Official: Town leader tried to bury his defunct auto garage

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 10:07 AM
Updated: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

SHERIDAN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a western New York town official has been cited for trying to bury his defunct auto repair garage in a hole.

WIVB-TV reports that Louis Delmonte's business in the Chautauqua (shuh-TAW'-kwuh) County town of Sheridan had been in rundown condition for years. So he borrowed a friend's excavator and dug a large hole next to the building.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Delmonte tore down half of the building and dumped debris in the hole before the agency received a complaint about the work.

Delmonte was told he was illegally disposing of the building because the asbestos abatement required for all commercial demolitions wasn't completed.

Delmonte, who serves as the town supervisor, says he had received a permit to demolish and bury the building on site from a code enforcement officer.

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Information from: WIVB-TV, http://www.wivb.com

Ad selling 'used coffin' was joke, not everyone amused

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 9:05 AM

A file image of an open casket.
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A file image of an open casket.(Jenny Erickson/Freeimages)

An advertisement for a "slightly used coffin" raised eyebrows and the ire of some people.

The ad, posted Monday on a Facebook buy, sell and trade page, offered a "Slightly used coffin, only used once." The seller was asking $50 for the casket. A photo of a coffin with a discolored interior accompanied the ad. 

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The person who posted the ad told KRQE that it was just a joke to generate humorous comments. 

The ad did succeed in generating comments, such as, "That's a screaming deal," and "We have to URN your trust first," KRQE reported. 

But other people told KRQE they didn't find the ad to be funny and said it was in poor taste.

KRQE reported that in New Mexico, it's not illegal to sell a used coffin, as long as the buyer is informed of its prior usage.

WATCH: Deer breaks into house, leaves behind mess

Published: Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 3:02 PM

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File image of deer.(Pixabay)

A North Carolina woman was startled early Friday by a four-legged intruder that appeared equally frightened.

 

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Amanda McNeil was awakened by her security alarm at about 4 a.m., WFMY reported. When she went to investigate, she found her house in shambles — and a deer.

McNeil said the deer entered the house through a bedroom window and was injured in the incident. She managed to get the deer out of her house. Surveillance video captured part of the chaotic scene.

Police rescue raccoon who overate, got stuck in storm drain

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 5:25 PM

Raccoon Who Overate Got Stuck In Storm Drain, Rescued By Police

Police in Zion, Illinois, had an unusual call Thursday morning.

WMAQ reported that City of Zion Illinois Police Department said a rotund raccoon was stuck in a storm drain grate.

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“It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well and got caught in the sewer grate,” a Facebook post from the department said.

A raccoon was stuck in a storm drain and needed the assistance of police officers.(City of Zion Illinois Police Department)
A raccoon was stuck in a storm drain and needed the assistance of police officers.(City of Zion Illinois Police Department)

Officers identified as K. Vaughn and  animal control Officer R. Knorr had to call in the Zion Public Works Department. 

“They were able to free him and our friend was no worse for wear,” the department said. 

A raccoon was stuck in a storm drain and needed the assistance of police officers.(City of Zion Illinois Police Department)

Giant hog seen roaming Alabama neighborhood

Published: Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 3:50 PM

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A massive hog was seen roaming the streets of a Phenix City neighborhood Thursday.

Angela Rena captured photos and video of the giant animal as it traipsed through people's yards.

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Rena told WTVM that she wasn't sure if Animal Control was called. 

No one has stepped forward yet to claim the hog.

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