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A 10-year old boy taking part in a surfing competition in South Carolina got quite the scare this weekend. Authorities say an 8-foot bull shark bit Tyson Royston's surfboard on Folly Beach while he competed for the Governor's Cup. His coach thought the boy was trying to impress the judges until he realized what was going on. Royston was able to escape and swim to shore. Competition leaders believe the shark got tangled in the boy's surfboard leash. Remaining competitions were postponed until next month.

A Louisiana teenager continues to recover after a car accident on Friday. Police in Shreveport say the 13-year old was driving a pick up truck, ran a stop sign and crashed into a city bus. Officers say at least a dozen people were injured. The 13-year old was cited for driving without a license, careless operation and for running a stop sign.

If you're looking for a small town to settle down and raise a family in, you won't have to go far for one in the top 50. Evans, Georgia ranked number 48 in Money Magazine's 'best places to live in America.  It highlights small towns across the country with populations between 10,000 - 50,000 people. Economic strength, job growth, schools, health care were just a few factors. Sharon, Massachusetts tops the list... followed by Louisville, Colorado... Veinna, Virginia... and Chanhassen, Minnesota.

A federal judge has ruled that the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violates constitutional rights. The policy involved police stopping, questioning and frisking anyone they consider suspicious. The police department says it helps deter crime. A judge says an outside monitor will be appointed to oversee changes to the policy. The ruling stems from a class action lawsuit claiming minority men are routinely stopped without legal reasons.

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