California city delays vote on Sriracha sauce factory

April 24, 2014
California city delays vote on Sriracha sauce factory

By Tori Richards IRWINDALE, California (Reuters) – A Southern California city council put off voting on Wednesday on whether to declare a popular hot sauce maker’s factory a public nuisance, as the two sides sought a settlement over residents’ complaints of tear-inducing fumes. Irwindale Mayor Mark Breceda told dozens of Huy Fong Foods workers...
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Tennessee man breaks into civil rights museum, then falls asleep

April 24, 2014

By Tim Ghianni (Reuters) – A Tennessee man looking for a place to sleep found a bed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where the Rev. Martin Luther King was shot and killed in 1968. But the motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum, and Dexter Anderson, 33, was arrested as...
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Sriracha hot sauce makers head for next showdown in California

April 24, 2014

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Southern California makers of the popular Sriracha brand of hot sauce faced another potential showdown on Wednesday with the city of Irwindale over a peppery smell emitted from the company’s chili-processing factory in town. The city council was expected to vote on a resolution formally declaring...
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Two 10-year-olds caught selling grandparents’ pot at Colorado school

April 24, 2014

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents’ supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday. John Gates, director of safety and security for Weld County School District 6,...
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Ship that sank in 1888 found near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

April 24, 2014

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said on Wednesday. The steamship City of Chester was discovered by researchers using sonar in waters about 216...
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Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything

April 23, 2014
Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything

Soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago and asked a friend to watch over his house in New Port Richey, Florida. Sharkey never thought that he would have to fight a battle to save his home from ex-convict squatters. View gallery . Julio Ortiz (WFLA) As reported by WFLA News Channel...
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Florida principal stops 10-year practice of serving kids shots of Mountain Dew before taking standardized test

April 23, 2014
Florida principal stops 10-year practice of serving kids shots of Mountain Dew before taking standardized test

A Melbourne, Florida elementary school has said they will stop offering students Mountain Dew before they take the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). As reported by Florida Today, results from the standardized test are used to make educational decisions including teacher evaluations and student retention. The caffeine practice was discovered last week by grandmother...
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