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What a delivery! Pizza driver comes to rescue in house fire

SOMERSET, Ky.

A Kentucky pizza deliveryman’s customer service was on fire. Literally.

Donatos Pizza driver Ralph Letner told WKYT-TV he was delivering pizza late April 1 to a Somerset mobile-home park when he saw a home on fire. Letner says he ran inside, shut off the breaker and found homeowner Jesse Decker trying to put out flames.

Says Letner: “I got down on my hands and knees because the smoke was everywhere, made my way back into his kitchen and got him to go out his front door.”

Decker says Letner is a hero for saving his life. A woman also escaped unharmed.

Letner says his parents raised him to help those in need. He wasn’t even supposed to be working, having stayed past his shift because it was busy.

Firefighters say an electrical problem caused the fire.

Daffy idea? Wis. voter wants to bring ducks to election

MADISON, Wis.

A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station along with a sign that reads: “If you don’t vote, you can’t squawk.”

Winneconne town clerk Yvonne Zobel says the voter asked town officials last week whether she could bring three caged ducks and the sign to the town hall during the November election.

Zobel ducked giving an answer initially, and instead checked with the state Elections Commission. It advised her to keep the ducks at least 100 feet away from the polling booths so they wouldn’t be disruptive.

Zobel says she’s going to tell the voter everyone likes the idea, but maybe it makes more sense to have the ducks someplace else “where it would prompt somebody to go out and vote.”

Newspaper carrier finds nude body in street

SCARBOROUGH, Maine

Police say a newspaper carrier in Maine stumbled upon a man’s nude body in the middle of a street.

The Portland Press Herald reports the body was found in Scarborough early April 1. Police Chief Robby Moulton says the man was in his 60s and was only wearing socks and slippers.

Police said April 2 the man died of a heart attack. They have not said why he was nude.

Moulton says the man lived with his father near Maine Medical Center’s Scarborough campus, and his father was not home when the body was found.

The man’s identity has not been released. The body has been transported to Augusta for an autopsy.

Associated Press

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