Last Update on April 15, 2014 09:09 GMT
ARMY AMPUTEE MARATHONER
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Edward Lychik plans to be running in next week's Boston Marathon. No one is more amazed than his physical therapist. Lychik is an Army combat veteran, who lost his left leg in Afghanistan. But the 26-plus mile marathon is just the beginning for the Washington state vet. He tells the News Tribune his next goal is to run a 100-mile ultra-marathon. Lychik says he views his prosthetic leg as a tool to inspire others.
COUNTRY CLUB STENCH
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) -- The funk at a defunct golf course is getting the owner in legal trouble. People have been complaining about the stink rising from the now closed Escondido Country Club in San Diego County. The owner is being cited for creating a public nuisance because of the use of chicken poop as fertilizer. Club owner Stuck in the Rough LLC faces fines of $10,000 a day. An attorney for the owner tells U-T San Diego the fertilizer was legal to use and was removed after the complaints.
STOLEN CAR-COURT DATE
SONORA, Calif. (AP) -- Next time he might want to take a bus. Police in Sonora, California, charge James Manning stole a car so he could make a court appearance. Police got a call from an auto dealership in Redding reporting that a car was stolen. GPS tracking traced it to a parking spot in front of a county courthouse. Manning and his wife were busted on suspicion of vehicle theft and possession of a controlled substance. Manning's wife, Teresa Castillo, told officers her husband had bought the car for $200 so they could drive to his court date.
FIRE DEPARTMENT-LOST KEYS
PHOENIX (AP) -- You know what a hassle it can be when you lose you keys. Now, imagine losing more than 800 of them. The Phoenix Fire Department says it can't account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes. Those keys allow firefighters responding to alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes. Deputy Chief David Carter blames poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys. But he says there's no indication they have been used in crimes. Carter adds the department will now replace the locks on 9,000 lock boxes.