Reporter arrested for disorderly conduct
MEMPHIS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Memphis TV reporter was arrested on New Year's Eve after he allegedly called an officer a vulgar name, chest-bumped him and resisted arrest, police said.
Jason Miles, 39, a WMC-TV Channel 5 reporter, was taken into custody on disorderly conduct charges after he refused to move his news station's SUV out of a no-parking zone and said he would move it in 15 minutes, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.
A hearing on the charges Wednesday was reset to April 16 in criminal court, the newspaper said.
Miles apologized after he was taken into custody, police said.
He is free on $100 bail.
Best places to go? Here are five
NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Lisa Gill of the magazine Conde Nast Traveler listed her "best places to go in 2013" and selected Amsterdam, Seoul, Nashville, New Orleans and Toronto.
Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday, Gill mentioned Amsterdam's major museum renovations and avant-garde design shops; Seoul's food and nightlife, calling the South Korean city "one of the most vibrant, wired and innovative cities in Asia"; and praised the architecture and restaurants of Toronto.
She also spoke highly of two American cities, referring to Nashville and "some of the tastiest and most creative cocktails we've ever tried," and the theaters of New Orleans, its February Mardi Gras and its April and May jazz festival.
Police: Baby left with liquor store clerk
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a drunk man who allegedly asked a liquor store clerk to watch his 11-month-old baby is facing child neglect charges.
Daytona Beach police said Kenneth Rowe, 26, asked the clerk at Sharks Liquor Store to watch his 11-month-old infant Sunday night and left without the baby, WFTV, Jacksonville, Fla., reported Wednesday.
The clerk said the baby seemed hungry and bore a rash on the side of his face.
Police said the baby was turned over to the Department of Children and Families and the father is facing child neglect charges.
Craigslist buyer seeks stolen bike's owner
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Columbus, Ohio, woman, suspecting the bicycle she bought on Craigslist was stolen, posted her own listing seeking to return it to its rightful owner.
"Stolen bike I would like to return," read Christine Jinks' listing Friday on the classified advertising website, in an ad full of exclamation points and an explanation of her intent.
Columbus police said they were impressed with her honesty.
"I wish everyone was like that," Sgt. Rich Weiner said. "Unfortunately it's very rare that we find a person wanting to do the right thing."
Jinks was advised by police to call detectives in the burglary or property-recovery units, The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday, noting police have databases and theft reports to compare property, and a policy of returning bicycles after 30 days to those who bring them in, if the owner cannot be found.
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