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'Cannibal sandwiches' sicken Wisconsin residents
By M.L. JOHNSON
From Associated Press
December 05, 2013 5:40 PM EST
MILWAUKEE (AP) — "Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Before Aaron Collins died, he gave his brother, Seth, a mission: Eat, be merry and leave a giant tip. On Wednesday night, Seth Collins of Lexington, Ky., did just that, leaving a $500 tip for a Friendly's waitress in Springfield, Vt.
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A police chief of a small eastern Indiana town who was shot by a stun gun at fundraising event to buy a new squad car says he raised about $800 in cash and received a $25,000 pledge from a Texas company.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who've experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, are turning to DNA testing to identify the culprits who don't clean up after their pets.
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time. Authorities in the capital have destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues "to cut PM2.5" — the tiny particulate matter in the air that can enter deep into the lungs.
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department's shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he's reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date: getting shot by a stun gun.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man was reunited Wednesday with his now-vintage motorcycle stolen nearly 50 years earlier. Donald DeVault, 73, laid eyes on his 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 for the first time in 46 years at a trucking company near the airport in Omaha.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jim Coombes was trying to surprise his wife by amassing a collection of works by famed American glass artist Dale Chihuly to donate to Gonzaga University in Spokane, where they've worked for decades.
LONDON (AP) — Flabby keyboard jockeys, stringy coders, and out-of-shape hackers: The British military wants you. British Defense Minister Philip Hammond told lawmakers Wednesday that military physical aptitude tests won't apply to computer experts working as reservists.