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The skinny: Always take kid home after his birthday party

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Always take kid home after his birthday party

The birthday party for the 3-year-old at Caesarland in Warren, Mich., was a big hit Saturday night, and when everybody left, they forgot to take home one thing. The 3-year-old. On Monday, 36 hours after the party technically ended, the father dropped by the pizza and play place to see if they had seen the boy. He explained to police that he thought the boy went home with his mother, and she thought the boy was with him. There was also a chance that a grandmother could have him, and despite the fact that everyone lived in the same apartment complex, no one realized that no one had him until Sunday. Police are in the process of figuring out whom they can charge with what. The boy is in foster care.

He gets the house, but she does well

A judge in Manzini, Swaziland, has granted a divorce to Busisiwe Ginindza and Sikelela Dlamini. Ginindza says she was kicked out of the family house in July and was not allowed to take her belongings. The judge ruled that Dlamini would keep the house, but that Ginindza could get her stuff. One of the things at the house that was hers, though, was the roof. And the judge said that she could take it, the Swazi Observer reports. She left her son, though.

Police reports

Late-night snack goes overboard

You never know what you might see at the Uptowner Cafe in St. Paul, Minn. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that a woman stands accused of biting the ear of a man there Sunday. According to police reports, Susan Mwarabu, 30, was with friends and approached another table. Pleasantries were dispensed with, and one of the men at the table said Mwarabu "gave him a look," then licked his face. After being pushed away, she moved on to his friend and began licking his ear ... then biting part of it off. In the ensuing commotion, witnesses say, Mwarabu picked up the evidence — a chunk of ear — and hid it in her mouth. Ick. Doctors said most of the missing ear would grow back. Mwarabu was charged with assault.

Man's best friend

No emergency, but he gets treatment

The patient walked into the emergency room in Farmington, N.M., with blood on his nose and a hole in his leg. There were two things that made it weird that he was in the emergency room. First, his wounds weren't too serious. Second, he is a dog. Officials say the dog was calm, but just needed some help. So they called a vet, who came over and fixed him up, determining he had probably been bitten by another dog. Then he went to a shelter, where his owner found him. "He's doing fine," Patrick Jake, of the shelter, told the Farmington Daily Times. "Everything was minor. He didn't really need immediate attention."

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at

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