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    No one was hurt in the incident. The post is a nod to stereotype that law enforcement officers have an obsession with doughnuts . "No words", the officers wrote . Prayers to LPD as they deal with this loss. Krispy Kreme will deliver dozens of doughnuts to the police department Wednesday at 2 p.m.at East Sector Roll Coll on Centre Parkway, the company said Wednesday.
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    Bids were due Friday at 3 p.m. The store, once a shopping mall mainstay, has slowly declined in recent years and was slow to respond to the trend in online shopping. The company's chairman, Eddie Lampert, is believed to be attempting to purchase the company through the hedge fund he manages, ESL Investments. That's in addition to 182 stores already slated for closure, including 142 by the end of 2108 and 40 by February.
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    A Christmas miracle happened for a lucky new millionaire in Chesterfield. The last Mega Millions jackpot victor came in October when a $1.5 billion-winning ticket was sold in SC. For Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, the jackpot is an estimated $294 million with a cash option of $177.6 million. The numbers were announced on October 23 and as of last week, the victor has not come forward to claim their prize which has left lottery officials baffled, The State reported .