November 3, 2016
Dad Takes Daughter Trick-Or-Treating On Cross-Country Fight
Boston (AP) A father determined to help his 3-year-old daughter enjoy Halloween even though they were on a Boston-to-San Francisco flight decided to take her trick-or-treating on the plane.
Stephanie Kahan told The Boston Globe via email that she was on the flight with the man and his daughter on Monday when he passed out notes and candy to passengers. The note explained that Molly, dressed as a doughnut, was “bummed that she wouldn’t be able to go trick-or-treating” and asked for help from fellow passengers.
The girl then walked up and down the aisle collecting the candy.
Kahan called it a “heart-warming moment” and said every passenger was excited to participate.
Kahan said the father wanted to remain anonymous. Her tweet had been shared nearly 70,000 times Tuesday morning.
Flush With Victory! Outhouse Vote Favors Hillary Clinton
Ashland, NH (AP) A week before Election Day, a New Hampshire farm stand owner has decided to tally customers’ votes for president from an outhouse-turned-fake-voting booth. The winner: Hillary Clinton.
Chris Owens, of Ashland, built the device with mannequins of Democrat Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, and toilets to cast ballots.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports with 721 ballots cast in the last month or so, the results of the 2016 Outhouse Vote are 413 votes for Clinton and 165 for Trump.
There were 101 votes combined for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, 40 write-in votes for Democrat Bernie Sanders, and 2 vote for Pinocchio.
Regarding the Pinocchio votes, Owens said, “At least we know when they’re lying.”
Pig That Survived Butcher Escapes, Finds New Family
Stratham, NH (AP) A pot-bellied pig that survived a butcher and an escape from an adoptive home is getting a new family.
The 3-year-old pig named Missy first arrived at the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in February. Her family could no longer take care of her, and she had even ended up with a butcher at some point.
In April, a Massachusetts family with other pigs adopted her, but it didn’t work out and she ran away. She returned to the Stratham shelter after a week.
The shelter’s adoption counselor said Tuesday that a New Jersey family with two pigs saw an online posting for her through a site called the Pig Placement Network.
They adopted her last week. The counselor told them, “You’ve made my year!”
Woman Rams Squad Car While Taking Topless Selfie
Bryan, TX (AP) Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie.
Miranda Kay Rader posted $200 bond after she was charged with drunken driving and possessing alcohol as a minor.
A police report says an officer was checking a reported disturbance when he heard brakes squeal and an SUV slam into the patrol car behind him.
Rader told the officer she was taking a topless selfie of herself to Snapchat to her boyfriend.
Police say an open bottle of wine was in her console cup holder.
Professor Gives Free Pass To Student Who Ditched For Series
Cleveland (AP) An Ohio college student who ditched class to head to the opening game of the World Series in Cleveland has won a reprieve from his professor by being honest.
Ohio University professor Damian Nance says Charlie Turner checked into his Tuesday class by swiping a card, but wasn’t there when Nance took attendance at the end of the session.
Turner came clean after Nance emailed him, asking for an explanation. Turner told the professor his father had gotten him tickets to the game against the Chicago Cubs and that he left for Cleveland after checking in. He included a picture of himself and his brother at Progressive Field.
Nance responded by calling it “an impeccable excuse,” and added “no repercussions.”
Nance tells The Associated Press he let Turner off the hook, not because he’s a big Indians fan, but because the student “fessed up.”
Real Life Angry Birds: Town Tries To Rein In Rowdy Turkeys
Davis, CA (AP) Leaders of a California college town are working to relocate turkeys that have been harassing people on the streets.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the Davis City Council voted this week to approve a wild turkey management plan that includes trapping and relocating many of the birds and possibly killing some of the more aggressive ones. It also called for an ordinance prohibiting people from feeding the turkeys.
Davis residents are fond of urban wildlife. They built a tunnel for toads and protected jackrabbits from construction, but the well-known turkeys wandering the streets are too much.
Police Chief Darren Pytel says his department has fielded calls from people accosted by turkeys, including a man who was pinned against the wall of a bank by a bird.