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Komodo Dragons disappear in Indonesian zooJAKARTA, Indonesia – Police are investigating the disappearance of three komodo dragons from the zoo.
Komodo dragons are big, venomous lizards. 
All three dragons are 1-year-old, and went missing earlier this month from the zoo in Surabaya.

French Fighter jets take out Libyan plane

BENGHAZI, Libya – French fighter jets take down one of Moammar Gadhafi planes.
The plane was believed to be a military trainer plane.
Rebels are accusing Gadhafi’s forces of taking bodies from the morgue, and putting them on a Libyan state television saying that they were victims for the air strike in Tripoli.

Radiation scares Tokyo

TOKYO – The March 11 devastation has left a damaged nuclear-power plant to leak radiation making tap water exceed safety standard for infants to consume.
Store shelves were cleared of milk after the Tokyo government stated that the radiation is twice the amount babies can drink.
Too much radiation consumption can cause thyroid cancer.

Police take action in teen bullying

MANASSAS, Va. – A 16-year-old girl was charged with harassment for creating a Facebook page aimed at other teenage girls from her high school, Stonewall Jackson High School.
The teen’s page, “Stone wall Hoes”, was created to insult her classmates by posting pictures of nine underage girls with mean comments underneath the photos.
If she is charged of harassment by computer, she could face fines and up to a year in jail.

92-year-old woman shoots at neighbor

OCALA, Fla. – A 92-year-old Florida woman, Helen Staudinger is in jail after firing shots at a neighbor who denied her for a kiss.
Staudinger went next door to visit her neighbor, 53-year-old Dwight Bettner. Feelings changed when Staudinger grew angry when Bettner wouldn’t give her a kiss.
She then fired four rounds into Bettner’s house, shattering a window.
Bettner told police there were ongoing issues with his neighbor, who he said had grown upset with him and when he told her he was in a relationship.
Staudinger is being charged with aggravated assault.

Fake Marines busted at the border

SAN DIEGO – 13 illegal immigrants and two illegal smugglers wearing marine uniforms were caught at the border after an off duty Border Patrol agent grew suspicious of the van carrying the illegals.
They were stopped at the border and asked what the marine birthday was and they responded they didn’t know.
Border Patrol knew then that it was a fake because the marine birthday is taught to each marine in training camp.

Woman encourages son to fight

CERES, CA. – 33-year-old Jennifer Zuniga was arrested after encouraging her son to beat up another boy on tape.
The Ceres police received an anonymous tip about the video showing Zuniga shouting profanities and encouraging her son and the boy to fight.
 After several minutes of fighting a bystander was able to stop the fight.

Former high school quarterback killed in gang shooting

BOUND BROOK, NJ – Damian Williams, 24, who was an all-league quarterback on the THS Highwaymen football was shot and killed in a gang related shooting.
Kendell Harrell, 18, was shot in the abdomen and is in recovery, and expected to survive.

Woman falls asleep at drive-thru

HUDSON, Fla – April A. Musson was found passed out in her car with her three kids at a burger king drive thru.
Marijuana was found on Musson.
The kids were turned over to their father.

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