SCHOOL ASKS STUDENTS TO CUT BACK ON BODY SPRAY:
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school wants its students to cut back on the body spray.
Freedom High School in Bethlehem says one of its students was recently taken to a hospital after being exposed to Axe Body Spray. Now, officials are asking students to stop using it as a cologne or fragrance while attending the school.
Unilever, which makes Axe, says it is looking into the report. The company says in a statement that the safety and well-being of users "is always our first priority" and consumers with concerns should call the toll-free number on the back of the package.
TEEN SENTENCED TO NOT SAY "BINGO" FOR 6 MONTHS: COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Calling out "bingo" when you don't have one can get you in trouble in northern Kentucky.
Ask Austin Whaley.
The 18-year-old man was recently sentenced to refrain from saying "bingo" for six months. That's because he and several other teens did that at a Covington bingo hall.
An off-duty police officer working security cited Whaley for second-degree disorderly conduct. The affidavit stated the prank disrupted the game for several minutes and alarmed patrons.
Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus didn't send Whaley to jail, but told him to not even use the word for a while.
Grothaus said Whaley was a good kid who hadn't been in trouble before. He said the court must also have a sense of humor.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITY PARTNERS WITH RAPPER: OTISVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan medical marijuana facility is partnering with a member of the Grammy-winning rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to cultivate and distribute a new strain of medical marijuana.
The Green Oasis and Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse have agreed to work together on "Phifty Caliber Kush," which they say has a noticeable floral taste and is an effective pain reliever.
The Flint-area dispensary's owner, Anthony Butler, calls the new pot strain "the best of the best."
Besides distributing "Phifty Caliber Kush," The Green Oasis could begin selling merchandise and possibly host a visit from Howse.
MICHIGAN VOTERS APPROVED MARIJUANA FOR SOME CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS IN 2008.
NO SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR JAILED COUNTY EXEC IN MD.: ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland county executive serving a sentence for misconduct has made special requests for Cheerios, skim milk, bananas and orange juice. And jail officials say those and other requests have been denied.
The superintendent of the county's detention facilities, Terry Kokolis, said in a statement Monday that John Leopold "has burdened staff with multiple special requests and needs that have not and will not be provided."
Leopold, a former Anne Arundel County Executive, is serving 30 days in jail. Authorities said that, among other things, he forced members of his security detail to perform campaign work and had another county employee empty his urinary catheter bag.
200 CHICKS STOLEN FROM MASS. FARM : ASHBURNHAM, Mass. (AP) — A central Massachusetts farmer says 200 chicks have been stolen from their pen at his farm and he suspects animal rights activists are to blame.
Keith Kopley at Kalon Farm in Ashburnham says the Cornish cross chicks hatched in Pennsylvania were delivered on March 13.
He put them in a sawdust-lined wooden pen with two heat lamps and posted a photo on Facebook of them swarming about their feeders and water dish.
Kopley doesn't think the theft was profit motivated, because expensive power tools nearby were left behind. He says there's no evidence a predator got in the pen.