Pennsylvania hunter OK after hanging upside-down in tree
BRUSH VALLEY, Pa.
A 63-year-old hunter will be OK despite hanging upside-down after his tree stand broke in the western Pennsylvania woods.
Brush Valley assistant fire chief Al Pluchinsky said James Yoder of Johnstown was hunting with a partner in Brushvalley Township late Saturday afternoon when the stand broke.
Yoder’s feet got tangled, and he was dangling about 15 feet off the ground, though his partner helped Yoder by trying to hold his head somewhat upright while they yelled for help.
One of Pluchinsky’s firefighters, who lives nearby, heard the distress calls and called 911.
Others arrived to search, and they found Yoder and his partner a little after 6 p.m.
Yoder was treated and released for minor injuries at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown.
Brushvalley is about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
New redistricted map puts precinct in Minneapolis lake
Not one voter cast a ballot in one Minneapolis precinct on Election Day. That’s because the only living species in Ward 10, Precinct 3B, is of the aquatic variety.
A newly redistricted precinct map shows 3B is located entirely in the eastern half of Lake Calhoun — the biggest lake in Minneapolis.
City Clerk Casey Carl said the watery precinct is the “unintentional result of a programming error” made in drawing new ward boundary lines.
Charter Commission chairman Barry Clegg told the Star Tribune that the mapping software couldn’t draw a line around the edge of the lake without putting a census block in the wrong ward.
Clegg said it was supposed to be cleaned up for the final map but never was.
Panic at Macedonian circus after lion escapes
Several hundred spectators got an unexpected shock at a circus in Macedonia after a lion broke through a safety enclosure during a performance.
The incident occurred late Sunday in Kavadarci, a central town about 60 miles south of the capital Skopje.
The spectators fled in panic when the lion charged through metal fencing at the Hungarian circus Safari, according to circus officials and witnesses.
Children were crying, and some women even fainted, they said.
The lion was stopped using a tranquilizer gun, while two other lions used in the performance were caged by handlers.