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Jersey mayor finds lost cat in home’s wall

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. – Mayor Peter Massa put out a citywide catcall when his Maine Coon disappeared. Massa had an automatic call sent to 8,500 voters on Wednesday asking for help finding Max.

Turns out he didn’t have to look that far. Massa’s wife, Val, said 14-year-old Max was found inside a wall of their house the morning of April 17. He had been missing since April 15.

Val Massa said she doesn’t know how the 20-pound cat got in the 5-inch hole under the stairs. Max was dehydrated and hungry, but otherwise fine.

The Massas had also offered a $500 reward.

Woman gives birth to rare quadruplets, 3 identical

TOWSON, Md. – A mother has given birth to a rare set of quadruplets in which three of the four boys are identical. The boys were born 11 weeks premature in January at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. The parents introduced themselves and their boys at a news conference April 18.

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There are fewer than 100 documented cases of “identical triplets plus one” in the United States, hospital officials said.

Two embryos were implanted into the mother, and both were fertilized, hospital spokesman Michael Schwartzberg said. One of them split, then split again, creating the identical triplets.

The boys were delivered by Caesarean section Jan. 29, their mother’s 32nd birthday. Joshua Drew was born first, then Gavin Michael, Cody Benjamin and finally Logan Christopher, the non-identical one, Schwartzberg said.

The babies were treated at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, and all four have been home in Belcamp for about 2 1/2 weeks, Schwartzberg said.

Truckload of human feces spills on Indiana roadway

CROWN POINT, Indiana – Indiana 55 has reopened after a truckload of human feces spilled onto the roadway in northwestern Indiana’s Crown Point.

The driver told police he was hauling treated human feces from a water recycling plant in Portage when the load spilled about 10:30 a.m. on April 17.

The Lake County hazardous materials response team came to clean up the mess, along with the Crown Point Fire Department and Indiana State Police.

The northbound and southbound lanes of the highway were closed during the cleanup.

The Indiana Department of Transportation cited the driver for an unsecured load.

Students arrested for trying to steal baby gator

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Five Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students are behind bars for trying to steal a baby alligator from a miniature golf course in Daytona Beach.

Police say the students were booked into the Volusia County Jail Thursday morning on a felony charge of attempting to capture an alligator.

The students are accused of climbing down into the alligator exhibit at the Congo River Miniature Golf Course with duct tape. The students ran when officers spotted them. But the students were eventually caught.

Bond was set at $1,000. The students are either freshmen or sophomores at the university.

The manager of the golf course said surveillance tapes will be turned over to police.