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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 07:55

Weird National Briefs (02-17-2016)

For the birds

CARLSBAD, N.M. - A New Mexico city in cracking down on people feeding pigeons.

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports that the Carlsbad city council recently approved an ordinance that bans residents from feeding or providing environments that attract the birds.

The city says the ordinance will help eliminate some of the health risks associated with pigeon droppings.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:32

Weird National Briefs (02-10-2016)

Stolen sweets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Authorities say a thief broke into an Albuquerque elementary school and stole more than a dozen boxes of Student Council chocolate.

KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports the bandit broke into Ernie Pyle Middle School last week and also ran out with $120 in Student Council cash, a laptop, a wheel barrow and a garbage can.

Officials say the cash and chocolate belonged to the Student Council, which was fundraising for various school projects.

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:35

Weird National Briefs (02-03-2016)

Tunnel of love

SITKA, Alaska - Authorities arrested a fugitive convicted on drug and theft charges after finding him hiding this week in what they called an 'elaborate tunnel system' dug underneath a trailer home in Alaska.

The tunnels narrowed as officers walked further in, forcing them to trudge through on their knees and then on their stomachs. Police in the city of Sitka say they eventually spotted Jeremy Beebe's foot sticking out of another hidden entrance, catching him after an officer pulled back the skirting around the trailer.

Police Lt. Lance Ewers said Beebe, 42, had failed to report to the police department on Jan. 12 after he was sentenced to nearly two years in prison, the Sitka Sentinel reported.

Acting on a tip, officers staked out a trailer park Wednesday and saw Beebe heading in to one of the units. A woman who answered the door said Beebe was not there.

Police then used a battering ram to get through a plywood door they found on the outside of the trailer, which led to the tunnel system.

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