Tuesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

BUS DRIVER STRICKEN

MILTON, Wash. (AP) -- It was a trip to school some middle schoolers won't forget. Police in Milton, Washington, are praising the kids for their quick thinking. Their school bus driver apparently suffered a heart attack yesterday morning. Thirteen-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick (WIT'-shihk) grabbed the wheel and steered the bus toward the curb. He then pulled the key from the ignition and started chest compressions on the driver. Other students helped with the CPR or called 911. Jeremy tells KING-TV he was thinking he just didn't want to die. Deputy Schools Superintendent Jeff Short told The News Tribune the 43-year-old driver was in "grave condition" at a hospital.

GRAZING THE GRASS

BATH, N.Y. (AP) -- They're grass trimmers -- that don't need gas. Officials in one western New York county want to put sheep and goats to work. The Steuben County Public Works Commissioner (Vince Spagnoletti) says the animals could take care of the mowing at the local landfill. He says letting the four-legged weed eaters eat will save about $5,000 a year. He's not worried about the new workers wandering off. He says the county could use a grant to fence in the 32-acre site.

SCOOTER GUN

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A motor scooter went back to the dealer with a little something extra. Prosecutors in suburban New York say a gun was found in the storage bin under the seat. A worker at the Yamaha dealer called police. Authorities report Demetrius Williams has been found guilty of criminal weapon possession. He returned the scooter because he couldn't make the payments. He now faces a prison stretch of up to 15 years.

CLOCK REPAIRMAN

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Time is ticking for Joe Taylor, who turns 83 this week. But not because of his age. The Bloomington, Indiana, man repairs antique clocks. It started as a hobby and became a third career for Taylor. Taylor tells a local paper (Herald-Times) nothing beats transforming a broken piece of junk into a valuable collectible.

YOUNG COUNCIL CANDIDATE

HONOLULU (AP) -- E.J. Delacruz says he wants to be president some day. The college student is starting his political career early. The 18-year-old Delacruz is running for the Honolulu City Council. If elected, he'll be the youngest person to hold political office in Hawaii. And this will be a real race. KHON-TV reports Delacruz's opponents include the incumbent councilman and a state rep who's also running for the seat.

FUNERAL HOME-PIZZERIA

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Will it be pizza to die for? Brothers Tyler and Zach Fenton hope so. They're converting an old funeral home into a pizzeria. The vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls and stained-glass windows will stay. The brothers are even using parts from the old casket lift for table bases. University of Arizona marketing professor Linda Price doesn't think the building's history will be much of a problem. She tells the Arizona Daily Star, many people have no idea the building was once a funeral home.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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