Officials: Girl mistakenly gave pot candy in school


Officials at an Albuquerque charter school say a fifth-grader mistook her parents’ medicinal marijuana for candy and passed it out to other students.

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, N.M., reported that the Albuquerque School of Excellence student handed out the pot edibles before teachers noticed her acting strangely.

Kristy Del Curto, dean of elementary students, said that student also complained she couldn’t see.

Del Curto said three students ate one gummy, and the student who passed out the candy ate three or four pieces. Pot gummies can be two to 100 times more potent than traditional marijuana.

Del Curto said school officials called 911, and paramedics monitored all the students to make sure they were not having dangerous reactions.

Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom


Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.

Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthouse in Bridgeport. The headless chickens were under a bench.

Authorities said the carcasses were decorated in silver, green and gold glitter. There was no indication how the decapitated chickens got there.

The Connecticut Post reported that decapitated chickens have been found outside city courthouses before, but never inside. The placement of decapitated chickens is used in Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean religion, to protect a person from being found guilty of a crime.

Dozens dressed as T. rex descend on public square


His name means “king of the tyrant lizards,” but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party.

Make that many T. rexes. Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland’s Monument Square on Saturday to observe a gathering of dinosaur lovers dressed as the science museum staple.

There were dozens of T. rexes, and they danced, growled and milled around. One who struggled to navigate his costume walked around with his head protruding awkwardly from the dinosaur’s gaping mouth.

Valerie Sanborn and Alison Cyr set up the Cretaceous Period party through Facebook. A nonparticipant was summoned to snap a group photo because of T. rex’s “little arm probz.”

Associated Press

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