Metro Transit bus driver blows a 0.24, six times driving limit

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Busted: Metro Transit bus driver blows a 0.24, six times the legal commercial driving limit
Police arrested a Metro Transit bus driver Saturday night after allegedly working with an obscene blood-alcohol level. The man's blood-alcohol content was 0.24, more than six times the legal limit as a commercial driver. This is the first time that a Metro Transit driver has been arrested for driving drunk on the job.

Minnesota teen died trying to get a better view of the sunrise
Police said Monday that the 16-year-old from Plymouth who died while vacationing in Florida fell while he was trying to watch the sunrise. He stacked some chairs on top of each other on the balcony to get a better view and ended up falling from the 24th floor to his death.

Get yourself a foreclosed home this weekend
Come get one of 300 foreclosed Minnesota homes this weekend in a public auction at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Starting bids are usually a few thousand dollars, but some start above $100,000. You must put down a 5 percent cash deposit if you are the top bidder.

New law could require paying sales tax on digital music
A new bill in the state Legislature would require companies selling digital products to tack on a state sales tax. This would include cell phone ringtones, digital books, and music downloads.

Local nurse can't resist the Vicodin
A local registered nurse admitted she stole Vicodin from others and took the pills to sooth her own cravings.


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