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Mad Minute stories from Friday, July 22nd

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CHELTENHAM, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania are hoping a dope will stop by their station and claim a package containing more than 4 pounds of marijuana.
WCAU-TV reports Cheltenham Township police near Philadelphia were alerted to the package this week. The package had been dropped off at the home of a person who wasn't expecting one.
Police say they couldn't determine who sent the package or who it was intended for, so they opened it to find the drugs.
The department's Facebook page says, "What we found was surprising to say the least. Two kilos of high (get it?) quality marijuana."
Police are hoping the owner of the package stops by to claim it. They say they'd like to chat with that person.

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The strong smell caused by a man cooking urine has prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in Massachusetts.
Police responded to the Amherst apartment complex Wednesday afternoon after the manager found several unmarked glass containers containing liquids in an apartment.
Fire officials say the manager had received a complaint of a pungent odor.
Assistant Fire Chief Lindsay Stromgren says the smell came from urine and possibly other chemicals. She says it's unclear what the man was trying to produce. He was identified, but hasn't been criminally charged. A private cleanup company now has the chemicals.
The tenants were allowed back into their apartments after authorities determined Wednesday night that the substances weren't explosive or a health hazard.

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey town made famous by the "Jersey Shore" reality TV series and its hard-partying cast is ready for some quiet time on its beaches.
Seaside Heights is banning speakers, boomboxes and any other devices that amplify music from its beaches, beginning Friday. It's part of a 60-day experiment.
Borough administrator Christopher Vaz told NJ.com the council received complaints about loud music, and lifeguards have reported confrontations between beachgoers over the volume.
"We have a right to have reasonable rules for the beach and we want all our guests to be able to peacefully and quietly enjoy the beach," Vaz said.
Vaz said he's actually seen people wheeling out speakers the size of luggage onto the beach. "That makes it pretty hard to avoid listening to your neighbor's music," he said.
Beach attendants will ask patrons to leave the amplification in their vehicles and lifeguards will be watching for violators.
For beachgoers who want to listen to music, it now must be straight from their mobile devices or through a pair of ear buds.
Many critics of the MTV show, including Republican Gov. Chris Christie, complained it offered an unflattering portrayal of the state.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Police say two bulls escaped from a west Baltimore slaughterhouse, but didn't get far before being corralled and taken into "custody."
Police spokeswoman Detective Chakia Fennoy says the bulls got loose early Friday and made it only a block away, then hung out and ate grass.
Fennoy says police officers used cruisers to block the bulls in at an apartment complex parking lot. Police tweeted that the bulls were contained to the lot, then later tweeted they were "in custody" with a video showing a truck hauling a trailer away.
No property damage was reported.
When a bull escaped a slaughterhouse in the same area in 2014, it made it two miles away before police cordoned off several roads and fatally shot the animal.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Police say a driver who crashed his vehicle into a police patrol car in the Delaware resort of Rehoboth Beach was trying to help his wife as she played the popular "Pokemon Go" game.
Rehoboth Beach police say in a Facebook post that 28-year-old Mark A. Oldenburg of Dover was cited for inattentive driving and an improper turn following the crash Wednesday. No one was hurt.
Police say Oldenburg's wife had directed him to pull into a median parking spot in an attempt to locate a Pokemon gym. Authorities say Oldenburg failed to check his surroundings and crashed into the officer's vehicle.
Pokemon gyms are sites of virtual game battles between players of the smartphone game.

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LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman sentenced to prison after telling police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has been released early.
Melanie Nash was sentenced to 1 ½ to three years in May 2015. She said she dug up the Colebrook grave "with respect" and her father "would be okay with it."
The Caledonian Record reports the 54-year-old Nash was freed last month. A co-defendant, 39-year-old Michael Day, was released on parole in May. Both pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, interfering with a cemetery, and other charges.
A Corrections Department spokesman didn't have more details on their release.
Police said Nash felt she was shorted in her share of the inheritance after her father, businessman Eddie Nash, died in 2004.

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Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.
No illnesses have been linked to the water in Hugo, a town of about 730 people some 100 miles southeast of Denver, said Lincoln County Public Health Director Susan Kelly.
THC was detected in tests conducted with field kits, although other field tests were negative, sheriff's Capt. Michael Yowell said.
Investigators found signs that one of Hugo's five wells had been tampered with, but they hadn't determined whether someone deliberately tainted the water, Yowell said.
The FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are helping with the case, he said.
Hugo prohibits marijuana cultivation, product manufacturing, testing facilities and retail marijuana stores, although those activities are legal elsewhere in the state.
Peter Perrone, owner of a marijuana testing facility in the Denver area, expressed doubt that THC could be in the water. The chemical isn't water-soluble, he told The Denver Post.
He said a company that administers employee drug tests was the first to detect THC in Hugo's water. A tester sampled tap water, assuming it would be negative, but it was positive.
It's unlikely that consuming pot-tainted water would cause lasting health effects, said Mark Salley, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Health and Environment.
The effects of drinking THC-laced water would depend on the concentration, the amount consumed and how quickly it was consumed, and officials don't yet have that information, Salley said. 

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A man is accused of stealing a mannequin from the Hustler Hollywood store in downtown Nashville and bringing it home with him.
The store's assistant manager said she saw a man come into the store just after midnight on the Fourth of July and take the mannequin into the parking lot.
While the man was taking the mannequin, he knocked off its left arm, which he left behind at the store, according to the police report.
The assistant manager said she walked outside and argued with the suspect, later identified as Christopher Wade, for several minutes before he put the mannequin in his truck bed and drove off.
Police traced the car to a residence in Old Hickory, and Wade allowed them to enter the home.
According to the police report, Wade was found in bed with the stolen mannequin.
The store reports the mannequin is worth $5,000, not including the clothing it was wearing.
Wade, 55, is charged with theft of property.

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WARWICK, Mass. (AP) - The oldest fire truck still in service in Massachusetts will soon be retired.
Warwick Fire Chief Ron Gates says he plans to retire his department's 1957 Dodge truck now that the town has purchased a 1989 fire engine from a neighboring community.
Gates tells The Recorder ( ) of Greenfield that the old truck has never failed to get the job done and still works well, but it's too old and too small. He says it only pumps 700 gallons of water per minute and seats two, while newer vehicles can pump more than twice that and seat five.
Warwick, a town of about 800 residents 80 miles west of Boston, has three other fire vehicles, all more than 20 years old.
The 1957 truck will be kept for use in parades.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man and his mule who serve coffee to hikers and bikers in remote areas of the popular Boise foothills trails have sidestepped federal regulatory rules by getting permission from three private landowners.
The Idaho Statesman reports in a story Thursday that Matt Bishop and his mule, Richard, received permission from the landowners who provide easements for the Ridge to Rivers trail system.
The deal means Bishop can accept tips and donations and there's no limit on how many beverages he can serve.
Bishop began serving coffee in May but the U.S. Forest Service denied his request for a permit, limiting him to no more than 75 coffee servings.
Bishop and Richard are currently taking a break but plan to be back on the trails July 30.

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