Last Update on March 14, 2014 09:11 GMT
OLEY, Pa. (AP) -- It's crushing news for a Pennsylvania trade school -- their Dodge Viper has to be junked. Chrysler donated the '96 GTS to the Berks Career and Technology Center in 1999. Hundreds of students have worked on it since. But there's a catch. Chrysler maintained ownership and the school would someday be required to destroy the muscle car. The school's Robert Lees says that time has come. Chrysler says the car is now outdated and not street legal. Lees tells the Reading Eagle that Chrysler requires photos or video of the car being crushed as proof.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) -- It's no typo. The young aardvark at the Detroit Zoo is named named Kaatie. That's with a double "A" -- just like aardvark. The long-snouted animal was born about a month ago and weighed four pounds. Kaatie has more than quadrupled in size. Mature aardvarks can top 100 pounds and six feet in length. Zoo officials say as the weather warms, the aardvarks will move outside in a habitat near the giraffes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rover's on a health kick. Spending on pets is at an all time high in the U.S. The American Pet Products Association reports we're shelling out nearly 60 billion bucks a year on our animals. People are buying special food for their pets to eat and purified water for them to drink. Of course, we want Fido and Fluffy to be comfortable so they have their own beds and even heating pads. The association says empty-nesters are now spending more on their four-legged children.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Transportation Department is turning thumbs-down on a draft brewery's sign. It's painted green and yellow to look like an official highway sign complete with a directional arrow. Highway department officials want the Woodland Empire Ale Craft sign taken down, because it might confuse drivers. Brewery owner Dusty Schmidt tells KTVB-TV he checked with Boise city officials first. But the highway department is claiming jurisdiction. Schmidt says he's disappointed but his sign will be removed.