Shelter numbers increase

By MARK ROGERS,

Buck the dog made a lot of friends roaming down Second Street in recent weeks. But when they reported him to the Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter, it revealed an all-too-common problem: The owner, when contacted by the shelter, said he simply didn’t want the pet.




Smugglers busted

By MARK ROGERS,

No frisking, no matter how thorough, would have unearthed this contraband.

A paraplegic woman and an inmate are now facing charges after allegedly conspiring to get marijuana into the Marion-Walthall Correctional Facility via their most sensitive areas. Officers seized the pot Sunday after the bizarre encounter.




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