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A mother in Kentucky was arrested after reportedly driving drunk with her son in the car as some sort of "lesson," police said — though it was not clear exactly what the supposed lesson was. Sunita Jairam, 48, was arrested around 12:51 a.m. on Sunday and told police at the time she “drank a bunch of beer and got in her car to drive to teach her son a lesson,” according to the arrest citation obtained by the Lexington Herald-Leader. Jairam also claimed to have driven a 2014 BMW X1 at 150 mph while her son was in the car. — Fox News
Looking to make some extra cash, David Callisch found the perfect tenants for the $1,500-a-month studio apartment behind his Willow Glen home in San Jose, California — a pair of cats. “Basically I’ve got two renters that don’t have opposable thumbs,” Callisch said. “It’s actually great. They’re very quiet, obviously. The only problem is they stink up the place.” The rent is taken care of by 43-year-old Troy Good, who saw the studio as a solution to a pressing problem: what to do with his daughter’s beloved cats, which he couldn’t abandon but also couldn’t house in his new apartment. — The Mercury News
There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force for 13 years, collected the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Ford Expedition Plus $100K promotion, the state lottery announced. “I cried,” Walls told the Virginia Lottery of the moment she knew she won. “I couldn’t believe it.” — New York Post via Fox News
The neighbors who took in Jayme Closs after another woman found her in the street told CNN they armed themselves while waiting for police in case her kidnapper had followed her. "Get a weapon," Kristin Kasinskas remembered her neighbor, Jeanne Nutter, saying after Kasinskas ushered them inside her home in rural Gordon, Wisconsin, about 70 miles north of where Jayme was last seen. Jayme, 13, had vanished after her parents were found dead more than two months ago, the neighbor told Kasinskas. And her alleged kidnapper was still out there, likely hunting for her. — CNN