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The print shows Jesus and John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Revere’s name is featured on the bottom. Only five copies of the print are known to exist. Richard Noble, who catalogs rare items at Brown, said he has some unanswered questions, including Revere’s reason for making the print.

The Boston silversmith and skilled engraver was a leading patriot before the Revolutionary War. He is best known for his midnight ride to warn colonists of approaching British troops.


Teen gets 4 years in stop sign prank deaths

CIRCLEVILLE — An Ohio teen has been sentenced to serve four years behind bars in a fatal traffic crash caused by the concealment of a stop sign with petroleum jelly and plastic wrap.

Nineteen-year-old Seth Stonerock of Stoutsville was sentenced Wednesday in Pickaway County after making a tearful apology to families of the two women who died.

He had pleaded guilty in February to two reckless homicide charges.

Authorities said 85-year-old Mary Spangler died in the Aug. 17 crash when her 81-year-old sister, Jeanne Shea, drove past the stop sign and collided with another vehicle. Ms. Shea died Sept. 6.

Defense attorney Bill Meeks said Stonerock has been contrite and remorseful since the crash and feels the penalty is justified. He plans to ask the judge to consider early release in several months.


Judge sends man to jail for wearing saggy pants

PRATTVILLE — Authorities in central Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing saggy pants.

LaMarcus D. Ramsey, 20, was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property.

Circuit Judge John Bush told Mr. Ramsey his blue jeans were sagging too low and gave him the three-day stint. The judge told Mr. Ramsey to buy pants that fit or a belt when he gets out of the county jail.

The judge said he found it disrespectful and a disruption when people wore pants below their waistline in his chambers.

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