Thursday, August 02, 2007

A couple of interesting stories from late local news...

I generally don't watch much of the late local news on the Evansville news stations that cover our area unless I know there is a story specifically about the OC or if I'm going to be on it. That being said, I watched a lot of the news last night for no reason I can think of, but it paid off.

One story was hilarious and one was really interesting.

First, the hilarious story. It's a story about a dog that was buried in a Uniontown, Ky. cemetery. This cemetery was very overgrown and the owner of this deceased dog seems to have brought the cemetery back to life, pardon the pun, by mowing it and helping to keep it nice. I don't think the text version of this story mentions this, but they did last night on the news.

Anyway, this woman recently raised the money to put a nice headstone on the dog's grave. It's not a big stone and only has a short phrase on it.

It has the outline of a little dog and says "In Memory of Sh*#head"

That's right, the dog's name was Sh*#head. Needless to say, people are a little upset.

The other story was about a woman who was pulled over for running a red light. This woman was pulled over a few times last year for not wearing a seatbelt and she contended that she was both times she was stopped. After being pulled over both times, she bought a cheap digital camera and mounted it on her dash with velcro.

Now every time she goes through an intersection she snaps a picture or two.

Not too long ago she was pulled over for running a red light. She contended that she did not to the officer, but he wrote her a ticket anyway. When she showed up in court she had two photos from that intersection.

The first was behind a white van that the cop said ran the light too and all the vehicles were sitting at a red light. The second was the van just entering the intersection under a green light.

So the photos saved her a $500 fine even though the prosecution pleaded to the judge for some reason and the judge told them to move on. There were 15 other people in the courtroom there for running red lights.

That being said, I wonder if the good folks at Fox 7 News are going to pick up on the fact that this woman was given a ticket for something she obviously didn't do. Making one wonder what this cop was doing giving her a ticket for something he obviously didn't witness.

Not only that, there were 15 other people in that courtroom that paid a $500 fine for something that, since they didn't have photographic evidence to prove they didn't actually run the red lights, turns into a "their word against the cops" situation.

That's kind of scary. I'm glad I don't go to Evansville that often.

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