FOUND CAT INFORMATION
- Cargo workers found Pumpkin at Denver International Airport yesterday.
- She was tired and hungry.
- Vets treated her for starvation and extreme dehydration.
- She had spent three weeks in the cargo hold of a passenger jet.
- The airplane was owned by United Airlines.
- Pumpkin is a 12-year-old orange tabby cat.
- She flew to Germany from England last month.
- Her owner’s name is Andrea Barlow of Washington, DC, who was on a vacation and always travels with her pet.
- When Barlow went to retrieve the cat in Munich she found the cat’s carrier broken and empty.
- The vets say Pumpkin is doing well and could be well enough to return to Washington by this weekend.
- United says it will fly Pumpkin home in the passenger cabin.
- Crews had been searching for the cat since Barlow’s flight Dec. 28.
- It was nowhere to be found until yesterday.
- The Boeing 777 carrying Pumpkin has flown routes throughout Europe and North America during the time Pumpkin was on it.
- The information came from Julie Austin, spokeswoman for United Airlines hub in Denver.
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A stow-away cat that traveled across Europe and North America for three weeks in the cargo hold of a United Airlines jet will finally make it home, an airline official said.
Pumpkin, a 12-year-old orange tabby, got loose from its pet crate during a flight from England to Munich on Dec. 28, and apparently remained on the plane until cargo workers found the cat in the belly of the Boeing 777 ****yesterday**** at Denver International Airport, said Julie Austin, spokeswoman for the United hub in Denver.
The cat was being treated for starvation and extreme dehydration, but is likely to be well enough to be flown to her owner, Andrea Barlow of Washington, D.C., this weekend, Austin said. This time, Austin said, Pumpkin will fly in the passenger cabin.
CAR CRASH INFORMATION
- George Calderon was 23.
- He lived in Bowling Green.
- He was a passenger in a 2004 Chrysler Sebring.
- The Sebring was being driven by a 22-year-old driver whose name was not released.
- The car was traveling south on 35th Ave. through a construction zone.
- It was about 2 a.m.
- The car went off the road, across a sidewalk and into a ditch, police said.
- The ditch was near 35th Avenue and Osborn Road.
- The driver was not seriously injured.
- Calderon was pronounced dead at the seen.
- Calderon was a 2009 graduate of Bowling Green High School and was attending Western Kentucky University.
- Police said alcohol may have been a factor.
- They are still investigating.
- The information came from Trooper Robert Dowling, spokesman for the Kentucky State Police post in Bowling Green.
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A Western Kentucky University student died xxxxxx after the car in which he was a passenger crashed into a ditch near 35th Avenue and Osborn Road, police said.
George Calderon, 23, of Bowling Green, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Trooper Robert Dowling of the Kentucky State Police. Calderon was a 2009 graduate of Bowling Green High School and was attending WKU, Dowling said.
The accident happened about 2 a.m., when the 2004 Chrysler Sebring Calderon was riding in left the road in a construction zone, crossed a sidewalk and came to rest in a ditch, Dowling said. Police did not release the name of the 22-year-old driver, who was not seriously injured, but said alcohol may have been involved.
CONCERT RIOT INFORMATION
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony had a concert on Friday.
- It was at the Warner Grand Theatre.
- A fight broke out.
- Police were called.
- They wore riot gear.
- There was crowd of about five hundred people that they dispersed.
- That was around ten-thirty in the evening.
- One person was arrested. Police said he took a swing at a police officer.
- They arrested him for resisting arrest.
- Authorities said another person was injured.
- They wouldn’t say what his name was.
- He was struck in the head with a barstool and beaten unconscious.
- Mark Jauregui was the one who held the briefing for reporters.
- Jauregui is a Los Angeles Police Seargent.
THIS WAS NOT A RIOT!
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CONCERT RIOT FIGHT
Police in riot gear were called to the Warner Grand Theatre late Friday after a fight broke out in a crowd of about 500 people at a Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert, authorities said.
One person was injured in the fight, Sgt. Mark Jauregui of the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was struck in the head with a barstool and beaten unconscious.
Police made one arrest after a man attempted to hit an officer, Jauregui said.
DEAD SOLDIER INFORMATION
- Collin Schockmel died Monday.
- He was 19 years old.
- In high school, he wrestled and worked as a lifeguard.
- Schockmel and his family moved to Bowling Green in 1999.
- After his junior year in high school, he dropped out of high school and went to live with his grandmother in Texas foir six months before returning to BG.
- He earned a G.E.D. and enlisted in the Army.
- Schockmel was a soldier in Iraq.
- His rank was Army Specialist (Army Spc.).
- He was on patrol in Ar Ramadi when he was killed.
- A rocket-propelled grenade hit his patrol, his family said.
- The family has not yet completed funeral plans.
- The information is from a Department of Defense press release.
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Let’s discuss Pat Tillman.
A 19-year-old soldier from Bowling Green was killed Monday in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced.
Army Spc. Collin Schockmel died after a rock-propelled grenade hit his patrol, his family said. Schockmel was on patrol in Ar Ramadi when he was killed, the Defense Department said in a press release.
Schockmel had lived in Bowling Green since 1999 and attended Bowling Green High School, where he wrestled and worked as a lifeguard. He earned a GED diploma before enlisting in the Army. Funeral arrangements are pending.
HOUSE FIRE INFORMATION
- There was a fire on Saturday.
- It was at 4912 Felicia Drive.
- Firefighters were called at twenty-two minutes after ten in the morning.
- It took them an hour and thirty minutes to put out the fire.
- The house was two-stories and had four bedrooms, three bathrooms, eleven windows, a two car garage and a porch.
- It was completely destroyed.
- Estimated damages: $201,432.12
- There were only a few items not singed.
- They were packed in boxes.
- There were two cars in the garage, both Fords and both of which the family bought less than a year ago.
- Officials said those boxes were in the garage.
- A couple different fire department people gave reporters the details.
- They said they know how the fire started.
- It started in the trash.
- A smoldering dish towel was tossed in the trash and then the family went out somewhere.
- The owner of the house is Robert and Joelle Marx. They live there with their two children, Bobby, 11, and Anna, 8.
- The family pet, a dockshound named Hot Dog, was lost in the fire.
A fire that started in the trash caused more than $200,000 in damage Saturday at a home on Felicia Drive, killing the family pet, fire officials said.
Someone put a smoldering dish towel in the trash before Robert and Joelle Marx and their two children left the home, authorities said. The family had left their dachshund named Hot Dog at home.
Firefighters were called to the four-bedroom house at 4912 Felicia Drive at 10:22 a.m. and fought the blaze for about 90 minutes. The house and most of its contents, including two vehicles in the garage, were destroyed, officials said.
NOTE: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘COMPLETELY DESTROYED.’
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