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Saturday
Jun082013

911 Caller Sees Alligator by Road in California

L.A. County Sheriff's Department(LANCASTER, Calif.) -- A startled woman in Lancaster, Calif., called 911 Tuesday morning after seeing an alligator on the side of the road.

“I just saw a couple of girls carrying an alligator!” the woman told a 911 dispatcher.

The alligator was being transported in a van when it went to the bathroom in its cage. In order to clean out the cage, two females removed the alligator from the van.

“Could it have been a lizard?” a 911 dispatcher asked the woman.

“No it was like 4 feet long!” the woman said.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statement, “The caller feared that the female was about to abandon the beast in the desert.”

LASD deputies stopped the van to learn that the females were part of the “Zoo to You” program in Paso Robles, Calif. Deputies also found a baby kangaroo in the same van. The women planned to show the animals to the students of Quartz Hill Elementary School.

But on Tuesday morning, the alligator and baby kangaroo were stars in Lancaster as deputies took pictures of the animals before sending them on their way.

The deputies parted ways after saying “see you later alligator,” according to an L.A. County Sheriff’s statement.

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Tuesday
Jan112011

Southeast Thaws Out as Winter Storm Heads North

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The winter storm that grounded travelers and created icy roads across the southeast Monday is heading toward the northeast on Tuesday.

As it moves up the coast, weather forecasters said it will combine with snow from the midwest, bringing eight to 16 inches of snow in some areas, particularly in New England and New York's Long Island.

"It will be intensifying rapidly later today and tonight as it moves north," National Weather Service Meteorologist Christopher Hedge told ABC News Radio.  "And some heavy snow will be moving into the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, especially along the I-95 corridor from New Jersey all the way up through Boston."

Snow is expected to arrive Tuesday night and into the overnight with the heaviest snow to fall east of New York City.  It's the third time since Christmas a snowstorm has headed to the northeast.

Connecticut resident Denise Creacy says it's too much.  "I need a break but everybody's getting it.  My brother's from Atlanta and he texted me.  He goes, 'It shut down the city we have six inches,'" Creacy told ABC News Radio.  "'I'm like, six inches, what's that.'  Get your broom, you'll be fine."

From the Carolinas to Georgia to Tennessee, Southeast residents face lingering problems as authorities work to restore power and commuters drive on ice-covered roads.

The storm dropped about 15 inches of snow in parts of Jackson County, North Carolina, Monday.

Atlanta drivers are facing chaotic conditions after four-to-seven inches of snow and sleet turned many of the interstates into sheets of ice.  But the icy roads aren't their only concern.  About 1,000 people in the Atlanta area are still without power.

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