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Candy shop makes edible deflated football

A Pennsylvania candy shop is taking on the Deflategate controversy with its "Bradie" ball, a chocolate football with a noticeable dent in the side.

According to a report by the (Washington) Observer-Reporter, the football isn't for sale, but Sarris Candies posted a photo of the confection on social media just for kicks.

The photo's caption says "Net weight 13 lbs ... Oops! We meant 11.2 lbs."

The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady are accused of using underinflated footballs in their AFC Championship game win against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots play Sunday in the Super Bowl.

First Las Vegas White Castle opens to feeding frenzy

The opening of Las Vegas' first White Castle was greeted by long lines and even a temporary closure so the burger restaurant could restock.

The restaurant closed for two hours on Tuesday, shortly after it opened around 2 p.m.

According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, customers waited in line for two hours to get a taste of the restaurant's famous sliders and other menu items.

The company's vice president Jamie Richardson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the store sold 4,000 sliders per hour in its first 12 hours.

He also said he wasn't aware of any similar closing because of demand in White Castle's 94-year history, according to the Daily Mail article.

The new White Castle is located on the Las Vegas Strip between The Venetian and Harrah's.




Kerry fined for not shoveling snow from sidewalk

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined for not clearing snow from the sidewalk by his house.

After a blizzard dumped 2 feet of snow on Boston this week, officials tagged Kerry with a $50 fine at 9:45 a.m. Thursday for failing to clear the snow from the sidewalk of his Beacon Hill mansion, reports the Huffington Post.

Kerry was in Saudi Arabia attending the funeral of King Abdullah with President Barack Obama.

Kerry spokesman Glen Johnson told the Boston Globe Kerry will pay the fine and that as of late Thursday morning, Kerry's sidewalk had been shoveled.

Wrongfully convicted man awarded $6M

A Connecticut man, who was found to be wrongfully convicted of murder and sexual assault, was awarded $6 million in damages, according to a release from the Connecticut Office of the Claims Commissioner.

Kenneth Ireland was convicted of rape and murder in 1989. However, his conviction was overturned in 2009.

He spent 21 years behind bars.

During a previous interview with Eyewitness News, Ireland said that he wasn't bitter. However, he wanted the state to pay for him to make the rest of his life easier.

DNA tests proved that he did not kill Barbara Pelky, according to court officials.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called Ireland "a man of extraordinary character" and said he "unimaginable pain of two decades of wrongful incarceration" in a statement on the decision Thursday.

"Nothing could ever replace the two decades of life as a free man that were wrongfully taken away from him, separated from his family and friends," Malloy said.

The governor also applauded the efforts of the Innocence Project, which helped Ireland.

"Modern DNA technologies are ensuring that the violent criminals who have actually committed the crimes are convicted and remain behind bars," Malloy said

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