Ram­pag­ing bull leads to high school lock­down in Idaho

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BUR­LEY, Idaho (AP) — A high school in south­east Idaho was briefly placed on lock­down af­ter a bull es­caped an auc­tion yard and stormed past the cam­pus.

The Times-News re­ports the Black An­gus bull ram­paged across the town of Bur­ley on Tues­day, tram­pling over signs and charg­ing at peo­ple be­fore ar­riv­ing at Bur­ley High School.

Sher­iff Jay He­ward says the of­fi­cers were not able to cap­ture the bull, so the an­i­mal was killed in or­der to keep the pub­lic safe. He says no gun­shots were fired on school grounds.


IN­VOLV­ING 70 DEAD COWS: HOW­ELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michi­gan man charged with an­i­mal cru­elty af­ter about 70 cows were found dead on his prop­er­ties is await­ing sen­tenc­ing af­ter reach­ing a plea agree­ment.

The Ann Arbor News re­ports that 61-year-old Keith E. Huck Jr. of Liv­ingston County’s Co­hoc­tah Town­ship is sched­uled to re­turn to court on March 12 to learn his pun­ish­ment. He faces up to 93 days in jail.

Huck ear­lier pleaded guilty to re­duced charges, in­clud­ing an­i­mal aban­don­ment and fail­ure to bury a dead an­i­mal. The Liv­ingston Daily Press & Ar­gus re­ports that Huck agreed to pay nearly $20,000 in resti­tu­tion as part of the plea deal.


HITS 100 MPH: DAY­TON, Ohio (AP) — Au­thor­i­ties say speeds reached 100 mph dur­ing a po­lice pur­suit of a stolen school bus in south­west Ohio

The Day­ton Daily News re­ports a chase be­gan shortly be­fore 3 a.m. Wed­nes­day. The bus had been stolen from the Twin Val­ley schools in West Alexan­dria, about 19 miles (31 kilo­me­ters) west of Day­ton.


PLACE ABUSE CLAIMS: BOS­TON (AP) — The host of one of Na­tional Pub­lic Ra­dio’s most suc­cess­ful pro­grams has been fired over al­le­ga­tions of work­place abuse.

Bos­ton ra­dio sta­tion WBUR said Wed­nes­day that “On Point” host Tom Ash­brook was cleared of sex­ual mis­con­duct but cre­ated an abu­sive en­vi­ron­ment for staff. He’s been on leave since De­cem­ber.

Ash­brook says he’s “deeply dis­ap­pointed” and called his fir­ing “pro­foundly un­fair.” He apol­o­gized to col­leagues who found him and the show’s pace “just too much.”

The sta­tion had re­ceived com­plaints from 11 men and women who pre­vi­ously worked on the show and ac­cused Ash­brook of ver­bal abuse, bul­ly­ing and un­wanted touch­ing.

Out­side firms hired to in­ves­ti­gate say Ash­brook didn’t vi­o­late sex­ual mis­con­duct poli­cies but was abu­sive in other ways.


DRUNKEN DRIVER: OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha po­lice say they’ve ar­rested a 32-year-old man sus­pected of driv­ing drunk with five chil­dren in his ve­hi­cle af­ter one of the kids called 911.

Omaha tele­vi­sion sta­tion KETV re­ports that a 14-yearold boy — the driver’s nephew — in­side the car called 911 around noon Sun­day. Po­lice say when of­fi­cers stopped the ve­hi­cle, they found the chil­dren — rang­ing in age from 12 to 15 — cry­ing and the driver show­ing clear signs of in­tox­i­ca­tion.

Po­lice say a breath test showed the driver’s blood al­co­hol con­tent at nearly .30 — nearly four times the le­gal limit to drive.

The driver has been charged with DUI, five counts of child ne­glect and not hav­ing a driver’s li­cense or reg­is­tra­tion.


MA­NURE ON FED’S CAR: ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A Ver­mont man has pleaded guilty to charges that he sprayed liq­uid cow ma­nure on a U.S. Cus­toms and Border Pro­tec­tion car af­ter con­fronting an agent about why he wasn’t do­ing more to ar­rest peo­ple in the coun­try il­le­gally.

MyCham­plainVal­ley.com re­ports that Mark John­son, of Alburgh, en­tered pleas Tues­day to sim­ple as­sault on a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer with bod­ily flu­ids and dis­or­derly con­duct.

John­son, who does cus­tom ma­nure spread­ing, was charged in Au­gust af­ter his ma­nure spreader cov­ered a cruiser parked about 2 miles (3 kilo­me­ters) south of the Cana­dian border.

A plea deal re­quires John­son to do 24 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and write an apol­ogy let­ter.


OF EL­DERLY LA WOMAN: LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Po­lice say a home­less man has been ar­rested in the ran­dom beat­ing of an 86-year-old woman in Los An­ge­les.

De­tec­tive Hee Bae Cho said Wed­nes­day that Richard Colomo was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of felony bat­tery on an el­derly per­son.

Cho, the case’s lead in­ves­ti­ga­tor, said the 41-year-old was ar­rested Tues­day af­ter­noon and did not know the vic­tim. De­tec­tives are try­ing to de­ter­mine a mo­tive for the crime. The name of his lawyer was not im­me­di­ately avail­able.

The at­tack hap­pened Satur­day af­ter­noon, about a block from a po­lice sta­tion in the Kore­atown neigh­bor­hood.

The vic­tim, Mi Reum (mee ruhm) Song, was walking down the street when a man punched her in the face, caus­ing her to fall and slam her head on the pave­ment.


ON RE­TURNS: CHICAGO (AP) — An un­happy cus­tomer is su­ing L.L. Bean over its new re­turn pol­icy, claim­ing the com­pany broke a vow to cus­tomers.

The law­suit in fed­eral court in Chicago con­tends cus­tomers bought items be­cause of L.L. Bean’s un­lim­ited “sat­is­fac­tion” guar­an­tee. The law­suit ac­cuses L.L. Bean of breach of war­ranty.

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