Extreme cold didn't get in the way of a heartwarming proposal on an icy mountainside. Josh Darnell, 31, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, dropped to his knee and popped the question after climbing to a scenic spot Thursday on Tuckerman's Ravine, on the southeastern side of Mount Washington. That same day it hit - 348f (-378f Celsius) on the mountain's summit, which is more than 6,200 feet (1889.76 meters) high.
There's a happy ending: Rachel Raske, 27, of Lowell, Massachusetts, said yes.
Darnell's father, Doug, tagged along to record the event with his camera. He said that the wind was blowing so hard that it knocked him on his back when he got out of the car.
Raske was stunned by the proposal.
"After about 10 minutes of her crying, I said you'd better stop crying or your eyes are going to freeze up," Doug Darnell recalled on Saturday.
A Florida judge says that a sheriff's office must retain custody of a horse, whose owner was charged with drunken driving while riding the animal.
In a report by The Ledger, Polk County Judge Sharon Franklin said 53-year-old Donna Byrne was unfit to care for the horse. Franklin also said that Byrne must complete treatment for alcohol addiction.
Byrne was arrested on November 2 after riding her horse down a highway. Police said her blood-alcohol level was twice Florida's legal limit.
Byrne's attorney, Craig Whisenhunt, says that he will revisit the custody issue at a January 11 hearing regarding additional pending charges of disorderly intoxication, animal endangerment, and culpable negligence
Suspect wearing 'Trust Me' T-shirt steals car
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) A suspect wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with 'Trust Me' allegedly stole a car with an accomplice in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The Washington Post reports that the two suspects from Falls Church were arrested by police in the stolen car not long after the unlocked Honda Civic was taken as it warmed up.
Police say they also found several forged checks during the arrests.
The newspaper says Wilmer Lara Garcia has been charged with auto theft and two counts of forgery. Police say he was wearing the shirt that read "Trust Me."
His accomplice was charged with auto theft.
Joker the dog had one heckuva Christmas adventure. Joker's owner, Summer Burgos, flew him to Florida on December 21 to live with family while she trains in the Navy. As soon as Burgos' mother-in-law opened the crate at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the two-year-old Canaan bolted past her. For eight days, in a strange city, Joker roamed the streets.
On Christmas Eve, the Sun Sentinel reported that Joker was spotted near some shops in Fort Lauderdale. A few days later, a group of neighbours in Dania Beach finally rescued Joker. He was about four miles (six kilometres) from the airport.
Using information from his tags, they got in touch with Burgos. Joker got a checkup at a veterinarian's office before going home to Burgos' family, starting another new adventure.