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CMU drops fraternity after death, misconduct allegations

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan University says it has kicked a fraternity out of school after many allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing and the death of a member.

Vice President Steven Johnson says the allegations against Phi Sigma Phi show a "significant threat to the safety" of students. Johnson said this week Phi Sigma Phi is "officially removed from CMU forever."

A student was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in April. Johnson says the house was being used by Phi Sigma Phi for a party.

ID cards to help undocumented immigrants

BALTIMORE (AP) — An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore's Catholic archdiocese.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William Lori announced the launch of the parish identification cards this week. The IDs will be recognized by city agencies including the police.

Pugh says the effort supports her administration's goals to "build an inclusive city."

Officials say it will improve public safety by providing identity cards to those who otherwise don't have any and who avoid speaking to law enforcers due to their immigration status.

Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line.

Christina Sanchez tells the Asbury Park Press that she was on Mile 10 of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon at Sandy Hook on Sunday when a large buck took her out.

Sanchez says the deer came dashing out of the woods and struck her in a "blur of brown and white fur."

The Fair Haven woman received attention from emergency personnel who gave her the OK and encouraged her to finish the race.

Sanchez finished about 10 minutes slower than her goal time. But she says she wasn't going to give up.

Man wins woman’s weight in beer at wife-carrying contest

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Baseball's fall classic focuses on an American pastime. A Maine ski resort has its own fall classic based on a Finnish tradition.

More than 30 teams from Maine to California participated recently in the North American Wife Carrying Championship. The event at the Sunday River ski resort featured male competitors completing a 278-yard obstacle course while carrying a woman.

The legend behind the event is based on Finland's "Ronkainen the Robber," whose gang was known to pillage villages and take the women.

Jesse Wall and Christine Arsenault won the event. For their efforts, the South Paris couple received Arsenault's weight in beer, and five times her weight in cash.


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