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Rooster ruckus: Sheriff’s office houses 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

De QUEEN, Ark.

A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff’s office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight.

Sheriff Robert Gentry said the birds would be held at his office until a court decides what to do with them.

The Texarkana Gazette reported several agencies raided a cockfight near De Queen on March 17, tracking down an operation that moved every weekend. The sheriff said 34 people face felony counts of unlawful animal fighting, and 86 face misdemeanors. Others arrested were spectators.

Gentry said the suspects are from Arkansas, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Texas.

Administrator assistant Terry Hernandez said Friday jail trustys were watching the birds — not anyone accused of staging cockfights. Workers at a neighboring business said the birds were noisy.

Guam man accused of theft of 46 cans of corned beef

HAGATNA, Guam

A 35-year-old man in Guam has been charged with retail fraud over allegations that he stole two cases and 46 cans of corned beef from a market.

The Pacific Daily News reported March 15 that two New Asan Beach Market store employees said they saw the man leaving with multiple cans of corned beef Feb. 27.

Court documents say the employees saw the man re-enter the store later in the day. The employees say they confronted the man, at which point he ran and escaped.

An employee wrote down the license plate number of the car he was in and police tracked it down. Police say the vehicle had been involved in another theft case. Officers arrested the man.

Mocha master: Barista adds a little art to coffee

SEOUL, South Korea

Would you like cream, sugar and art with that?

A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks.

Lee Kang Bin uses food coloring and small brushes, spoons and tools that look like mini ice picks to draw people, animals, Disney characters and landscapes on coffee.

Lee has recreated famous paintings such as the 1893 Edvard Munch masterpiece “The Scream.” This month, the mocha master reproduced a couple’s Niagara Falls vacation photo atop a cup of cold java.

Lee creates the designs at the C.Through coffee shop in Seoul and calls them Creamart. He said the process takes him about an hour per cup and customers must order in advance.

Associated Press

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