September 10, 2013 in Nation/World

In brief: Horseman saddled with charges

From Wire Reports

BOULDER, Colo. – University of Colorado police arrested a man suspected of going on a drunken horseback ride through the city of Boulder.

Patrick Neal Schumacher, of Colorado Springs, faces several charges, including animal cruelty and riding under the influence of alcohol.

Schumacher, 45, had a small pug named Bufford in his backpack, police said, as well as beer cans and a black-powder pistol in his saddlebag. Officers said he told them he was traveling from Larkspur, Colo., to his brother’s wedding in Bryce, Utah, and that he had to make the 600-mile journey by horse because he lost his driver’s license.

Execution delayed for fundraiser

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says it was wrong for her office to seek to delay the execution of a former escort service owner because of a campaign fundraiser.

Gov. Rick Scott delayed the execution of convicted killer Marshall Lee Gore from today until Oct. 1 at Bondi’s request. The execution date conflicted with a Bondi fundraiser.

Furry mayor returns to catbird seat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of an Alaska town, has recovered enough after a dog mauling to be released from the animal hospital.

The cat’s owner, Lauri Stec, made the long drive from Talkeetna to pick him up Monday, according to a store clerk.

The village of 900 elected the cat, 16, in a write-in campaign 15 years ago.

Boy hurt on park ride leaves hospital

HARTFORD, Conn. – An 8-year-old boy injured in a Connecticut amusement ride accident has been released from the hospital.

Norwalk police said the boy was discharged from Norwalk Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Twelve others taken to hospitals were treated and released Sunday.

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