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DEPUTIES HELP DUMPSTER-DIVING BEAR

KINGS BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Northern California have helped a massive dumpster-diving bear get out of a sticky situation.

Placer (PLAS’-ur) County sheriff’s deputies found the bear trapped Monday in a locked trash bin in Kings Beach, on Lake Tahoe’s northern shore.

Video the agency posted to Facebook shows a deputy shining a flashlight on the dumpster and the bear suddenly popping its head out. As the startled deputy jumps back, others laugh and say “whoa!”

A Deputy unlocked the dumpster from a distance and flung open one of the doors on top. The bear was stuck in a smaller opening in the top of the other doors, but eventually drops down, pushes it open just like the Deputy did and lumbers out.

The deputies recognized the bear they’ve dubbed “T-Shirt” for a patch of white fur on its chest. The agency says the animal has had run-ins with deputies before.

ALASKA UNIVERSITY TAKING PB&J AS PAYMENT FOR PARKING TICKETS

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Anyone with unpaid parking fines at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has the option to reduce or cover the cost of their tickets with peanut butter and jelly. KTUU-TV reports the university will take donations for their annual payment tradition until Nov. 8 to help combat student hunger. Officials say two 16-ounce jars offer a $10 credit, three jars offer a $35 credit and five jars offer a $60 credit.

University officials say each person could use PB&J payments for two citations issued within the past 45 days.

Officials say any unopened commercially produced nut butter-almond, cashew, peanut butter or any flavor jam, jelly, marmalade or preserves would be accepted.

MANGOES SPILLED FROM TRUCK IN MARYLAND MAKE FOR MORNING TRAFFIC MESS

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Mangoes spilling from an overturned tractor trailer caused a not-so-sweet morning commute on the Beltway in Maryland.

News outlets report the truck overturned early Wednesday on Interstate 495 in Bethesda. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer says one person sustained minor injuries.

It’s unclear what caused the truck to roll onto its side. The Washington Post reports that traffic backed up for miles around 6 a.m. while two lanes of the highway were closed.

MOVE OVER NIKE, CALL UNDER ARMOUR

BOSTON (AP) _ Move over, Nike. Call Under Armour, now. Boston College graduate transfer guard Derryck Thornton made a quick cut near the foul line driving toward to the lane and split the bottom of his left Under Armour sneaker during the first half of the season opener against Wake Forest.

When the 6-foot-3 guard backed out and dribbled out to midcourt, he looked down and the bottom of his sneaker was slightly hanging off. During a timeout, he took off the white sneakers and put on a pair of maroon ones and stayed in the game.

Last season, then-Duke star Zion Williamson made a quick move at the foul line against North Carolina and sprained his right knee when his left Nike sneaker came apart, forcing him into an awkward-almost-split.

Williamson was the NBA’s first overall pick by New Orleans in June.

Associated Press

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