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September 17, 2015

Bystander Lets Trooper Use Canoe To Apprehend Suspect

Duncannon, PA (AP) State police say a bystander let a trooper use his canoe to apprehend a suspect who ran into a river after being hit with a stun gun.

State police in Newport said a trooper on Monday afternoon noticed the unnamed, 42-year-old suspect who he believed had a suspended license and was wanted for several warrants.

A news release says the man drove away and then fled on foot, prompting the trooper to deploy a stun gun, causing the man to fall to the ground.

The suspect got up, however, and fled into the Juniata River. Troopers used the nearby canoe to catch up with him in the water and take him into custody.

Cars In Reno, Nevada, Damaged By Watermelons

Reno, NV (AP) Police say vandals have been lobbing watermelons at cars in a Reno, Nevada, neighborhood.

KOLO-TV reports Sunday night’s vandalism happened in Angelique Ybarra’s northwest Reno neighborhood.

A watermelon dented the side of her car in July, and she says this new attack shattered glass and splattered fruit throughout her vehicle.

She says the incidents have cost her almost $1,000.

Several other cars were also hit by the melons.

Dog Park Committee Enlists Land-Clearing Specialists: Goats

Portsmouth, RI (AP) A new dog park in Rhode Island got some help from a group of land-clearing specialists: goats.

Organizers used a herd of the ravenous ruminants to clear brush from a plot of land in Portsmouth that will eventually be turned over to man’s best friend.

Kim Cipolla tells WJAR-TV the 17 goats ate around the clock over an area about the size of two football fields.

The goats ate everything from poison ivy to thick brush and thorns. They even dug up a buried fire hydrant, perfect for a dog park.

Cipolla says they are cheaper than a bulldozer and construction crew, and environmentally friendly. She says it’s “animals helping animal.”

Now that the goats have finished, committee members are working to complete the job.

Kansas State Fair Offers Hairy Competition

Wichita, KS. (AP) Mustaches and beards will be judged along with livestock for the first time this year at the Kansas State Fair.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the hairy competition is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Nex-Tech Wireless Stage at Lake Talbott on the fairgrounds.

Among the categories in the competition are best in show, natural mustache with no styling, freestyle mustache, and female’s fake facial hair, in which contestants will be allowed to use whatever materials they want.

The competition has room for 10 contestants in each category. The Wichita Beard and Mustache Club says it has wanted more people to get involved in in facial-hair contests in the area and that the fair is helping make that happen.

Flying Brisket Whacks Woman At Barbecue Festival

Danville, KY (AP) Police say a woman was hit with a hot flying brisket when a contestant’s temper flared during a beef over a shared cooker at a central Kentucky barbecue festival.

Danville police say they were called to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival after a dispute was reported between contestants who were sharing a cooker Sunday.

Mary Berry of Bardstown told officers she was hit in the shoulder, neck and head by the slab of hot meat, which was estimated to be between 200 and 250 degrees when it was thrown.

Police said 42-year-old Mike Owings of Cunningham told officers he threw the brisket because he lost his temper but “didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt.”

Now, police say he faces a misdemeanor charge of wanton endangerment.

New York Grilled-Cheese Truck Wins Top Street Food Award

New York (AP) A New York grilled-cheese food truck whose proceeds go to help formerly incarcerated youths has won the top Vendy award for best street fare.

The Street Vendor Project sponsors the annual event. It announced this year’s Vendy Cup winner is Snowday, a truck specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches with a touch of maple syrup using ingredients from New York farms.

The half-dozen Vendy categories include the People’s Choice, which Snowday also won. Vendy’s Rookie of the Year went to Coney Shack Tacos, Best Market Vendor to Home Frites, Best Dessert to Doughnuttery and Best Street Drink to Renegade Lemonade.

More than 2,000 people gathered Saturday on Governors Island, where eight food experts voted.

The Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center provides advocacy and legal services to vendors.

Shoplifting Suspect Had Raspberry Cookies In Pants

Altoona, PA (AP) Police in Pennsylvania say a repeat shoplifter has been caught with his pants up but full of raspberry cookies. The Altoona Mirror reports 47-year-old James Kaylor faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 23 based on his most recent arrest. Kaylor, who has six previous retail theft arrests and four convictions, was checking out at Martins

Food Store in Altoona when a clerk told police Kaylor had shoved something down his pants on Sept. 5. Police say they confronted Kaylor after he paid for his other items but not the $3.49 box of raspberry biscuits. Altoona police say Kaylor acknowledged the theft was a stupid thing to do. The new charge is a felony, despite the small value of the cookies‚ because of Kaylor’s criminal record.

Suspect Return To Burglary Scene For Lost Keys, Cellphone

Twin Falls, ID (AP) A man is charged with burglary after police say he returned to a Twin Falls, Idaho, home for his forgotten car keys and cellphone.

The Times-News reports a woman called police when she found her home ransacked on Saturday, with a stranger’s cellphone on the bed and a strange car parked behind the property.

Police were at the scene when 22-year-old Caleb Shay Funke was dropped off near the vehicle. Officers say Funke told them he loaned the car to a friend and the keys got locked inside.

Keys found inside the burglarized house unlocked and started the vehicle.

Court documents say Funke acknowledged during an interview with police to being involved in at least two other burglaries Saturday. He’s due back in court Sept. 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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