Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Quickie Quirkies

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Quickie Quirkies

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A young black bear is headed back to the wilderness after wandering through the city streets of Poughkeepsie, New York. Officials shot the 90kg bear with a tranquilliser dart as it rested high in a pine tree in the Hudson River city. The bear fell out of the tree and into a net. Wildlife biologists said the male bear was about two-and-a-half years old and most likely came from Connecticut, where it had been previously tagged. The bear was expected to be released on state land in north-eastern Dutchess County.

An Ohio elections board has dropped a plan to give voters a poncho to cover up if they come to the polls in June wearing clothing that promotes local schools. The board in Washington County had announced the poncho policy because board members felt showing school pride would amount to illegal polling-place campaigning on behalf of tax measures on the ballot for the local schools. The officials changed their minds on the opinion of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who said wearing school gear was not electioneering. …

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