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Exotic Cat on the Loose

An exotic African serval cat is on the loose in Washington State. The feline is named Tango, and according to Gig Harbor police the pet escaped on Sunday, reports KING-TV.

Tango’s owner Salan Weier said the six-year-old cat will likely run away if approached, and can reach up to 40 mph for sustained distances. She said, “More than likely, he’s going to run away from everybody. He’s afraid of everything. He’s used to dogs, so dogs don’t bother him. He’s not gonna harm a dog.”

However, it is not the first time he has wandered away. Tango also escaped two years ago.

Tango is 40 pounds, 3 feet long and 2 and a half feet tall. His owners say Tango may hiss and bare his teeth at strangers, but is declawed and does not bite.

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Woman Reports to Jail with Meth

Friendly advice, you should never bring drugs with you when you are reporting for jail. A Polk County sheriff’s deputy arrested a Des Moines woman last week for bringing drugs into a jail, reports the Iowa-City Press Citizen.

Des Moines resident Debra Ann Sly, who was attempting to do the right thing by turning herself in to Polk County sheriff’s deputies for a prior outstanding warrant, forgot that she had a bag of methamphetamine in her pants pocket.

The meth dropped to the floor as Sly was being processed to enter the Polk County jail on the unrelated warrants. Those warrants were issued on March 27 for failing to appear for a disposition bond hearing after violating a no-contact order, according to court records.

A criminal complaint filed by the Polk County sheriff’s deputy says, “During the intake process, a small clear plastic baggy containing a white crystalline substance fell out of her pants onto the booking room floor.” The report continues, “The approximate weight of the substance was .4 grams, and the substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.”

Sly was arrested on the spot, and she now faces a new charge — possession of a controlled substance. She will be arraigned on the drug charge on May 21.

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Common Sleep Myths Harmful to Your Health

When it comes to sleep, there are some common myths that can do you harm, according to the NYU School of Medicine.

Their scientists pored through more than 8,000 websites and zeroed in on 20 sleep myths that will not do your body good.

Here are some of the myths they’ve busted, with the help of study leader Dr. Rebecca Robbins, an epidemiologist at the NYU School of Medicine.

1. Five hours of sleep is plenty: “We have extensive evidence to show sleeping five hours or less consistently, increases your risk greatly for adverse health consequences” — these included heart attacks and strokes — and a shorter life expectancy. The recommended amount is 7-8 hours.

2. Snoring is harmless: It could be a sign of sleep apnea, which may lead to heart stoppages or other cardiovascular events.

3. Booze helps you sleep better: In fact, hooch prevents you from getting deep sleep. “It may help you fall asleep, but it dramatically reduces the quality of your rest that night,” Dr. Robbins says.

4. Watching TV helps you doze off: Between the blue light from your screen, and the content of the news in this day and age, it’s not a great idea: “Often if we’re watching the television it’s the nightly news… it’s something that’s going to cause you insomnia or stress right before bed when we’re trying to power down and relax,” Robbins says.

5. Hitting snooze helps your sleep: Nope. “Your body will go back to sleep, but it will be very light, low-quality sleep.”

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Cereal Marshmallows in Bulk

If someone in your household eats all the tasty marshmallow bits out of the Lucky Charms box, leaving you with the cardboard-like cereal, your dreams have come true. Amazon now selling a 3 pound bag of dehydrated marshmallows for $20. Reviewers note they taste pretty much the same as the ones that come in the Lucky Charms box, and you can shovel these in by the fistful without the silly cereal taking up space.

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Wife: “Am I pretty?” Husband: (Silence). Ending: Arrest.

Not that any gentleman should need reminding, but when your lady love asks you if she’s pretty, silence is definitely NOT the correct answer.

According to the Laredo Morning Times, police in Laredo, Texas responded to a domestic call last Tuesday night, during which 20-year-old Lizeth Guadalupe Ramirez told officers her common-law husband had attempted to strangle her.

Hubby, however, had a different story. He told officers that he and his sweetie pie had been at the movies earlier, and at one point, Ramirez had asked him if he thought she was pretty. He didn’t reply — he said, because he hadn’t heard the question.

Clearly, Ramirez didn’t believe him. She reportedly became agitated, which prompted them to ditch the movies early and head home. Hubby says his little dumplin’ struck him several times on the drive home, and allegedly pushed and struck him some more once they arrived home. Just for good measure, Ramirez also allegedly assaulted a relative who tried to break up the ruckus.

Police clearly believed hubby’s version of events. Ramirez was arrested and charged with two counts of family violence assault.

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Grossklaus joins UnitedOne as Senior Business Loan Specialist

Jason Grossklaus.jpgUnitedOne Credit Union has added Jason Grossklaus as its Senior Business Loan Specialist.

Grossklaus brings 14 years of credit union experience to UnitedOne, including previously working as a Business Loan Officer at Altra Federal Credit Union in La Crosse.

The Eau Claire native is quickly immersing himself in the lakeshore communities UnitedOne serves, becoming a board member of Progress Lakeshore and an ambassador for Manitowoc’s Chamber of Commerce.

“He treated us as though he had been with us since day one of starting our business,” said Lynn Lemberger of Manitowoc Transport, LLC. “He was very prompt in responding to our needs and questions.  Great experience!”

After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Grossklaus enhanced his skills through the CUNA Business Lending School and NAFCU Management Development School.

Grossklaus takes pride in going the extra mile to help local businesses prosper. He can be reached at 920-652-2572 or jgrossklaus@UnitedOne.org.

UnitedOne Credit Union has branches in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and is open to everyone living or working in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee and Door counties. The credit union serves consumers and small to mid-sized businesses. For more information, visit http://www.UnitedOne.org.