November 24, 2016
Dogs Get In On Internet’s ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Craze
Pittsburg, KS (AP) The “mannequin challenge” has gone to the dogs.
Canines are getting in on the internet craze that has featured videos of athletes, students and celebrities frozen in various poses.
Kansas college student Ryan Thomas has garnered nearly 200,000 retweets for his video of a boxer named Boston sitting perfectly still while wearing costumes.
The dog also displays impressive willpower by posing in front of a tray of muffins and on a couch while covered in Doritos.
Not to be outdone, WTVC-TV reports Ralfi, a dog in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the star of a challenge video, posing with bacon in its mouth, a ball on its nose and a full glass of wine on its head.
Hunt On For Spelling Challenged Bank Robber In Massachusetts
Boston (AP) A bank robber dubbed the “spelling bee bandit” because the notes he’s passed to tellers contain the same misspelling is being sought for four robberies in Massachusetts.
The FBI says the man’s notes have just one word: “robery” with one “B.”
His latest target was a TD Bank in Peabody on Sunday. He’s also suspected of hitting banks in Arlington, Reading and Burlington since Oct. 31. In all the robberies, he’s worn sunglasses and either a baseball hat or hood. He’s described as white, in his late 30s or early 40s, between 5-feet, 11 inches, and 6-feet-2.
The FBI says it’s concerned because the man’s becoming increasingly aggressive toward the tellers.
The reward is up to $1,000.
Car Hits Deer, Deer Goes Airborne, Hits Someone Walking
Clarksville, TN (AP) A deer hit by a car in Tennessee went airborne and struck someone walking by hard enough to break some of the pedestrian’s bones.
Clarksville Police spokeswoman Officer Natalie Hall tells The Leaf-Chronicle that a driver hit the deer Thursday evening near downtown Clarksville. The animal flew off the car and hit a pedestrian, who was treated at Tennova Healthcare for broken bones.
She added that it’s not the type of crash that happens often.
Naughty Or Nice? NC Christmas Parade Float Has Pole Dancers
Jacksonville, NC (AP) Some spectators in a North Carolina town say a Christmas parade float belongs on the naughty list after it featured pole dancing.
The Daily News of Jacksonville reports Studio 360 decorated its float with poles for dancing during last weekend’s Christmas Holiday Parade.
There wasn’t any nudity. Still, local youth pastor Dusty Maxwell said he had to turn the heads of his two young children to keep them from seeing the float.
Studio manager Brianna Owens said no one was doing anything inappropriate on the float. The dancers were clothed. The studio teaches dance and gym activities.
Laurette Leagon, president of the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce, said she’s collecting comments from the public, and that the parade committee will meet soon to discuss the float.
Woman Offers Sex: $60 & Nachos, She’ll Make You Holler
Youngstown, OH (AP) Police in Ohio are accusing a woman of selling sex for $60 and some nachos. Officers near Youngstown say they arrested 36-year-old Crystal Hotlosz during an undercover operation Monday.
Beaver Township police say an officer texted the woman after seeing an online advertisement for sex services. Officers say she first wanted $50 and some nachos and later upped her price to $60. Police say that when the undercover officer later met the woman in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant, she asked if he had the extra money and her nachos.
Massachusetts Man Sues Neighbor Over Seagull Mess
Webster, MA (AP) A Massachusetts man sick of the mess seagulls leave at his dock and boat wants the neighbor he says is responsible for attracting the birds to pay up.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that Frank Yacino has sued Lisa Pezzella in small claims court.
Yacino lives on Webster Lake in Webster. He says Pezzella feeds the seagulls that hang around his neighborhood, leaving droppings all over his property and making it impossible to enjoy the water. He’s asking for $1,500 to replace his boat’s seat covers and $500 for the time he’s spent pressure-washing his dock.
The town has issued a cease-and-desist order to Pezzella, based on video officials say shows her feeding gulls.
Her lawyer calls the case silly and denies his client feeds the birds.