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Georgia inmates asked to test locks at jail

Jailers in Atlanta have a challenge for inmates: Get past the new locks being tested on cell doors and win free food. Officials have been trying to figure out what to do about hundreds of locks that can be jammed at the Fulton County Jail, allowing inmates to get to each other. So Fulton County's chief jailer, Col. Mark Adger, says he's offering free food for any inmate who can defeat the new locks being tested in one cell block. Adger says jailers are choosing experienced lock beaters, to try to beat the new locks. County Commissioner Tom Lowe has said the lock issue has been blown out of proportion, but others say it puts inmates at risk of being attacked by other prisoners.

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WEAPONIZING WATER

Teens arrested in squirt gun drive-by

Four Pennsylvania teens have been charged in a drive-by squirt gun attack, and police say the parents of one teen will also be charged with disorderly conduct for yelling at officers who were investigating the incident. Police say a woman and her brother were squirted with chlorinated water and called police who traced the license plate of one of the suspects. Police say the four teens in the car acknowledged wetting the others with squirt guns and were charged with harassment and disorderly conduct. The parents of one of the teens cited will also be charged for allegedly yelling at and insulting officers who were questioning the teens.

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GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Woman sues child for errant baseball

A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it. Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs from the Manchester Little League game two years ago. She's also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering. Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced-in bullpen when she was hit with the ball. Catcher Matthew Migliaccio was 11 years old at the time and was warming up a pitcher. Anthony Pagano, a lawyer for the Migliaccio and his family, says the lawsuit is "frivolous" and "disgusting."

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HAIR FOR A HAIR

Judge orders girl to cut own locks

The mother of a 13-year-old girl says she has filed a complaint against a juvenile court judge who told her he'd cut her daughter's sentence if she cut off the girl's ponytail in his courtroom. "She definitely needed to be punished for what had happened," Valerie Bruno said. "But I never dreamt it would be that much of a punishment." Bruno's daughter, Kaytlen Lopan, was referred to 7th District Juvenile Judge Scott Johansen's court in March for an allegation of assault. Lopan and a friend endeared themselves to a 3-year-old girl at McDonald's and then used scissors to cut hair from the little girl's head, according to police.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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