Amber Alert for abducted boy is called off
LAS VEGAS - Authorities have called off an Amber Alert in their search for an abducted Nevada boy but aren't saying why.
Nevada transportation officials canceled the alert for 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger on Saturday morning. They would not give details but planned an afternoon news conference.
Cole was abducted from a Las Vegas home Wednesday by three men posing as police officers. Police said they believe the men were drug dealers and that the kidnapping at gunpoint was a 'message' to boy's grandfather.
The grandfather was arrested in Southern California after police named him a 'person of interest.'
Yankee Stadium memorabilia not selling well
NEW YORK - Not even Yankee pride can overcome the poor economy.
The last ball hit out of Yankee Stadium didn't leave the auction block Saturday in a memorabilia auction celebrating Bronx Bombers history.
The ball, smacked by catcher Jose Molina on Sept. 21, was one of several big ticket items that failed to sell in early bidding at Madison Square Garden on a trove of Yankees artifacts.
It was expected to fetch up to $400,000, but was pulled after offers fell short of the suggested opening bid of $100,000.
A collection of 15 World Series and American League championship rings that once belonged to former Yankees owner Del Webb was also pulled by the Guernsey's auction house after the high bid of $325,000 fell short of expectations.
The gold rings from 1947 to 1964 had been expected to sell for up to $700,000.
More than 400 items linked to the storied franchise were on the block, including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig's insurance policies, old ticket boxes and game balls, and more than 100 architectural drawings of the original Yankee Stadium.
SoCal officials bring back musical road
LANCASTER, Calif. - The folks who silenced the nation's first 'musical road' are singing a different tune.
Workers on Wednesday began carving grooves on Avenue G that will produce notes of the 'William Tell Overture' when cars drive over them.
The high desert city north of Los Angeles placed the grooves on another road, Avenue K, last month for a Honda commercial. The quarter-mile strip was engineered to play the notes - better known as the theme for 'The Lone Ranger' - when motorists in Honda Civics hit them at 55 mph.
It was believed to be the first such musical road in the United States, although there are others in Japan, South Korea and Holland.
The city paved over that stretch two weeks later after neighbors complained the noise was annoying and kept them awake.
The city, however, received hundreds of calls praising the road and decided to recreate the road in an industrial area away from homes.