Krispy Kreme reverses course, allows student doughnut resale service
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There’s a sweet ending for a Minnesota college student who has been going in circles to sell hundreds of boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts every weekend.
Jayson Gonzalez had faced a sticky situation when Krispy Kreme warned him to stop reselling the sugary confections in the Twin Cities every weekend after transporting hundreds of boxes in his car from an Iowa town. He had been driving 270 miles and then charging $17 to $$20 dollars per box. Krispy Kreme said it had lability concerns.
The company has now glazed over its issues and says Gonzalez, an accounting major at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, can operate as an independent contractor. And it’s sprinkled the agreement with a 500-dozen doughnut donation.
Teacher saves caged puppy from drowning in Illinois lake
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A teacher who rescued a caged puppy from drowning in a cold central Illinois lake over the weekend says the dog had been “clearly abused.”
Bryant Fritz, who teaches middle school science at Next Generation School in Champaign, was preparing to fish Saturday when he found a black and white puppy submerged in rising water and trapped inside of a dog crate in Kaufman Lake.
Fritz told The News-Gazette that he waded into waist-high, freezing water in the Champaign lake before reaching the cage. He then realized the dog had other medical issues.
He took the dog to his truck, turned up the heat as high as he could and headed to the University of Illinois Veterinary Hospital, where he had called ahead. A school spokesman says the puppy has been responding favorably to treatment for hypothermia.
Busted: Police say man helped escapees, bought them sausage
MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who rented a motel room for seven men and bought them sausage biscuits has been arrested, because authorities say the seven were escapees from a jail.
News outlets report 38-year-old Trevor Toney of Monroe was arrested last week on charges of assisting escape and accessory after the fact.
Court records say the seven men had escaped from Richland Parish Detention Center on Oct. 28.
The documents say cellphone data led investigators to a motel where Toney had rented a room. He was seen on surveillance video signaling the escapees into the room and was later seen bringing eight sausage biscuits from McDonald’s.
Deputies surrounded the motel and arrested Toney and the escapees.
‘PaddleHeads’ new moose mascot for Montana baseball team
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula, Montana, is not known for moose, but there will be a lot more “PaddleHeads” there when the next baseball season opens.
The Missoulian reports the Missoula Osprey announced plans Monday to change its name to PaddleHeads with an updated logo and merchandise displaying the moose nickname.
Officials say the team decided 11 months ago to change its nickname and received nearly 500 suggestions submitted online. Team officials were down to six finalists in March, including PaddleHeads, when they received news of a cow moose and calf roaming through downtown Missoula a block from the team office. An official says, “At that point, the PaddleHeads was born.”
The PaddleHeads logo will be on hats and shirts, and a moose mascot will roam Ogren-Allegiance Park during games.