Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Portland, Maine, Drivers Receive Zombie Alert ; Good Morning

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Portland, Maine, Drivers Receive Zombie Alert ; Good Morning

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Here's a look at some of the odd stories on the news wire this week. All stories are from The Associated Press. City: Hacker changes sign to warn drivers of zombies

PORTLAND, Maine - Drivers may have gotten a chuckle out of an electronic message board in Maine warning of zombies, but city officials were not amused.

The sign at a Portland road construction site was changed by a hacker to read "Warning Zombies Ahead!" on Wednesday morning. It originally read "Night work 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Expect delays."

City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg says the signs are a safety precaution and changing it could have led to driver distraction.

She tells The Portland Press Herald tampering with a safety device is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Toddler's drink gets tainted at birthday party

LONDON - A restaurant chain has apologized for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error.

The BBC reported the 2-year-old was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whiskey at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea.

His mother said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink after noticing that he was making a funny face. At the hospital, the staff monitored his vital signs and later gave him the all-clear.

Softball-sized eye drifts ashore; scientists run test

MIAMI - Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a South Florida beach has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community.

The huge, blue eyeball may have come from a deep sea squid or a large sword fish, said Heather Bracken-Grissom, an assistant professor in the marine science program at Florida International University in Miami.

A man found the eyeball while taking a morning stroll along

Pompano Beach just north of Fort Lauderdale. …

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