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September 13, 2018

SUSPICIOUS SCIENCE PROJECT

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Someone saw something — and said something. But in the end, it turned out to be nothing. Police officers in Missouri near Kansas City spent two hours investigating a suspicious plastic container found behind a Missouri sandwich shop — only to find out it was a high school science experiment. KMBC-TV reports police were summoned the other day to a Jimmy John’s in Platte City — and found a plastic container filed with blue fluid attached to other items. Turns out it was an experiment to show how hydrogen can be used for power. How’d it get behind the sandwich shop? The student who built it showed it off to friends inside the Jimmy John’s — then left it behind the store so other friends could see it. Someone working at a nearby convenience store spotted it before the student’s buds did — and called 911. No charges are expected.

KANGAROO ON THE RUN

HARRISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Maybe this kangaroo likes Mississippi. The animal is on the run — and so far, authorities have had trouble putting him in their figurative pouch. The Simpson County sheriff’s office says the 10-month-old animal bolted from his new owners shortly after arriving in Mississippi. The ’roo was purchased from an online auction and the new owners were giving him a treat Friday when he took off. The kangaroo, named Ricky, hasn’t been captured because he’s so fast — but he has been spotted, sort of. One woman called authorities to say she saw a deer with short front legs.

KENTUCKY TOWN’S DOGGY MAYOR DIES

RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is mourning its mayor — and everyone in town says this one was a real dog. That’s no insult — it’s a fact. The town has had a series of dogs serving as “mayor” — and one of the most recent died this week. Lucy Lou was 12 — and was the town’s third canine mayor. She served from 2008 to 2016, when she stepped down from duty. Lucy Lou was a fixture in the media, with appearances on everything from Japanese television to “CBS Sunday Morning.”

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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