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Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:50

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change.

Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a policy limiting how much change they'll accept from residents paying sewer bills and other fees.

David Sterrett, executive director of the authorities, tells the Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/1ebN7I2 ) that officials came up with the policy after a woman showed up last month with a shoebox full of nickels, dimes and quarters to pay a $200 sewer bill.

Sterrett says it took four employees an hour to count, sort and put the money into paper sleeves.

The new policy limits residents to using $10 in unrolled coins or $20 in rolled coins when paying bills.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com


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Colorado town votes down drone-hunting licenses PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 06:17

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) — A small town in Colorado won't be issuing hunting licenses to shoot down drones.

Voters in Deer Trail overwhelmingly defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have authorized the rural community east of Denver to issue drone-hunting permits.

Town officials say 73 percent of the 188 votes cast were against the measure.

Deer Trail has 348 registered voters, but officials say many of those are probably inactive.

Federal aviation authorities warned it's a crime to shoot at drones, but backers said the measure was a tongue-in-cheek challenge to surveillance programs.

Some residents called the election a novelty response to show displeasure and raise money through permits.


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Drone hunting on ballot in Colorado town PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 13:31

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) — Voting is underway in a small Colorado community that wants to issue licenses to drone hunters.

The measure in the rural Adams County town of Deer Trail is a tongue-in-cheek challenge to federal surveillance programs. Federal aviation authorities say it's a crime to shoot at drones, but some people in town call the vote a novelty response to show displeasure and raise money through permits.

Deer Trail's town clerk, Kim Oldfield, said voting was steady after polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday, and results are expected within hours of polls closing at 7 p.m. Oldfield says Deer Trail has 348 registered voters, but many of those are likely inactive.

The Colorado Municipal League says more than 140 Colorado towns are holding municipal elections Tuesday.

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New York student accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 08:13

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old Long Island student has applied to and was accepted at all eight Ivy League schools.

Kwasi Enin of Shirley began hearing from the schools on March 27.

The William Floyd High School senior tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/1fJt9EU ) that he couldn't believe it when "the yesses kept coming."

Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania all said yes.

Kwasi says he thought, "this can't be happening."

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Drunken driver arrested after police station stop PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 31 March 2014 06:28

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an intoxicated man was arrested after driving to a police station in Michigan as part of an effort to find a bathroom.

Police in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township, near Ann Arbor, say the 66-year-old Livonia man walked into the township's Department of Public Safety building around 6:30 p.m. Sunday and a township firefighter noticed that the man might be drunk.

Officials determined that the man had driven to the building and parked on the property. Police were called and the man failed field sobriety tests. Police say a breath test indicated that the man was above the legal limit for driving, and he was jailed.

The man's name wasn't immediately released, pending a review of possible charges by the Washtenaw County prosecutor's office.


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