Monday 12/26

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Fire­fight­ers were needed stat after a fly­ing squir­rel went nuts in a New Jerseyhospital’s emer­gency room. The squir­rel kept launch­ing
itself from an 8-foot-high wall-mounted lamp into a glass wall after becom­ing trapped in a trauma room at Robert Wood John­son
Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal.  A pair of fire­fight­ers threw a blan­ket over the squir­rel and released it into a wooded area out­side the hospital.

Police say a Ken­tucky father left his 6-month-old baby in a shop­ping cart after a trip to the super­mar­ket.  The baby was left in the shop­ping cart for about 3 min­utes before a cou­ple spot­ted the baby and called police. The father, Steven Wilcox, drove about 3 blocks before real­iz­ing he was miss­ing some­thing. He quickly turned around, flag­ging down a police offi­cer on his way back to the store. “He was totally dis­traught about it. He real­ized he had made a huge embar­rass­ing mis­take and it was an acci­dent.  One that had no charges but was reported to Social Services.

Pitts­burgh Police said the teenagers, two 14-yea r-olds, a 17-year-old and Isa­iah Cut­ler, 18, took cash, candy and cig­a­rettes worth a total of more than $9,000 from Elliot’s Town Mar­ket while the store was closed and posed a pic­ture of them­selves pos­ing with their haul on Face­book less than an hour later. Police said they arrested the minors and are search­ing for Cut­ler, whose bed­room was the set­ting for the photograph.

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