Live long and party
Takei to shake tail feather at chicken dance
Star Trek actor George Takei will get a chance to show off some special dance moves as he leads a mass chicken dance at an annual Cincinnati festival. Takei will serve as grand marshal of the city's annual Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. The 76-year-old actor will lead the chicken dance Sept. 21. Officials say the weekend festival celebrating Cincinnati's German heritage is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people. Takei portrayed Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek TV and film series.
For emergencies only
Cable TV outage not worth 911 call
When a cable television outage hit Connecticut shoreline communities during prime-time Sunday night viewing, viewers jumped to action. Some residents reached out to their state senator. Others called police. One even called 911 in Fairfield. The calls to police in Fairfield prompted a warning from the local police department: Such an outage is "neither an emergency or a police-related concern," it wrote on Facebook. The post warned that 911 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only and misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest. Cablevision said Sunday night there was a commercial power failure in its Norwalk facility and that "the power matter has been resolved and service has been restored to our customers."
Straddling the line
Bad parking leads to suspect's arrest
State police say bad parking led to the apprehension of an upstate New York man wanted on a probation violation. Troopers say a state police investigator spotted 23-year-old Matthew Bergeron of Richmondville on Thursday afternoon as he tried to back a vehicle into a parking space at a truck stop in Rotterdam. Police say Bergeron parked crookedly, straddling two spaces, then walked away from the vehicle. The investigator knew Bergeron from previous arrests. He also knew that Bergeron was a suspect in a burglary and was wanted on outstanding warrants in neighboring Schoharie County. Police say Bergeron was taken into custody without incident.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.