Gone from fishin’: Tennessee man casts line, lands in jail
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man on probation for a dozen hunting violations has been sent to jail for nearly two years after he was caught fishing under a false name in neighboring Georgia.
The Tennessean newspaper reported Thursday that Georgia wildlife agents were tipped by their Tennessee counterparts that 31-year-old Kurt Wesley Ellis was fishing for trout in north Georgia with a license obtained under a false name.
Ellis, from Cleveland in southeast Tennessee, was banned from hunting or fishing on state property for at least 20 years after pleading guilty last year to 12 hunting violations. He served a short jail stint and was on probation.
Because Tennessee is part of an enforcement deal called the Wildlife Violator’s Compact, those same restrictions apply in 33 other states.
Cows hoof it after slaughterhouse truck overturns
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – Police say 12 cows being driven to the slaughterhouse made a break for freedom when the truck that was transporting them overturned in west Michigan.
Police say the bovine escapees hoofed it over highway guardrails, forced traffic detours and caused at least one accident.
The 42-year-old truck driver suffered minor injuries in the accident in Kent County about 4 a.m. Wednesday.
All but five of the fugitive cattle had been rounded up by Thursday morning.
The animals from a farm in Farwell, Mich., had been destined to end their days at a slaughterhouse in Milwaukee, Wis.
Michigan State Police Trooper Joe Young said when all the animals are captured they will be euthanized.