Florida deputies rescue cow stuck in muddy ditch

Sometimes a police officer’s duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it can also involve rescuing a cow from a muddy ditch.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Monday rescued a cow that had become stuck belly deep in a muddy ditch.

The sheriff’s office said on Facebook that deputies used a front-end loader from the cow’s owner to pull the cow out so she could stand on dry ground.

Polk County is located between Orlando and Tampa.

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VIDEO: Facebook live at Chuck E. Cheese leads to probation arrest

Florida deputies say an 18-year-old woman wanted on a probation violation tipped them off when she appeared on a Facebook live video from a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.

The Polk County Sheriff’s office said Markesha Wilkerson posted the video Monday from the children’s themed restaurant, including video of her smiling and laughing with a person in a mouse costume.

Officers arrested Wilkerson for violation of probation on a gun charge and failure to appear.

She’s being held in the Polk County Jail without bond. It’s unclear whether she’s retained an attorney.

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3 men arrested after breaking into FAU Stadium to ‘hang out and drink beer,’ police say

Three men were arrested Monday after they broke into the football stadium at Florida Atlantic University to “hang out and drink beer,” campus police said.

Timothy Foo, 30, Christian Klein, 23, and Jesse Meacham, 21, were arrested on burglary and theft charges.

According to an FAU police report, an officer spotted Foo, Klein and Meacham getting off an elevator in the northwest lobby of FAU Stadium in Boca Raton.

Officer Jennifer Ponce wrote in the report that she saw Klein holding a clear, plastic bag full of empty beer bottles.

Foo told Ponce that he entered the stadium after visiting hours and remained there so he could “hang out and drink,” the report said. Foo also said that he got the beers from a refrigerator on the third floor of the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower, Ponce wrote.

Police also found marijuana during a search of Foo’s belongings, Ponce wrote. Foo also faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

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Tanker overturns, spills milk on highway

You know what they say, there’s no use crying over spilled milk… especially thousands and thousands of gallons of the white stuff.

A tanker truck carrying 11,000 gallons of milk rolled over Monday morning closing the lanes of highway in eastern Michigan.

According to St. Clair County Sheriff Deputies, the truck’s contents spilled over the road at about 9:30 a.m.

Authorities said the driver of a 2004 Nissan SUV ran out of gas and parked his vehicle in the right hand lane of I-94. Two semi-trucks came up on the vehicle. The first one was able to swerve and avoid the SUV. The second, hauling a tanker filled with milk, also swerved, but clipped the rear end of the SUV.

The driver of the tanker, a 34-year-old man from Harbor Beach, lost control of the rig and the tanker broke away from the cab.

The driver of the SUV, a 36-year-old man from Dearborn Heights, was cited for careless driving.

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Scorpion stings United Airlines passenger during flight

A scorpion recently fell from the overhead compartment during a United Airlines flight and stung a passenger. 

Richard Bell told the Global News Canada that the scorpion stung him after he removed it from his hair, dropped it on the tray in front of him and tried to pick it up again. 

Bell said another passenger killed it. The Sunday flight was from Houston to Calgary. United Airlines was reportedly investigating the incident.

The scorpion did not have a venomous sting and Bell didn’t require medical attention. 


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Teen’s Wendy’s tweet is third most popular of all time

A Nevada teen is now credited with having the third most popular tweet of all time after he asked Wendy’s for free chicken nuggets for a year.

According to USA Today, Carter Wilkerson, 16, is on track to win free chicken nuggets for a year by garnering 2.6 million retweets as of Wednesday morning. Wilkerson’s initial tweet asked how many retweets it would take to win the food, and Wendy’s responded by telling the teen he’d need 18 million.

Wilkerson’s tweet is third only to Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscar tweet that earned 3.2 million retweets, and Barack Obama’s “Four more years.” tweet that gathered 900,000 retweets.

Wilkerson’s parents are lobbying for Wendy’s to donate the prize, or to consider another form of reward to give to those in need. Wilkerson says it would be nice to receive a consolation prize, and many of his followers agree.


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