CT Man Charged in Cyclist’s Death; Animals Seized From Newtown Farm; US Ends Restrictions on Marijuana Research; KFC Rat Was Chicken
Things you need to know on June 23.
Thanks to MetroNews Source for the following.
- John Kimberly of New Milford was arrested yesterday and released after posting a $10,000 bond. Kimberly is facing a negligent homicide charge in an accident that killed cyclist Dwight Hipp in 2014.
- Connecticut officials seized nine horses, two dogs and over 30 cats from a home in Newtown. The horses, who were reportedly malnourished, have been taken to the state's large animal rehabilitation in Niantic. State officials are expecting to charge horse owners Patricia Whitehead and Steve Gabriel with animal cruelty.
- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy lifted a requirement yesterday that all marijuana research be subject to government review. Pot is currently the only Schedule-1 drug prohibited from being produced privately for research. A spokesperson for the White House said removing that barrier will help facilitate further research into the medical use of marijuana.
- Remember the hot story out of Compton, California with the guy claiming that his order of chicken tenders from KFC had a crispy fried rat inside the box. Well, results from a third-party independent lab test released Monday show the meat was only shaped like a rat and it had a long string of breading attached to it. The man's picture of the rat-like chicken of course went viral, and now KFC wants him to apologize.
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