3 Top Stories from Home and Away
By P.M. Fadden
WORLD VIEW – The Pen vs. the Pistol
Hundreds of young Libyans attended Tripoli’s recent second Comic Con festival, many dressing as characters from American and Japanese comics, only to be arrested by the nation’s Special Deterrent Forces [SDF], reports BBC Africa.
The SDF is loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord and eyewitnesses said that organizers, participants and visitors were detained.
The armed group shut down the comic book convention in capital Tripoli because it breached the country’s “morals and modesty.”
NATIONWIDE – Blue the new Red
CBS Philadelphia reports catch of a rare blue lobster by Sea Isle City fisherman.
The undisputed highlight of a four day fishing trip, the brilliant blue lobster was caught eighty-five miles from the New Jersey shore.
Boat ‘Two Dukes’ plucked the 1.5-lbs. nautical anomaly from the ocean floor at a depth of seven hundred feet.
The fisherman stated hopes that the rare lobster would find its way to an aquarium for others to also enjoy.
FRONTIER FOCUS – Train Tragedy
A railroad spokesman said an Alaska Railroad train hit a sled dog team at a crossing north of Nenana, killing two dogs.
The crossing, reports Alaska Dispatch News, has no arms or other barriers but is marked with the standard railroad crossing sign. The musher was on a four-wheeler pulled by dogs on a training run and approached the tracks at what is known as Manley Road crossing.
According to what the train crew relayed, the musher was trying to stop short of the tracks, but the dogs pulled on.
The musher asked not to be named and the railroad has no reason to do so.