Father shocked to receive anonymous letter from neighbors criticizing his autistic son's toys

For a Massachusetts boy living with autism, the bevy of toys in his yard is the ultimate play land. But the colorful collection isn’t so popular with some of the neighbors. Ian Gregorio’s son Rylan, 3, has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and he loves the colorful castles and toys that stand in his yard. But WHDH reports that Rylan’s dad received an angry anonymous letter from some neighbors criticizing the collection. “Hey hoarders! Give the proud property owners here in Milton a break and remove all the dumpster diving children’s play stuff you have scattered all over your lawn,” the letter said. “It’s an eyesore to the neighborhood and if we called the Board of Health they might determine it to be unsanitary and condemn the whole mess!” Gregorio says he was “in shock” when he received the letter, and called it “very insulting.” — Yahoo Lifestyle

Jackpot: More than 2,000 winners in North Carolina lottery

Turns out that zero can be a lucky number. North Carolina's state lottery Saturday said it set a record payout after the winning numbers in a Pick 4 game came back "0-0-0-0." The lottery said about 1,000 tickets at $1 were sold and will pay out at $5,000. Another 1,000 tickets were sold for 50 cents, and they will pay out at $2,500. Lottery officials said winners should expect "extended waiting times" when picking up their prizes. The state said the total payout is $7.8 million. The previous record was $7.5 million in 2012, when the winning Pick 4 numbers were "1-1-1-1." — The Associated Press

Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to remove liquor dispensers from minibars after tourist deaths

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is removing liquor dispensers from guest room minibars at its resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, the general manager of the resort told CNN. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino decided last week to remove the liquor dispensers and hopes to "provide more tranquility for guests," GM Erica Lopez said. The decision to remove the dispensers was made independently and not as a result of the two deaths that happened at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Punta Cana, Lopez added. The decision follows a series of American tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, some of which may have involved liquor. — CNN

Air Canada passenger claims she woke up on dark, empty plane alone

A woman who recently flew Air Canada claims she was forced to find her own way off the plane after waking up from her flight to a dark, empty aircraft. Tiffani Adams said she was a passenger aboard a flight from Quebec to Toronto Pearson International Airport on June 9 when she fell asleep during the ride. In a Facebook post shared by a friend, Adams said she was sitting in a row by herself when she fell asleep during the 90-minute flight. She said she woke up in total darkness "around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold still strapped in my seat." — Fox News

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