BOSTON (AP) – A 9-year-old boy who police said may have been abducted during a robbery in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood has been found unharmed.

Police said David Encarnacion was located late Wednesday afternoon in the area of Logan International Airport.

Earlier, a man told police he was walking on River Street with the boy when the gunmen approached and fled with the boy in a vehicle.

A Boston police spokesman says no one has been arrested and an investigation into the incident is continuing.

4-clawed lobster caught in R.I.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – A lady lobster with four claws was pulled from the deep this week in the waters off Newport.

With a large crusher claw and three pincher claws – instead of the usual one – the crustacean was unlike anything 39-year-old lobsterman Patrick Marks had ever seen in his 14 years catching the creatures.

All of the lobster’s excess appendages worked.

Marks, of Portsmouth, trapped the mutated animal about 60 miles south of Newport and hauled her up on Monday.

Marks told the Newport Daily News he sometimes lets lobsters go out of guilt when they look at him funny.

So after he showed off the multi-clawed lobster for most of the day, he let her go. She weighed 1 pounds and could have sold for $7.50 retail.

Ring gone 21 years is found in fish

BUNA, Texas (AP) – The one that didn’t get away held an unlikely surprise for a Texas man.

The blue-stoned class ring of Joe Richardson, engraved with his name, turned up inside an 8-pound bass 21 years after he lost it while fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn.

The fisherman who discovered the tarnished ring inside his catch contacted Richardson on Nov. 28 in Buna, about 100 miles northeast of Houston, after tracking him down with help from the Internet. His fisherman hero asked to remain anonymous.

Richardson, 41, said he lost the ring about two weeks after his 1987 graduation from Universal Technical Institute in Houston. His mom had bought it for about $200.

and wasn’t pleased when it went missing.

As a mechanic, Richardson said he doesn’t wear jewelry so he tucked the undamaged ring away.

“I have not cleaned it,” he said. “I told my wife I don’t want to clean it.”



Information assist from KFDM-TV: www.kfdm.com

AP-ES-12-03-08 1447EST


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