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Stinky rest room was skunk's fault

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is under arrest for taking a skunk to the rest room — and leaving it there.

Kevin Kibert (KY'-burt) told WYMT-TV in Hazard during a jailhouse interview that he didn't do it, but acknowledges he went into the restroom at a Middlesboro convenience store earlier this month.

Store manager Pamela Hobbs said Kibert walked into the restroom with a garbage bag and came back out, saying, "Sorry, man," to an employee as he left. The worker went to see what Kibert was sorry about and saw a baby skunk, which had already sprayed the men's room.

Hobbs said people would walk up the door, smell the skunk odor and leave.

The criminal mischief case against the 35-year-old Kibert was sent to a grand jury on Tuesday.

Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Pennsylvania judge fines woman who cursed at jury selection

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been fined $500 for cursing because she was frustrated with being picked to serve on a jury.

The Erie Times-News reports Erie County Judge Ernest DiSantis levied the fine Wednesday on Kathleen Port.

DiSantis told the Erie woman she was "totally out of line" and explained jury service is a duty of citizenship.

Port, whose phone number is unlisted, apologized several times but was fined nonetheless.

She told the judge she was upset because jury service would make her miss work and cost her income.

DiSantis says Port could have claimed a hardship on her jury service questionnaire, but did not.

Port was also thrown off the jury, which was picked to hear an illegal weapons case.

Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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