5 percent, while children's apparel only dipped by 1 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"Don't ask, don't tell" policy repealed after 18 years

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By: Angela Wendler

An Arizona military man married his partner of 11 years at midnight Tuesday when the "don't ask, don't tell" policy was officially repealed.

Navy Lt. Gary Ross, 33, and Dan Swezy, 49-year-old civilian, traveled to Vermont in the Eastern time zone, in order to wed at the first possible moment after the ban was lifted, reported the Associated Press.

The "don't ask, don't tell" military policy had been in effect for the last 18 years. President Barack Obama calls the repeal a "tribute to all the patriots who fought and marched for change, " reported the Minnesota Daily.

Many men and women, like Ross and Swezy planned to celebrations to commemorate the end of the ban.

Obama signed the repeal for "don't ask, don't tell" on Dec. 22, but he held the order from going into effect until he decided that the military was ready for the change, reported the Minnesota Daily.

The military has been preparing for the repeal by holding courses to prepare their soldiers to handle situations that they are not accustomed to, such as seeing a same-sex couple kiss upon returning home.

Youngest winner on the L.P.G.A. tour

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By: Angela Wendler

Alexis Thompson became the youngest winner on the L.P.G.A tour at age 16 at the Navistar L.P.G.A Classic on Sunday.

Thompson reports to the New York Times that the victory was long over due and that she goes into every tournament wanting to win.

After the winning putt, Thompson shared he moment of victory with her father, Scott, who has been her caddy since she turned pro last year at 15.

Julie Inkster, a Hall of Fame member with 31 victories to her name, tells Fox Sports that the win was incredible. "They're just starting younger and they're just so much better,'' commented Inkster.

Thompson accepted her $195,000 winners check with a smile and a simple acceptance of victory.

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