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April 09, 2018

Weird News

Residents create ice carousel

SINCLAIR, Maine (AP) Residents in a Maine town believe they've created the world's largest ice carousel on a frozen lake.

About 100 volunteers cut a circle in the ice that's 427 feet (130 metres) in diameter, and they used four outboard boat motors to get it rotating on Saturday. It happened in Sinclair in northern Maine.

Mike Cyr, one of the organisers, announced, "we got 'er spinning!"

He says the ice carousel is big enough to break the world record held by a town in Finland. A surveying team confirmed the measurements on Saturday.

Volunteers used augurs to bore more than 1,300 holes, along with chain saws and other equipment, to cut the massive hole in lake ice that was 30 inches thick.

They waited for warmer weather to get it spinning.

Detroit-area police department adds cat

TROY, Michigan. (AP) Book him, kitty.

The Troy police department in suburban Detroit added a cat to the ranks Friday after auditioning five felines from the Michigan Humane Society.

The cat will be used for therapeutic purposes and make public appearances. A Troy officer who has two cats at home is getting a new four-legged partner.

Sgt. Meghan Lehman says the department also wants to promote pet adoptions from area shelters.

Moose stomps on man after getting kicked

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return, state officials said.

KTVA-TV reported the man escaped major injuries in the encounter Thursday with the moose and her calf.

"It sounds like the moose were on a trail and in this case, it sounds like the guy was trying to go through them," State Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said. "That's never a good idea."

The two moose left the area after the man had his foot stomped, said Alaska Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Man who fell through ex's ceiling arrested again

SALINA, Kansas. (AP) A Kansas man who was hospitalised after sneaking into his ex-girlfriend's home and falling through the ceiling has been arrested for alleging stealing clothes from another home after leaving the hospital.

The Salina Journal reports Tyler Bergkamp was arrested several hours after he walked out of Salina Regional Health Center on Tuesday.

He'd been arrested before after authorities said he broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and hid in the attic for a couple of hours before falling through the ceiling.

Days later, a woman reported finding a hospital gown on her bed and noticing her clothing had been disturbed.

Bergkamp was later found wearing the woman's T-shirt. He faces charges in both cases.