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Dog and former owner reunited after four years, and more

Nearly four years ago, Dana Klint of Gardner, Mo., left her dog, Faith, with an ex-boyfriend.

Dog and former owner reunited after four yearsNearly four years ago, Dana Klint of Gardner, Mo., left her dog, Faith, with an ex-boyfriend—then didn’t see her again. But Klint was reunited with her 15-year-old husky mix last week after spotting photos of her online. The dog, its ribs exposed, had been living on the street before being brought to an animal shelter. She was subsequently moved to a no-kill shelter in Mission, Kan. After Klint came upon photos of the dog online, the shelter confirmed she had Faith’s distinctive marks. “I was in tears when I found it was really her,” Klint said.

Posthumous trophy given to African-American NASCAR winnerOn Dec. 1, 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American driver to win a top-level NASCAR race. But his trophy for the win at Jacksonville, Fla.’s Speedway Park went missing after a two-hour scoring dispute, and he never received it. After Scott died from colon cancer in 1990, his family campaigned for a replacement trophy. Last week, at Golden Isles Speedway in Georgia, Scott’s family received one, along with a replica of his winning car. “He wanted that trophy so much,” said son Wendell Jr. “Now he has it.”

Woman finds stolen wedding dress for sale on CraigslistWhen Alena Gadke, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., discovered that her wedding dress had been stolen from a storage facility, she didn’t wait for police to find the perpetrators. Instead she began her own sleuthing—searching for the dress on Craigslist. Sure enough, she found it for sale on the website. “I was just thinking, This can’t be possible, there’s no way!” she said. “They can’t be dumb enough to put it on Craigslist.” Gadke notified police and, posing as a buyer, arranged to meet the sellers. Police made two arrests, and recovered other stolen items in the process. 

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