September 11, 2014
In Washington Surprise Attack, Bear: 1 • Bowhunter: 0
Longview, WA (AP) A bow-hunter was attacked by a bear while looking for deer near the southwest Washington city of Longview.
The 61-year-old Longview man, Jerry Hause, tells The Daily News he was sitting down to take a rest Monday when the bear came at him at a dead run.
Hause says he didn’t have time to use his bow so he scrambled up a tree. The bear followed him and bit his left leg. It finally let go when Hause kicked it in the nose with his other foot.
Hause was able to walk out and call for help. He was treated for puncture wounds and claw scratches at a hospital and is recovering at home.
Hause says the next time he goes bow hunting, he plans to carry a pistol.
Fake Massachusetts Plate: A Story Both Funny & Sad
Chicopee, MA (AP) A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee.
Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it.
The “license plate” on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was actually just a piece of cardboard.
In a poor attempt to replicate a real Massachusetts license plate, the letters and numbers were crudely drawn with a red marker.
The word “Massachusetts” and the phrase “The Spirit of America” were written in the appropriate places in blue pen.
The 20-year-old woman driving the vehicle was charged with driving with a suspended license and attaching false plates.
Skinny Dip Yearbook Photo Raises Eyebrows
Portales, NM (AP) A New Mexico high school yearbook is raising eyebrows after it published a racy photo of students under a “Most Likely to Skinny Dip” category.
KRQE-TV reports Portales High School students picked up their 2014 issues last week and found the risque image among the others in traditional categories.
In the photo, two students chosen for the award appear to be naked, posing behind a tree.
Portales High School Assistant Principal Garrick Matthews says students were trying to be humorous but it didn’t go over well with some who saw the yearbook. Matthews says the district has received numerous complaints.
The district says from now on, another set of eyes will be viewing the yearbook before it’s published.
Sleepwalking Camper Injured In Cliff Fall
SLADE, KY (AP) Rescue crews say an Ohio man who was camping with friends in central Kentucky’s Red River Gorge is recovering after falling from a cliff while sleepwalking.
Powell County Emergency Management told WKYT-TV that the group had set up camp near Grey’s Arch Trail and the man’s friends called for help after realizing that he was missing in the middle of the night.
Wolfe County rope technician John May told the station the Cincinnati man, whose name wasn’t released, fell about 60 feet early Thursday and landed in an area with several large boulders.
He called it a “miracle” that the man survived. May said the camper suffered a head injury, a dislocated shoulder and a fractured leg, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.
Latest NYC Condo Amenity: $1 Million Parking Spot
New York (AP) A condo development in New York City’s pricy SoHo neighborhood is charging for a parking spot as much as it would cost to buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle‚ $1 million.
The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 and $6,666 a square foot.
The three-bedroom apartments will cost around $8 million to $10 million, or about $3,100 a square foot.
Brokerage firm CEO Shaun Osher says there are “few to no options” for parking in SoHo, just northeast of the World Trade Center site. He says his firm is “looking at setting the benchmark.”