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The skinny: Dog digs out of Texas back yard, turns up in Ohio

Amazing journey

where, oh where has the little dog gone? Ohio

Corbin the dog has a history of digging holes under his backyard fence in Killeen, Texas, and escaping. One time, his owners found him waiting on the front porch. Twice they had to pick him up at the pound. He dug out of the yard again on March 25, and again he turned up at an animal shelter — this time, more than 1,000 miles away in Hamilton, Ohio, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. Staff found the 3-year-old chihuahua-dachshund mix tied to a bench outside the shelter on Saturday. Microchip information led them to his owners. Now the staff wants to locate a woman seen on surveillance video tying him to the bench Friday night in hopes of learning how Corbin ended up in Ohio and at the shelter.

Stuffed souvenir

Hello Willie Nelson, goodbye armadillo

Country music legend Willie Nelson's on-stage mascot went missing after a Las Vegas area show. The stuffed armadillo, named Ol' Dillo, vanished while audience members were greeting Nelson after a Monday night concert at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson. Marketing director Matt Boland says Nelson's crew called in the middle of the night from the road, asking the resort to examine surveillance footage for clues. Boland says he was outside the hotel Tuesday morning when an apologetic man drove up and gave him a shoebox and instructions to return it to Nelson. The armadillo was inside the box and has been sent to the singer in California, Boland says.

loose cHangE

Small bills would be preferable

A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change. Officials in Millcreek Township adopted a policy limiting how much change they will accept for sewer bill payments and other fees after a woman showed up last month with a shoebox full of nickels, dimes and quarters to pay a $200 bill. It took four employees an hour to count, sort and put the money into paper sleeves. The new policy limits bill payers to using $10 in unrolled coins or $20 in rolled coins.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Dog digs out of Texas back yard, turns up in Ohio 04/02/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:46pm]
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