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Danish cinnamon rolls too spicy for EU rules PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:52

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Easy on the cinnamon! That advice from Denmark's food authority has rankled pastry chefs whose cinnamon rolls were found to violate the European Union's spice rules.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration recently discovered that Danish cinnamon rolls and twists contained more coumarin — a chemical compound in the most common variety of cinnamon — than EU rules allow. Excessive intake of coumarin can cause liver damage.

So the agency asked Danish bakers to reduce the amount of cinnamon they sprinkle in the dough for sweet treats like the "kanelsnegel" (cinnamon roll) and "kanelstang" (cinnamon twist).

Danish bakers protested, saying the EU limit is too strict, and would make it hard, if not impossible, to make their cherished pastries.

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Fugitive who left shoe at crime scene arrested PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:26

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal agents have apprehended a fugitive near San Antonio two years after he left a shoe behind while allegedly trying to storm a Colorado home with others.

Mario Andreas Godinez was arrested Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service on a charge of attempted murder. The 20-year-old was being held at the Bexar (bayr) County jail awaiting extradition to Weld County, Colo.

Service spokesman Chris Bozeman says Godinez and two others are accused of attempting a 2012 home invasion in Greeley, Colo. When they were unable to get inside, Godinez allegedly shot through the front door.

He left behind a shoe when the trio fled in a vehicle. Bozeman says the shoe could be an important part of prosecution efforts.

Godinez was arrested at a home outside San Antonio.


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Patrons accused of tipping waitress with meth PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 14:31

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A waitress at the Twisted Fish restaurant in Seaside, Ore., says she got an unusual tip — an envelope full of methamphetamine.

The Daily Astorian newspaper reports (http://is.gd/ILXn41 ) the waitress contacted police Friday after a couple included the envelope while paying for their drinks.

The responding officer identified the substance, and arrested 40-year-old Ryan Bensen of Beaverton and 37-year-old Erica Manley of Cascade Locks.

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Police: In cold, escaped inmate turns himself in PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 11:24

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just how cold is it in Kentucky? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in.

Authorities say the inmate escaped from a minimum security facility in Lexington on Sunday. As temperatures dropped into the low single digits Monday, officials say the man walked into a motel and asked the clerk to call police.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says 42-year-old Robert Vick of Hartford told the clerk he wanted to turn himself in and escape the arctic air.

Roberts says Vick was checked out by paramedics and returned to Blackburn Correctional Complex.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Lamb says Vick would have been dressed in prison-issued khaki pants, a shirt and a jacket when he escaped. Wind chill readings were 20 below zero Monday in Lexington.

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Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com


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Homeless Massachusetts man not hard rock band's drummer PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 07:26

 

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — He wasn't asked to play a few licks on the drums, but police in Gloucester quickly determined that the homeless man they found at a city business wasn't who claimed to be.

When officers responded to the business Thursday to assist employees with the man, he claimed he was the drummer for the 1980s-era hard rock band Whitesnake.

The Gloucester Times reports that a quick check of records indicated that that was not true.

The man, who had no known address, had been asked to leave an apartment building earlier in the night when he was found sleeping in the doorway.

The unnamed man was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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Information from: Gloucester (Mass.) Daily Times, http://www.gloucestertimes.com


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