Odds ‘n’ Ends: Wisconsin newborn racks up the 7’s for birth weight, day, month, year

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. – Jack Allen Falkner is one lucky baby.

The son of Dan and Leslie Falkner was born July 7, 2007, considered by many the luckiest day of the century.

But Jack’s luck didn’t stop there. The infant weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

The number seven is considered lucky by gamblers, numerologists and the slew of couples who chose Saturday as their wedding date. If the string of sevens in that date makes for auspicious associations, the extra digits in his weight could bode that much better for the infant.

“He’s doing very well,” said his father, a diesel technician.

Robber dresses up in tree costume to steal some green from bank

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Leaf it to New Hampshire, where a bank branch was held up by a man disguised as a tree.

Just as the Citizen Bank branch opened Saturday morning, a man walked in with leafy boughs duct-taped to his head and torso, and robbed the place.

“He really went out on a limb,” police Sgt. Ernie Goodno said Sunday.

Police said the leafy man didn’t saying anything about having a weapon, just demanded cash, and was given an undisclosed amount.

Although the branches and leaves obscured much of the man’s face, someone who saw images from the bank’s security camera recognized the robber and called police.

Officers said James Coldwell, 49, was arrested early Sunday and charged with robbery.

From Associated Press reports