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Trucks’ collision causes fire and spills Fireball

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads.

Two tractor-trailers collided June 14 on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas, causing one to spill hundreds of mini-bottles of the cinnamon-flavored whiskey on the highway.

Over the past year, Arkansas drivers have endured a veritable feast spilled on their roadways. Trucks carrying bourbon, frozen pizzas, pasta sauce and gin have all dumped their wares on the asphalt.

State Department of Transportation spokesman Danny Straessle says investigators are still looking into the cause of the wreck, which caused major delays in both directions for a few hours.

He says one truck’s cab caught fire and at least one person was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

2 inn workers eat pot-laced candy left by guests, get ill

SHELBURNE, Vt.

Police say two employees of an inn at a popular Vermont tourist destination ate marijuana-laced chocolate left behind by guests and got sick.

Shelburne Police were called to the Inn at Shelburne Farms on June 14 after receiving a report an employee felt ill and was lying in the parking lot.

The two employees were taken to the hospital and have since been released.

The inn’s spokeswoman says that any food left behind is not to be consumed by staff and that the inn’s training programs will be reviewed with employees. Police are asking that people who possess edibles keep them secure. The edibles in this case resembled malted milk balls.

No charges will be filed against the guests.

Recreational use of marijuana will become legal in Vermont on Sunday.

Czech president torches underpants, stuns journalists

PRAGUE

A fiery stunt by the Czech president has stunned journalists this time.

Milos Zeman announced a press conference for June 14, but instead of briefing reporters, he had two firefighters in protective gear burn a huge pair of red underpants in front of them.

Czech media said the boxer shorts in question had been hoisted by activists in 2015, replacing the official presidential flag on Prague Castle. The red underwear was meant to symbolize Zeman’s close relationships with Russia and China and has since become a symbol for criticism of his presidency.

After the incineration, Zeman told reporters: “I’m sorry to make you look like little idiots, you really don’t deserve it.”

Zeman, 72, has often clashed with the press, even waving a fake machine gun at reporters last year.

Associated Press

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