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Monday, October 1, 2018
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Ohio police department makes wily request about coyotes

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department outside Cleveland where fans of the “Road Runner” cartoon are apparently employed has a request for residents after a string of recent coyote sightings. The North Royalton Police Department says residents shouldn’t call 911 about coyotes unless they see any of the following: — Coyotes carrying any product marked “ACME.” — Coyotes dropping anvils from hot air balloons. — Coyote posting signs such as “Detour” or “Free Bird Seed”. — Coyote in possession of a giant magnet. — Coyote in possession of a catapult. — Coyote detonating “TNT”. — Coyote on roller skates with rockets attached. In the cartoon, Wile E. Coyote is the Road Runner’s hapless nemesis. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are typically nocturnal, but do make appearances during the day.

Proposal on Colorado peak leads to couple’s altitude issues

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Texas man found a scenic location in the Colorado mountains to propose to his girlfriend, but the couple ran into trouble on the way down the mountain. The Boulder County sheriff’s office says 27-year-old Joshua Mason of Denton, Texas, took 28-year-old Katie Davis on a hike Saturday to Jasper Peak at an elevation of nearly 13,000 feet. They got lost as darkness fell. The couple were showing signs of altitude sickness and dehydration when a hiker found them. He led them to his camp and gave them food, water and a place to warm up. Another camper called for help. Rescuers reached the camp early on Sunday and walked the couple to their car. They didn’t require medical treatment. Sgt. Clay Leak says deputies learned the engagement was still on.