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Vt. college euthanizes farm ox at center of uproar
POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont college has euthanized one of its farm oxen that are at the center of an uproar over the college's decision to process the animals into meat.
Green Mountain College in Poultney says the ox, named Lou, was put down Sunday. A recurring injury to his hind leg had been deteriorating.
Lou and another ox named Bill were retired this summer from the college's working farm. The school plans to turn them into beef to be served in the college dining hall.
That decision has drawn fire from animal rights activists who wanted the oxen spared and had found a sanctuary for them.
The college says Bill will stay at the school farm and receive care consistent with appropriate livestock practices.
Posted: Sunday, November 11 2012, 01:28 PM CST
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Suspect caught in series of Stillwater robberies
May 23, 2013 07:46 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Stillwater say they believe a suspect in custody is responsible for a series of store robberies that began in January.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jackson Pascal Rwezaula is held on complaints for two of the robberies.
The Stillwater News-Press reports (http://is.gd/GLCxxC ) Rwezaula (weh-zahl-uh) refuses to speak to investigators.
Dickerson said the robberies confounded police for months, to the point that the investigation became personal.
Officials say the suspect's face showed up clearly in a security image from one of the robberies and a tipster gave Rwezaula's name.
Police say they recovered disguises and other evidence allegedly linking Rwezaula to the crimes.
Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com
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