Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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The Skinny: Bay Bridge in California hides new troll

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Bay Bridge in California hides a new troll

A final piece of safety hardware — a bearded, spindly legged troll — has been installed in the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The troll is modeled after a similar statue placed surreptitiously by a steelworker on the old span after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The new statue forged by an unknown artist was installed at an undisclosed location, Bay Area Toll Authority spokesman John Goodwin told the San Francisco Chronicle. "A new troll appeared, as these things happen, on Labor Day, under the cover of darkness," Goodwin said.

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Captain America, Batman to rescue

When a West Virginia home caught fire over the weekend, trapping a kitten inside, Batman and Captain America came to the rescue. John Buckland, dressed as Batman, and Troy Marcum, dressed as Captain America, saw smoke at a house nearby while they were entertaining children. They ran to the house and kicked in the door. Buckland, a former firefighter, crawled in, grabbed the cat, ran outside and gave it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. After which, the cat hissed at him.

'A little strange'

Blind people get Iowa gun permits

If you're blind and living in Iowa, you can't get a driver's license — but you might be able to get a gun. A report in the Des Moines Register over the weekend delved into an unusual gray area, which has allowed some blind residents to get concealed-carry permits. "It seems a little strange, but the way the law reads, we can't deny them (a permit) just based on that one thing," said Sgt. Jana Abens of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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