While Montana seems to be having trouble with a rash of train derailments, rail lines in Bunnell, Fla., are having their own problems keeping their trains on schedule.
A Bunnell man, 29-year-old Charles Cowart, was engaging in horseback riding under the influence of alcohol activities which took him onto the train tracks, and police officers were forced to call the train station to have all train traffic halted.
WESH.com reported that the incident, along with urinating on a lawn and attempting to escape law enforcement by running into the woods after falling off his horse, netted Cowart charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence, fleeing and eluding, and cruelty to animals.
A spokesman with the police department told Pamville reporters that the cruelty to animals charge may be dropped if pending blood tests show that the horse was drunk also.
The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that a fisherman on Priest Lake in Idaho found a severed finger inside a lake trout he caught and gutted Sept. 11.
Bonner County sheriff's office personnel were able to collect a finger print from the finger, only to discover that it was one of four that had gone missing from the hand of Haans Galassi of Colbert, Wash., seven weeks earlier.
Galassi had been wakeboarding on Priest Lake when his hand got caught in a loop of the tow rope. The rope went taut, severing the four fingers from his left hand.
The fingers were lost to the depths of the lake until one was fetched up to the surface inside the trout.
Bonner County officials told Galassi he could have the finger back, but he refused, telling the Spokesman-Review, "I'm like, uhh, I'm good."
The officials told the paper that they would keep the finger for a few weeks.
If Galassi doesn't claim the digit, Bonner County officials told Pamville reporters, they are taking it fishing.
"Hey, you should've seen the size of the trout it baited in the last time!" the sheriff said.
Photos staged and taken by a Maryland dad are the latest kid-based images to go viral on the Internet this year.
Rebecca Dube with Today reports that Dave Engledow started his project with one photo taken as a joke for family and friends: with a dazed look on his face, Engledow holds his infant daughter like a football and squirts milk from a baby bottle into his "World's Best Father" coffee mug.
Engledow, who's wife is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army temporarily on duty in Seoul, has expanded the project to several photos which he is compiling into a 2013 calendar.
The widespread Internet popularity of Engledow's project is reminiscent of — though on the much-lighter side of — a series of photos Adele Enerson of Finland took of her daughter that went viral then were made into a book.
Because Enerson's daughter Mila slept so soundly, she was able to pose the infant for a series of photos that depicted Mila in various fantastical scenes which Enerson created with fabric and stage props on the floor. Mila appears as, among other things, an astronaut, a fairy, an elephant tamer and a surfer.
Childhood photos of Pamville's own editor were recently shown to a publishing house art director in a pitch to have them printed in a down-home style coffee table book.
"These are delightful images of a slice of Americana, and I am so surprised to find that so many of them are in such good condition — and in color — considering the advanced age of the photographs and the subject," the art director, who goes only by Wilhelm the Fourteenth, said.
"Look at these pictures — fishing, camping, horseback riding, swimming, death match wrestling with his brothers — Mr. Burke must've had a delightful childhood," he said.
"Er, um. That's MS. Burke, Mr., um, the Fourteenth. Pam Burke. She's a SHE, not a he," said an obviously astute assistant.
"Oh really? That would explain the pony tails. Still, with those looks her parents should've insisted on more dresses," Wilhelm the Fourteenth said.
"Such a sturdy child, she would've made a great boy."
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