A 600-pound bull bound for the butcher escaped its trailer and led authorities in Maine on a 1 1/2-hour chase before it was fatally shot by the police chief, who said it posed a threat to onlookers.
The bull broke loose from its trailer around 4:30 p.m. Monday in Skowhegan. The bull ran around a few buildings before jumping in the Kennebec River.
Skowhegan Police Chief David Bucknam said that authorities tried to catch the bull by luring it with a steer, but were unsuccessful.
He said that he shot the bull when it climbed a riverbank and started acting aggressively towards a group of 50 onlookers.
Bucknam said the dead bull slid back into the river and floated downstream, and then down the falls at a dam. He said he didn't know what happened to the bull.
Attention all shoppers: wedding in aisle 13. A couple who met at a supermarket have tied the knot there with canned carrots and peas among their wedding guests.
The Valley News Dispatch reported that 69-year-old Larry Spiering and 61-year-old Becky Smith married Sunday at the Community Supermarket in Lower Burrell, where they met 10 years ago.
Smith said that she was working at the supermarket when Spiering walked up and gave her a piece of paper with his name and phone number on it. She said it was only fitting that they married in the aisle where they met.
The couple said they picked April 1, which was Easter Sunday, because it was close to two other important dates: Spiering celebrates his birthday on April 2, Smith on April 3.
The judge who performed the ceremony said that it was his first wedding at a grocery store. Store owner George Thimons said he was glad to accommodate the couple.
Smith said after the ceremony, the wedding was just what they wanted, "something nice and easy."
A Kansas woman who was suspicious that someone had broken into her home later found her ex-boyfriend's legs punched through her ceiling.
The Salina Journal reports that a 23-year-old Salina woman called police to her house Thursday after finding her front door chained from the inside. Police say they searched the house but didn't find an intruder.
Two hours later, the woman and her current boyfriend heard a loud noise and found the 25-year-old former boyfriend had fallen partly through the living room ceiling. Police say the suspect, Tyler Bergkamp, was hiding in the attic.
Police say the current boyfriend pulled Bergkamp's legs through the ceiling and began fighting him.
Bergkamp faces several charges, including aggravated burglary and criminal threat.
Florida homeowners beware: one big gator has been found splashing in a backyard swimming pool and it took a trapper to drag it away.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office posted images of the floating gator late Friday on Twitter, saying it measured 11 feet (three metres) long.
With temperatures warming, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warns that the state's estimated 1.3 million gators are becoming more active and should be treated with "caution and respect." There've been at least two other gator sightings in yards recently, one mistaken for a burglar.
Injuries from alligators are rare, but the commission urges swimming only in designated areas of rivers and lakes.
As for backyard swimming pools, it makes no mention. But for some homeowners, that too is "swim at your own risk."