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Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps
(Angela Hatke - Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)
From Associated Press
March 24, 2017 1:00 PM EST
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.
STOW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are still on the hunt for a Humvee swiped from an Ohio National Guard Armory. The State Highway Patrol says someone cut through a fence at the Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow southeast of Cleveland and made off with the sand-colored Humvee.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say they captured a large exotic cat that was wandering Paterson streets. Officials say residents called Animal Control to report the cat Thursday morning.
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a New Jersey diner have admitted burning it down to collect insurance. Sussex County prosecutors say 49-year-old Tina Diakos and 40-year-old Ozkan Cengiz pleaded guilty to arson on Wednesday.
REDUCTION, Pa. (AP) — "The Town That Garbage Built" is up for sale. A family that has owned the Village of Reduction in Pennsylvania for nearly 70 years has decided to divest itself of the 75-acre property.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A man who was initially denied an Indiana license plate reading "ATHE1ST" now has the personalized plate. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles denied Chris Bontrager's first request in February without citing a specific reason.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur "X'' for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who helped pitch Dos Equis beer as the Most Interesting Man in the World turned his attention from his favorite beer to his favorite beard by judging a competition called Vermont Beardies.
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't an ordinary police call for someone trying to duck a subway fare. New York City officers found themselves chasing down a duck that strayed onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station Friday morning.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state that bans it and any other butter that hasn't been graded for quality.