Last Update on September 29, 2014 09:10 GMT
POT BUST-YOUTUBE TIP
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's the high-tech equivalent of dropping a dime. Police in Las Vegas say an anonymous tipster clued them in on YouTube pot growing videos. Police busted Jason Pelletier after they say he posted videos of his indoor grow operation. According to authorities, 67 pot plants and six and a-half pounds of dried weed were found in the Pelletiers' home. Investigators tell the Las Vegas Sun Pelletier and his wife Stephanie will be charged with possession with intent to sell and other marijuana charges.
BOMB SCARE-TV CREW
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It could have been a scene out of a reality show. But in this case a realty TV crew was at the center of a scene, as authorities say passengers were ordered off a plane at LAX. The bomb squad was called to Los Angeles International Airport over a piece of luggage. Wires were sticking out of a passenger's bag. But it turns out the luggage contained video equipment. City News Service reports airport police interviewed four members of the TV crew and their story checked out.
CROSS COUNTRY MEET-BEAR
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- One high school cross country meet was a real bear. A black bear ambled on to the course of a cross country meet in Ketchikan, Alaska, forcing most of the field to re-run the course. Taylee Nyquest first spotted the bear and shouted a warning to coaches. She led the first heat of runners and wasn't happy to have to re-run the course. While the Thorne Bay High student's time was about a minute slower than usual, she did well enough to make the state meet. She tells KRBD the wildlife encounter was the perfect opportunity to "run like there's a bear chasing you."
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- It's a real fish story -- or make that a robo-fish story. Michigan State University is using a $1 million federal grant to build a better robo-fish. The idea is to create a robotic fish that can swim with trout, walleye, sturgeon, and other Great Lakes species. Researchers say the robo-fish will have the underwater equivalent of GPS to track the position of fish as they feed and migrate.