NJ creamery concocts pork roll-flavored ice cream for summer


A New Jersey dairy farm says it hopes customers will like its new ice cream flavor incorporating another regional favorite food – pork roll.

Windy Brow Farms, in Fredon Township, says it has introduced the state’s first “Taylor ham ice cream,” referring to the specific brand of pork roll famous to New Jersey residents. The specialty dessert mixes in French toast with actual pieces of pork roll.

Windy Brow Managing Partner Jake Hunt noted that a pork-only ice cream would be “gross,” so he added the maple and French toast element to give it a sweet and salty balance.

The ice cream is a part of a line of new flavors marketed as “Only in Jersey.”

‘Brooklyn Bull’ died after arriving at sanctuary


A bull that drew national attention when it roamed through the streets of Brooklyn last fall after escaping from a slaughterhouse died shortly after it was taken to a New Jersey farm.

Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue owner Mike Stura tells NJ.com that the 1-year-old bull named Shankar died of a respiratory disease a few weeks after he was taken to the Wantage Township center.

Stura says the bull’s death wasn’t a secret, but he didn’t seek to bring attention to it.

Shankar made headlines last October when he escaped and ran through Brooklyn for several hours. He was eventually caught by police on a soccer field in Prospect Park.

Stura says the young bull was “happy” and “becoming more friendly” on his farm before he died.

Man literally trips up suspect outside library


Police in Ohio’s capital city say fancy footwork outside a library tripped up an armed suspect’s efforts to flee from police.

WCMH-TV reports a man identified by Columbus police only as “Bill” is seen in a video April 3 sticking out his leg and sending a man with a handgun tucked in his waistband tumbling to the ground. Bill was alerted by police sirens that day while waiting for his granddaughter outside the library.

Columbus police say Bill’s intervention may have saved the suspect’s life, allowing officers to catch up and arrest him without shots being fired. The suspect’s handgun, loaded with 29 rounds in a magazine, fell to the ground and was recovered by police.

The man was arrested. It’s unclear what prompted officers to begin chasing him.

Associated Press

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