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MAN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH DOG MOVES BEYOND PETTING: SHERIFF
A Spotsylvania man's family turned him in to police after he admitted to "fooling around" with the family dog, according to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. Robert John Ward, 66, was arrested Monday for alleged bestiality. Deputies began investigating Ward after a family member called authorities with the allegation. (NBCWashington.com)
UK TROOPS SAY GOODBYE TO GOAT
The Royal Welsh Regiment is saying farewell to a four-legged military buddy. After seven years of U.K. Army service, Billy the goat, whose full name is William Windsor, retired amid pomp and ceremony on Wednesday. The nine-year-old will enjoy his retirement at a zoo outside of London. (MSNBC)
GET TO ZEE CHOPPA!
Ready to flex their pecs and strike a pose, bodybuilders at the Belgian championships scattered when doping officials showed up. After a spate of positive doping tests in recent years in Belgium, the event had been moved across the Dutch border to Vlissingen for the weekend competition. "They must have felt safe out there," doping official Hans Cooman told the Associated Press on Monday. (USA Today)
HOW NOT TO HIRE A CHEF
Near the tail end of his Southern road trip, Andy Shallal had come to a horrible realization: The winner of the Top Chef-like contest he’d staged wasn’t the right man to lead the kitchen in his new restaurant after all. At the time of his epiphany in late March, Shallal and Chris Newsome, the lone chef standing after the grueling competition, were both silently milling around the New Orleans airport, fresh off a multiday tour of the South to sample the food that would define their project. Shallal, to be fair, wasn’t the only one in crisis. (Washington City Paper)