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Miss Scott, 57, responded, “Yes.”

Told that she could face arrest for misusing 911, Miss Scott responded, “Let’s do it.”

Miss Scott was convicted last week of improper use of the 911 system and was sentenced to the three days in jail, which she had already served since her arrest. Seven other days were suspended if she stays out of trouble for a year.

After her release, Miss Scott blamed the case on alcohol.

TEXAS

3 killed in 2 gas explosions

LUBBOCK — An explosion in the Texas Panhandle that killed two men was the state’s second deadly blast in as many days involving workers who accidentally hit natural-gas lines.

The blast Tuesday involved a crew that was removing caliche — commonly used in cement — from a pit for a dirt-contracting company, Lipscomb County Sheriff James Robertson said. The explosion happened when a bulldozer struck a pipeline in a remote area of the Texas Panhandle near Darrouzett.

Killed were Steven Douglas Odell, 32, and Johnnie Mike Renner, 44, both of Pampa, Sheriff Robertson said Wednesday. One person hospitalized after the blast was in fair condition at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, a spokeswoman said. Two others were treated at a nearby hospital and released.

The bulldozer crew was working for an oil-services company when it hit the line Tuesday afternoon.

A day earlier, one worker was killed when a utility crew accidentally hit and ruptured a natural gas line in rural Johnson County, about 50 miles southwest of Dallas.

UTAH

Larry King’s wife recovers from overdose

PROVO — A spokesman for Larry King said the talk-show host’s wife is recovering after an apparent prescription-drug overdose last month in Utah.

Emergency medical workers were called to Shawn King’s home in Provo on May 28. Her father dialed 911 after finding the 50-year-old woman in her bed, breathing but not responding when he tried to wake her.

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