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POSTED April 2, 2013 7:35 p.m.

CHIPS ARE DOWN AND OUT: PHILLY SNACK TRUCK TAKEN: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chips are down — and out — after Philadelphia police say someone drove a snack truck away from a city convenience store.

Police have continued to search for the Herr's potato chip truck that was parked in front of a 7-Eleven on Tuesday morning while the driver was making a delivery.

The driver left the keys in the truck and someone jumped in an drove away in the truck shortly before 8 a.m.

PA. INMATE DENIES HIDING PHONE IN PROSTHETIC LEG: UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cell phone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo shorts when he reported in 2011 to serve a sentence for driving on a suspended license.

Greer says he kept the phone because inmates at the Fayette County lockup 40 miles south of Pittsburgh must pay $4 per call.

Greer pleaded guilty Tuesday, but the warden doesn't believe Greer smuggled the phone in either his pocket or his leg, as county detectives charged. Brian Miller says both would have been searched too thoroughly for that.

WASHINGTON STATE DISPATCHER SENDS MOM TO RESCUE: CATHLAMET, Wash. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff's office patrol boat.

The sheriff's office says a 45-year-old kayaker was hanging onto a log piling Sunday after her kayak sank in swift current near a jetty.

Wahkiakum County dispatcher Raedyn Grasseth notified the sheriff's office and then realized her mother, Cindy Faubion, and other members of Grasseth's family lived nearby and could get there quicker.

They paddled to the piling in a kayak and skiff and rescued the kayaker.

The kayaker was cold and shaken but didn't need medical attention.

 

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