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May 2, 2019

WOMAN STUNG AFTER BEE HIVE LANDS ON HEAD

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Back in the day, it was common for women to wear a beehive hairdo. But in Arizona, a woman was left in need of medical treatment after sporting a beehive in a much different way. Firefighters in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe say the woman was stung more than 20 times after heavy wind blew a bee-filled hive off a tree onto the woman’s head. Authorities say the woman was picking up her child from daycare when the wind blew the hive out of the tree she was walking under. She was bitten between 20 and 30 times on and around her head. Authorities say she was evaluated on the scene and ended up having her husband drive her to a hospital for treatment. Firefighters sprayed the hive with foam because it was close to the daycare and to a school.

ARABIAN MARE STROLLS AROUND IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Jenny is a celebrity in Frankfurt, Germany. But she doesn’t sing, dance, act or tell jokes. Jenny is 22-year-old Arabian mare that is well known about town — because he spends much of her time strolling about the town. She goes for a 12-mile jaunt each day — as she’s done for the past 14 years. She ambles along Frankfurt’s cobblestone streets and pedestrian paths on her way to the Main river, where she dines on the vegetation growing there. To fend off the occasion call from concerned newcomers, the horse’s owner hung a note around her neck that reads, “My name is Jenny, I didn’t run away, I’m just going for a walk.”

FIREFIGHTER DENIES HE WENT INTO CONVENIENCE STORE NAKED

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — It was an interesting story when we first heard about it last month: that a Massachusetts firefighter walked naked into a Rhode Island convenience store on a dare, bought a soda and left. But now the man said to have done it says it was just that — a story. Lynnfield fire captain John Walsh was charged with disorderly conduct after a clerk at the store reported the incident. And a police report says when asked, Walsh admitted he entered the store naked on a dare from his girlfriend. But now he tells a newspaper in Lynn, Massachusetts that it didn’t go down that way. He says “the bulk of the allegation is untrue” — even the police account. Walsh continues on paid leave from his job — and is due back in court next week.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II