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The skinny: Jury duty selection process goes to dogs in N.J.

Confusion unleashed

Selection for jury duty goes to the dogs

Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime? Cumberland County, N.J., has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is that IV is a 5-year-old German shepherd. Her owner tells KYW-TV in Philadelphia he sorted out the confusion soon after the summons arrived at his Bridgeton home. The dog's owner is Barrett Griner IV. He uses the Roman numeral for four in his name. He named his dog using the letters "I" and "V." The county's judiciary coordinator says the computer likely mistook the Roman numeral for Griner's first name and mailed the summons.

Lost in Calif.

Sea lion pup takes really wrong turn

Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River. Ranch hands summoned wildlife officials after discovering the confused animal last month at Mape's Ranch near Modesto. A Marine Mammal Center volunteer coaxed the lost sea lion into a cage, where it promptly fell asleep. The 36-pound sea lion, nicknamed Hoppie, is recovering at the center.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Jury duty selection process goes to dogs in N.J. 04/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:55pm]

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