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TURKEY STALKER

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan woman has turkey troubles. Edna Geisler says she's being stalked by a 25-pound wild turkey. She calls the bad bird "Godzilla" and says it chases her on her Oakland County property. Geisler tells the Detroit Free Press she leaves her house at six in the morning to avoid the big bird. State wildlife expert Tim Payne says the turkey is probably just defending territory he thinks is his own. Payne has a simple suggestion for Geisler. He says to open a large umbrella to drive the turkey back into the woods and show it who's boss.

DIABETIC ALERT DOG

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Zeke the poodle is more than a pet. He's also a guard dog of sorts -- a medical guard dog. The 2-year-old pooch is trained to smell changes in blood glucose levels. Zeke helps Wisconsin high school freshman Bailey Paterson control her diabetes. She says Zeke will warn her if her glucose levels get too high or too low. Bailey tells a local paper (Oshkosh Northwestern) she feels "safe and secure" having Zeke at her side.

DIGITAL DRIVE-IN

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- It's almost drive-in season. Hull's Drive-In in Lexington, Virginia, opens at the end of the month. It's one of a handful of drive-ins that survive in the state. Hull's is now owned by movie fans, who support it as a nonprofit organization. But drive-ins like Hull's are facing a new challenge: the switch to digital projection systems. Maggi George is executive director of Hull's. She tells the Roanoke Times they need to raise about 200-grand for the transition to digital. They hope to install the new equipment by summer -- to bring the outdoor movie experience into the 21st century.

HIGH SCHOOL FISHING

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Gone fishin'. It could be a sign of things to come at Kentucky high schools. Nearly a quarter of Kentucky public high schools are interested in making bass fishing a varsity sport. So, beginning in the fall, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association will sanction fishing. Association Commissioner Julian Tackett tells a local paper (Lexington Herald-Leader) the new sport will allow more students to represent their schools in competition.

CAR-FREE DC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leave the driving to someone else. That seems to be a growing sentiment in the nation's capital. While the population has climbed by about 40,000 over the last decade, car registrations have remained level. The Washington Examiner reports lots of folks are getting around D.C. on foot, bike or public transit. They're also saving money by not owning a car. AAA Mid-Atlantic's John Townsend says many of the new Washingtonians are young singles, who prefer a New York-type lifestyle.

MARIJUANA-FIRE

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- It was a lot of pot -- going up in smoke. Fire officials in Niagara Falls, New York, believe an indoor pot farm is the source of an electrical fire at an apartment building. Firefighters discovered about 100 pot plants, along with lighting and other growing equipment, in a vacant unit where the fire started. Investigators tell The Buffalo News an electric overload likely caused the fire. Four people in other apartments got out safely. Niagara Falls police say they're interviewing potential suspects.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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