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AM-Prep: Kickers

August 9, 2018


SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — You’ve heard of police arresting people. You’ve heard of cows. But have you heard of a herd of cows helping police arrest someone? You’re about to. Authorities in Florida say a herd of 16 cows helped police corral a fleeing suspect. A Seminole County Sheriff’s helicopter recorded the scene Sunday night — as police pursued a suspect who bailed from a car and ran through a pasture. The chopper crew told colleagues on the ground a large group of cows was following the suspect. The cows eventually ran Jennifer Ann Kaufman into a fence — where she ended up cowering before a group of officers waiting to arrest her. A second suspect also was on the loose; that suspect was captured through a more traditional police-animal team: a K-9 unit.


KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Twin sisters from different political parties are a step closer to public office in western Michigan. Monica Sparks, a Democrat, and her Republican sister, Jessica Ann Tyson, each won their party’s nomination on Tuesday. That means they go on to the November election for seats on the Kent County Board of Commissioners. Sparks says her twin sister’s interest in politics, well, sparked her own decision to run. Their closeness may continue after the election. If they win, they could serve on the same board of commissioners, since they’d serve different districts.


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Some graduates of a Colorado university have learned that the school that printed their diplomas should take a remedial spelling course. When Alec Williams checked to make sure his name was spelled correctly on his diploma from Colorado Mesa University, the name was fine. But it said the diploma was issued by the “Coard of Trustees” instead of “Board of Trustees.” Williams was going to laugh it off — but tells the Daily Sentinel he was frustrated because he’s leaving school with $30,000 in student loans — and a diploma with a typo. The school will send corrected diplomas to the current grads. But the problem may also have affected diplomas back to 2012. The school says it made the error itself — and replacing the nearly 9,200 diplomas would cost nearly $46,000 — that is, assuming the math is right.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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