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Bees take over

Unwanted buzz is problem for Kentucky store

After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky. Fire Chief Woody Ball told the Advocate-Messenger that emergency crews were called Monday because customers were afraid to leave the store. First responders quickly realized they would need help, so they called Gary and Joyce Taylor, who live in nearby Perryville and have experience in bee removal, Ball said. The Taylors arrived to find more than a million honeybees swarming in the area. "A queen bee died, and these bees followed another queen bee that took her place, and she's looking for a place to start a colony," Ball said. "This is where she landed … so that's where the rest of the bees landed." Though the situation had the potential to carry a sting, no people or bees were hurt.

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A graffiti bandit keeps police busy

It will take more than tissues for police in Cary, N.C., to take care of the mildly offending graffiti being spray-painted on businesses and signs. Investigators say the words "snot" and "booger" have been painted on at least 20 different places this year in Cary. Police say the graffiti isn't believed to be gang-related and hasn't caused any permanent damage. But they say removing it is costly. And necessary.

Compiled from wire services

The skinny: Unwanted buzz is problem for Kentucky store 05/20/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:26pm]
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