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Infamous Guns Auctioned
Bonnie and Clyde guns sell for $504K at NH auction
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Two guns once in the possession of notorious gangsters Bonnie and Clyde when they were killed in a hail of gunfire have sold at a New Hampshire auction for more than half a million dollars.
The guns were two of 134 artifacts that sold Sunday for a total of $1.1 million at the auction in Nashua. About two-thirds of the items were from Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Items also came from other notorious criminals.
Bobby Livingston of RR Auction said Bonnie Parker's .38-caliber Detective Special that she had taped to her thigh when she was killed in 1934 in Louisiana drew the highest bid and sold for $264,000. Livingston said Clyde Barrow's 1911 Colt .45-caliber automatic sold for $240,000 to the same bidder, who didn't want to be named.
Gun owned by Butch Cassidy auctioned in Calif.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A .45-caliber gun once owned by Butch Cassidy has sold at auction in Southern California for $175,000.
A spokesman for the private seller said Sunday that the Colt Single Action Army revolver went to an anonymous online bidder.
The gun is accompanied by a black leather shoulder holster and two binders filled with documentation verifying the revolver's authenticity.
Cassidy, the infamous Old West bank robber, bought the revolver in a hardware store in Vernal, Utah, in 1896. He turned it over to Utah authorities in early 1900 in an unsuccessful attempt to gain amnesty. Known as the "Amnesty Colt," it is the most documented of Cassidy's guns.
The outlaw was immortalized in the 1969 film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." He was played by Paul Newman.
Sunday's sale was held by California Auctioneers of Ventura.
Posted: Sunday, September 30 2012, 05:50 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Pace slows in testing after Tulsa health scare
May 24, 2013 12:51 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Additional tests reveal no new cases of hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS among patients of a Tulsa oral surgeon accused of running dirty clinics.
The pace of people seeking testing has slowed. About 3,900 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington have gone to state clinics for testing. In March, health departments urged testing for 7,000 patients. Just 54 patients sought tests within the past week.
Inspectors said they found unsanitary conditions inside Harrington's clinics at Tulsa and Owasso.
So far, 70 patients have tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and three for HIV, but there is no indication the diseases spread at the clinics. Health experts say the spread of disease in dental clinics is extremely rare.
Harrington is cooperating with the investigation.
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