Prince Andrew’s driving: British police are investigating an accident in which Prince Andrew allegedly struck a police officer with his car while driving into Buckingham Palace. Reports said Queen Elizabeth II’s second son hit the officer as he was driving his four-by-four through the palace gates.
The palace confirmed Friday there had been “a minor incident” involving the prince. The Metropolitan Police say an officer had been hit by a vehicle on Constitution Hill, outside the palace, and sustained minor arm injuries. The force says it is investigating the circumstances of the crash.
The 49-year-old prince is known for his passion for cars. In 2002 he was stopped for speeding in his Range Rover but not charged.
My stinky valentine: Nothing says “I love you” like a half-mile wide heart made out of manure. A Minnesota man created the Valentine’s Day gift for his wife of 37 years in their farm field about 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea.
Bruce Andersland told the Alberta Lea Tribune that he started the project with his tractor and manure spreader Wednesday and finished Thursday. His wife, Beth, said it’s the biggest and most original Valentine she has ever received. She says some people might think it’s gross, but she says it’s cute and “Why not do something fun with what you got?”
Who’s got the ticket? Hoosier lottery players have been digging through their trash, scouring their cars and bringing fistfuls of old tickets, some in shoeboxes, to an Indianapolis store, hoping they would find the winning — but unclaimed — $2.5 million jackpot ticket.
But time ran out Friday as the 5 p.m. deadline for cashing in the winning Hoosier Lotto ticket came and went with no one coming forward. “Pretty sad for somebody if they happen to have it out there,” a Hoosier Lottery spokeswoman said.
The winning ticket had been all the buzz among customers this week at the Meijer convenience store where it was sold. “I looked around. I looked in every trash can for it,” Mike Tinder, a 33-year-old life coach from Indianapolis, said Friday.
One woman asked a store clerk to check the surveillance video, saying she believed she had bought the winning ticket for the Aug. 19 drawing.
Another customer said a friend had spent part of the day rummaging through her truck because she remembered buying a ticket at the store last summer.